PTA Committees

  • If you enjoy volunteering the following PTA committees are fun ways to become involved in your child’s school and help us build a strong School One community. If you're interested in hearing more about any of the committees and how you might be of service, please reach out. 
    Committees with a > have a need for members
    Committees with a * indicate that the volunteer does NOT have to come to school during school hours
    If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Fitzgerald at

  • Fundraising Commitees raise the funds School One PTA needs to provide the services we offer to our children and staff.
    Per our bylaws, we do not simply fundraise to fundraise. All our proceeds go directly back into the School. 


    Chair / 
    Beyond School Explorers (BSE) Tracy Wright This committee organizes and plans our four-week after- school enrichment program held during the winter months (Beginning in February).  Run by coordinators whom will schedule classes, find teachers and helpers, prepare the budget, and send notices. Additionally other volunteers are needed to teach and assist in classes
    Birthday Shout-Outs * Tara Malone Maintain Google form, collect funds and coordinate with Mr. Fiory the Birthday Shout-Outs displayed on the electronic sign.  
    > Book Fair Jen Steingart This committee coordinates the fall and spring book fairs held at School One in October and May.  Both events have a Parent Preview Night and an opportunity for children to shop during school hours
    Corporate Reimbursement * Lila Roldan Collect Box Tops from General Mills products and submit for redemption throughout the school year. Coordinate and promote Amazon Smile, Stop'n'Shop Rewards and ShopRite A+ programs
    > Designer Bag Bingo * Jen Steingart
    Laura Benoit
    A social event held in the spring for School One parents. This event needs volunteers to plan a fun evening of bingo, raffles and more.
    Gertrude Hawke Deserie Foster Coordinate and run Gertrude Hawk chocolate sales
    > Holiday Boutique Diann Kohler Coordinates/Organizes and works with vendor to set up a Holiday boutique during Dec for our children to shop at during school hours for small gifts.  Organizes volunteers through Sign-Up Genius to help set up, help children shop, and help close down the shop.
    Membership Bonnie Polanco Conduct membership drive, collect dues, distribute membership cards, and report at PTA Meetings.
    > Parent / Child Dance * Maria Villafrade Coordinate/Organize annual Parent/Child Dance held at School One in the Fall. 
    Penny Wars   Organizes and collects coins during the annual Penny War. Maintains a spreadsheet calculating which grade wins. 
    School Pictures MariáTeresa Lopez Plans Picture Day in the fall; coordinates volunteers for each shift and works with photographer on delivery.
    Spirit Wear Dana Schinestuhl Coordinates sale of School One athletic wear and school merchandise in the Fall and Spring
    Spring Fling * Maria Villafrade
    Diann Kohler
    A social event held in the spring for School One parents. This event needs volunteers to plan a fun evening of raffles, light refreshments and dancing.
    Variety Show Danielle Rose
    Andrea Kelly
    Carla Jones
    Sara McCabe
    Coordinate/Organize/Run the show.  Volunteers needed to help develop/coordinate grade level acts.  Additional help is needed to coordinate ticket, DVD, favor, concessions and program ad sales.  Help needed in organizing and coordinating backstage help. Parent Emcee script writers needed for 4thgrade Emcees.  A lot of hands make for light work for this committee

  • Transfer of Service Commitees are in charge of events/opportunities for the School One students and staff that may charge a nominal fee to pay directly for that service. No profits are made, the PTA just facilitates the event.  


    Transfer of Service
    Chair / 
    Book Swap Denise Salamanca Coordinates Book Swap for our children, work with office to create a schedule for children to visit swap during school hours. Create/update a flyer for distribution to students. Coordinate volunteers to help. Donate left over books to a charity.
    > Family Activities Jennifer Sirmans 

    Coordinate the Welcome Back Family Picnic in September and the Fall Family Festival (usually with a Halloween theme) in October.
    Fourth Grade Committee Maria Villafrede
    MariaTeresa Lopez
    Pam Zajac
    Coordinate all PTA-sponsored activities for the fourth graders throughout the year, including special T-shirts, various activities, yearbook and picnic while maintaining a budget.
    > Fun Fair Denise Salamanca
    Maria Villafrade

    Plan, coordinate, and implement this annual spring fair held on School One grounds in June. Coordinate volunteers, games, rides, prizes, food and activities.
    Mother's Day Plant Sale Erin Olsen Coordinates/Organizes Mother’s Day Plant Sale. Works with vendor
    > School Supplies * Pam Zajac Coordinate, run school supply sale, then distribute supplies. Researches vendors
    > Science Fair Si Ahn Coordinate annual Science Fair; submit guidelines, promote fair, issue certificates, order shirts and attend fair to support students.
    Sock Hop * Maria Villafrade
    Nina Valente
    Coordinate/Organize/Run a dance for third and fourth grade students to raise money for School One. Takes place in February.

  • Service Commitees are in charge of various events/opportunities for our School One students and staff.



    Transfer of Service
    Chair / 
    Author Visit * Sara August Find and coordinate with authors within budget to come visit the school. Create order form and Order/purchase books from publisher for author signature to distribute to children who order. Coordinates with Mrs. Mack on chosen author(s)
    Chemical Dependency Maggie Colville Coordinate activities for “Think Purple Week” in the spring, “Hearts and Hands” and “Project Graduation” in May and June. This is a district-wide program with input provided from the District’s Chemical Dependency Chairperson.
    Earth Day Nicole Kaplan  
    Field Day Karen Hofmann Coordinate volunteers, and supplies water, cups and ice pops for Field Day in June. Coordinate with Mr. C
    Green Thumb Boy & Girl Scouts Help plant and maintain plants and other beautification efforts around the school building. Responsible for planting flowers in flowerpots in the spring and fall.
    Health and Wellness Denise Salamanca
    Christine Meehan
    Coordinates the America on the Move program
    > Hospitality Amy Jones Organizes refreshments among the school community for events such as Back to School Night, Science Fair, “Welcome Back” teacher luncheon, Open House, New Parents’ Welcome, etc.
    Library / Gift Book Erin Olsen Coordinate/Organize the library parent volunteer program with the media specialist (parents go into help in the library during hours of need as provided by Mrs. Mack. Also, run the Gift Book program in conjunction with the School One media specialist that enables families to purchase a book(s) with a special bookplate in honor of their child
    Multi-Culture Night * Arrianny Slade-Washington
    MariaTeresa Lopez Chachin
    A new committee! Coordinate a family evening celebrating and showcasing the diverse cultures and ethnicities of School One.
    > Reflections Diann Kohler Coordinate School One student submissions to the Reflections program. Students to create art inspired by a specific theme. Students then submit entries to a local PTA or PTSA. Nationally, the program has six arts areas—dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts—and four grade divisions—primary, intermediate, middle/junior, and senior. The PTA Reflections Program is designed to enhance a quality arts education by providing an opportunity for students to explore their artistic talents and receive positive recognition for their efforts.
    Room Parents * Jill SemonKristin Gechtman Volunteer needed to coordinate the room parent volunteers and place them with teachers. Serve as liaison between principal, PTA and room parents. Coordinate school supplies sale and delivery.
    Scholarship * Caren Dankin School One Representative to the district-wide Scholarship Committee, bringing input to the awarding of many other scholarships, and ultimately deciding the recipient of the School One James Cerasas Scholarship and Jeffrey Gyrsko Scholarship.

    School Assemblies *

    Nicole Pereira
    Kimbery Ciemniecki

    Find and review programs presented by outside sources and book assemblies for School One. Work with principal and vendor to set up these assemblies for the students.
    School Directory * Debbie Fitzgerald Compile student information for our directory and format for printing. Additional volunteer needed for proofreading.
    School One Service/Kids Care Nicole Kaplan
    Cindy Weuve
    Works/Coordinates with School One Kids Care Club. Assists in charitable opportunities for students to participate in to make a difference in others lives
    Staff Appreciation Week VPs Week long activities to show the staff of School One how much we appreciate them.  
    Summer - Reading Awards Jenifer Steingart Coordinate/Organize/Work with the School One Media Specialist to coordinate the PTA-sponsored summer reading incentive program. Purchase incentive books and distribute to children who have participated
    Sunshine Teri Hansen Help coordinate year-end events for departing teachers as well as recognition of retiring staff. Also, responsible for sending cards of support, sympathy and congratulations to the School One staff.