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Southold PTO Committees

BoxTops 4 Education
Chair:   To Be Determined

Help collect, organize, count the donated boxtops sent in.  Each individual BoxTop is $0.10!  Those dimes add up quickly! Many hands make easy work!  Often we will send sheets home, this aids in the counting.  

Chair:   Chairperson Needed

We are excited to welcome back our students, families, and Southold staff and proud to introduce one of our new PTO programs, Three for Me, at our school.  Southold PTO has long realized the parent involvement is necessary to increase children’s success at school.  Our PTO encourages every parent, grandparent, and any adult that is involved in a Southold child’s life, to participate in the Three for Me program.

THREE FOR ME….is a promise.  A promise not only from you, but TO your child and a promise to our school.  You promise to volunteer three hours of your time during the 2017-2018 school year.  You promise to volunteer three hours of your time at, or on behalf of the school, to your child by signing a Three for Me promise card.  Whether it is helping in the classroom, reading to children, helping at a PTO program, or dozens of other opportunities, it is all important and it all counts.

Our PTO will track the volunteer hours for you.  That means Dads, Moms, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles or any adult that is involved in the child’s life can make the promise.  Once you reach your three hours of volunteerism at our school, we will mark your achievement by placing your name on our “Star Hall of Fame” in the hallway of the school.  In addition, at the end of the school year, our PTO will have a “Star Hall of Fame” recognition ceremony.  This is a time for our PTO to thank you for your dedication to volunteerism and have your child present you with a Three for Me certificate with your name and the total hours that you volunteered for the school year.   Make this simple promise to your child to volunteer three hours, follow through, and show them how much you are committed to them and care about their school.  Sign the promise card and open the door to your child’s school today.   Become a hero and help make a positive difference in your child’s life and school.


What Counts?

Volunteer for a PTO Committee  

Be a class parent

Volunteer for a PTO Program

Help with Book Fair                                                                      

Bake for PTO/school program  

Attend PTO Meetings                                                                    

Be a chair or co-chairman of a committee

Help with PTO fundraiser                 

Volunteer to do things from home                                                  

Attend Southold Board Meetings

And dozens more……

Bulletin Boards
Chair:   To Be Determined

Though it is not required to change each month, the bulletin boards should reflect any upcoming event or season.

Charleston Wrap Fundraiser
Chair:   We Need You

Our first fundraiser of the year - We need a person to chair, and others to help.  Not an overwhelming amount of work involved.  

Class Parent
Chair:   Jennie Boyle

A class parent facilitates communication between parents and the teacher and supports the teacher in needs that may arise. These responsibilities of a class parent vary from from teacher to teacher and grade to grade. Class parents may need to send home a letter with children in order to collect the names and phone numbers of all the parents in class.
You will need to organize class parties and enrichment opportunities. This may include planning, shopping for and hosting the party. Call or email parents to obtain donations of supplies for the parties.
Collect donations for and purchase gifts for the teacher for special occasions. These might include holidays (Christmas, and end of the year gifts) Call or email parents to line up chaperones for field trips.Find volunteers to help in the classroom, if needed.Send out reminders—via email, phone or notes that go home with the kids—about upcoming events,  field trips and needs for donations or volunteers.

Book Fair - Jr-Sr High School
Chair:   Kate Panetta

Held annually, we will need help setting up, and being there to help students find what they are looking for.  

Halloween Parade
Chair:   To Be Determined

A beloved tradition for our school and community.  Usually held on the Saturday prior to Halloween.

Book Fair - Elementary
Chair:   Kate Panetta

Held Annually, we need volunteers for setting up the book fair, for the classes to visit, as well as on Family Night.  We also need volunteers to help students find what they are looking for.   

Trunk or Treat
Chair:   Dawn Grzegorczyk

A new annual tradition here at Southold: Dress up your car in a theme, and the students come trick or treating! LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE

Fun Pasta
Chair:   Jil Deerkoski

Delicious pasta & sauces in fun shapes and flavors.  We need a few volunteers for this event, mainly for distribution upon arrival of orders.  

Holiday Shoppe
Chair:   Lisa Penny

We need volunteers for this event, to help students select gifts for the family members, while on their budget.  

Gertrude Hawk Chocolates
Chair:   Dawn Grzegorczyk

Our final catalog fundraiser for the year, we plan for the orders to come with plenty of time for Easter!  

Spring Basket Auction
Chair:   We Need You

A Year-Round Committee

Involvement can be simply organizing a prize list, asking for donations, or helping out the day of the auction.

It can also be more involved, asking for donations, collecting donations, prize wrapping, etc.

Your involvement is up to you! 

Chair:   Mary Grace Steinfeld

One of our favorite nights among the Elementary families!  Wingo is bingo, but the kids win prizes (selecting from the prize table on stage).  We are looking for volunteers for the Kitchen, Ticket Sales, Prize Monitoring (Students can earn community service here), Prize Shopping, and more.

Fundraising Committee
Chair:   Mary Phillips
Description:   This committee is responsible for overseeing the success of our fundraising programs.
Membership Committee
Chair:   Jilian 'Jil' Deerkoski
Chair:   To Be Determined

The group of members will meet in May, to read over the applications for the annual scholarships.  The application is for a 'well-rounded' student.

Shared Decision Making
Chair:   TBD