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Benninghoven PTA

Committee Chairs 2022-2023

We look forward to providing many of Benninghoven's annual events, programs, and activities for the 2022-2023 school year! Our goal as a PTA is to support the teachers, staff and students and foster community in our school. 

This can only be accomplished with the help of MANY hands! We need your help this coming year. Whether you have a flexible schedule during the school day or need to do something that can be done on your own time, there's something for everyone! Also, if you're feeling hesitant or nervous, please be assured that it is a team effort and we are here to support you in your role.

If you have any questions or would like more details on events/programs or committee chair responsibilities, please contact Emily Brandjord at 913-219-8683 or [email protected]

Thank you for considering volunteering to support Benninghoven teachers, students, families and the community. 

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

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Auction / Trivia Night (3)

This team works together on planning the annual trivia night. Timeframe: February/March

 
All slots filled
Molly Kennedy
Megan Vielhauer
Jamie Sink

Bingo Night

This is one of our free family fun nights. This event is held at SMNW and is a great evening of snacks, bingo and prizes. Time frame: Jan/Feb

 
Jamie Sink

Book Fair - Fall (2)

Organizes all aspects of our annual fall book fair.

 
All slots filled
Jessica Myers
Megan Minich

Book Fair - Spring (2)

Organizes all aspects of our annual spring book fair.

 
All slots filled
Jessica Myers
Jena Parker

Fall Carnival/Family Fun Night (2)

Organizes the annual carnival, including inflatables, games, food, and redemption prizes.

 

Citizenship Program

Organizes the essay/poetry contest for 5th and 6th grades, due in October. Winning entries at school level are forwarded to SMAC for district judging and possibly state and national competition. https://www.smac-pta.org/citizenship

 
Jaci Candelario

Dodgeball Tournament (2)

The kids love this event. This two person planning team works to promote the event, collect team packets, signs up volunteers, organize concessions and run the event.

 

Fall Fundraiser (Butter Braids)

Coordinates the school fall fundraiser of selling Butter Braids. Timeframe: September/October

 
Jena Parker

Fall & Spring Picture Days

Coordinates school pictures in fall and spring.

 
Klarisa Tischhauser

Field Day

Works with PE teacher to schedule volunteers for this all school event. Time frame: May.

 
Renee Koch

Grandparents' Day

Schedules volunteers to help during 3rd grade Grandparents luncheon. Time frame: September.

 
Liz Burton

Great Kindness Challenge (2)

This person will work with a co-leader to plan and promote kindness week activities. We value setting aside time to celebrate kindness. Timeframe: January

 
All slots filled
Courtney Bukovaz
Jena Parker

Head Room Parents Coordinator (2)

Acts as liaison between teachers, parents,and PTA throughout the year. Creates a master list of room parents and helpers in August.

 
All slots filled
Leslie Freeman-Moreland
Megan Minich

Kansas Day

Organizes Kansas related activities during the school day to celebrate Kansas’ birthday in January. Focus on 4th grade in class activities.

 
Jen Bickford

Legislation

Keeps PTA apprised of legislative issues and developments that impact public education. More details - https://www.smac-pta.org/legislative

 

Preschool Sneak A Peek

This person will welcome parents and preschoolers to Benninghoven for four sneak a peek events through the year. The preschoolers attend music, art, gym and library to meet the teachers, other students and get a taste of what it’s like to be a Knight.

 
Paige Robinson

Reflections

This is an arts recognition program open to all students based on a yearly theme. This person will let students know about this wonderful contest, collect entries and submit entries to the district level. Full details: https://www.smac-pta.org/reflections

 

Science Enrichment

Coordinates Science Enrichment Program.

 
Julia Snyder

Sixth Grade Celebration (2)

Coordinates 6th grade parents in planning a send off ceremony/celebration at the end of the year for 6th grade students.

 
All slots filled
Leslie Freeman-Moreland
Judy Hilt

Skating Parties

Organizes volunteers for five all school parties (odd months).

 
Heather Hussey

SMAC Clothing Exchange

Organize volunteers for our assigned date/time

 
Kory Irwin

Spirit Wear

Coordinates the design, sale, and distribution of Benninghoven spirit wear.

 
Jennifer O'Leary

Spring Family Fun Night

Organizes Spring Family Fun Night

 
Gracia Matlack
Splitting the chair responsibilities: Natasha Mizner ([email protected]) and Gracia Matlack

Staff Appreciation (2)

Plans a fall luncheon on the first day of parent/teacher conferences. Coordinates volunteers to provide monthly appreciation meals/treats for teachers and staff. Coordinates the activities for Staff/Teacher Appreciation Week in May.

 
All slots filled
Liz Burton
Courtney Bukovaz

Summer Reading Program

Coordinates the summer reading and math program.

 
Courtney Bukovaz

Veteran's Day (2)

Organizes Veteran's Day activities including grade-level projects and Veteran classroom visits.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Jena Parker

WatchDOGS

Coordinates our Dads-in-school program. WATCH D.O.G.S., a K-12 program, invites fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other father figures to volunteer for a half or full day at their child's/student's school during the school year.

 

Website and Sign up Genius (2)

Continually update website and manage SignUpGenius account (training provided!). Also, help to keep PTA Facebook, Instagram and Twitter updated.

 
All slots filled
Courtney Bukovaz
Emily Brandjord

Welcome Committee

Extends a welcome and gets info packet to families coming to Benninghoven mid-school year.

 
Lynda Munsayakham

Yearbook

Plans yearbook and recruits team of volunteers to design and complete pages. Works closely with yearbook vendor, LifeTouch, to set book size and deadlines. Helps collect photos and information and uploads data to the publisher’s website.

 
Courtney O'Neal
April Housel & Andrea Wilson co-chairs

You've Been Knighted Fundraiser

Coordinates this fundraiser throughout the year.

 
Klarisa Tischhauser
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