Armstrong PTA Committees

Committee Name

Chair and Committee Members with Emails

Description of Committee

For ALL committees for the 2024-25 School Year, volunteers are needed. We are looking for people to help run these next school year, or there’s a chance the committee might NOT happen, including Hot Lunch and Book Fair.
 
Please contact [email protected] if you are interested. (Please note: Committee chairs for the current school year are listed below.)

Academic Enrichment

Tina Mielke – [email protected]

Coordinate program that encourages students to read by providing free books through an incentive program and also providing a free book to all students on their birthdays.

Art to Remember

Kelly Sall – [email protected]

Coordinate a fundraiser through Art To Remember to benefit the PTA (Parent Teacher Association) and Armstrong Specials Teachers.  Promote and advertise the event.

Auction

Rita Lazar – [email protected] 

Bridget Jensen – [email protected]

Coordinate Armstrong PTAs donation for the Annual STC (Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs) Scholarship Auction. Solicit donations from area businesses and/or purchase basket items. Create baskets on behalf of Armstrong School within budget. Secure volunteers to work the night of the auction and coordinate RSVP for attendees.

Book Fair

Kristy Flynn – [email protected] 

Nimisha Patel – [email protected]

 

Schedule Book Fair with Scholastic, the school, and PTA. Run book fair on scheduled date(s). There can be up to two Book Fairs a year. Coordinate volunteers and possibly serve as volunteer. Promote and advertise the event.

Dinner Night Out

Peggy Frank – [email protected]

Set up and help promote fundraisers at local restaurants throughout the school year.

Everyone Welcome at Armstrong

Jen Klincik – [email protected]

Rachel Marshall – [email protected] 

 

Plan and execute events as community get together and possibly fundraiser that welcome Armstrong students and families, possibly including Fun Fair or Fest, Goodies with Grown Ups, Movie Night, Dance, etc. Promote and advertise the event.

Field Day

Tory Collier – [email protected] 

Carissa Casiello – [email protected] 

Work with school to coordinate events and help solicit volunteers for Field Day.

Fundraising

Bridget Jensen – [email protected]

Tory Collier – [email protected] 

 

Plan and execute fundraising events as needed throughout the year, possibly including Box Tops, Affy Tapple, Lou Malnati’s frozen pizza coupons fundraiser, etc.  Promote and advertise the events.

Hot Lunch

Rachel Marshall – [email protected] 

Renee Dayment – [email protected]

Work with hot lunch vendor or communicate and negotiate with local food vendors for hot lunch deliveries and collect and manage orders. Oversee distribution of lunches, procure volunteers, report progress at monthly PTA meetings.  Promote and advertise the event.

Kindergarten Celebration

Jen Klincik – [email protected]

Plan and execute events for kindergarten students working with the school. Promote and advertise the event.

Make a Difference

Kaitlin Fajks – [email protected]

Schedule at least one event to make a difference in people’s lives that need help in our community. (i.e. schedule and coordinate a food drive for a week.) Promote and advertise the event.

Membership

Rachel Marshall – [email protected] 

Tory Collier – [email protected] 

 

Works with the PTA Treasurer to recruit and collect dues from members. Maintains membership list.  Promote and advertise so that members join.

Picture Day

Rita Lazar – [email protected] 

Bridget Jensen – [email protected]

Coordinate Fall and Spring Picture Day for Armstrong Students. Attend Lifetouch District Meeting to pick up materials at the beginning of the year. Distribute order forms, organize picture cards, secure volunteers and be the liaison between the school and the photography company for both Fall Pictures, Fall Retakes, and Spring Photos.  Promote and advertise the events.

Sixth Grade Celebration

Renee Dayment – [email protected]

Nimisha Patel – [email protected]

Amy Rauch – [email protected]

Work with 6th grade teachers for end of year celebration for 6th grade students.

Social Media

Tory Collier – [email protected] 

Utilize various forms of social media (website, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) to provide general information and details about upcoming events, updates, and reminders for the PTA, school, and district. 

Spirit Wear

Tinesha Hamilton – [email protected]

Coordinate with vendor for design and apparel choices and fees. Define a price point to sell spirt wear. Collect money from students (if not all online) and distribute items when they come in. Promote and advertise each sale.

Staff Appreciation

Amy Rauch – [email protected]

 

Coordinate dinner for staff members during the Parent/Teacher Conference in November. During Teacher Week in May, coordinate a meal and possibly other ways to show appreciation. Recognize staff in other ways throughout the year, like treat bags or providing snacks. 

STC (Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs) Scholarship

Joanne Moorehouse – [email protected]

Distribute and collect scholarship forms from Armstrong students. Submit completed applications to the district office. Review and score scholarship applications as assigned by the district.

Yearbook

Carissa Casiello – [email protected] 

Jen Klincik – [email protected]

Identify and collaborate with a vendor to produce yearbook. Take or collect pictures from others throughout the school year from various events. Promote and advertise the sale of the yearbook.