Committees

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 Erica Ellertson and Tara Frutkin at committees@firesidepto.com.

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 Guptatarafrutkin@gmail.com or movingwest04@yahoo.com
Art MasterpiecePurchase and manage art supplies for school program. Organize and train presenters as well as manage the monthly calendar for each class. Identify volunteers to use a monthly lesson plan to teach core knowledge artwork in the classrooms.MonthlySandra FosbergCathy MerickelSandrafosberg@yahoo.com, bellafritego@gmail.com
Bingo NightAssist with planning, selling concessions, obtaining prizes, etc. for this one time event.Single Event (Fall)Daniela KloppMichelle Bianchi and Bernice Sandovaldaniela.klopp@yahoo.com, mpavlas@gmail.com, basando@cox.net
BooHoo Yahoo BreakfastOrganize food and information for Kindergarten parents saying goodbye to their new Kindergartner.Single Event (First Day of School)Laura DrachlerAmber Marksldrachler@me.com, amber.marks8@gmail.com
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 Marksldrachler@me.com, amber.marks8@gmail.com
Box TopsCollect classroom box tops and Campbell soup labels from each classroom and create incentive program for students.MonthlyTara Frutkintarafrutkin@gmail.com
Class ShirtsManage ordering of class shirts for entire school. Work with grade level teachers to come up with design for grade and submit design and count of class. Deliver shirts upon arrival.First few months of schoolNisha ShahCathy Merickelnishamit@gmail.com, cmgmerickel@gmail.com
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 Levysharalevy99@yahoo.com
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 Abramselizabethiabrams@yahoo.com
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 Levysharalevy99@yahoo.com
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 Seligmillerloridsz@aol.com
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 Marksamber.marks8@yahoo.com
Ice Cream SocialFinds and works with vendor for ice cream donations along with managing day of event.Single Event (Before School Starts)Tiffany SalmonEmily Cotetvcoyman@hotmail.com, ebadler@hotmail.com
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 McMahonkristenmcmahon@hotmail.com
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 Shahnishamit@gmail.com
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 Drachleramber.marks8@gmail.com, ldrachler@me.com
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 Stanleymanda.stanley@cox.net
Silent AuctionPlan, organize, and manage this adult only event. Establish committee of volunteers, obtain donations and sponsors/Single EventOrli KaplanEmily Mohrfundraising@firesidepto.com
SponsorshipWork with VP Fundraising to establish a relationship with local businesses to obtain donations, services, and support for Fireside.MonthlyOrli KaplanEmily Mohrfundraising@firesidepto.com
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 Boedermhoerth@cox.net
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 Foppeyearbook@firesidepto.com, stacid75@gmail.com, felicity.foppe@gmail.com
AR Millionaire CelebrationParty to celebrate all students who read 1 million+ words in AR program.Single Event (May)Robyn ChristlPTO Boardrchristl@pvlearners.net
Barnes & Noble Winter EventSchedule and facilitate 3rd grade music concert, Polar Express reading, hot chocolate/cookies, etc.Single Event (December)Robyn ChristlPTO Boardrchristl@pvlearners.net
Birthday MarqueeManage advertising, scheduling and payment of birthday marquee messages.MonthlyPTO VP Fundraisingfundraising@firesidepto.com
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 Balujaanjubaluja@yahoo.com
PTO Website and FacebookUpdate and maintain the PTO website and Facebook pageMonthlyRegan Olssonmarketing@firesidepto.com