May 25, 2022

PPS’ Parent-Teacher Organization Council Thanks School-Community Volunteers

To the Editor:

The Princeton Public Schools’ Parent-Teacher Organization Council (PTOC) would like to thank our school-community volunteers whose meaningful contributions, dedication, and engagement have helped our district thrive. Specifically, we’d like to acknowledge our leadership team, whose terms expire this school year. As PTO presidents and PTOC members, they have worked tirelessly on behalf of our students, staff, and families while resiliently leading through the challenges of the last two years.

We thank Tara Oakman and Mara Franceschi, our outgoing PTOC vice presidents. Before joining the PTOC Executive Board, Tara was the PTO president of Community Park, and Mara was the PTO president of Johnson Park.

We’d also like to acknowledge the outgoing PPS PTO presidents: Shazia Manekia (Princeton High School ), Veronica Foreman (Princeton Middle School), Elme Schmid (Johnson Park), Kati Dunn (Littlebrook ), Sonja Ernst (Littlebrook), Bonnie Funiciello (Riverside), Jyoti Narasimhan (Riverside), Amalie Leano (Community Park), Joanna Canty Wuehr (Special Education Parent Advisory Group), Ginny Bryant (Special Education Parent Advisory Group), Julie Cho (Special Education Parent Advisory Group), and Katherine Lara (Cranbury). We appreciate your hard work, time, and efforts and hope to continue to work closely together in the service of our schools.

Lastly, the PTOC would like to welcome our new PTOC Executive Board officers: Lori Pesnell (PTOC vice president) and Georgette Stern (PTOC vice president). They are joining the returning PTOC Executive Board officers: Milena DeLuca (president), Beth Leman (vice president), and Melodie Schweitzer (secretary).

Again, thank you to all of our volunteers who work tirelessly as a team to help our schools and district thrive. We hope you have a wonderful summer!

Milena Deluca
Hunt Drive

Beth Leman
Evergreen Circle

Melodie Schweitzer
Shady Brook Lane