The Sumner Academy PTO is about working together toward a common goal. That goal is creating a better school and better educational experience for our children. We strive to create an atmosphere where teachers and administrators can do their best work -- and so can our children! 

In addition to the important events listed below, the PTO also coordinates refreshments for school programs, healthy snacks during achievement testing, teacher snacks throughout the year, teacher/staff gifts at Christmas, and provides t-shirts, lunch and water during Field Day.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or ideas!

Kelly Smits, PTO President

PTO Board Members

Kelly Smits, Co-President

Margaret Carroll, Co-President

Joline Waites, Treasurer

Steve Jackson, Headmaster

Lindy Dillehay, Lower School Director

Johnna Hutchison, Middle School Director

Lisa Stevison

Samantha Stowers

Lisa Fowler-Smith

Donna Schneider

Kristen Weigel

Alison Kanaby

Teresa Frisbie

Hollie Deese

Karen Stephens

Jenny Slate Lee

Priya Bazzani


PTO Meeting Dates

Monday, August 15th - 3:15 pm Art Room

Monday, September 26th - 8:00 am Cafetorium

Monday, October 17th - 3:15 pm Art Room

Monday, November 14th - 8:00 am Cafetorium

Monday, December 12th - 3:15 pm Art Room

Monday, January 9th - 3:15 pm Art Room

Tuesday, February 7th - 8:00 am Cafetorium

Wednesday, March 1st - 3:15 pm Art Room

Monday, April 3rd - 8:00 am Cafetorium

Monday, May 1st - 3:15 pm Cafetorium



PTO Important Events

July 27 - Back-to-School Uniform Swap & Kona Ice Party

August 2 -  Back to School Coffee (8:00 a.m. cafetorium)

September 8 - Ice Cream Social & Movie Night (6:00 pm Field House)

October 21 - Bon Fire/Cookout (5:45 pm Field House/Front Field)

December TBD - Trivia Night (6:00 pm cafetorium)

December 14 - Christmas Cookie Decorating (6:00 pm Pre-K Kitchen area)

January 13 - 16 - Family Ski Trip

January 27 - Lasagna Dinner/Talent Show (5:30 pm cafetorium)

February 13 -  Donuts with Dads (7:00 am cafetorium)

April 22 -  5K (Gallatin Civic Center - Triple Creek Park)

May 8 - Muffins with Mom (7:00 am cafetorium)


PTO Connection



Educating independent thinkers since 1973.


We believe in teaching a love of learning.


We believe in teaching with patience.


We believe in valuing the differences each student brings.


We believe in collaborating with parents.


We believe in creating and promoting a safe environment.


We believe in fostering social and personal responsibility.

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