We have an amazing group of dedicated parents who donate their time and talents to help serve our kids through the PTO. There are so many ways you can help. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Emily Cote and Tara Frutkin at

Volunteering is not a full-time job, and in most cases, it doesn’t even involve your time every week. The few minutes you spend helping out makes a HUGE difference for our kids! We are always looking for parents who are willing to help out wherever they can—any amount of time you have to give is greatly appreciated!!



CommitteeDescriptionTime CommitmentChairCo-chairContact Us
After School TreatsWork with vendors to sell treats after school, typically always held on a Friday.MonthlyTara FrutkinShelley or
Art MasterpieceOrganize and manage all the volunteer presenters for the AM school program. Provide training and approved detailed lesson plans that incorporate Core Knowledge Curriculum from the classroom. Manage and organize the master calendar for the school as well as review lesson plans on an ongoing basis and make updates as needed. Purchase and manage all AM art supplies for school program. Complete monthly teardown and prep for lessons and send out monthly email communications. MonthlySandra FosbergCathy,
Bingo NightAssist with planning, selling concessions, obtaining prizes, etc. for this one time event.Single Event (Fall)Daniela KloppMichelle Bianchi and Bernice,,
BooHoo Yahoo BreakfastOrganize food and information for Kindergarten parents saying goodbye to their new Kindergartner.Single Event (First Day of School)Laura DrachlerAmber,
Book FairPlan and organize both a Fall and a Spring book fair for the school. Be prepared to sell books, organize volunteers, and manage the sales of the book fair.Twice a Year (Fall and Spring)Laura DrachlerAmber,
Box TopsCollect classroom box tops and Campbell soup labels from each classroom and create incentive program for students.MonthlyTara
Class ShirtsManage ordering of class and organization t-shirts for entire school. Work with grade level teachers and club advisors to create designs as requested for each class/grade and clubs. Compile the all the orders and submit approved designs to designated vendor. Count all class orders and deliver shirts upon arrival. Maintain regular communication with vendor and review/reconcile invoices of orders placed for payment request to PTO treasurer. First few months of schoolCathy MerickelNisha
Costco Shopping DaysWork with Costco to schedule, advertise, and manage this event where the school earns reams of paper for total money spent on that day. Develop teacher supply wish lists for families to shop for during the event. Pick up/deliver reams of paper earned from the event.Twice a Year (Fall and Spring)Shara
EduKitsWork with teachers to define grade level supply lists, communicate with EduKit to establish supply list needs, and arrange for EduKit distribution to the classrooms at the beginning of the school year.End of Year and Beginning of YearLiz
Family Night OutSchedule and host family nights out at various dining venues around Fireside. A percentage of proceeds from that night comes back to Fireside PTO.MonthlyShara
Field Day CoordinatorWork with P.E. Teacher to provide popsicles/snacks for Field Days and help with finding volunteers to assist at Field Days for 4-6 graders.Typically January - MarchLaurie
Fireside Family Fun EventOrganize and coordinate vendors and volunteers for this family friendly festival.Single Event (Spring)NEED
Harkins Movie TicketsWork with Harkins movie theater to sell “Summer Movie Fun” tickets in the Spring.End of Year (Spring)Amber
Ice Cream SocialFinds and works with vendor for ice cream donations along with managing day of event.Single Event (Before School Starts)Tiffany SalmonEmily,
Junior AchievementWork with the JA coordinator to train volunteers and oversee program for the semester. Secure parent volunteers for each classroom to teach the JA program.Monthly (first half of school year)Kristen
MerchandiseOrder and sell spirit gear for Fireside. Keep a reasonable stock of gear and manage the cost and sales of the items.1 Month prior to New School Year and less involvement throughout the yearNisha
Movie NightWork with vendors to set up movie theater setting and refreshments for this event.Single Event (Spring)NEED
Picture Day CoordinatorManages and works with vendor to coordinate day, time, needs for student pictures to be taken and delivered.Twice a Year (Fall and Spring)Amber MarksLaura,
PTO Bulletin BoardDesign bulletin board that informs families of upcoming events for Fireside Elementary.MonthlyPTO Board
Room Parent CoordinatorCoordinate room parents for each classroom. Ensure that they have the proper paperwork for donation collection and be the point of contact for information that needs to be sent to the classrooms through the room parent.MonthlyManda
Silent AuctionPlan, organize, and manage this adult only event. Establish committee of volunteers, obtain donations and sponsors/Single EventOrli KaplanEmily
SponsorshipWork with VP Fundraising to establish a relationship with local businesses to obtain donations, services, and support for Fireside.MonthlyOrli KaplanEmily
Staff AppreciationPlan and assist with providing meals to teachers on in-service days and conference week. Plan and provide special treats during Teacher Appreciation Week.MonthlyMichelle HoerthNatalie Leitner, Kathryn Feather, Lisa Peterossi Batt, Reed
Talent ShowPlan date for children to showcase their talents. Decide on audition process to organize the show most effectively.Single Event (Spring)NEED
Trekkers/P.E. CoordinatorWork with the P.E. Teacher and coordinate volunteers for this recess activity.MonthlyNEED
YearbookWork with vendor to create the current school year’s Fireside Elementary Yearbook.MonthlyKatherine BurglinStaci D'Aguanno and Flick,,
AR Millionaire CelebrationParty to celebrate all students who read 1 million+ words in AR program.Single Event (May)Robyn ChristlPTO
Barnes & Noble Winter EventSchedule and facilitate 3rd grade music concert, Polar Express reading, hot chocolate/cookies, etc.Single Event (December)Robyn ChristlPTO
Birthday MarqueeManage advertising, scheduling and payment of birthday marquee messages.MonthlyPTO VP
Kiss 'n Go CoordinatorOrganize and manage schedule for volunteers to assist children at kindergarten morning drop-off. MonthlyNEED
Digital CitizenshipPartner with Asst. Principal and teachers to organize, schedule and deliver Digital Citizenship curriculum/lessons (Common Sense Media); organize/facilitate Technology Night eventMonthlyAnju
PTO Website and FacebookUpdate and maintain the PTO website and Facebook pageMonthlyRegan