About Bay Haven PTO
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Our Mission

What We Stand For

The purpose of the PTO is to encourage parents and teachers to assist with various school activities/functions/services, provide financial assistance where needs are identified within the school, foster a community atmosphere, and support the mission and vision of the school and school district.

Our Team

PTO Executive Board Members

Co-President: Kristie Desantis
Co-President: Nicole Van Blarcum
Vice President – Sponsorship : Liliana Esser
Vice President – Fundraising: Lindsay Castiglione
Treasurer: Harley Bascom
Secretary: Francesca MacBeth

Committee Members

Room Rep Coordinator: Nicole Starostecki
Box Top Collection: Beate Heyman
Morning with Mom: Kelly Fernandez
Donuts with Dad: Francesca MacBeth
Book Fair: Lindsay Castiglione
Green Team: Kerri Scolardi

Event Chair Members

Fall Festival: Lindsay Curry
Jog A Thon: Nicole Starostecki
Spring Auction Dinner: Michael Bente
Dances: Harley Bascom

Meeting minutes

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Download minutes from PTO Board Meetings

May 12th   |   May 5th   |   April 14th   |   April 7th   |   March 10th


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Meet the executive board members

My name is Kristie DeSantis. I have been a Bay Haven parent for 5 years. I have a daughter Abigail who is in 4th grade. This is my 3rd year on the PTO executive board and has chaired both school dance events. I enjoy working with our families and the kids in creating fun ways to enhance their experience here at Bay Haven along with supporting our amazing teachers and staff!! Feel free to contact me at any time and I look forward to a fun year!!

My name is Nicole Van Blarcum. I have been a Bay Haven parent for 6 years. I have a son Zane who graduated last year and a daughter Zoe who is in 2nd grade. I have been a room rep for 4 years and was room rep coordinator for the last 2 years. This is my 2nd year on the PTO executive board. I am a very hands-on parent and love to help everyone. You will often see me in the hallways or bouncing around all events. I look forward to a fun year and meeting all of you!

My name is Lili Esser. I have 2 children, Nico who is in 5th grade, and Dani, 2nd grade. I have been on the PTO executive board for the last 4 years, and a Room Rep for my kid’s classrooms every year.  I love being a part of the PTO because I feel we can contribute a little bit to our school and kid’s experience and help them to become more successful. Looking forward to a different, but an interesting school year!

My name is Lindsay Castiglione I have been a parent at Bay Haven for 2 years. I have a daughter Brighton in 2nd grade and a son Cason in 1st. I have been the room rep for both kid’s classrooms for the last 2 years. I love being involved with stuff at the school and will help out any way I can. This is my first year on the PTO board.

My name is Francesca MacBeth and this is my 4th year as a Bay Haven Parent. I have two sons at Bay Haven, Luca in 1st grade, and Finn in 3rd grade. I’ve been a room rep since the beginning and I am honored to be a part of the PTO Executive Board for the first time this school year! In my work life, I am an opera and ballet stage manager and a part-time certified yoga teacher. I love and value connection and community — two things that make our Bay Haven families so special — I can’t wait to continue to get to know you all and offer assistance and insight in this coming 2020/2021 school year!

My name is Harley Bascom and this will be my fifth year as a Bay Haven Parent! My son Pierce is in 4th grade this year. I’ve chaired or co-chaired the Daddy-Daughter Dance and the Mother-Son Dance for the last two years and will again this year. I try to participate as much as possible throughout the school year as Pierce’s elementary journey is such a formative time in his life. I can’t wait to meet all the new parents and see all our old friends! Happy 2020-2021 school year Bay Haven!