F.A. Day PTO Board & Committee Chairs



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PTO Board Members

Co-Presidents: Tramy Lao and Cedar Pruitt


The PTO Co-Presidents plan, budget, and manage the PTO calendar of events for the year including fundraising events, community events, and educational programs. We work with the event committee chairs offering support and guidance where needed. Together with the Day school principal, we support parent outreach and communication. Additionally, we work with the principal to determine fundraising needs which help support the teachers and the school. We conduct monthly PTO council meetings and communicate school and PTO events via email and on the PTO Website.


Vice-president ex officio: Principal Mann


Treasurer: Amy Horsman 


The Treasurer keeps the financial records of the PTO and is responsible for the PTO's financial activities, including collecting all money received by the PTO, paying bills, financial reporting and filing appropriate government forms.

Recording Secretary: Julie McLaughlin


The Secretary keeps the minutes of the PTO meetings, and is responsible for the keeping the bylaws up to date.

PTO Committee Chairs


Creative Arts & Sciences (CAS) Co-Chairs: Janhavi Wadhwani/Jacqueline Badeau


Creative Arts & Sciences is a curriculum-based program which brings outside presenters/programs into all grades at Day Middle School.  Programs enrich learning in Science, Art, English, Language Arts, History, Social Sciences, and Music.  Creative Arts & Sciences is entirely funded by the PTO. Committee volunteers welcome presenters, assist with set up (if necessary), and attend the presentations.


Families Organizing for Racial Justice (FORJ) Chair: Elana November

Liaisons: Ayse Ayanoglu/Jackie Savage-Borne


Families Organizing for Racial Justice (FORJ) is a group of diverse Newton families helping our children learn about issues of power and inequality and how to stand up for racial justice. We seek to generate understanding and curiosity about differences in our society, and to work together towards racial equity.

Safe Routes to School: Mike Halle


Responsible for collaborating with Safe Routes to School and the Day community to keep us aligned with safety protocols.

Social Media Management: Allison Kessler


Works to keep our web presence and communications running smoothly. 

Teacher Appreciation: Alison Lobron


Leads our efforts to make our teacher's lives a little easier...often with snacks and meals!

Parent Outreach: Connie Yarian/Camai Mazulla


Helping recruit, organize and support team parents.


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The METCO Liaison is responsible for collaborating with the PTO board/METCO community, parents, and students for all school and students and community events, initiatives and areas of achievement for the PTO community. 


SEPAC Liaison is responsible for collaborating with Newton Special Education Parent Advisory Council on behalf of Day PTO.



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