Actively pursue and create opportunities for students, parents, teachers, and staff to work together to accomplish academic and community-oriented goals.
WHY JOIN THE PTA?
Primarily to help the PTA foster communication between parents and teachers regarding the activities and issues affecting Pioneer. Additionally, your PTA dues help offset the costs of event notices and the school directory; the cost of operating a non-profit organization such as insurance and bank charges; and payment of the parent PTA organization (Third District) PTA dues. Also, unless you are a member of the PTA, you cannot vote on PTA business matters at PTA meetings.
Committee Chairs and Program Coordinators
Click on the position title for duty descriptions:
President - Jen Revis
Executive VP -Jen Begun
Secretary - Rosie Dhillon
Treasurer - Bridget Preiss
Membership VP - Rachel Villalon
Enrichment VP - VACANT
Communication VP - Justine Irvin
Auditor - Michelle Rozman
Financial Secretary - Joanie Daly
Principal - Rachana Sidhu
Teacher Reps - Isabella Fanucchi & Amy Hunter
Chairperson of Fundraising - Roxanne Rose
Auction Chairs - Sara Henrichon & Kat Geis
Book Fair Coordinator - Stephanie Teague
Dog Dash Coordinators - Lisa Herrington, Liz Ruess, Candice Brown, & Raychel Walejeski
Pioneer Pride Wear Coordinator - Dao Choi & Kristy Riley
E-News - Justine Irvin
School Marquee - Randy Szeto
Bulletin Board - VACANT
Pioneer PTA Website - Rebecca Hunter
Yearbook - Sharron Scheiber
Membership & Community Programs
Fall Festival Coordinators - Liz Ruess & Lloni Anderes
Hospitality Chair - Lauren Adams
Science Night Chair - Michelle Rozman
Spring Fling - Melissa Christensen
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Garden Outreach Coordinators - Kelly Joseph
Let’s also dispel three major myths about getting involved in PTA:
Myth #1: If I pay $15.00 to join the PTA, then I have to attend the meetings.
NO. You attend when you can (if you can); meetings are NOT mandatory. The PTA General meetings are a chance for you to keep abreast of the financial decisions being made about monies raised, as well as other happenings concerning the school and district.
Myth #2: All membership dues go to the National PTA.
NO. A portion of your dues stays with Pioneer PTA. We encourage all parents to pay for a membership because the $15.00 gives us a head start on the school year and keeps you informed. In part, this means your teachers get to keep all of their paychecks and your children have all the supplies they need. For example, each teacher receives a classroom stipend from PTA funds raised, so that your child’s teacher can purchase much-needed classroom items such as markers, paper materials, etc. for the school year.
Myth #3: I work full-time, so I can’t possibly find time to volunteer at school.
NO. There are so many opportunities to help with PTA school events and programs that can be done on your own time. There is something for every schedule and interest level. For a full listing and volunteer descriptions, please pick up a form at the school office or visit the PTA website.
Important Fact: This school year, almost every one of your PTA Board members and the majority of PTA Chairpersons are full-time working parents.