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The mission of the Winnebago PTO is to promote open communication and understanding between parents and staff of Winnebago Elementary School.  Our efforts serve to enhance and maximize the education of every child while aiding them in achieving their highest potential.   We strive to promote quality programs and abide by our bylaws for the care, protection, and education of children in the home, school and community. Building a stronger relationship between the home and school so that parents, teachers and administrators may work together in the total education of the child is a key goal of the Winnebago PTO. Each year the Winnebago PTO challenges itself to learn more, do more and provide more both inside and outside of our school community.


Hi Everyone! My name is Charlene Pikul.  My husband Rodney and I have lived in Bloomingdale for the past 15 years.  We have two daughters, Haley (9 ½) and Emma (4 ½). Before the birth of my second child, I worked full time as a kindergarten teacher. Being in the classroom and being able to see first had the “light bulb moments” was one of the most rewarding gifts. I began helping out at Winnebago as headroom mom in 2014 and enjoyed every moment.  I will continue to volunteer my time in the classroom as much as possible.   I served as the 2016-2018 Winnebago PTO Vice President and I look forward to being the New President of the Executive PTO board. 
Vice President- 
Hi!  My name is Michelle Peterson and I have been a Bloomingdale resident all my life.  My husband Tim and I have a daughter, Khloe who is a second grader at Winnebago.  This is my third year serving on the board, first as the Vice President.  I have previously served as first grade head room parent, volunteered during the book fairs, worked on box tops and helped to organize teacher appreciation week.  I am grateful to be a part of Winnebago and look forward to an amazing year!
2nd Vice President- 
Hi My name is Cresyl Quevedo and I am a Mom of twins Rowell and Rowen, turning 7 in September, they will be in 1st grade. They also have a little brother, Raeden, 3 years old.   I was the Head Room Parent for Kindergarten and I also had the opportunity to do the Birthday boards. I love being involved in what's going on at school, especially with having twins. I look forward to being in this position, learning the process and gaining experience.  It also gives me an excuse to be crafty!! 
Hello, Winnebago families!  My name is Lauren Dixon and I have a first grader.  I love reading, it's my favorite thing.  My favorite authors include Mo Willems, J.K. Rowling, and J.R.R. Tolkien.  So look for me at future book fairs!  I am very excited and grateful for this opportunity to be a more integral part of Winnebago Elementary.  Looking forward to a fun school year!
Treasurer -
Hi, I'm Jean and I have lived in Bloomingdale for almost 31 years.  This is my family’s fourth year at Winnebago Elementary School with my daughter who is now in third grade. While working full time at Jones Lang LaSalle as a Senior Accountant, I also enjoy volunteering at Winnebago School.  Having served as the 2016-2018 Winnebago School PTO President, I am really looking forward to working with the new Executive PTO board for another fun and successful school year! 



The Winnebago PTO also assists with functions designed to bring the school community together and allow for social interaction among students, families and the Winnebago teachers and staff.  Some of these school community events include:

  • Classroom parties
  • Movie nights
  • Benefit nights
  • Monthly meetings  


Community service is included in the mission of the PTO. Some of the service-related activities we sponsor include:

  • Collecting for the food pantry on an annual basis
  • Sending candy to those serving in the military
  • Sponsoring a “coin war” to collect money for books to be sent to underprivileged countries
  • Participating in Relay for Life in the fight against cancer. 




The PTO sponsors several fundraisers and events throughout the year in order to help achieve these goals.  Over the years, funds earned have contributed towards academic related tools such as:

  • Updating the IRLA books in circulation
  • Providing each classroom teacher a fund to purchase needed resources
  • Purchasing the One Book, One Winnebago books to encourage reading and unity throughout the school