About Your Willard PTO

Mission Statement
To create a community of parents, educators and students working together to enrich the mind and spirit of each Willard Child.

The PTO actively supports and enhances the education of the children of River Forest School District 90. We function as a channel for communication between home and school. As such, the PTO conceives, develops, funds and executes programs to:

  • Enhance and enrich the learning environment
  • Offer fun and educational opportunities for the family
  • Model and encourage community service
  • Provide exposure to areas outside the curriculum

PTO School Gift Year 2012-2013

At the end of the school year 2013, the Willard PTO contributed $26,000 for

  • Adding Apple TVs and iPads to each Smartboard in the building, to be able to continue to enhance technology integration with respect to student learning.
  • Hands-on labs will come into Willard classrooms to complement our inquiry-based units of instruction.
  • This fall, we are excited to provide a team building experience for the entire school to kick off the 2013-2014 year.
  • The music program will benefit from a new bass xylophone.
  • The art program will be receiving sets of Froebel blocks to enhance instruction.
  • The Library Learning Center will receive new bulletin boards to help us better display student work.

PTO School Gift Year 2011-2012

At the end of the school year 2012, the Willard PTO contributed $35,000 for a new playground on the west side of the school. In the past few years, the PTO has raised $10,000 annually for technology improvements within the school, such as interactive whiteboards and iPod Touches. Funds also have been used to improve classrooms and to upgrade audio visual equipment.

Please consider attending a Willard PTO meeting which generally takes place the first Monday of every month during the school year. Meetings vary between morning and evening so that parents who have different availability may attend. Click here to go to the Meetings & Minutes page which includes specific meeting times and locations.

PTO Executive Board

Willard Elementary School has a wonderful and robust list of volunteers.  Thank you to those who contribute time and talent so that our school works better for our students, teachers and families.

Please note that email addresses listed below are only for school or PTO use.

Click here to view the 2014 / 2015 Willard PTO Executive Board.

Willard PTO Bylaws
View the Willard PTO Bylaws.