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!



School Wide

Field Day

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.

Sunshine Committee

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.

Bingo Night

School Socials

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

Spirit Days

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

Grade Level

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.

Donations Coordinator

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.

Spring Fundraiser

Plan and organize the Spring Fundraiser. Takes place in April or May. This can be done from home.

Spirit Wear

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.

Box Tops

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).

Magazine Drive

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.


Field Day

Hospitality Committee--Mariam Whitlock

Sunshine Committee--Mariam Whitlock

Family Fun Night

Bingo Night

School Social--Deanna Nesteruk

Spirit Nights

6th Grade Picnic

8th Grade Happening--Lynda Caldwell

Donation Coordinator

Scholastic Book Fair--Mindy Kehrberger

Spring Fundraiser

Spirit Wear--Kerri Mulray

Box Tops--Beth Alon