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Committee CHAIRS

The Lane School PTO - Committee Chairs 2019-2020

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 2019-2020 school year.

There is a separate sign up genius (PTO Volunteer Opportunities 2019-20) for committee members.

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PROGRAMS

 

 

5th Grade Events Committee Chairs (2)

Coordinate & oversee the following 5th grade events: End of Year Recognition Ceremony, 5th Grade Party & Picnic, Slideshow, Robert Crown Events.

 
All slots filled
Emily Van Houtte
Charity Muscarella

5th Grade Events Recognition Ceremony Chairs (2)

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

 

5th Grade Events - Slide Show Chairs (2)

Create a commemorative slideshow for the fifth grade class graduation ceremony.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Shari Cornies

5th Grade Events Party Chairs (3)

Organize 5th grade party for end of year celebration.

 
All slots filled
Kelly Staver
Nancy Loftus
Rachelle Heck

5th Grade Events - Picnic Popsicle Chairs (2)

Get popsicles and coordinate distribution at the end of year picnic.

 
All slots filled
Zeynep (Zee) Ural
Cynthia Maragos

5th Grade Events - Parent's Night Out Chairs (2)

Schedule and plan a celebration for 5th grade parents (Spring).

 
All slots filled
Denise Pacioni
Nancy Loftus

5th Grade Events - Robert Crown (2)

Coordinate a date and publicize 2 educational events at the Robert Crown Center. The events are "The Talk" and "The Science Behind Drugs". Events should coincide with DARE (Spring).

 
All slots filled
Shari Cornies
Roberta Villone

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.

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Shari Cornies
Jill Witt

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.

 
Erin Gatewood

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!

 
Nena Barrios
Thursday’s s.m.

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 28th event.

 
Erin Gatewood

Veterans Day

Collaborate with Mr. Todd to create the Veterans Day Celebrations Monday, November 11th - 2019. Provide refreshments for honored guests paid for by PTO.

 
Sarah Rastorfer

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.

 

Math League Chairs

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

 

Read to Succeed Chair

Sponsored by Six Flags the program encourages students K-5th grade to read. Students who complete six hours of non-school-related reading get a free ticket to the theme park. Admin needed to set up and promote program.

 
sarah rastorfer

Room Parent Chairs (2)

Organize the room parents at the Lane. Manage the lottery that determines room parents and holiday party planners for each class across all grades. Provide orientation and outline responsibilities. Provide communication throughout the year.

 
All slots filled
Sona Bansal
Nirali Amin

Maker Night (featuring STEAM) (2)

Scheduled for the month of February and coordinate with Ms. Stieglitz. Plan, execute & oversee a fun night featuring STEAM equipment. Parent volunteers will assist groups of students through a series of hands on activities.

 
All slots filled
Manshi Shah
Nirali Amin

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 16th - 2020.

 

Spelling Bee Chairs

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

 

Spring Dance-a-Thon Chairs (3)

Promote Bulldog spirt at this end of year celebration. Select and order tee shirts for students/volunteers, secure sponsors, and plan after dance ice cream social. Friday, May 15th - 2020.

 
All slots filled
Ruta Dudenas Brigden
Cynthia Hopkins
Nena Barrios

 

COMMUNITY BUILDING

 

 

Pizza Lunch Chairs (2)

Organize, plan and set up pizza lunch. Scheduled for the first Friday of the month throughout the year. Coordinate parent volunteers to assist for each class.

 
All slots filled
Jill Witt
Kate Paquette

Bagel Lunch Chairs (3)

Plan, organize and set up bagel lunch. Planned for 4 Fridays throughout the year. Coordinate 5 volunteers for each lunch.

 
All slots filled
Janeen Baird
Annie Perucki
Kelly Staver

New! Jimmy John's Lunch (2)

Plan, organize, and set up new lunch day with Jimmy John's in Hinsdale. Work with administration on determining dates for lunches.

 
All slots filled
Anjali Lyons
Erin Gatewood

The Lane School Directory Chairs (2)

Create the 2019/2020 Lane School Directory. Collect, organize, edit necessary data in AtoZ program. Work with Alphagraphics to print directories. Organize cover drawing contest. Coordinate distribution.

 
All slots filled
Kelly Staver
Keri Zeikus

New Student Orientation Chairs (2)

Organize a New Student Welcome Event with Mr. Todd in August before the beginning of school. Distribute "Welcome Bulldog" signs to kindergartners and new families. Initiate contact and welcome new students throughout the school year.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Kelly Yadava

Kids Care/Community Service Chair (2)

Plan, organize, and schedule 6 events throughout the year where children and their parents can serve the community. Events are typically held before or after school however, can be planned off-site as well.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Sheila Kalsi

Landscaping Chairs (3)

Coordinate landscape enhancements and maintenance throughout the year. Butterfly Garden memorials and planters in front of school.

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Sarah Ouimette
Molly Haworth

National Appreciation Day Chair

Organize special gifts/cards throughout the year for staff at the Lane. Custodians, Crossing Guards, Librarian/Aids, Admin Professionals, School Nurse, & Principal.

 

Walk to School Day Chair (2)

Promote National Walk to School Day October 2nd, 2019. Order Bulldog stickers, balloons and coordinate Spike, Hinsdale Police/Fire department, and sound system for music.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Kelly Yadava

Teacher Conference Dinner (2)

Organize set up/take down of dinner for the teachers on November 26th from 4 to 7 during conferences.

 

Holiday Gift Shop Chairs (5)

Help bring the magic of the holidays to the Lane! Scheduled for Friday, December 13th, 2019. Children have the opportunity to holiday shop for family members. Chairs will organize the collection of gifts/wrapping, plan design/decor & event logistics.

 
3 of 5 slots filled
Kelly Staver
Amber Bauer-Gambla
Lindsay Wotherspoon

Administrative Holiday Gift Coordinator

Purchase holiday gift cards for principal and 8 admins.

 

Family Events Chairs (2)

Plan, organize and the BINGO family event for Sunday, January 12th.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Joanne Labriola Curran

Parent Daughter Dance (3)

Scheduled for Friday, January 31st. Plan parent daughter dance including music, games, activities and food. The chairs can divide up responsibilities.

 
All slots filled
Sharon Pant
Kate Hunley
Meg Riordan

Parent Son Dance (3)

Scheduled for Friday, April 24th. Plan parent son dance including music, games, activities and food. The chairs can divide up responsibilities.

 
All slots filled
Elayna Lindstrom
Karen Minton
Karin Reed

Staff Appreciation Week (3)

This committee plans and executes Staff Appreciation Week- a breakfast/coffee, lunch, Fuller's Car Wash, flowers and other fun events from May 4 to May 8, 2020.

 

 

FUNDRAISING

 

 

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
Marianne Warren
Stacy McGowan

AmazonSmile Chair

Help promote awareness and grow the AmazonSmile Charity program at the Lane.

 
Matt Brown

Fall Block Party (2)

Plan school block party following the Fall fundraiser. Activities, Ice Cream, and Entertainment. Date scheduled for Friday, September 20th from 430pm-630pm.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Carol Schutzel

Dinner Bell Chair

Select, contact, and arrange approximately 6 dinner bell fundraisers at local restaurants. Coordinate communication in Bulldog blast, remind text, and website.

 
Kate Hunley

Book Fair Chairs (3)

Work with MRC Director and vendors to organize a Fall and Spring book fair.

 
All slots filled
Heather Jashnani
Nirali Amin
Nicole Khalil

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!

 

Brick Sales Chair

Manage, order, and schedule installation of custom bricks in front of school. Help promote and grow program.

 
Nidhi Kukreja

Fall/Winter Parents Night Out Chairs (2)

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

 
All slots filled
sarah ouimette
Sarah Vossoughi

Spring Parents Night Out Chairs (2)

Plan & execute a parent night out with a fund raising opportunity (guest bartender or local dining). Scheduled for Thursday, March 12th.

 
All slots filled
Ruta Dudenas Brigden
Shazia Sultan

School Store Chairs (4)

Oversee the fifth graders who run the school store. Select and purchase the items available in the store. The school store is open on chosen mornings before school starts during the second half of the year.

 

Spirit Wear Chairs (2)

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

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Elizabeth Phelps
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