Sellersville Elementary School

Parents & Teachers United (PTU)

The PTU welcomes you to another exciting and fun-filled year at Sellersville Elementary School. Our PTU is very active in enriching our students’ educational experience.  Every parent and faculty member is automatically a member of the PTU. This means you have a voice and a vote in the programs and activities sponsored by the PTU.

Parent involvement has a significant effect on their children’s education. When schools, families, and communities work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and enjoy school more. When parents get involved, grades go up, test scores rise, and behavior improves. Whether you have 30 minutes or a couple of hours, daytime or evening, your time, your ideas, and your talents are needed. Whatever your level of flexibility and talents, the Sellersville PTU always appreciates its parent volunteers, as do our teachers and staff. We need you to make this a successful year!


2016-2017 PTU Officers

                  Co-Presidents:                   Demeri Mullin

                                                Home/Cell:  609-680-9892

                                                Email:  demeri@msn.com

                                            Nicole Wimmer -

                                                   Home:  215-257-4564

                                                   Cell:  267-772-0591

                                                   Email:  wimmerfamily@verizon.net                                   

Vice President:                   Stacy Shick -

                                                    Home/Cell:  215-933-9116

                                                    Email:  Gavintyler16@verizon.net

 Treasurer:                         Angie Wustner

                                                    Home:  215-290-2199

                                                    Email:  angie8574@msn.com

 Secretary:                          Kathleen Fortier 

                                                    Cell:  215-622-1275

                                                    Email:  Kathleen.fortierDPT@gmail.com


Monthly Meeting Schedule

You can make a difference by attending and being an active participant in your child’s school! Every parent, guardian, and faculty member is invited to attend the monthly PTU meetings, an open forum for communication between parents/guardians and faculty to share ideas and thoughts.

PTU Meetings are usually held on the second Monday of each month in the school library, 7:00- 8:00pm. Free childcare is provided by the Pennridge High School Key Club to children who are potty-trained.


What does the PTU do?


All of our programs and activities are made possible with you! Our PTU is very active in enriching our students’ educational experience:
  • Assists with field trip expenses for each student.
  • Supports school-wide SHARK behavior incentive program.
  • Provides a coordinated volunteer program to assist students with their daily lunch.
  • Donates money to classroom teachers to enhance students’ learning experience.
  • Helps with planning, scheduling, and sponsoring educational assembly programs for our students.
  • Supports the library and library events such as Reading Olympics, Visiting Author, and the Book Fair.
  • Sponsors school store for the children.
  • Plans family activities such as Bingo, Skating, Fall Fest, and other family fun nights.
  • Operates annual Holiday Gift Shop 4 Kids for the children to shop for their friends and family.
  • Coordinates teacher appreciation events throughout the year.
  • Designs and coordinates annual school yearbook and school directory.
  • Coordinates Race for Education, which is the main source of funding for programs and activities.

2016-2017 PTU COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS 

 

Committee chairs will send out notices asking for volunteers to help with the events as the events come closer. If you are interested in helping with a committee or have any questions regarding your PTU organization, please contact one of our Co-Vice-Presidents: 

Committee 

Chairperson(s) 

Phone Number 

Email Address 

Directory 

Co-Chairs 

Jamie Ashby 

Jessica Walters 

 

215-257-1461 

267-261-2329

jamieannashby@outlook.com 

Jesswal2010@gmail.com 

Family Fun Nights 

Bingo  

Fall Fest, Inline 309, Polar Paint, Carousel night 

Donuts w/Dad, Muffins w/Mom, Valentine goodies. 

  

Nicole Wimmer 

Carrie Najarian 

Joanna Barley  

Beth Overmier  

Kim McClelland 

  

215-257-4564  

215-257-2561 

215-453-7158 

610-247-4807 

215-453-9560 

 

 

wimmerfamily@verizon.net

carrienajarian@gmail.com

misspugs@verizon.net 

beth72764@aol.com 

kimmpt@hotmail.com

 

 

Gift Shop for Kids

 

Jenn Laincz


 

215-804-7529 

 

 

jennlaincz@gmail.com 

 

Home Work Club

Kristine Kovaleski

215-257-1311

Kovfam6@gmail.com

Hospitality 

Tracey Blount

267-429-0240

ctcna5@gmail.com

In School Assemblies 

Michelle Maraschiello  

215-541-5538 

Hey.chelle@me.com 

KidStuffBooks 

Demeri Mullin 

Jessica Lonsdale

Jillian Lonsdale

Deb Marshall 

609-680-9892 

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267-664-0903

215-257-2183

demeri@msn.com 

jlee111180@gmail.com

masemama410@gmail.com

debbiemarshall@verizon.net 

Library Committee 

Co-Chairs 

Jessica Walters

Kristine Kovaleski

Sara Brodany

267-261-2329

215-257-1311  

215-257-7083

Jesswal2010@gmail.com

Kovfam6@gmail.com 

sbrodany@gmail.com

Lunchroom Volunteers 

Michelle Kratz 

215-317-3290 

michelle_leets@hotmail.com 

Race for Education 

Co-Chairs 

Megan Yencha 

Michelle Casey 

215-453-6461 

215-258-5693 

 

a.yencha@verizon.net 

kevincasey520@yahoo.com 

School Store 

Co-Chairs 

Barb Unterberger 

Demeri Mullin 

215-453-8797 

609-680-9892 

ron.unterberger@verizon.net 

demeri@msn.com 

Scholarship  

Alison & Jon Kircher

 

215-258-5298 

thekircher4@verizon.net 

Sellersville Spirit Wear & Missy Moo Designs 

Maureen Vassallo 

215.453.0248

moeslp@hotmail.com

Yearbook 

Jen King 

215-453-8035 

jenniferking300@gmail.com 

Box Tops 

Stacy Shick 

215-933-9116 

Gavintyler16@verizon.net 

 

COMMITTEE DESCRIPTIONS 

 

Bingo Families get together to play bingo and win prizes. 

Chairperson(s):  Sets date; bingo prizes; Raffles; organizes volunteers to help with bingo night (including set-up, bingo activities and clean-up). 

Volunteers: Help to call businesses; sell tickets; check bingo cards and sell refreshments. 

 

Directory:  A telephone/address book for all students in Sellersville Elementary School.   

Chairperson(s):  Obtains all current telephone numbers and addresses of every student who wants to participate. 

Volunteers:  Helps to fold, assemble and distribute school directory. 

 

Family Events: Outside school events for Sellersville Elementary families   

Chairperson(s): Plans and coordinates events; distributes flyers; tabulates responses; collects money and oversees event nights. 

Volunteers:  Performs tasks as set by the chairperson(s). 

 

Gift Shop for Kids: An annual event held in December giving students the opportunity to purchase inexpensive holiday gifts for family & friends. 

Chairperson(s): Plans the event; coordinates with vendor; provides information to the children and schedules volunteers. 

VolunteersHelps set-up; assists children; collects money; wraps gifts and helps clean-up. 

 

Hospitality: Provides refreshments for many school events, and sends cheer to Sellersville families and staff experiencing special events or times of need.   

Chairperson(s): Coordinates volunteers to purchase, prepare or provide refreshments for school events including Welcome Back Staff Breakfast, Santa’s Secret Shop, etc.  Coordinates meals for Scholastic events and teacher luncheons.  Also sends cards, letters, gift, etc. on behalf of the PTU.   

 

Home Work Club: Volunteers that work from home to perform various tasks that are needed to support the teachers and the school. 

Chairperson: Maintains contact with the Principal, teachers regarding various tasks needed and coordinates volunteers to perform those tasks.  Follows up with the Principal, teachers and volunteers to make sure tasks are completed correctly and returned to school in a timely manner. 

Volunteers: Perform identified tasks and returns finished products to school in a timely manner. 

 

In-School Assemblies: Plans educational assemblies throughout the year for our students. 

Chairperson(s): Selects and schedules assembly programs, along with the principal. 

 

Kidstuff Coupon Books: Organizes the sale of coupon books for discounts at local stores, restaurants and attractions.   This fundraiser takes place in September/October. 

Chairperson(s): Distributes books to volunteers for labeling and distribution.  Collects money and books that are not purchased. 

Volunteers:  Labels and Distributes books. 

 

Library Committee: Supports the librarian with library tasks and events such as  Book Fair & Reading Olympics. 

Chairperson(s): Will assist the librarian with carrying out designated tasks to support the library’s function and library sponsored events. 

Volunteers: Will assist Chair persons as needed. 


Lunchroom Duty: Assists students, cleans tables and helps promote order in the cafeteria. 

Chairperson(s): Coordinates volunteers to help in the cafeteria and distributes a monthly volunteer schedule.  

Volunteers: Provide assistance to students in the cafeteria on their scheduled day. 

 

Race for Education:  Main fundraiser of the school year.  The purpose is to continue to support the numerous programs/educational aids throughout the school year. 

Chairperson(s): Plans and organizes all aspects of RFE, Sellersville’s largest fundraiser. Distributes flyers, organizes prizes, tallies, logs and deposits donations.  Coordinates Race day for all grade levels.   

VolunteersAssists chairperson(s) in completing the above mentioned tasks   

School Store:  Sells school supplies to students between 8:00 am-9:00 am.  The school store is held twice a month. 

Chairperson(s): Stocks store, sells items, coordinates volunteers, distributes flyers, and submits funds. 

Volunteers: Assists children with purchases and collects money.  

 

Scholarship Committee:  Responsible for overseeing the distribution and review of applications on a yearly basis.   

Chairperson(s): Assist in securing funds for the annual award and selection of recipient. 

  

Spirit Wear/Missy Moo Designs:  Coordinates sales of school spirit wear.  

Chairperson(s): Coordinates spirit wear and Missy Moo Design sales.  Selects and orders spirit wear & Missy Moo Designs; distributes flyers; collects orders and delivers spirit wear & Missy Moos Designs. 


Yearbook:  A memorable book displaying a collage of pictures from the school year that can be purchased by students and staff. 

Chairperson(s): Takes notes, collects and prepares photos; coordinates deadlines with vendor; creates layouts; distributes flyers and manages orders. 

Volunteer: - Assists chairperson as needed, helps to log in orders, helps with labeling and sorting of yearbook for distribution 

Photographers needed for yearbook (6 would be ideal) 

*The Sellersville Elementary Yearbook committee is looking for volunteer photographers.  We’d like to recruit grade level photographers who will help capture the special moments of the school year.  With grade level photographers, each volunteer would focus on one or more grades and take the class photo in the fall and the spring, take candids of students/teachers in class and at recess, and pictures of the special events for that grade(s) throughout the year, edit photos and share with the committee at several points throughout the year.  The time commitment would likely be about 10-15 hours throughout the year, but with lots of flexibility and independence.  We expect one orientation meeting early in the school year, then 1 or 2 conference calls during the year.  Volunteer photographers need to have all required clearances on file, a 35 mm digital camera (or similar quality) and good photography and editing skills. 

 

Please note:   Boxtops will continue to be collected at Sellersville Elementary through Mrs. Coleman and the Student Council.  Please continue to send them in! 

         

                                                                        Want to get involved?

Contact Kristine Kovaleski at kovfam6@gmail.com and she’ll be glad to get you connected.