About Us

Jena Fairbairn Summers President


 Jeniece Fairbairn Summers, also known as Jena, has grown up around Robertson (but attended Warwick Neck) since her mother started working there in the early 90s! She has a daughter in 4thGrade, a son in Kindergarten, and she tosses cabers for fun!

Karen Kinder Vice President


 Karen Kinder, who answers to “KK,” grew up an “Army Brat” and after moving around her whole life, has made Warwick her home. She enjoys volunteering for the Robertson PTO, Pack 1 Warwick Cub Scouts, and her church. Her son is in 3rd Grade.

Corry Wheeler Secretary



Corry Wheeler has also grown up in Warwick and within the school system (and crossed many sports/school paths with Jena too!). She is still an avid soccer player and has two daughters; one in 5thGrade and one at the Middle School. 

Craig Parkhurst Treasurer



Craig Parkhurst is a transplant who grew up on Cape Cod and moved to Warwick after graduating from URI. He enjoys boating and house projects, and has a son in 2nd Grade.

Why Join Robertson PTO


The number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Organization is to benefit your children. In doing so, you also help your school. However, there are many more advantages. Here are just a few:

  •  Get Connected. There is no better way to know what is happening in your school. 
  •  Discover Great Resources. The PTO offers a variety of programs designed for parents and students. 
  •  Tap into a Network. Parenting is not easy—it helps to share ideas, concerns and experiences with other parents and educators in the community. 
  •  Watch Yourself Grow. By volunteering with your PTO, you gain valuable experiences. It is an opportunity to put your skills and hobbies to good use for a good cause.
  •  Speak Up. Because the PTO is a forum for exchanging ideas, you are encouraged to make suggestions. PTO can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school, and paid membership grants you voting rights. 
  •  Witness Improvement. By getting involved at your child’s school you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes.  
  •  Be a Role Model. You’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education. 
  •  Enjoy Substantial Benefits. Individuals and local units can take advantage of a host of member benefits!

What is the PTO

The Parent Teacher Organization, or PTO, was created for the purpose of bringing a clearer understanding between the home and the school so that parents/guardians and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education and activities of the children in an effort to secure for the students the most efficient physical, mental, social, and ethical education possible.

The PTO is made up of several officers as well as our wonderful school staff and volunteers. There is an Executive Board and body of voting members, and the PTO could not run without the help and dedication of our many Committee Chairs and their committee members! Please reach out if you are interested in helping with our Committees!

Examples of PTO Budget Priorities

What your contributions support:

  •   Folders for students K through 5th grade
  •   Agendas for students grades 3-5
  •   Sponsor iReady, First in Math, MobiMath,  and supplemental Science programs 
  •   Classroom Teacher & Staff Supplies
  •   Facilities improvements & maintenance 
  •   Field trip support for each grade
  •   Communications: Facebook, Website, Raptor’s Roar Newsletter, etc.
  •   Family enrichment events including Halloween Dance, Book Fairs, Movie Nights, Bingo, Spring Fling, Field Day, and many more!
  •   Student enrichment in- and after-school; Cardio yoga, Dance, Coding Programs, Art and Science, Planetarium, Music, and Storytellers, to name a few!