Enriching the Educational Experience of All Students

Who We Are

Every parent, guardian, and staff person is automatically a member of the PTO at Charlestown School. We operate with a small PTO Board and a large group of parents and staff who contribute by attending meetings, sharing ideas, volunteering time, or chairing events. We believe that everyone has something to contribute, and that every contribution, whether big or small, helps make our school a wonderful learning community for our children.


Current PTO Board


President: Cassi Charette 

Vice President:Jill Fontenault

Treasurer: Heidi Pirotte 

Secretary: Lola Fleischman

Learn More About Us


Event Chairs

5K Walkathon: Cathy Moffitt 

Artessy Food Fundraiser: Ann-Marie Louzon & Christy Sheehy 

Book Fair: Sherri Jackson 

Box Tops: Abby Garrepy 

Boys Event: Amber Thomas 

Bulletin Boards: Amber Thomas  

Color Run: Cassi Charette 

Cultural: Bridget Prescott 

FLASH: Mindy Trudell 

Girls Event: Jenny Petersen 

Open House Dinner for Teachers: Melissa England 

Outdoor Learning Space: Karen Bellnier 

Parent's Night Out: Andrea Holland 

PTO Website: Jill Fontenault 

Pumpkin Glow: Cathy Moffitt 

Run for Funds: Cathy Moffitt 

Spaghetti Supper: Andrea Holland 

Square 1 Art: Cassi Charette 

Stop & Shop A+ Rewards: Kirsten Fester 

Teacher Appreciation Week Chair: OPEN 

Yearbook: Jenny Petersen 

What We Do


Examples of What We Do

 Teacher Support

  • Outdoor Learning Space
  • Welcome books for incoming K children
  • PE Equipment
  • Scholastic News for all grades
  • A to Z Reading web subscription
  • In-class field trips (Save the Bay, Pumpkin Princess)
  • Teacher Professional Development

School Assemblies

  • Anti-bullying
  • Storytelling
  • Theatrical performances
  • Musicians

Family Events & Activities (Click for more details)

  • Yearbook
  • ​Spaghetti Dinner
  • FLASH learning program
  • Family Walk-a-thon
  • Boys Night Out & Girls Night Out
  • Food for 4th grade moving up

Meeting Agendas, Meeting Minutes, and Monthly Newsletters

During the school year, the PTO meets once per month and publishes one monthly newsletter. Links to past meeting agendas and minutes, as well as links to the newsletters, can be found here.


2019-2020 School Year

September 10 agenda minutes newsletter

October 1 agenda minutes newsletter

November 5 

December 3 

January 7 

February 4 

March 3 

April 7 

May 5 

June 2 

2018-2019 School Year

Contact Us

Charlestown School Pto

363 Carolina Back RoadCharlestown, RI 02813

(401) 364-7716


Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

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