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Below is a list of committees that require volunteers throughout the year. Please contact the Committee Chair for volunteer opportunities.

Parent involvement is great for children, great for teachers, and great for the school. Just two hours a semester can really make a difference! We even have jobs you can do at home. Your help matters!

Research shows that children whose parents are actively involved are more likely to:

  • Earn higher grades and test scores
  • Enroll in higher-level programs
  • Adapt well to school
  • Attend school regularly
  • Have better social skills
  • Show improved behavior
  • Graduate and go to college and more…

2019-2020

PATS COMMITTEES AND CHAIRS

(Updated 8/26/2019)

 

 

Art Masterpiece
Chair: Megan Tracy mtracy@madisoned.org
Co-Chair: Liz Eels eeells@icloud.com
Volunteers deliver Fine Arts presentations in the classrooms. An art background is not necessary as training sessions are held for all volunteers and all materials and information are provided.
Timing: School year

Back to School Packs
Chair: Jessie Spalding jessiespalding@gmail.com

Co-Chair:

Parents may order their child’s school supplies ahead for the next year. This committee organizes the ordering and distribution of Back-to-School Supply Packs.

Timing: Spring and Summer via email only and 1 week in late July/early August

 

Teacher Supplies
Chair: Carle Sargent carle.sargent@gmail.com

Co-Chair:

This committee assures that the teacher supply closet is well-stocked with supplies for the teachers’ use.
Timing: School Year

Book Fair
Chair: Kaitlynn Brimhall Kaitlynnbrimhall@gmail.com
Co-Chair:
The Scholastic Book Fair encourages and promotes reading and is one of the PATS fundraisers. This committee works with Scholastic Books in the ordering, scheduling and set up of the book fair. They also organize and schedule volunteers to work the book fair during the week and during Open House.
Timing: March through April

Box Tops
Chair: Melissa Wells melissa_wells83@yahoo.com

Co-Chair: Zenia Hickson
Box Tops are collected in the classroom. This committee collects the Box Tops from the classrooms for submittal twice a year. They also promote the collection of Box Tops, create contests, award prizes and submit info/updates for the Scoop.
Timing: School year (submittals in Fall and Spring)

Communications

Chair: Charlotte Shaff charlotte@themediapush.com

Communications chair will help publicize all PATS events and info as well as monitoring and running Facebook page and maintaining PATS website.

 

 

 

Copy Cats
Chair:  Kaitlynn Brimhall Kaitlynnbrimhall@gmail.com

Co-Chair:  Sarah Laird saraannelaird@gmail.com

The Copy Cat Chairperson will organize and schedule volunteers to make copies for Simis Teachers. The teachers need consistent help to copy on a weekly basis. The committee will assist volunteers and instruct them on the copy machine to help avoid waste and breakage. A copy schedule is kept and volunteers come to copy on a weekly as needed basis according to their scheduled time.
Timing: School Year

DIGGS
Chair: Amy Hsiung amychsiung@gmail.com

Co-Chair: Stephanie Hendriks simis.diggs@gmail.com

DIGGS is the school-wide gardening program. Curriculum is provided by the chairperson and volunteers work in the garden with children. In addition, there is some planning, coordination, project management assistance, and working on an occasional Saturday morning. Timing: School year

Family Assistance
Chair: Cindy Wagner cindy.fairbanks.wagner@gmail.com:

This committee, with the utmost discretion, assists in collecting and distributing items for the economically deprived families in our Simis Community. The chair may help fulfill wish lists and deliver packages during the holiday season to our families. They will also help facilitate the food pantry through-out the school year.
Timing: November and December

 

Green Committee
Chair: Sarah Santibanez  nursesantibanez@gmail.com
Co-Chair:  Sarah Fluke sfluke4201@gmail.com
This committee works with the students, faculty and Simis community to educate and promote recycling, alternative energy, riding the bus and maintaining the Simis Recycles Cart.
Timing: School year

Homeroom Parent Coordinator
Chair: Sarah Vrska simishrpcoord@gmail.com

Co-Chair:        

This committee coordinates the collection of names from the teacher and compiles a list of Homeroom parents for each classroom including AEP classes. This list is used to fulfill volunteer needs for school wide PATS projects. Committee provides all necessary information for homeroom parents at beginning of the year and support/communication as needed throughout the year. The HRP also assists Fair Chairperson in securing volunteers.
Timing: School Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hospitality
Chair:  Jessie Spalding jessiespalding@gmail.com

Co-Chair:  Yarden Tahan yarden@gmail.com
The Hospitality Committee will have the following events: The PATS Holiday Party is an annual Holiday Party the first week in December for Simis and Meadows Teachers, Staff and Parents. PATS coordinates with Madison Meadows PTM to put on the party. The major responsibility of the party shifts every year.  The committee plans refreshments and organizes volunteers to serve the evening of Simis’ Spring Open House. The committee would also plan retirement parties or other special events approved by the PATS board and committee chair.
Timing: School year

Meet and Greet Committee

Chair: Michelle Beckett michely1@hotmail.com

Co-Chair:

This committee will help contact families new to Simis by email and phone. They also help facilitate Safe Start at the beginning of the school year.

Timing: May through August

 

Picture Day Coordinator
Chair: Vongmaly Sirimanivong vongmaly@hotmail.com

Co-Chair:
The committee will coordinate with the Photography Company the dates the pictures will be taken on campus twice a year (Fall/Spring). The chair will schedule the volunteers needed to help assist the children during the photo session. The distribution of the pictures to the classroom teacher may also be requested.
Timing: Fall and Spring

 

Simis County Fair
Chair:   Meredith Francis meredithfrancis@gmail.com

Co-Chair: Krista Bragg
This committee assists with all the various aspects of planning, organizing and running the school Simis County Fair. This is a major school and community event.
Timing: September to March

 

Simis Dad’s Club

Chair: John Shaff jshaffpa@gmail.com

Co-Chair: Chris Speciales simisdadsclub@gmail.com

The Dad’s Club is a place for Simis Dads to meet and get to know each other. They will organize several social and philanthropic events throughout the school year.

Timing: School Year

Teacher Appreciation
Chair: Tracy Bremmeyer tracyjbremmeyer@gmail.com
Co-Chair:  Erin Riley erinstaab@yahoo.com

This committee hosts several breakfasts/luncheons throughout the year for staff, volunteers and parents. This committee also spearheads teacher appreciation week in May and offers other tangible means of teacher/staff appreciation.
Timing: School Year

Turkey Trot
Chair: Lilly Randall lahkrr@yahoo.com
Co-Chair: Katie Reeve
katheile@hotmail.com

The Simis Turkey Trot is a 1 mile fun run around the Simis campus on the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving. The committee plans the event, marks the race course and finish line. Secures volunteers to be on the course and finish line to grab winners and hand out ribbons.
Timing: November

Vision and Hearing
Chair: Angel Jimenez Angelstar0204@gmail.com

Co-Chair:

Students are tested at the beginning of the school year. The committee will coordinate the volunteers needed for the student’s vision and hearing screenings. Medical experience is not a requirement.
Timing: October

Yearbook
Chair:   Ashleigh Richey arichey1984@gmail.com

Co-Chair:  Sage Ashley desertsagie@gmail.com

Training Co-Chair: Melissa Wells

Training Co-Chair: Stephanie Wolfe

Members of the yearbook committee take and collect pictures for the annual Yearbook. The committee will make an effort to accumulate pictures of the major events on campus throughout the year. In addition, they assist with the planning, printing, and sales of the book. Distribution of the yearbook to the classroom teacher will also be requested.
Timing: School year