PTA Committees

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2019-2020 Committees

Please contact a committee chair if you're interested in volunteering with the group. All are welcome and the your help is always appreciated!  


Bulletin Board - OPEN

Updates the PTA Bulletin board in the main lobby several times per month.

Communications Chair - Brittany Notch

Maintain and update MemberHub addresses, post on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, update the Conn PTA Website regularly and keep an open line of communication available for committee chairs and board members to send information that needs to be communicated to the CONNmUNITY. 

Carpool Chalkboard - Heather Hall

Update the carpool sign several times per month. Must be creative, have neat lettering or graphic skills and must be available to keep the sign up to date with current events and dates.

PTA Closet Manager - OPEN

Responsible for keeping the PTA storage closet (second grade hallway) organized. The person will get supplies out and put them away after events, straighten up, assist event chairs with locating items and maintain an inventory. This person needs to be available during the school day and needs to work in the closet weekly. This person should be familiar with all of the contents of the closet.

Yearbook Committee - Chika Gujarathi,

Coordinates the annually printed Conn Yearbook. Responsibilities include collecting photos, content and more for the yearbook, working with yearbook vendor, selling yearbook, collecting money, and distributing yearbooks. Typically, a "Popsicles in the Park" event is held in conjunction with yearbook distribution.


Audit Committee - Jason Hedrick,

Performs semiannual audits. Reports to the PTA Board and Association and forwards audit report with financial statements to NCPTA.

Mini Grants Committee -  Leanne Schaffhauser and Lindsay

Responsible for reviewing and awarding teacher applications for mini grants twice per year.


All For Conn Committee - Sarah

Coordinate All for Conn fundraising efforts during the month of October.

All For Conn Silent Auction - Sidney Fox, Sarah and Richard Gabriel,

Coordinate All for Conn silent auction effort, typically held in tandem with CONNival.

Community Night Dinners - OPEN,

Coordinate community night dinners at various restaurants throughout the year.

CONNival - Beth Putz,

Coordinate the annual Connival event, typically held in the spring.

Passive Fundraising Committee - Stephanie Hensley,

Oversees passive fundraisers, including "Boxtops for Education" and various shoppers card programs. Boxtop work involves collecting labels from the school, counting them, filling out necessary paperwork and sending labels in. Works with VP Communications and committee members to promote events and communicate with parents.

School Merchandise - Leanne Schaffhauser

Plans and coordinates the sale of the school's branded merchandise. This involves developing a working relationship with vendors, setting prices, developing flyers, collecting money and distributing merchandise. It is also necessary to attend various school events to sell merchandise.


VP Membership - Paul Fyfe

Advocacy & Outreach - Morgan Capps,

The NC PTA describes advocacy as, “a constitutional right and a proud American tradition. It’s the most important opportunity, after voting, that Americans have to be involved in their government.” In fact, securing adequate laws for the care and protection of our children is one of PTA’s greatest purposes (

The NC PTA has established advocacy priorities to help guide our school PTA in our advocacy work. These priorities include advocating for school funding, teachers and administrators, parental involvement, accountability, and health and wellness. You can find more information about the Advocacy Priorities on the NC PTA website.

Nominating Committee - Colleen Boudreau,

The Nominating Committee works in the spring to identify a slate of nominees for the PTA Board. The committee must be comprised of at least 5 people, with an odd number of people serving on the committee. The slate must be presented to the general membership for voting at the last meeting of the school year. The nominating committee also gathers names of individuals interested in committee chairs, event chair, and other PTA leadership positions.


Family Fun Night Committee - Beth Putz,

The Family Fun Night Committee is responsible for organizing a fun  community outreach event that usually includes family board games and is typically held in the fall. Also responsible for ordering food and drinks for the event.

Book Fair Committee - Katy Irving,

Works closely with Conn's media specialist to coordinate the annual Scholastic Book Fair. Recruits and oversees volunteers, directspublicity, counts money collected and helps out during fair. Flexibility to be on site during some or all of the fair days (typically one week in November) is a definite plus. This is a popular event with lots of volunteer support from the Conn community.

Cultural Arts Committee - Naina Khera-McRackan,

The Cultural Arts Committee arranges performances and workshops by artists, musicians, and writers who come to Conn and recruits volunteers as necessary to help in the classroom during these special visits. Also involves working with United Arts, a nonprofit located in downtown Raleigh. United Arts holds two events in August that the Cultural Arts chair must attend. Most of the work for this position happens before the early October deadline for funding applications.

School Beautification Team (Landscaping) - Heather Bishop,

Coordinates several dates throughout the year for volunteers to come to school and help beautify the Conn grounds with other parents and students! Involves planting flowers and weeding flower beds....including the butterfly garden which is is adjacent to the parking lot up the hill next to the second grade classrooms. Volunteers Always Needed!

Hospitality/Teacher Appreciation Committee - Amanda Gaddy,

Coordinates events that demonstrate our appreciation to the incredible staff at the school. This committee spearheads staff meeting snacks, luncheons, and Teacher Appreciation Week. Anyone who values the contribution that the teachers and staff offer the children would love to be a part of this committee.

KinderCONN Committee - Heather Bishop,

Coordinates KinderCONN summer playdates for rising kindergarteners. Typically there are 4 playdates held at various local parks. Committee members may also be asked to represent the PTA at Kindergarten events.

Media Center Liaison - Katy Irving,

Serves as liaison between Conn's media specialist and the PTA, advocating for media center needs and promoting volunteer opportunities.

PBIS / Conscious Discipline - Brittany Notch, Heather Dominique, Lindsay Blackburn

Works directly with Conn faculty to support the needs of the PBIS and Connscious Discipline teams. 

Popsicles on the Playground - OPEN

Coordinates two Popsicles in the Park events, one at the beginning of the year and one at the end of of the year in conjunction with yearbook distribution. Responsible for organizing a location (Conn Playground, Lion's Park or Halifax Park), organizing volunteers, and acquisition of popsicles.

Wake Up and Read Book Drive -  Meredith Davis and Laura Browning

Reflections - Sarah Theres (music teacher),

Coordinates Conn's participation in the National PTA's Reflections art contest. Work closely with the Wake County PTA to collect entries, judge and submit entries to the next level of competition. Create flyers and bulletin boards with the Art Reflections theme and information. Copy and send home information about the program. Organize a breakfast for the participants and Mrs. Brown. Present participants with a certificate and prize.

School Improvement Team Reps - Brittany Notch, Tenisha Perry

Four PTA members responsible for representing the PTA at School Improvement Team meetings organized by school administration. Reports findings at PTA meetings and advocates for PTA at meetings.

Family Engagement Community Rep. - Brittany Notch

Volunteer Coordinator - Katy Irving,

The volunteer coordinator contacts poeple who are interested in volunteering and sets up online volunteer Sign Up Geniuses for all PTA events.

Walk / Bike to School Day - Maggie Fyfe

Coordinates the Walk to School Day with school administration, Temple Baptist Church, local media and others.

Wellness Committee - Maggie Fyfe,

Coordinates health and wellness initiatives throughout the year.

Winter Dance Committee - Ryan Johnston, Erica King and Corinna Proctor

Coordinates winter dance, typically held in February. Responsible for organizing tickets, music, food, and decorations.