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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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CALLING ALL PARENTS: We have many more opportunities for you to invest in our wonderful schools and make a difference in the lives of our students. Please take a moment to look over the open positions; pull out your calendar and see what works for you. If you are worried that you don’t have enough time to commit to a position, you are welcome to choose a friend and split the position.There is something for everyone and we need many hands to accomplish a school year of activities.
 
 

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Box Tops Earn Cash for Our School— And Now You Just Need Your Smart Phone -  Saint Patrick Catholic School

Please don't forget to send in your box tops! Last year we raised over $500 just from clipping them off our favorite foods! 

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Watchung PTO Committees

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Birthday Lawn Sign Rental
Chair:   Eric Javer
Description:  

Watchung PTO Birthday lawn sign Rental Fundraiser.

 
Art Show - Bayberry
Chair:   Stephanie Jorge
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:   Still Needed
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:   Still Needed
Description:  

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

 
Bulletin Board- Valley View
Chair:   Still Needed
Description:  

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

 
Bus Chaperones
Chair:   Still Needed
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:   Daryl Eisenberg Knegten
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:   Lauren Pressman
Description:  

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

 
Cultural Arts - Valley View
Chair:   Still Needed
Description:  

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

 
Dine to Donate
Chair:   Kathleen Ferrara
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.

 
Eighth Grade Committee
Chair:   Still Needed
Description:  

Resposible to organize moving up events / activites and parties.

 
End of the year party
Chair:   Still Needed
Description:  

Plan a fun end of year celebration for both schools.

 
Fall Fundraiser
Chair:   Sonia Woods
Description:  

Fall Fundraiser - Varies 

 
Field Day- Bayberry
Chair:   Sonia Woods
Description:  

 

 
Field Day- Valley View
Chair:   STILL NEEDED
Description:  

 
Food Sale - Bayberry
Chair:   STILL NEEDED
Description:  

*Because food sales is a multi-component process, there will be 4 chairs for this committee.

This committee manages the ordering and distribution of the lunches at Bayberry School. Volunteers are needed to serve between 10:45am and 1:15pm Monday through Friday.

 
Food Sale - Valley View
Chair:   Still Needed
Description:  

*Because food sales is a multi-component process, there will be 4 chairs for this committee.

This committee manages the ordering and distribution of the lunches at Valley View School, as well as stocking the kitchen with snacks, drinks, and ice cream for the food sales. *Additional volunteers are needed to distribute lunches between 11:00am and 12:05pm on Mondays, Tuesday,Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays

 
Fourth Grade Committee
Chair:   Mariam Meghdari
Description:  

Resposible to organize moving up events / activites and parties.

 
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:   Rasha Khot
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.

 
International Day - Bayberry
Chair:   Sonia Woods
Description:  

Coordinates and executes event, works with volunteers to decorate and work with any vendors, oversee sale of tickets, work with administration on location availability. Only for district students.

 

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Kindergarten Committee
Chair:   Amber Murad
Description:  

Resposible to organize moving up events / activites and parties.

 
Library - Bayberry
Chair:   Sonia Matinho
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.

 
Nominating Committee
Chair:   STILL NEEDED
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.

 
Pre-k moving up
Chair:   Mariangel Donoso-Singh
Description:  

This committee coordinates Pre-K Moving up celebrations.

 
Scholarship
Chair:   Sonia Woods
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.

 
Spring Fundraiser
Chair:   Still Needed
Description:  
 
Sunshine Committee
Chair:   Asha Ricci
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

 
Sweet Heart Dance
Chair:   Sonia Matinho
Description:  

CHAIR: Coordinates and executes event, works with volunteers to decorate and work with any vendors, oversee sale of tickets, work with administration on location availability.

VOLUNTEERS: Decorate, arrange refreshments day of event.

 
Teacher Appreciation - Valley View
Chair:   Pinky Malhotra
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.