2015-2016 Events

LCS PTO Committee Descriptions

There are so many ways to get involved at LCS through the PTO…some big, some small, but ALL participation is so important and greatly appreciated! The following provides a description of each PTO Event/Committee. The committees are listed below in date order of our academic year.  Some committees function year round and are found toward the bottom of this document.    

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While volunteering, if you take any photos of events that you would like to share with the LCS photography committee, please email the photo to LCSphotosfromparents@gmail.com.  Please state the event, teacher/class, and date in the subject line.

PIZZA NIGHT – Friday, September 25th

This committee organizes an annual school-year family social kickoff event usually held on a Friday in September behind the school from 5pm-7pm. While not a fundraising event, the event is self-funded. Tasks are usually divided by the chairs with one focusing on flyers, volunteer scheduling and tracking orders while the other contacts vendors for donations and focuses on other logistics and coordination. The Fifth Grade celebration usually does a fundraising event at this function. Committee Chair: Amanda Kucerka & Kim Patchett

HALLOWEEN TRUNK OR TREAT– Friday, October 30th

This is a 2 hour school wide community event held just prior to Halloween. Children will parade around the school accompanied by their parents and go trick or treating along the way as they visit the decorated car trunks of LCS families in the school parking lot. Committee Chairs: LCS PTO Executive Board

WIZARDS OF WORDS – November

This committee consists of 4 members who research and coordinate author visits for the students during March. The committee coordinates scheduling and acts as a liaison for the visits. This is usually accompanied with author book sales of autographed books. Committee Chairs: Alison Elian, Christine Feller, Elizabeth Michels, Kelli Schmolze

 

 STAFF HOLIDAY BREAKFAST – December 16th

This is a small committee that plans a special holiday breakfast for the LCS Teachers and Staff during the holiday season (Usually December). Committee Chair: Andrea Chiafullo

TRICKY TRAY EVENT TO BENEFIT THE DR. KATHLEEN PECORARO SCHOLARSHIP FUND – Date to be determined

Committee Chairs: LCS Teachers Scholarship Fundraising Committee

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION & SCREENING – Registration in February and Screening in May

This is a small committee that works with the LCS Main Office Staff to assist with the February Kindergarten Registration and the May two day Kindergarten Screening. Provide refreshments for the May screening.  Natanya Levitz and Kim Patchett

STORIES N’ SNUGGLES (FORMERLY BUDDIES & BOOKS CAFÉ) – February 24, 2016

Parents and children come together in the evening of reading and hot cocoa.  Committee Chairs: Donna Sellitti & Lisa LaTourette

SWEETHEART DANCE – February 26, 2016 

This committee plans a special evening event for the girls of LCS and the special man in their life (dad, grandpa, uncle, big brother, etc). This event is almost always sold out with over 80% of the girls at the school attending. The event is held on a Friday night around Valentine’s Day at the school with refreshments, DJ, photographers and crafts. Committee Chair: Becca Mousally, Kate Rafanello and Stacie Demeris

BR FAMILY FUN NIGHT SPONSORED – Family Fun Night sponsored by LCS at Branchburg Sports Complex – February 21, 2016

Every 2 years a Bernards Township school will host Family Fun Night. This committee only needs 1 chair to coordinate with Branchburg Sports Arena and coordinate various advertising options. Committee Chair: Jagjit Dang

MOTHER/SON BOWLING – March 6, 2016

This committee organizes a two hour Sunday event at a bowling alley for LCS Moms and their sons.  The LCS Moms and their sons bowl together and enjoy pizza, drinks and treats. Committee Chair: Zaida Harrison and Juana Schwed

LADIES NIGHT OUT – Thursday, March 31 at Vine Restaurant in Basking Ridge

Description TBD. Committee Chairs: Gina Rossomondo & Laura Hubert

STAFF APPRECIATION SPRING LUNCHEON – May 5, 2016

This is a small committee that plans a special appreciation luncheon for the LCS Teachers and Staff in the Spring (usually May). Committee Chair: Susan Vassallo

HALLWAY HANDPRINTS – May 6, 2016

This small committee meets in the late Spring to add all of the Kindergarten and new LCS students’ handprints to the Hallway Handprint gallery. Committee Chairs: Natanya Levitz & Katie VanCleef

SCHOOL SUPPLIES – Order Window: May 15, 2016-June 20, 2016

This is a 1-2 person committee that runs from April to the following September and is responsible for the sale and distribution of Staples school supply kits to LCS students. Kits are ordered at the end of the school year and distribution occurs just prior to Meet the Teacher day in September. Committee Chair: Andrea Chiafullo

FIELD DAY – June 16 

This is a whole school single day event held in May. A team of volunteers work with the PE teachers to create a fun outside day for the students who attend in grade specific time slots. The children rotate between multiple game stations including stations with events such as giant blow up slides, pie eating contests, water balloons, and a dunk tank. Committee Chair: Lisa LaTourette and Jessica Flores

FIFTH GRADE CELEBRATION – June 9, 2016 with Rain Date June 10, 2016

This is a Fifth Grade specific committee that coordinates plans and hosts a June party for the graduating Fifth Grade class. The planning begins in the Fall in order to coordinate a few events to raise money for the party. Recently the event has taken place at Harry Dunham Park and includes a DJ, games, pizza and treats. Committee Chairs: Alyson Galusha and Mary O’Leary

FIFTH GRADE YEARBOOK – ONGOING

This is a Fifth Grade specific committee that coordinates plans and creates a yearbook for the graduating Fifth Grade class. The planning begins in the Fall to lock in the best prices for the yearbooks. The committee meets throughout the year to add pictures and information to the yearbook. Committee Chairs: Alison Elian & Becca Moussally

DIRECTORY AD SALES & DIRECTORY – ONGOING

Directory Ad Sales Committee: This small committee works almost exclusively over the Summer. They work to obtain advertisements from local businesses to be included in our printed LCS Directory. Solicitation for the advertisements generally begins in June with the final Directory being printed at the beginning of the school year. Committee Chair: Emily Schlenker

Directory Committee: This is a small year-round committee that does the bulk of its work over the Summer to prepare the printed version of the LCS Directory. Throughout the year, the committee is responsible for maintaining the online Directory, primarily consisting of adding incoming students and removing those who have left. Committee Chair: Zaida Harrison & Amanda Kucerka

GENERAL HELPERS – ONGOING

This committee is called on throughout the year for miscellaneous help assisting the LCS Staff with specific crafts and school events. Also assist the PTO with baking, purchasing flowers for concerts, etc.

BOX TOPS & CAMPBELL’S LABELS – ONGOING

This is a small year-round committee that is responsible for the collection, counting and submission of Box Tops for Education and Campbell’s Soup Labels. The Committee organizes a pizza party for the winning grade level at the end of the school year. Committee Chair: Adam Grobe

MESSAGE BOARD – ONGOING

This one person committee keeps the two outdoor LCS Message Billboards up to date with current school and LCS PTO events. Committee Chair: Nicole Smith

MULTICULTURAL COMMITTEE – ONGOING

This one person committee keeps the two outdoor LCS Message Billboards up to date with current school and LCS PTO events. Committee Chair: TBD

PHOTOGRAPHY – ONGOING

This is an ongoing full year committee whose responsibilities include photographing all school events including both school wide events and classroom specific events. Photographs are formatted and edited by members and then provided to the chair via flash drive to be loaded to the PTO website by the chair. Committee Chairs: Tara Hughes, Elizabeth Michels, Tracy Olsen

ROOM PARENT COORDINATORS – ONGOING

This is a two person committee that does the majority of their work at the beginning of the school year. They work to insure that each classroom has 2 room parent volunteers for each teacher prior to the start of each school year. They compile contact information for all room parents and correspond with them throughout the year as needed. Committee Chairs: Jennifer Macchiarola & Nicole Poliseno

SPIRITWEAR – ONGOING

This committee coordinates the design and sale of LCS spirit wear. While this is a year-around committee, most of their design work occurs over the Summer. Committee Chair: Laura Smith

 

Last Modified on July 31, 2015

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