The following is a brief explanation of the various Primary and Elementary School PTO Committees.   Parent volunteers chair and run all program committees. For further information on a particular committee, please call or email the chairperson for this school year.


VOLUNTEER

Please contact the IH PTO ES or PS Director for more information on Elementary & Primary School PTO Programs:

ES Director
JAIME GOLDSTEIN
(617) 216-6886
ihpto.es.director@gmail.comPS Director
KELLIE LANPHEAR
(270) 991-1524
ihpto.ps.director@gmail.com


PRIMARY & ELEMENTARY

Art Show:  This is a showcase of artwork in each school held during winter and spring by grade level, grades K-5. Volunteers assist the art teachers in displaying art work.

Book Fair:  During fall parent/teacher conferences in November, students and parents are given the opportunity to buy books.  Proceeds from the sale are used to benefit the media center.  Volunteers staff the display tables, and assist the children with their selections.

Book Store:  The Book Store at the Elementary School is available to students prior to the opening of school for the purchase of basic school supplies.  A list of items and prices is sent home with the teacher assignment packet.  After the start of school, the Elementary School store will post hours on the door. Volunteers sell the supplies. Chair: Crystal Fenster.

Cafeteria/Playground Program:  Volunteers assist the Lunchroom Monitor at the Primary and Elementary School in helping children with their meals.  Parents also assist with supervisions at the playground.

Grade Five Celebration:  This is an afternoon of fun recognizing the transition of fifth graders from Elementary to Middle School.  The event takes place in early June. Volunteers will assist in making this event special.
Chair: Erin Starkey. Date: May 23, 2018.

Grade Five Spirit Wear:  T-Shirts are made especially for the fifth grade class. These shirts can be purchased at cost.  Volunteers obtain and sell the shirts.

Grounds Beautification:  School landscaping needs are planned and implemented with local professionals.  Volunteers work with the principals and grounds crew in designing and maintaining landscaping.

PS/ES Holiday Market:  Teaching our children about the joy of giving. While parents relax and enjoy free refreshments with friends old and new, your children will shop with an “Elf” helper in a safe, friendly environment. They can choose from a wide range of inexpensive gifts ($0.40 – $15) for Moms and Dads, Grandmas and Grandpas, Brothers and Sisters, Aunts and Uncles, Teachers, Babysitters, and even Pets. It’s the perfect opportunity to teach your children about working with a budget.  LEARN MORE HERE…

 Holiday Market Information

International Fair:  A fair which celebrates countries around the world held on November 19 at the Primary School. (This program rotates annually between PS and ES).  Volunteers serve as guides to their native countries with costumes and activities.

Pioneer Days:  Fourth grade students receive hands-on knowledge of pioneer life via candle making, woodcarving, quilt making, cooking, etc. Volunteers assist the students with these activities.  The event takes place at Livingston Lodge.  2014 Pioneer Day Video

Fourth Grade Publishing Workshop:  Parents help students and teachers bind student-created books.

Room Parents:  Room Parents help coordinate and staff parties, field trips, and other classroom events in their child’s classroom.  Room Parents are assigned just before school starts.

Spotlight Variety Show:  This stage event showcases the talents of interested students in Grades K-5.  Volunteers help stage and produce the show, sell tickets, provide refreshments, and generally assist the Director in whatever ways are needed. The show takes place in January.  LEARN MORE HERE . . . Spotlight K-5 Variety Show

Spring Fling:  This is a family festival held in the spring.  It offers games, food, entertainment, craft show, haunted house and all sorts of prizes.  Volunteers are needed to staff all games, bake and/or sell food, decorate, etc.  LEARN MORE HERE… Spring Fling Information

Vision Screenings:  Volunteers to help with First Grade Vision Screenings.  Usually in September, every first grade student will have a vision screening.  There is a morning session (~8:45-11:00) and an afternoon session (~12:45-3:00).   Volunteers attend a brief instruction session during the first 15 minutes of each session.  This is a really fun way to interact with the first grade students, please consider volunteering a couple of hours of your time!