PTA Committees and Chairs

 

 

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 through MySchoolAnywhere.

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.

  • Meredith Turner
  • Erin Lanier
  • Nesi Andrews
  • Kourtney Cyrus

Author Visits… Coordinate with the HCE Librarian on all author visits.

  • Jenn Moss

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.

  • Deneige Dooley

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.

  • Amy Boquist
  • Vicky Donnelly
  • Teri Gordon

Buddy Family Program… Hunters Creek has a buddy system in which new families are matched with returning families, ideally with children in the same grade(s). The role of the buddy family is to welcome the new family to the school and answer any questions. The buddy system also strives to provide the new students and parents with an opportunity to meet other Hunters Creek families before school starts.

  • TBD

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

  • Andrea Mueller

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.

  • Kelly Murphy

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.

  • Katrina Stephenson

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

  • Alicia Kimmel
  • Robin Canterbury

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.

  • Ann Staley
  • Emily Voorhees

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.

  • Kim Conrad
  • Deneige Dooley
  • Laura Genung
  • Carrye Krouse
  • Sarah Weekley

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

  • Kelly Murphy
  • Kendle Dardis

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.

  • Jewell Dillard
  • Jessica Marin
  • Melissa Germany

Grounds & Facilities Maintenance

  • TBD

GT Parent Advisory Committee Rep

  • Lorena Guilanshah

Halloween Party… 

  • Olivia Wolcott
  • Cherish Bradshaw

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.

  • Stephanie Nini
  • Victoria Donnelly
  • Amy Boquist
  • Carrye Krouse

Healthy Lifestyles

  • Niki D’Agostino
  • Keri Wagner
  • Laura Zehl

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.

  • Kendle Dardis

Hospitality Chair/ Teacher Appreciation Lunches… Includes luncheon at beginning of the school year to welcome the staff and PTA chairs (on the Friday before school starts), refreshments at monthly PTA meetings, and flowers for September and May meetings which are held in the homes of HCE families. Also includes teacher appreciation lunches several times during the year.

  • Jill Oliver
  • Katrina Hudson

Legislative Chair

  • Denise Campbell

Library

  • Natasha Balette

Lifetime Membership… Coordinates the Lifetime Membership awards given to outstanding volunteers at HCE. These awards are presented at the May PTA meeting.

  • Kim Conrad

Lunch with Heroes/Special Lunches… Coordinates the annual Lunch with Heroes – remembering 9/11 and honoring our local heroes. Grandparent’s day will also be celebrated this year by a special lunch event.

  • Jill Bell – Lunch with Heroes
  • Komal Stoerr- Lunch with Heroes
  • Katie Clark
  • Meaghan Conrad
  • Suzy Peeples

Marquee… Maintains the marquee on the HCE campus.

  • Chad Sparks – Chair
  • Saul Ben-Yaacov
  • Katie Bennett

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

  • Ashley Baskin

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

  • Jill Bell
  • Leslie Parkan
  • Katie Bennett

Front Office Volunteers… The school office relies on the assistance of parent volunteers. Office volunteers generally work a 2 ½ hour shift once a month.

  • Danielle Ryan

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.  A shift may take ten minutes or two hours, but what a great way to volunteer and help our teachers!

  • Kelly Siblik

Parent Education Coordinator… Set up parent education seminars. Subjects have included: child rearing, computer safety, nutrition and de-stressing.

  • Sarah Eixmann

Parent Tutors… Coordinates the parent volunteers for assisting with tutoring for students at HCE.

  • TBD

Planning Committee… This PTA committee is made up of the chairman, the principal, and parents who have been invited to serve. The purpose of this committee is to investigate, review and prioritize the needs of our school so that funds raised by the PTA in excess of the budget are spent wisely, timely and consistently with the goals of the school. Any parent or teacher is welcome to research an idea and request funds from the Planning Committee. Recommendations of the Committee are presented to the General Membership of the PTA for a vote.

  • Kelly Siblik – Chair
  • Robye Snyder- Principal
  • Deanna Ratnala – Asst. Principal
  • Jennifer Daly
  • Jeff Lanier
  • Hilary Scarbrough
  • Deanna Retnala
  • April Eschweiler
  • Robye Snyder
  • Niki D’Agostino
  • Emily Voorhees
  • Kim Dang
  • Kristi Thibaut

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

  • TBD

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

  • Rebates – Ann Staley
  • Spirit Nights – TBD

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.

  • Jill Oliver
  • Brooke Zarr

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.

  • Lorena Guilanshah

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

Safety

  • Mary Jo Harp

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.

  • Niki D’Agostino
  • Keri Wagner

School Supplies… Coordinates the ordering of school supplies by grade level. Gathers school supply lists from grade level team leaders, arranges the ordering of the supply packets and pre-sells the supplies in the spring prior to the next school year. Also sells the packets to new families at the start of school.

  • Robyn Canterbury
  • 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.

  • TBD ldham

Sister School Liaison/Sister School Fun Run…

  • Jennifer Steeg
  • Susan Zarich

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

  • Ashley Goforth
  • Paige Green
  • Kendle Dardis – Brick Garden
  • April Peavy – School Spirit Shirt

Spelling Bee… 3rd – 5th graders compete in classroom bees in December. The top two spellers from each classroom bee advance to the school-wide bee, which takes place in January. Winners of the school-wide bee advance to the district-level bee.

  • Angie Murray
  • Beth Silsby
  • Natalie Castallenos

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.

  • Meg Randolph
  • Caroline Hawkins

Summer Reading/Book Exchange… This program encourages students to read over the summer. The program provides one book to every student at HCE at end of year, including 5th grade students and certificates in the beginning of the school year when the reading logs are turned in.

  • Tracey Faulkner

Talent Show

  • Jan Ingersoll

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.

  • Farrell Saunders

Volunteer Records… Records volunteer hours and submits it to SBISD for volunteer monetary contributions.

  • Kelly Siblik

Winds of Time (WOT)… Winds of Time focuses on the study of ancient history and is incorporated into the curriculum at all grade levels for three weeks. It culminates in a highly colorful school-wide parade on the last Friday of May.

  • Elizabeth Womble
  • Claire Johnson
  • Chad Sparks

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

  • Katherine Strange
  • Jen Moss – PTA Store

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