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Morse Elementary PTO

2021-2022 Committee Chair Sign Ups

Morse Elementary PTO is looking forward to many Morse traditions returning in the 2021-2022 academic year. Your help is needed to make the upcoming year exceptional!  

The PTO implements several projects, community events, fundraising events, and programs each year to help provide Education Beyond Expectations at Morse Elementary. We need parents, grandparents, and caregivers willing to share their time, talents, and energy to serve as organizers and volunteers!

Please consider volunteering as a Committee Chair or committee person for the 2021-2022 academic year at Morse Elementary.

We are Student Centered, Community Strong!

 

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Mother/Son Night Chairs (2)

Coordinate a mother-son community-building event to be held in the winter. Responsibilities: choose venue; night-of event management. Approx time commitment is 20 hours prep and 6 hours night of.

 

Mother/Son Night Committee (6)

Assist Mother-Son Chairs. See Chair descriptions for details.

 
4 of 6 slots filled
Barb Long
Rebecca Leach
Susan Mann
Kira Spring

Daddy Daughter Dance Chairs (2)

Coordinate a Daddy Daughter Dance community-building event for Morse girls and their dads in the winter. Responsibilities: select a theme, décor, food; recruit volunteers. Approx time commitment is 20 hours prep & 6 hours for event.

 

Daddy Daughter Dance Committee (6)

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

 
All slots filled
Jenn Marasco
Barb Long
Stephanie Belisle
Mindi Leftwich
Peggy Olivarez
Nichole Harris

Trivia Night/Auction Chairs (2)

Coordinate an adults-only spring fundraising event with 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 event.

 

Trivia Night/Auction Committee (6)

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

 
2 of 6 slots filled
DENISE TODD
Tara Spilker

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.

 

Carnival/Fun Run Committee (8)

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

 
7 of 8 slots filled
DENISE TODD
Ashley Jost
Nick & Karen Rossi (2)
Susan Mann
Peggy Olivarez
Nichole Harris

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).

 
Rebecca Leach

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.

 
Ashley Jost

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
Jenn Marasco
Lisa Wedel

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.

 
Courtnie Cain

Announcement Sign

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

 
Megan Caul

Spirit Wear/Class Field Trip Shirts

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

 
Lisa Wedel
Lisa Wedel

Grant Award Committee (5)

Meet 2-3 times to review staff grants and determine which will be awarded. This includes 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
DENISE TODD
Brooke Johnson
Ashton Jekic
Varsha Gupta
Noelle Tesmer

Yearbook

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.

 
Natalie Mitts

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.

 
Tara Spilker

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
DENISE TODD
Hannah Heinz

Family Supper

Plan 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 prep and 3 hours for event.

 
Jessica Fraser

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.

 
Kay Wong

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.

 
Lisa Wedel
Lisa Wedel

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

 

Art Liaison

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

 
Varsha Gupta

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.

 

Box Tops & HyVee Receipts

Coordinate the collection, tracking and submission of Box Tops and HyVee 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.

 
Rachel Grindle

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 events. Approx time commitment is 20 hours total over the year.

 
All slots filled
Angela Scalise
Stacy Heinen
Jennifer Stumpff

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
Lisa Wedel
Brooke Johnson
Ashton Jekic
Brandi Harms

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.

 

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

 
Tara Spilker
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