Edwards Middle School

Dedicated to Excellence

Edwards Middle School PTO

The primary objective of our PTO is to provide our school with funds, resources and services that will enrich and maximize the education of every student.  A majority of our funds provide grant and discretionary money for the teachers to support the learning experience of every student.  We also assist in a majority of Edwards activities.  We pay for the inflatables for Field Day and we provide 2 small scholarships to graduating Edwards alumni.  We raise money through Box Tops, Walk-a-thon, a Plant Sale and Membership Fees.

PTO Meeting Dates

  • PTO Meetings will be held
     on the 2nd Thursday of the month.
    Meetings will alternate between mornings & evenings
    this year so take note of the times below.
    Stop by the office when you arrive
    for the meeting room number.
    Please join us!
    September 8, 2016 @ 9:30am
    October 13, 2016 @ 7:00pm
    November 10, 2016 @ 9:30am
    December 8, 2016 @ 7:00pm
    January 12, 2017 @ 9:30am
    February 9, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    March 9, 2017 @ 9:30am
    April 13, 2017 @ 7:00pm
    May 11, 2017 @ 9:30am
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Sue Galler
Vice President & Correspondence Secretary
Maria Lovejoy 
Dawn Gawell 
Recording Secretary
Kara Perdue


Following is a list of committees that the PTO organizes to support events and activities at our school. Each committee offers a variety of opportunities for parents to get involved with our school by volunteering. 
- Events can need volunteers during a variety of time periods, including: lunchtimes, mornings or afternoons.
- Organization for many events can be accomplished whenever a volunteer has free time. 
All of our great volunteers help to make sure our events run smoothly! Your time and effort is not only appreciated by the PTO Board, but also by the students and staff at Edwards!
Getting involved:
 To volunteer for an event, or get more information:  please contact the Committee Chairperson or any of the PTO Board contacts. 
 For interest or questions about being a chairperson for a committee this year, or in the future: please contact the PTO Board President, Sue Galler.

Box Tops/Campbell’s Labels
Collects and mails Box Tops and labels for reimbursements which are used for student programs.
Chairperson:   Maria Lovejoy, 330-220-3213
Keeps track of parents who support the PTO by joining and records if they are interested in any activities.
Chairperson:   Maria Lovejoy, 330-220-3213

Popcorn Popping
Pops popcorn for the students at a variety of school events: dances, field day, etc.
Chairperson:  Stacey Martin, 330-741-1340
Restaurant Nights
Organizes event dates to eat at local restaurants to raise money for the PTO.
Chairperson:  OPEN
Works with staff to help plan and coordinate volunteers to provide water and snacks on the route.
Chairperson:  Sue Galler, 330-220-0346
Class Shirt Sale
Coordinates sale of t-shirts & hoodies listing all students in each grade’s graduating class.
Chairperson:  Kara Perdue, 440-487-1442
Fall Fundraiser
Coordinates sale & volunteers. All proceeds fund the 8th grade DC trips for each grade level. 
Chairperson:  Sue Galler, 330-220-0346
Pumpkin Raffle
Organizes prizes and sells raffle tickets during lunch periods for chances to win fun Halloween items and prizes.
Chairperson:  Debbie Stone, 330-441-0681
Halloween Dance
Works with staff to help plan and coordinate volunteers for popcorn popping and helping as needed.
Chairperson:  PTO Board
Book Fair
Works with staff to help plan and coordinate volunteers to help during the event. Proceeds benefit the Edwards’ Library.
Chairpersons:  Kara Perdue, 440-487-1442 & Maureen Bandi, 440-724-1771
Spirit Wear Sale
Organizes the sale and distribution of school Spirit Wear.
Chairperson:  Heidi Steffen, 440-823-1341
November & February:
Conference Night Dinners
Plans and coordinates meals for teachers and staff during their busy conference nights.
Chairperson:  PTO Board
Reality Store
Helps the school counselor plan & coordinate volunteers for the event. Reality Store is a unique simulation that will teach real life decision and budgeting skills to 8th grade students.  Volunteers provide the students with information based on the topics at each of the 11 stations.
Chairperson:  Kara Perdue, 440-487-1442
Dance Marathon
Works with staff to help plan and coordinate volunteers for popping popcorn and helping during the event as needed.
Chairperson:  OPEN
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
Coordinates volunteers to provide treats for teachers & staff throughout the week.
Chairperson:  PTO Board
8th Grade Dance
Works with the staff to plan a fun farewell dance.
Chairperson:  Maureen Bandi, 440-724-1771

8th Grade Recognition
Works with staff to help plan and coordinate volunteers and refreshments for this awards ceremony.
Chairperson:  OPEN
Field Day
Works with staff to help plan and coordinate volunteers and refreshments for the students.
Chairperson:  PTO Board