Our Mission

The Mills Lawn School (MLS) Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is an all-volunteer nonprofit 501c3 organization that strives to support students, families, and teachers, and to ensure that all Mills Lawn Students have access to full participation in Mills Lawn school, class, and grade-wide activities.


This mission is carried out through fundraising, and designing events that support Mills Lawn teachers, classes, kids and our community.


Last year, through our Street Fair and Bulldog Jog fundraisers and the gifts of our Bulldog Booster donors, PTO funded close to $10,000 of educational materials and experiences including $300 per classroom for field trips to art, history and science venues such as COSI, Carillon Park, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Springfield Museum of Art, and theatrical productions at the Kuss Auditorium in Springfield.


The money we raise goes right to where it makes a difference; our kid's educational experience. Please find a way to join us!

What we fund:

  • $75 per classroom for back to school teaching aids

  • $800 of school supplies for families in need

  • $300 for a PBL coding robot

  •  Fabric for 2nd grade PBL pillow project for Children’s Hospital

  • Field trips to Learning Tree Farm, Glen Helen Raptor Center, Springfield Museum of Art & Caesar Creek State Park

  • $475 for a new set of recorders for the music room

  • $300/ classroom for field trips and PBL project expenses

  • $245 on band and orchestra materials

  • $200 to the Veteran’s Day PBL Project Luncheon

  • $150 to Boys/Girls Night

  • $200 to Bike & Walk to School Day events

  • $650 in 5th & 6th grade scholarships for Camp Kern 




Your Current Volunteer Board
PTO is headed by an elected group of parent volunteers who serve as a governing board who organizes and runs all of our annual activities. Our PTO always has a need for leadership and we welcome your involvement. Please reach out to the chair of an opportunity you're interested in helping with or contact our President directly with overall questions of how to get involved.
PTO Board Members
PTO Specialty Chairs
Lauren Mikesell, President

lauren.mikesell@yahoo.com, (937) 475-1710

Kelli Lewis, Vice President
Kellicoffman@gmail.com, Tel: 937-321-9653
Karla Horvath, Treasurer


Victoria Roe, Secretary
3leeecupcakery@gmail.com, Tel: 937-751-0337


Book Fair Fundraiser
Susan Hyde: Tel: (937) 776-3291
Euchre Fundraiser Tournament
Amy Bailey: 937.475.8813 
Black History Month
Ms. Simms, Ms. Mabra, Ms. Reichart
Spirit Wear
Tami Parker: tamiparker31@gmail.com
Coffee Talk, Potluck Picnic, Staff Appreciation Week, Kelli Lewis
Kellicoffman@gmail.com, Tel: 937-321-9653


Bulldog Jog
Nancy Sundell-Turner: Tel: (937) 974-0621
Street Fair Parking Fundraiser
Position vacant
Katie Main: Katherine.main25@gmail.com,
Tel: (614) 273-9966‬
Math/Science Night
Kim Horn: horn.kimberlyk@gmail.com
David Miller:  davidryanmiller@hotmail.com
Kevin Matteson:  kevmatteson@gmail.com
Katie Main: Katherine.main25@gmail.com,
Jyoti Miller: jyoti.miller@gmail.com
Bulldog Boogie
Katie Main: Katherine.main25@gmail.com
Web & Print Design
Liz Robertson: engine@barkhaus.com

PTO Meetings



3PM in the Mills Lawn Conference Room


The board meets during the school year to stay updated on the various event chairs' progress and group fundraising updates. All parents are welcome.


The meetings are in the Mills Lawn Conference Room and are casual. Feel free to bring a drink or snack. Free childcare may be provided if needed.



For more information about how you can get involved in the success of our school, please contact us through this form, or call:

Lauren Mikesell, President
(937) 475-1710
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