Artist in Residence
Adrianne Wolkenberg & Maura Matthews – Coordinate search and hiring of artist to work with students during school hours. Committee members will help to implement the identified program, consult with school staff and arrange for volunteers to assist students during program.
Author Illustrator Programs
Tracy Diehl – Committee assists librarians in planning activities associated with a selected visiting author/illustrator at Enfield and Erdenheim. The Committee handles advertising and book sales. Potential to plan and coordinate an evening activity at Enfield prior to visit.
Susan Lee & Karen McGlinchey (Erdenheim), Jen Kriska & Kristin Wilson (Enfield) – Fall and Spring Book Fairs need volunteers to plan and organize these events. If you want to work the fairs, help children select books for a wish list, help sell merchandise and organize displays, sign-up geniuses will be utilized in October and February to schedule the many day and evening shifts involved.
Alyssa Cherok – Committee promotes Box Tops for Education program which helps earn free money for our schools. Volunteers will advertise program, distribute fliers, plan box tops collection activities, collect and collate box tapes and maintain collection receptacles in school buildings. Check out our main page for more information.
Ken Ferguson – Our largest event of the year, acting as both a fundraiser and fun event, this K-5 community function requires hundreds of volunteers. Committee members will help organize, plan and coordinate event. Areas include, games, prizes, food, crafts, entertainment, publicity and more. This is truly an amazing institution at the schools, and tremendous fun.
Color Day (Enfield & Erdenheim)
Rebecca De Pasquale & Mike McCusker – The Blue v. the Steel is an annual tradition where the kids at Enfield are divided into teams and play games they have practiced in PE throughout the year. They also participate in other fun activities (bubbles, sponge relay etc) throughout the morning of this field day. The children love this playfully competitive and fun-filled event. Committee works with PE teacher to coordinate games, sets up and tears down the field, and coordinates and manages the volunteer effort necessary to staff all the games.
Committee of Families with Special Needs
Will establish longer term relationships between our schools and the community, and ongoing service opportunities for our students. The goal will be the adoption of particular organizations by some sub-unit of the school (school, grade, class etc.), allowing the students to work in an ongoing and meaningful way throughout the year with that organization. Tasks may include coordination with teachers and community organizations, publicity, school advertising, collection/delivery of donations, and more.
Michele Fields – Committee creates, sells and distributes Family Directory for the Elementary Schools with assistance from school staff and administration.
Family Fun Nights
Coleen Covington – This Committee plans, organizes and implements fun events across both elementary schools that provide opportunities for full family interaction.
Fifth Grade Committee Chair
Sharlyn Price – Coordinates with classroom parents on Fifth Grade events, especially important with end of school year activities.
Nicole Solis – Identify and present new fund raising opporutnities. In addition, assist with existing fundraising programs including: Square One Art, Mixed Bags and Kids Stuff Coupon Books and various other fundraisers. This includes administrative support counting, sorting or entering orders, collecting artwork and orders, displaying samples and/or distributing orders.
Melissa Brookes – This Committee works with both schools to provide aesthetically pleasing plantings for both schools and to maintain their health. Work may include garden maintenance, coordination with teachers and others for co-purposed educational plantings, etc.
This committee will work together to plan and run the Harlem Wizards Fundraiser which has become an EEHSP Fall tradition. There is a lot of behind the scenes work that needs to be done as well as a lot of volunteer support that is needed during the actual event. Can be combined with the Fall Food Truck Fest as well (depending on volunteer support.)
Kids Stuff Books
Heather Herring – This committee is responsible for communicationg the Kids Stuff Book fundraiser information to families, distributing order forms, collecting payment and distributing orders.
Susan Lee – Mini-grants support educational programing that may not be financially supported by school district funding. This committee reviews applications to award funding to professional staff for projects that enhance their lesson planning, and promotes Mini-Grants to teaching staff to facilitate the use of mini-grants.
Sandy Lory – Committee creates periodic newsletter advertising EEHSP sponsored events and activities, and updating families on information of interest.
Jen Kriska – Help organize and implement short term community service projects which may include Holiday Community gift program, food drives, etc. Tasks may include community publicity, school advertising, collection/delivery of donations, and more.
New Elementary Playground Fundraising Committee
This Committee is responsible for inspecting and making recommended improvements to the playground (repainting lines etc.) and its associated equipment. As necessary, purchase and update recess toys, balls and games for use with recess classes. Work with school staff to determine what is needed. Assist in special fundraising events for the Playground fund of the new K-2 Elementary school.
Publishing Center (3rd Grade)
Jen Sandberg & Megan O’Neill – Volunteers work with Erdenheim Reading Specialist to oversee manuscript production and assembly of hard cover books authored and illustrated by students in 3rd grade. Committee volunteers help plan an evening reception, held in late spring, to honor Erdenheim’s Young Authors. Volunteers from all grades are helpful, and educational for those parents.
Julie Hontz & Melissa O’Donnell – Committee coordinates sale events, either through order forms or at EEHSP activities. Volunteers will help sell at events, process orders and advertise.
Square 1 Art
Betsy Cooper – This committee is responsible for coordinating the Square One Art Fundraiser with the Art teachers and schools and vendor, as well as collecting and distributing the orders from the parents.
Staples School Supply Kits
Lindsay Thudium & Melissa O’Donnell – This committee is responsible for the creation and distribution of the Classroom School Supply Kits that parents have the option of ordering each spring. Work on this committee starts in February and concludes once all the kits are delivered to the classrooms before the beginning of the school year.
Anne Goodman – The EEHSP Green Team is a school-wide effort to provide educational information on “green” issues and to integrate “green” principles into school-sponsored events and classroom curriculum. The Green Team’s goal is to inspire all members of our school community to want to take care of the planet. Three Focus Areas: Reducing Waste, Education, and Grounds & Greening.
Julie Bishop & Joshua Torrisi – Volunteers will help with direction, auditions, music and lightening, rehearsals, etc. for K-5 show which spans 2 separate evenings in February.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Jenn Klein & Jamie Young – Committee plans event and activities honoring teachers and staff at both schools and administration. Activities may include a luncheon, favors/gifts, cards from children, etc.