Committee CHAIRS

The Lane School PTO - Committee Chairs 2018-2019

Looking for a place to share your time, talents and interests to benefit The Lane School and enhance the educational experience for your children?  This is the way to make that happen!

This sign up is for those that are interested in chairing or co-chairing one of our PTO programs or events for the 2018-2019 school year.

There is a separate sign up genius (PTO Volunteer Opportunities 2018-19) for committee members.

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PROGRAMS

 

 

5th Grade Events Oversight Committee Chairs (4)

Coordinate & oversee all 5th grade events. Events include Outdoor Ed, DARE, Dance, Picnic, Mom's Luncheon, and End of Year recognition ceremony, etc....

 
1 of 4 slots filled
  Courtney Schaeffer

5th Grade Events - DVD Creation Co-Chair (2)

Find an outside vendor or work within your own tools to create a commemorative video for the fifth grade class.

 

5th Grade Events Party Co-Chair (3)

Organize 5th grade party for end of year celebration.

 
All slots filled
  Kristy Singler
  Lynn Mayer
  Melissa Temple

5th Grade Events Moms Luncheon Co-Chair (2)

Schedule and plan a celebration luncheon for Fifth Grade Moms (Spring).

 
All slots filled
  Elana Behar
  Manshi Shah

5th Grade Events Recognition Ceremony Co-Chairs (2)

Schedule, plan and execute the recognition ceremony for the 5th graders at the end of the year (Spring).

 
All slots filled
  Ruta Dudenas Brigden
  Myriah Vargo

5th Grade Events Robert Crown-The Science Behind Drugs Co-Chair (2)

Coordinate a date and publicize this educational event at the Robert Crown Center for the 5th graders. Event should coincide with DARE (Spring).

 

5th Grade Events Robert Crown Chair-Education Co-Chair (2)

Coordinate a date for and publicize this educational event at the Robert Crown Center for the 5th graders (Spring)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
  Margaret Russell

5th Grade Events Picnic Co-Chair (2)

Organize 5th grade picnic for end of year celebration.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
  Alisa Hodneland

Art Awareness Chair

The new art awareness program is aligned with the teaching curriculum. This Chair will work closely with grade level teachers and serve as a liaison with parent volunteers per grade level to plan and execute various art projects.

 
  Denise Pacioni

Assemblies Chair

Plan, organize, and execute 2 all-school assemblies throughout the year (Halloween and Holiday). Research opportunities and hire the right group to perform for the students during the school day.

 

Bike Rodeo Chair

Work with State Farm & Hinsdale Police on the bike safety course and certification for students Grades 3-5 to ride bikes to school. Recruit 16-20 volunteers for August 30th event.

 
  Erin Gatewood

Chess Club Chair

Organize chess lessons and tournaments for K-5 students throughout the year.

 

Creative Cafe Chairs (2)

Creative Café is a before-school writing program that runs on Friday mornings from 7:45-8:25am for grades 1-5. Coordinate with teachers on materials and content.

 
All slots filled
  Maggie Jessopp
  Rekha Harting

Junior Great Books Chairs (2)

Lunchtime book club for kids! Organize parent volunteers to facilitate literature discussions for students in Grades 2-5. This typically occurs in January-March over the lunch period.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
  Kate Paquette

Math League Chairs

Plan and organize a non-competitive math contest for 4th-5th graders before or after school in April/May.

 
  Lata Balagangadharan

MRC Chair

Recruit and organize volunteers to help in the Media Resource Center throughout the school day as needed. Solid organizational skills and knowledge of Google Calendar is a plus for this position!

 
  Kara Helliwell

Read to Succeed Chair

Administer paperwork for reading program that offers children free tickets to Great America in exchange for time spent reading.

 
  Meg Riordan

Room Parent Chairs (2)

Manage the lottery that determines room parents and holiday party planners for each class across all grades. Provide orientation for them, outline responsibilities, and coordinate sign-holding on the 1st day of school by class/grade.

 
All slots filled
  Kristy Singler
  Sona Bansal

Science Fair Chairs (2)

Publicize and provide details to families about the requirements for the fair. Organize the students and set-up the event for Thursday, April 11, 2019.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
  Sheri Videbeck

Sox Student Achievement Program Chair

Organize and distribute White Sox ticket order forms to The Lane School students. The Chicago White Sox organization rewards students for school attendance.

 
  Sheri Davis

Spelling Bee Chairs

Organize, plan, execute this after school program for grades 3-5. There is a grade level and all-school event. Recruit judges.

 
  Lata Balagangadharan

Spring Variety Show (5)

Plan & organize student variety show to occur Sunday, March 10, 2019. Recruit acts, collect music, produce programs, run of show-event timing

 

Veterans Day

Help with the Veterans Day Celebrations Monday, November 12, 2018.

 

Yearbook & School Pictures Chairs (4)

Coordinate picture day (September). Take and collect photos and assemble The Lane School Yearbook throughout the year. Recruit classroom volunteers.

 
All slots filled
  Shari Cornies
  Jill Witt
  ELAYNA LINDSTROM
  Tamara Oweis

 

COMMUNITY BUILDING

 

 

Administrative Holiday Gift Coordinator

Purchase Holiday Gifts for Special Admins

 

Bagel Lunch (2)

Plan Bagel lunch which students eat in the gym 4 times a year.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
  Chanukah Wijeratne

NEW! Spring Dance-a-Thon Chairs (3)

This fun event is moving to the Spring to help close out the school year in full Bulldog Spirit! Also responsible for planning ice cream social following the Dance-a-Thon Friday, May 17th.

 
All slots filled
  Ruta Dudenas Brigden
  Carrie Rozich
  Lindsay Wotherspoon

Directory Chairs (2)

Collect data on all students and families and publish it in The Lane School Directory.

 
All slots filled
  Keri Zeikus
  Kelly Staver

Family Events Chairs (2)

Plan, organize and the BINGO family event for Sunday, January 13th.

 
All slots filled
  Carrie Rozich
  Amanda Harder

Holiday Gift Shop Chairs (5)

This fun event is held during the school day December 14. This event offers students the opportunity to purchase holiday gifts for their family members. Committee Chairs supervise the gift collection and display, purchase wrapping and wrap gifts.

 
4 of 5 slots filled
  Kelly Yadava
  Alisa Hodneland
  Amber Bauer-Gambla
  Wendy Darnell-Holcomb

Kids Care/Community Service Chair (2)

Plan, organize, and schedule 6 events throughout the year where children and their parents can serve the community. Spread holiday cheer at a local nursing home, make cards for veterans, serve at a local food pantry, etc...

 
All slots filled
  Shazia Sultan
  Elana Behar

Landscaping Chairs (3)

Coordinate landscape enhancements. Butterfly Garden memorial, planters in front of school, etc..

 
2 of 3 slots filled
  Molly Haworth
  Wendy Darnell-Holcomb

New Family Ambassador Chairs (2)

Welcome new (not kindergarten) families to The Lane.

 
All slots filled
  Marianne Warren
  Stacy McGowan

New Student Orientation Chairs (2)

Initiate contact and welcome new students throughout the school year. Organize a New Student Welcome Event with The Lane School Principal each August before school begins. Distribute Bulldog signs in yards of all new Lane families before school begins.

 
All slots filled
  Jennifer Fenton
  Maggie Jessop

Parent Daughter Dance (3)

Plan parent daughter dance including music, games, activities and food. The chairs can divide up dances and responsibilities.

 
1 of 3 slots filled
  Sharon Pant

Parent Son Dance (3)

Plan parent son dance including music, games, activities and food. The chairs can divide up dances and responsibilities.

 
All slots filled
  Sheila Kalsi
  ELAYNA LINDSTROM
  Karin Reed

Pizza Lunch Chairs (2)

Plan the pizza lunch dates during the year, usually held on the first Friday of the month. Coordinates parent volunteers to assist in the classrooms on these days.

 
All slots filled
  Kate Paquette
  Jill Witt

Science Fun Night (featuring STEAM) (2)

Plan execute & oversee Science Fun Night featuring newly purchased STEAM equipment. Parent volunteers will lead groups of students through a series of hands on experiments!

 
All slots filled
  Nirali Amin
  Manshi Shah

Staff Appreciation Week (3)

This committee plans and executes Staff Appreciation Week-usually a breakfast, lunch, and other special events from May 6 to May 10, 2019.

 
2 of 3 slots filled
  Margot Barber
  Annie Perucki

Teacher Conference Dinner (2)

Organize set up/take down of dinner for the teachers on November 19 from 4 to 7 during conferences.

 
All slots filled
  Sheila Kalsi
  Lindsay Wotherspoon

Walk to School Day Chair (2)

Promote annual National Walk to School Day October 9, 2018.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
  Kelly Yadava

Staff Appreciation for Staff Other Than Teachers (2)

Buys gifts and arrange events for Principal Appreciation Day, and Nurse, Custodian, Crossing Guard, and Secretary Appreciation Days and a gift for retiring teachers.

 

Website Adminstrator

Help update the website

 

 

FUNDRAISING

 

 

AmazonSmile Chair

Help publicize the AmazonSmile Charity program

 
  Elizabeth Phelps

Block Party (2)

Plan school block party following the new fall fundraiser!

 

Book Fair Chairs (3)

Work with MRC Director and vendors to organize a fall and spring book fair.

 
All slots filled
  Stacy McGowan
  Heather Jashnani
  Nirali Amin

Box Tops Chairs (2)

The Box Tops Committee Chairperson communicates the box top collection drive, then collects the box tops and exchanges them for money for The Lane. This is a great committee to manage from home and can be done at any time of day!

 
All slots filled
  Jolene Crittenden
  Lisa Klotnia

Brick Sales Chair

Manage, order, and schedule installation of custom bricks in front of school

 
  Nidhi Kukreja

Parents Night Out (2)

Plan & execute a parent night out with a fund raising opportunity (guest bartender or local dining)

 
All slots filled
  Lauren Mclaughlin
  Anjali Lyons

School Store Chairs (4)

Oversee the fifth graders who run the school supply store. The school store is open on chosen mornings before school starts.

 
1 of 4 slots filled
  Heather Jashnani

School Supply Chairs (2)

In August, receive supply delivery at school. Upon receipt, check and organize all kits and deliver them to classrooms before school starts. Work with teachers to formulate supplies for next year.

 
All slots filled
  Marrianne Warren
  Stacy McGowen

Spirit Wear Chairs (2)

Order spirit wear. Organize purchase and sale of Lane School clothing at various school functions.

 
All slots filled
  Elizabeth Phelps
  Sarah Vossoughi


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