Peirce Community

Peirce PTO Volunteer Opportunities 2018-2019

Would you like to become more involved at Peirce?  Whatever your availability and skills, the Peirce PTO has an opportunity for you!  Below is a list of roles and committees that are looking for volunteers to help in 2018-2019.  Please sign up if you are interested or email the PTO Presidents at [email protected] if you would like to find out more.  

In general, we ask for a two-year participation for the "chair" positions, allowing lesser-experienced volunteers the opportunity to learn from more-experienced volunteers.  

If the position you are interested in is already filled, please consider another role.  If you are not interested in any other roles, please contact us to determine if additional help is required for your preferred choice.

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BOARD POSITIONS

 

Tri-Presidents (3)

Volunteer acts as liaison between the school and broader community. Oversees and manages Board and all PTO committees. Monthly meetings with principal to review timely topics impacting school. Significant commitment.

 
All slots filled
Rebecca Anderson
Jennifer Bekarian
Alex Ozerkis

Treasurer

Position involves annual budgeting, monthly reconciliation of bank records, regular management of cash and deposits, and payment of invoices. Requires frequent access to school for transfer of cash, checks and other. Significant year-round commitment.

 
Valerie Davisson

Co-Secretaries (2)

Attend and document all board meetings, and do annual corporate filings. Assure tax-required thank you letters are distributed appropriately. Moderate year-round commitment.

 
All slots filled
Renata Butterfield
Noreen Martin Herzog

Creative Arts & Sciences Co-Chairs (2)

Oversees grade-level volunteers for all programming, including securing and overseeing school-wide programs. Moderate year-long commitment.

 
All slots filled
Karen Ghiron
Robin Stuart

Directory/Database Management

Volunteer maintains online directory database and oversees fall publication of directory. Significant commitment in early fall; minimal year-round commitment thereafter.

 
Renata Butterfield

METCO Co-Representative from Boston

Volunteer helps foster bonds between Peirce's Newton and Boston families. Organize casual Spring family event. Minimal year-round commitment.

 
Marjorie Montero

Fundraising Chair

Lead fundraising initiatives including the appeal. Oversee but don't run other fundraising initiatives such as Mystery Dinner. Significant commitment.

 
Prachi Samudra

METCO Co-Representative from Newton

Volunteer helps foster bonds between Peirce's Newton and Boston families. Organize casual Spring family event. Minimal year-round commitment.

 
Elizabeth Doherty

Social Action Co-Chairs (2)

Volunteer oversees Social Action Committee in planning and executing opportunities at Peirce to raise awareness and assist those in the greater community in need of assistance. Moderate commitment for various events.

 
All slots filled
Jennifer Bentley
Charlotte Stafford

Website

Volunteer maintains PTO website and posts announcements and important information. Moderate year-round commitment.

 
Amelia Angella

FUNDRAISING ROLES

 

Mystery Dinner Tri-Chair (3)

Organize a progressive dinner for parents. The evening culminates at a mystery location where everyone shares dessert. Significant commitment for 2 months in fall. Weekly daytime committee meetings are required for planning.

 
All slots filled
Renata Butterfield
Erica Chamberlain
Tara Fitzgerald

Peirce Merchandise (2)

Volunteers work with vendor to select and design new Peirce-logo merchandise to be sold at various events throughout the year. Moderate commitment.

 
All slots filled
Linda Hanusaik
Jess Black

COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENTS

 

Mom's Night Out (2)

This committee organizes an evening in the fall and in the spring at which Peirce mothers get together and socialize. Moderate time commitment for 2 events.

 
All slots filled
Aimee Anderson
Christina Sliwa

Dads' Night Out (2)

This committee organizes an evening (timed at your discretion) at which Peirce fathers get together and socialize. Moderate one-time commitment.

 
All slots filled
Prem Ganapathy
Dan Demeo

Back-to-School Picnic (4)

Volunteers coordinate the picnic in September, including the management of city permitting, food and festivities. Moderate one time commitment.

 
All slots filled
Holly Umina
Danielle Williams
Melissa Manis
Maggie DeMont

Family Dance Co-Chairs (3)

Volunteers coordinate the dance in spring, including the management of city permitting, food and festivities. Moderate one time commitment.

 
All slots filled
Jennifer Goldberg
Kate Shoemaker
Marie Washek

Incoming K & New Parents (2)

Bring popsicles to K's spring visiting day and coordinate 2-3 summer K playdates at Peirce playground. Attend and coordinate muffins/coffee for new and incoming K families on first 2 mornings of school. Minimal commitment.

 
All slots filled
Jaime Mason
Noreen Martin Herzog

Family Movie Night (3)

Plan and execute this community builder held in early spring. One-time event with limited time commitment.

 
All slots filled
Adriana Dukakis
Maggie DeMont
Bonu Kapoor-Mohimen

Safety and Safe Walks to School (2)

Promote and coordinate monthly walk to school days. Light commitment on a monthly basis.

 

SCHOOL SUPPORT

 

Room Parent Coordinator

Act as liaison between the room parents of each classroom and the PTO. Moderate commitment in September and sporadic commitment throughout year.

 
Claire Mitrokostas

Library Volunteer Coordinator

Help with volunteer recruitment, communication, scheduling, training of volunteers and other tasks. Prior Peirce library experience required. Moderate commitment, primarily during first and last months of school year.

 
Charlotte Stafford

Gardening & Grounds Co-Chair (2)

Work with co-chair to tend to the school's grounds, gardens and planters, watering as needed. Organize Spring Newton Serves event at Peirce through the City. Minimal year-round (including summer) commitment.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Pete Bekarian

Gardening & Grounds Committee Members (3)

These volunteers work with the co-chairs to help with school gardening and Newton Serves (see above). Moderate year-round commitment.

 
All slots filled
Bob Looney
Kate Shoemaker
Emily Cleveland

School Supplies Committee (4)

This committee works with teachers and our vendor in the early spring to finalize request lists, and then distributes packages in the fall. Availability to help distribute packages to classrooms for 1 day during the week before school is desired.

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Elena Selivan
Ayse Ayanoglu-Takacs
Anthony Dimidis

Teacher Appreciation Committee (4)

These volunteers organize and solicit food contributions for 7 events during the year, providing 6 breakfasts and a lunch to Peirce teachers and staff. They also manage the annual gift to teachers. Moderate commitment.

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Jaime Mason
Roshni Kutty
lily zhang

Photography

Attend and photograph several community building events as well as occasional school "Town Meetings". Make photos available to principal and PTO presidents. Minimal year-round commitment.

 
Teresa Curtin

EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT

 

Social Action Committee Members (4)

This committee organizes activities to benefit organizations in our greater community who are in need of support or assistance. Past efforts have included drives for food items, toys, Halloween costumes, and books.

 
All slots filled
Pam Sarian
Radhika Bhatia
Tanya Logvinenko
Jo Deal
am new to Peirce, would love to get involved

Spring Education Fair Coordinators (2)

Work with Mr. Chitty to plan Spring Education Fair (e.g., STEM Fair, Arts Fair, etc.). Recruit parent volunteers to give presentations at Fair. Organize and oversee details and running of Fair.

 
All slots filled
Puja Vohra
Star Lew

FORJ (Families Organizing for Racial Justice) Chair

Volunteer oversees Committee in planning and executing opportunities at Peirce that foster understanding and appreciation of our cultural and racial diversity, build community connections and empower us to support one another. Moderate commitment.

 
Elsa Janairo

FORJ (Families Organizing for Racial Justice) Committee (4)

Volunteers work with the chair to organize and execute various activities at Peirce that foster understanding and appreciation of our cultural and racial diversity, build community connections and empower us to support one another.

 
All slots filled
Prachi Samudra
Karen Ghiron
Ayse Ayanoglu-Takacs
Sena Gopal

Creative Arts & Sciences K Coordinator (3)

Two volunteers per grade secure and oversee grade-level Creative Arts and Sciences programs from a city-wide previously vetted selection. Requires coordination with teachers, visiting experts, and city coordinator. Moderate year-long commitment.

 
All slots filled
Liz Seeley
Noreen Martin Herzog
Amy Winston

Creative Arts & Sciences Grade 1 Coordinator (2)

Two volunteers per grade secure and oversee grade-level Creative Arts and Sciences programs from a city-wide previously vetted selection. Requires coordination with teachers, visiting experts, and city coordinator. Moderate year-long commitment.

 
All slots filled
Suzanne Demeo
Karen Ghiron

Creative Arts & Sciences Grade 2 Coordinator (2)

Two volunteers per grade secure and oversee grade-level Creative Arts and Sciences programs from a city-wide previously vetted selection. Requires coordination with teachers, visiting experts, and city coordinator. Moderate year-long commitment.

 
All slots filled
Cindy Chew
Lisa Caperna

Creative Arts & Sciences Grade 3 Coordinator (3)

Two volunteers per grade secure and oversee grade-level Creative Arts and Sciences programs from a city-wide previously vetted selection. Requires coordination with teachers, visiting experts, and city coordinator. Moderate year-long commitment.

 
All slots filled
Jess Black
Liz Seeley
Nancy Ghabai

Creative Arts & Sciences Grade 4 Coordinator (2)

Two volunteers per grade secure and oversee grade-level Creative Arts and Sciences programs from a city-wide previously vetted selection. Requires coordination with teachers, visiting experts, and city coordinator. Moderate year-long commitment.

 
All slots filled
Lisa Caperna
Holly Umina

Creative Arts & Sciences Grade 5 Coordinator (2)

Two volunteers per grade secure and oversee grade-level Creative Arts and Sciences programs from a city-wide previously vetted selection. Requires coordination with teachers, visiting experts, and city coordinator. Moderate year-long commitment.

 
All slots filled
Tamara Shepard
Liz Seeley

Understanding Our Differences Chair

Oversee Understanding Our Differences Program at Peirce.

 
Tara Fitzgerald

Understanding Our Differences Grade 3 Coordinator

Volunteer organizes 2 program units, recruits/trains volunteers, and presents the units at Peirce. Coordinators are provided with training, an online handbook and program support from Understanding our Differences staff.

 

Understanding Our Differences Grade 4 Coordinator

Volunteer organizes 2 program units, recruits/trains volunteers, and presents the units at Peirce. Coordinators are provided with training, an online handbook and program support from Understanding our Differences staff.

 
Holly Umina

Understanding Our Differences Grade 5 Coordinator

Volunteer organizes 2 program units, recruits/trains volunteers, and presents the units at Peirce. Coordinators are provided with training, an online handbook and program support from Understanding our Differences staff.

 
Tara Fitzgerald

Bulletin Board

Oversee bulletin boards in front and rear of school, assuring timely and beneficial information is regularly shared. Minimal year-round commitment.

 
Holly Umina

Principal's Coffee Coordinator (2)

Set up coffee for and attend monthly coffee discussions with Mr. Chitty. Minimal monthly commitment.

 
All slots filled
Robin Stuart
Suzanne Schumacher

Book Fair (5)

Responsible for coordinating and executing the annual Book Fair. Manage vendor relationship and parent volunteers. Significant commitment for 1 month in the fall.

 
All slots filled
Cindy Chew
Kelly Salem
Jaime Mason
Patricia White
Ayse Ayanoglu-Takacs

Color Day

Provide the popsicles for everyone's favorite stop during Color Day. Minor but important commitment!

 
Holly Umina

Library Gift Program (2)

Oversee program that facilitates parents purchasing books to donate to library in honor of a teacher or student. Moderate one-time commitment.

 
All slots filled
Claire Mitrokostas
Amelia Angella


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