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Skokie Washburne Parents

PTO Committee Sign Ups 2020/2021

We welcome all parents to get involved in the Skokie Washburne Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) for the 2020-21 school year! 

The PTO supports the Skokie Washburne school community through fundraising and volunteer efforts that provide student enrichment programs, staff development, family programming, teacher grants and other numerous resources. 

The Skokie Washburne PTO is overseen by an Executive Board and comprised of numerous committees for which we would love for you to be involved. Much of the work is flexible and can be done on your own time. We are grateful for the time and effort parents put into these committees! 

We hope you find a few ways to connect with our school community in the opportunities listed here. Should you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us! We look forward to working with you.

2020-21 PTO Executive Board

Co-Chairs: Megan Riley and Victoria Willer

Vice Co-chairs - Amber Farashahi and Shawna Radzik

Treasurer: Kymm Junker

Assistant Treasurer- Sheila Canmann

Communications: Meg Moudy

Assistant Communications- Maria Faith

Secretary- Leigh Sears 

Created by:   Skokie Washburne PTO
 
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Available Committee Slots

5th Grade Coffee Committee (4)

Assist with planning and hosting a school coffee for 5th grade parents.

 
All slots filled
dominique birchmeier
Meredith Mazur
Kristen Lutz
Anna Gardner

5th Grade Welcome Coffee Chair (Fall)

Assist with planning and hosting a school coffee for 5th grade parents.

 
Anna Jaymont

6th Grade Social Dance Chairs (4)

Coordinate dances and pre-parties, organize volunteers & check students in. Dances are held 5 times throughout September-October and take place in the Washburne Gym.

 
All slots filled
Sarah Carano
Deirdre Franklin
Stevie Rush
Hilary Fedorinchik

6th Grade Social Dance Chaperone (6)

 
All slots filled
Mindy Turitz
Erin Luzadder
Sally Anderson
Carolyn Withey
Patty Lea
Party Lea
Sarah Levi

Art Department Chair - Skokie

Organize volunteers to help the Skokie art teacher with a variety of projects in the art room using Sign-Up-Genius and displaying students' art projects throughout the school.

 
Kymm Junker

Art Committee - Skokie (7)

Help the Skokie art teacher with a variety of projects in the art room using Sign-Up-Genius and displaying students' art projects throughout the school.

 
All slots filled
dominique birchmeier
Natalie Hamm
Michele Giczewski
Ashley Vaughn
Patti Pierce
Karen Halasz
Anita Bohn

Art Department Chair - Washburne

Organize volunteers to help the Washburne art teacher with a variety of projects in the art room using Sign-Up-Genius and displaying students' art projects throughout the school.

 

Art Department Committee - Washburne (5)

Help the Washburne art teacher with a variety of projects in the art room using Sign-Up-Genius and displaying students' art projects throughout the school.

 
3 of 5 slots filled
Effie Karavites
Leigh Sears
Lowey Sichol

Back to School Parent Party Chairs (2)

Organize fall party for all Skokie Washburne parents.

 
All slots filled
Lucie White
Katie Flanigan

Back to School Parent Party Committee (5)

Work with co-chairs to organize fall party for all Skokie Washburne parents.

 
All slots filled
dominique birchmeier
Selma Nemeth
Jill Beckstedt
Lisa Farrell
Jenni Healy

Field Day (Late Spring) Chairs Washburne (3)

Work with KW faculty to plan and organize school-wide Field Day Event. Recruit and schedule parent volunteers.

 
All slots filled
Tracy Winslow
Tracy Winslow, Emily Baby, and Natalie Hamm would love to do this together!
Emily Baby
Natalie Hamm

Field Day (Late Spring) Committee- Washburne (6)

Assist co-chairs in planning and organizing school-wide Field Day event. Assist in the recruitment and scheduling of parent volunteers.

 
All slots filled
Effie Karavites
Julie Pagliaro
Cynthia Rapp
shelley sharfstein
Ashlea Varca
Amy Kay

Field Day Chairs (Late Spring) Skokie (2)

Work with KW faculty to plan and organize school-wide Field Day Event. Recruit and schedule parent volunteers.

 
All slots filled
Jennifer Tucker
Erin Kelly

Field Day Committee Skokie (6)

Assist co-chairs in planning and organizing school-wide Field Day event. Assist in the recruitment and scheduling of parent volunteers.

 
All slots filled
Heather Stepan
Cynthia Rapp
Michele Giczewski
Suzy Eilers
Sarah Plahn
Kristen Lutz

Grand Food Receipts Coordinator Skokie (2)

Work together to promote and collect receipts from the Grand Food Center for Skokie/Washburne to receive a 3% return. Has potential to generate significant income. This is a flexible, on-going position that can be done on your own time.

 

Grand Food Receipts Coordinators Washburne (2)

Work together to promote and collect receipts from the Grand Food Center for Skokie/Washburne to receive a 3% return. Has potential to generate significant income. This is a flexible, on-going position that can be done on your own time.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Justine Cody

Green Team Co-Chairs - Washburne (2)

Liaison between D36 Green Team and school Principal, Faculty, and PTOs re sustainable thinking, attend D36 Green Team monthly meetings & Coordinate with D36 Green Team and school re school year programming.

 

Green Team Committee - Washburne (4)

Committee members will assist co-chairs implement Green initiatives and events.

 

Green Team Committee - Skokie (4)

Committee members will assist co-chairs implement Green initiatives and events.

 

Green Team Committee Co-Chairs - Skokie (2)

Liaison between D36 Green Team and school Principal, Faculty, and PTOs re sustainable thinking, attend D36 Green Team monthly meetings & Coordinate with D36 Green Team and school re school year programming.

 

Hospitality Chair Skokie

Organize catered breakfast/lunch for teachers and staff three times a year. Two times in the fall and one time in the winter.

 
Sarah Ann Harris

Hospitality Committee Skokie (4)

Assist co-chairs in organizing and planning.

 
All slots filled
Stacey McConnell
Katie Flanigan
Emily Prentice
Kate Kligora

Hospitality Chair Washburne

Organize catered breakfast/lunch for teachers and staff three times a year. Two times in the fall and one time in the winter.

 
Jen Waugh

Hospitality Committee Washburne (4)

Assist co-chairs in organizing and planning.

 
All slots filled
Sara Kirkpatrick
Heather Lucey
Sarah Tegel
susan canmann

New Family Chair Washburne

 
Bridget Orsic

New Family Committee - Washburne (4)

Work with the New family committee chair to connect with families new to Washburne/District 36. Attend and help chair organize The New Family Gathering in late August- early September

 
All slots filled
Vanessa Frazer
Kim Melancon
Alicia Waters
Brie Root

New Family Committee Skokie (5)

Work with the New family committee chair to connect with families new to Skokie/District 36. Attend and help chair organize The New Family Gathering in late August- early September

 
4 of 5 slots filled
Layla Danley
Liza Michaels Gravengaard
Jennifer Eilers
Alicia Waters

New Family Mentoring Chair Skokie

Work with school principal to help welcome new families to Skokie and District 36. Organize volunteers to connect with new families and attend the New Family Gathering in late August-early September.

 
Caroline Betsill

Orchestra Program Chair - 5th Grade

Serve as a liaison between strings instructor & parents, collect dues, provide refreshments at post concert receptions, buy thank you gifts for instructors and other tasks as needed. Works with band chair.

 
Suzanne Lavin

Orchestra Program Committee - 5th Grade (4)

Serve as a liaison between strings instructor & parents, collect dues, provide refreshments at post concert receptions, buy thank you gifts for instructors and other tasks as needed. Works with band chair.

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Courtney Holohan Mueller

Orchestra Program Chair - 6-8th Grade

Serve as a liaison between strings instructor & parents, collect dues, provide refreshments at post concert receptions, buy thank you gifts for instructors and other tasks as needed. Works with band chair.

 

Orchestra Program Committee - 6-8th Grade (4)

Serve as a liaison between strings instructor & parents, collect dues, provide refreshments at post concert receptions, buy thank you gifts for instructors and other tasks as needed. Works with band chair.

 

School Picture Day Chair - Skokie

Coordinate with school administration and photographers to help manage the flow of classes to and from the picture taking area on picture day. This position requires a 4 hour commitment.

 
Carolyn Withey

School Picture Day Committee - Skokie (4)

Coordinate with school administration and photographers to help manage the flow of classes to and from the picture taking area on picture day. This position requires a 4 hour commitment.

 
All slots filled
Heather Stepan
Meredith Mazur
Anita Bohn
Sheila Canmann

School Picture Day Chair - Washburne

Coordinate with school administration and photographers to help manage the flow of classes to and from the picture taking area on picture day.This position requires a 4 hour commitment.

 
Nidhi Singh

School Picture Day Committee - Washburne (4)

Coordinate with school administration and photographers to help manage the flow of classes to and from the picture taking area on picture day. This position requires a 4 hour commitment.

 
All slots filled
Sarah Alshouse
Deirdre Franklin
Julie Pagliaro
Hilary Fedorinchik

School Planters Chair - Skokie/Washburne

Plant and maintain seasonal planters around the Skokie/Washburne grounds.

 
Katie Flanigan

School Planters Committee - Skokie/Washburne (5)

Plant and maintain seasonal planters around the Skokie and Washburne grounds.

 
2 of 5 slots filled
Carolyn Withey
Anne Hemmings

Skokie 5K Chair

Work with school principal and service advisor to organize volunteers, registration, pre-race packet pick up, water stations, and mile markers along the race route.

 

Skokie 5K Committee (6)

Assist chair in organizing volunteers, registration, pre-race packet pick up, water stations, and mile markers along the race route.

 
4 of 6 slots filled
Layla Danley
Emily Prentice
Caroline Betsill
Lowey Sichol

Skokie Lunch Volunteer

Volunteers to serve lunch at Skokie. The level of commitment and dates of commitment are your choice. As long as your child is at school, you will have the opportunity to see and interact with them each day you choose to volunteer.

 
47 slots filled - more available
Anita Bohn
Heather Stepan
Carolyn Withey
Effie Karavites
Michele Giczewski
Courtney Finlayson
Christine Morse
Colleen McCaffery
Happy to Volunteer a few times!
Suzy Eilers
Emily MacEntee
Nicole Rivera
Leigh Sears
Nicole Mooney
Meredith Mazur
Sarah Plahn
Stacy Andreasen
Jill Beckstedt
Layla Danley
Kim Fiedler
Lisa Farrell
Kendra Thornton
Jenni Healy
Erin Ritchie
Megan Ratke
Lucie White
Denise Matthews-Smith
Anna Jaymont
Meghan McKinney
Sarah Wood
Nora Shea
Katie Flanigan
Alicia Waters
Ren Fata
Chung Liu
Alexis Malayter
Carie Zappone
Courtney Holohan Mueller
Christina Webb
Kendal Reis
Carrie Waterston
Laura Glick
Karen Lawrence
mindi ornstein
Kate Kligora
Heather Fields
Michele Giczewski
Patti Pierce

Skokie School Supplies Chair

Spring & Summer of incoming year. Coordinate online sales of school supplies; coordinate delivery and distribution of supplies the week before school starts.

 

Skokie School Supplies Distribution Committee (6)

Work with the committee chair to help distribute school supplies throughout the school one week before school starts.

 
5 of 6 slots filled
Heather Stepan
missy shinall
Anna Jaymont
Nicole Mooney
Stacy Andreasen

Staff Appreciation Week Chair - Skokie

Plan, coordinate and execute thoughtful events and activities for Skokie teachers, associates and staff during Staff Appreciation week May 4-8, 2021. Plan a staff luncheon to end the week that will be PTO sponsored.

 

Staff Appreciation Week Committee Members - Skokie (8)

Plan, coordinate and execute thoughtful events and activities for Skokie teachers, associates and staff during Staff Appreciation week May 4-8, 2021. Plan a staff luncheon to end the week that will be PTO sponsored.

 
7 of 8 slots filled
Christine Morse
Jill Banfield
Katie Flanigan
Ren Fata
Christina Webb
Kate Kligora
Beth Ring

Staff Appreciation Week Chair - Washburne

Plan, coordinate and execute thoughtful events and activities for Washburne teachers, associates and staff during Staff Appreciation week May 4-8, 2021. Plan a staff luncheon to end the week that will be PTO sponsored.

 

Staff Appreciation Week Committee Members - Washburne (8)

Plan, coordinate and execute thoughtful events and activities for Washburne teachers, associates and staff during Staff Appreciation week May 4-8, 2021. Plan a staff luncheon to end the week that will be PTO sponsored.

 
7 of 8 slots filled
Sarah Alt
Emily Reynolds
Christina Cripe
Sarah Wood
Jennifer Eilers
Nora Shea
Bethany Crocker

Washburne Graduation - Leadership Role - 7th grade parents only (4)

Coordinate/plan Graduation, organize committee members to help with tickets, ceremony, reception & graduation party.

 
All slots filled
sarah cunningham
Julie Pagliaro
Chris McGrath
Jen Waugh

Washburne Graduation Committee 7th & 8th Grade Parents (11)

Assist chairs in ticket distribution, ceremony, reception, and graduation party.

 
All slots filled
Sarah Alshouse
Deirdre Franklin
Christie Baker
shelley sharfstein
Amy Jennings
Mary Griffin
Nicole Rivera
Sarah Alt
Beth Rusie
Robin Scheier
Meg Schubert Moudy
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