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Crow Island PTO

2020-2021 Crow Island Volunteer Sign Up

We welcome all parents to get involved in the Crow Island Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) for the 2020-2021 school year. The PTO manages and funds a variety of programs and events each year to develop, enhance and support Crow Island students and teachers in all aspects of the school environment. Programs run throughout the year and some are big while others are small. Whatever your commitment ability may be, there's always an opportunity to get involved and you'll enjoy being more a part of Crow Island School!

Feel free to reach out to any current Executive Board member with any specific questions or email any questions to [email protected].

Executive Board 2019-2020

  • President - Christine Morse
  • President-Elect (VP, Room Parents) - Kate Van Vlack
  • Vice President, Programs - Anna Jaymont & Alexis Baby
  • Vice President, Communications - Jane Devron
  • Assistant, Communications - Suzy Eilers
  • Treasurer - Jocko Blair
  • Assistant Treasurer - Anna Armsby
  • Secretary - Stacy Burgoon
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2nd Grade Summer Meet Up Coordinator (2)

Organize a park play date in August 2020 prior to the first day of school. Work with PTO communications to invite all students and parents.

 
All slots filled
Megan Lively
Lauren Teitelbaum

3rd Grade Summer Meet Up Coordinator (2)

Organize a park play date in August 2020 prior to the first day of school. Work with PTO communications to invite all students and parents.

 
All slots filled
Cheryl Evert
Joanne Wallace

4th Grade Summer Meet Up Coordinator (2)

Organize a park play date in August 2020 prior to the first day of school. Work with PTO communications to invite all students and parents.

 

Bike Safety Coordinator (2nd grade) (3)

Typically a parent with a 2nd grader. Set dates in coordination with the Winnetka Police Department and Crow Island School. May 2021

 
All slots filled
Mary Griffin
Emily Reynolds
Sarah Carano

3rd & 4th Grade Girls on the Run Committee (6)

Conduct weekly training sessions to prepare 3rd and 4th grade girls to run a 5K and to encourage the girls to develop self-esteem and healthy lifestyles through running. Program runs for a 10 week session.

 
All slots filled
Elisabeth Franzen
Courtney Mueller
Jane Devron
Ryan Buhl
Ren Fata
Dawn Conroy

4th Grade Book Club (3)

Our 4th grade book club is very popular! Oversee the book club which takes place over 6 weeks in the winter (starting Jan/Feb). Choose a book with input from the teachers, meet during lunch and facilitate book discussions with the interested students.

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Anna Armsby

4th Grade End of Year T-shirt (2)

Work with outside vendor to create a t-shirt for students. Facilitate orders and distribution.

 
All slots filled
Ren Fata
Kristen Hagan

4th Grade Video (2)

Create a 4th grade class video celebrating 4th graders’ years at Crow Island.

 

Book Fair Committee Chairperson (6)

Our Annual Book Fair will take place 12/2 and 12/3/20. Looking to fill 2 chair positions w/parents of incoming K, 1st or 2nd grade student. There is some prep prior to the fair, but majority of work takes place during set-up, during fair and clean-up

 
5 of 6 slots filled
Mindi Ornstein
Kristi Lohmeier
Karen Campion
Diana Moustoukas
Vineetha Reddy

Book Fair Committee Member (10)

Work with Co-Chairs on the Book Fair, December 2-3, 2020.

 
All slots filled
Melisa Twomey
Kristen Lutz
Lauren Pisick
Katherine Banich
Heather Pfeffer
Megan Lively
Ann Kenzie
Amanda Sasse
Emily Prentice
Marena Rudy

Buddy Family Chairperson (2)

Coordinate all materials and activities to welcome new families to Crow Island School. Assemble and distribute informational welcome packets, assign buddy families, coordinate all welcome activities.

 
All slots filled
Anna Jaymont
Rachel Silva

Buddy Family Committee Member (20)

Serve as a mentor and a resource for a family new to Crow Island School. Attend welcome activities and offer an opportunity for individual meetings or opportunities to answer questions as needed. Looking for 1st and 2nd grade families to participate!

 
7 of 20 slots filled
Melisa Twomey
Anna Armsby
Anna Gardner
Lindsay Anthony
Jennifer Page
Emily Prentice
Becky Sulecki

Buildings & Grounds Chairperson (2)

Maintain school planters and other outdoor public spaces. Oversee a committee and recruit volunteers for clean up events for our courtyards at Crow Island.

 
All slots filled
Sarah Alt
Kirby Doonan

Buildings and Grounds Committee Member (6)

Work with Chairs to maintain the planters and outdoor public spaces. Assist in coordinating clean up events for our courtyards at Crow Island.

 
1 of 6 slots filled
Bridget Lewis

Community Outreach Chairperson (3)

Organize and promote all community outreach initiatives at Crow Island School, including Fall Food Drives, Showers of Gratitude, Sack Supper lunches in the Fall/Winter, and Angola Event and Food Drive in Spring 2021.

 
All slots filled
Katie Laabs
Jane Devron
Allison Wiese

Crow Island Annual Family Picnic (4)

Plan the all school picnic at the Crow Island Woods in Spring 2021.

 
All slots filled
Leslie Weigandt
Priya Roop
Stephanie Lutz
Maggie Williamson

Environmental Awareness (2)

Promote environmental awareness, support recycling initiatives, and coordinate Earth Week activities (April 2021) as well as attend D36 Green Meetings.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Jackie Hairston

Family Action Network (FAN) and The Alliance for Early Childhood Representatives (2)

Represent our school community at the FAN and Alliance meetings (needs to be a FAN/Alliance member), share information with the Crow Island parents and staff about the events around the community.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Kirby Doonan

Field Day Chairperson (2)

Assist KW faculty, organize and purchase popsicles for students and recruit volunteers via Sign Up Genius website for Field Day in May or June 2021.

 
All slots filled
Sarah Cunningham
Christine Morse

Grand Food Center Receipts Coordinators/Box Tops (3)

Collect and enter receipts from the Grand Food Center for Crow Island PTO to receive a 3% return. Collect and turn in Box Tops. This is an on-going position that lasts the full academic school year.

 
All slots filled
Molly Cassin
Jeannine Vender
Melisa Twomey

Helpers on Call (20)

Assist on as-needed basis at school and for other PTO committees.

 
All slots filled
Kristen Hagan
Allison Wiese
Nicole Rowean
Cynthia Rapp
Courtney Holohan Mueller
Katie Snyder
Megan Riley
Courtney Ballantini
Kristi Lohmeier
Anna Jaymont
Bridget Lewis
Sarah Alt
Jennifer Page
Beth Ring
Amanda Sasse
Emily Baby
Mary Griffin
Marena Rudy
Anna Armsby
Vineetha Reddy

Hot Lunch Program Coordinator

Hot Lunch Coordinator is the point of contact for Marla's Lunch. This person also helps coordinate and recruit lunchroom volunteers through Sign Up Genius.

 
Khalid Ghantous

Lost & Found

Maintain Crow Island Lost and Found area. Put up display table periodically during school events, manage the designated area at school and donate unclaimed items to charitable organizations at the end of the year.

 

Math Night- 1st/2nd Grade (3)

Coordinate this community building event that is a fun night for children and parents to engage in math activities together.

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Emily Prentice

Math Night- 3rd/4th Grade (4)

Coordinate this community building event that is a fun night for children and parents to engage in math activities together.

 
All slots filled
Sarah Cunningham
Wendy Shpiz
Beth Ring
Lynda Kolb

Picture Day Coordinator (2)

Coordinate with Stuart Rodgers and Crow Island School for class and individual photos.

 
All slots filled
Lauren Lewis
Emily Reynolds

Run-A-Thon Chairperson (4)

Oversee and coordinate the annual Crow Island fall fundraiser. The outdoor event engages the Crow Island community in a common goal in support the PTO along with a local charity.

 
All slots filled
Kim Fiedler
Stacy Burgoon
Hilary Hoye
Katherine Banich

Run-A-Thon Committee Member (10)

Work with the Chairs of this annual fundraiser to publicize and coordinate all aspects of this event.

 
5 of 10 slots filled
Melisa Twomey
Jessica Fay
Jackie Hairston
Becky Sulecki
Molly Cassin

School Supplies Coordinator (2)

Facilitate distribution of all ordered supplies in August 2020. Coordinate ordering of school supplies in May 2021.

 

School Supplies Volunteers (6)

Assist with distribution of school supplies in August 2020.

 
All slots filled
Stephanie Whitney
Anna Armsby
Shannon VanTassel
Courtney Ballantini
Kristi Lohmeier
Christina Pelleriti

Spirit Wear Coordinator (2)

Work with outside vendor to choose spirit wear options for students and staff. Facilitate orders and distribution of items in the Fall 2020.

 
All slots filled
Kirby Doonan
Megan Riley

STEAM Expo Chairperson (2)

Coordinate the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) Expo at Crow Island. Create the sign up for all students, organize the set up in the gym on the day of the event.

 
All slots filled
Cynthia Rapp Hopkins
Natasha Patla

STEAM Expo Committee Member (6)

Help with set up and display of student STEAM projects in the Crow Island lobby and gym.

 
2 of 6 slots filled
Melisa Twomey
Vineetha Reddy

Strings Coordinator

Facilitate communication between the Strings teacher and parents of strings students. Organize parent volunteers and supplies for all strings events. Work with Strings Coordinators from Greeley and Hubbard Woods for the April Strings Recital.

 

Teacher Appreciation Week Committee Chairperson (2)

Plan a week of festivities and gifts for our fantastic teachers! Create sign ups for gifts, meals and treats. Coordinate volunteers for set up of these events. Spring 2021

 
All slots filled
Lindsay Maurer
Melissa Mesic Marshall

Teacher Appreciation Week Committee Member (6)

Assist with events during Teacher Appreciation Week which will likely include coordination of treats and meals at various times. Spring 2021

 
All slots filled
Leslie Weigandt
Melisa Twomey
Allison Wiese
Lauren Pisick
Katie Snyder
Lindsay Anthony

Teacher Staff Appreciation (Monthly) (4)

Help plan monthly treats for our teachers and staff at Crow Island and show them our appreciation for their dedication and hard work. This includes special lunches and snacks for meetings.

 
All slots filled
Wendy Shpiz
Christie Tiseo
Emily Ciaglo
Bridget Lewis

Walk to School Week Chairperson (2)

Organize daily activities for Walk to School Week in October 2020 to promote walking to school.

 
All slots filled
Libby Fantl
Shannon VanTassel

Walk to School Week Committee Member (4)

Assist with daily morning activities to promote walking to school during Walk to School Week in October 2020.

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Emily Ciaglo
sarah cunningham
Mary Griffin

Yearbook Chairperson (2)

Coordinate and design the all-school yearbook. Serves as the main point of contact for the yearbook and helps coordinate picture needs with each class photographer. A separate sign-up genius will go out for class photographers in the Fall.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Claudia Cesca
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