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Welcome To MOT Charter K-8 Academy PTO!

The PTO was established to promote the welfare, growth and education of children, parents, teachers, staff and community at MOT Charter K-8 Academy. To reach that goal each year, the PTO sponsors projects and events that will improve the educational opportunities of the school’s community. All parents or guardians of MOT Charter students, teachers and staff of the school are automatically members of the MOT PTO and are encouraged to participate in the PTO activities.

For the PTO to be effective and represent the school, everyone’s participation is essential. We thank you in advance for taking your time to volunteer at MOT Charter School – to volunteer for an upcoming event, please click the VolunteerSpot link above.

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Executive Committee

Andrew Haines
President Responsibilities
Serve as leader and key contact for the PTO; preside at all PTO meetings; ex-officio member of most committees; appoint chairpersons for special committees; coordinate the work of the board and committees so that the PTO's objectives can be met. (Effort: year-round, on-going)
Chanel Duphily
Vice President, Administration Responsibilities
Act as an aide to the President; perform the duties of the President in the absence or inability of that office to serve; assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Board; coordinate the general activities of any Special Committees. (Effort: year-round, time varies depending upon activities)
Kelly Palaisa
Vice President, Membership Responsibilities
Preside at meetings in the absence of President and VP, Administration; recruits and manages the volunteer schedule for all PTO activities; maintains membership list; provides reminders via email, social media and print of meetings, motivates and leads volunteers to service. (Effort: 3-4 hours per month, on average)
Brian Papaccio
Treasurer Responsibilities
Be responsible for and have custody of all funds; make disbursements as properly authorized; be present at all PTO events where money will be collected; assure that PTO policies and best practices are follows with regards to funds; prepare financial reports for each meeting and as needed; prepare the books for an annual audit. (Effort: 4-5 hours per month, average)
Uchay Ohanenye
Recording Secretary Responsibilities
Keep the minutes of all general meetings and all meeting of the Executive Board; prepare correspondence and perform all other duties assigned; maintain master documents for website; keep the calendar of events for the PTO. (Effort: 3-4 hours per month, includes attending meetings and typing up minutes)
Gina Zanella
Correspondence Secretary Responsibilities
Communicate with faculty and staff regarding PTO related activities; maintain PTO social media and website activity; maintain positive relationships with donors, assume responsibility of meeting minutes, in the absence of the Recording Secretary. (Effort: 3-4 hours per month, includes meetings)

Click on the Position Title to see a description of responsibilities.

Mission & Financials

As an incorporated 501(c)3, nonprofit organization, the MOT Charter PTO’s annual financial goal is to operate on a break-even basis, with 100% of the funds raised supporting our mission. We typically distribute funds as follows:


Click the link below to access the most recent Treasurer’s Report:

PTO Treasurer’s Report – November 2015

Meeting Agenda & Minutes

Find out what issues the PTO recently discussed or voted on and whats coming up. Click the links below to access Meeting Agendas and Minutes, note there are no meetings during the month of the Annual PTO Auction:

May 2017
March/April 2017 – no meeting (auction)
February 2017
January 2017
May 2016
April 2016 – no meeting
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
June 2015

Nominations Procedure & Online Form Link

Parent involvement is critical for the success of a Charter school! PTO board members provide educational opportunities for students and support for teachers in a number of ways, making MOT a great place to learn.  Join us – it’s rewarding, it’s important, it’s even fun! 

Elected members serve a two-year term with elections for President, Treasurer, and VP of Membership on the alternating year from the elections for VP of Administration, Recording and Correspondence Secretaries in order to help provide continuity and easier transitions. All candidates for board positions must be registered with the Nominations Committee by mid-May. If you have any questions, please contact the PTO President at

To make a nomination complete the On-Line Nomination


MOT K-8 PTO By-Laws

of the MOT Charter School Parent Teacher Organization, amended as of January 22, 2008

More ways for you to support our children

MOT Charter School collects Box Tops and Labels for Education all year long.  If you have any to donate, send them in to school with your child or drop them in the collection bin in the front office.  In order to make sorting and submission a little easier for our volunteers and coordinator, please take a minute to ensure that your boxtops have not expired.  Please also try to clip as close to the dotted line as possible.

You can also earn boxtops by shopping online.  Simply register at BoxTops4Education and select the shop and earn tab.  Your everyday online purchases can add up to direct donations to MOT Charter School.

The money the PTO has raised through the boxtop campaign has raised $7500 and helped the school purchase playground equipment and improvements.  Every little bit helps and and we greatly appreciate your support!

We have collected over 4300 Labels for Education which are also used for playground and recess equipment.  Additionally, we have earned 20 bonus books for our library! Great Work!  Keep on clipping!