Mills High School PTO

Still have questions about college?

5/14/2024 Tuesday 6:30pm

As a follow up to the college prep sessions the Mills Counseling Department put together for families, the PTO has partnered with them to host an intimate, virtual session with a UC, CSU and private (Santa Clara) college rep.

Join us on May 14th, 6:30pm.  Come with your questions!

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Meeting ID: 822 9788 9396

Passcode: 880733

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The Mills PTO Board is Looking for Nominations

The Mills PTO, which supports the entire Mills Community, is in need of nominations for several key positions for School Year 2024-2025.

Please reach out to Joy Pasamonte Henry at if you would like to nominate someone OR yourself for any of the roles listed.  We cannot function without our volunteers!

Please submit your nominations by May 13.  

Open Roles

The responsibilities listed below are not all inclusive.  All roles are allowed a board vote.  All board members assist one another as needed and especially during larger events.  Roles are held for a minimum of two years, maximum of four consecutive years.

Treasurer - Manages the PTO finances, provides regular updates on the budget to the Board, maintains all financial records, is responsible for making sure our non-profit status stays in good standing, and taxes are filed in a timely manner.

Auditor - Performs an audit of the PTO’s finances at least once during the school year.

Annual Fund Chair - Responsible for working with the President and Board to determine Annual Fund goal, maintains the fundraising platform, co-chairs all events that are linked to the Annual Fund.

Volunteer Coordinator - Works with the President and any relevant event chairs to make sure volunteer spots are created and enough people sign up for spots that are needed.  Coordinates logistics with volunteers.

Social Media Chair - Maintains our Instagram Feed and FB pages - providing timely and relevant info on PTO events and Annual Fund needs/goals.

Freshman PTO Liaison - Primary PTO contact for freshman class families.  Ideally, this liaison will stay with the class for all four years.

Help Needed for Year End PTO Events

There are only a few weeks left of school and the PTO is excited to host a few events for our students, teachers, and staff.

We need volunteers for the following events:

Staff/Teacher Appreciation Week - Each class/grade is hosting a day to celebrate our teachers and staff.

Senior Awards Night - This is sponsored by the Junior Class of 2025.  It is Mills tradition for the Junior Class to provide light refreshments to families and students participating in Senior Students Awards Night.  

Staff Teacher Year Appreciation Breakfast - This is an event the PTO hosts annually to thank our staff and teachers for ALL they do. 

Graduation - we will need help with the snack table during graduation (this event is not posted on the volunteer page yet so please check back soon.  


Thank you in advance for your help!  We cannot support our VIkings Community without you!

Our School Library Needs Updated Furniture

For families who love shopping and would like to make an in-kind donation, the school library is in need of comfy furniture!

Please note that the materials need to be fire-retardent.  Ideas of needs below:

2-3 more BIG bean bags like this one in red:

2 Blue Grey 2-Seaters:

If you are interested in donating or have any questions, please email

Mills Annual Fund Check Presented to Mills

Thanks to those who donated to the Mills Annual Fund during last school year in 2022-2023!  On Back to School Night, Mills PTO President Joy Pasamonte Henry presented a check to Principal Pam Duszynski for $84,354 to support education programming, counseling, and our students.

A Message from Our PTO President

Dear Viking Families,

Welcome to the Class of 2027 families and welcome back to all our returning Vikings families!  I am excited to serve as your 2023-2024 Mills Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) President with our wonderful Board of dedicated volunteer parents/guardians and educators.  

Our mission is to communicate and keep our Mills Community informed, connect parents/guardians with other parents/guardians, teachers, and administration, collect funds to support the Mills Annual Fund and PTO programs, and celebrate our students, teachers, staff, and administrators.

What We Do

With YOUR help, the Mills PTO is able to do the following:

Our Partners

In addition to working closely with Mills High School administration, staff, and teachers,, we work closely with ALL family organizations in order to best serve our community. All our organizations support one another and are reliant on membership fees or donations in order to fund events, equipment, materials, etc.

How YOU Can Help 

Here are ways you can get involved and stay informed:

We look forward to supporting you and our students this school year.  Go Vikings!!!


Joy Pasamonte Henry

MHS PTO President

Message in Spanish | Chinese

We know that some families are unable to help financially.  But there are funding gaps that need to be filled, so we need all financially-able families to give what they can.  Please visit our web page to make a donation!  10% of your donation will help pay for PTO costs and the remainder will go towards the Annual Fund. 

Please do not forget to submit your corporate match - every dollar counts!  If you have not made your Annual Fund Donation yet, please send it.  EVERY dollar counts towards our $140,000 goal.

If we do not come close to our goal, there are classroom programs and initiatives that may not get funded for this school year and next. 


Donate TODAY!


If you work for a large corporation, chances are they offer a corporate match – please submit your corporate match for your Annual Fund Donation for this year.  Most companies match 1:1, which means if you donate $500, your company will match an additional $500!

We Need Everyone to Pitch In!

Our goal: $140,000

Minimum recommended family contribution: $500