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Morse Elementary PTO

2022-2023 Committee Chair Sign Ups

Morse Elementary PTO is looking forward to continuing many Morse traditions in the 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 academic year at Morse Elementary.

We are Student Centered, Community Strong!

 

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Lunchroom Cheer Committee (2)

Brighten up the lunchroom by adding decor at the beginning of the school year and refreshing decor as necessary.

 
All slots filled
Sara Knag
Sara, Amanda Nelson and Karlyn Boyle
Jessica Holthaus
Happy to help Sara & Crew :)

Mascot Monday Coordinator

Manage the Sign-Up Genius for volunteers to choose a Monday to don the Marksman costume. Communicate with volunteers to receive and return mascot costume.

 
Sara Knag

School Supply Liaison

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.

 
Teresa Walker
I’m happy to help! My number is 312-479-3482

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.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Jessica Fraser

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

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.

 
Ami Kujawa

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.

 
Kourtney Skillman

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
Brooke Johnson
Regan Bombardier
Sarah Kolell
Lindsay Heist
Kourtney Skillman

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

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.

 
Caitlin Eldridge

Dr. Seuss Cafe Committee (4)

Work with librarian to brainstorm and implement ideas for Dr. Seuss cafe in the spring semester.

 
All slots filled
Rachel Maier
Natalie Mitts
Holli Banks
Susan Mann
Sue Mann

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.

 

Skate Night Coordinator

Pick up flyers from Skate City and distribute to teacher mailboxes before the event. Attend Skate Night. Approx commitment is less than 1 hour prep and ~2 hours night-of for each event.

 

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.

 

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.

 
Jessica Fraser

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.

 
Megan Caul

Five Schools, One Family Liaison

Attend meetings for the "Five Schools, One Family" initiative and report back details to the Morse PTO.

 
Sara Knag

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.

 

Blue Valley Education Rep

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

 

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.

 

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.

 
Susan Mann

Fifth Grade Celebrations (3)

Plan all activities related to the 5th Grade Celebrations (shirts, Valentine's Day, Farewell): communicate with 5 Schools/1 Family rep, coordinate with vendors, and work the day of the events. Approx time commitment is 20 hours total over the year.

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Susan Mann

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
Brandi Harms
Courtnie Cain
Sarah Kolell
Danelle DiOrio

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

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.

 
1 of 6 slots filled
Teresa Walker

Daddy Daughter Dance Chairs (3)

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.

 
All slots filled
Leslie Wheeler
Jenn Marasco
Peggy Olivarez Olivarez

Daddy Daughter Dance Day-of-Event Help (4)

Assist Daddy Daughter Dance Chairs on the day of the event by helping with set-up and working the event.

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Sarah Kolell

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.

 
1 of 6 slots filled
Kaci Beichley

Carnival 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
Denise Todd

Carnival Committee (8)

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

 

Fun Run Committee (3)

Work in tandem with the Carnival Committee to put on a 1-mile Fun Walk/Run to kick off the school carnival. Duties include getting proper permit, creating the start/finish line, and communicating with Morse Village. Approx. time: 4 hours in the spring

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Sarah Kolell
Lindsay Heist
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