PTO Committee Descriptions

The Oak PTO has many committees that work to enhance our students learning, fundraise and build community. Descriptions of the committees are listed below:

 – 2 Chairs

This committee will work in conjunction with the art teacher to display children’s artwork on the Artsonia website. Parents may review their children’s art and purchase items deliver at their discretion.

Blah Buster
 – 2 Chairs, 10 Committee members, general volunteers

 A fun family indoor festival held at school during the winter. Volunteers needed to help with planning, set-up, games, food, etc.


Birthday Celebrations- 1 Chair

This committee works with the Principal to celebrate students' birthdays throughout the year.

Book Fair
 – 2 Chairs, 5 Committee members, general volunteers

This committee works with the MRC Director to plan and execute a book fair or fairs.  Proceeds benefit the Oak MRC.

Chess Club
 – 1 Chair, 2 Committee members

Chess Club meets once a week after school and runs Sept. through March. Taught by professional chess masters, the Chess chair supervises each session. Please sign up if you are willing to help on occasion with meetings or tournament support.


Culture Night- 1 Chair

Culture Night: Plan, organize and execute a semi-annual event highlighting a variety of countries, including a talent show and flag parade.


Dads for Science- 1 Chair

Dads run an event  designed to create interest in science experiments.  This is a subset of the Science Fair Committee and will work in unison together on timing, etc...


Directory – 2 Chairs

The PTO prepares a yearly school directory that includes class lists, telephone numbers and email addresses

Family Connections- 2 Chairs, 10 Committee Members

This committee will plan and execute a daughter's event, son's event, and an Oak Parents Night Out. Dates are TBD 

Field Day
 – 2 Chairs, 10 Committee members, general volunteers

This committee will be responsible for planning Field Day, an outdoor event that takes place the last week of school.

Fifth Grade Events
 – 2 Chairs, 10 Committee members

This committee will identify, plan and execute special events for the Oak fifth grade students. These events may include service projects, family picnic and class gift.


Fundraising2 Chairs

Plan fundraising activities (ie. shop days, Charleston Wrap, restaurant nights). Proceeds benefit the Oak PTO.


Grounds Committee- 2 Chairs 

This committee will change the outdoor planters with the seasons, and help maintain the outdoor classroom as needed.

Holiday Market
2 Chairs, 15 Committee members

The volunteers plans and executes a market in the MRC where students to purchase holiday gifts

Hootiegram Editor(s)
2 Editors

These people are responsible for the generation of Oak School’s weekly newsletter.


Kids Care Club 
2-4 Chairs

Kids Care Club is a service-based club for students in Grades 3-5 who work on projects benefiting the community. Committee volunteers support all club efforts, including monthly meetings held Fridays from 7:45ÃM


Library Helpers-This committee will work directly with  the MRC director to provide needed assistance in the MRC and act as a liaison between parents, teachers and the PTO.

 – 2-3 Chairs, general volunteers

This committee assists and supports the chair with planning the Lunch In meals/program.  (A separate sign up for Lunch In event servers will be sent at a later date via Food Days)

Office Helpers
 – 1 Chair, general volunteers

Volunteers help in the school office with miscellaneous jobs for the teachers and school secretary. Jobs include copying, assembling packets, stuffing mailboxes, etc. Volunteer time can be flexible and scheduled weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.

On the Move
 – 2 Chairs, 3rd grade parent volunteers

This committee is responsible for the Bike Rodeo and Walk to School Day. The Bike Rodeo, held in early fall, is for 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students. The Rodeo educates the children on bike safety and responsible bike riding.

Science Fair
 – 2 Chairs

Help organize and run school science fair.

School Supplies
 – 2 Chairs

Organize, order and deliver school supplies to classrooms for the beginning of school year. Time commitment involves a few hours in late winter, early spring and the week before school starts.

Staff Appreciation
 – 2 Chairs

This committee plans and executes events throughout the year. Major events including a Welcome Back Staff Breakfast, a Teacher’s Holiday Lunch, Teacher Appreciation Week in May and Principal's Appreciation Day.

Student Enrichment 
1 Chair

Organize student after school enrichment programs and clubs throughout the year.


Spelling Bee- 1 Chair

Plan, organize & execute annual Spelling Bee at Oak School.

Spirit Wear
 – 3 Chairs

This committee orders the Oak School spirit wear for the school year. Preparations begin in July working with a clothing supplier.


Talent Show Committee- 1 Chair

Advise and oversee student council students ex. decorate, and run concessions stand. 


Unity Day- 1 Chair

This committee creates messages/events demonstrating kindness, unity and inclusion.


Yearbook and Picture Day- 1 Chair This committee works with yearbook staff to take pictures of various Oak events throughout the year for yearbook submission. Time commitment is flexible. Committee members attend events based on needs of the yearbook, including Picture Day.

Welcome & Social
 – 2 Chairs, 5 Committee members, general volunteers-

Organize coffee on the first day of school for parents, a "New Kindergartener Parent/Child Picnic" and Oak Parent Mixer. Volunteers contact and welcome new families entering Oak during the year.

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