We have an exciting year to look forward to at Dommerich Elementary. It is with your support and participation that we are able to help provide our teachers and school the support and resources they need to help our students succeed in the classroom and beyond.
Thank you very much for all of our volunteers!
PTA Executive Board Committee
- President: Elise Breth,
- First Vice President: Janet Young,
- Second Vice President: Karen Verano, Principal,
- Past President: Allyson Williams,
- Treasurer: Erin Jozik,
- Assistant Treasurer/Membership: April Solley,
- Recording Secretary: Corinne Painter,
- Corresponding Secretary: Massie Wazenberg,
- Parliamentarian: Ashley Finfrock,
- Chair: Dawn Jennemann
- Description: Coordinates academic family fun nights. Provides support for faculty-led programs such as, Academic Teams, ScRAM, and DES Scientists.
- Co-Chairs: Kelly Wilhite, & Kim Sadowski, PTA Liaison
- Description: Facilitate the coordination of volunteer needs within the Dommerich community. Serve as a liaison between OCPS Community Resources and Dommerich school volunteers by assisting in the process of approving school volunteer applications and field trip chaperone applications. Attend OCPS ADDitions Coordinator training session, present faculty orientation during pre-planning faculty meeting, host volunteer orientation and volunteer appreciation week.
Beach Blanket BBQ
- Chair: Jennifer Clark
- Description: Spring Social Event. Secure event vendors for food and entertainment on our school field. Sell tickets if necessary.
Big Chiefs’ Night Out
- Chair: Erica Bates
- Description: Manage silent auction fundraiser. Secure donations of goods and services, package into baskets, manage auction bidding, payments and deliveries, and thank all donors.
Birthday Book Club
- Chair: Kiki Fissell
- Description: Recruit new members from student birthday list and coordinate donations, book selections, and WDES appearance with school media specialist to enhance library throughout the year. Committee includes the media specialist.
- Co-Chairs: Terra Carilli & Mandy Manly
- Description: Schedule, coordinate, and staff Book Fair week with Scholastic Books and media specialist. Promote week-long events, organize Grandparents Breakfast and Family Night. Committee members must be available on premises all week of the sale.
Box Tops for Education
- Co-Chairs: Amber Woodard & Kristen Dudczak
- Description: Promote the Box Tops for Education program. Collect box tops from teachers each month, September through April. Count, package and submit Box Tops to General Mills for rebate money.
- Program Details
- Chair: Jill Bosses
- Description: Coordinates a six-week afternoon session each semester in which students, parents, and teachers can be involved in extra-curricular activities.
Chiefs on the Run
- Co-Chairs: Rachel Mangan & Jennifer McGaffic
- Description: Plan, promote and execute annual 5K and 1-mile runs in Dommerich neighborhood as a community-building event. Secure sponsors and donors, order t-shirts, recruit volunteers, enroll runners and walkers, determine award winners, and manage on-site event with school staff and residents.
- Co-Chairs: Allison Story & Shaina DelVecchio
- Description: Work closely with School Employee Garden Committee Members, Lisa Rotenberger and Jason LeFebvre, to order and deliver all plants, seeds, and garden equipment needed throughout the school year. Help organize and manage the school’s composting program and schedule volunteers to assist in the lunchroom. Additionally committee members work in the garden as needed with planting, watering, weeding, fertilizing, and taking care of the compost bins. The committee also organizes volunteers to assist teachers with classroom gardening and implements educational gardening activities for the students and families.
Community Outreach Committee
- Chair: Katie DeGrace
- Description: Organize and promote community service events, drives, projects that reach and service the needs of families and teachers within our school. Works with the school CHILL Counselor, school nurse and other staff to identify students and/or families in need.
- Chair: Ashley Finfrock
- Description: Our BIG Fall Fundraiser! This committee will execute Dommerich’s Fundraiser and will be involved with and oversee the following areas:
- Determine fundraiser theme
- Marketing & Advertising (brochures, posters & banners)
- Logo Design
- Website/Database Management – upload student/teacher information and print reports
- Prizes – choose items based on possible fundraiser levels and distribution
- Pep Rally – write script, hire actors, obtain parent volunteers, determine music and props
- Open House video & Commercials – script writing and video taping
- Collect donations – must have executive committee commitment
- Finances – input daily collections, print reports and establish PayPal account
Fifth Grade Party
- Chair: Lise Davis
- Description: Plan, organize, and execute the fifth grade year-end party including food, decorations and entertainment. Create, prepare, and distribute fifth grade memory book and slide show including collection, shooting and organization of photographs for both projects. Create 5 minute video to reveal a unique “theme” to the students. Recruit volunteers as needed. A fourth grade parent serves on this committee in preparation for leading the committee the following year.
Fun Day / P.E. Support
- Chair: Tinamarie Schmidt
- Description: Organize and facilitate school-wide spring Fun Day with P.E. Department. Involves recruiting and organizing volunteers to run events. Help P.E. faculty plan and execute any additional field programs (i.e. Jump Rope for Heart).
Grants and Awards
- Chair: Stacy Wilde
- Description: Research available grants, submit applications and proposals that directly benefit our school.
- Chair: Jennifer Clark
- Description: Plan and organize the community fall festival. Secure all vendors for tables, tents, food, and games, coordinate volunteer needs, coordinate booth responsibilities with room representatives, promote to community and school, sell tickets, collect monies, and set up and clean up for event.
- Chair: April Solley
- Description: Recruit annual PTA memberships through various means (including, but not limited to: “stuff the folder” form, posters, information tables at Meet the Teacher and Open House, etc.). Keep records of members, issue membership cards, and complete appropriate membership awards applications. Chaired by Assistant Treasurer.
- Co-Chairs: Melanie Neilson & Soledad Perez
- Description: Responsible for overseeing the design, order, sales and distribution of all new DES merchandise and school spirit wear.
- Chair: Eliane Kohn
- Description: A spring fundraiser that gives 40% back to Dommerich through the purchase of their affordable bags, gifts, and accessories.
Partners in Education (PIE)
- Co-Chairs: Cynthia Story – PTA & Anne Workman – Dommerich,
- Description: The Partners in Education program connects businesses and schools from the same community to form a partnership of mutual support and encouragement. Each year, Dommerich’s PIE coordinator and the PTA PIE liaison(s) work together to foster and further develop these community relationships. The overall goal is to determine three ways that the business can assist Dommerich and, in turn, three ways that our school also can support this local business.
- Program Details
- Co-Chairs: Julia Stewart
- Description: Responsible for creating and distributing a weekly bulletin that is emailed to all PTA members. This newsletter contains important school and PTA information that helps keep our membership up-to-date on all the wonderful activities, events and programs taking place at Dommerich Elementary.
- Co-Chairs: Amy Wenger & Marion Bakimitsou
- Description: Appoint, organize, and coordinate classroom representatives and a grade-level chairperson per grade to assist classroom teachers with educational activities and parties. Oversee representatives’ activities; meet with grade chairs and teacher grade chairs to plan grade-wide class parties.
- Chair: Corinne Painter
- Description: The Running Tribe Committee helps organize and run Dommerich’s running club, which meets every Tuesday and Thursday for thirty minutes before school. The program encourages students to get moving and live healthy by rewarding students with prizes for distances run throughout the year. Roles for parent volunteers can include attending the morning program, ordering prizes from vendors and logging laps into the Stridetrack lap-recording system.
- Chair: Ashley Cross
- Description: Coordinate teacher-requested school supply lists for each grade with vendor to provide pre-packaged school supplies for pre-sale or purchase at “Meet the Teacher.” Facilitate distribution of packages.
Skating Party Committee
- Chair: Janet Young
- Description: Schedule, promote, and attend skating parties. Collect money and distribute tickets at the door.
Social Media Liaison
- Chair: Erin Weber
- Description: Update the Dommerich PTA Facebook page with information relevant to the school, including PTA and school-wide events. Also responsible for answering questions posed through Facebook. Work with the school technology facilitator if needed.
- Co-Chairs: Sheryl Asarnow & Hope McDavid
- Description: Plan, prepare, and serve meals to the entire Dommerich staff on a monthly basis. Secure family volunteers for food donations. Organize and serve holiday breakfast for the staff at Hungerford Elementary during December.
Walk N’ Roll
- Chair: Amy Yohe
- Description: This committee is responsible for helping organize, plan and promote the Walk N’ Roll program at Dommerich Elementary. Walk N’ Roll is designed to help ease traffic and congestion, air pollution, save money on gas and promote physical activity for students and parents as daily habit. This program also focuses on bike safety. The Walk Safe and Bike Safe curriculum is taught by Coach LeBeouf during PE classes. Responsibilities of the committee members is to help promote Walk N’ Roll each month (signs, banners, Facebook posts, emails) and to be at each monthly Walk N’ Roll to count students and distribute participation prizes 8:10-8:45am on designated Walk N’ Roll days. The committee will also help with the 5th grade after school bike ride in the spring. This committee is well suited for volunteers with morning flexibility each month on each designated Walk N’ Roll day, and volunteers will likely spend 2-3 hours a month assisting with the responsibilities listed above.
- Chair: Simon Yohe
- Description: Oversees and manages all functions of the PTA website and responsible for updating content and monitoring website security.
Welcome & Hospitality
- Chair: Jennifer Boone
- Description: Designed to be the informational link between PTA and new families to the Dommerich community, welcoming and familiarizing them with our school. Plan, promote, and execute the New Families Reception at Open House. Organize the Maitland Public Schools Open House for Dommerich. Provide snacks and refreshments for various functions including, but not limited to, Tears and Cheers! Breakfast, kindergarten registration and Popsicles on the Playground. Committee includes Kindergarten Liaison.
Interested in joining a committee or board?
As a PTA, we welcome and encourage family & community support. Check out the committee descriptions and volunteer. If you have any questions or are interested in joining the PTA, please contact Elise Breth or fill out the form below.