PTO Committee Chairs 2022-2023

If you would like to volunteer for an open position, please email [email protected].

Back to School BBQ Bethanne Durell  
Meet other families during lunch on the playground!   September
Celebration Books Lindsay Boyle
Donate a book to the CSS library in honor of your child’s birthday or other special occasion.   Year Round
Book Fair Elizabeth Kassab
Help the children select books during our book fairs twice a year.   September & May
Box Tops Jessica Brooks  
Help count box tops that are brought into the school during promotions.   Year Round
Bricks Emily Hollenbeck  
Sell bricks for the walkways outside of school.   Year Round
Broadway Cougars Colleen Durno  
Coordinate the annual children’s theater production for the community to enjoy.   Spring
By-Laws Jeff Ricker  
Review the PTO by-laws and suggest updates either required by law or due to changes to the organization.   As needed
Cougar Gear Kim Newton  
Order and sell Cougar Gear (Cottage tshirts and other merchandise) at PTO events and throughout the year.   Year Round
Diversity Linda Cveckova  
Help celebrate the diversity of the families by hosting the Cottage Cultural Festival.   Year Round
Donations & Giving Open Position  
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. Kim Newton  
This person is the liaison between F.A.M.E. (Friends of Art and Music Education) and CSS PTO.   Year Round
Fun Run  Open Position  
Fun Fair  Jess Brooks, Emily Hollenbeck and Melissa Frazier  
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
Black History Month Display Colleen Durno February
Down Syndrome Display Kim Newton March
Rare Disease Day Bethanne Durell February
Lunar New Year Parade OPEN POSITION  
Hospitality Lindsay Boyle  
Bake desserts for many events that we have through out the year such as teacher luncheons and Fun Fair.   Year Round
Ice Cream Social Neha Jaipuria  
Help to thank our families at the end of the year by setting up, serving and cleaning up.   June
MainSpring House Elizabeth Kassab  
Movie Night Emily Hollenbeck  
Membership & Directory OPEN  
Annual membership drive and designing and printing the Directory.   Year Round
Mother’s Day Plant Sale Lindsay Boyle  
Help is needed to set up and assist the children with their purchases.   Friday before Mother’s Day
New Family Welcome Mollie Tourjeman  
Reach out to new families at the beginning and throughout the school year.   Year Round
Playground Specialist James Newton  
Monitor and maintain playground euipment in coordination with school staff.   Year Round
Popcorn Fridays Rachel DeRoche April Ricker  
Pop, bag, and sell popcorn for our children on Friday mornings before school.   Every Friday morning, year round.
Programs Emily Hollenbeck  
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
Read-a-thon Emily Hollenbeck  
STEAM Night Jessica Brooks Chaitanya Baddam  
Roller Skating Aurora Krause  
Coordinate our annual family event and fundraiser.   January
Room Parents Coordinator Emily Hollenbeck  
Coordinate room parent volunteers.   Year Round
Scholarship Ann Keitner  
Choose a deserving former CSS student who is now a High School senior to receive a scholarship for college.   April/May
School Pictures Melissa Frazier  
Coordinate annual student and class picture days.   September
Teacher Appreciation

Emily Hollenbeck

Organize the events for Teacher Appreciation Week in May and show the teachers our gratitude all year.   Year Round and MAY.
Screen Free Week Julie House  
Students sign a contract to not watch TV or play video/PC games for a week.   May
Website Bethanne Durell  
Update with current activities and information.   Year Round
Winter Dance Vicki Allen  
Coordinate the family dance party!   December
Yearbook Mollie Tourjman  
Publish an annual yearbook with photos from all grades and events throughout the school year.  

Year Round