PTO Committees

All major PTO events/activities are organized through a committee, whether it is an event that happens at a specific time during the year, or ongoing throughout the year.  Below are descriptions of these committees, with a chairperson listed when appropriate. All of these committees require many volunteers.  We appreciate your help, so if you are interested in being involved with any of the committees, please email Sargentpto.communications@gmail.com and we can direct your message to the appropriate point person.


SINGLE EVENTS:


Fun Run Committee - Andrea Keyo
The Fun Run is Sargent's largest fundraiser.  By running or walking as many laps as they can, students help raise funds to support their school. 90 volunteers are needed throughout the day, either handing out water, marking lap cards or tallying pledge sheets. Event Timing: Mid-October


Book Fair - Kris Murray

The Book Fair Chair is responsible for running two (fall and spring) Scholastic Book Fairs.  The fall book fair takes place in November, in conjunction with Gingerbread House Decorating.  The spring book fair is held in March and coincides with Breakfast Buddies.  This chairperson needs a significant number of volunteers to serve as cashiers (training provided) and to help children locate books. 

1) Fall Book Fair:  Volunteers are needed throughout the school day and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening.

Event Timing: November/December

2) Spring Book Fair:  Volunteers are needed starting at 8:30 a.m. , and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on extended hours evening.

Event Timing: March/April

We ask volunteers to work in 2 hour shifts.  In addition we need parents to serve on the Planning Committee.  Duties include helping to plan the fall and spring book fairs and overseeing events as they take place.  The time commitment is minimal and this is a great way to help out Sargent School.

Winter Carnival -Amanda Robinson and Melissa Berkley

This is a very popular Sargent event! It is a family fun night that has included games, crafts, and the bake walk. Needless to say, we need MANY, MANY volunteers to make this event a success. Volunteers are needed both for planning and set up.

Event Timing: February

Landscaping - Andrea Lee

The Landscaping Committee is responsible for the maintenance and beautification of various areas on the school grounds. The committee members are responsible for weeding, planting spring bulbs and fall mums, maintaining and mulching the flowerbeds, trimming shrubs and other jobs to tidy and beautify the school grounds. No experience is needed, just a desire to be outdoors and help keep the school grounds looking nice.  Committee also plans weekend events for Sargent families to assist in planting and clean-up!

Sargent has a Woodland Study Area on the east side of the property. It hosts a variety of native plants and animals and boasts a walking trail. All students are welcome to use it, and the fifth grade studies the area throughout the school year. Volunteers are needed to help clear the trails, remove harmful plants, and maintain the wooden walkways.

Spring Breakfast Buddies - Glenna Pickett

Breakfast Buddies is a fun event where parents and their children can enjoy breakfast together before school.  Six to seven volunteers are needed on each day that week to perform one or more of the following tasks:

1)    Set up buffet table with food/condiments

2)    Serve at buffet table and replenish food items

3)    Man beverage table and/or prepare hot cocoa in advance

4)    Assist with clean-up

5)    Misc tasks such as grocery shopping, etc.

Event Timing: April

Staff Appreciation Week - Maria Nardella and Emily Cordaro

This is the week set aside throughout the district to show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate what they do for our children.  At Sargent we show our appreciation in the following ways:

1.    Breakfast each morning.  

2.    A Luncheon on the curriculum day of that week.

3.    A drawing for a homemade dinner each day

4.    Hand-made gifts for the teachers and staff (coordinated by Room Parents with students)

5.    Drop off and morning playground supervision

Event Timing: May


ONGOING COMMITTEES

Communication                                  

Monday Message, Flyers, E-mail Notices -  Liz Hamel

Social Media, Facebook/Instagram - Amanda Robinson

Directory - PTO Co-Secretaries

Yearbook  - Melanie Foley

Enrichment Council - Robyn Delaney

The North Andover Schools Enrichment Council is a volunteer-run, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.  Founded in 1986, its mission is to support, strengthen and enrich the North Andover school curriculum by providing in-school cultural and educational programs in the Sciences and Humanities. Volunteers are needed to plan the show schedules and assist performers on the day of the show.

Garden - Lisa Roberts, Kim Hearst, Hillary Stasonis, Lisa Louth

There is a Sargent garden located on school grounds, used to grow vegetables and flowers used for classroom lessons and providing vegetables for eating.  This garden is funded by the Sargent PTO.

Library Coordinator - Kris Murray

The Sargent library is completely funded through the Sargent PTO.  60+ parent volunteers help the students check out books and re-shelve returned books.

Room Parent Coordinator - Kris Murray and Melissa Berkley

Each class has 1-3 room parents that assist the teachers with classroom parties and volunteer schedules.  Most teachers have sign ups for this role during their Open House Night in September.

Smart Money - Becky Stronck/Co-Treasurers

There are several programs that bring funds to Sargent with products that families use already.

BoxTops, shopping at Stop and Shop with your card registered for Sargent, and AmazonSmile.

5th Grade Committee  -  Michelle Verminski and Jeanette Coney