PTO COMMITTEES

As a PTO, we rely on the volunteerism and generosity of every parent to give our school and children the best start in life & education.  Some of our committees and events are fun, some of them education, 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 e-mail Feyza (f.menagi@gmail.com) to discuss opportunities! Below is a list of all committees.

5th GRADE CAMP JEWELL COMMITTEE

Open

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

 

6th GRADE YEAR END ACTIVITIES

Open

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

 

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Feyza Menagi (f.menagi@gmail.com)

Coordinate after school enrichment clubs such as MadScience, ArtVentures, & Chess Club.

ART COMMITTEE

Feyza Menagi (f.menagi@gmail.com)

Helps organize the Family Art Night(s) and coordinates with the art teachers on the end of year Student Art Show and Ice Cream Social.

BEAUTIFICATION OF SCHOOL GROUNDS

Open

Coordinates the beautification of the school grounds spring & fall.

 

BOOK FAIR by SCHOLASTIC 

Open

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

CULTURAL ENRICHMENT

Jennifer Kim & Christine Dieme (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’Toole (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.  

FAMILY GAME NIGHT

Sarah Taggart (sarahtaggart21@gmail.com)

Coordinates a Family Game Night(s) as well as a "Tootin’ Night" at local sporting arenas & games.

FUN RUN

Open

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

 

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 information on ordering and coordinates the November delivery of orders at school.

 

NEW FAMILY WELCOME

Jen Kirk (jen7834@aol.com)

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.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY NIGHT

Open

Coordinates a fundraiser with local professional photographer, Paul Cryan.

 

Project Outreach

Open

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.  

SKI CLUB

Caitlin Ritchie (caitlinmeier@hotmail.com) & Gretchen Ferguson (gferguson7@outlook.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.

 

TEACHER AND STAFF APPRECIATION DAYS

Open

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

TOOTIN’ DANCE NIGHT

Caryn Brady & Sally Catlett (catlettfamily@gmail.com)

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.