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Morse Elementary PTO

2019-2020 Committee Chair Sign Ups

Morse Elementary PTO is already planning for the 2019-2020 Academic Year. Your help is needed to make next year exceptional!  

Morse Elementary PTO implements several projects, community events, fundraising events and programs each year to help provide Education Beyond Expectations at Morse Elementary.  In order to be successful, each of these activities needs parents, grandparents, and caregivers willing to share their time, talents and energy as organizers and volunteers!

Please consider volunteering as a Committee Chair or committee person for the 2019-2020 academic year at Morse Elementary!

We are Student Centered, Community Strong!


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Carnival/ Fun Run Chairs (2)

Plan the annual School Carnival and Fun Run, coordinating with outside vendors, selling tickets/wristbands, getting volunteers. The Carnival/Fun Run is in May. Approximate time commitment is 40 hours in the spring.

1 of 2 slots filled
Melissa McCarty

Carnival/Fun Run Committee (8)

Assist Carnival/Fun Run Chairs in planning event. See Chair description for details.

3 of 8 slots filled
Stephanie McGranahan
Ashley Jost
Susan Mann

Skate Night Coordinator

Pick up flyers from Skate City and distribute to teacher mailboxes before the event. Attend Skate Night and run the raffle table. Approx commitment is less than 1 hour prep and ~2 hours night-of for each event. Dates are 10/1 & 3/26

Lisa Wedel

Staff Appreciation Week (2)

Coordinate Staff Appreciation activities in May: schedule with outside service providers, coordinate schedule with Morse office staff, attend daily activities, schedule volunteers, etc. Approx time is 3 hours of prep, plus volunteering during the week.

All slots filled
Jade Pham
Hannah Heinz

Trivia Night/Auction Chairs (2)

Coordinate an adults-only fundraising event that includes trivia contest and silent/live auction. Responsibilities: secure donations; select a venue, theme, décor, food; recruit volunteers. Approx time commitment is 40 hours prep & 6 hours night of.

All slots filled
Anne Geisler
Brooke Johnson

Trivia Night/Auction Committee (6)

Assist Trivia Night/Auction Chairs. See Chair description for details.

3 of 6 slots filled
Christina Economou
Angela Scalise
Michelle Engle

Volunteer Appreciation

Work with the PTO board to coordinate appreciation gifts or reception for parents who have volunteered all year. Approximate time commitment is 4 hours in the spring.


Announcement Sign

Coordinate with office and make monthly updates to school sign. Approximate time commitment is 2 hours per month.

Angela Scalise

Art Liaison

Work with Ms. Schremmer to assist with large art activities and displays. Approximate time commitment is 1 hour a month.

Sherri Hill

Back To School Night

Coordinate Second Grade parent volunteers needed to serve cookies and drinks at Fall Back To School Night. Should be parent of a second grade student. Approximate time commitment is 4 hours in the fall.

Leah Neece

Blue Valley Education Foundation Rep

Attend monthly BVEF meeting and report information to PTO board as needed. Approximate time commitment is 3 hours per month for meeting attendance.

Brooke Johnson

Blue Valley Education Rep

Attend monthly school board meetings and share information with PTO Board. Approximate time commitment is 2 hours monthly.

Brooke Johnson

Book Fair Chairs (2)

Plan Scholastic Book Fair held in Nov: coordinate details with Scholastic Books, decorate library for Book Fair week, train volunteers (use of cash register & sale of books), work Book Fair. Approx time commitment-20 hours per volunteer; we recommend 2.

1 of 2 slots filled
Kristen Kuhlen

Box Tops & HyVee Receipts

Coordinate the collection, tracking and submission of Box Tops and Hy-vee Receipts throughout the school year. Approximate time commitment is 6 hours monthly.

Lisa Wedel

Community Service Projects

Assist Morse Elementary counselor in planning and implementing community service projects for each grade level, K-5. Approximate time commitment is 5 hours of planning during the summer and 5 hours of assistance during the school year.

Ashton Jekic

Daddy Daughter Dance Chairs (2)

Coordinate a Daddy Daughter Dance fundraising/community building event for Morse girls and their dads. Responsibilities: secure donations; select a venue, theme, décor, food; recruit volunteers. Approx time commitment is 40 hours prep & 6 hours the day of

All slots filled
Katie Mueller
Emily Kreisler

Daddy Daughter Dance Committee (6)

Assist Daddy Daughter Dance Chairs in planning event. See Chair description for details.

1 of 6 slots filled
Stephanie McGranahan

Family Supper Night-CANCELLED

Plan the Family Supper to be held Wed or Thur evening in Nov to coincide with Book Fair. Responsibilities: work with outside food vendor, sell tickets, coordinate clean up with custodial staff. Approx time commitment is 2 hours of prep & 3 hours day-of.


Fifth Grade Celebrations (3)

Plan all activities related to the 5th Grade Celebrations (shirts, Valentine's Day, Farewell): coordinate with outside vendors, train volunteers in event duties and work the day of the event in May. Approx time commitment is 20 hours total over the year.

All slots filled
Angela Scalise
Andrea Niermeier
Stacy Heinen

Grant Award Committee (5)

Meet 2-3 times to review staff grants and determine which will be awarded. This included Prize Squad duties! Must be a PTO member and have contributed to Take Stock. Approximate time commitment is 6 hours in the fall.

All slots filled
Brooke Johnson
Dana Markley
Jennifer Stumpff
Theresa Korte
Ashton Jekic

Grants Liaison

Work with Morse staff to submit grants to Blue Valley Education Foundation and the Morse Grants committee to identify grant needs. Approximate time commitment is 2-4 hours.

Maira Mubeen

Mother/Son Night Chairs (2)

Coordinate a mother-son fundraising event to be held in early fall. Responsibilities: secure donations; recruit volunteers to run stations; night-of event management. Approx time commitment is 40 hours prep and 6 hours night of.

All slots filled
Hannah Heinz
Amanda Nelson

Mother/Son Night Committee (6)

Assist Harvest Hustle Chairs. See Chair descriptions for details.

All slots filled
Barb Long
Christina Economou
Ami Kujawa
Courtnie Cain
Jessica Fraser
Andi Telker

Kindergarten Coffee (2)

Organize coffee and pastries for the second day of school to welcome Kindergarten families. Decorate the library and welcome families after the start of the day. Approximate time commitment is 3 hours in August.

All slots filled
Stacy Heinen
Laura Broeckelman

Music Teacher Liaison

Coordinate parent volunteers for each grade level music performance. Responsibilities: meet with Mrs. Morrison, buy supplies, help with stage decoration & performance prep, organize the seat raffle. Approx time is 3-4 hours/musical, but will vary

Stacy Heinen

OWLS Garden

Plan and implement spring planting and summer maintenance of OWLS garden, including training of volunteers, collection of tools and implementation of work days. Approximate time commitment is 6 hours in the spring and 4 hours per week during the summer

Holli Banks

Scholarship Award Committee (4)

Meet in the spring to look over scholarship applications and assist in awarding 1 scholarship to a former Morse student going off to college. Approx. time commitment is 2-3 hours in April.

All slots filled
Brooke Johnson
Theresa Korte
Lisa Wedel
Ellen Marty

School Supply Liason

Coordinate all details of annual pre-packages school supply sale with vendors and parents. Approximate time commitment is 6 hours in August (sorting) and 2 hours in January/February (online forms).

Kristi Hansen

Spirit Wear/Class Field Trip Shirts

Work with apparel vendor to develop & sell Spirit Wear in fall. Determine need for new class field trip shirts & order from vendor. Sort spirit wear & class field trip shirt orders by teacher/grade & deliver for distribution. Approx time is 16 hrs.

Lisa Wedel
Ellen Marty will help me as well.

Staff Lunches

Coordinate catering and volunteers for 3 staff lunches: the week before school, fall conferences, spring conferences. Email teacher rep about food, send emails to parent volunteers, order food, and set up/ tear down. Approx time commitment is 4-5 hours.

Kayla Pierpont

Student Directory

Design student directory, work with Blue Valley print shop to print final directory and manage distribution of directories to student families. Approximate time commitment is a total of 10 hours during August and September.

Brooke Johnson


Design yearbook layout using online software, coordinate class collage page development with classroom yearbook volunteers, train volunteers, work with yearbook company and printing services. Majority of time spent is Jan-Mar. Time commitment will vary.

Leah Neece
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