PTO Committees

  • PTO Committees are listed alphabetically. To learn more about or to volunteer for a committee, please click on the individual committee name or email the committee co-chair(s). If you are having difficulty contacting a committee or would like to inquire about an open position, please email the Oak Knoll PTO President.


PTO Committees and Leads for 2021-2022

  • After School Programs

    Set up and manage programs for children to attend at Oak Knoll after school activities.

    Chairs: Jackie Kort


    After School Sports

    Organize Oak Knoll Volleyball and Basketball teams for play in Burgess League.

    Chairs: Bjorn Carey, Clara Choi, Jenni Djafari, Mark Hochstetler


    Back to School Luncheon

    Provide catered style luncheon to faculty and staff in September.

    Chairs: Donna Eaton


    Book Fair

    Organize and execute the Oak Knoll Book Fair.

    Chairs: Amy Moore, Nora Singer



    Work with school and students to support composting at school.

    Chairs: Mary Kelly


    Cub Scouts

    Assist with the forming of new Cub Scout troops and adding new members to existing troops at Oak Knoll.

    Chair: Mark van der Pyl


    Fall Family Picnic

    Organize a family picnic/event for all Oak Knoll families and staff in early Fall.

    Chairs: Sarah Thayer


    Fifth Grade Field Day

    Organize Fifth Grade Field Day.

    Chair: Open


    Friends and Family Day

    Plan, organize, and execute Friends & Family Day.

    Chairs: Kristi Cannon


    Girl Scouts

    Assist with the forming of new Girl Scout troops and adding new members to existing troops Oak Knoll.

    Chair: Open


    Hot Lunch

    Coordinate Hot Lunch program and recruit/schedule volunteers to serve hot lunch to students.

    Chairs: Regina Enhuber, Rachel Maclay, Idit Sagiv-Barfi


    International Family Liaisons

    Chairs: Sarah Gormsen, Purdy Miller


    Kindergarten Welcome Event

    Welcome Kindergartners to Oak Knoll, and help familiarize them with their teacher, classroom and school landmarks such as the bathrooms, flagpole, playground, and classroom cubby before the first day of school.

    Chair: Lindsay Nalevanko, Jackie Kort


    Library Resources

    Coordinate and organize the library database and maintain library inventory with the help of a committee.

    Chair: Minna Tong


    Library Volunteers Coordinator

    Coordinate volunteers to work in school library during class times, recesses, and lunch.

    Chair: Carey d'Alessandro


    MPAEF Envoy

    Chairs: Aly Gay


    Musical, 3rd Grade

    Chair: Tatiana LeGrain, Julia Samachisa


    Musical, 4th and 5th Grade

    Chairs: Open


    New Family Welcome

    Organize a welcome event to be held a few days before school starts to welcome new families (1st-5th Grade) to Oak Knoll. (There is a separate event for New Kinders).

    Chair: Lindsay McCartney, Jackie Kort


    Oak Knoll Parents for Safe Routes

    Works with the District and District-wide SRTS Committees to make our streets safer for kids to travel to and from school via bicycle, foot, scooter, etc.  Also manages bike safety programs and activities.

    Chairs: Jeff King



    Bring spirited Oak Knoll logo wear to our families each year.

    Chairs: Katie Davis


    Otter Weekly

    Create and send out the weekly electronic newsletter, The Otter Weekly, to Oak Knoll families.

    Chairs: Meredith Nonnenberg


    PTO Fundraising Team

    Coordinate the PTO Annual Fundraiser Drive in the fall.

    Chairs: Corey Binns, Becky Bullard, Laura Webb, Victoria Dorward


    Room Parent Program

    Room parents support classroom teachers by recruiting parent volunteers who help in the classroom, chaperone field trips, and plan parties. Room parents also facilitate recognition activities during Teacher Appreciation Week, help build community among class families, and act as ambassadors of the school.

    Chairs: Christie Connaghan, Amy Beim, and Alice Mount


    Science Fair

    Plan, promote and execute the annual Oak Knoll Science Fair for grades 2-5.

    Chairs: Laura Webb, Kate Piper


    Science Olympiad

    Plan a one day 4th and 5th grade class competition with a variety of science related events.

    Chair: Open


    Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

    Provide catered style luncheon to faculty and staff in April.

    Chair: Donna Eaton


    Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

    Plan and execute the volunteer luncheon in May.

    Chair: PTO Board



    Ensure the school website is up to date with accurate information.

    Chair: Angie Kenny



    Gather and prepare all elements for the annual yearbook.

    Chairs: Danielle Gold, Jane Woodall, Christie Connaghan