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The Mills Lawn School (MLS) Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is an all-volunteer nonprofit 501c3 organization that strives to support students, families, and teachers. The PTO works 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 fundraisers and the gifts of our Bulldog Backers, PTO funded close to $15,000 of educational materials, experiences, and events.


The money we raise goes right to where it makes a difference: our kids' educational experiences. Please find a way to join us!

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WHAT WE FUNDED in 23-24:

  • $2, 274 educator supply support ($75 per educational staff member)

  • $1,842 for school supplies for 45 students in need

  • $475 math supplies for intervention specialists

  • $175 toward project based learning

  • $355 for first grade classroom storage baskets

  • $400 to replenish tissues and Clorox wipes

  • Black History Month staff shirts

  • Headphones for testing

  • $800 to supplement roller-skating in Physical Education classes

  • 1000 healthy snacks for test-taking students

  • 5 wagons to transport second grade supplies

  • $500 per grade level for core experiences

    • K-2 Muse Machine artist-in-residency

    • 3: Field trip to COSI

    • 4: FIeld trip to Boonshoft

    • 5-6: Science Is Fun assembly

    • specials: STEM Escape Room and Dayton Performing Arts

  • $1,842 for school supplies for 45 students in need

  • $500 to Youth Action Board to support expanded mental health services

  • $1,000 of cold weather gear

  • Community-wide screening of Childhood 2.0

  • $200 for Scholars’ Night

  • Teacher meals and snacks

  • Teacher appreciation week events

  • Window air conditioning unit

  • Snacks and drinks in teachers lounges

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PTO is headed by an elected group of parent volunteers. These volunteers 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 about how to get involved.

President: Liz Hohl
Vice President: Kristi Myers
Treasurer: Doug Jones-Graham
Secretary: Megan Bachman
Communications: Megan Meier
Fundraising: Lisa Varandani
Equity and Inclusion: Anna Hall and Chandra Jones-Graham
Volunteer Coordinator: open

Chairperson: Emily Berlo

Chairperson: Heather Ficke
Chairperson: Emily Gray

Chairperson: Lauren Mikesell

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