Committees & Volunteers

Every year the PTO forms committees to work on specific tasks throughout the year. Some committees are ongoing and some occur only once a year. A list of committees and volunteer opportunities with descriptions can be found below. If you decide to chair a committee, you have the flexibility to schedule committee meetings for a time when it's convenient for you. 

The Executive Team is available to help with questions and guidance. 

Please make sure that your volunteer clearances are up to date!



Field Day

Held in June. Assist Administration by organizing volunteers to help with water stations throughout the day. 


Help plan and organize Back to School Breakfast and Staff Appreciation. Typically held in August and May. Holiday Gifts - Purchase gifts for Administration Day and Crossing Guard Day. Create a Sign-Up Genius to obtain food donations & volunteers to help with set-up and clean-up. Purchase any items that are not donated. 

School Socials 

Coordinate with Student Council as they run these events. Obtain food donations and volunteers to help with the event. Run concessions station.

Spirit Days

Coordinate with the VP/Fundraising on restaurants or businesses to host Spirit Days/Nights where we get a portion of sales from a particular day or week. Would love to have one each month.

Scholastic Book Fair

Held in the Fall during the week (5 days from 7:45-3pm). Coordinate with Scholastic on delivery and pickup from Pennwood. Obtain volunteers to work in shifts & help with setup, sales and break down. This is a great committee to share with friends.

Spirit Wear 

Help kick off the school year with our school pride sale. Contact  vendor and manage order procedures and delivery of items. Pass out orders when complete. If needed, recruit volunteers. This is mostly all done through the computer.

Box Tops 

Help promote the Box Tops app so our Pennwood families can scan their receipts. Work with the PTO to run contests throughout the year to help boost box tops submissions. This can be done from home.

Concessions Coordinator 

Set up a "Snack Bar" in the Student Dining Room following Pennwood events (Band & Choral concerts, etc.). Utilize SignUp Genius to get donations and volunteers. Happens a few times throughout the school year in the evening hours. 

8th Grade Happening

Held in June. Help plan, organize activities, prepare the Sign-Up Genius to obtain food donations and volunteers to help run the event. Decide on a theme and create subcommittees to help with the event; tickets, food, decorations etc.


Field Day -- Trudy Mathes

Hospitality Committee --Tania Zinych

Spirit Night (local restaurants) Coordinator -- Brittany Laird and Brittnay Tilley

School Social Coordinator -- Dally Lowry and Trudy Mathes

8th Grade Happening -- Summer Monach and Melissa Kutalek 

Scholastic Book Fair

Spirit Wear -- Leah Haft

Box Tops -- Tina Keefe

Concessions Coordinator