PTA Committees 2019-20


Committee Chair Sub-Committee Description
Bilingual Liaison Kathleen Reynolds This committee chairperson serves as liaison with Spanish-speaking population at Stuart R Paddock School and promotes inclusion of our diverse communities at school events. Provides translation support as needed.
Book Club - 2nd Grade Lydia Stawik This committee will lead book discussions during a 7 week period for one hour a week during the school day. Book club takes place in the Winter.
Book Club - 3rd Grade Jessica Worst This committee will lead book discussions during a 7 week period for one hour a week during the school day. Book club takes place in the Winter.
Book Club - 4th Grade Betty Chung This committee will lead book discussions during a 7 week period for one hour a week during the school day. Book club takes place in the Winter.
Book Club - 5th Grade Colleen Meyers This committee will lead book discussions during a 7 week period for one hour a week during the school day. Book club takes place in the Winter.
Book Club - 6th Grade Jennifer Tobin This committee will lead book discussions during a 7 week period for one hour a week during the school day. Book club takes place in the Winter.
Book Fair Liason Jessica Laabs Each year, Paddock school hosts two book fairs, usually one in the Spring and one in the Fall during times when parents are scheduled to visit the school for other activities or events. Children are also provided an opportunity to visit the book fair during school hours. All money raised from the book fair goes to the resource center.
PTA supports the book fair by providing a book fair assistant and volunteers to help set up, clean up and staff the book fair during the hours it is open. Day and evening volunteer opportunities are available. The Chairperson will work closely with the Resource Center Director to assist with all aspects of the sale.
Box Tops Amy Rosenbarger This committee chairperson will work with the Principal to organize the Box Tops collection program. All funds collected from this program will be used by the teachers to purchase supplies for the classroom.
Calendar OPEN The PTA calendar is distributed in early August to all parents and contains information about school and PTA activities for the upcoming school year.
Community Cares Gwen Reilly This committee chairperson will help coordinate volunteers to assist other families at Paddock that may need assistance. They also may organize a school service opportunity, organize a coat and/or Halloween costume collection, assist with PTA coat closet.
Copy Room Coordinator Jennifer Johnston This committee chairperson coordinates volunteers to assist the school staff with copies.
Directory Sarah Horn This committee coordinates the development and publication of the Annual PTA directory. PTA members receive a directory as part of their membership. Non-PTA members can purchase a directory at the beginning of the school year. The directory coordinator will input information and complete the final layout of the book or print. Requires computer knowledge. Most of the work happens in late September or early October.
Electronic Communication Christine Grela-Virtual Backpack This committee chairperson is responsible for managing facebook, maintaining the weekly calendar, distributing weekly announcements promoting PTA event and information. They are also responsible for distributing select school information via email.
Family PantherFest April Conneely,
Jessica Worst,
Jessica Tucker
The Family College Night, formerly Panther Fest, is a huge family fun fair that is held during the school year. The event boasts games, activities and fun for the whole family. Planning committee and a large number of event volunteers are needed to make this event run successfully.
Family Reading Night Amy Helms,
Dana Batterton
This committee chairperson is responsible for planning and hosting a family fun evening that helps encourage the joy of reading. The evening may include: guest speakers, games/activities and concessions.
Holiday Shop Amy Fell,
Jill Dekrell
Each year, the PTA coordinates a ‘Giving Tree’ to collect and distribute toys for our Paddock families in need. We’re looking for volunteers who would enjoy organizing and coordinating the distribution of gifts to Paddock families during the holiday season. A few hours is all that is needed.
Health & Wellness Gary Simonian This committee chairperson promotes health and fitness using articles in the PTA newsletter and by organizing Field Day.
Hospitality Carrie Bending This committee chairperson plans and provides hospitality and facilitates guest relations for the following-Dad's & Desserts, Mom's and Muffin's and Health Screening Days.
KinderGym Jessica Worst KinderGym is set up to help kindergarten students thrive in small, organized groups during P.E. This committee chairperson is responsible for coordinating the weekly volunteers to assist the small groups. KinderGym begins in October and concludes at the end of March. About one hour each week, during the day is required.
Lego Club OPEN
Programs Jenna Leone This committee chairperson is responsible for choosing, organizing and promoting 2 all school educational assemblies.
Reflections Laura Kretzinger Reflections is a national Celebration of the Arts program that encourages students from all grade levels to express themselves on a chosen theme through visual art, photography, music and literature. We work closely with PTA Teacher Liaisons to distribute entry forms and official program rules. We collect submissions, have them judged to select those that move on to more advanced levels (council, district and state) and publicly recognize all participants as well as display selected projects at our school and at the Reflections annual showcase. Assistance generating letters and certificates of achievement is also needed.
Resource Center Coordinator Melissa Delp This committee chairperson works with the resource center teacher to coordinate volunteers to work in the resource center. Volunteers are needed to help with checking out books for students, shelve books and read to classes.
Room Parent Coordinator Randy Curtsinger This committee chairperson is responsible for coordinating room parent volunteers among all classes. The chair hosts a meeting for all room parents at the beginning of the school year so that teachers and room parents can discuss plans for Halloween and Valentine's Day parties, and other room parent responsibilities.
A PTA room parent representative is a volunteer helper in the classroom and school and is also a PTA member. Room representatives serve as a link between the Paddock PTA and the parents, teachers, community and children. The PTA board and school staff selects room representative volunteers jointly based off guidelines in the standing rules. Responsibilities include planning the class parties for Halloween and Valentine's Day, and contacting parents for other donations, as needed.
School Pride Decorating Jennifer Johnston, Sue Turner The committee chairperson is responsible for decorating the school seasonally. He/she is also responsible for maintaining the outdoor entry area and planters. The committee chairperson is responsible for maintaining the PTA bulletin board in the main hallway of school. It is to be used to publicize upcoming events and promote the PTA. The committee chair should work with decorating committee to coordinate themes.
School Supply Kits Lydia Stawik This committee chairperson will work with the school supply kit company to prepare sales sheets, collect orders and distribute kits to families that order kits. This job can mainly be done from home or with committee assistance. Most of the job takes place in the spring with the sale of kits and then the distribution of kits takes place in August of the new school year.
Six Flags Reading Tricia Ward This committee chairperson will organize and coordinate the reading incentive program sponsored by Six Flags Theme Park. Each child receives a reading log and must return it by a certain date to receive a free ticket to Six Flags. The coordinator copies, distributes and collects incentive forms and submits them for free tickets, which again, the coordinator will distribute. This position can be done mainly from home and takes place in January/February with ticket distribution in the late spring.
6th Grade Activities Jennifer Johnston, Bessie LoBraco To help celebrate the ‘graduation of our 6th grade students to junior high’ , the PTA sponsors year-end activities for the 6th grade class, which are decided upon and organized by a group of 6th grade parents. In the past, activities have included bowling, a picnic and a breakfast.
Popcorn Social Carrie Bending Tricia Ward,
Laura Rosanova-Philipp
This committee chairperson will be responsible for planning the Popcorn Social that takes place during the same evening as Curriculum Night/Open House.
Sprit Wear Lauren Josko This committee maintains inventory of Paddock Spirit Wear and also sells items at school events. This includes determining new items that might be offered for sale each year.
Valentine's Day Dance Kim Gallo The Valentine's Dance is offered to families with students in grades K-3rd. Older/younger students of these families are also welcome. The event offers a DJ, refreshments, decorations and goodies. Multiple PTA members are encouraged to work together on this committee.
Talent Show (grades 3-6) OPEN For grades 3-6, a talent show is offered. Multiple committee members are encouraged to work together to offer this event. A mandatory practice takes place with the principal and committee members after applications are turned in by students and approved to make sure all acts are appropriate. A couple mandatory practices/rehearsals are encouraged before the final Talent Show date to determine continued appropriateness and flow of the show.
Teacher Appreciation Carrie Bending Celebrate our teachers at Paddock! Teachers are the most valued and respected people of our school community and we need to treat them as such. This committee chairperson will provide innovative and creative ways to celebrate and recognize our teachers.
Past activities included a ‘Welcome Back Teacher Breakfast’, a Holiday party or gift program, end of year luncheon as well as student involvement activities throughout the year.
Volunteer Coordinator Kim Gallo The volunteer coordinator is responsible for sending out a PTA volunteer form at the beginning of the school year to all parents/guardians. This form is then used to provide volunteer information for each event/volunteer opportunity. The volunteer coordinator compiles volunteer information and passes it on to the individual event/activity coordinators. If more volunteers are needed for events/activities, the volunteer coordinator is responsible to send out additional volunteer forms and/or emails to solicit these volunteers. This coordinator is also responsible for School Picture Day volunteers and working with the Assistant Principal to create a schedule and flow of the day.
Website Laura Rosanova-Philipp The website chairperson is responsible for posting online content for the Paddock PTA website and maintaining it throughout the year.
Yearbook Jennifer Johnston This committee chairperson is responsible for taking photographs at school events and for working closely with an outside vendor to create and distribute the annual Stuart R. Paddock yearbook. Volunteer photographers are still needed to take photos at school events, and to help the professional photographer organize kids on student picture day. The chairperson is responsible for laying out the yearbook and meeting deadlines with the contracted year book company.