Committees

PTO Committee Chairs 2021-2022

If you would like to volunteer for an open position, please email cottagepto@gmail.com.

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 Open Position  
Help count box tops that are brought into the school during promotions.   Year Round
Bricks Kim Newton  
Sell bricks for the walkways outside of school.   Year Round
Broadway Cougars Heidi Kassner  
Coordinate the annual children’s theater production for the community to enjoy.   Spring
By-Laws Ann Keitner  
Review the PTO by-laws and suggest updates either required by law or due to changes to the organization.   As needed
Cougar Gear Arjumand Siddiqui  
Order and sell Cougar Gear (Cottage tshirts and other merchandise) at PTO events and throughout the year.   Year Round
Diversity Sugandha Gopal, Jenny Xue  
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. Open Position  
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  Colleen Durno  
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
Halloween Bingo
Shanna Belenky  
Organize a family bingo night around Halloween.   October
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
     
     
Lunch with the Bunch Andrea Tammaro
 
Organize opportunities for parents to enjoy lunch in the cafeteria with their children and friends once a month.   October-May
Membership & Directory
Sara Nasser  
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 Molli Dendrich, Mollie Tourjeman  
Reach out to new families at the beginning and throughout the school year.   Year Round
Playground Committee Kim Newton  
Monitor and maintain playground euipment in coordination with school staff.   Year Round
Popcorn Fridays April Ricker  
Pop, bag, and sell popcorn for our children on Friday mornings before school.   Every Friday morning, year round.
Programs Heidi Kassner  
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 Aurora Krause  
Coordinate our annual family event and fundraiser.   January
Room Parents April Ricker  
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 N/A  
Coordinate annual student and class picture days.   September
Teacher Appreciation

Zeinab Abudlaziz

 
Organize the events for Teacher Appreciation Week in May and show the teachers our gratitude all year.   Year Round and MAY.
Screen Free Week Carrie Rainville-Collins  
Students sign a contract to not watch TV or play video/PC games for a week.   May
Website Bethanne Durell  
Update CottagePTO.org with current activities and information.   Year Round
Winter Dance Open Position  
Coordinate the family dance party!   December
Yearbook Yesha Barker  
Publish an annual yearbook with photos from all grades and events throughout the school year.  

Year Round