Committee Descriptions

2020-2021 PTA Committees
Consider joining  any (or all) of our PTA committees by contacting the committee chairs for more information.

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Auction
Chair: no current chair

Please email dawndrobbin@gmail.com if you are interested in this committee!

Book Fair
Twice a year (typically October and March) we hold a Little Shop of Stories book fair. Little Shop selects a collection of books for purchase at the WP library. Children and families have several opportunities to peruse the books during, before and after school with a portion of the sales going to the WP Library Fund. Volunteers are needed during the fair to help the students fill out wish lists, ring up sales, and set up/take down the fair.
Chair:  Jessie Duroe Hadley (jduroehadley@gmail.com)

Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Seeks to:
•Educate our community of adults and children on the heart behind matters of race and diversity
•Initiate previously unexplored and enhance existing conversations around acceptance and understanding
•Strengthen empathy between families through sharing of traditions
•Advocate for families and students adversely affected by incidents and concerns of inequity or discrimination
Chairs: April Biagioni (abiagioni@att.net) and Lonnie Parker (parker.lonnie@gmail.com)

Join our WPES Diversity Facebook page. We would also appreciate anyone's participation in our committee planning by signing up for a volunteer spot for one of our subcommittees. Please see the below links for both.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/362636607605446/?ref=share
https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f094fadaa2ba7f85-diversity

Garden Committee
The garden will continue to thrive this fall! The Garden Committee plans to have a regular workday one evening per week. Day of the week TBD. Everyone is welcome, no garden experience needed. Just show up! In addition, there will be a weekly harvest -- possibly Wednesdays. The Garden Committee will harvest and bag garden produce to be delivered to WP staff. We need families to volunteer to deliver these bags. Each family will deliver 2-3 bags each week. The time commitment should be less than one hour. It is a great way to safely get involved and show appreciation to WP staff.
Chairs: Kristy Bible (kristyandwill@mac.com) and Kim Ritger

Grants Committee
Each year, the WP PTA provides grants to teachers and parents for school and classroom improvements or programs. The Grants Committee reviews and recommends the funding requests from WPES teachers, staff and families to enhance the Winnona Park educational mission and learning environment  Historically, the grants committee has held a fall and spring application cycle to consider grant applications, and would then present recommendations to the PTA board for review.  The Grants Committee supports innovation and meaningful educational endeavors within the WPES community.
Chairs: Lindsay Hodgson (lindsay.hodgson@gmail.com) and Kelly Brown (Lawyersoap@gmail.com)

Fun Run/Tree and Candle Sale Committee
Join your fellow Winnona Park family and friends for a special event that combines a fun run with the Tree Sale on the Winnona Park Field. The fun run starts with a group warmup that is followed by a Tot Trot and "Jog-a-thon" style run for kids and adults. Following the run, shop the tree, wreath, and holiday candle sale. We'll need a lot of helpers to run these events!
Chairs: Amy Husseini (amyajay@hotmail.com), Amanda Schroeder (amanda.a.schroeder@gmail.com) and Chris Stirn (cpstirn@gmail.com)

Passive Fundraising
Families and friends (don’t forget to tell grandparents) of Winnona Park can help raise funds for PTA initiatives by registering with corporate give-back programs. WPES earns funds when registered shoppers make purchases with these corporate partners or scan their qualifying receipts in the new Box Tops mobile app.
Chair: Sarah Moye (smcvoy@yahoo.com)

  • Amazon Smile
    If new to the Smile program:
    1. Log on to your Amazon account via www.smile.amazon.com.
    2. Search for Winnona Park Elementary PTA in the search box and click “select".
    If you’re already an Amazon Smile shopper and would like to change your charitable organization to Winnona Park Elementary PTA, follow these steps
    And always remember to use the smile.amazon.com address to shop!
  • Box Tops for Education
    Get the app and learn more about scanning receipts with qualifying purchases
    www.boxtops4education.com/
    If you have box tops to donate, we’ll pick them up! Email Sarah Moye at smcvoy@yahoo.com for details.
  • Publix Partners
    Follow the steps at the link below to sign up for Club Publix and earn WPES money with every purchase https://corporate.publix.com/community/corporate-campaigns/publix-partners
  • Minted.com fundraising
    Coming in November: A unique code anyone can use to get a discount on purchases (such as holiday cards) at Minted.com and help WPES earn money at the same time.
  • Mabels Labels
    Earn money for WPES when you shop at www.MabelsLabels.com for dishwasher-safe, laundry-safe, personalized peel-and-stick labels for clothing, water bottles, school supplies and more. Your order ships free to you and WPES earns a percentage of your purchase! Visit campaigns.mabelslabels.com, search for Winnona Park Elementary School, and start shopping!


Read-a-thon Committee
Winnona Park's annual Read-a-Thon is a school-wide fundraising event supporting our kids in developing a love of reading and strong reading habits. Over the course of a week, students will log minutes spent reading (or having someone read to them) and collect pledges from friends and family through their own personal event webpages.  Read-a-Thon is one of Winnona Park’s most important school fundraisers, supporting many important PTA initiatives throughout the year.
Charis: Lauren Brown (laurenbrown216@gmail.com) and Hetal Rathod (hetal.bodawala@gmail.com)

S’mores and More Committee
Chair: Nadia Stefansson

Snow Cone Social
Chairs: no current chairs
Please email courtneysolliePTA@gmail.com if you are interested in this committee!

Spirit Wear Committee
The Winnona Park Spirit Wear Committee designs products (t-shirts, hoodies and water bottles) for students and families to display their Winnona Park pride! Volunteers can work on the design, sales or distribution.
Chairs: Ellen Narain (ellennarain@gmail.com) and Gina Townsend (townsend.gina@gmail.com)

Variety Show Committee
Chairs: no current chair
Please email courtneysolliePTA@gmail.com if you are interested in this committee!

Walk and Roll/Safe Routes to School Committee
Every second Wednesday of the month Winnona Park families walk or roll (bike/scooter, etc.) to school as a fun way to increase activity in our students/parents day and help us feel better while decreasing car traffic and local pollution. There is coffee and music and opportunities to get to know other WPES parents/families/friends. Last year, our community had an average participation over 60 percent. We also serve as the liaison/advocates for Winnona Park with the City of Decatur, County, and State Safe Routes to School Initiatives.
Chairs: Chris Stirn (cpstirn@gmail.com)

Yearbook Committee
The Winnona Park Yearbook Committee is responsible for creating a book that captures the fun, exploration, and hard work our students, staff, and community put into WPES each year. The committee consists of the yearbook chair, the second grade tribute manager, and most importantly, volunteer photographers and photo contributions by parents throughout the school year. Photos can be sent to winnonayearbook@gmail.com.
Chairs: Kristen Pastras and Nikki Llewellyn