2017-2018 Hillside PTO Organizational Chart
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2016-2017 Hillside Elementary School PTO Chair List
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Each year Hillside depends on parent volunteers to help run Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) sponsored events, clubs, and activities. As members of the Hillside PTO,
it is our mission to support and enrich our children’s school experience. The PTO is a vital link between home and school.

The goals of the PTO are to sponsor many special events for our children and to raise funds to provide enhancement to our school. Past special events include Cultural Arts
assemblies and theme week, the Fourth Grade Celebration Party, Class parties, Staff parties, Mileage Club, and Kids Night Out. Past enhancements include a cafeteria sound
system, Smart Boards for classrooms, frame artwork from the Art Goes to School program, rock wall for the gym, Hillside School sign, and various beautification projects for
the property.

This year the PTO will continue to rely on our parents for their skills, time, and dedication to our students. We appreciate all of your efforts through volunteerism and
fundraising. We also appreciate the many parent hours spent in the school and classroom that directly affect all of our children. We ask that you do what you can to assist the
PTO and please say yes when called upon.

The following is a guide to help you select the activities that best suit your availability, talents, and interests.
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POSITION2017-2018 CHAIRPHONEEMAILDESCRIPTION
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Board Members
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PresidentOPENRun PTO monthly meetings, attend monthly district presidents meeting, attend curriculum nights in the fall and work with VPs, chairs and parents to fill open positions
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President-ElectOPENShadow the president and attend PTO meetings where possible
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TreasurerSteve Rayme551-655-3079rsrayme@aol.comThe Treasurer manages the PTO's finances. Main responsibilities include overseeing the budget and providing the board with monthly status reports, paying invoices and reimbursement requests, and working with the PTO's CPA to file taxes and financial forms.
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Vice TreasurerEmily Phelan610-304-4333emily.phelan@me.comThe Assistant Treasurer supports the Treasurer. Main responsibilities include making deposits to the PTO bank accounts, co-signing checks greater than $500, and serving as the Cultural Arts Endowment Treasurer if the position is not filled.
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SecretaryAndrew Snyder- Needs Shadow for 18-19redyns@hotmail.comType monthly meeting minutes, type generic thank you notes for tax reasons for the hawky campaign
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Vice President of Membership and School ServicesLaura Mills610-505-1137laura368@aol.com
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Vice President of FundraisingKate Kilgarriff484-437-1904kilgarriff@comcast.net
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Vice President of Social FunctionsTracy Johnson610-662-9393tracy_johnson31@yahoo.comTouch base prior to monthly PTO meeting to get updates from chairs, attend monthly PTO meeting, advise chairs as needed on thier events
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Vice Presdent of Cultural ArtsNicole Scherer- Needs shadow610-647-2789ascherer@mac.com
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Endowment Fund TreasurerAlex Scherer610-647-2789ascherer@mac.com
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Liaison to Outside Organizations
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ARCHLaura Mills610-505-1137laura368@aol.comArea Residents Caring and Helping, Inc., is a community group established in 1981 by parents in the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District to assist, educate and support one another in dealing with substance abuse by community young people. ARCH sponsors parent workshops, offers educational programs for children and works closely with the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District Administration to provide student services and resources in the fight against substance abuse.
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Art Goes to SchoolSarah Hermans- Needs shadow for 18-19 year610-405-2687sarah.chloe22@gmail.comVolunteers attend workshops to learn in-depth about various well-known works of art. At the conclusion of these workshops, the volunteers present the works of art in the classrooms and share their knowledge of the art to the children in an effort to expand the awareness of the art world.
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BUILDOPENBUILD stands for “better understanding of individuals with learning differences”. This representative meets with other district reps throughout the year. Guest speakers, with expertise in various areas, are invited to speak at BUILD meetings and all parents are welcome.
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Diversity CommitteeKusuma Muglurmathkusuma@finpoint.comThe purpose of the T/E District Diversity Committee is to gain an
understanding of our changing world and the effect of change on our
educational process. This is an advisory committee and makes
recommendations to the School Board for the purpose of representing our
local diversity and upholding district policy.
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FLITEOPENFLITE works in partnership with the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District
to help all district students reach their potential. FLITE promotes
academic achievement with programs from preschool tuition assistance to
college preparation.
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Interschool Council (ISC)Dana Zdancewicz Nicole Scherer610-725-0544 610-647-2789zdancewicz@comcast.net ascherer@mac.comThis is a forum for the interchange of ideas among the district schools. Representatives are responsible for attending the monthly meetings and reporting back to Hillside at PTO meetings or via the Highlights.
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Pride DayOPENThis committee coordinates Pride Day. Pride Day is the kick off for all guidance lessons throughout the year. Parent volunteers are needed to help make this day a success.
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T&E CareKristin McFarland
610-296-1363
kblakeman24@hotmail.com
The mission of T&E Care is to maintain a network of people providing financial and other material assistance to persons in need in and around the Tredyffrin and Easttown township area.
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Membership and School Services
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Vice President of Membership and School ServicesLaura Mills610-505-1137laura368@aol.com
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Art Room VolunteersChristin King610-7259301christinrking@gmail.comAssist Mrs. Braun in changing art work on display in the classroom and hallways. Flexible scheduling.
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Bricks4Kidz
Krasmira Velikova Monica Saguinetti
484-680-5084monicalsangie@hotmail.comBricks4Kidz is a Lego based club where children build from project kits and includes various educational themes.
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Chess ClubOPENStudents learn to play chess in a fun environment after school.
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Classroom VolunteersKelly Ploszay267-909-0582kmploszay@hotmail.comIf you are looking for a way to get involved in your child's classroom ... sign up to be a Core Parent! Core Parents assist with classroom parties, classroom activities and special grade events. They also coordinate volunteers for the Spring Fair and assist with any Sunshine duties for their class.
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Communications CommitteeJeanette Brown551-655-3079jeanettegbrown@gmail.comThe Communications Committee Chair oversees the Facebook, Highlights, Blast and Website team and ensures HES PTO messaging is appropriately collected and communicated. Acts as liaison/point person between the PTO board and the Communications team. Identifies technologies, processes and opportunities for PTO communications improvements. The Chair also manages communications publishing/deployment for one or more of the available media: Highlights, Blast Emails, Website and/or Facebook. Position requires 0-1 hour per week and can be managed from home, during evenings and/or weekends.
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PTO WebsiteJeanette Brown551-655-3079jeanettegbrown@gmail.comResponsibilities include maintaining the website and updating content using WordPress, a user-friendly content management system. Training is provided, no web design experience is required and it’s easy to use. Position requires 0-1 hour per week and can be managed from home, during evenings and/or weekends.
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Hillside Highlights Editor/
Database Coordinator
Krasmira Velikova Jenna O'Nell484-363-7658 703-963-1133krasimira.velikova@gmail.com jennaonell@gmail.comThe Highlights Editor manages the PTO's weekly email newsletter, Hillside Highlights, and the email list database, all of which is housed in the web-based Constant Contact email program. It is easy to use and training is provided. Content is submitted by the HES community through the PTO website and comes direct by email. The Highlights editor copies and pastes the content into the email, sends tests for Principal and editing approval, then deploys the email.This position requires 1-2 hours per week, can be managed from home, during evenings and/or weekends. It can be split between 2 people if desired.
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Facebook PageCarolyn Noll267-432-3860cgrugan77@yahoo.comIf you use Facebook, then we want you to help post events for the PTO! It’s as simple as summarizing and/or reposting select content from the Highlights email onto Facebook’s PTO page. You can decide what and when to post, and can even schedule posts for the week, all at once. Position requires 0-1 hour per week and can be managed from home, during evenings and/or weekends.
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Hillside Highlights -
Special Blasts
Emily Martin
610-745-4154
ejspar@yahoo.comPublishes school-wide special email notices as needed, using Constant Contact email management system. Training available. Requires less than 1 hour per month.
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Dental ClinicJennifer McKenzie
Kerry Sophocles
610-644-3411
610-644-0770
mckenzie747@verizon.net
kerrybuck@aol.com
The Dental Clinic provides low cost dental care to eligible students. Volunteers are needed to drive children back and forth from school to the clinic and to help coordinate the clinic fundraiser.
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Drama ClubCherie Cremer Meg Kampf215-300-4490 267-334-1708ccremer@comcast.net megkampf@comcast.netAfter school club for 3rd and 4th graders. Runs 18 weeks culminating in a performance by the kids.
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Drawing ClubAntonia Rao- Manusnina_manus@hotmail.comAfter school club run by an outside vendor. The current program is Young Rembrandts run by Center on Central staff.
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Earth DayJessica Tinneny484-802-5632jessjim17@msn.comCoordinates Earth Day activities.
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Field DayWen Xue847-942-9697wen.l.xue@gmail.comMr. Hauer will need parents to assist wirh a variety of outdoor activities for this fun day in June.
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Health ScreeningsAnnie Ye847-502-8659anneye66@hotmail.comThe school nurse needs eight to ten parents (preferably RNs or MDs) to help weigh and measure children in the early fall.
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Hearts for HillsideLaura Bruce610-240-4835lbruce420@gmail.comHearts from Hillside is a service project that makes breakfast baskets. Food is collected adn assembled at Hillside and then distributed tolocal familites around Valentine's Day. The hope is to foster awareness of community service amoung our students. Volunteers are need to help assemble the baskets.
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Hershey Park TicketsJackie Moroz610-972-9865jacqueline.moroz@mdlz.comHandle taking orders for Hershey tickets & distributing to families.
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Hillside BeautificationKirsten Macfarland
Christina Carberry
610-296-1363
610-651-2758
kblakeman24@hotmail.com
ccarb11@aol.com
Volunteers are needed to decorate the bridge to Hillside for earch season and tend to the Hillside garden.
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Library VolunteersChristin King610-725-9301christinrking@gmail.comVolunteers are needed to work in the library on a weekly basis assisting the librarian by checking out books, shelving materials and other tasks. Many parents are needed to help the library run smoothly.
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Mileage ClubStephanie Tanner Emily Phelan215-915-4296 610-304-4333 stephanieltanner@hotmail.com emily.phelan@hotmail.comRecruit parent volunteers to help tally students' laps & distribute feet. Program runs over several weeks in the Spring.
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Permission PadsXiaomei Shao610-628-0063xiaomei_shao@yahoo.comOrder permission pads to be sold at the school store and at other school events.
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School Store Scheduler (4th Grade Parent)Maria Rick610-453-9216mariarick@gmail.comThe school storeallows students to buy school supplies. Fourth grade students run the store with the help of parent volunteers. Store hours are 8:20 to 8:50 am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Parents are needed to help with sales from 8:15 to 9:00 am on a weekly basis, twice a month or on a monthly basis.
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School Store SuppliesJen Bachman484-318-8153jenwysocki@comcast.netOrders supplies and deposits money earned by the school store.
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Staff Appreciation WeekKelly Ploszay610-651-2934kmploszay@hotmail.comVolunteers are needed to help plan special events for the Hillside teachers and staff in May.
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UNICEFAmy Langanaclbang@aol.comThis committee is responsible for distributing UNICEF boxes to the students, collecting the contributions, and forwarding them to UNICEF. This is a great way to get our children involved in making an effort for charity.
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Volunteers at Large Coordinator
Jessica Tinneny484-802-5632jessjim17@msn.comThe chair houses and distrubites the list of volunteers who would like to be contacted if more help is needed for events. This is a perfect place for a volunteer who wants to help out at the school but can't commit to chairing something.
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Volunteer CoordinatorMaria Rick610-453-9216mariarick@gmail.comThis committee compiles volunteer lists to provide to the committee chairs.
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YearbookCarolyn Noll- Need Assistant267-432-3860cgrugan77@yahoo.comThe Yearbook is published each spring as a record of the year's activitires at Hillside.
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Yearbook Sales ManagerShannon David484-883-4491sjdavid17@gmail.comCoordinates sales of the Yearbook in the spring.
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Yoga ClubDenise Orsulak610-296-0724denise@allkidsyoga.comAfter school club for all grade levels.
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Social Functions
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Vice President of Social FunctionsTracy Johnson610 662 9393tracy_johnson31@yahoo.com
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Fall CoffeesCourtney Mollica310-809-5839
courtneylynnmollica@gmail.com
Fall coffees are held in the Fall for each grade. Volunteers from each grade are needed to host the individual grade-level coffees in their homes. This is a great way to meet and socialize with other parents from your child's grade.
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Hillside HelpersCherie Cremer
Amy Langan
215-300-4490
610-613-1351
ccremer@comcast.net
aclbang@aol.com
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Father Daughter DanceKirsten Pastor Karole Hamill484-432-2897 484-868-0034kirstenpastor@gmail.com Karole.hamill@gmail.com
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Fourth Grade Celebration and GraduationMeg Burgo Jenna O'nell Kelly Cockshaw Donna Sauder Colleen Baur Kelly Ploszay Dana Zdancewicz484-678-6174mburgo20@comcast.netThis is an annual end of the year celebration for the fourth graders. Committee responsibilities include: organizing the party, collecting money, ordering class t-shirts and making 4th grade end of the year certificates.
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New Family Tours Jodi Kerr Colleen Baur610-296-2333 610-971-2030jkerr@rtm.com collbauer@verizon.netHelp give tours to the new families of the Hillside community. A great way to get your Hillside student involved (the kids love to show off their school.) Volunteers are needed to greet people at the front door, give tours, and help with the snack table.
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New Student OrientationAmy LanganAssist the kindergarten and special area teachers as they welcome incoming kindergarten and new students to Hillside. Volunteers need to help with check-in, speak to new parents, guide tours, and chaperone the bus ride.
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Open HouseJenna Onell703-963-1133jennaonell@gmail.comThis is an opportunity to meet other Hillside families and learn more about the PTO in a social setting. It also gives the students a chance to show off their school to their parents, friends and relatives.
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Pizza BingoJessica Tinneny Lourdes Campos Cruz484-802-5632 610-290-3702jessjim17@msn.com camposcruzlt@gmail.comThis is always a great family event. Crews are needed for set up, clean up, prize committee and kitchen service.
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Playground PlaydatesCheryl Wetzel 484-995-3358 chwetzel2001@yahoo.comCoordinate a handful of playground playdates, taking place over summer vacations for students new to Hillside. Number of dates and when are up to the chair. Typically aimed toward incoming Kindergarten students.
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Mother Son SocialToni Armstrongtonton3287@yahoo.com
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Skating PartyQunying Daiqdai55@gmail.comThe Skating Party is a wonderful event for the whole family and a great way for the kids to spend the afternoon on a half-day of school. Chaperones and volunteers to work the door are needed for this event.
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Staff Appreciation LunchKate Kilgarriff
Christin King
484-437-1904
610-725-9301
kilgarriff@comcast.net
christinking@gmail.com
Occurs during the second half of school. This is an annual event in honor of the Hillside staff and faculty. Volunteers are needed for food preparation, set up, serve and clean up.
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Staff BreakfastMeg Burgo484-678-6194mburgo20@comcast.netThe PTO sponsors this breakfast to thank the faculty and staff and to offer a little winter sunshine. Volunteers needed to organize, set up, serve, and clean up.
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Sunshine CommitteeClaire Gallagher Laura Mills Tracy Johnson 267-847-7601 610-505-1137 610-662-9393 clairecgallagher@gmail.com laura368@aol.com tracy_johnson31@yahoo.comThis committee organizes volunteers to bake and cook for Hillside families when an immediate family member has incurred a serious illness, injury or operation.
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Talent ShowMeg Kampf Karen Jackson Need Shadow267-334-1708 megkampf@comcast.net karen@chuise.comThird and fourth grade students can showcase their talents in a non-competitive environment. Volunteers help to screen the acts, run rehearsals, and assist during the evenig of the event.
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Walk to School DayJessica Tinneny484-802-5632jessjim17@msn.comVolunteers are needed to advertise the event to school families and help with the participation.
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Welcome Back Water Ice Social
Christin King610-725-9301christinking@gmail.com
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Welcoming CommitteeKaty Uhrich610-209-8419kabriner@yahoo.comA committee to welcome new families as they enter Hillside during the school year.
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Fundraising
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Vice President of Fundraising
Kate Kilgarriff484-437-1904kilgarriff@comcast.net
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Apex RunChristina Carberry610-651-2758ccarb11@aol.com
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Barnes and Noble NightMaureen Engle Sibel Aras610-644-2669mengle@creativebenefitsinc.com sibelaras@gmail.comCoordinate a fundraiser at Barnes and Noble, usually in the winter time.
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Book FairNatlie Hoffman Holly Tomlinson Shannon David
Lianne Lofgren
828-989-3305 215-219-0077 484-883-4491
610-240-9374

anataileann222@gmail.com hollyftomlinson@gmail.com sjdavid17@gmail.com
tmlo4@aol.com
Spring and Fall book fairs at Hillside need volunteers to set up books before the sale and help out during the preview, sale and for "Book Talks"
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Box Tops Lianne Lofgren 610-240-9374 tmlo4@aol.comHillside collects General Mills box tops all year and we submit them to the manufacturer for cash.
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Directory ChairKrishna Patel Kusuma Muglurmath 720-226-7111 267-312-6454patel.menon@gmail.com kusuma@finpoint.comThis committee prepares the Student Directory. Responsibilities include: ad sales, printing and distributing the directory.
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Directory AdsShubhra Wells484-995-4331shubhralist@hotmail.com
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Directory SalesKrishna Patel720-226-7771patel.menon@gmail.com
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Handel's EventsRobin Dagostino610-613-5877robindagostino.comVolunteers needed to help organize Hillside Day at Handels in early September as well as sell Handel's Pint Cards in December.
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Friends of HillsideAngela Clark Toni Armstrong215-696-1254angjim096@yahoo.com tonton3287@yahoo.comA general ongoing fundraising effort which supports all the programs and events the PTO sponsors.
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KidStuff Coupon BooksMaureen Sweet6107643181mjlsweet@gmail.comVolunteers on this committee will assist with tabulating orders and distributing the Kidstuff coupon books.
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Parent SocialOPENVolunteers help determine theme of event, plan raffles and silent auctions, set up and clean up.
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Plant SaleSusan Laffan919-824-3739susanbielmeier@yahoo.comVolunteers are needed to help tabulate orders and unload the truck in springtime.
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Spirit WearCherie Cremer Kathleen Thomas215-300-4490 610-368-8570ccremer@comcast.net katho3@gmail.comVolunteers are needed to help sell t-shirts, water bottles, etc. at school events during the year.
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Spring FairNatalie Hoffman Need: game room, and shadow for games ( to take over 18-19)828-989-3305natalieann222@gmail.comThis is one of our biggest fundraiser of the school year. There are a number of committees that coordinate the evening. Volunteers are needed to help with the Amusement, Food, Games, Prizes, Raffle, Publicity, Bake Fair, and Volunteer coordination. A large number of volunteers are needed. This is the biggest single day event at Hillside and it is a great way to meet people, raise money and have a lot of fun.
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Staples SchoolKidz KitsIna Fricchione610-212-4659inamf1@yahoo.comVolunteers are needed to help tabulate orders and distribute supply kits.
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Cultural Arts
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Vice Presdent of Cultural Arts
Nicole Scherer- Needs Shadow for 18-19 year610-647-2789ascherer@mac.comVP of Cultural Arts oversees all cultural arts positions to make sure scheduling of events is coordinated with school calendar, and that all events are within budgetary contraints. VP attends monthly PTO meetings and monthly DELTA meetings, to share planning ideas with area school cutural arts reps. VP also plans and books whole-school assemblies (2-3 per year.)
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Assemblies and
Grade-Level Programs
Beth Lee- Need Shadow for 18-19 year610-993-7599beth.lee@gmail.comThis chair is responsible for supporting cultural arts activities throughout the year. For performances and assemblies, committee members may be asked to escort and help artist visitors, provide a light snack or lunch, and/or assist in whatever way is needed to make the event run smoothly.
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Author Visits and Writers WorkshopsNicole Scherer- Needs Shadow for 18-19 year610-647-2789ascherer@mac.comThe Authors' Visit Chair works with the Hillside librarian and principal to research and contact possible author's for a yearly author visit. Prior to the author's visit, chair and volunteers help to organize a luncheon for the author and Hillside teachers and staff, coordinate book order and signing, and travel arrangements for the author (if necessary.) Writer's workshop occurs every other year for 3rd and 4th grade students. Chair plans morning breakfast with volunteers, and sets up morning writer visits with 3rd and 4th grade classes.
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