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 – Eric Monson, [email protected]

Vice-President Fundraising – Angela Liegel

Vice-President Innovation/Outreach- Wendy Weingarten

Secretary – Aura Bernson

Treasurer – Dave Yuen

PTO Committees

Bilingual Advisory Committee (BAC)

  • TBD

Education and Wellness (EWC)

  • Michelle Hughes
  • Ashley Ganbold

Financial Committee

  • David Yuen


  • Natalie Ziegenhagen


  • Taylor Muzzy

Parent Outreach Committee

  • Ashely Ganbold

Playground and Infrastructure Committee

  • Carrie Davis

Room Parent Committee

  • Nicole Hasan

Box Tops

  • Maral Eidell
  • Darcy Maxim-Otterbacher

L2 Men’s Association

  • TBD

Graphic Designers

  • Katie Haviland
  • Philip Jones

Video from Health Family Fest

PTO News

Chicago Works Grant

We are excited to share that LaSalle II has been selected as one of 21 semi finalists out of 500 applications for the Chicago Works Grant. Winners are awarded up to 1.5 million dollars to renovate public spaces. As we are all well aware, the school outdoor space is in poor condition and subject to […]

Student Fundraiser

Two of our students, Lucy L. and Vaeda V. showed their giving spirit byt raising money for LaSalle II at a recent community event. The money will be used towards helping to cover field trips costs of students in need.

New Art Installation!

We have new artwork that has been installed in the school. A huge thank you to the PTO for fundinf this project. We appreciate your support!

Spring Thaw, 3/25

Join us for Spring Thaw, our biggest event of the year, on Saturday, March 25, 2017. You can buy tickets and see the auction items with the button on this page.

Chromebooks at LaSalle II

LaSalle 2 PTO recently raised money to purchase 2 carts of Chromebooks as a big step in offering portable technology for our classrooms.