PTO COMMITTEES

5th GRADE CAMP JEWELL COMMITTEE

On hold due to covid

Coordinates Camp Jewel fundraising activities including the Election Day Bake Sale and Pasta Night.

 

6th GRADE YEAR END ACTIVITIES

Mandy Reffie (reffiea@gmail.com) & Robin McClung (robinmc0121@gmail.com)

Coordinates with 6th grade parents to compile the yearbook, 6th grade t-shirt and end of year party for our 6th graders.

 

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

On hold due to covid

Coordinate various after school enrichment clubs.

ART COMMITTEE

Open

Helps organize the Family Art Night, Student Art Show, and Square One Fundraiser.

BEAUTIFICATION OF SCHOOL GROUNDS

Bethany Davis (bpomp@hotmail.com)

Coordinates the beautification of the school grounds spring & fall.

 

BOOK FAIR by SCHOLASTIC 

Jen Kirk (jen7834@aol.com)

Coordinates the annual Scholastic Book Fair fundraiser in November, and reading night.

CAREER SPEAKER SERIES

Open

Organizes small break-out sessions with 4-6th graders and professionals from various fields to discuss how skills learned in school apply in today's world.

CULTURAL ENRICHMENT

Jennifer Kim & Christine Dieme (simsburyculturalenrichment@gmail.com)

Cultural Enrichment Committee sponsors 2-3 cultural performances throughout the school year across all Simsbury Public Schools.

 

DUCK RACE FUNDRAISER

Johanna Merriman & Jennifer O’Toole (tootinducks@gmail.com)

Join us for a great community event and the PTO's single biggest fundraiser as we float thousands of ducks down the Farmington River for a chance to win one of several great prizes.  

FAMILY GAME NIGHT (Wolfpack Night)

Open

Coordinates a "Tootin’ Night" at local sports game, including having the Tootin' chorus perform the National Athem.

FUN RUN

Open

Assists the PE Teacher in organizing a fun run during school hours for kids to celebrate the importance of fitness.

 

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT

Open

Coordinates volunteers to “teach” a class using content created by JA to promote financial literacy, entrepreneurship and real-world skills.

 

LIBRARY/MEDIA CENTER 

Megan Taggard (megan.taggard@gmail.com)

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

 

LYMAN PIE & COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER

Megan Taggard (megan.taggard@gmail.com)

A fall fundraiser with Lyman Orchards.  Distributes and collects order forms, places school-wide order and coordinates November delivery of orders at school.

 

NEW FAMILY WELCOME

Open

Creates a Welcome Basket with local community and school information for new families that arrive during the school year.

NEWSLETTER

Feyza Menagi (f.menagi@gmail.com)

Compiles the bi-monthly online PTO newsletter with updates, school news, and upcoming PTO events.

 

OPEN CHOICE LIAISON

Open

Works with district-wide Open Choice Interventionist to promote the social growth of OC students at Tootin’ Hills.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY FUNDRAISER

Chris O'Connor (cocovt@comcast.net)

Coordinates a fall fundraiser with a local professional photographer. 

 

Project Outreach

Emily Hart & Lisa Hillyard

A long-standing Tootin’ Hills tradition coordinating the Immaculate Conception Men’s Shelter outreach project, including sandwich making and food and clothing collections. 

 

ROOM PARENT COORDINATORS

Elizabeth Gonzalez de Izarra & Monica Madrid (conde.monica@hotmail.com)

Coordinates Room Parents for every class.  


SCIENCE FAIR/INVENTION CONVENTION

Open

Coordinate the annual Science Fair & coordinates with our young inventors through the invention process by serving as a resource  and by heading work sessions.

SKI CLUB

Rick Idema (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.

 

SPIRITWEAR

Sally Catlett (catlettfamily@gmail.com)

Selects and coordinates with vendor for annual spiritwear merchandise.

SUMMER READING BOOK SWAP

Open

Coordinates the annual free book swap at the end of the school year.

TAKE ACTION CLUB (TAC)

Open

Inspire 4th - 6th grade kids to become active, conscious and contributing global citizen.

 

TEACHER AND STAFF APPRECIATION DAYS

Open

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

TOOTIN’ DANCE NIGHT

Open

Coordinates with Student Council to plan the school dance.

 

WALK/BIKE TO SCHOOL

Jen Kirk (jen7834@aol.com)

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

WEBSITE COORDINATOR

Feyza Menagi (f.menagi@gmail.com)

Updates and manages the PTO website.