Volunteer Spotlight

Name: Julie Spyrison, married to Andrew 

Students: Ronin (2nd grade) and Remy (kindergartner) and little Yoshi. He is the family dog who takes his drop-off and pick-up duties very seriously.

Fun Fact: We are a "Macro-Iripino" family. Julie is a first generation Macedonian and Andrew is first generation Irish/Filipino. 

Favorite charity: Trio Animal Foundation and ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation 

Name: Gauri Khatkhate

Student(s) at Mann: Kavi Lillis, 2nd grade

Fun Fact:  Kavi is a huge comedian and keeps us laughing.

Favorite local charity: Beyond Hunger, Chad Tough



Our PTO Volunteer Program is one of the best ways parents can support the students and staff at Mann. 


We are excited to welcome families back to Mann very soon to volunteer inside of classrooms and chaperone for field trips. 


 How to become a volunteer: 

We are excited to welcome families back to Mann very soon to volunteer inside of classrooms and chaperone for field trips. 

In order for individuals to volunteer and chaperone, they must complete a background check and be cleared by our District Office. Scheduling a time to be fingerprinted and getting the results from background checks takes a little bit of time. As families are eagerly anticipating potential opportunities to get back into the school/classrooms, we wanted to proactively share the process so you can be cleared to assist. Currently, the turnaround time to be cleared by the FBI is about two weeks.

Families can schedule background checks via the link below. If they have any questions, please have them reach out to Autesha Latimer (alatimer@op97.org). She oversees the fingerprinting process.



Also, please contact the front office if you're unsure if you've been cleared to volunteer or chaperone.




 Join The Green Team

Are you interested in "growing" our community, getting your hands dirty, and doing your part for climate change?  Come join the Mann Green Team!  We welcome people with thumbs of any color to help with growing, planning, and organizing the wonderful vegetable and native plant gardens at Mann.  We're also looking for people interested in helping the next generation learn about Earth stewardship through classroom and lunchroom programs.



Call for Compost Lunch Volunteers

Good news everyone!  Due to our strong parental support, Mann School has been chosen as a pilot site for D97's return to composting initiative.  We've got the bins, we've got the signs, and we've certainly got the food scraps... now, all we need is you!  We are looking for lunchtime volunteers (from 11:20-12:30) to help our students sort out recyclables, food scraps, and garbage.  Volunteers will be provided training videos and preposterously long gloves.  Come help foster a spirit of conservation and Earth stewardship among our students!  Together, we can make Mann School a leader in D97's zero waste initiatives. 

Let the green team know at greenlifemann@gmail.com that you're interested in being put on the compost volunteer team!

If you aren't already cleared to volunteer, contact Ms. Lottie so you can start the volunteer registration process. 

Want to nominate a volunteer? Email president@mannpto.org.







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