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Parent Survey

Please fill out our Parent Survey. This is anonymous and is important for us to help support our students and families. Please click here.

PTO Executive Board

Executive Board of 2024-2025

President Nella Sansguiri

Co-President Seana Scheid
V.P. Butler Jr. High open
V.P. Brook Forest Kaarina D’Andrea
Treasurer Zareena Khader
Co-Treasurer Chen Chen Shao
Corresponding Secretary Ashley Stout
Recording Secretary Brittany Grant
Community Liaison Funke Pickering
Website Administrator Veysel Demir

Make A Difference Award winners

The Butler D53 PTO’s Spring 2024 Make A Difference Award winners, given to D53 teachers and staff who have gone above and beyond to enrich the lives of our students! We thank the D53 families and students for the many nominations that we received. We are excited to continue in the 2024-25 school year!

Our honorees for Spring 2024:

Brook Forest:
Mr. Andrew Griffith
Mrs. Danielle LaBarre
Mr. Jim Locigno
Mr. Adam Nicholson

Butler Junior High:
Ms. Ashley McCann
Mrs. Jill Vonnahme

Become a PTO Sponsor and Learn Why

Our goal in providing enrichment opportunities for our students cannot happen without our community and parent support. We are very thankful that the PTO is able to provide support in the school’s safety programs, drug awareness, educational field trips, technological upgrades, school student assemblies, graduations, and more.

Please visit our Sponsorship link for more information. For our Platinum and Diamond Sponsors, become the next Sponsor Spotlight.

We thank you in advance for your generosity and enthusiasm in helping our schools.

Become a PTO Member

PTO membership gives you direct information on upcoming events and programs, gain access to the school student directory (Directory Spot), and be eligible to volunteer for school and PTO-led events throughout the year. The PTO membership does NOT mean you must volunteer or serve as a board member.

Please click here for PTO Members Directory Spot sign on information

How to pay for membership?

If you missed the option to pay for the PTO membership dues during school registration you may…

  • Send payment via Zelle to Include in memo First and Last Name, Child’s Name and grade level. You you don’t receive confirmation via email, please notify PTO via
  • Make payment by check payable to “Butler District 53 PTO” and drop off at Brook Forest Elementary in an envelope with attention to “PTO”. Include in memo: PTO membership dues with family name

PTO DUES: $35 annual fee

Optional donations:

  • Drama Booster Club $20
  • Music Booster Club $20
  • Sport Booster Club $20

The PTO is committed to encouraging 100% participation of all families, teachers, and community members to enhance community fellowship.

Box Tops: Remember those Box Tops you use to collect?

Fundraise for the Butler D53 PTO as part of your weekly grocery shopping.
BoxTops PTO flyer