The following committees need volunteers for the 2016/17 year. You can sign up online at: Aldrich AllStar PTO Volunteers

Book Fair: A secondary PTO fundraiser that provides books and funds for our library and classrooms. Volunteers help set up displays prior to the sale and process book sales at ‘check-out’ tables during the parent-teacher conferences and at the “Read & Feed” sessions during lunch periods. Usual commitment is 2-3 hours per fair. The fair is held twice each year, in Oct. and Feb. during parent-teacher conference time frames.

Chairs- Krista Lind: [email protected] & Stacey Edward: [email protected]

Box Tops for Education and Store Promotions: Box Tops and Hy-Vee receipts are turned in by students and placed in a classroom box. At the end of each month, volunteers collect and prepare them for mailing (can be done from home). New this year we are adding Amazon Smile to our promotions. Much like the Target promotion, PTO earns 0.5% each time you shop online with your Amazon account. More information to come.

Chair- Stephanie Hughes: [email protected]

Carnival: Aldrich PTO’s primary fundraiser held on Friday, September 30, 2016 from 5:30-8pm. Volunteers assist in the set-up, staffing, tear-down and management of the carnival, including food and game ticket sales, volunteer scheduling, sponsorships, prize redemption and silent auction. Committee volunteer commitments range from 1½ hour shifts on the day of the carnival to planning/leadership opportunities from April thru September.

Chairs- Jenn Johnson: [email protected] & Krista Lind: [email protected]
We are in need of a chair person to shadow for the 2017/18 and Carnival! If you would be interested in this fun and exciting opportunity, contact Jenn or Krista.

Conference Hospitality-committee members provide and solicit donations of snacks and meals for the staffduring parent-teacher conferences held in Oct. and Feb each year.

Chair-Jennifer Maguire: [email protected]

Fifth Grade Farewell, usually held at Mahoney State Park, is an event filled with educational and fun activities, games, miniature golf and hikes, culminating in a video to celebrate the achievements of our Fifth Grade students. Volunteer opportunities range from serving on the planning committee in January to participation on the day of the event in May.

Chairs- Sherri Obrecht: [email protected],Janet Thayer: [email protected], Shannon Roman: [email protected], Erin Kampschneider: [email protected] & Courtney Holiday: [email protected]

Lunch Room & Media Center:
Lunch Room: Volunteers assist lunchroom staff and students each day during the lunch periods from 11:15am-1:00pm, on a rotating basis each month.
Media Center: Volunteers assist library staff with book re-shelving on a daily basis.

Chairs- Symbol Cortez: [email protected] & Marla Ashe

Olympic Day: Volunteers assist in a “field day-like” celebration where all the students wear their Olympic Day shirts and promote our International Baccalaureate attitudes and profiles during an all-day, school-wide event filled with opening & closing ceremonies, outdoor athletic challenges, international games and global learning opportunities. Many family volunteers are needed to make this event special for our students. Morning and/or afternoon shifts are available. Olympic Day is Friday, May 12, 2017

Chairs- Chasitie Vander Plaats: [email protected] & Christy Ulrich

Creative Arts Committee: Work with our Media Specialist and Art Teacher to coordinate volunteers and help organize the annual Edible Book Festival and All School Art Show.

Chairs-Symbol Cortez:[email protected] & Courtney Holiday: [email protected]

Room Parent: Volunteers are needed to plan and execute all holiday parties in the classroom, coordinate our holiday & end-of- year gifts, help during teacher appreciation lunches and are encouraged to take/submit classroom snapshots for the yearbook.

Chair- Jackie Bergmann: [email protected]

Scholarship Committee: Volunteers will review scholarship applications in January and choose a former Aldrich student graduating from high school to be the recipient of our $1,500 scholarship. The scholarship winner is announced at Olympic Day.

Chair-Janet Thayer: [email protected]
*We are in need of a chair person to shadow this year and head this committee for the 2017/18 year. If you
are interested in this rewarding opportunity, please contact Janet.

School Decorations: Volunteers assist in mounting the outside decorations on the school seasonally throughout the year and decorating the inside/outside for the first day of school and Olympic Day. The PTO budget provides the decorations and new ideas are always welcome!

Chair-Shannon Roman: [email protected]

Silver Graphics: Students create artwork that is transferred onto a variety of items available for purchase.The committee distributes materials to students/families, collects artwork, places orders and delivers the final products to the students.

Chair-Michelle Hepfner
*We are in need of a chair person to shadow this year and head this committee for the 2017/18 year. If you are interested in this creative opportunity, please contact a PTO Member.

Staff Appreciation: Committee members recognize the dedication of our wonderful teachers and staff. Events, activities, a special staff luncheon and gifts are scheduled during one week in March to make the entire Aldrich staff feel proud to be a part of our special community. Committee members begin planning for this week in December and execute in March.

Chairs- Jaime Carmichael: [email protected] & Symbol Cortez: [email protected]

Walking Club: Volunteers walk with the club, punch mile cards, distribute ‘toe tags’, display the students’ progress charts and plan the year-end Walking Club breakfast in May. Volunteers work whenever available daily throughout the year.

Chair-Jane Lowes: [email protected]

Yearbook: Committee members take photos, upload photos to the yearbook website, compile the photographic journal for the school year, help with layout/production and distribute the yearbooks in May.

Chairs- Erin Kampschneider: [email protected] & Gretchen Baijnauth
*Yearbook is in need of a chair person/persons to head this committee for the 2017/18 year. If you are
interested in this creative and rewarding opportunity, please contact Erin or Gretchen.