• University Avenue PTO

    The purpose of the PTO is to enhance and support the educational experience at University Avenue Elementary, including the STEM program, to develop a closer connection between school and home by encouraging parent involvement, and to improve the environment at University Avenue Elementary through volunteer and financial support.

      Board Members

      • President: Kim Lowinger
        Vice President: Erin Wallin
        Treasurer: Tessa Gedatus
        Secretary: OPEN
        Members at large: Brenna Heim, Tess Kuhn

      Meeting Dates and Locations

      • All meetings begin at 6:30pm in the Explorations Classroom.

        November 9, 2023
        January 18, 2024
        February 21, 2024
        March 21, 2024
        April 11, 2024
        May 19, 2024

      Contact Information

      • PTOs, booster clubs and nonprofits

        Anoka-Hennepin Parent Involvement provides helpful management information to parent-teacher organizations (PTOs), advisory councils, partnership teams, booster clubs and other nonprofit organizations that help students. 

        Topics include:
        • Leadership
        • Establishing non-profit organization (501c3) status
        • Non-profit organization and volunteer management
        • Financial and organizational management
        • Recruitment and retention of members
        • Partnership practices and networking
        Services include:
        • Consultations - Parent Involvement provides one-on-one or small group consultations regarding most topics related to managing parent organizations. 
        • Document retention - Parent Involvement will keep duplicates of crucial documents on file for district parent organizations (PTOs, PTAs, home and school associations, and booster clubs).
        • Leadership workshops & Special Events - are offered on a periodic basis. Topics typically covered include member recruitment and retention, publicity, communications, tips for treasurers and obtaining or maintaining (501c3) nonprofit status with the IRS. Visit the PTO and booster club workshop page to register for free trainings.
        • Partnership refresher - An annual training and networking event for members of Anoka-Hennepin's Partnership Teams is facilitated by Parent Involvement. This event assists teams in fulfilling their self-directed goals to boost student achievement and help schools in other ways. 
        To check out or browse book titles on all aspects of nonprofit management, visit the Anoka-Hennepin Parent Resource Center
        Use Library Name: AHPRC
        No Password is required. 


        Anoka-Hennepin Parent Involvement, 2727 N Ferry St., Anoka, MN 55303
        Supervisor: Liz Burgard, elizabeth.burgard@ahschools.us
        Phone: 763-506-1282