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

Plans for the New Playground

LaSalle II is on schedule to receive a new playground, basketball court, mural and raised growing beds on the Wolcott side of the school this coming summer! Thanks to the support of OpenLands, Alderman Moreno, and the parent Capital Campaign, our dreams of a campus re-imagination is becoming a reality.

Restaurant Day at Letizia's Fiore

Hope you can join us for the first restaurant day of the new year on Thursday Jan 16 at Letizia’s Fiore, 2456 N California Ave, Chicago, IL. The restaurant will be donating 15% of the proceeds from the whole day (7am-10pm) so hopefully you can stop in for coffee/breakfast, lunch, or dinner… it will be a fun […]


2013-14 CAPITAL CAMPAIGN and Playground update: LaSalle II families have raised $17,000 so far this school year, thank you! Three years now and $60,000 raised… our seed money has proven to the surrounding community that LaSalle II families are serious about upgrades to the school. We’ve had incredible support from Alderman Moreno, CPS,Open Lands (and […]

LaSalle II Recognized for Box Tops for Education Collections!

On December 10th LaSalle II received a trophy from Box Tops for Education. Karen Alvarez who is the Midwest region’s representative presented Jen Turner (LaSalle II’s Box Tops coordinator) with a trophy in recognition of the school’s collection efforts. Since 2010 the school has earned a total of $2,946.50!, ten cents at a time! It’s […]

Holiday Windows by LaSalle II Students

Take a stroll down Division street for some holiday cheer! Throughout the month of December enjoy the holiday windows featuring artwork from our LaSalle II students. Classrooms created holiday posters will be displayed in the windows of local businesses. Check the list below to find where your child’s classroom project will be displayed. All of […]