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 Encinal 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, CHAIRS, AND CONTACTS
Thank you to our Committee Chairs for their service to our school. If you would like to join a committee or volunteer for events and activities included below, please use the email addresses listed below!
Plan and recruit volunteers to run the end-of-Encinal event for 5th grade students and teachers (usually the last Thursday of school – all day).
2019-2020 Chairs: Sara Teeple, Chris Goudy
Update and manage the list of engaging programs for children to attend at Encinal after school.
2019-2020 Chairs: Sima Westwood, Laura Wiggs
Volunteer in the art room during regular classes. Help sort, select and display artwork with other volunteers for the fine arts festival during Open House.
2019-2020 Chairs: Brigid Roberts
Organize and run the Encinal Book Fair.
2019-2020 Chairs: Stephanie Lucianovic, Jill Vizas, Emily Robinson, Amy Hinckley, Sara Salmon
Promote activities to encourage and develop children's awareness of others' needs, both at school and in the community. Coordinate Thanksgiving and Holiday donation drives. Organize additional fundraising opportunities for the program such as school movie nights.
2019-2020 Chairs: Brooke Brock
Plan, organize, and execute Cultural Arts Day.
Manage the design, production, display, marketing, and fulfillment of Encinal Eagle Spiritwear orders.
2019-2020 Chairs: Josh Lee
Coordinates the Encinal Garden Program including organizing parent volunteers to teach indoor/outdoor garden lessons. Ensure parent-volunteers have the resources and supplies they need to give teach garden class to students.
2019-2020 Chairs: Scott Peterson, Noelle Johnstone, Tony Arata
Encourages participation in Girl Scouts for all grade levels.
2019-2020 Chairs: Amy McGaraghan
Support the hot lunch program at Encinal by helping to distribute pre-ordered lunches to the students and recruiting weekly volunteers.
2019-2020 Chairs: Noel Johnson
Organize three play dates over the summer at Encinal Kinder-Yard for incoming Kindergarten families.
2019-2020 Chairs: Jenny Brundage, Eunice Cardenas
Recruit volunteers at Back to School Coffee; prepare library sign up schedule and volunteer lists for all grades.
2019-2020 Chairs: Lianne Jemelian
Coordinate the PTO annual membership/fundraising drive. Encourage Encinal parents and teachers to support Encinal PTO. Collect, track, and report on donations throughout the year.
2019-2020 Chairs: Lisa Henricks and Nayoung Suh
Work with Encinal staff to promote and enhance pedestrian, bicycle, and car safety on and near campus. Represent Encinal within the citywide Parents for Safe Routes organization.
2019-2020 Chairs: Brigid Roberts
Plan and coordinate community events Fall Family Picnic and Eagle Fest.
Produce the school newsletter on a weekly basis.
2019-2020 Chairs: Cate Chang, Stephanie Lucianovic, Jill Vizas, Amy Hinckley, Cheri Voisine
Administer written spelling bee to 3-5th graders in November and the oral spelling bee the in January.
Organize and provide luncheons, breakfasts, and treats to faculty and staff several times throughout the year (ex: Back to School, Conference Week, Holiday, Staff Appreciation Week, End of Year).
2019-2020 Chairs: Jenny Brundage, Casey Miller
Plan and design annual yearbook including supplier management, content, layout, ordering, and distribution. Volunteers also work as class and event photographers to ensure that all students and events are represented in the yearbook.
2019-2020 Chairs: Sara Teeple