Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

The PTO is an active volunteer organization at Friends School Haverford. Parents, faculty, and staff are automatically members and there are no dues. Meetings occur the second Thursday of each month and are listed on the School calendar. All parents are encouraged to attend in person or through Facebook Live on the PTO FB page. The PTO program for the school year is presented at the first annual meeting held in September, and funds raised during the previous year are presented to the School. We encourage every parent to get involved in the life of the School in a way that fits your schedule and your interests. There are volunteer opportunities before, during, or after school hours. It’s a wonderful way to be connected to your child’s education, to befriend fellow parents, and to make a difference in the life of the School.

2018-19 PTO Leadership

Chair – Karen Bleznak,
Vice-Chair (Fundraisers) – Alicia Walker,
Vice-Chair (Hospitality) – Vicky Ryan,
Vice-Chair (Service Coordinator) – Melissa Murphy,
Treasurer – Ginny Perrine-Wilson,
Secretary – Jason and Carolyn Fortenberry, and
Historian – Lauren Blacher,
PTO Liaison /Admission – Lisa Buscaglia –
PTO Liaison /Development – Matt Jackson –
For questions about how to get involved, contact your class parent or Lisa Buscaglia at  |  610-642-0354


Class Parents

Nursery School 
Jodi Gillman, Kiana Muhly and Patricia Flaherty-Fischette 
Teresa DiBona and Sarah Klein
Shannon Hartman, Corina Khettry, and Heather van Heusen
Melisa Moore and Melissa Murphy
Grades 1/2
Paloma Lum and Mina Stevens
Grades 3/4
Annie Duggan and Amy McCann
Grades 5/6
Elisabeth Browning and Tanya Cain
Grades 7/8
Caryn Rivers, Diane Rouine, and Katy Ruckdeschel

2018-19 PTO Meetings (the second Thursday of each month)

Thursday, September 13, at 8:15 am 
Thursday, September 20, at 6:30 pm – volunteer showcase
Thursday, September 27, at 6:30 pm – volunteer showcase
Thursday, October 11, at 8:15 am
Thursday, November 8, 8:15 am
Thursday, December 13, at 8:15 am
Thursday, January 17 at, 8:15 am *
Thursday, February 14, at 8:15 am
Thursday, March 14, at 8:15 am
Thursday, April 11, at 8:15 am
Thursday, May 9, at, 8:15 am 
*Third Thursday of the month due to winter break