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.

Lou Malnati's Fundraiser

  • Order Lou's and support your school! Buy coupons for as many 9" FROZEN pizzas as you'd like and pick them up at ANY Lou Malnati's location. Only $13 each. Orders must be submitted by February 21. See this flyer for details and ordering info.

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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Art Awareness Volunteers Needed

  • If you enjoy putting together projects for kids, we could use your help in the K-5 classrooms. We have plenty of resources and training sessions available to help you with any level. The classroom teacher is also there to assure you have a positive experience. You do NOT need to have a background in teaching or art. Contact Jen Crow for more information:

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.

Yearbook Photos Needed

  • Do you have great pictures from a school event or class party? Please login to Treering and share them! Just look for your student's teacher folder or the event folder and upload them there.

    Class and group pages must be completed by March 1st, and we still need help completing some of them. If you are interested in helping create these pages, please contact Bari Dacks at and Anne Eckert at for any Intermediate School pages.

March Madness - Save the Date

  • Saturday, March 14th - Come support your favorite Fremont teachers as they play against one another in basketball. Details (including which of your favorite teachers are playing) to follow.

Box Tops

  • It’s time for our winter box top contest! The class with the most turned in clipped box tops will win a class pizza party! Please put clipped box tops into a ziploc bag with total amount enclosed and teacher’s name by Wednesday, February 26th. Please remember to scan your receipts on the box top app as well. Thank you again for you support to the PTO.

Pura Vida Bracelets

  • Show off your Fremont Spirit and support the community you love. Pick from 3 styles -- $6 each or 3 for $15. See this flyer for details.

Online Student Directory Information

      • You can still register for our online student directory (formerly the Buzz Book) online at
      • Remember you child's information will not appear in the directory unless you add them. 
      • For additional details and information visit the PTO Website at additional details. 
      • Don't forget to download the FREE Membership Toolkit app to your smartphone-search "Membership Toolkit" in your app store.
      • If you have any questions, please contact Christie Johnson at

PTO Meeting Dates

PTO Meeting Minutes

Committee Chairs

  • President: Stacie Brown, Stacie is in her fourth year on the PTO board and 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 fourth grader, a second grader and a younger child at home.

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

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

    Intermediate Vice President:  Jen Arroyo, Jen is in her seventh 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 fourth grader, a first 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 a served as the President, Treasurer and on many committees. She has a son who is a junior at Illinois State University, a daughter who is a freshman at the University of Missouri, a daughter who is a freshman at Mundelein High School and a daughter who is in 6th grade. Kristie also works at the Middle School.

    Secretary: Jennifer Knop, This is Jennifer’s second year on the PTO board, but she has been involved with the PTO since her oldest child started at Fremont. Jennifer has a fifth grader, a third 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 a sixth grader and two freshmen at Mundelein High School. Christie works at the elementary school.