PTO at a Glance

  • The Fremont School District 79 Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. The PTO coordinates fundraisers to provide programs and projects to benefit all the students who attend FSD79 schools.

PTO Facebook Page

  • Looking for more information on what the PTO is up to, and how you can help? Make sure you've joined the Fremont PTO group on Facebook. Simply enter "Fremont PTO" in the search bar and you'll answer two questions to gain entry into the group. Once approved, you'll find detailed committee descriptions, school happenings, volunteer opportunities, and an active community that helps to answer questions. For questions contact

Yard Sign

  • Show your Fremont pride with a "Home Of a Wildcat" yard sign. Please email Christie Johnson at for a link to the electronic form, then send in $20 (check made out to FSD79 PTO) to the Fremont Elementary School front office.

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Electronic Birthdays

  • Even though we are currently eLearning, we can still celebrate your Fremont Student’s special day! “Happy Birthday, Your Child’s Name” can appear on the Fremont Electronic Message Board. Just complete the attached birthday board form and send it back to any school front office. If you have any questions, please contact Christie Johnson at

Box Tops for Education

  • Fremont is still earning cash for box tops! Please see the flyer for details on how to submit them digitally. Don't forget to scan your receipts within 14 days of purchase! Any questions, please email

Picture Retake Day

  • Picture Retake day is scheduled for April 27. If your child was absent for the original Picture Day or if you would like to have their photo re-taken, please complete this Google form. If you are submitting a request for a re-take, your child must return the original picture package in order to have their photo re-taken on April 27. THE DUE DATE OF ALL REQUESTS IS THURSDAY, APRIL 22.

Pictures for 2020-21 Yearbooks (New Request)

  • We need your help collecting pictures for our 2020-2021 yearbooks! We are looking to collect photos of students in their favorite face mask. Pictures can be uploaded directly to the "Masks" shared folders in Tree Ring OR Elementary School Student Pictures can be submitted to Bari Dacks at, Intermediate School Pictures can be submitted to Jen Arroyo at, and Lincoln School Pictures can be submitted to Janelle Martinez at

Charleston Wrap Fundraiser

  • Now more than ever, YOU can make a difference. This is our largest annual fundraiser and we are counting on your support! We have partnered with Charleston Wrap® to make it happen! With over 2,500 gift ideas, including UltraHeavy™ gift wrap, gourmet kitchen essentials, personalized gifts & more, friends and family can help us reach our goal by checking off their holiday shopping list! But first, you’ll need to invite them to support our fundraiser! Use our ORGANIZATION ID 19553 to register!

EVA Award

  • Every year we honor one of our wonderful volunteers with the Excellence in Volunteering Award. To be eligible, the candidate must have their last child graduating from Fremont this year. Candidates can be submitted by a teacher, student or parent. Please take a moment to fill out this form and send it via email to Stacie Brown,, by Friday May 21.

Online Student Directory Information

  • If you already have an account in Membership Toolkit, thank you for creating your Membership Toolkit account last year. All accounts have been rolled over for the 2020-2021 school year but you do need to update/confirm your account information to activate your account (see attachment for instructions). If you do not update/confirm your family information and preferences by November 1st, your account will be removed from Membership Toolkit. FYI, the 2020 8th grade graduates have been promoted to Alumni and are no longer appearing in the directory. 

    If you don't have an account in Membership Toolkit, set it up now for free! Once you have created an account in Membership Toolkit your child will appear in the online directory immediately (that's if you choose to do so). To create an account, go to and follow the directions in the attached form. 
    To gain access to the Online Directory, please pay the $15 PTO Membership Fee thru Venmo @Fremont-PTO; or by bringing or sending this completed PTO Membership form with your cash payment or a check made payable to Fremont PTO to any school front office. Once your payment has been confirmed you will be given access to the online directory. Please note it may take up to one week to be granted access to the online directory. Don't forget to download the FREE Membership Toolkit app to your smartphone-search "Membership Toolkit" in your app store. 
    NOTE: You don't need access to the online directory to have your child appear in the directory--you just need a Membership Toolkit account. If you want access to the online directory you must pay the $15 PTO Membership Fee. Please help encourage other families to create their Membership Toolkit accounts so we can get as many Fremont students/families in the online directory as possible--class lists will not be complete in the online directory without EVERYONE having an account! 
    Please contact Christie Johnson at if you have any questions.

PTO Meeting Dates

  • All meetings cancelled until further notice.

Committee Chairs

  • President: Stacie Brown, Stacie is in her fifth year on the PTO board and in her third year as President. She has been working hard on the Ways and Means committee, volunteering at PTO events as well as serving as the Elementary Vice President. She has a fifth grader, a third grader and a kindergartner. 

    Lincoln Vice President: Janelle Martinez, This is Janelle's third year on the PTO board but has been active in her children's classrooms and volunteering at other PTO events. She has an eighth grader, a fifth grader, a first grader and a preschooler. 
    Elementary School Vice President: Sue Lee, Sue is in her fifth year on the PTO board and has been active in her children's classrooms and volunteering at the book fairs and other PTO events. She has a sixth grader, a fourth grader, a third grader, and a kindergartner.  
    Intermediate School Vice President:  Jen Arroyo, Jen is in her eighth year serving on the PTO. She is always willing to help wherever needed. Being an elementary school principal she has a great perspective. She has a fifth grader, a second grader, and a younger child at home.  
    Middle School Vice President: Kristie Paul, Kristie has been active in the PTO for many years and has served as the President, Treasurer and on many committees. She has a son who is a senior at Illinois State University, a daughter who is a sophomore at the University of Missouri, a daughter who is a sophomore at Mundelein High School and a daughter who is in 7th grade. Kristie also works at the Middle School.  
    Treasurer: Christie Johnson, Christie has been an active PTO member for many years and has volunteered on many of the different PTO committees. She has a seventh grader and two sophomores at Mundelein High School. Christie works at the elementary school.  
    Secretary: Jennifer Knop, This is Jennifer’s third year on the PTO board, but she has been involved with the PTO since her oldest child started at Fremont. Jennifer has a sixth grader, a fourth grader and a younger child at home.