Committees

PTO Committee Chairs 2019-2020

If you would like to volunteer for an open position, please email any PTO member.

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 Wendy MacArthur
 
Help the children select books during our book fairs twice a year.   September & May
Box Tops

Jeremy Haskins & Jessica Brooks

 
Help count box tops that are brought into the school during promotions.   Year Round
Bricks Open Position  
Sell bricks for the walkways outside of school.   Year Round
Broadway Cougars  Sharon Whitehead  
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 Anne Yu  
Order and sell Cougar Gear (Cottage tshirts and other merchandise) at PTO events and throughout the year.   Year Round
Diversity Linda Cvekova
 
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. 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
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
     
    September
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
Liv Van Dyke  
Annual membership drive and designing and printing the Directory.   Year Round
Mother’s Day Plant Sale

Liv Van Dyke, Laura Cotrone & Lindsay Boyle

 
Help is needed to set up and assist the children with their purchases.   Friday before Mother’s Day
New Family Welcome Open Position  
Reach out to new families at the beginning and throughout the school year.   Year Round
Playground Committee Ann Keitner  
Monitor and maintain playground euipment in coordination with school staff.   Year Round
Popcorn Fridays April Ricker & Mary Meisha  
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
Roller Skating Aurora Krause  
Coordinate our annual family event and fundraiser.   January
Room Parents Melissa Frazier  
Coordinate room parent volunteers.   Year Round
Scholarship Ann Keitner & Geoff Gerrietts  
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

Molli Denrich, Rebecca Lyons & Jessica Yudewitz

 
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 Carrie Rainville-Collins
 
 
Students sign a contract to not watch TV or play video/PC games for a week.   May
Website Colleen Durno  
Update CottagePTO.org with current activities and information.   Year Round
Winter Dance Carrie Rainville-Collins  
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

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