pto positions

Co-President (Two Volunteers) Tara Campagna Lawler and Kristen Vernaglia
Develop agenda and obtain outside speakers for monthly PTO meetings. Represent the PTO at district meetings. Solicit volunteers for PTO board, committees and other events as needed. Develop and maintain a responsible and balanced budget. Coordinate activities of the PTO in general.

Secretary (One Volunteer) Andrea Robin
Take minutes at monthly PTO meetings. Type up minutes and copy to bring to next meeting.

Treasurer (One Volunteer) Jennifer McCole Khodush
Collect and deposit PTO funds. Upload all information into Quickbooks. Balance monthly bank statements. Present monthly financial report at PTO meetings. Pay bills. Reimburse individuals for submitted expenses. Provide Petty Cash for PTO events. Record due payments by grade level.

We delegate!

The PTO board cannot function without a team of volunteers. Our school community has a wealth of engaged parents, all of whom have the education of all the students at Colonial Park at heart. If you want to get involved, please get in touch! We always need more help! (Check out our open positions below!)


Box Tops for Education (One Volunteer) Katie Hahesy
Chair is responsible for collecting and mailing Boxtops twice a year for redemption, distributing information to families about the program and communicating the amount brought in.

Specials Coordinator (One Volunteer) Alison French

Our students and teachers really benefit from extra help during specials. Please contact Alison French to volunteer for Art, Library or Computers. You can help with your own child’s class or any class that fits with your schedule.

  • Art: Help Mrs. P assist students in art class (set up, distribute supplies, clean up etc)

  • Computers: Help students with logins etc

  • Library: Help Mrs. LeDonne with checking out students, reshelving books, etc.

Book Fair Coordinators (Two Volunteers) Alyssa Frasca and Sandra Correia
Our school partners with Fantastic Book Fairs (The Book Oasis) twice a year for book fairs. This position involves coordinating with Fantastic Book Fairs, setting up the fair in the school library, organizing staffing and volunteers to help classes with purchases during the fair, break down the fair.

Grant Writer (One Volunteer) Megan Samborski

Important source of funding for enrichments, buses, etc.

Website Administrator (One Volunteer) Elizabeth Benbow

Maintain Colonial Park PTO website and event calendar.

Community Outreach Coordinator (One Volunteer) Gina Anderson

Our school likes to give back to our community. Initiatives include Coats for Kids drive, spirit days (collecting donations for local non-profits such as Helping Our Troops), walk-to-school days…

PR Coordinator (One Volunteer) Joan Robblee

Take photos of school events, share stories with local newspapers etc.

Open Positions

Classroom Enrichment Coordinator (One Volunteer)

School-Wide Enrichment Coordinator (One Volunteer)

Restaurant Partnerships (One Volunteer)

Early-Release Day Event Coordinator (One Volunteer)

Event Committees (formed close to events)

  • Halloween Party Committee (First and Second Grade Parents)

  • Pasta Night (Third and Fourth Grade Parents)

  • Ice Cream Social (Preschool and Kindergarten Parents)


Can’t commit that much time? There are plenty more opportunities to volunteer!

Throughout the year, the PTO organizes events that need parent volunteers in order to be successful. We will be sending out SignUp Genius links for events like:

  • Halloween Party, Pasta Night and the Ice Cream Social

  • Field Day volunteers

  • Food and drink donations for Teacher Appreciation Week

  • Dr Seuss Week (help with crafts in the library)

  • Open to suggestions! For example, parents are encouraged to bring fundraising ideas forward for consideration at PTO meetings. If approved, you are invited to spearhead the initiative (e.g. ordering sandwich bags, personalized gear, etc)

Remember, if you plan to volunteer in the school you must complete a CORI form in the school office first.

Room Parents

Room parents serve as a vital liaison between families, teachers, and the PTO. Duties vary depending on a teacher’s needs but generally involve helping families communicate with their teacher, helping facilitate classroom activities/crafts if desired, helping to coordinate donations if a classroom is short of supplies, etc.

Room Parents 2018-19



Mrs. Levine: Jessica Gerke, Kathleen Makela

Ms. Shooshanian: Kim Spahio, Ryan Tollefson, Jenn Khodush


First Grade

Mrs. Corso: Andrea Robin, Kelly Nutting

Ms. Surabian: Julie Morando, Nicole Taranto, Lisa Scire


Second Grade

Ms. Heisey: Julie Driscoll, Nicole Robinson, Janet Dotolo

Mrs. Verity: Gina Anderson, John Hanright


Third Grade

Mrs. Crowley: Sandra Correia, Alyssa Frasca, Rina LoGrasso

Ms. Donovan: Sue Max, Chrissy Auriemma, Cristina Palumbo


Fourth Grade

Mr. Bailey: Suzanne Seabury, Jenny Quigley

Ms. Howe: Nicole Taranto, Joan Robblee


Ms. Lennon AM: Kathleen Makela, Kim Jayasingke

Ms. Lennon PM: Amy Quinn, Caitlyn  Bowdidge

Ms. Gallagher: Ryan Tollefson