PTA Committees and Chairs

 

 

2019-2020
HCE PTA COMMITTEES AND CHAIRS

It takes a village! Thank to you the volunteers below for chairing events at Hunters Creek. For more information on any of the events below or to volunteer, click on the links below or visit our Volunteer page. If you are interested in helping with any of these events, please email any of the chairmen associated with the event. Email addresses can found using the school directory (free with a PTA Membership) or by clicking HERE.

AuctionCome join the Hunters Creek faculty, staff and parents at this year’s auction. The auction is the school’s primary fundraiser. It will include a live auction featuring grade projects, a silent auction, class projects, dinner and dancing.

  • Kim Thom (Chair)
  • Andrea Kewekordes
  • Teri Gordon

Beginning Bonanza… On the first day of school, the committee hosts the “Beginning Bonanza,” a volunteer fair at which parents can sign up for various school activities and PTA committees for the year.

  • Selina Stanford

Book Fair… The Book Fair is a great way to contribute to our library, to add to your personal library shelves, and to find gifts.

  • Shannon Werme
  • Teri Gordon
  • Lindsay McConn

Cultural Arts… Throughout the year, students receive enrichment through presentations given by various groups from our culturally rich city.

  • Catherine Fox

D.A.R.E… A police officer from Memorial Villages Police Department teaches this drug prevention program to 5th graders. At the end of the course, students have D.A.R.E. graduation and receive certificates of completion.

  • Kendle Dardis

Directory – Ads… Sells ads to both parents and new/old businesses. Also, meets with printer and data chairs, provides ad layout for directory, and delivers directories to advertisers.

  • Ashley Landers

Directory – Data…  Collects family data from MySchoolAnywhere to be printed in the school-wide directory. Responsible for printing and distribution of directories.

  • Mary Beth Storms

Family Fair… A fun-filled afternoon for the whole family with games, food, treat walk, photo booth, silly string, confetti eggs, and much more.

  • Niki D’Agostino (Chair)
  • Keri Wagner
  • Brooke Zarr

Field Day… Students participate in a variety of athletic activities and earn ribbons for completing each activity. This event is held during the school day.

  • Kourtney Cyrus
  • Caroline Hawkins

Fifth Grade Celebration… Multiple events for 5th grade: field trip, end of school party, video, memory book and t-shirts. The 5th grade class also donates a gift to HCE.

  • Kristi Thibaut/Leslie Cornett Middleton (Chairs)
  • Caroline Hawkins

Fifth Grade Track Meet… Coordinate the 5th grade track meet.

  • Kim Hohman

Financial Reconciliation Committee… This committee is comprised of three current PTA members, approved by the Executive Committee. They are charged with reconciling the PTA financial records from the previous school year, and reporting their findings to the general PTA. This audit takes place during the month of July.

  • Kelly Adams

Front Office Volunteers & Volunteer Records… The school office relies on the assistance of parent volunteers. Office volunteers generally work a 2 ½ hour shift once a month.  Also, records volunteer hours and submits it to SBISD for volunteer monetary contributions.

  • Danielle Ryan

Gallery Night/Student Displays… Setting up art and student work display in the hallway and cafeteria. Assists the Art Teacher in setting up Gallery Night.

  • Marci Lane
  • Ashley Goforth

Grounds & Facilities Maintenance

  • TBD

GT Parent Advisory Committee Rep Is the HCE liaison with the SBISD’s Office of Advanced Academic Affairs (AAS).

  • Julia Bernard

Halloween Party… 

  • Danielle Ryan

Hands on Science (HOS)… Students in 4th & 5th grades receive enrichment in their science classes through hands on experiences in physical science, anatomy, physiology, and dissection. Parent volunteers assist students.

  • Paige Green
  • Meredith Turner

Healthy Lifestyles

  • Laura Zehl
  • Marci Lane
  • Sarah McAnelly

HCE Annual Fund… The Write-a-Check Campaign generates income for the HCE PTA. Funds raised support our programs, supplemental teacher salaries and other PTA expenses.

  • Shannon Werme (Chair)

Legislative Advocate

  • TBD

Library… Coordinates the Library volunteers to help students in the library throughout the year. Also, assist our librarian, Lisa Stultz, with various projects as needed (for example:  Author visits, summer book exchange)

  • Tricia Henry

Lunch with Heroes/Special Lunches… Coordinates the annual Lunch with Heroes – remembering 9/11 and honoring our local heroes.

  • Jill Bell (Chair)
  • Amy Polidori

Marquee… Maintains the marquee on the HCE campus.

  • Erin Lanier (chair)
  • Caroline Hawkins
  • Marci Lane

Newsletter Editors… Publishes the newsletter every week for distribution to the HCE community.

  • Leslie Parkan (Chair)
  • Katie Bennett
  • Amy Polidori

PTA Lifetime Membership… Coordinates the Lifetime Membership awards given to outstanding volunteers at HCE. These awards are presented at the May PTA meeting.  (Must be a PTA Lifetime Award recipient)

  • Nan Chandler

PTA Membership… All parents are encouraged to join the PTA. Chair will oversee the membership campaign during the school year.  Membership includes dues for the local PTA, as well as state and national congresses. Our Goal: 100% participation at Hunters Creek Elementary!

  • Kelly Crystal

PTA Shed… Inventory items, coordinate clean out and oversees general shed maintenance

  • Shelley Moore

PTA Store & PTA Website… Update the HCE PTA website with PTA resources, forms, board information, and calendar information.

  • Katherine Strange – PTA Website
  • Danielle Ryan– PTA Store

Rebates/Spirit Nights Program… This program earns money for Hunters Creek through grocery store rebate programs, box tops for education, Spirit Nights, etc.

  • Kelly Crystal

Red Ribbon Week/ Drug Awareness… Each fall during this week, communities unite to educate children about the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol and show them the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. In conjunction with the school counselor, ribbons are hung around the school and programs are coordinated to increase awareness of the dangers of drugs. A small prize raffle is held each day.

  • Karen Hibbard

Reflections… Students may enter a cultural arts competition with original prose, photography, art or music compositions. A theme is given for the students to follow. The program starts in October.

  • Lindsay Henderson

Room Parent Chairs… Each class has a parent volunteer who is the liaison between the teacher and parents and assists the teacher with classroom activities (as needed). Responsibilities include creating a classroom roster and parent email list, obtaining parent volunteers for class parties and events, coordinating recognition of teacher birthdays, and communicating volunteer opportunities for events such as Family Fair and Winds of Time. Room parents are selected the first week of school from those parents who express interest by returning the room parent selection form.

  • Niki D’Agostino
  • Katrina Hudson

Safety/Dads on Campus…

  • Alex Mousoudakis

SBEF Liaison… Representative to Spring Branch Education Foundation. Attend SBEF meeting in September, Crystal Awards in February and coordinate Running for the Arts in May (with kick off lunch in March). All proceeds go to SBEF.

  • Sheri Gross

School Supplies… Coordinates the distribution of school supplies by grade level.

  • Marci Lane

Science Fair… This event encourages fourth and fifth grade students to think like young scientists. It culminates with a viewing by all the classes and an evening viewing by family and friends.

  • Carrye Krouse
  • Selena Stanford

Sister School Liaison…Organizes events throughout the school year for our sister school, Woodview Elementary.

  • Jennifer Steeg

Spirit Coordinator… Coordinate the online store sales of all HCE spirit items.

  • Brooke Marquart (Chair)
  • Meg Randolph
  • Nesi Andrews


Spelling Bee… 
3rd – 5th graders compete in classroom bees in October. The top speller from each classroom bee, plus a few additional top spellers from each grade, advance to the school-wide bee in December. Winners of the school-wide bee advance to the district-level bee in late January or early February.

  • Akilla Hameed (Chair)
  • Lynn Thompson
  • Yenelis Simeonidis

Talent Show…Coordinates the spring talent show.

  • Brooke Marquart
  • Selena Stanford

Teacher Appreciation Lunches… Plans teacher appreciation lunches several times a year.  Including a luncheon at beginning of the school year to welcome the staff and PTA chairs (on the Friday before school starts).

  • Sommer Blackburn
  • Sarah McAnelly

Teacher Basics and Beyond… These items are specially selected by the teachers and staff to enhance the curriculum at Hunters Creek and may include teaching materials for specific grade levels, health fitness, music and art.

  • Kelly Adams

Teacher Workroom Volunteers… Teachers rely on volunteers to help copy, laminate, cut and paste various worksheets and items for their classrooms and grade levels.  Please consider signing up for a regular shift once a month in our Teacher Workroom.  It’s a great way to volunteer and help our teachers!

  • Sally Dillee

Yearbook… The yearbook contains photos of individual students, class groups, school functions and PTA activities. The books will be delivered to the students in May. Yearbooks are not available for sale at the end of the school year, so order early. Yearbook printing deadlines are in November, January and March. Photo editing using photo software.

  • Nan Chandler