Back To School Packets – Open
Materials are provided by the front office just prior to the start of school. Coordinates volunteers to assemble packets that will be delivered to the classroom teachers and distributed to scholars on the first day of class.
Contacts front office for date and time of luncheon for faculty and staff of approximately 70 people (generally occurring the Monday before school starts). Coordinates the selection, purchase and delivery of menu items, which may include coordinating volunteers for donated items. Provides set up and take down on day of the luncheon.
Board Watcher – Open
Board Watchers attend the Board of Education meetings at Town Hall, taking notes, introducing yourself to the board as a Wolcott parent, and representing our school whenever needed. Shares notes with at the PTO meeting and/or email them to the VP of communication so that the information can be shared with the Wolcott community.
Box Tops for Education – Jani DeMichele
Sets the collection schedule; traditionally, the Fall contest ends around Halloween and the Spring contest ends after Spring Break. Valid Tops (un-expired) are counted and bagged and then sent to General Mills. For more details check out the website www.boxtops4education.comfor participating products.
Cultural Council – Krista Eddy
Coordinates donations for the WH Cultural Council, which provides a wide variety of cultural performances across the district annually.
Family Game Night – Tania Sprankle
Coordinates purchase of bingo supplies, prizes and concessions for a fun night of BINGO and prizes for the whole family to enjoy, generally taking place in February or March. Coordinates volunteers for bingo board and concession sales, as well as bingo caller.
Fifth Grade Luncheon/Desserts – Open
This position is held by 4th grade parents. Serves as a point person with current 5th grade class to coordinate 5th grade lunch/desserts near the end of school.
Fifth Grade Memory Night – Natalie Ford
Fifth Grade Yearbook – Open
Hartford Yard Goats Game – Brooks Fischer
Wolcott night at the Yard Goats for families, usually held in May. Chair coordinates with stadium management and organizes ticket sales.
The Wolcott Children’s Forest comes to life to celebrate the Halloween Season. Parents/Families volunteer to create scenes in the forest while visitors tour for a good scare. Other volunteer opportunities include ticket sales, security, refreshment sales. There is a charge for all visitors.
Movie Night in the Wolcott Forest – Open
Coordinates showing of free G-rated outdoor movie in Wolcott Forest in the Fall.
Paul Cryan Photos – Angela Nadeau
Coordinates photo sessions with the infamous Paul Cryan in the spring.
Serves as Wolcott representative to district-wide committee. Attends semi-monthly meetings and shares notes with at the PTO meeting and/or email them to the VP of Communication so that the information can be shared with the Wolcott community.
Read-A-Thon – Amy Myerson
Coordinates material distribution and collection for Wolcott Read-A-Thon with Library Media Specialist.
Exciting 1.2-mile race that allows kids to “Run-a-Muck” through the Wolcott Children’s Forest. They will be challenged by 11 obstacles, including scaling walls, crawling through mud, sliding down hills, and much more! This race is no walk in the park...it is a down and dirty and physical agility challenge.
A signature event for the school taking place in June. The PTO rents inflatables, raffle prizes, food, and more. Classroom parents volunteer to manage various carnival games. Many staff members contribute to a special teachers raffle. This event also serves as a PTO fundraiser.
Annual school portraits taken by Grinn & Barrett during October. Package information sent home to parents before picture day.
Spirit Wear – Open
Coordinates sale and distribution of Wolcott spirit wear.
Manages and coordinates the year long Stop & Shop gift card fundraising program, including sign ups, card purchases and distributions, and payments. Needed for 2020- Treasurer and Communications Manager.
Staff Appreciation Day – Kendra Bigger
Coordinates PTO’s Staff Appreciation luncheon during Teacher Appreciation week in May.
The annual school talent show highlights the exceptional talents of our students in a fun filled family night which typically takes place in early spring. This position shares the job with the current committee chair helping plan and coordinate the talent show .
Tea Cup Auction – Kim Jewell
Coordinates the collection of themed baskets from each classroom; room parents organize donations for the baskets.. Organizes ticket sales during November.
West Hartford Scholarships – Amber Kocay
Participates in the West Hartford Scholarship Committee to choose high school scholarship recipients from Conard and Hall.
Wolfpack Night– Open
New in 2019-2020! Wolcott's choir will sing the National Anthem at a Hartford Wolfpack game. Wolcott will also profit from this evening and keep $5 for every ticket we sell to this game. Occurs in the Spring.