About the PTO

Join us at a PTO Meeting

Moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandpas, guardians – join us! Everyone involved in a Nokomis child’s life is invited to participate and share their voices and ideas.

We meet virtually unless the weather allows. When possible, we meet outside at Nokomis Montessori South or Mounds Park Picnic Area.

If you are interested in attending, email nokomissouthpto@gmail.com (or call 651-744-5500) and let us know; we’ll make sure you get the details.

When We Meet: 2nd Tuesday of each month, September- June, 6-7pm

Mission Statement

  • To promote activities that enhance the joy and well-being of Nokomis families in a way that complements and enriches the learning environment.  
  • To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise, protect, and prepare their children. 
  • To encourage parent involvement in the schools. 
  • To build community within the school, and enhance the relationship among the school and parents. 
  • To provide volunteer and financial support for school activities that result in the nurturing and educating of all school students. 

Our Board

Our current board positions are:

Co-Chair – Meredyth Kramschuster

Co-Chair – Mary Voigt

My name is Mary Voigt and I am a member of the PTO since the fall of 2020.  I have two children at Nokomis. I chose to join the PTO to have a way to connect with other parents during distance learning and have enjoyed being able to help the wonderful teachers at Nokomis.  It really is an amazing learning community, and I am so happy to be a part of it.  The sun always rises on the East Side and Nokomis South reflects the best of our shared community.  Come help us grow! Fun fact: I have taught at Johnson Senior High for 17 years.  Go Govies! 

Secretary – Jennifer Schultz

Hi!  I’m Jenny Schultz and I’ve been part of the Nokomis South community since 2013 when my oldest child was in kindergarten (he’s now in 8th grade!).  I became active with the PTO in 2016 and have been serving as the secretary for the past 3 years.  I currently have two children at Nokomis.  Our family LOVES the amazing Nokomis South community and I became a part of the PTO in order to support the incredible teachers, learners, and families.  Fun Fact: I’m a science nerd who works at the University of Minnesota, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology. 

Treasurer – Kari Carlson

Hi, my name is Kari Carlson and I am currently the PTO treasurer.  I have 2 children that attend Nokomis. I joined the PTO in 2018 and have been the treasurer since the 2019-2020 school year. My favorite part of being on the Nokomis PTO is building relationships with our parents and staff members at Nokomis.  Fun fact: I also work at Nokomis in the ASD classroom.


The PTO has 3 committees that meet outside of the regular business meetings:

  • Outreach/ Communications
  • Events
  • Fundraising

A teacher representative from each grade level is also present at all business meetings.

PTO Members

Current parent members: Meredyth Kramschuster, Jennifer Schultz, Kari Carlson, Jessica Jones, Wendy Slade, Briana Erickson, Tabatha Barrett, Katie Mikesh, Mary Voigt, and Adrienne Greenlee.

View minutes from past PTO meetings