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Mercer Elementary PTO

PTO Volunteers 2022-2023

There are a variety of PTO volunteer roles that fit any talent, commitment level, grade, hour, or season.

The PTO needs:

- 17 roles/leaders to organize events and activities (including Rock the Stands, Girls/Boys Nights Out, Ski Club, and more)

- helpers to assist the PTO Board in four areas (grant writing, fundraising, carpentry, and landscaping)

- any time or help you can give. Don't want to lead but want to help? Volunteer on a committee or as an extra set of hands.

Questions? Contact [email protected]

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Volunteer Role (Semester)

9United Liaison (Fall+Spring)

9United is a local group that works with FHSD to host events - Chalk the Walk in Aug, Coin Wars / Shop & Share in Dec, and bottlecaps drive in Apr. Volunteer will work with 9U and guidance counselor to organize events for Mercer.

Elizabeth Bevacqua

Spirit Wear Coordinator (Fall+Spring)

Work with local vendors to design, order, and occasionally coordinate the delivery of Mercer's spirit wear items, including shirts, sweats, and socks.

Colleen Reed

Staff Appreciation (Fall+Spring) (3)

Parent volunteers express our sincere thanks to Mercer teachers, administration, and staff hosting surprise "Treat Trolleys", stocking the lounge, organizing appreciation week in March, and providing meals during conferences.

2 of 3 slots filled
Colleen Reed
Jennifer Johnson

Media Center Volunteers (Fall+Spring) (3)

Assist Mr. Frye in the Media Center with books, technology, student learning.

All slots filled
Courtney Doyle Chambers
Sarah Stitzlein
Sienna Faulkner

Marketing/Social Media Assistant (Fall+Spring)

Promote schoolwide and grade-level activities across the PTO's website, principal's message, PTO newsletter, and social media


Musical Theater for 1st-3rd Grades (Fall)

Mercer students put on a musical production directed by Performing Arts, Inc.PTO volunteers coordinate ticket sales, manage attendees of performances, and staff the snack booth.


Rock the Stands Co-Chair (Fall)

Mercer students arrive early to a Turpin HS football game and tailgate with food and games just for them. Students are in the game's opening ceremonies. Leader will organize games and food and recruit members to assist.


Move4Mercer Co-Chair (Fall)

This walkathon is PTO's biggest fundraiser. Co-chair will lead a committee to solicit donations/prizes, manage game stations, monitor laps, and assist teachers in coordinating classroom movements around the field.


Parent Night Out (Fall or Spring)

An opportunity for parents to socialize without kids and get to know the Mercer community. These events are held offsite in the evenings. PTO volunteers manage event planning, ticketing, and day-of coordination.

Becca Logan

Ski Club (Spring)

5th and 6th graders travel to Perfect North in Jan/Feb to learn skiing and snowboarding. PTO volunteer coordinates signups, transportation, and chaperoning.


Girls Night Out (Spring)

Mercer girls are invited to bring their special person to enjoy a fun evening of activities. PTO volunteers work with vendors to set up the events and serve as chaperones and hosts.

Jennifer Johnson

Boys Night Out (Spring)

Mercer boys are invited to bring their special person to enjoy a fun evening of activities. PTO volunteers work with vendors to set up the events and serve as chaperones and hosts.


School Supplies Coordinator (Spring)

Learn from the current coordinator for '22-'23 and take on the position in '23-'24. Work with Mercer's administration and school supplies vendor to organize and order grade-level supply lists and arrange fulfillment.


Art Show (Spring)

Students and their families are invited to spend an evening strolling the halls of Mercer to enjoy students' artistic talents. PTO volunteers serve refreshments and staff the spirit wear booth.


Running Club Coordinator (Spring)


Flying Piglets & FH5K (Spring)

Before Forest Hills' 5K, Mercer's 1st-3rd grades can run laps during recess in their own version of the race to earn prizes. PTO volunteer organize/monitor Piglet race and staff Mercer's booth at FH5K.


Mercer Mania Co-Chair (Spring)

Year-end school and family celebration. Lead a team of volunteers to organize and staff the event.


Eagle Mascot (3)

Wear Mercer's eagle costume at events to promote school spirit. 5'5" height for best fit. Great opportunity to volunteer your middle or high schooler.


Game Time Monitors (5)

Monitor and help students in the board/card game areas to support "Be a game changer" theme


I have landscaping skills/resources (5)

Beautify the exterior of the school with seasonal plantings and upkeep

4 of 5 slots filled
Colleen Reed
Amanda Flannery
Amy Heis
Kelley Allesee

I have carpentry skills/resources (3)

Assist in building new features to enhance teachers' lounges and spaces


I have grant writing skills/resources (2)

Assist PTO Board in applying for funds from a variety of grants


I have fundraising skills/resources (2)

Assist the PTO board in organizing and executing fundraising strategies


I am a chess enthusiast (2)

Volunteer to organize and teach chess for Mercer's chess club

1 of 2 slots filled
Matt Horwitz

General volunteering (Fall+Spring) (25)

I want to help, but don't want to lead an event. Call me for a committee, team help, or extra set of hands.

19 of 25 slots filled
Sienna Faulkner
Melissa Jackson
Christina Luebke
Amanda Flannery
Megan Carter
Katie Johnson
Melissa Watson
Bridget Wright
Jessica Cotter
Amy Smith
Kim Dwyer
Ashley Turba
Amy Heis
Jenna boberschmidt
Stacey Nienaber
Nicole Nuesse
Susan Venetian
Jennifer Johnson
Sandy Schlosser
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