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Welcome to the Dowling PTO news page! Here you will find information on meetings, volunteer needs, events, and the current newsletter. Check back often as we will be updating this regularly. Check us out, come to a meeting, join our PTO today - it's a great place to get involved!


PTO Co -Chair : Lisa Mitchell - lisamitchell72@yahoo.com
PTO Co-Chair: Catherine McDonnell-Forney - catherine.adele@gmail.com
PTO Co- Secretary : Michele Allen - mickallen44@hotmail.com 
PTO Co -Secretary : Jen Glaeser - glaeserj@msn.com
PTO Co-Secretary: Amy Cryer - arcryer@gmail.com
PTO Co- Newsletter Editor : Sara Bergen - sarabergen@hotmail.com
PTO Co - Treasurer : Allison Cramer - Allison@all12notes.com     
PTO Co- Treasurer: Shannon Voeks - shannon.voeks@spps.org
DSC Liaison:  Diane Lesmeister - diane252@gmail.com
Dowling Directory Team Leads:
Nita Schanback - mattnnita@msn.com
Sarah Hoffman
Dowling Yearbook Team Leads:
Lori Robinson - robin126@umn.edu
Joanna Mylan - joannamylan@gmail.com
PTO Board Roles & Responsibilities


All PTO Board Members:

·      Attend monthly meetings

·      Promote communication and parent engagement

·      Support events




·      Provide oversight of the activities of officers and committees

·      Develop agendas and facilitate meetings, ensuring active members receive reminders

·      Respond to questions, comments, and complaints, and serve as the liaison to the front office, working together with all team members

·      Maintain a current copy of the bylaws



·      Maintain and balance the PTO checkbook and other financial records

·      Maintain an accurate account of receipts and expenditures, presenting at monthly meetings

·      Sign checks to make disbursements as authorized by the Board in accordance with the budget

·      Schedule a review of financial records when there is a change of treasurer and at the end of the budget year, by either an external auditor or no fewer than three members of the PTO



·      Records minutes and attendance at each meeting, posts them in Dropbox, and sends them in be posted on the school website


Newsletter Editor

·      Creates and coordinates the printing of the Newsletter