Administrative

Open Committee Positions

The following Committees are in need of a chairperson to lead the effort and an apprentice to back up the Lead and "learn the ropes" with the potential for leading the effort in the future should the Lead be unable to continue.  (Our kids all do graduate at some point!)  

It takes a village to give our children the wonderful services and extra-curricular experiences we have been able to provide for them for the last 30 years.  Leading a committee does not mean you have to do this alone.  Together we should be able to build up teams of people who can break up the work into small enough pieces such that no one is stressed, overburdened, burned out, or sucked into some black hole of volunteering.  

Yes, we hope that Leads can continue for many years in a row and we are asking Apprentices to consider sticking around for future years too, because the lack of a learning curve makes subsequent years easier for everyone.  But we also understand when life changes.  We have walked in those same shoes.  We have raised toddlers and teenagers and kids with special needs; we are single parents and have spouses who frequently travel for work; we have started new jobs after staying at home for 6 years; we have ailing parents near and far away.  We are a lot like you!  :)  We need and will appreciate your help in whatever way you can give it.  And the more the merrier and the lighter the load!  And if ever there was a non-stereo-typical PTSA, this is it!  We are pretty laid back and end up having a lot of fun together.  

Please be open enough to talk to us and ask questions.  Then talk to your friends and try teaming up on something.  Even if it's only for a little while, we think you'll get even more out of it than you put in.    

And you're your ready to volunteer, just make sure your volunteer application (good for 2 years) is approved and on file with LWSD and then select whatever positions interest you.  

With sincere gratitude, 

Your Friendly Volunteer Coordinator (and working mom of two Smith Students),

Jeannette Illsley

 

Date: 10/31/2018 (Wed.)

Location: Smith Elementary

Created by:   Smith PTSA Volunteer Coordinator
 
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After School Program Coordinator

Liaison to YMCA and other vendors, oversee after school program logistics

 
Fiona Kotzenberg

After School Program Coordinator Apprentice

Liaison to YMCA and other vendors, oversee after school program Logistics

 
Dipak Pani

Committee Coordination Lead

Help Committee Leads and their teams understand and work with their logistics and resources.

 

Committee Coordination Apprentice/Team

Help Committee Leads and their teams understand and work with their logistics and resources.

 

Emergency Preparedness Lead

Work E-prep resources and processes with the school and district.

 
Stephanie Justus

Emergency Preparedness Apprentice/Team

Work E-prep resources and processes with the school and district.

 
2 slots filled - more available
Kate Thibodeau
Akanksha Nevrekar

Explore Art Lead

Coordinate the parent-led monthly art program, purchase supplies and teach other parents to lead art classes, oversee Art Walk in April

 
Jo Richardson

Explore Art Apprentices/Team

Coordinate the parent-led monthly art program, purchase supplies and teach other parents to lead art classes, oversee Art Walk in April

 
2 slots filled - more available
Shilpa Sharma
April Scally

Family & Community Engagement Lead

Help families new to Smith or the Community find resources, provide parent education opportunities

 
Danit Erlich

Family & Community Engagement Apprentice/Team

Help families new to Smith or the Community find resources, provide parent education opportunities

 

Financial Review Team (3)

Meet in January and July to review PTSA Financial Records.

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Margaret Chik

Membership Lead

Oversee the collection and submission of PTSA membership applicants to the WA PTA level, encourage new members.

 
Kendra Goodenough

Membership Apprentice/Team

Oversee the collection and submission of PTSA membership applicants to the WA PTA level, encourage new members.

 

Nominating Committee (3)

Find, interview and nominate people to next year's PTSA Board.

 

Reader Board Lead

Work with PTSA Communications to update messages on reader board on 14th Street.

 
Eric Burmester

Reader Board Apprentice

Work with PTSA Communications to update messages on reader board on 14th Street.

 
Funda Ozkeskin

Room Parent Coordination Lead

Support Room Parents as they establish classroom funds and host parties and teacher appreciation events.

 
Briana Johnson

Room Parent Coordination Apprentice

Support Room Parents as they establish classroom funds and host parties and teacher appreciation events.

 

Volunteer Coordination Lead

Encourage people to engage in volunteer activities, maintain signup genius and connect the right volunteer with the right task.

 
Jeannette Illsley

Volunteer Coordination Apprentice/Team

Encourage people to engage in volunteer activities, maintain signup genius and connect the right volunteer with the right task.

 

WatchDOGS Coordination Lead

Signup Dads to volunteer at school, organize activities with school staff, manage Signup Genius

 

WatchDOGS Coordination Apprentice/Team

Signup Dads to volunteer at school, organize activities with school staff, manage Signup Genius

 

Pantry Packs Lead

Pick up food from Hopelink on monthly basis for students in need.

 
Funda Ozkeskin

Staff Appreciation Lead

Host monthly potluck-style events for school staff, lead room parents in appreciation activities one week in spring.

 

Staff Appreciation Apprentice/Team

Host monthly potluck-style events for school staff, lead room parents in appreciation activities one week in spring.

 
1 slot filled - more available
Cheryl Olivieri

Welcome Committee Lead

Coordinate coffee and donut event for first two days of school, socialize.

 

Welcome Committee Apprentice/Team

Coordinate coffee and donut event for first two days of school, socialize.

 

Yearbook Lead

Design and produce yearbook, coordinate with parents and teachers to acquire photos and take your own.

 
Kate Thibodeau

Yearbook Apprentice/Team

Design and produce yearbook, coordinate with parents and teachers to acquire photos and take your own.

 
1 slot filled - more available
Jie Fang
5th Grade

Bulletin Board Leads (2)

Decorate the bulletin boards in the main school courtyard with announcements for upcoming events.

 

Bulletin Board Apprentice/Team

Decorate the bulletin boards in the main school courtyard with announcements for upcoming events.

 

Campus Beautification Lead

Tend to gardens in and around school throughout the year.

 
Stephanie Justus

Campus Beautification Apprentice/Team

Tend to gardens in and around school throughout the year.

 

Health Screening Lead

Coordinate with school nurse and parent volunteers for yearly vision and hearing testing for one day in November.

 
Madalena McAllen

Health Screening Apprentice

Coordinate with school nurse and parent volunteers for yearly vision and hearing testing for one day in November.

 
Cheryl Headon-Weeks

Hour of Code Lead

Organize this new program to get kids to do more programming in the classroom.

 

Hour of Code Apprentice/Team

Organize this new program to get kids to do more programming in the classroom.

 

Math in Action Lead

Organize bi-weekly math challenges and yearly tournament.

 
Rachana BK

Math in Action Apprentice/Team

Organize bi-weekly math challenges and yearly tournament.

 
3 slots filled - more available
Samiksha Dave
KEERTHANA RAVULURI
Yes
Hima Kona

Reflections Lead

Collect and submit student art to national PTA art contest, organize judging and recognition event for Smith students in November

 
Dipti Agrawal

Reflections Apprentice/Team

Collect and submit student art to national PTA art contest, organize judging and recognition event for Smith students in November

 
1 slot filled - more available
Hima Kona

T-Shirt Sales Lead

Work with vendor to create, sell and distribute Dolphin Spirit T-shirts at beginning of school year.

 
Vidhya Ramani

T-Shirt Sales Apprentice

Work with vendor to create, sell and distribute Dolphin Spirit T-shirts at beginning of school year.

 

Special Needs Lead

Attend local meetings and raise attention to activities and needs for the Smith Community

 

Special Needs Apprentice

Attend local meetings and raise attention to activities and needs for the Smith Community

 

Spelling Bee Lead

Organize a Spelling Bee at Smith and promote students to local and regional contests.

 
KEERTHANA RAVULURI
This works for me

Spelling Bee Apprentice/Team

Organize a Spelling Bee at Smith and promote students to local and regional contests.

 
4 slots filled - more available
Hong Hong
Samiksha Dave
Akanksha Nevrekar
Priya Chandrasekaran

Student Events Club Lead

Coordinate 4th and 5th grade students in after school program which cultivates leadership skills by contributing to PTSA-sponsored events and running a student talent show in the spring.

 
Dipti Agrawal
If this position is more active from Jan- June then I can consider it. It would also help to know some more about the position.

Student Events Club Apprentice/Team

Coordinate 4th and 5th grade students in after school program which cultivates leadership skills by contributing to PTSA-sponsored events and running a student talent show in the spring.

 

5th Grade Celebration Lead (2)

Coordinate with school to organize graduation celebration activities in June.

 
All slots filled
Stephanie Justus
Anna Miller

5th Grade Celebration Apprentice/Team

Coordinate with school to organize graduation celebration activities in June.

 
1 slot filled - more available
Jie Fang
Kaitlyn Ma's mother

International Night Lead

Organize May event to celebrate Smith Community diversity with informational booths, crafts, food, entertainment etc.

 

International Night Apprentice/Team

Organize May event to celebrate Smith Community diversity with informational booths, crafts, food, entertainment etc.

 

STEM Night Lead (2)

Organize March event to encourage students to explore STEM fields through Student Projects and hands-on demonstrations.

 
All slots filled
Jeannette Illsley
Amalthiya Prasad

STEM Night Apprentice/Team

Organize March event to encourage students to explore STEM fields through Student Projects and hands-on demonstrations.

 
6 slots filled - more available
Nora Smart
Dimpi Gandhi
Samiksha Dave
Akanksha Nevrekar
KEERTHANA RAVULURI
Yes
Sudha Rani Sonti

Winter Wonderland Lead

Organize December event to celebrate generic end of the year festivities with secret shopping, crafts, food, entertainment etc

 

Winter Wonderland Apprentice/Team

Organize December event to celebrate generic end of the year festivities with secret shopping, crafts, food, entertainment etc

 
3 slots filled - more available
Jeannette Illsley
Cheryl Olivieri
Cheryl Headon-Weeks

2019 School Supply Sale Lead

Receive and distribute Edukits at the beginning of the school year.

 
Kendra Goodenough

2019 School Supply Sale Apprentice

Receive and distribute Edukits at the beginning of the school year.

 
Mary Quan

2019 Back 2 Business Lead

Coordinate PTSA activities at B2B, Work with Kellie to understand and meet school needs for the event.

 
KEERTHANA RAVULURI
Yes

2019 Back 2 Business Apprentice/Team

Coordinate PTSA activities at B2B, Work with Kellie to understand and meet school needs for the event.

 
1 slot filled - more available
Jeannette Illsley
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