Friends of Kate Sessions (FOKS)

Friends of Kate Sessions (FOKS) is our school’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). FOKS operates as a 501c3 non-profit organization which means we can operate with greater discretion over monies raised and are not subject to any state-mandated processes. Our core mission is to enhance the curriculum and provide support for programs that the state and federal government no longer support such as technology, Spanish, library, art, and music at Kate Sessions Elementary School whenever possible and build strong connections between the school, family, and community.


FOKS has a volunteer Board of Directors that is made up of parents elected for a one-year term. We hold open meetings to discuss current activities and issues of interest to parents.  We encourage you to come to the PTO meetings and learn more about what is happening at Sessions. We would love to see you!


We try to design our fundraising so that it will reach each Sessions family and our local community. Over the course of the year FOKS offers families a number of ways to give. We realize that everyone has a different comfort level when donating that's why we have a variety of ways we fundraise and they are spaced out over the school year. Whether you are able to donate $10, $100 or even $1000, every dollar donated helps us reach our goal and we appreciate every contribution.


There are lots of ways to participate and give your time and talent.  We hope you will become involved in the Sessions school community whether it’s by purchasing cookie dough, running a booth at the Halloween Carnival, or chairing a school event.  The rewards are plentiful for you and your children. Research shows that kids whose parents are involved in their school perform better academically and socially and are more confident. Your time and talent are priceless.  Join us in fostering and supporting the kind of learning environment we want for our children.


Anthony Savoia, President 
Susie Horton, Secretary
Rosa Buettner, Co-treasurer 
Julia Seiders, Co-VP Fundraising
Nini Balestrieri, Co-VP Fundraising
Melissa Zamora, VP Communications
Lucinda Teufel, Room Parent Coordinator




2013-2014 PTO BOARD
Anthony Savoia 
Susie Horton               
Rosa Buettner
Co-VP Fundraising
Julia Seiders
Co-VP Fundraising
Nini Balestrieri
VP Communications
Melissa Zamora

Room Parent Coordinator
Lucinda Teufel
5th Grade Rep
Colleen Monaco

Kindergarten Rep
Holly Lutz

Parent at Large Rep
Bobby McLean
Parent at Large Rep
Kathy Combs

Art/Music Rep
Nicole Patterson                  
Sessions Contribution Drive (Seahawk Pride)
Aug 30- Oct 3
Co-VP Fundraising
Nini Balestrieri
"Day at the Bay" - Sept 15
Kathy Combs
Scholastic Book Fair -
Sept 23-27
Sandy Groves
Family DIning Nights
Kathy Combs
Jog-A-Thon  - Feb. 5
Chris Kropf
Valentine Family Dance -Feb 13
Cinzia Fisher
Talent Show -TBD
Cinzia Fisher
Drama Club -TBD
Libby Dufree

Garden Club
Holly Lutz
Auction Wine Collection Party -TBD
Susan Fall
Snezana Feighan
Box Tops for Education
Andrea Silber