We’ve had an amazing turnout of dedicated parents who’ve donated their time and talents to help serve our kids through the PTO this year. We are STILL in need of many committee chairs and/or co-chairs. See below for the available committees we have for this school year.

This is not a full time job, and in most cases 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 moms and dads who are willing to help out wherever they can. Please contact Pam Gowda and Rachel Williams for more information or if you’d be willing to donate any amount of time to Fireside’s PTO.


CommitteeDescriptionTime CommitmentChairCo-chairContact Us
After School TreatsWork with vendors to sell treats after school, typically always held on a Friday.MonthlyTara
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,
Bingo NightAssist with planning, selling concessions, obtaining prizes, etc. for this one time event.Single Event (Fall)NEED
BooHoo Yahoo BreakfastOrganize food and information for Kindergarten parents saying goodbye to their new Kindergartner.Single Event (1st 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 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,
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)Rachael
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 YearStacie
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.MonthlyNEED
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.February-AprilNEED
Fireside Spring 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)NEED
Ice Cream SocialFinds and works with vendor for ice cream donations along with managing day of event.Single Event (Before School Starts)Emily MohrOrli
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 yearNEED
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
PTO Bulletin BoardDesign bulletin board that informs families of upcoming events for Fireside Elementary.MonthlyNEED
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.MonthlyRiley
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
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.MonthlySean
YearbookWork with vendor to create the current school year’s Fireside Elementary Yearbook.MonthlyKatherine BurglinStaci D'Aguanno