As a PTO, we rely on the volunteers and the generosity of parents to give our school and children the best start in life through education and activities that build community. Some of our committees and events are for fun, some are educational, but they all enrich Tootin' Hills School community and set us apart. We are ALWAYS in need of volunteers & your help. For ways to get involved in general, please email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss opportunities! Below is a list of all committees.
We are actively seeking volunteers for the following committees:
Scholastic Book Fair - Spring fair
The Cultural Arts Committee
5th GRADE CAMP JEWELL COMMITTEE
Monica M., Feyza M.
Coordinates Camp Jewel fundraising activities including the Election Day Bake Sale and Pasta Night.
6th GRADE YEAR END ACTIVITIES
Leader: Jen O.
6th grade t-shirt and end of year party for our 6th graders.
Yearbook Committee, 6th grade
Leaders: Cait R., Jen D.
Coordinates with 6th grade parents to compile the yearbook for our graduating class.
AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Coordinate after school enrichment activities or clubs for Tootin' Hills students.
Leigh Ann E.
Coordinates after school skate club at ISCC for grades 3-6. Arranges sign-up and transportation.
Caitlin R. (Ski_Tootin@yahoo.com)
Coordinates after school ski program at Ski Sundown for students in grades 3-6. Arranges sign-up, chaperones and snacks and transportation.
Feyza M., Marla, Olga G., Ginette F., Karin M.
Helps organize the Halloween Trunk or Treat event, Valentine's Day Craftstravaganza, & coordinates with the art teachers on the end of year Student Art Show and Ice Cream Social.
BEAUTIFICATION OF SCHOOL GROUNDS
Coordinates the beautification of the school grounds spring & fall.
BOOK FAIR BY SCHOLASTIC
Whitney P- Fall, Spring Volunteer- TBD
Coordinates the Scholastic Book Fair fundraiser in fall & spring, and the reading nights.
Elke K., Christine D. (email@example.com)
Cultural Enrichment Committee sponsors 2-3 cultural performances throughout the school year across all Simsbury Elementary Public Schools.
DUCK RACE FUNDRAISER
Jennifer O’T., & Colleen L., Lindsay B. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Join us for a great community event and the PTO's single biggest fundraiser as we float hundreds of ducks down the Farmington River for a chance to win one of several great prizes.
FALL BACK TO SCHOOL PICINIC
Organizes a fun family picnic with games to welcome students back to Tootin Hills.
FAMILY GAME NIGHT
Sarah Taggart coordinates a "Tootin’ Night" at local sporting arenas & games such as Wolfpack & Yard Goats.
Coordinates volunteers to help staff the media center and the year-end Summer Book Swap.
LITTLE FREE LIBRARY
Maintains the Tootin' Hills Little Free Library in front of the school.
LYMAN PIE & COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER
A fall fundraiser with Lyman Orchards. Distributes information on ordering and coordinates the November delivery of orders at school.
Looking for a new volunteer
Creates a Welcome Basket with local community and school information for new families that arrive during the school year. Communicates with teachers and staff to create a Holiday Wishlist.
Coordinates a fundraiser with local professional photographer.
Deanna M.,(leader) Elke K., Abi W., Chris O’C., Rachele K.
A long-standing Tootin’ Hills community outreach tradition collaborating with ImmaCare (the Immaculate Conception Men’s Shelter in Hartford). Includes deli sandwich making for 4-6th graders, and running Donation Drives.
ROOM PARENT COORDINATOR
Allie S. (email@example.com)
Coordinate the Room Parents for every class and handle email communication between the PTO & Room Parents.
Selects and coordinates with vendor for annual spiritwear merchandise.
TEACHER AND STAFF APPRECIATION DAYS
Event plans during parent-teacher conferences and organizes lists/gifts for Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week.
TOOTIN’ DANCE NIGHT
Colleen L., Sally C., & Olga G.
Coordinates with Student Council to plan the school dance.
WALK/BIKE TO SCHOOL
Organizes the national Walk/Bike to School event twice a year.