Committees


2021-2022 MES PTO


Volunteer Sign-Ups




In planning for this school year, we seek your help to make it a productive year for our children. MES PTO volunteers play a very important role in the MES Family, and our shared dedication and hard work help to enrich the student body in many ways. Please review the list of committees and attached descriptions below. If you would like to chair/co-chair or volunteer for a committee, fill out the form in your welcome packet and check the appropriate committee. Some committees may already have a chair, but we would like to have co-chairs for most committees, and need MANY volunteers. For questions, email the PTO Board at mespto@region15.org.



COMMITTEE

GENERAL DUTIES OF CHAIR/S AND VOLUNTEERS

CHAIR


5th Grade End of Year Party (June)- Chair Open

Chair/s: Coordinate year-end party details for 5th graders.

Volunteers: Assist with planning as needed; help at the party with set-up/break-down & activities.



Fun Run- Chair Michele Dunn

Chair/: Coordinate dates & volunteers for fun run.

Volunteers: assist with marking laps for runners



Author/Illustrator- Chair Open

Chair/s: Coordinate with Media Specialist to host author/illustrator visits; promote visit & book sale order information; reconcile funds.

Volunteers: Assist with the program as needed.



Back to School Ice Cream Social (Sept)- Chair PTO Board

Chair/s: Organize all details of the event; contact vendors as needed (e.g. ice cream, DJ); coordinate activities, supplies & volunteers.

Volunteers: Help during the event with activities, set-up & clean-up.



Bakers- Chair Open

Chair/s: Send requests to bakers as needed for various events & coordinate follow-up.

Volunteers: Bake for events as able & deliver goods to school.



Book Fairs- Chair Michele Dunn, Looking for a co-chair

Chair/s: Coordinate with Scholastic & school to schedule fair dates & times. Promote fair; oversee fair set-up/break-down of books & materials; reconcile funds; organize volunteers. Volunteers: Serve as cashiers during fair hours; assist with set-up & take-down of books & materials.



Clothing Drive- Chair Open

(Fall & Spring)

Chair/s: Determine dates for drive; promote drive; coordinate with vendor for donation pick-up; arrange POD storage; monitor payments.

Volunteers: Transfer donations from POD to truck on pick-up day.



Cultural Arts- Chair Open

Chair/s: Identify cultural arts program/event opportunities in literature, music, art & theater. Promote & coordinate programs/events.

Volunteers: Assist at programs & events as necessary.



Family Fun Dance - Chair Michele Dunn, Looking for a co- chair

Chair/s: Plan and coordinate a spring dance and family outing (ie ball game). Set up dates, time, location and logistics of events. Volunteers: Assist in coordination and at events as needed



Family Breakfasts - Michele Dunn, Looking for a co-chair

Chair/s: Coordinate event details; recruit volunteers; oversee events.

Volunteers: Assist in coordination & at events as needed.




Family Fun Nights- Chair Michele Dunn, Looking for a co-chair

Chair/s: Coordinate event details, recruit volunteers and oversee the event.

Volunteers: Assist in coordination and at the event as needed. 4-5 volunteers are needed to open the door, greet people and set up/sell refreshments.



Plant Sale- Chair Open

Chair/s: Coordinate event details, recruit volunteers and oversee the event.

Volunteers: Assist in coordination and at the event as needed.



Quassy Family Night (May)- Chair Open

Chair/s: Coordinate with LMES PTO a joint school Quassy night. Promote events; coordinate ticket sales & event logistics; reconcile funds.

Volunteers: Help manage PTO tables at the event as needed.



Read-a-thon (March)- Chair Open

Chair/s: Coordinate reading challenge dates; incentives & details; promote program; collect/reconcile funds; coordinate post-challenge celebration.



Staff Appreciation Breakfasts (Oct to April)- Michele Dunn, Looking for a co-chair


Chair/s: Coordinate monthly staff appreciation breakfasts by grade; send notices with food requests; coordinate delivery of food; manage set-up/break-down of breakfast.

Volunteers: Assist with set-up/break-down as needed.



Staff Appreciation Luncheon (May)- Chair Michele Dunn, Looking for a co-chair

Chair/s: Coordinate yearly staff appreciation luncheon. Work with vendors & volunteers to provide full luncheon; coordinate décor & appreciation gifts as appropriate.

Volunteers: Bake or provide food for luncheon, assist with set-up/clean-up.



Spirit Wear- Chairs Sofia Swaby & Jen Scungio

Chair/s: Work with spirit wear vendors and coordinate spirit wear sales

Volunteers: Assist in selling spirit wear at PTO/School Events



Valentine’s Sale -Chairs Sofia Swaby & Jen Scungio

Chair/s: Coordinate event details, recruit volunteers and oversee the event.

Volunteers: Assist in coordination and at the event as needed.



Yearbook- Chair Michele Dunn, Looking for co chair


Chair/s: Take & collect school pictures; organize yearbook layout design; submit layout electronically to publisher. Facilitate ordering & distribution of the yearbook; reconcile funds.

Volunteers: Assist in collection of pictures; other tasks as requested.




General Volunteer: Some volunteers are needed on an ad hoc basis or when extra help is needed. This is a great way to be involved with various activities for your children.