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!
Held in June. Assist Administration by organizing volunteers to help with water stations throughout the day. Visit tents throughout the day to make sure everything is running smoothly.
Help plan and organize 2 breakfast/brunch or lunches for teachers and faculty.Typically held in August and May. Holiday Gifts - Purchase gift cards for Secretaries in the main office and either cookie trays or pizza & soda for Custodial Staff. 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. Leftovers are saved for teachers to eat throughout the day.
Events held year round. Work with Student Council and the Unity Team delivering messages of cheer or encouragement via locker notes or other methods. Work with Administration to deliver unexpected "sunshine" throughout the school year. If volunteers are needed a signup genius can be created.
Family Fun Night
November/December - Organize a Family Night that could include the Book Fair, Raffle Baskets. Subcommittees would be formed and a sign up created to assist the chairperson.
Held in October. Coordinate parent helpers via Sign-Up Genius to hand out water during the walk-a-thon. Help with prizes the following week.
Coordinate with Student Council as they run these events. Obtain food and volunteers to help with the event. Run food station.
Schedule and book an Art/Craft Night held in February. Work with current vendor on set up and organizing the event. Create sign up genius for volunteers if needed. This can be done from home.
6th Grade Picnic
Held in the evening during the first week of school. Coordinate with administration on number of 6th grade students. Purchase supplies needed. Create a Sign-Up Genius to obtain volunteers to help run the event.
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.
Will be the liaison between businesses and committee heads seeking donations. Keeps records of who donates what items so donation requests aren't focused on the same businesses. Records kept so proper appreciation can be extended for the donations.
Scholastic Book Fair
Held in the Fall. Coordinate with Scholastic on delivery and pickup from Pennwood. Obtain volunteers to work in shifts & help with setup, sales and break down.
Plan and organize the Spring Fundraiser. Takes place in April or May. This can be done from home.
Help kick off the school year with our school pride sale. Contact vendor and manage order procedures and delivery of items. Orders are placed online, and can be delivered for an extra charge. Pass out orders when complete. If needed, recruit volunteers. This is mostly all done through the computer.
Collect box tops from the PTO mailbox and submit them to earn funds for PW. Work with the PTO to run contests throughout the year to help boost box tops submissions. This can be done from home.
Collect receipts every other month. Add up the receipts. Place the receipts and completed form in an envelope and bring it to McCaffrey's Customer Service Desk. This can be done from home.
Special Events/Dinner Night Coordinator
Set up a "Snack Bar" in the Student Dining Room following Pennwood events (Band & Choral concerts, Play, etc.) Coordinate bi-monthly dinners at restaurants (Chick fil A, Chili's, etc).
Work with Administrator on coordinating sale kickoff and collection dates. Secures volunteers to help with tallying orders and money. Distributes prizes to students. Event typically runs in October. Funds benefit the Pennwood Student Activities Account.
Hospitality Committee--Mariam Whitlock Whitlockevents@gmail.com
Sunshine Committee--Mariam Whitlock Whitlockevents@gmail.com
Family Fun Night
School Social--Deanna Nesteruk email@example.com
Family Art Night
6th Grade Picnic
8th Grade Happening--Lynda Caldwell Pennwood8happens@gmail.com
Scholastic Book Fair--Mindy Kehrberger Mindyk728@gmail.com
Spirit Wear--Kerri Mulray firstname.lastname@example.org
Box Tops--Beth Alon email@example.com
Special Events / Dinner Night Coordinator