PTO stands for Parent-Teacher Organization and consists of parents collaborating with teachers and administrators to create a healthy, caring and supportive educational environment for all students. It promotes open communication and understanding between families and the staff of Kyiv International School and organizes fundraising events to support its activities.

Meet the PTO Team

President: Alona Fishchenko (alona.fishchenko@gmail.com) - Presides PTO meetings,  prepares meeting Agenda, oversees all committees, represents PTO, signs financial documents with approval/consent from the treasurer, attends School Board Meetings to inform about PTO events.

Vice-President: Halida Erlich (halida222@gmail.com) - Performs duties of the President in her absence, oversees programs for grants and scholarships, plans calls and chairs general meetings; maintains PTO Volunteer List.

Secretary: Lucia Massacesi (l.massacesi@gmail.com) - Takes meeting minutes, updates website and online media, maintains all physical records for the year and past years of the PTO, Email list of all PTO activity participants and PTO board members, designs PTO Leaflets and posters, maintains a copy of bylaws.

Treasurer: Anastasia Karaer (anastasia_kt@yahoo.com) - Acts as custodian of funds and performs all banking activities, receives reports from the school bookkeeper of all funds incoming to the PTO, audits all invoices and receipts, arranges payments for all invoices required by the Executive Board, maintains financial records, prepares a financial report, together with the President prepares a preliminary budget for the following academic year.

Board Adviser: Viktoriya Rosinska (vitaros20@gmail.com) - A person of experience with the previous year’s KIS PTO Board, aids the operations of the PTO board, the President and Vice-President, will substitute for absent board member.

Elementary School Liaison: Enni Hadzimustafic Dzekova (ennidzekova@yahoo.com) - Meets with parents and receives feedback from them, relay feedback to Respective School Principals and report administration feedback to parents, acts as liaison between PTO Board and respective school department.

Middle School Liaison: Nga Xuxu (hoaquynh236@icloud.com) - Meets with parents and receives feedback from them, relay feedback to Respective School Principals and report administration feedback to parents, acts as liaison between PTO Board and respective school department, acts as CEESA liaison and oversees food and drink sales at all CEESA events hosted at KIS.

High School Liaison: Beata Pankowska-Lier (beata-andreas-lier@t-online.de) - Performs duties of the President in her absence, ensures distribution of available School Handbooks and calendars to New Parents, oversees programs for grants and scholarships, plans calls and chairs bi-monthly general meetings; maintains PTO Volunteer List, acts as CEESA liaison and oversees food and drink sales at all CEESA events hosted at KIS.

Shop Coordinator: Oxana Kunchenko (osanna.kunchenko@gmail.com) - Acts as general manager of the PTO shop, recruits volunteers for the shop, establishes profitable goals for the PTO shop together with the board and represent the wishes of the shop volunteers and the parent community, prepares budget and plan for the successful operation of the shop, files an annual financial report incl expenses and incomes, profit or losses with the secretary and treasurer.