Committees

PTO Committee Chairs 2017-2018

Click any of the OPEN POSITIONS below to learn more about what the position entails.

Back to School BBQ Wendy MacArthur
Meet other families during lunch on the playground! September
Celebration Books Wendy MacArthur
 
Donate a book to the CSS library in honor of your child’s birthday or other special occasion. Year Round
Book Fair Leandra McLean & Wendy MacArthur
 
Help the children select books during our book fairs twice a year. September & May
Box Tops Sue Friedman
 
Help count box tops that are brought into the school during promotions. Year Round
Bricks Arielle Morris
Sell bricks for the walkways outside of school. Year Round
Broadway Cougars   OPEN POSITION
Coordinate the annual children’s theater production for the community to enjoy. Spring
By-Laws Irina Gott
Review the PTO by-laws and suggest updates either required by law or due to changes to the organization. As needed
Cougar Gear Anne Yu
Order and sell Cougar Gear (Cottage tshirts and other merchandise) at PTO events and throughout the year.   Year Round
Diversity Linda Cvekova & Flo Vidano
Help celebrate the diversity of the families by hosting the Cottage Cultural Festival. Year Round
Donations & Giving Sue Friedman
Families have the opportunity to recognize the contributions the teachers and specialists make by donating money at holiday time or the end of the year. Holiday and Year End
F.A.M.E. Ann Gerrietts
This person is the liaison between F.A.M.E. (Friends of Art and Music Education) and CSS PTO. Year Round
Fun Fair  Betsy Strauss & Candice Gopin
Fun Fair is our biggest fundraiser of the year.  It is a school-wide carnival event held on a Sunday every March that has game booths, raffles and a delicious café.  Help is needed with all aspects of this fundraiser. Preparation begins in January and the event takes place March
Game Night
Ann Gerrietts
Coordinate bi-annual family Game Nights with GameWright Games. November & May
Gift Card Sale Liv Van Dyke
Coordinate sale of gift cards for holiday gifts or general use. November
Halloween Bingo
Tiffany Dunn
Organize a family bingo night around Halloween. October
Hospitality Monica LaFond & OPEN POSITION
Bake desserts for many events that we have through out the year such as teacher luncheons and Fun Fair. Year Round
Ice Cream Social Laura Morrison & Neha Jaipuria
Help to thank our families at the end of the year by setting up, serving and cleaning up. June
KidsStuff Coupon Book Lisa Foulger
Organize sales of Coupon book fund drive. September
Lunch with the Bunch Irina Gott & Andrea Tammaro
Organize opportunities for parents to enjoy lunch in the cafeteria with their children and friends once a month. October-May
Membership & Directory
Liv Van Dyke
Annual membership drive and designing and printing the Directory. Year Round
Mother’s Day Plant Sale Irina Gott & Liv Van Dyke
Help is needed to set up and assist the children with their purchases. Friday before Mother’s Day
New Family Welcome Liv Van Dyke
Reach out to new families at the beginning and throughout the school year. Year Round
Playground Committee OPEN POSITION
Monitor and maintain playground euipment in coordination with school staff. Year Round
Popcorn Fridays Beth Wiley
Pop, bag, and sell popcorn for our children on Friday mornings before school. Every Friday morning, year round.
Programs Aparna Padmaja & OPEN POSITION
Coordinate all of the grade-level and school-wide enrichment programs that are brought to CSS.  This is the PTO’s largest budgeted expense on an annual basis. Year Round
Roller Skating Lisa Foulger
Coordinate our annual family event and fundraiser. January
Room Parents Linda Cvekova
Coordinate room parent volunteers. Year Round
Scholarship OPEN POSITION
Choose a deserving former CSS student who is now a High School senior to receive a scholarship for college. April/May
School Pictures Meg Dussault & Irina Gott
Coordinate annual student and class picture days. September
Teacher Appreciation Yully Leonardi, Aisling Lydeard & Tina Melpignano
Organize the events for Teacher Appreciation Week in May and show the teachers our gratitude all year. Year Round and MAY.
Turn Off The TV Week Sandra Widland &
Allison Leichtman
Students sign a contract to not watch TV or play video/PC games for a week. May
Website Liv Van Dyke
Update CottagePTO.org with current activities and information. Year Round
Winter Dance Meg Dussault
Coordinate the family dance party! December
Yearbook  Aparna Padmaja & OPEN POSITION
Publish an annual yearbook with photos from all grades and events throughout the school year.  Year Round