2019 - 2020 VOLUNTEERS
AUDIT COMMITTEE: Maria Marakas Alexopoulos
2-4 persons from general PTO membership (who have not handled funds on behalf of the PTO). Responsible for overseeing PTO finances to ensure that assets are safeguarded and finances are managed in a business-like manner. Duties include quarterly review of bank reconciliation and annual audit of PTO financial statements (or hiring of independent auditors.)
BOOKS FROM THE HEART COORDINATORS: Jamie Godfrey, Kim Hall, Lesley Daniel and Robert Andrews
Works with Chickering librarian to prepare and distribute books, schedule volunteers for sales, and to communicate this event school wide.
FUNDRAISING: Jackie Taylor and Chanell Dagesse
CHICKERING BOX TOPS COORDINATOR: Heather Coldebella
Manages the communications, collection and submission of Box Tops twice per year. Works with Fundraising Team.
DOVER DAYS TEAM: Jackie Taylor and Chanell Degasse
Works with the Fundraising Co-Chair to plan and organize the PTO games booth at the annual Dover Days fair in September. Organizes games. Assists with set up and clean up.
COMMUNICATIONS: Lori Johnson
e-BLASTS: Lauren Verni
Prepares and distributes PTO email communications. Computer skills necessary
NEWSLETTER EDITOR: Lauren Verni
Prepares and distributes monthly PTO e-newsletter. Computer skills necessary.
SOCIAL MEDIA GURU: Maria Marakas Alexopoulos
Posts relevant content from the PTO, Chickering School and the Dover community to Facebook.
WEBSITE CONTENT MANAGER: Lindsay Forde
Manages content for PTO Website. Makes updates or creates new pages as necessary. Computer skills necessary. Wix experience a plus.
COMMUNITY EVENTS: Amee Tejani
Plans community related events for Chickering students and their families. Works with Vice President
BIKE SAFETY DAY: Sarah Cole - Plans and coordinates Bike Safety Day.
INTERNATIONAL NIGHT: Belinda McGowan - Plans and coordinates International Night.
FAMILY BINGO NIGHT: Jennifer James - Plans and coordinates one or more Family BINGO Nights.
PARENTS NIGHT OUT: Yen Pantano - Plans and coordinates one or more Parent Night Outs.
SCIENCE FAIR: Lindsay Nie and Amanda Smith - Plans and coordinates the Science Fair.
FAMILY SPORTING NIGHT OUTING: Karen Hussar - Plans and coordinates one or more Family Sporting Night Outings.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH: Peter Hoffmann, Esq.
Identifies opportunities for community service (e.g. donations of items, money and/or time). Coordinates the food pantry deliveries, the Halloween candy drive and any other charity drives that the team decide to do. Works with Community Outreach Chair.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE CLUB COORDINATOR: Joan Cordell
Coordinates the Make A Difference community service after school club’s once a month meetings, on half-day Wednesdays, utilizing an existing plan and overseeing volunteer parents that signup to organize individual meetings. The monthly meetings include a trip to the Natick food pantry, a get together with the COA seniors, and making a birthday party box for the Birthday Wishes charity among other things. Works with Community Outreach Chair.
ARTFUL ADVENTURES | MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON: Peter Hoffmann
HALLOWEEN CANDY DRIVE: Jennifer James and Leesa Mullin
LUNCH ROOM COORDINATOR: Courtenay Cabot Venton - Coordinates the Waste Free Lunch program, encouraging active recycling practices by all students during school lunch times.
CURRICULUM ENRICHMENT: Ellie Beasley and Peggy Gemelli
Works with Curriculum Enrichment Chairs and teachers to plan, deliver and evaluate grade-specific programs for the year.
CE PRE K: Lindsay Kobuszewski
CE K: Sivan Einsohn and Dorothy Comella
CE1: Julia Cavan and Margo Glidden
CE2: Erika Alders and Sara Gutierrez Dunn
CE3: Colleen Burt and Shannon Crotty
CE4: Amy Johnston and Maggie Danielski
CE5: Rachel Motley and Janet DeBevoise
DIRECTORY CHAIR: Jean Drum
Prepares and distributes annual PTO school directory. Computer skills necessary.
FIFTH GRADE CELEBRATION COORDINATORS: Rachel Motley
FIFTH GRADE CELEBRATION TEAM: Deena Aborjaily, Oralia Cid Miranda, Jennifer Dearden, Janet DeBevoise, Anne Poole, Erin Prichett, Claire Richardson, Dawn Sung, Katherine Young
Organizes and manages fifth grade end of year celebration
FIFTH GRADE YEARBOOK COORDINATORS: Janet DeBevoise
Organizes, manages and proofs the fifth grade yearbook.
FISH TANK MANAGER: Brian Rooney
Works with Mr. Wadness on maintaining the Chickering Fish Tank.
HOSPITALITY COORDINATOR: Karen Anderson, Susanne Erickson and Lisa Story
Coordinates teacher luncheons and other smaller events that support the staff at school with the help of the room parents and the use of Signup Genius.
WASTE FREE LUNCH COORDINATOR: Courtenay Cabot Venton
NEW FAMILY WELCOME TEAM: Stephanie Kube, Raechel Hwang and Ping Li
Welcome new parents to the Chickering Community. Facilitates communications with working parents. Brainstorms on ways to better connect new and working parents with Chickering and Dover PTO.
OUTDOOR CLASSROOM TEAM: Jean Drum and Robin Crooks-Hart
Works with Chickering leadership to plan and develop Chickering’s outdoor learning environment
SCHOOL PICTURE COORDINATOR: Megan Carolla and Leslie Meunier
Manages vendor relationship with Coffee Pond, coordinates picture-day activities and volunteers
UNDERSTANDING OUR DIFFERENCES (UOD) COORDINATOR: Liz Hartnett
Work with teachers to plan, deliver and evaluate grade-specific programs for the year. For more information on UOD please visit http://understandingourdifferences.org