PTA Committees 2021-22

Committee & Positions Chair Description
After School Activity Coordinator. OPEN This committee chair coordinates after school activities like Tae Kwon Do and STEAM classes.
Back to School Picnic Kristi McBride Kris Conforti Coordinate and organize food and other activities (Kona ice, dunk tank, pie face, etc) for the back to school picnic.
Bike to School Kris Conforti Coordinates activities for bike to school day.
Bilingual Liaison Kira Neska 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 Stephanie Sverdlov 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 OPEN 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 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 - 5th Grade Sarah Horn 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 Lynn Kocanda 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 Liaison Stephanie Sverdlov 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. 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.
Community Cares Lauren Josko 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.
Electronic Communication Stacy Golden 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 Reading Night 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.
Health & Wellness Gary Simonian This committee chairperson promotes health and fitness by organizing Field Day.
Holiday Shop Natalie Sayre This committee chair coordinates the annual Holiday Shop in December. This event is a fun shopping experience for students to purchase holiday gifts for their friends and family.
Hospitality Natalie Sayre This committee chair coordinates a family friendly event during Open House in February and organizes Paddock’s Teacher Appreciation Week. Innovative and creative ways to celebrate and recognize our teacher are incorporated through student involvement activities throughout the year and during Teacher Appreciation Week in May.
Kindergarten Playdate/Orientation Jenny Chang This committee chair assists at Orientation in May and plans a playdate for incoming kindergarteners before school begins.
MemberHub Coordinator Anamari Dorgan This committee chair manages MemberHub data and communications.
Movie Night Sue Quinlan This committee coordinates an all-school movie night typically held in January.
Multicultural Week Katelyn Izzo This committee chair organizes Multicultural Night typically held in December.
New Family Liaison Krysta Gerndt-Mattson This committee chair assists new families assimilate into Paddock.
PantherFest Randi Curtsinger/Lori Calabrese , Panther Fest is Paddock’s family fun fair. The event boasts games, activities and fun for the whole family. A planning committee and a large number of event volunteers are needed to make this event run smoothly.
Programs OPEN This committee chairperson is responsible for choosing, organizing and promoting 2 all school educational assemblies.
Reflections OPEN 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.
Room Parent Coordinator Kim Cunningham 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 Carolyn Kilar 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 Kris Conforti 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 Mandy Bornhoeft 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 Randi Curtsinger/ Lori Calabrese 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.
Spark Liaison Jill Dekrell
Sprit Wear Kim Cunningham 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.
Steam Fair Elizabeth Cassin This committee plans the STEAM Fair by inviting area businesses, organizations, teachers and parents to provide hands-on STEAM activities and participate in the event typically held in April. The purpose of the event is to raise student awareness of and interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math.
Summer Playdates Sue Qinlan
Volunteer Coordinator Jyoti Guerrera 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 Stacy Golden The website chairperson is responsible for posting online content for the Paddock PTA website and maintaining it throughout the year.
Winter Wishes Susan Liss This committee chairperson collects goods around the holidays to support Paddock’s at-risk students and families. During Parent-Teacher conferences in late November, Paddock families are asked to donate items for a specific child. The gifts are collected, sorted and distributed in December.
Yearbook Chris Kane 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.