PTO Committees

  • PTO Committees are listed alphabetically. To learn more about or 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.

    If you have expenditures that you need to submit for reimbursement or need to have a check issued by the PTO, please print off and complete the PTO Request for Reimbursement/Disbursement Form, staple receipts to back of form and place in the PTO Treasurer’s mailbox (near the teacher mailboxes) in the school office. Please refer to the PTO Financial Guidelines or email the PTO Treasurer if you have questions.


    PTO Committees and Leads for 2017-2018


    After School Programs Set up and manage programs for children to attend at Oak Knoll after school activities. Amy Redell, Kelly Griggs
    After School
    Organize Oak Knoll Volleyball and Basketball teams for play in Burgess League.

    Sherwin Chen, Alison, Matthews, Becky Genauer, Vickie Mrva, Mags Keane, Carolyn Kryger.

    Back to School Luncheon Provide catered style luncheon to faculty and staff in September. Julie Pietrantoni, Donna Eaton
    Book Fair Organize and execute the Oak Knoll Book Fair. Jennie Lang,
    Mary Speiser
    Box Tops for Education Manage the collection and submission of Box Tops for Education. Learn more here. Christa West
    Coffee Carts Host monthly morning coffee cart for teachers with parent supplied fruit and baked goods. TBD
    Composting Work with school and students to support composting at school. TBD
    Fall Family Picnic Organize a family picnic/ event for all Oak Knoll families and staff in early Fall. Katherine Armstrong,
    Andrea Auerbach,
    Nancy Lieberman
    Friends and Family Day Plan, organize, and execute Friends & Family Day. Alison Matthews, Kristi Cannon
    Girl Scouts Assist with the forming of new Girl Scout troops and adding new members to existing troops Oak Knoll. Katherine Heidel
    Hot Lunch Coordinate Hot Lunch program and recruit/schedule volunteers to serve hot lunch to students. Regina, Claudia Tedesco
    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. Tara Carranza
    Library Resources Coordinate and organize the library database and maintain library inventory with the help of a committee. Mara Goldman
    Library Volunteers Coordinator Coordinate volunteers to work in school library during class times, recesses, and lunch. Carey d'Alessandro
    New Family Ice Cream Social
    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). Kelly Schmitz
    Noteworthy Art Coordinate production and distribution of note cards that feature original artwork by Oak Knoll students. Monika Charrette, Sarah Sobel, Tiffany Wolf, Christa West
    Otterwear Bring spirited Oak Knoll logo wear to our families each year. Becky Bullard,
    Kelli Agnich, Ashley Montulli
    Otter Weekly Create and send out the weekly electronic newsletter, The Otter Weekly, to Oak Knoll families. Dan Gehant, Katie Gardner
    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.

    Katie Behroozi, Jeff King.

    PTO Membership Team Coordinate the PTO Annual Fundraiser Drive in the fall.

    Christa West (Lead), Tamara Russel, Karen Dearing (Tracking), Janelle McCombs, Nancy Lieberman (Corporate Matching), Jenny Buddin, Katie Gardner (Comms)

    Room Parent Program Provide support to classroom teachers by recruiting, organizing, and assisting in the classroom, for parties and on field trips.

    Annley Dempsey, Jennifer Klein

    Science Fair Plan, promote and execute the annual Oak Knoll Science Fair for grades 2-5. Mags Blessing, Roopa Shah
    Science Olympiad Plan a one day 4th and 5th grade class competition with a variety of science related events. Carolyn Kryger, Alison Matthews, Stephanie Chen
    Teacher Appreciation Luncheon Provide catered style luncheon to faculty and staff in February. Andrea Potischman
    Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon Plan and execute the volunteer luncheon in May. PTO Board
    Website Ensure the school website is up to date with accurate information. Tamara Russel, Sarah Thayer
    Yearbook Gather and prepare all elements for the annual yearbook. Tara Carranza,
    Tamara Russel,
    Gina Skinner, Christie Connaghan