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The PTO consists of parents and teachers working together to support and enrich all students. We support school staff, help promote student self-esteem, and assist in efforts to solve school needs through volunteering and funding. Our primary objective as a PTO is to provide our schools with funds, programs, resources, and services that will enrich and maximize the education of every student and to benefit the school.

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Watchung PTO Committees

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Art Show - Bayberry
Chair:   Sonia Matinho
Description:  

This Committee will work with the Bayberry art teacher, to coordinate the Bayberry Art Show in the Spring

 
Book Fair - Bayberry
Chair:   Stephanie Jorge
Description:  

The PTO hosts a Book Fair at Bayberry in the spring. The Book Fair provides the opportunity for students and parents to purchase book and other items. The PTO receives a portion of the total sales at the Fair. Volunteers assist in the planning, setting up, and staffing the Fair. There are evening hours.

 
Book Fair - Valley View
Chair:   Christa Morris
Description:  

The PTO hosts a Book Fair at Valley View in the spring. The Book Fair provides the opportunity for students and parents to purchase book and other items. The PTO receives a portion of the total sales at the Fair. Volunteers assist in the planning, setting up, and staffing the Fair. There are no evening hours.

 
Box Tops/Consumer Products
Chair:   Michelle Loomis
Description:  

This committee collects box tops and coke rewards to submit to cooperations for their matching school gifts, as well as encourages all members to enter into other matching school gift programs, such as Stop and Shops.

 
Bulletin Board- Bayberry
Chair:   Laurie McClane
Description:  

This Committee is responsible for maintaining the PTO Bulletin Board located in the front hallway of Bayberry School.

 
Bulletin Board- Valley View
Chair:   Christa Morris
Description:  

All Year - Responsible for posting information on the PTO Bulletin Board at the school regarding upcoming events.

 
Bus Chaperones
Chair:   Allison
Description:  

The PTO is committed to placing a parent on each of the Bayberry School buses for both the morning and afternoon routes during the first few days of school. The PTO provides this service to parents of young students to ease the transition into the school routine. Volunteers agree to ride their child's bus route either in the morning or afternoon, or both. We have routinely scheduled chaperones for the first 5 days of school. Volunteers can ride as many of those days as is possible.

 
Bus Driver Appreciation
Chair:   Still Needed
Description:  

The Bus Driver Appreciation Committee plans and coordinates gifts for the bus drivers and custodians of both Bayberry and Valley View.  They also host a breakfast at Bayberry for the Bus Drivers and a "lunch/dinner" for the custodians around 2:30.  The Committee's work occurs primarily in late Winter with "appreciation" usually occuring in late March.

 
Community Building
Chair:   Still Needed
Description:  

*Commitment all year

Coordinates and markets programs that students, families, and teachers can participate in outside of school to create a closer and stronger school community. May include things like donation collection for military, participation in town wide clean up, etc.

 
Cultural Arts - Bayberry
Chair:   Rhea Williams
Description:  

This committee is responsible for researching, planning, and booking student assembly presentations for Bayberry School.

 
Cultural Arts - Valley View
Chair:   Rhea Williams
Description:  

This committee is responsible for researching, planning, and booking the student assembly presentations for Valley View School.

 
Dine to Donate
Chair:   Julie Scherzer
Description:  

Solicits vendors to participate in dining opportunities for families that result in portion of sales being given back to PTO, markets program to membership.

 
Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion
Chair:   Rhea Williams
Description:  

To help create a vision where diversity and inclusion are valued by all. 

 
Eighth Grade Committee
Chair:   Julie Scherzer , Cheryl Weiss
Description:  

Resposible to organize moving up events / activites and parties.

 
Enrichment
Chair:   Still Needed
Description:  

*Commitment all year

Coordinates programs that may be provided/awarded to students at a lower cost/no cost.

 
Field Day- Bayberry
Chair:   Sonia Woods
Description:  

 

 
Field Day- Valley View
Chair:   STILL NEEDED
Description:  

 
Fourth Grade Committee
Chair:   Hima Costello, Vanessa Rozsa
Description:  

Resposible to organize moving up events / activites and parties.

 
Fundraiser Edible Cookie Dough
Chair:   Kathleen Ruperto- Ferrara
Description:  

Take orders and distribute fundraiser.

 
Holiday Boutique - Bayberry
Chair:   Rasha Khot
Description:  

The PTO hosts a Holiday Boutique at Bayberry to provide students and parents an opportunity to purchase gifts for the winter holidays. The Boutiques typically occur in late November to early December. Volunteers assist in booking vendors, setting up the Boutique rooms, and staffing the sale. There are evening hours.

 
Holiday Boutique - Valley View
Chair:   Still Needed
Description:  

The PTO hosts a Holiday Boutique at Valley View to provide students and parents an opportunity to purchase gifts for the winter holidays. The Boutiques typically occur in late November to early December. Volunteers assist in booking vendors, setting up the Boutique rooms, and staffing the sale. There are evening hours.

 
Hospitality - Bayberry
Chair:   Still Needed
Description:  

This committee is responsible for coordinating and providing coffee and refreshments during various school events throughout the school year. Volunteers typically provide baked goods and/or assist in set-up and clean-up before or after the event.

 
International Day - Bayberry
Chair:   Sonia Woods
Description:  

Please Contact Sonia Woods at sswoods30@gmail.com with the country that you are interested in representing.

The volunteers will bring in objects that could be handled by kids, without breaking (nothing fragile!!!!). Suggestions: maps, flags, clothing, pictures, jewelry, toys, dolls, games, posters, textiles, wooden objects… 

Volunteers:

India - Neha Patel, Priyanka Patel & Limca Jhaveri

Jordan - Rasha Khot

Puerto Rico - Kathleen Ferrara

 

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Kindergarten Committee
Chair:   Jennifer Kasanof
Description:  

Resposible to organize moving up events / activites and parties.

 
Library - Bayberry
Chair:   Michelle Loomis
Description:  

Library volunteers assist the Library Media Specialist by helping with various clerical and organizational activities within the library. Volunteers are assigned during school hours only, but can be flexible with which days and times they are assigned.

 
Movie Night Fundraiser- Bayberry & Valley View
Chair:   STILL NEEDED
Description:  

 
Narratives of Courage
Chair:   STILL NEEDED
Description:  

 This all day event occurs in the Spring at Valley View. Organize the Luncheon held for the speakers and some of the decorating as per the District Narratives Committee

 
Nominating Committee
Chair:   Sonia Woods , Pinky Malhotra
Description:  

COMMITTEE WILL CONSIST OF 2 PARTICIPANTS: Communicates to general membership via email and website need for nominations for upcoming Executive Board positions, contacts nominated members to confirm interest, collects statements from candidates for posting to website, prints out ballots for voting, etc. Must be present at both day and evening meeting to collect votes in May.

 
Picture Day - Bayberry
Chair:   Stephanie Jorge
Description:  

The Picture Day committee helps the children look their best for their class pictures. The volunteers make sure mouths are cleaned and hair is out their eyes. The volunteers work the day the pictures are taken, typically two days in October and one day in April. Twice a year.

 
Photo Session Committee - Bayberry & Valley View
Chair:   Diana Merkent
Description:  
The description of the committee would entail:
-Coordinate with photographer to determine appropriate dates, times, length of sessions, and pricing. 
-Secure a safe venue for photos. 
-Establish a marketing plan to encourage family participation. 
-Coordinate with the PTO board to track sales and schedule.
 
PTO Executive Board Recording Secretary
Chair:   STILL NEEDED
Description:  
 
Scholarship
Chair:   STILL NEEDED
Description:  

*Commitment 2-3 months Spring

CHAIR: Commitment 2-3 months, coordinates volunteers and presents scholarship at the WHRHS Awards Assembly in mid-June to recipient.

VOLUNTEERS: Responsible for reviewing applications for and selecting winners of the Suzanne L. Kenney Memorial Scholarship, an on-going scholarship funded by the PTO and presented to a Watchung Senior at Watchung Hills Regional High School. The Committee receives and reviews applications beginning in March, continuing in April and May.

 
School Supplies Fundraiser
Chair:   Sonia Woods
Description:  

Coordinate fundraiser of school supplies for following school year.

 
Sunshine Committee
Chair:   Tracy Bisignano
Description:  

The intent of this committee is to provide a little "sunshine" when students are facing a challenging time in their lives such as an illness, injury, or loss of a loved one.  If you wish to nominate someone in need or have any questions please contact:

Sunshine@WatchungPTO.com

 
Teacher Appreciation - Valley View
Chair:   STILL NEEDED
Description:  

The Teacher Appreciation Committee plans and coordinates gifts and typically hosts a meal for the faculty at Valley View. The Committee's work occurs primarily in the spring and culminates with Teacher Appreciation Week in early May.

 
Teacher Appreciation / Staff Appreciation - Bayberry
Chair:   Jacque Pike
Description:  

The Teacher / Staff Appreciation Committee plans and coordinates gifts and typically hosts a meal for the faculty at Bayberry and arranges for lunch to be brought in for the Administrative Staff of both Bayberry and Valley View. The Committee's work occurs primarily in the spring and culminates with Administrative Assistants Day at the end of April and Teacher Appreciation Week in early May.

 
Watchung Spirit Wear
Chair:   Sonia Woods
Description:  

This committee decides which Watchung Wear products to offer and then manages the sale and distribution of the material.