Brown PTO

2017-2018 Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to be involved at Brown?

Whatever your availability and skills, the Brown PTO has an opportunity for you! Your help is always needed.

Below is a list of committees and roles that are in need of additional volunteers this year.

Please sign up if you are interested, or email  if you would like more details.

Thank you!

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Catering: Snack & Coffee Ordering (2)

Coordinating parent volunteers to bring snacks and supplies as well as set up for several Teacher/Staff & Parent events throughout the school year. Ex: Parent/Teacher Conferences; coffee for Parent Visit Days. Looking for 1-2 Coordinators.


Brown Wear (4)

Order & Coordinate Sales of Brown Wear during key school events and online. Looking for new Co-Chairs for a) Inventory & online sales and b) PopUp Sales in School. Past Co-Chairs have created a manual and will be on-call for questions.

2 of 4 slots filled
Xiaojin Liu
Never done it before, I will try my best
Qi Sheng

Brown Working Theater - 2017-18 School Year (4)

Lead Coordinator and Committee needed to assist Mr. Bailey-Adams and the faculty with parent communication and organizing parent volunteers for the Brown musical and play.

2 of 4 slots filled
Ngozi Enelamah
Andrea Nadai

Giving Project - Spring 2018 (3)

Parent Co-Chairs from Brown Wanted: Coordinate a very special potluck to raise funds for community non-profits. Joint project with Oak Hill. Work with teachers from Brown & OH. Brown Faculty Chair: Becky Cohen.

2 of 3 slots filled
Shirley Yang
Julie Irish

Online Shopping

Work with the Treasurer to manage and promote online fundraising programs for the school.

Ann Leacock

Building Brown (3)

Coordinate small buildings/grounds improvement or clean-up projects at NewtonServes or when needed

1 of 3 slots filled
Penelope Nam-Stephen

6th Grade Parent Social(s) (6)

Plan and coordinate 6th Grade Parent Evening Social(s). Looking for co-chairs and committee members.

3 of 6 slots filled
Mia Tinkjian
Sarah Housman
Ann Leacock

Faculty Foul-Ups - March 2018 (4)

Chair: Brenda Noel ~ Work with Katrina Antionellis on logistics for this student and teacher event that takes place after school. Training provided. A blast!

3 of 4 slots filled
Jake Weinberg
Janna Greenberg
Molly DeJohn

8th Grade/Class of 2018 End of Year Events Committee - April-June 2018 (6)

8th Grade Parents. Organize end of year events for 8th grade. 1-Canobie Lake Class Trip, 2-Evening Party at school, 3-Assist with Moving on Ceremony. Need a committee.

2 of 6 slots filled
Natalia Efimova
Esther Zaff

School Supply Kits - May/June & August 2018 (2)

New coordinator wanted to train with outgoing coordinator. Manage ordering & distribution for the all-school supply kits. Work with teachers to update lists and work with supply company to set up the in-school process. Committee members needed.




All-School Parent Social - 2017-18 School Year (flexible date) (6)

Plan and coordinate an all-grade Parent Evening Social. Looking for Co-Chairs and committee members.

4 of 6 slots filled
Julie Mandel
I'd be happy to help plan and spread the word. I am a mother of an 8th grade boy.
Kelly Fattman
Deb Allaire
I'd be happy to be on the committee for the all school parent social and help organize
Julia Harmatz

Library (10)

We have a new Librarian this year! To be determined how she will want to organize parent volunteers. Sign up if you'd like to be contacted when she settles in.

All slots filled
Kari Horstmann
Geralyn Coticone
Karen Weissel
Sherie Heywood
Erica Hong
Ngozi Enelamah
Alison Corkery
Shirley Yang
Nadia Johnson
Mia Tinkjian

Book Fair - May 2018 (6)

Cashiers and merchandising help. During school day and evening.

All slots filled
Kari Horstmann
Tina Siracusa
Alison Corkery
Nadia Johnson
Krisztina Pongratz Chander
Qi Sheng

School Council Representatives from PTO (2)

Group of parents, teachers/staff, and community members that advises the principal. PTO responsible for identifying parent members. Meetings held bi-monthly.

1 of 2 slots filled
Mia Tinkjian
Not sure how this works, but I am happy to help if needed


This team manages the Brown PTO website, keeping it up-to-date and topical. Another great position if you prefer to work from home. Training is available, but some web experience would be helpful.

Xiaojin Liu

e-Communications-Newsletter Editors

Help with editing and sending Brown Bear Report and PTO Announcements, on a rotating schedule. Training provided.

Shirley Yang

School Supply Kits - Wednesday, August 30, 2017 (4)

Organize & sort kits for pick up (2:00-3:30pm)


School Supply Kits - Thursday, August 31, 2017 (4)

Distribute pre-ordered school supply kits & sell BrownWear (8:45-10:00am)


School Pictures - Monday, Sept 12, 2017 (2)

Assist Brown's Vice Principal manage the flow of students on School Picture Day.

All slots filled
Sherie Heywood
Lore Colella

Back to School Night - Tuesday, Sept 19, 2017 (2)

Purchase & set up light snacks for the social hour during Back to School Night (Arrive at school 5:30pm to set up)


Back to School Night - Tuesday, Sept 19, 2017 (4)

Work at check-in tables, hand out school directories, take dues payments (5:30-7:00pm)

1 of 4 slots filled
Kari Horstmann

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