Who We Are
The purpose of this organization shall be: to enhance a positive learning environment for all Gower School District 62 (Gower West Elementary and Gower Middle School) students. We will do this through:
Bolstering relationships between the school, parents and teachers;
Executing school community-building social events for our schools; and
Funding classroom initiatives.
The Gower School PTO Board and Chairpersons are dedicated to supporting the development of all children. Our teachers and staff use many learning materials provided by the PTO to help children grow academically, socially, and physically. We regularly sponsor activities and events in order to offer a better learning experience for the children.
1st & 4th Grade Friends
Art Classes & Clubs
Band & Chorus
Battle of the Books
Be Who You Want to Be
Character Counts Program
Class Field Trips
Guest Speakers & Assemblies
Historical Perspectives Performances
Kindergarten Music Program
Library Magazine Subscriptions
Reading Incentive Program
Red Ribbon Week & Assembly
Spanish Language Resources
Special Education Resources
Speech & Language Resources
Sport Trophies & Certificates
Teacher Wish Lists
Track & Field
VIPs - 8th Grade
A majority of the proceeds from our fundraisers are used to fulfill Teacher Wishlists. Each year staff from our Gower schools are able to submit a request for an item(s) for their classroom, library, lab, field trip or school-run extracurricular activities. These are items not covered by the regular school district budget.
The PTO budgets an average of $16,000 for this expense each year.
Gower School PTO
7700 Clarendon Hills Road
Willowbrook IL 60527
GENERAL EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
EXECUTIVE VP: email@example.com
VICE PRESIDENT: firstname.lastname@example.org
PayPal: www.paypal.com @GowerPTO
Elizabeth Shaker Araujo (Grace & Audrey at Hinsdale Central, Jack 8th, Andy & Ellie 5th) returns as President.
Jen Kelly (Caroline 5th, Jack 3rd & Emma 1st) fills the new office of Executive Vice President for 2022-23.
Nicole Maggard (Aviana 3rd) is in her second year as Vice President.
Marie Cerwin (Caroline 4th & Elizabeth 1st) is PTO Secretary for a second year.
Katie Smith (Leathon 3rd & Hailey 1st) holds the office of Treasurer.
Victor Simon (Superintendent) is our corporate registered agent.
(Officer terms and duties provided on RESOURCES page)