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Meadowbrook PTO Committees

Art Show
Chair:   Jocelyn Garner, Molly Mackey
Description:  

This Spring family event brings the entire Meadowbrook community together to celebrate the end of the school year in May.  The Art Fair offers a variety of artistic activities, and student artwork is on display.  It is also combined with the Ice Cream Social/Family Picnic!

 
Bells and Whistles Fundraising
Chair:   Helpdesk
Description:   This committee is responsible for tracking the sales of the Paperless PTO Bells and Whistles fundraising program.
 
Cultural Fair
Chair:   Liz Wang and Heather Wu
Description:  

Help coordinate the Meadowbrook Cultural Fair which will be held on March 13, 2020.

 
Back-to-School
Chair:   Kathy McNamara
Description:  

Before the start of school, this committee solicits/coordinates bus and playground volunteers for the first two days of school.  You will also order supplies and make buttons for new students, kindergarteners, new teachers and volunteers, organize a welcome mailing for new students and kindergarteners and contact 5th graders who assist new students.  Time Commitment: This role requires several hours of planning and organizing over the summer. Your job is done after the first two days of school.

 
Birthday Signs
Chair:   Karyn Tefka
Description:  

This committee distributes signs in front yards of families who order birthday celebration signs.  This is a PTO fundraiser.  

 
Block Parents - Health & Safety
Chair:   Samantha Neave
Description:  

Block parents are volunteers who are home most days when students are going to and from school and are available to help a student should a problem arise.  

 
Book Fair
Chair:   Julie Shaw and Jenn Loewy/ Volunteers: Mara Lappin, Jill Briskman, Paige Wenk, Debby Beerman, Carrie Hughes, Lorena Stevenson, Donna Sabin, Kathy McNamara
Description:  

Organize and run the Fall and Spring Book Fairs.

 
Box Tops/Labels
Chair:   Carrie Winkler
Description:  

Promote Box Top program and submit box tops for reimbursement.

 
Fall Fest
Chair:   Alma Dynia, Caryn Chalmers
Description:  

Plan a family event to kick off the school year.

 
Field Day Lunch
Chair:   Randi LeBoyer
Description:  

Organize PTO Field Day Lunch for students and staff.

 

 
Fifth Grade Breakfast & Awards
Chair:   Randi LeBoyer, Lisa Raju, Katie Anetsberger, Emily Kooistra, Aileen Porta
Description:  

Plan and organize the June breakfast for Meadowbrook’s 5th grade graduating class. Plan and organize the June awards assembly with school administration and 5th grade teachers.

 
Fifth Grade Yearbook
Chair:   Carron DeGrass, Beth Baker
Description:  

Work with publisher to organize and print the 5th grade yearbook. The yearbook is exclusive to the 5th grade class, and as such, a special and unique keepsake.

 
Food & Allergy Committee
Chair:   Debby Beerman & Carrie Winkler
Description:  

The Food & Allergy Committee will serve as a source of information for families with children with allergies and will be a liaison between the school and these families.

 
General Volunteer Pool
Chair:   Carrie Hughes
Description:  

Want to be helpful? Join the General Volunteer Pool.  The Chair will reach out to this group whenever volunteer opportunities are available throughout the school year.

 
Gift Card Plus
Chair:   Jenny Marta
Description:  

Distribute order forms, collect and submit payments, and distribute orders at Meadowbrook.

 
Grant
Chair:   Debby Beerman, Jocelyn Cohen, Donna Sabin
Description:  

Gather information from teachers and staff to determine a "wish list" and create a spending plan for excess PTO funds.  Time Commitment: this committee will meet several times a year, generally during the day when meetings with teachers and staff are necessary.

 
HOH 5k Walk/Run and Fun Run
Chair:   Chairs Needed
Description:  

Attend HOH 5K District meetings and help plan and facilitate the annual Homer O. Harvey 5K walk/run to raise money for the HOH scholarship Fund. 

 
Hospitality
Chair:   Randi LeBoyer, Beata Redzisz
Description:  

Organize PTO special events including: Staff/Room Parent Luncheon, Holiday Staff Lunch, and dinner for teachers during conferences.  (Cooking is not required.)

 
Ice Cream Social & Family Picnic
Chair:   Sara Giannoulias, Paige Wenk
Description:  

The Ice Cream Social & Family Picnic is a fun-filled evening for families to purchase ice cream and dinner items from a local vendor and picnic with friends on the Meadowbrook lawn.  The event also features an ice cream sundae stand, DJ, dancing and games for all! This event is combined witht the Art Show.

 
Library Assistant Coordinator
Chair:   Jenny Marta
Description:  

Schedule volunteers to help librarians shelve books and materials in the library. 

 
Meadowbrooklet
Chair:   Kristine Lewis
Description:  

The Meadowbrooklet Chair works with the PTO President to produce the back-to-school newsletter, The Meadowbrooklet.  (It can be produced by one person or the job can be split into two, an editor & designer.)

 
New Family Liaisons
Chair:   Susan Mathein
Description:  

Contact and welcome families to Meadowbrook, and connect them with relevant PTO committees and contacts. Organize volunteers to help distribute and pick up welcome signs in front yards of new Meadowbrook students.

 
Pizza Day
Chair:   Lisa Raju & Liz Wang
Description:  

Organize Pizza Day on the first Wednesday of every month.  Orders are placed online and pizza is delivered by NY Slices in Highland Park.  

 
PTO Executive Board
Chair:   President - Jenn Loewy
Description:  

The Executive Board coordinates the activities sponsored by the PTO.  

President:  Jenn Loewy jennifer.loewy@gmail.com

Vice President: Carrie Hughes carrielhughes@gmail.com

VP Fundraising: Karyn Tefka karyntefka@yahoo.com

VP Room Parents: Gina Lee Ginalee1139@gmail.com

VP Programs: Caryn Chalmers cchalmers@att-law.com

Recording Secretary: Carron DeGrass carron.degrass@gmail.com

VP Communications:  Gabi Cederlund gabriellecederlund@gmail.com

Treasurer: Liz Erlich lizerlich579@gmail.com

Website Coordinator: Gabi Cederlund gabriellecederlund@gmail.com

 

 

 
PTO Store
Chair:   Jodi Levin
Description:  

Coordinate, order, and sell Meadowbrook school clothing & accessories at events throughout the school year.

 
Project RED
Chair:   Regina Aniolowski and Karyn Tefka
Description:  

Project RED is a year-long effort to teach students to "Respect Everyone's Differences." In the past, activities included signing the RED Pledge, painting Kindness Rocks with buddy classes, and a special presentation in the spring.

 
School Supplies
Chair:   Emily Green
Description:  

Pre-assembled school supplies kits are ordered in the Spring for the following school year and are delivered to classrooms for “Meet Your Teacher Day” in the Fall.  The Chair of this committee spends time in the Spring creating school supplies lists with the teachers, sending out information to families about placing orders and inputting the orders. In the Fall, you will need 2-5 hours to help deliver the school supplies to the classrooms.  Time Commitment: This role requires half a day in the Fall and approximately 10 hours throughout the Spring.

 
Science Fair
Chair:   Caryn Chalmers, Aileen Porta
Description:  

Support the science department in organizing and promoting the Science Fair, a one-day event, held on a Wednesday evening in March. No specific science expertise is required of volunteers.

 
Special Lunch
Chair:   Carrie Winkler and Priya Patel
Description:  

Marla’s School Lunch Program is available on most Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Committee Chairs work with Marla to set the menu.

 
Staff Holiday Breakfast
Chair:   Lin Scibor and Beata Redzisz
Description:  

Plan and organize the teacher and staff breakfast during the week before Winter Break. Parent volunteers donate breakfast items and drop them off at school the morning of.

 
Story Reader
Chair:   Erin Dineen, Molly Mackey
Description:  

Coordinate parent volunteers in the Kindergarten and 1st Grade classrooms to read to the children for 20 minutes in the afternoon.

 
Teacher Appreciation Week
Chair:   Liz Abrams, Jocelyn Cohen, Emily Kooistra and Donna Sabin
Description:  

Plan and organize the teacher and staff breakfast and luncheon in May.

 
Website Assistant
Chair:   Donna Sabin
Description:  

Assist the Website Manager throughout the school year.  This includes updating events, setting alerts, adding items to the calendar, setting up "items for sale" and more.  Time Commitment: This position requires your time throughout the school year.

 
D 28 Board of Education
Chair:   Board President Tracy Katz Muhl, Vice President Tony Forchetti, Carol Currie, Lou Gross, Jennifer Gallinson, Michael Gilmor, Michelle Kohler and Superintendent Dr. Larry Hewitt, who serves as Secretary
Description:  

The most common board actions include approval of policies for the operation of the schools, employment of staff, adopting and monitoring the annual budget, adopting the annual tax levy, authorizing curriculum development, and providing general direction.

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