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PTO COMMITTEES

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 sarahj.lippincott@gmail.com to discuss opportunities! Below is a list of all committees.

We are actively seeking volunteers for the following committees: 

 

  • Parent Representative

  • 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

Feyza M.

Coordinate after school enrichment activities or clubs for Tootin' Hills students.

SKATE CLUB

Leigh Ann E.

Coordinates after school skate club at ISCC for grades 3-6. Arranges sign-up and transportation.

SKI CLUB

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.

ART COMMITTEE

Feyza M., Marla, Olga G., Ginette F., Karin M., Michelle G

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

Mike S.

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.

CULTURAL ENRICHMENT

Elke K., Christine D. (simsburyculturalenrichment@gmail.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. (tootinducks@gmail.com)

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

Colleen L.

Organizes a fun family picnic with games to welcome students back to Tootin Hills.

 

FAMILY GAME NIGHT

Sarah T.
Sarah Taggart coordinates a "Tootin’ Night" at local sporting arenas & games such as Wolfpack & Yard Goats.

LIBRARY/MEDIA CENTER 

Megan T.

Coordinates volunteers to help staff the media center and the year-end Summer Book Swap.

LITTLE FREE LIBRARY

Looking for a new volunteer

Maintains the Tootin' Hills Little Free Library in front of the school. 

 

LYMAN PIE & COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER

Megan T.

A fall fundraiser with Lyman Orchards.  Distributes information on ordering and coordinates the November delivery of orders at school.

 

PARENT REPRESENTATIVE

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.

PHOTOGRAPHY NIGHT

Jen K.

Coordinates a fundraiser with local professional photographer.

PROJECT OUTREACH

Deanna M.,(leader) Elke K., Abi W., 

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. (tootinroomparentcoord@gmail.com)

Coordinate the Room Parents for every class and handle email communication between the PTO & Room Parents.  

SPIRITWEAR

Sally C.

Selects and coordinates with vendor for annual spiritwear merchandise.

TEACHER AND STAFF APPRECIATION DAYS

Stephanie H.

Event plans during parent-teacher conferences and organizes lists/gifts for Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week.

TOOTIN’ DANCE NIGHT

Colleen L., Sally C., & Olga G. Sarah L., Jacqueline M., Kerry M., Marcy H., Susie S.

Coordinates with Student Council to plan the school dance.

 

WALK/BIKE TO SCHOOL

Jen K.

Organizes the national Walk/Bike to School event twice a year.

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