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2023-2024 PTA COMMITTEES

LSE PTA is a volunteer-run organization and we need your help to make this year sucessful for our school community!  Please sign up to help on one of our planning committees using this Sign-up Genius.

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A friendly reminder -- all committee members should be members of LSE PTA.

 

Advocacy Committee (Chair:  Heather Keough, LSEPTA.Advocacy@gmail.com)

The Advocacy Committee brings important issues that require action to the attention of our elected leaders.  Goals of the committee include understanding and educating the community on the issues and organizing advocacy efforts (letter writing, etc).  Our highest priorities that require attention include:

  • Sufficient budgets for implementing Maryland's "Blueprint" law
  • Sufficient budgets for replacing outdated/obsolete technology and worn-out educational materials
  • Elementary school playground replacement reinstated into CCPS Operating Budget

 

Bingo Night (Needs chair)

Identify Bingo Night event date and get approval.  Develop and distribute flyers and sell tickets.  Purchase necessary supplies with PTA budget and arrange for Bingo prizes.  Organize day-of-event volunteers using a sign-up genius.

 

Cultural Arts Committee (Chair:  Kelly Mack, PTA Vice President of Events, lintonptavp@gmail.com)

Search for creative ideas for cultural arts or other meaningful assemblies for the students.  This year we’re back to large school-wide assemblies.  Get approval and schedule the assemblies for the school.

 

5th Grade Committee (Co-Chairs:  Trish Phillips and Lindsey Weaver)

Plans and coordinates events and activities for the 5th grade class, including the picnic and promotion celebration.  Coordinates fundraising/donation collection for the committee.

 

Fun Run Committee (Co-Chairs:  Trish Phillips and Liz Bauman, lintonfunrun@gmail.com)

Coordinates the Fun Run which is our biggest fundraiser.  Sets up donation form online and on paper.  Solicits donations from area businesses to serve as raffle prizes for participants.  Coordinates class prize for the highest fundraising class.  Runs event with volunteers.

 

 

Holiday Shop Committee (Co-Chairs:  Amy Hardesty and Wesley Lewis)

Purchases items to fill the holiday shop so that students can buy gifts for family and friends.  This year we are planning evening and/or weekend shopping hours rather than during the school day.  The committee is responsible for ordering items and running the event with support from volunteers.

 

Hospitality Committee (Chair:  Amy Hardesty, lintonptasec@gmail.com)

Teacher appreciation week is in early May and we usually coordinate a catered lunch and gift.  We also recognize staff on their designated days (administrative professionals, instructional assistants, nurse, etc) and provide gifts/food during the school year.

 

Literacy Programs Committee (Needs chair)

Organize Read Across America events -- update flyers, run Reading Challenge, purchase books for prizes. Purchase prizes for Summer Reading Program Incentives and update flyers. Committee will coordinate with Media Specialist and Reading Specialist.

 

Play Day (Field Day) Committee (Chair:  Amy Hardesty, lintonptasec@gmail.com)

Works with the PE teachers to coordinate supplies need for the Play Day in the Spring (usually late May).  The PTA has a budget to cover participant medals, ribbons, ice pops, extra water bottles, etc.  Jobs include purchasing supplies and coordinating (making a sign-up genius) for volunteers for the day.

 

Restaurant Nights Committee (Chair:  Needs chairperson)

Coordinate restaurant nights as fundraisers during the year.  This includes making the arrangements, handling any flyers (electronic or paper), working with communications committee to publicize the nights, submitting checks for earned funds.  Chick-fil-A Restaurant Nights have already been set up for this year so it would be just filling in others.

 

Science Fair Committee (Needs chair)

Is there interest in hosting a school Science Fair? This committee would coordinate the efforts, select and get an event date approved, establish guidelines and/or rules, line up judges and awards.

 

Spirit Committee (Co-chairs:  Allison Gordon and Laura Vanadio)

 

Identify dates and plan events for: Kindergarten Meet & Greets, Ice Cream Social, Spirit Days/Weeks, Recess Dance parties. Event planning, decorations, giveaways, etc are coordinated by this committee.

 

Spirit Wear Committee (Chair:  Kelley Dunn)

Contacts spirit wear companies and works with them to design logos, shirts and determines items to be sold.  Committee is responsible for sharing ordering information with LSE families, collecting and organizing payments and order forms.  Committee sorts and distributes spirit wear.

 

Starbucks School Store Committee (Co-chairs:  Stacy Bryant and Gina Kynaston)

Students can redeem their earned StarBucks/Class Dojo points at the PTA’s Starbucks School Store for fun pencils, erasers, squishy balls, etc.  The committee is responsible for purchasing the supplies, scheduling volunteers to run the Starbucks School Store, and replenishing as needed within the budget.

 

Trunk or Treat Committee (Needs chair)

Identify date for event. Plan the event including ticket sales and candy collection if necessary. Develop and distribute flyers and organize day-of-event volunteers using sign-up genius.

 

Veterans Day Activities (Chair:  Kati Pierce)

The PTA is planning Veterans Day Activities including a Breakfast for the Brave, a handprint flag to decorate the halls, and a Wall of Honor.