About Us

Every parent, teacher and staff member at Brooks is automatically a PTO member. You can also donate $10 or more to help pay for things like teacher grants, need-based scholarships and other enrichment activities. Please consider a matching gift donation from your employer. If you’d like to see what sort of activities and programs we run, see the budget page. It lists practically everything we do!

2015-16 PTO Board
Co-President: Wendy Giardina email
Co-President: Kelly Flemming email
Secretary: Patrice Dziire email
Treasurer: Kathleen Kochendorfer email
6th Grade VP: Kimberly Brumirski email
6th Grade VP: Ed Hartman email
7th Grade VP: Suzanne Cortez email
7th Grade VP: Dawn Glossa email
8th Grade VP: Terri McConville email
8th Grade VP: Julie Ledogar email


Oak Park Education Foundation Liaison: Ginger Yarrow email
Monday Lunches: Michele McAndrews email
Book Fair Chairs:   Nyree Tribue email & Cindy Michelotti email
Tasty Tuesdays: Burt Blanchard email
Mile in the Middle: Ginger Yarrow email
PTO Website & Volunteer Coordinator: Susan Boggs email
Weekly PTO Newsletter Editor: Christina Waters email
IMPACT Liaison: Liz Shallack email
Box Tops/Amazon Coordinator: Minerva Colbert email
Teacher Grant Coordinator: Lynn Erven Raducha email
Middle Matters Newsletter Editor: Libbey Paul email
Brookswear Chairs: Margie Katz email & Monica Chadha email

Please contact the PTO via email at gwendolynbrookspto@gmail.com with any questions, suggestions, or concerns.

The PTO has recently funded:

  • Projection units
  • Chess club
  • Honor Roll Breakfast assembly
  • $5,000 grant to GBMS Library
  • Staff appreciation lunches/dinners
  • Books for classroom teachers
  • Dedicating framed artwork to retiring teachers
  • Oak Park Education Foundation initiatives
  • Exercise bikes

We are a Tax-Exempt Organization

Sales taxes are not required to be paid when purchasing on the school’s or the PTO’s behalf.

Effective, January 12, 2011, no sales taxes will be reimbursed when check requests are submitted.  Copies of all receipts are to be included with all reimbursement requests, as noted on the check request form.  Copies of the form as well as a current tax exempt certificate are in the PTO drawer in the school office.  In addition,  copies can be requested of the treasurer via email or US mail.

Approved January 12, 2011