Dorie Litten (215-646-7354)
Cheetah Cares Liaison
Members at Large
Committees and Volunteer Opportunities
The PTO has been working hard to plan for this school year, with some changes. While volunteers are not currently allowed in the building, we can still support our students and staff in other ways. As always, we need volunteers to help raise money, organize events, and do work behind the scenes to help make our school great!
Below is a list of our current committees (subject to change) and a brief description of what they do. We may add or eliminate events based on volunteer availability, COVID-19 restrictions, or other limitations.
5th Grade Events: Typically reserved for parents of 5th graders, this committee plans graduation events and fundraisers specifically for the 5th grade.
Adult Social: Typically a winter event, the adult social is a fundraiser with food, drinks, music, raffles, and more. In the event this event cannot take place, creative solutions are welcome!
Bagels & Books: This event takes place in March in the cafeteria for parents and students.
Bake Sales: Bake sales take place during plays, concerts, and events and raise money by selling donated baked goods and/or purchased candies that are provided by these volunteers.
Bakery Fundraisers: We typically host one bakery fundraiser each half of the school year. This volunteer would coordinate with the bakery, collect orders, and arrange for delivery of the items.
Bingo Night Planning Committee: This event is held in Feb/March and last year was held virtually! The committee will find additional volunteers, organize prizes, coordinate food and drinks, and host the event. One of the biggest events of the year!
Book Fair: Typically held the week of Open House in the new year, the book fair is another huge event that raises a lot of money for our library. Committee volunteers coordinate the event with Scholastic, organize volunteers, and help set up and break down the event.
Cash Back Programs: We benefit from several cash back programs through various businesses and organizations that require coordination. This is a job that could be done from home!
Family Picnic Planning Committee: Held in the Spring, this outdoor event for TFES families requires coordination with food truck vendors. Other creative ideas welcome!
Games Day Planning Committee: One of our final events of the year, games day is a fun-filled day of activities for the students. Many parent volunteers are needed to man the stations and help organize the event.
Halloween Parade: We are hopeful this outdoor event can take place this year. The PTO usually provides prizes for contests, popsicles, and other activities.
Halloween Hop Planning Committee: This indoor event is TBD but may be able to be replaced by another COVID-safe event. New ideas welcome!
Holiday Shop Planning Committee: Another TBD event, but virtual options may be available. New ideas welcome!
Jump Rope For Heart: This takes place in May in connection with the American Heart Association. Committee would help organize volunteers and support Mr. Springer.
Movie Nights: TBD events are typically held every other month. Duties include promotion of the events, organizing food and drinks, and arranging logistics.
Raffle Committees: Many of our events include raffles, and this committee is responsible for soliciting prizes.
Read-a-Thon Planning Committee: New event this year! Instead of our typical Race for Education, we will be planning this major fundraiser in conjunction with Read Across America Week in March.
Restaurant Nights: Help plan our dine and donate events in the community! These are a great way to support our local restaurants and support our school without making dinner!
Room Parents: Each classroom needs to have a dedicated room parent. While parties will likely not take place this year (at least this half of the year), we want to get a room parent in place to assist teachers with communication and gathering photos for the yearbook.
School Beautification Committee: Volunteers needed to help make planning decisions, organize working groups, and solicit donations to help our outdoor environment thrive!
School Store Chair: This year we will stock a limited amount of items in our school store for purchase through this new platform. The Chairperson will be in charge of this effort.
Science Fair Planning Committee: The Science Fair takes place in March and can be held virtually if in-person is not available. Lots of advance coordination is required for this event. Tech savvy volunteers are a plus!
Shopping Fundraisers: These include gift items before the holidays, spirit wear, and other third-party fundraisers that raise significant funds for our school. Volunteers would be required to coordinate, promote, and facilitate these typically online events.
Teacher and Staff Appreciation Day Committees: Show appreciation for those who support our kids! These events are sprinkled throughout the year and include providing food and gifts for our staff and teachers.
Yearbook Planning Committee: For a variety of reasons, largely due to an already overburdened volunteer force, we did not have a yearbook last year. This year with a great committee we hope to put together a wonderful yearbook for the kids. Creativity welcome!
As you can see, we are hopeful that a lot of our favorite events and activities can return this year, but we need your help to do so! If you have volunteered on a committee previously, please sign up on RunPTO and a board member will reach out to establish chairpersons. If you have any questions about the time commitments required or other ways to help, please contact a member of the board. Thank you!