The Gurnee District 56 Parent Teacher Organization (D56 PTO) supports the School Board, Administration, Teachers and Staff in upholding the highest ideals of education for our students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.  The PTO is made up of parents and teachers who volunteer to take a role in enhancing the educational experience of the children.


School Supply Kits

Chair:  Tina Inman


Back to school time means time for another year of school supplies.  Help us put together the kits that get our kids off to a great start!




Show your school spirit with

Gurnee D56 Spirit Wear! 


Volunteer Coordination


Coordinates Board, Committee and Event Volunteers.  There are many rewarding volunteer opportunities for you whatever your talent, time availability and interests. Contact the PTO board at for additional information. Help Make a Difference Today!!

2019-2020 PTO Committees


New Teacher Luncheon


A welcome luncheon for our new teachers.


Kindergarten Play Date

Chair:  PTO Board

Description: Incoming Kindergarteners are invited to meet up before school starts to help get to know one another :)


Holiday Shop


Happy Holidays! Holiday Shop is one of our more popular events!! Come for the fun and enjoy the make and take crafts, entertainment, food, vendor sales and much more.  Your help is what makes this event possible. Look for volunteer opportunities in December.