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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School Store

  • The school store is now closed for the year.

Box Tops Winners

  • Thank you to everyone who sent in Box Tops to help raise money for the PTO and a special thank you to all the volunteers that have been helping out! The individual winner of a $25 Visa gift card is Finn Rollinger. The class that won a pizza party is Ms Gust. Please continue to clip Box Tops and send them in. Remember to include your child’s name, teacher, grade and number of box tops enclosed to be counted towards our next contest. Any questions, please contact Janelle Martinez at

Online Student Directory Information

  • The PTO is excited to announce that we are moving our student directory (formerly known as the Buzz Book) online! All parents need to do is set up an account on the Membership Toolkit website, pay the $15 PTO membership fee and the online student directory will be available as early as the end of the day on August 21st. Please see the attached file to view the instructions to have your family in the directory and gain access to the online student directory. If you have any questions, please contact Christie Johnson at

The PTO needs YOU!

  • Interested in stepping up and heading a committee for the 2019-20 year? Fill out the self-nomination form and mark your interests. If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact PTO President Stacie Brown to receive the signup link.

PTO Meeting Dates

Susan Ryba Named EVA Winner

  • Congratulations and thank you to Susan Ryba, this year's recipient of the Excellence in Volunteering Award (EVA). Susan has volunteered with the PTO for fourteen years, as her children have gone through the Fremont schools. She has most recently chaired the Hospitality committee, and her efforts and commitment will be missed!

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.

PTO Meeting Minutes

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.