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Braeside PTO Committees

Book Fair
Chair:   Sarah Nielsen / Sarah Waters / Christine Alex

Book Fair is a Fall event that raises money for the IMC.  The Book Fair Committee works with the school's librarian to coordinate volunteers and assist with event logistics such as set-up/break-down and event staffing. The committee also takes responsibilty for coordinating the Lunch with a Loved One, Dad's & Donuts and StoryTime with Teacher events which run in conjunction with the Fair.

Box Tops for Education
Chair:   Rachel Schreider

The Box Tops committee coordinates the collection of "box tops" and manages enrollment in the Box Tops for Education program which donates money to Braeside, based on purchases made by Bobcat families.

Braeside Beautification
Chair:   Sarah Horowitz

The Braeside Beautification team works with members of the school's staff to beautify and maintain Braeside‘s historic building and grounds.

Braeside Birthdays!
Chair:   Agi Semrad

Braeside is helping celebrate its students' birthdays! Families can "rent" Happy Birthday yard signs to be set up the night before a student's birthday and collected the following day.

Please join this Committee to help our kids celebrate! By joining, you will be added to a volunteer pool. Volunteers will be asked (at least 2 weeks in advance) their availability to help with signage. Click here to join the Committee.

Braeside Bucks
Chair:   Stephanie Fick

Braeside Bucks is a fundraising program that allows Bobcat families to purchase retail gift cards through a third party (Great Lakes Scrip Center) which obtains the cards at a discounted rate and passes the dollars saved back to the PTO.  The Bucks committee coordinates, publicizes, and manages this program and the relationship with GLSC.  

Braeside Running Club and District 112 Fun(d) Run
Chair:   Open. If interested please contact Sarah Nielsen at s_stump@hotmail.com
Braeside Running Club is a free, parent run recess grogram that encourages students to run or walk around the playground and measure their distance and progress from week to week. This committee manages the club and also supports the District 112's Fun(d) Run.


Class Pictures
Chair:   Sarah Horowitz

This committee organizes the school's annual picture day, photo retake day and 5th grade class pictures. Volunteers work with the professionals contracted through the school district.  Dates are set by principal.

Community Service
Chair:   Janea Harris / Monica Fernandez

Members of the Community Service Committee work to empower and support students as they learn and develop skills that are essential in successfully completing service projects that positively impact the greater community.



Field Days
Chair:   Kirk Moore / Amanda Wood

Field Days is an end of year celebration filled with class competitions, games, fun and a family picnic.  Volunteers on this committee work with the P.E. staff in coordinating the day's activities as well as securing Field Day T-Shirts and supplies and organizing / managing vendors and volunteers.

Fifth Grade Promotion
Chair:   Christine Alex / Sarah Waters

This committee is comprised of 5th grade parents and takes responsibility for all Fifth Grade Promotion activities including a celebration lunch, fundraising for the class gift, Fifth Grade Promotion t-shirts and end of the year party. 

Food Days
Chair:   Kirk Moore

Food Days is a fundraising program that offers Bobcat families the opportunity to order lunches through local vendors and then distributes those lunches to students on a daily basis. "Food Day Captains" organize and manage parent volunteers to work the lunch shifts Monday through Friday / 11:30am - 12:30pm. Volunteers are assigned their work days at the beginning of the semester and should indicate which days work best with their schedule when signing up.

Green Team / Sustainability
Chair:   Sharone Marck, Philippa Djemal

The Green Team works with students and staff on environmentally focused projects within the school setting including the Lunchroom Compost Project and events/activities surrounding Earth Day.

Chair:   Brooke Kauf / Hope Firsel

Along with welcoming new families to the Braeside community throughout the year, the Hospitality Committee organizes the start of school Newcomers Tea and the Spring Teacher Appreciation Week and Staff Luncheon .  Volunteers also keep the staff cooler supplied and stocked and provide lunch and refreshments for teachers during fall/spring conferences. 

Library Liaisons
Chair:   Cara Hoffberg / Phillipa Djemal

Library Liaisons assist  the librarian with checking out/in books and other library related activities.

MLK Day of Service
Chair:   Lindsey Gladstone / Carrie Newman

In recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, this parent run committee provides assistance and support to the WE School students and the Character Crusaders in the organization of a community related service project and activities surrounding the MLK Day of Service.

Room Parent
Chair:   Agi Semrad / Sofia Konstantinou

Room Parents are a group of volunteers working specifically to support their child's homeroom teacher. Room Parent responsibities include organizing both the Halloween and Valentine's Day classroom parties, promoting and gathering classroom support for Braeside activities as well as collecting money for, and organizing, holiday and end of the year gifts.  Room Parents are selected at the beginning of each school year.

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School Supplies
Chair:   Cara Hoffberg / Stephanie Maletsky

This committee oversees all things related to student school supplies including managing a relationship with the school's chosen supplier and the coordination of a Spring meeting with the  principal and staff to determine inventory.  Volunteers will also publicize and execute the sale of items on line, provide support to families that wish to purchase supplies independantly and organize class room distribution in the Fall.

Skate Night
Chair:   Open. If interested please contact Sarah Nielsen at s_stump@hotmail.com

Skate Night is an annual Braeside favorite that takes place at Centennial Ice Arena each January.  Committee members are responsible for the organization of the event including management of vendors, volunteers, refreshments, raffles, ticket sales and publicity.

Spirit Wear
Chair:   Brooke Palmer / Kristi Forehand

The Spirit Wear committee is responsible for sales and distribution of Bobcat themed/logoed apparel, school supplies and gifts on the web and at PTO sponsored events. 

Square 1 Art
Chair:   Kirk Moore / Carly Jones

In coordination with the school's art teacher, Square 1 Art is a fundraising project in which students create original peices of art that can then be turned in to keepsake items and gifts made available for purchase to Braeside families and friends.

Used Book Sale
Chair:   Jeri Henoch / Nicole Carrow

This committee is responsible for the collection of books and DVDs to be sold at the Annual Used Book Fair.  Volunteers also assist with event set-up/breakdown, publicity and staffing.

Chair:   Jessica Tipsecu

The Yearbook Committee oversees the production of the annual yearbook and is responsible for taking/collecting appropriate photos as well as working with the school's yearbook vendor to format photos and copy in to a final product.  



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