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 (cash or check made out to FSD79 PTO) to the Fremont Elementary School front office.

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Book Fair

  • The PTO Fall Book Fair is November 12-19 and it will be located in the Wildcat Cave (basement in the Intermediate School).

    • 11/12 (Monday) – 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • 11/13 (Tuesday) – 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • 11/14 (Wednesday) – 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • 11/15 (Thursday) – 9 a.m.–8 p.m. 
    • 11/16 (Friday) – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and then 6-8 p.m. (for a special PTO event)
    • 11/17 (Saturday) – 10 a.m.-p.m.
    • 11/19 (Monday) – 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (parent teacher conferences all day)
    We are still in need of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering please click this link, to sign up. Please contact Kristy Tiritilli at with any questions.


  • Don't delay, order your child's yearbook by November 30th and save 5%! Go to the TreeRing website and enter the appropriate school code below. 
    • Lincoln - 1014426711101475
    • Elementary - 1013800458224776
    • Intermediate - 1013796340032918
    • Middle - 1013842811333328

    For more information or questions contact:

    Lincoln Yearbooks email Janelle Martinez at

    Elementary Yearbooks-contact TBD in the meantime email

    Intermediate Yearbooks email Jen Arroyo at

    Middle School Yearbooks email Leann Zanardo at

Box Tops

  • Thank you again to everyone that sent in box tops! Please continue to send in your box tops with student’s name, teacher’s name, and how many box tops enclosed. The winners from the fall contest are: Elementary: Gavin Buster; Intermediate: Max Herbst; Middle: Timothy Franks. Your passes will be sent home at the beginning of next week. The class that will be receiving a pizza party is Mrs. Lesser. Congratulations to all the winners!

Schwan's Food

  • The Fremont School District 79 PTO has set up a fundraising campaign through the Schwan's Cares program. A percentage of every order placed through the Schwan's Cares website will go back to the Fremont School District 79 PTO. 

Electronic Birthdays

  • Everyone in the Fremont School District 79 community can celebrate their child's special day! “Happy Birthday, Your Child’s Name” can appear on the Fremont School District 79 electronic message board on the district's campus on Fremont Center Road. Please fill out a birthday form, available in school offices, or email Christie Johnson at for an electronic form. Send in $5 per child for the birthday message (cash or check accepted) before the birthday is scheduled to appear.

Reading Rally

  • Mark your calendar for Fremont's first Reading Rally and Pajama Party on Friday, November 16 at the Intermediate School! Wear your favorite pajamas and come listen to teachers and staff reading their favorite stories. From 6-7 p.m., your family will be able to visit three read-aloud sessions with teachers around the school. The book fair will also be open from 6-8 p.m.

Charleston Wrap

  • Charleston Wrap pick up will take place during the Reading Rally on Friday, November 16 from 6-8 p.m. If you can not attend pick up, your items will be available for pick up Monday, November 19 in the elementary school office during conferences.

Holiday Boutique

  • Fremont schools are looking for a few more vendors to participate in our annual Holiday Boutique. Please contact Bari Dacks at if you would like to sell your items. The boutique will be held on December 8 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

School Store

  • The school store will be open on the following dates:

    Elementary School:
    Oct. 3, 17
    Nov. 7, 28
    Dec. 12
    Jan. 9, 23
    Feb. 6, 20
    March 6, 20
    April 10, 24
    May 8, 22

    Intermediate School:
    Sept. 26
    Oct. 10, 24
    Nov. 14
    Dec. 5, 19
    Jan. 16, 30
    Feb. 13, 27
    March 13
    April 3, 17
    May 1, 15

Holiday Spiritwear Sale

  • Order your Fremont Spiritwear today thru November 16th by clicking here. Orders will be delivered the week of December 17th, before the start of winter break.

    If you have any questions please contact Becky Koenigsknecht at or Christie Johnson at

PTO Meeting Dates

Committee Chairs

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

    Lincoln Vice President: Janelle Martinez, This is Janelle's first year on the PTO board but has been active in her children's classrooms and volunteering at other PTO events. She has a sixth grader, a third grader, a preschooler and a younger child at home.

    Elementary Vice President: Sue Lee, Sue is in her third 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 fourth grader, a second grader, a first grader and a younger child at home.

    Intermediate Vice President:  Jen Arroyo, Jen has been an active PTO member since her oldest child started preschool at Fremont School District 79. She is always willing to help wherever needed. Being an elementary school principal she has a great perspective. She has a third grader, a kindergartner and a younger child at home.

    Middle School Vice President: Sonja Kajohn, Sonja has been active in the PTO for many years and has a served as the Ways and Means and Box Top Chairs. Sonja has been an integral part in getting the school supply kits up and running.  She has a son in fifth grader and a daughter who is a sophomore at Mundelein High School this year.

    Secretary/Communications: Jen Knop, Jen is new to the PTO board, but not to the PTO. She dove into communications when her oldest child started at Fremont and has been involved ever since; also helping out with book fairs, in the classrooms, or wherever needed. She has a fourth grader, a second grader and a younger child at home.

    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 two eighth graders and a fifth grader. Christie works at the elementary school.