Volunteers Needed

We always need help with things, and we love our volunteers!  Please consider volunteering for a committee.  It's a great way to get involved, meet new people, and contribute to the community.  The time you give will be returned to you ten-fold in lots of feel-good ways :-)  Even Harvard Medical School says so (article)!

Please email our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@lakelandsparkptsa.org if you are interested in participating on any of the committees!

Officers & Committees (Contact Info)

LPMS PTSA Executive Committee

Officer Name Email
(@lakelandsparkptsa.org)
President
Along with fellow Officers, collaborates with the principal, staff, parents and students in an effort to support and/or develop programs and activities which enrich the educational and social lives of students at Lakelands Park.
Janet Swisher
Tobi Athanas
president@
VP Social
Oversees and assists all the chairs of the various programs and events, including Basketball Night, Fright Night, PTSA dances, Staff Appreciation, the PTSA newsletter and our volunteer effort.
Vacant social@
VP Fundraising
Coordinates all PTSA membership and fundraising activities including Direct Appeal, Restaurant Nights, and the like. The VP of Fundraising also oversees the Membership drive and School Directory.
Leslie Lorfils
fundraising@
Treasurer
Steward of the PTSA’s funds; provides a report at each monthly PTSA meeting.  The general membership of the PTSA votes on how those funds should be used.
John Spano treasurer@
Secretary - 
Records the minutes of all meetings of the PTSA and the executive board; files all records; has a current copy of the bylaws; maintains a current membership list; manages and moderates the PTSA listserv.  Also communicates with staff (birthdays, condolences, etc.)
Vacant secretary@

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of the five members of the Executive Committee plus the chairpersons of each standing committees (see below).


Quick Committee Emails:

Committee Email (@lakelandsparkptsa.org)
Business Relations businessrelations@
Directory directory@
Spirit Wear spiritwear@
Staff Appreciation staffappreciation@
Volunteer Coordinator volunteer@
Webmaster webmaster@

Committees

All are standing committees unless otherwise noted as "special".

Committee

Chairs

Basketball Night (special committee)
Coordinate all activities, food and spirit sales for annual basketball night event for students.
Vicki Mostrom
Box Tops for Education Fundraiser  (special committee)
Publicize and collect Box Tops and submit to General Mills.

Andrena Agyare

Laurie Ressin

Business Promotions & Donations
Work with community businesses to sign up for and publicize business programs (Giant, Safeway, Dining Out Nights, Food & Beverage gift card donations, etc.) .

Vacant

Cluster Reps (NW & QO)
Represent LPMS at cluster meetings and report back to the PTSA. Monthly meetings usually on Mondays.  The QO Cluster meetings are on the 2nd Monday of the month from 7:15 - 9:00 PM.  NW Cluster meetings are on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00 (various school locations).
Sheila Thomas(NW)/ Alex Zeineddin (QO) 
Delegates (MCCPTA)
Represent LPMS at Montgomery County Council of PTAs (MCCPTA) Delegate Assemblies and report back to the PTSA. Monthly meetings usually on fourth Tuesday.

Amanda Karst

Direct Appeal
Work with VP Fundraising to communicate and implement a Direct Appeal Campaign to raise funds for school-wide programs , activities and educational support materials.

Janet Swisher

Outreach Coordinator to Spanish Community making weekly phone calls to this community and helping translate as well as supporting the after school homework club for students and attending quarterly LPMS HOLA meetings, lead by Carrie Reed.Daniel Kaufman
Fright Night Dance  (special committee)
Coordinate all activities, entertainment and food for annual Halloween Fright Night Dance.
Jodi Rapaport
Grant Program (special committee)
Distribute and collect applications for PTSA grants from staff; present applications to board and general membership.  The work of this committee is completed by Nov. 15.
LPMS Board
Membership
Work with VP Fundraising to improve participation levels.  Distribute and collect membership forms and collect dues.  The membership drive ends around Oct. 31st after which this committee ends.
Janet Swisher
Silent Auction
Work with the VP Fundraising to go out and recruit local business to donate gift certificates, funds, and/or experiences for on-line/on-site auction. We use Facebook as our on-line auction tool, as well as a live auction during parent teacher conferences.  
Open
Nominating Committee (special committee)
Recruits nominees for open PTSA officer positions prior to May elections. Creates slate of candidates.
Julie Clark
Special Education Committee
Advocate for students with special needs at the county level, bring ideas and resources to LPMS, obtain information and resources from the community and the school, various other related topics.
Open
Spirit Wear
Organize sale of school spirit clothing and merchandise.
Jodi Rapaport
Stacy Steinberg
Staff Appreciation
Organize staff appreciation and coordinate events for staff appreciation week.
Open
Variety Show Planning Committee (special committee)
Coordinate activities, entertainment and food for annual Variety Show.
Ailene Renzi
Ally Kahler
Valentine's Dance Planning Committee working with SGA (special committee)
Coordinate all activities, entertainment and food for annual Valentine's Dance in conjunction with the SGA.
Open
Volunteer Coordinator
Assist in identifying and securing volunteers for PTSA events, special school events and other ad-hoc school events.
Ahu Moser
Website & Technology
Maintain website, recommend technology solutions to assist PTSA in improving communication and reducing paper.
Kim Skimmons

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