Volunteer Opportunities

Current Sign-Ups for Volunteers

Look here for general sign-ups to volunteer/donate items throughout the school year! Thank you for supporting the HSS PTO!


Picture Day Volunteers Needed!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aa5ac2ba2f49-picture2

Below is information on more specific PTO Volunteer Opportunities & Committees. If you are interested in helping with an event or activity, contact the activity chair listed below.

***If you're interested in signing up to help on a committee, please click on the name of the committee chair(s) to contact them directly or simply email hsspto304@gmail.com. Thank you!

  • 4th Grade Committee
  • 5th Grade Committee
  • After School Enrichment Committee
  • Book Fair Committee
  • Breakfast with Books Committee
  • Box Tops Fundraising Committee
  • Family Dinner Nights Committee
  • Parent Night Out Committee
  • Hay Day/Fun Fair Committee
      • Hay Day/Fun Fair Concessions
      • Hay Day/Fun Fair Decorations
      • Hay Day/Fun Fair Games
      • Hay Day/Fun Fair Tickets
  • Ozzie's Reading Club
  • Picture Day
  • Room Parent Coordinator & Committee
  • Silent Auction Committee
  • Sports Day Committee
  • Spaghetti Dinner Liason & Committee
  • Square 1 Art Committee
  • School Supply Kits Committee
  • Staff Appreciation
  • Trivia Night Committee
  • Vision and Hearing
  • Welcome Committee
  • Yearbook Committee
  • Young Explorers Committee

PTO Executive Board

Co-Vice Presidents: Robyn Blake and Tiffany Cronin

Treasurer: Lisa Barr

Assistant Treasurer: Chrissy Swanson

Secretary: Jane Reich

Assistant Secretary: Bridget Peterson

4th Grade Coordinators

Co-Chairs: Open

The 4th Grade Committee will develop and execute creative ways to raise money for the following year's 5th grade Outdoor Education. This includes organizing the Spaghetti Dinner to be held in November in conjunction with the Scholastic Book Fair. The committee may also choose to organize additional events such as family dinner night or family fun events.

4th Grade Advisor/Past Chair: Ryan Cunningham

Assist the current 4th grade committee with the planning of spaghetti dinner and other fundraising ideas.

5th Grade Coordinators

The 5th Grade Committee will coordinate 5th grade activities including but not limited to designing and executing the students' t-shirts, the spring picnic, an end-of-year video, and coordinating the selection of the 5th grade picture for the yearbooks. The 5th grade picnic will take place on May 27, 2020.

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Book Fair

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The Book Fair Committee Chair(s) will coordinate our annual Scholastic Book Fair in November. This important and popular event earns Scholastic dollars that replenish the Harrison Street School individual classroom libraries as well the school library. The Chairs will plan and execute the Book Fair including coordinating volunteer's schedule, working with teachers, librarian, students, and selected book fair vendor to promote the Book Fair and the love of reading.

Box Tops/Rewards

The Box Tops Committee Chair coordinates and promotes the collection, sorting and redeeming of Box Tops for the school throughout the year. The Box Tops Committee Chair may also be asked to assist in additional rewards programs as needed. The Chair will also promote and encourage the use of the new Box Top App.

Breakfast with Books

Co-Chairs: Joy Wilson and Nancy Rice

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The Breakfast with Books Committee Chair(s) assist in organizing this popular program offered to Harrison Street School third, fourth, and fifth graders. The purpose of the program is to promote the love and enjoyment of reading by providing an opportunity for students to share interesting books they have read with other students. Mrs. Rusk organizes this program and teams up with the PTO to provide facilitators, muffins, milk and/or juice during the recurring events throughout the year.

Parent facilitators are needed for small book discussion groups that meet once a month before school. Volunteers are also needed to provide muffins and serve refreshments.

Family Dinner Nights

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The Family Dinner Night Committee Chair(s) is responsible for coordinating and promoting a variety of dining fundraisers throughout the school year. These fun and exciting events offer Harrison Street School friends and families an opportunity to raise funds for the school while enjoying an evening out without cooking!

Movie Night/Parent Night Out

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The Family Movie Night Chair helps decide which movie(s) will be shown at a date and time agreed upon by the school and PTO. The Chair also assists in providing popcorn and water for the event.

Graphic Design

Responsible for designing and implementing new PTO website. Creates flyers for variety of committees when needed and available for general graphic design needs.

Fun Fair

Co-Chairs: Rachael Able and Denise Torino

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The Fun Fair Committee Chair(s) coordinate the annual Fun Fair held in October at Harrison Street School. This popular event is our most attended fundraiser! Responsibilities include coordinating this event alongside the designated sub-committee chairs.


Fun Fair Concessions

Chair: Robyn and Ted Blake

The Fun Fair Concession Chair(s) will handle all things related to the concessions at the annual fundraising event. Duties include soliciting for donations and organizing service in the cafeteria for the Fun Fair.

Fun Fair Decorations

Chair: Terra Fick

The Hay Day/Fun Fair Decorations Committee Chair is responsible for setting up themed decorations for the Fun Fair.

Fun Fair Games

The Fun Fair Games Committee Chair(s) is responsible for managing the carnival themed games for this annual fundraising events. Duties include game set-up, inventory and clean-up.

Fun Fair Tickets

The Fun Fair Ticket Committee Chair is a GREAT work from home opportunity! This chair is responsible for coordinating the pre-sale of the Fun Fair tickets and managing ticket inventory and distribution as needed.

Fun Fair Children's Raffle

Chair: OPEN

The Fun Fair Children's Raffle Chair is repsonsible for collecting items for the raffle, organizing and setting up the items, and supervising the raffle.

Fun Fair Prizes

The Fun Fair Prizes Chair collects, organizes, sets up, and runs the prizes at the fair.

Kindergarten Liason


Ozzie's Reading Club

Chair: Erin Wynn

Ozzie's Reading Club is an eight-week reading incentive program sponsored by the Kane County Cougars. The program is open to children in grades K-8; however, to participate, a student's school must be a member of the Ozzie's Reading Club program.

Ozzie's Reading Club tracks the progress of a student's reading around the bases of a baseball diamond with the three bases and home plate representing two weeks worth of reading. Each teacher may determine his or her own reading requirements for each base. Students completing the program's requirements "hit a home run" and earn a free ticket to an April or May Cougars game designated by their school. Other rewards may include a bookmark, a voucher for a hot dog and soda as well as an official Ozzie Reading Club drawstring bag. You can learn more about Ozzie's Reading Club on their website.

Room Parent Coordinator

The Room Parent Coodinator Committee Chair is responsible for creating the room coordinator Signup Genius, assisting in room party fee distribution and management and hosting an introductory meeting for the room parents during the fall.

Room Parents coordinate and run the 2 parties (Halloween & Winter) in your child’s classroom, and help coordinate other PTO needs from classrooms (i.e. pictures for yearbook, Fun Fair games).

The signup for 2019-2020 parties is now available:

School Supply Kits

The School Supply Kits are a great way to save time by providing everything your student needs to start the year off right! The School Supply Kit Committee Chair works with our vendor and Harrison Street School to order and organize the kits so that they arrive at the start of the school year.

Silent Auction

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The Silent Auction Committee Chair(s) is responsible for organizing and executing the Silent Auction. Duties include but not limited to donation solicitation (among the community, parents and staff), collecting, managing and organizing donations and creating the advertisement booklet distributed the week of the Auction.

Square 1 Art

Chair: Regye Cane

The Square 1 Art Committee Chair is responsible for organizing this one time fundraiser that will donate up to 38% of its proceeds back to our school! The Committee Chair will assist in promoting this event and work with the supplier (Square 1 Art) to collect art as well as payments if needed so that the student's artwork can be turned into a variety of keepsakes. Square 1 will provide all the tools needed to make this fundraiser a success.

Sports Day

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The Sports Day Committee Chair(s) coordinate our annual Sports Day held on the last day of school. This exciting event consists of a variety of indoor and outdoor activites designed to encourage movement and teamwork among the students at Harrison Street School.


Trivia Night / Parents Night Out

The Trivia Night Committee Chair will organize this exciting, annual fundraiser held in February. This Parents Night Out event features trivia questions, raffles, silent auction and more. The Chair is responsible for working with the vendor on menu items and organizing the activities featured at the event.

Welcome Committee

Chair: Tara Moen

The Welcome Committee Chair will work with the Harrison Street School staff to provide information and a few Husky "trinkets" to welcome new families to the school.

Yearbook Committee

The Yearbook Committee Chair is responsible for collecting and compiling photos of Harrison Students and staff throughout the school year as well as working with the yearbook publisher to order the yearbook in the spring.

Vision and Hearing Screening

Volunteers Needed: 4

Each fall, the PTO partners with HSS to provide a vision and hearing screening at the school.

Young Explorers

The Young Explorers Committee Chair(s) coordinates volunteers for this STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) based activity that is provided for each classroom. Two to three unique projects are held throughout the year. The Committee Chair(s) will work with the Harrison Street School principal to establish needs for supplies and volunteers.