Parent Faculty Organization

Platt Tech’s Parent Faculty Organization (PFO) supports all aspects of the educational program by engaging parents in the life of our school. Parents, guardians, friends and faculty are invited and encouraged to attend.

PFO meetings provide an opportunity to meet other parents and school administrators and are a great way to keep involved in your student’s education. All meetings and presentations take place in the library/media center (unless otherwise noted) and are in collaboration with the Platt Tech Family Engagement Team. All Executive Board meetings are held 30 minutes prior to the general PFO meeting and all parents and guardians are welcome to attend. 

The primary agenda for meetings delivers education and information critical for parents of teenagers. These have been developed through interest surveys, which identify issues of concern. Each meeting begins at 6PM. and not to exceed one hour.

2019-2020 School Year PFO Meeting Schedule
Wednesday, September 11th 
Wednesday, October 9th
Wednesday, November 13th
Wednesday, December 11th
Wednesday, January 8th
Wednesday, March 11th
Wednesday, April 15th
Wednesday, May 13th
2019-2020 School Year PFO Officers


Cheryl Biela

Vice PresidentKathy Malone


Tracy Ceravone


Jill Spina

Membership Chairperson 

kathy malone

Faculty Liaison 

Michele Haramis

Faculty Liaison


David Telesca

How the PFO helps the school

Event/Activity Planning
 Several school-wide events are collaborative efforts with PFO support.

 We plan school fundraisers that generate funds to support student activities.

Recognition/Award programs
 Senior Awards program, Faculty Merit Awards and Student of the Month

 PFO has been instrumental in creating and maintaining Platt’s television studio, fitness center and outdoor classroom.

Curricular Enhancement
 PFO sponsors mini-grants for teachers and students that foster high student achievement, intensified teacher/student interaction and home-school communication. Typically, these are awarded in amounts under $300 and are used to subsidize class field trips, guest speakers and creative lessons not normally funded through Platt Tech's instructional budget.

 Parents/teachers serve as volunteers during and after school hours as chaperones, event staff, library aides and participants in activities.

Family Engagement Initiative
 This year Platt Tech is fortunate to be part of a family engagement initiative, which will establish a school-based resource center promoting connections between school and home. Look for more news soon.

Please join us while supporting your student’s school! Instructions for joining the Platt Tech Parent Faculty Organization are as follows:

  1. Download application
  2. Fill out application 
  3. Print application 
  4. Send completed application with $10 to school by either:
     Mail: Platt Technical High School                    
               Attn.: PFO / Membership      
               600 Orange Avenue      
               Milford, CT 06461
     In Person: Bring the application and check to the next PFO meeting.