The Scholars Academy Parent-Teacher-Organization is responsible for supporting the mission of the school by:
  • Fostering open communication and building community
  • Encouraging and coordinate parent involvement 
  • Enriching and improving academic and social programs
  • Serving as an advocate for our school and our children

Our PTO members and leaders are all parent volunteers. Whether you can commit a little or a lot, your contribution counts!

Parent participation is a big part of what makes Scholars Academy such a great school. PTO members vote on important decisions, such as PTO fundraising and budget.

All general PTO meetings are open to every parent. Please consider attending to find out more about what the PTO does for the Scholars Academy or how you can help. Upcoming dates and times are listed on the online school calendar and announced in the newsletter.

Want to find out how you can help? or just have a question?  
Email our PTO Officers or submit your question/comment here:  Contact Us

Sharon Tam              PTOPresident@scholarsacademy.org
Karen Pietrafesa       PTOVicePresident@scholarsacademy.org
Rishi Srivastava        PTOTreasurer@scholarsacademy.org
Josi Amaral               PTOSecretary@scholarsacademy.org

Community Event Chairs
New Parent Family Events - Alexandra O'Rourke, Alison Hall, Karen Pietrafesa
Fall Social:  Haritha Wunnava
Muffins With Mom, Doughnuts With Dad - Sheetal Puri
Family Science Night - Premini Nammalwar
Chalotte Hornets Game - Alison Hall
Father Daughter Dance - Ambika Shymala  
Mother Son Event - Alison Hall 
Parent-Only Event, Silent Auction - Karen Cleary, Smita Korrapati

Middle school Halloween Bash: OPEN
Family Bingo Night - OPEN

Program Support Chairs
Lunch - Josi Amaral 
Spirit-Wear - Josi Amaral
Library - Joanna Keel 

Fundraising Chairs
Book fair - Karen Pietrafasa
Loyalty Rewards - Vimal Vijayasekaran
GoPlaySave - Ambika Shyamala/Sharon Tam 
Back to School Kits - Sharon Tam  

Communications/Advocacy Chairs
Teacher Appreciation Week - Pallavi Patil
Teacher Treats – Karen Cleary
Carpool coordinator – Shruti Arora Sundar
Lost and Found - Priya Mani 
Room Parent Coordinator - Rupa Balachandran 

Healthy Scholars Chair- OPEN