Committees: 2017-2018 School Year

All of these programs have a need for help in one way or another. For more information about each committee plus information about how you can help, please click on the committee name or contact the committee chair(s).  If the chair is vacant then please send an email to
Please take some time to read through and consider volunteering even an hour of your time to help out on a committee.  Grab a friend and divide the work in two!  It's a great way to meet new people and find out what the PTA at Orenda is all about.

 Committee  Chair(s)  Phone Number  Email
 Arts in Education  Kristen Graber
 Becky Romano
Chair needed ‘18-‘19
 Audit Committee      Becky Romano
 Back to School Breakfast for  Faculty & Staff Kerensa Rybak

 Bake Sale

Maggie Catanese
Chair needed ‘18-‘19
 Sam Millington
Matthew Speciale
 Beautification Cheryl Landa
 Book Fair Danielle Galiard
 Box Tops

Karen Temple
Svetlana Karpunina
 Bulletin Board      Shannon James
 Closet Caretaker MIsty Van der Veer
 Call for Help  Lynn Cronin
 Carnival Jason Krolak
 Craft Fair  Eileen Carson
 Family Movie Night
 Lisa Hubbard
 Family Photo Shoot             Norah Hoefer
 Fifth Grade Social (fall)
 Kristen Berdar
Eileen Carson
 Fifth Grade Social (spring)

Kristen Berdar
Eileen Carson
 Fifth Grade Graduation
Kristen Berdar
Eileen Carson
 Fun Run Pete Bangs
Shadow needed ‘18-‘19
 Fundraisers - Restaurants  (Moes, Menchies, Top 5 Pizza,  Shane's/  McDonald's Night)  Karen Schunk
 Alicia McBride

 Fundraiser Card Tiffany Messinger
 Gorsky Farm Fundraiser Kim Wilson
 Hannaford Helps Mrs. Brimhall
Holiday Staff Lunch (January)
 Kerensa Rybak
Chair needed ‘18-‘19

 Ice Cream Social/Welcome Back (September)  Kim Wilson
Shadow needed ‘18-‘19
 Kids in Art Holiday Project Shannon James
 Kindergarten Orientation &  Registration  Eileen Carson
 Lego Robotics (Jr. FLL team in fall, NXT programming in spring) Kathleen Norton    
 Membership & Directory  Lynn Cronin
 Newsletter Sue Truitt

Nominating Commitee        

 Sarah Schanz
Lynn Cronin
Valerie Cooper
Chair needed ‘18-‘19

 Odyssey of the Mind 
 Linda MacFarlane
Jen Stelzer
Chairs needed ‘18-‘19

 PTA Website and Social Media
 Sam Millington
 Kim Wilson
 Publicity  Kara Lynch
 Read-iculously Fun Night
 Kim Matura
Beth Miles
 Misty VanDerVeer
Kathleen Norton
 Rummage Sale  Judy Beyer
 Scholarship Kim Matura
 School Pictures (During School Day)  Norah Hoefer
Chair needed ‘18-‘19
 School Spirit Apparel  Michelle Miller

 School Supply Kits    Corey Dugan
 Shen Inventors Chair needed ‘18-‘19  
 SPARK Studio (formerly called  the PTA After School Program or  PASA)
 Sarah Schanz
Sherry Schermerhorn
 Staff Appreciation WeekAngela Stradling
 Michelle Miller