Committee Info

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

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.

Back To School Teacher/Staff Luncheon – Michele Matzinger & Natasha Valdez-Palazzotto

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.

Haunted Forest – Brooks Fischer & Rob Oliver

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.

Parent Teacher Council – Michele Matzinger & Jenny Fischer

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.

Run A Muck – Aileen Bastos & Natasha Valdez-Palazzotto

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.

School Fair – Erica Nestor & Rich Dube

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.

School Pictures – Wendy McGrath & Wendy Ganci

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.

Stop & Shop Program – Amy Truskoski, Pat Almeida & Tracey Caldwell (Seeking replacements for 2020)

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.

Talent Show – Ryan & Tara Binder

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.