Welcome to the 2019/20 School Year

The SVS PTO is pleased to welcome parents, guardians, and educators to celebrate the start of the new school year on Friday, September 13, 2019, from 6 PM - 9 PM at Hopkins Vineyard for the Second Annual SVS PTO Taste of the Region Wine Tasting & SVS Community Get Together.

The first annual Taste of the Region held in September 2018 was a dynamic evening with over 125 adults from the Region 12 community of Bridgewater, Roxbury, and Washington attending. Thanks to our sponsors, silent auction donors, and donations received from local cafes and restaurants we raised nearly $5,000 to support Shepaug Valley School (SVS) Student activities, clubs, and events.

With your help, we hope to make this year's event even bigger as we welcome parents and guardians from the towns of Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, New Milford, New Fairfield, Newtown, and Sherman to our school for the opening of the Shepaug AgriScience Academy.

We hope you will join us in celebrating all our region has to offer by buying tickets to this event. Tickets can be purchased online using a credit card by clicking here - or - tickets can be purchased by check payable to SVS PTO and mailed to SVS PTO TOTR at 159 School Street, Washington, CT 06793. This event is open to adults ages 21 years of age and older.

Interested in becoming an event sponsor, silent auction donor, or food and beverage donor? If yes, please click here for details and key dates.

Our Mission

The SVS PTO is organized for the purpose of fostering communication and engagement between parents, guardians and educators to ensure every student in grades 6-12 has the opportunity to enhance their education through well supported activities, clubs and events.

2019/20 PTO Board

The SVS PTO is led by a nominated board of parent volunteers whose students are currently enrolled in grades 6-12 at Shepaug Valley School.

Julie King, President - High School Parent
Washington Resident
Parent of Wilson King 2019, Wyatt King 2022

Nicole Ross, Vice President - Middle School Parent
Roxbury Resident
Parent of Luca Tammaro 2024, Gabriel Tammaro 2029

Angela LeClerc, Treasurer - Middle and High School Parent
Sherman Resident
Parent of Gianluca LeClerc 2020, Sandra LeClerc 2023,
Marco LeClerc 2025, Giada LeClerc 2031

Niki Orletski, Secretary - Middle and High School Parent
Bridgewater Resident
Parent of Katie Orletski 2023, Nicholas Orletski 2025, Natalie Orletski 2028

Key Initiatives

Key initiatives of the SVS PTO include:

  1. Leverage the SVS PTO website and Facebook page to provide a platform for greater awareness, engagement, and promotion of SVS.
  2. Establish relationships with educators who lead SVS after school activities and assist in
    providing parent/guardian and financial resources to support student activities, clubs, events.
  3. Recruit parent/guardian ambassadors to work with with the PTO and educators to support student, activities, events.