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Committee CHAIRS

The Lane School PTO - Committee Chairs 2020-21

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 2020-2021 school year.

There is a separate sign up genius (PTO Volunteer Opportunities 2020-21) for committee members.

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5th Grade Events - Robert Crown (2)

Coordinate a date and publicize educational event from the Robert Crown Center. This event is "The Talk".


Yearbook & School Pictures Chairs (4)

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


Assemblies Chair

Plan, organize, and execute 2 virtual assemblies during the year. Research virtual opportunities for programming 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. Communicate information for parents to complete this course with their student at home.


Veterans Day

Collaborate with Mr. Todd to create the Veterans Day Virtual Celebration Wednesday, November 11th - 2020. Have kids write thank you letters to veterans/Stories about their veteran family and friends to share with TLS.


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.


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.


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.


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
Nirali Amin
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 15th - 2021. Note, for virtual programming, organize video submittals into video links-depend on #participate.


Spring Dance-a-Thon Chairs (3)

Promote Bulldog spirit 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.




Pizza Lunch Chairs (2)

Organize and plan pizza lunch bell, for families to pick up at the restaurant during their child's lunch at home. Scheduled for the first Friday of the month throughout the year.


Bagel Lunch Chairs (2)

Plan and organize lunch with Great American Bagel in Downer's Grove, for pickup at Great American Bagel during your child's lunch at home. Planned for 4 Fridays throughout the year.


Jimmy John's Lunch Bell (2)

Plan and organize lunch with Jimmy John's in Hinsdale, for pickup at Jimmy John's during your child's lunch at home.


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.

1 of 2 slots filled
Ulrika Mattsson
Kelly Staver

New Student Orientation/Ambassador Chairs (2)

Organize/Distribute a New Student Welcome Information Packet. Initiate contact and welcome new students throughout the school year.

1 of 2 slots filled
Cynthia Maragos

Kids Care/Community Service Chair (3)

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.

All slots filled
Anjali Lyons
Sarah Ouimette
Annie Perucki

Landscaping Chairs (3)

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


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.


Teacher Conference Dinner (2)

Organize set up/take down of dinner for the teachers on November 24th from 4 to 7 during conferences.

1 of 2 slots filled
Sheila Kalsi

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 one day this spring.


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 3 to May 7, 2021.

All slots filled
Melissa Brown
Amy Bazan
Sheila Kalsi


Ambika Dalal

School Supply Chairs (2)

Coordinate ordering school supplies in June 2021, for 2021-22, for shipment to students homes. Work with teachers to formulate supplies for next year.


AmazonSmile Chair

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

Ambika Dalal

Dinner Bell Chair

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


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!

1 of 2 slots filled
Ambika Dalal

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


Spring Parents Night Out Chairs (2)

Plan & execute a parent night out with a fund raising opportunity (guest bartender or local dining). Work with PTO to schedule this for spring.


School Store Chairs (TBD in spring) (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.

1 of 4 slots filled
Annie Perucki

Spirit Wear Chairs (2)

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

All slots filled
Amanda Harder
Elizabeth Phelps
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