In order to meet its mission, your PTO relies on active family participation.  There are a wide variety of ways to get involved including:

  • Volunteering for just 1-2 hours at an event such as Family Picnics, The Holiday Gift Shop, The STEAM Fair, Art Night, and Field Day.  
  • Serving as a committee member or chairperson
  • Serving as a PTO Parent Representative or on the PTO Board


To help you find a good fit for you and your busy schedule, we’ve compiled descriptions of the various committees, Parent Representative positions, as well as board positions.  


Volunteer and meet the families of your child’s schoolmates!

Concerned about over-committing?  Job-share with a friend or spouse!



1-Time Volunteer Opportunities

To see current 1-time volunteer opportunities, many with shifts as short as 1-2 hours, click the button below:





Many committee positions involve work done in the evening or by email or phone, while others involve mostly volunteering on-site with your child’s classmates.  Time commitments vary from short term committee positions where the work all happens in a 4-6 week timeframe such as planning the SCRIP Fundraiser to ongoing positions such as Enrichment which may entail an hour or two each month across the school year. Click here for a complete listing including descriptions of Deerfield PTO Committees.  


To see up-to-date info on current committee openings, click the button below:



Executive Board

We are currently seeking nominations to fill one remaining board vacancy.  In order to keep your PTO running smoothly and hitting its goals to support our kids, we need to fill this vacancy:


Volunteer Coordinator

  • Connect with parents who express interest in volunteer opportunities on their PTO membership form to help them find a position that best fits their skills and situation
  • Create and update online signups to support Committee Chairs with committee and event volunteer recruitment
  • Lead volunteer recognition and appreciation
  • Shadow and assist the current Volunteer Coordinator to learn the ropes for year 2 of term


If you are interested in learning more about one of these positions, please email us at or reach out to a member of the board.



2017-18 PTO Board Members

Co-Chair (2016-18)  Stacey Theofilou
Co-Chair (2017-19)  Carolyn Aeschliman
Treasurer  Liza Gerber
Tax Treasurer  Maureen Preskenis
Communications Secretary (2017-18)  Erin Guadagno
Recording Secretary (2017-19)  Jennifer Levering
Volunteer Coordinator (2016-18)  Treacy Kiley
Volunteer Coordinator (2017-19)  Kerry Capodilupo



The Board of Directors provides the leadership and management to ensure that the PTO consistently achieves its goals and that it remains financially solvent. The Board of Directors is comprised of parent volunteers in the following positions:

  • 2 Co-Chairs (First and Second-Year Chair)
  • 1 Treasurer (plus an Treasurer-in-Training as necessary)
  • 2 Secretaries (Communications & Recording)
  • 2 Volunteer Coordinators (Lead & Assistant)

Members of the Board of Directors serve a two-year term with the terms of volunteers in each function overlapping by 1 year.   For example, in any given year, the board will have one Chair in the second year of his/her tenure and another in his/her first year.  Terms run July 1-June 30.


For a full description of the Executive Board including specific job descriptions, please click here.  If you have more questions feel free to reach out to a current member of the board or one of your parent reps.  We hope that many members of the Deerfield community will consider being part of this rewarding experience.



Parent Representatives

Each grade level at Deerfield has a Parent Representative to the PTO whose role is to facilitate communication and broaden family involvement.


To this end, Parent Reps will:

  • Attend PTO Meetings (4 per year)
  • Facilitate communication between the PTO and Parents
  • Organize Deerfield Family Picnics
  • Help organize parent volunteers for PTO events, including grade specific enrichment events such as author or museum visits
  • Serve on at least one committee (e.g. Deerfield Directory, Art Night, Science Fair, etc)


Have a question about a volunteer opportunity?

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