PTO Overview

Welcome to the LaSalle II PTO page! The PTO at LaSalle 2 is made up of teachers, staff and all parents and guardians of our students…if your kid goes to LaSalle 2 congratulations, you’re a full voting member of the PTO.

The PTO charges no dues for membership. Although we are a 501c-3 charity and fundraising is always primary in our mission, fundraising simply provides the monetary ammunition for the real work of the PTO- making parent’s voices heard.

The PTO facilitates communication in our school community via the Google Group and at our meetings and monthly coffees. The PTO takes parent concerns or big ideas to the administration and or the LSC, and through our committees has made real change for our LS2 kids and contributes greatly to our school culture.

Some of our accomplishments so far:

  • Through our Capital Campaign monies raised were leveraged for the renovation of the campus. The gardens, outdoor classrooms, playground and murals were all parent driven, community initiatives. The Capital Campaign continues today focusing on lobby and gym refurbishment, finishing the final campus phase-the field. Plans are also being formulated for the improvement of our Cafeteria.
  • We created a Parent Room for all parents to have a place to meet to conduct committee meetings, have coffee, or just hang out before or after chaperoning a field trip.
  • We formed committees to improve the culture of language in the school, to explore the idea of a World Language High School and to spearhead wellness initiatives.
  • The PTO sponsors music activities in the school, supports our teachers with monies for supplies and professional development.
  • The PTO takes parent concerns and helps bring real change to issues as varied as recess, homework, testing and bullying.

The only thing missing from the PTO is you. Your voice, your talents, your insights are vital to making the PTO a partner in the education of our children. Please feel welcome to bring any ideas or feedback to our meetings-you’ll be glad you did!

PTO Leadership

President – Irene Fiorentinos

Vice-President – Ebonie Taylor

Secretary — Michele Dreczynski

Treasurer – Jenni Young

PTO Committees

Bilingual Advisory Committee (BAC)

  • Olga Acevedo
  • Claudia Varela

Education and Wellness (EWC)

  • Michelle Hughes
  • Julie McMahon

Financial Committee

  • Jenni Young

Fundraising

  • Julie Dickinson

Kiss-N-Go

  • Irene Fiorentinos

Language Committee

  • Irene Fiorentino
  • Grant Drutchas

Parent Room (club 322)

  • Jeanne Hunt

Playground and Infrastructure Committee

  • Carrie Davis

Room Parent Committee

  • Ebonie Taylor
  • Jen Vortjcek

Sports Committee

  • Mark Ruggiero

World Language High School Committee

  • Grant Drutchas
  • Michele Dreczynski

Video from Health Family Fest

PTO News

Perujazz Field Trip

Recently our 4th and 5th grade Spanish students visited the Old Town School of Folk Music for a performance by Perujazz.

Keeping Recess Safe

Making recess run safely and smoothly is a challenge. On any given day our school needs to supervise more than 500 kids ranging from kindergarten to 8th grade, and recess times span 3 hours of the day. It takes five high energy people.

Trivia Night, 11/3

From Heather Delgado: Join us for our first LaSalle II Trivia Night. Battle for amazing prizes! Best team theme wins a prize too. Sign up as a team of up to 8 or individually and be assigned to a team. Parents, teachers, aunts, uncles let’s see what you know! $30 per participant. Space is limited.

New Water Fountains

Thanks to our Student Council, we have two new bottle fillers in the school. Each of these water fountains now have cold and filtered water. A huge thank you to last years’ Student Council! We are so excited about this new addition to our school.

Do Division Volunteers Needed

From Julie Dickinson: Do Division Family Fun Fest is around the corner – June 4-5, 12-6pm. The street festival raises funds for LaSalle II PTO and Friends of Pritzker schools. We will have a train, ponies, music stage, balloon animals, jousting, a bounce house, crafts and, new this year, the Clemente sports zone with basketball, […]