2017-2018 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The PTO is always looking for parents and adult family members to volunteer their time and talents.  One of the easiest ways to do that is to be on a committee that helps with a specific area or event.


Teach your children by example - be involved! We cannot do it without you!


Willow Brook PTO Committees 2017-18

Please read over the different committees and positions available and see where you would like to help out. 

You can be a committee chair, co-chair or just a member.

Committees can work alone or together to and the PTO Board helps the everyone! 


REMEMBER: no one has to do anything alone!


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GENERAL COMMITTEES
 BRIEF DESCRIPTION
COMMITTEE CHAIRS and MEMBERS 
PTO Membership Coordinator 

Organize the annual PTO membership drive and the on-going process to encourage membership. Maintain membership records as defined by the Willow Brook PTO By Laws. Effort is primarily in August and September.

Shelli Greenblatt
Lanee Hasenkamp
Cindy Schuster
Donation Sponsorship

Gathering donations from restaurants and businesses throughout the year for PTO functions. Ex. t-shirt sponsors, food donations for events, student incentives, etc. Ensures that sponsors receive thank you cards and recognition in the PTO newsletter, website, etc. Works with the Hospitality Coordinator.  Gather financial donations from businesses and community members to help sponsor events at school.

Bevin Packman
Fundraising Coordinator

Manage the coordination of the PTO’s fall and/or spring fundraising activities:

TJ's Pizza  (Begins 1/9 - Ends 1/26) - Pick up 2/14

Mc Teacher's Night (March 7th) - 4pm - 8pm

Square 1 Art (Art Work Starts 8/15) - Pick up 11/8-9

Square 1 Art:  Shelli Greenblatt & Dawn Lynn
TJ's Pizza:  Shelli Greenblatt & Cheryl Graber
McTeacher's Night:  Mary Florence Goding
Grant Coordinator

Research, write and submit grant applications on behalf of Willow Brook PTO.

Shelli Greenblatt
Mary Florence Goding
Teacher Appreciation

Organize monthly teacher appreciation activities and coordinate daily recognition for Teacher Appreciation Week in May. Work closely with Hospitality and Grade Level Volunteer Coordinators.

Brandi Mercille
Hospitality Coordinator

Coordinate any hospitality activities, including welcome program and documentation for new families and kindergarten families. Responsible for purchasing and mailing all thank you, get well, sympathy and birthday cards for Willow Brook Staff and PTO Board Members and for sending flowers or gifts approved by the PTO Board in the event of birth, wedding or death.

Open
Parent Volunteer Coordinator

Coordinate volunteers for PTO events and school activities. Collect list of general volunteers at beginning of year and for special events. Assure that volunteer data is recorded and available to both the Board and teachers. Work with teachers, staff, and leaders of committees to assure volunteers are recruited for programs.

Lanee Hasenkamp
Grade Level Volunteer Coordinators
One parent representative from each grade (K-5) whose job is to touch base with the teachers of that grade and report to the Lead Volunteer Coordinator. The Grade Level Volunteer Coordinator relays what activities are occurring in that grade and recruits volunteers to assist the teachers and the coordination of room parents. Responsible for ensuring the music program for their grade has drinks and cookies and any decorations needed (with the coordination of the room parents and music teacher).
Kindergarten:
1st Grade:
2nd Grade:
3rd Grade:
4th Grade:
5th Grade:
Head Room Parents

The primary role of a Room Parent is to coordinate the three class parties that happen in a schoolyear.

Fall party – October 27th (10:55-11:55)

Winter party – December 20th (2:25 - 3:35)

Spring party – February 13th (2:25 - 3:35)

Work through the teacher to communicate with the other parents for donations of food items and volunteers to help work the parties.
Open
Cultural Arts Coordinator

Coordinate with the school administrators and the Board to provide cultural enrichment opportunities for Willow Brook students.

Open
Volunteer Outdoor Beautification (VOB) Project

Schedule work days; liaison with boy scouts and girl scouts for assistance; provide regular updates on progress to PTO.

Shelli Greenblatt, Amy Menton, Molly McDougal, Lanee Hasenkamp, Dawn Lynn, Lisa Early, Mary Florence Goding, Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts
Cub Scout Charter Representative/Recruiting Chair 

Provide feedback to PTO about scouting activities and support school and PTO events.  Responsible for recruitment of new members. Responsible for recruitment of new members. 

Lanee Hasenkamp

Girl Scout Troop Organizer/Recruiting Chair 

Provide feedback to PTO about scouting activities and support school and PTO events.  Responsible for recruitment of new members.


Amy Menton


 5th Grade Committee
For the parents of 5th grade students to organize 5th grade field trip, create a memory DVD, create t-shirts, memory book and plan 5th grade awards ceremony.
5th Grade Memory Book - Cindy Schuster
5th Grade Field Trip - OPEN
5th Grade T-Shirt - OPEN
5th Grade DVD - OPEN
5th Grade Awards Ceremony - OPEN
Box Tops for Education / 
Campbells Labels for Education / Schnucks Community Card (One contest in fall and one in spring)
Regular publicizing to raise awareness of the programs. For Box Tops: create 2 contests, coordinate prizes/rewards, count box tops and submit.
Open
Wildcat Spiritwear Coordinator
 Order WB T-shirts, WB PTO magnets, etc.
Shelli Greenblatt
Rebecca Leb 
Parent Coersion Coordinator
Work events and Parent Pick-up/Drop-off lnes to encorage parents to sign up for activities/committees taking place throughout the school year.
 Kara Corson
Event Committees Coordinator 
 Same as above???
 

For the following event specific sub-committees, we would like two chairs for each event.

(This is especially beneficial when transitioning oversight from 5th grade parents who will not be around the next year to assist.)

In addition, it reduces the amount of work and responsibility for both chairs.


EVENT SPECIFIC 
SUB-COMMITTEES
  BRIEF DESCRIPTION
COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS
Kindergarten 101
(5 - 6pm)
August 3rd
New Kindergarten families will get the chance to meet the tachers and learn what their upcoming school year will be like after a short presentation in the Gymnasium.
 PTO Board
Meet the Teacher
5 - 5:45pm
Family Picnic
(5:45 - 8pm)
August 8th
All students will meet their new teachers and catch up with their friends after a long Summer break! We will have BBQ, Kona Ice  and FUN!
 Jeff Hasenkamp (BBQ)
Skate Nights

(9/21, 11/16, 3/15 & 5/17)

6 - 8pm

Purchase prizes and attend the skate nights on the designated dates.
Chair:  Kara Corson
Co-Chair:  Open
Homecoming Parade
(October 14th)
Prep the week before
Set up at 9am at WB
Parade starts at 10am
Help plan and decorate float for Pattonville High School homecoming parade. Most commonly handled by a Boy Scout organization member.
Chair:  Lanee Hasenkamp (Boy Scouts)
Co-Chair:  Amy Menton (Girl Scouts) 
Trunk or Treat
(October 27th)
6 - 8pm
Arrange parking and fun prizes for best costume and best decorated car.  Plan Fall Festival type games and festivities for the kids to enjoy as well.
Chair:  Shelli Greenblatt
Co-Chair:  Open
Holiday Shop
(December 11-14)
During School Hours
Purchase gifts for students to buy; work with library to schedule class shopping times; coordinate volunteers to help work event.
Chair:  Cindy Schuster
Co-chair:  Cheryl Graber
International Night
(January 12th)
Set up 4-6pm
Event from 6 - 8pm
Coordinate parents/teachers/community members who want to have a booth; arrange for food; set up event layout.
PTO Chair:  Lanee Hasenkamp
District Chair:  Michelle Hill
Bingo Night
(February 23rd)
Set up at 4:30pm
Doors Open at 5:30pm
Bingo starts at 6pm
Purchase prizes; call the numbers and award prizes, organize silent auction
Chairs:  Bevin Packman
Co-Chairs:  Cheryl Graber & Cindy Schuster
Silent Auction
(same time as Bingo Night)
Work with Donation Chair to send letters and visit local businesses for donations; put together baskets to attract bidders.
Chair:  Open
Co-Chair:  Open
Movie Nights
(April 6, 13 & 20)
6:30 Arrival / Movie starts at 7pm
Obtain age-appropriate movies and arrange concessions for two grade specific movie nights.
Chair:  Kara Corson
Co-Chair:  Cheryl Graber
WB Fiesta Night
(May 4th)
6pm-8pm
Cinco de May theme.  Hispanic school community celebration with music, food, games and other festivities
Chair:  Gabriella Knize
Co-Chair:  Michelle Hill
District Appreciation Night
(May 7th) 
6pm - 7pm
 PTO Board Acknowedged
PTO Board