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.
2019-20 Board Members
2019-20 Committee Chairs and Program Coordinators
Click on the position title for duty descriptions:
Executive VP - Doug Sulenta email
Financial Secretary - Stephanie Rogers email
Fundraising VP - Autumn Peters email
Membership VP - LaRease Profaci email
Communication VP - Beth Knudsen email
Enrichment VP - Aimee Feinberg email
Standing Committees Chair - Amanda Stevens
Interim Principal - Ms. Amelia Hess email
Teacher Reps -
Amanda Walsh email
Janelle Campbell email
Fundraising Committees & Programs
Auction Chair - Gregg Herrington
Book Fair Coordinators - Joanie Brisbin, Tiffany Yost, Nicole Gleason, Tamie LeBar, Eli Alston-Stepnitz
Box Tops - VACANT
Dog Dash Coordinators - Lisa Anderson and Lisa Herrington
eScrip/Nugget - Sheryl Yamamoto
Pioneer Pridewear - Tiffany Yost
Communication Committees & Programs
E-News/E-Blast Editor - Beth Knudsen
Marquee - Eli Alston-Stepnitz
PTA Website - Tamie LeBar
School Directory - Catherine Cho
Teacher Classroom Communications Coordinator - Gretchen Tornabene
Year Book - Andrea Clark
Membership Committees & Programs
Fall Festival Coordinators - Lloni Anderes
Family Movie Night - Doug Sulenta
Hospitality - Erica Pattni
Science Night - Karen Sulenta and Georgeann Sack
Collectors Spring Fling - Tiffany Yost
Hospitality/Teacher Luncheons, Teacher Appreciation Week - Erica Pattni and Beth Knudsen
Enrichment Committees & Programs
ACTIVE4me - Kati Rose
BRAVO Music - Sarah Almetus
Garden Outreach Coordinator - Kerri Hart
K-6 Fine Arts Teacher - LaRease Profaci
Library Assistance - Joanie Brisbin
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 paycheck 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.