Committees and Chairs

ART MASTERPIECE

Present fine art presentations to classrooms. Introduce artists and their works to the children and guide them in art-related activities. Art Masterpiece should include coordination of the art guides, and PAM and/or District training.
Timing: October-May
Chair: Tina Shafer – tshaferaz@yahoo.com

ART WALK

Work with art program to obtain student artwork to be sold. Also, plan refreshments and organize volunteers to assist the evening of the Art Walk.
Timing: January-April
Chair: Lissette Bell – lissettebell@gmail.com

BACK-TO-SCHOOL PACKS / TEACHERS SUPPLY CLOSET

Organize the ordering and distribution of Back-to-School supply packs for the upcoming school year. Maintain and stock supplies in the Teacher Supply Closet.
Timing for School Packs: May and August
Timing for Supply Closet: School Year
Chair: Julianne Desmond – dxdesmond@cox.net

BOOK FAIR

Organize a Book Fair that encourages and promotes reading, as well as raises funds for the Guild. Assist children with book selections, fill orders and provide cashier assistance.
Timing: December
Chair: Tracie McCall – mccalltracie@gmail.com

BOX TOPS

Chair: Lori Zirkle

CAMPUS BEAUTIFICATION

Help organize volunteers to empty recycle bins around campus twice a week, pick up trash, and clean Guild parent room. Communicate with custodial staff on any additional help needed to keep the campus clean.
Timing: School Year
Chair: Juling Chao – julschao@yahoo.com

COKE REWARDS

Chair: Kelly Larabee

COPY HELPERS

Provide a weekly schedule of parents to make copies for the faculty. Assist office / administrative staff with various clerical duties as necessary.
Timing: School Year
Chair: Christy Meringer – cristy@ivypointe.com

DADS’ CLUB

Plan social events for dads’ gatherings, as well as parent/child events. Assist in set-up and clean-up at events. Organize and coordinate fundraisers for MTA (Doughnuts with Dad, raffles, etc.).
Timing: School Year
Chair: Greg Fish – gfish@cox.net

FAMILY EVENTS

Plan and coordinate social events (bingo, movie night, etc.) that bring the MTA community together. Coordinate and promote fundraisers with area restaurants (Papa John’s night, etc.)
Timing: School Year
Chair: Arianna Shwer – ariannashwer@yahoo.com

FAMILY FUN DAY

Plan, develop, organize and run annual Family Fun Day event.
Timing: October-March
Chair: Mary Kassels – cnmkassels@gmail.com

FRIDAY FOLDERS

Compiles the contents for Friday Folders and with a team of volunteers fills the folders and deliver them to the classrooms.
Chair: Stephanie Funk

FUN RUN

Chair: Sarah Glover

HOOT ATTACKS!

MTA students, families, and/or staff will have the opportunity to sign up to “Hoot Attack” a friend for a fee which will benefit MTA Guild. Committee will secure permission, stake iron owls in the recipients yard during the night, post a personalized sign of well wishes or congratulations and pick up owls the next day.
Timing: School Year
Chair: Amy Raffa

LOGO ITEM SALES

Assist with ordering, selling and distributing purchased logo items (t-shirts, car decals, owl patches, etc.) Sell logo items throughout the school year, and at select Guild meetings/ events. Maintain an inventory.
Timing: July-May
Chair: Patty Ladigo – logomta@gmail.com

LOST AND FOUND

Assist with organizing volunteers to keep lost and found organized and distributed. Run a yearly clothes drive.
Timing: School Year
Chair: Ashley Losch – loschly@yahoo.com

LUNCH & PLAYGROUND SUPPORT

Develop, coordinate and maintain a playground duty schedule. Committee members participate in an annual training session to review rules and procedures. Duty members provide lunch / playground supervision. Volunteers are responsible for finding a substitute (sub list provided) if unable to fulfill commitment.
Timing: School Year
Chair: Mary Alaniz – mtalunchduty@gmail.com

MEMBERSHIP / DIRECTORY

Run an annual membership drive to recruit families and teachers to join the Guild. Gather and compile student and school information, sell advertising, print, label and distribute the MTA School Directory in the fall.
Timing: July-September
Chair: Wendy Rodriguez & Natalie Newell – wendy3men@cox.net

NEW PARENT LIASON

Trina Cook – “MTANewParent@gmail.com

ORIGINAL ART CARDS

Fundraiser which turns students artwork into notecards for various other items for sale. Coordinate with art teacher one day to create artwork on paper, collect order forms and payment from parents and distribute packaged items to students.
Timing: Early Fall
Chair: Amy Wazny / Lindsey Jansen – amy.wazny@gmail.com

READY, SET, READ

Organize and run an incentive-based reading program for students who reach Accelerated Reader (AR) quarterly goals. Committee members work with teachers to identify and provide prizes and recognition for these students.
Timing: School Year
Chair: Stacey Wolf – akaslsphx@gmail.com

SAFE START

Assist students with familiarizing themselves with the campus during the beginning of the school year.
Timing: First 2-Weeks of School
Chair: Stacy Gibson – stacybgibson@hotmail.com

SOUND AND LIGHTING

Chair: Chris Lamont

TEACHER APPRECIATION

View our Events page. Coordinate efforts to show appreciation to teachers and staff throughout the year. In May, during National Teacher Appreciation Week, organize school-wide events (provide tokens of appreciation, organize faculty luncheon, etc.).
Timing: School Year
Chair: Taryn Dyer Smith – tdyersmith@cox.net

UNIFORM EXCHANGE

Coordinate uniform exchange program. Collect, tag, arrange and organize items for exchange at school events throughout the year.
Timing: School Year
Chair: Maureen Houser – mhouser40@cox.net

VISION/HEARING SCREENING

Assist the school nurse with the screening. No experience is necessary, brief training is provided, and shifts are flexible.
Timing: Early Fall
Chair: Vicki Davis / Joey Troxel – phxazzonie@gmail.com

Website

Timing: School Year
Chair: Christina Cassells

Please email MTAGuildBoard@gmail.com for all Committee related questions.