About the PTO
The overarching mission of the Lakes International Language Academy (LILA) Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is to make school a better place for children to learn. Every parent of a student at LILA is welcome and eligible to become a member of the PTO. Parents work together to provide support by volunteering, fundraising for needed programs, equipment, and supplies, and through a variety of community-building activities. Joining the PTO gives parents an opportunity to meet other parents and contribute to the success of Lower School.
The PTO Board of Directors typically meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month. General membership meetings are held approximately quarterly, and are open to the public. Everyone involved with LILA is encouraged to attend. PTO elections are held each April. Check the calendar on the main website landing page for dates, times, and locations.
Fundraising Activities Support Key Initiatives
The PTO conducts several annual fundraising activities, each designed to support initiatives identified by parents, teachers, and school administration. Whether you're interested in organizing an event, serving on the board, or providing assistance periodically, we welcome your involvement.
Fall – Boosterthon
Winter – Simpls Soup, FL Rotary Plunge
Spring – Read-A-Thon, Gerten's Flowers
COMMUNITY BUILDING ACTIVITIES:
Fall – Scary Scamper (partnership with LILA Foundation)
Spring – Teacher Appreciation, Family Fun Night
Language Ambassador Program, LILA Libraries
PTO Board of Directors
Neysa Childress, President
Alison Eckert, Vice President
Ashley Langenfeld, Secretary
Jen Prozinski, Treasurer
Eloi Rotlan, Teacher/Staff Representative
Xiaogong Pan, Teacher/Staff Representative
Abby Brown, Parent/Guardian Representative
Lynsie Finamore, Parent/Guardian Representative
Victoria Kesler, Parent/Guardian Representative
Melissa Doll, Communications & Social Media