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Wayne Thomas PTO Committees

5th Grade Baby Board
Chair:   Deb Shapiro

Collect baby pictures and design the bulletin board for the 5th graders.  

5th Grade Mixer
Chair:   Lauren Leibovich, Allison Silver, Heather Greenberg

Plan a mixer for all students entering Northwood.

5th Grade Picnic
Chair:   Lauren Leibovich, Deb Shapiro

Coordinate the end of the year picnic. 

5th Grade T-shirts
Chair:   Jessica Wasman

Design t-shirts.

After School Activities
Chair:   Lilah Shapiro

Plan and organize after school activities throughout the year.

Arts in Action
Chair:   Rinat Melton, Barbara Hinde, Laura Knapp, Deivani Ramanathan

Arts in Action Day is an event held every other year. It is coordinated mainly by the art and music teachers and brings in members from the community to give mini workshops to students in various disciplines of the arts. Committee members work with and assist Mrs. Kurzawski and Mrs. Crutchfield to organize and run "Arts in Action" day.

Back to School Ice Cream Social
Chair:   Abby Provus, Brita Brownstein

Plan and run the Back to School Ice Cream Social. This is a back to school family event that was started in the fall of 2012 as a way to build community and welcome everyone back. This is not a fund-raising event.


Bells and Whistles Fundraising
Chair:   Helpdesk
Description:   This committee is responsible for tracking the sales of the Paperless PTO Bells and Whistles fundraising program.
Box Tops
Chair:   Lindsay Malitz

Advertise, collect, and submit box tops on behalf of WT.  Each top is worth $.10 for the school.  Box Top earnings are sent out for collection in December and April.  

Breakfast Bash
Chair:   Theresa Brown, Sofia Kenser, Jennifer Elliott, Kristyn Coleman

This committee organizes and oversees a breakfast with students and their father or other special man in their life. This includes distribution of flyers, registration, coordinating parent volunteers for both mornings and execution of the actual day. Generally help back to back Fridays mornings in the beginning of May from 7:40-school bell.

Circle of Friends
Chair:   Susie Cohn, Marianne Braverman

This committee, comprised of 5th grade parents only, organizes the 5th graders each year to re-paint the Circle of Friends statues in the front of school at the beginning of the school year.

Classroom Party Chair
Chair:   Jenny King

Coordinate the craft/activity and snack for equality among the grades for each of the 3 parties.

Executive Board
Chair:   Exec Board

President: Lindsay Malitz

Co-President: Joni Meyerowitz

Secretary: Ilana Sherman

VP: Lizie Lazar

Treasurer: Betsy Mackey

Food Day Volunteers
Chair:   Lizie Lazar, Robyn Shapiro
Food Days
Chair:   Lizie Lazar, Robyn Shapiro

Oversees food days for Grades 1-5.

Fun(d) Run
Chair:   Theresa Brown, Sofia Kenser, Jennifer Elliott, Kristyn Coleman

Organize Wayne Thomas's participation in the District 112 Foundation's 5k race on 10/14/16

Chair:   PTA

Wayne Thomas edible garden


Garden Liaison
Chair:   Jenny King

Work with Mr. Meekhof and the Organiz Gardner on the edible garden. 

Good Neighbor
Chair:   Ronnie Ripes, Jorie Houlihan, Doris Klein

Reach out to families and/or staff members who may need community support

Halloween Parties
Chair:   Exec Bd

Volunteer for classroom parties.  Plan a game, pass out a PTA snack, do a craft. 

Health and Drug Awareness
Chair:   Stephanie Mantelman, Ellen Cohen

Coordinate volunteers and plan programs for Red Ribbon Week in October

Holiday Party
Chair:   Exec Bd

Plan and organize the holiday party.  Play a game, do a craft, pass out a PTA snack.

Ice Cream Days
Chair:   Joni Meyerowitz, Ilana Sherman

Coordinate sale of ice cream through outside vendor for two school lunch days

Ice Skating Party
Chair:   Tes Gomiscek, Alice Cho Sadeghian

Organizes family skate night

Kids Care
Chair:   Katie Hoffman, Tamara Jenkins

Organizes student outreach or public service with WT students during school lunch hour.  

Library Volunteer Coordinators
Chair:   Ali Drumm, Betsy Mackey

Help librarian with checking in and out books, reshelving books and any other requests.

Lunchtime Enrichment
Chair:   Betsy Mackey, Rhea Flanagan

Create programming for indoor recess days.

Movie Night
Chair:   Reegan Goldtsein, Sarah Ahto

Plan and organize drop-off movie event for kids

New Book Sale 11/15/16-11/18/16
Chair:   Laura Knapp, Betsy Mackey, Brita Brownstein, Katie Hoffman

Organize and oversee a new book sale via Scholastic for 5 days in December.  Volunteers will be contacted to sign up for specific time slots via Sign Up Genius closer to event.

Chair:   Rhea Flanagan, Jon Buscher

This Chair will help promote Wayne Thomas in the community by working with local papers and media to promote events at our school.  Requires contacting local sources.  

School Supplies
Chair:   Eve Albert, Amy Levine

Organizes school supplies order in spring and delivery in fall.

Spirit Wear
Chair:   Jamie Stronberg, Debi Ori

Organize sale of Wayne Thomas clothing items

Teacher Appreciation
Chair:   Ava Markasoutas, Michelle Faccini

Plan teacher dinners during conferences, back to school lunch, and coordinate teacher appreciation week.  Volunteers will be asked to make/buy food and/or help serve. 

Chair:   Julie Fingerman, Ronit Ripes, Melissa Morgan

Responsible for taking/collecting pictures at field trips/school events and compiling photos into yearbook.