2016-2017 Markham PTA Committees

All Chairperson Contacts

Art ShowMarcie Eberharteberhartm@ae.com
Book FairJulie Seiffertjmseiffert@gmail.com
Book FairLaurie Votalaurievota@gmail.com
Book FairStephanie Incorvatiincorvati@verizon.net
BylawsTracy Pault_paul2@yahoo.com
Communications AssistantErin Drozdaerindrozda@yahoo.com
Community ServiceMoria Aulbachmoiraaulbach@gmail.com
Corporate RewardsErin Drozdaerindrozda@yahoo.com
Cultural ArtsTracy Tinnemeyerttinnemeyer@gmail.com
DirectoryLinda Harroldleharrold@gmail.com
Election Day Bake SaleMandy Mitchellshultzmitchell@gmail.com
Election Day Bake SaleEdiri Montoyaeorife@yahoo.com
Environmental ConcernsMegan Millmanmegan.millman@gmail.com
Event Fund ManagerMary Byrnemomalleybyrne@yahoo.com
Family Reading NightAlyssa Jonesalyssabjones@me.com
Field Day 2017Angie Borrisavborris@aol.com
Gym LiaisonJulie Baychjulieslucie@gmail.com
Health & SafetySue Galeonesue.galeone@gmail.com
Holiday FairLynn CollinsCollins6@comcast.net
Holiday FairTeresa Donehueteresadonehue@hotmail.com
Ice Cream SocialLisa McCormicklisadalo57@yahoo.com
Ice Skating PartyDeb Gilldeborah.gill@yahoo.com
Juvenile ProtectionSue Galeonesue.galeone@gmail.com
Kindergarten OrientationShelley Pieklikswpieklik@gmail.com
Landscape/PlaygroundCarrie Andrecarrie.l.andre@gmail.com
Library SupportSarah MillerSargarb@aol.com
Markham Circle BreakfastAnn Bozickbozick.ann@gmail.com
Markham Event PhotographerAmy Baderamy.bader@gmail.com
Markham's Got TalentAmy Baderamy.bader@gmail.com
Markham MagicAlyssa Jonesalyssabjones@me.com
Markham Messenger Co-EditorsMichelle Markowitzmm0530@gmail.com
Markham Messenger Co-EditorsTracy Londontracy.ellinwood@gmail.com
Markham Messenger Co-EditorsLinda Harroldleharrold@gmail.com
MembershipCorby Laroccacjlarocca@gmail.com
Memory BookPatrish Dobosh
Moira Aulbach
Movie NightAmy Spikulaamyrob99@verizon.net
Newcomers (Human Relations)Kristin Darcyksdarcy@hotmail.com
Odyssey of the MindCara Williamscarawilliams2@verizon.net
Parent EducationMoira Aulbachmoiraaulbaach@gmail.com
Picture DayAmy Spikulaamyrob99@verizon.net
Read-A-ThonAngela DePlatoangela.deplato@gmail.com
Read-A-ThonJulie Baychjulieslucie@gmail.com
Read for the RecordAmy Tetlowamytetlow@verizon.net
Reflections (Arts in Education)Kelley Bowenk.bowen@hotmail.com
Spelling BeeTracy Londontracy.ellinwood@gmail.com
Spirit WearMarcie Eberharteberhartm@ae.com
Staff AppreciationKari Reslerreslerkj@hotmail.com
Teacher AppreciationMelinda Berdyckberdycks0825@msn.com
Technology/WebsiteSue Galeonesue.galeone@gmail.com
Welcome Back PicnicKari Reslerreslerkj@hotmail.com
Grade Level Coordinators
K Class of 2028Tracy Pault_paul2@yahoo.com
1 Class of 2027Shelley Pieklikswpieklik@gmail.com
2 Class of 2026Tracy Tinnemeyerttinnemeyer@gmail.com
3 Class of 2025Laurie Votalaurievota@gmail.com
4 Class of 2024Kelly Bowenkbowen@hotmail.com
5 Class of 2023Eileen Meadeeileenmeade@comcast.net
K - AM Coffee and KleenexTBD
K - PM Coffee and KleenexTBD

The Art Show

This chairperson assists the art teacher in displaying art work for the open house (May).

Book Fair

At the end of winter we have a Scholastic Book Fair. Students can purchase or pick books during the day and come back in the evening to shop with the rest of the family and enjoy the Markham Ice Cream Social. Students also may purchase a book selected for the classroom by the teacher. All profit from the Book Fair is taken as Scholastic Books for the Markham Library and classrooms.

Community Service

This chairperson organizes community service projects promoted through the PTA.

Corporate Rewards

This chairperson collects and submits Box Tops, promotes Apples for Students, Target REDcard, etc.

Cultural Arts

The PTA provides several cultural arts programs each year for the students. In addition, the District usually provides one program that is presented at all seven elementary schools. The programs may include music, dance, art or science-related activities. The Cultural Arts chairperson will meet with the PTA Council Cultural Arts Committee and then present ideas to the Markham Cultural Arts Committee for approval. The Committee consists of the Principal, Cultural Arts chairperson, Co-Presidents, the music teacher and a teacher representative.

Election Day Bake Sale

The Election Day Bake Sale is one of the few PTA fundraisers each year and we need your help to maximize the impact of this popular event!

We would greatly appreciate donations of baked goods, as well as volunteers to help set up the day before the bake sale or to take a shift working at the bake sale on Election Day. In the past, the following have been top sellers:

  • Pumpkin rolls
  • Cookies
  • Brownies (no icing, please)
  • Scones
  • Pepperoni rolls
  • Quick breads (banana, cranberry, pumpkin, etc.)
  • Cupcakes
  • Donuts
  • Bottled water

Thank you for your anticipated help!

Environmental Concerns

This chairperson coordinates "Walk to School Week" in October; Earth Day activities in April; other green initiatives such as recycling (Ongoing).

Event Fund Manager

This chairperson is responsible for verification, collection, and deposit of funds from PTA events (Ongoing).

Family Reading Night

This fun October event is designed to promote literacy and families reading together.
This is done through different family activities centering around reading and books. The school Librarian works with the committee to prepare for the evening.

Field Day

This chairperson assists the Markham Staff to execute a school-wide outdoor event celebrating the end of the year (June).

Fifth Grade Linsly Trip

Fifth grade students at Markham Elementary participate in a three-day field trip to Linsly Outdoor Center and a number of special year-end events. The funds for the field trip and events are raised by the fifth grade students and their parents, not the PTA. The school principal maintains those funds in a dedicated MTLSD account. Fifth grade is appreciative of any support for its fundraisers by the Markham community!

5th Grade Activities Coordinator/Treasurer

Luisa Beigi, lrbeigi6@gmail.com

Fifth Grade Ice Cream Treat Sale

Chairs: Stephanie Incorvati, incorvati@verizon.net and Tamara O'Brien, evaszabospa@gmail.com

Ice cream treats are sold on Fridays in the MPR for $1.25 each. Ice Cream Passes are also available for purchase. Watch the Messenger for information on how to order passes. Please do not ask Mrs. Miller for the passes.

Fifth Grade Lebo Spirit Wear Sale


New this year!! In November, 5th grade will be selling Mt. Lebanon spirit wear such as socks, shirts, shorts, stadium blankets and “game day” outdoor folding chairs. More details to come.

Fifth Grade Memory Book Liason

Chair: Amy Spikula, amyrobb99@verizon.net

Please send any pictures to Amy!

Fifth Grade Restaurant Nights Fundraiser

Chair: Stacy Dee, StacyD@ReifersonMiller.com

Several fundraising nights will be planned at local restaurants. Plan to attend with your friends to combine a memory with an opportunity to support 5th grade!

Grade Level Coordinators (K-5)

Grade Level Coordinators (one per grade) work with the Homeroom Parents to organize and execute grade-level coffees at the beginning of the year; help facilitate the parent volunteer sign-up lottery at the coffees; and communicate with the teachers/parents as needed throughout the year. Grade Level Coordinators automatically become Homeroom Parents for their child's class.

Gym Liaison

The Gym Liaison is available to help the Physical Education Teacher with any activities that may require parent volunteers or participation. A popular event is the Easter Seals fundraiser “Hop for Hope” jump rope event in the spring.

Holiday Fair

A chance for our Markham students to shop ‘til they drop. During the holiday season, we provide a store for students to purchase gifts for family and friends.

Ice Cream Social

This is a wonderful Markham tradition.Come in the evening to experience the Science Fair and stop in the Multi Purpose Room to have some Ice Cream topped with whipped cream and a cherry!

Ice Skating Party

This chairperson organizes a school wide skating event (February).

Juvenile Protection

This chairperson coordinates PTA juvenile protection concerns with appropriate school district and municipal personnel.

Kindergarten Orientation

In the spring of each year, the incoming Kindergarten students and parents participate in an orientation event at the school. We provide light refreshments and a craft favor for the children.

Kindergarten Popsicle Playdate

This chairperson organizes a morning playdate on the Markham Playground complete with popsicles for all incoming kindergarteners before school starts.


This chairperson is responsible for coordinating grounds care and clean up of the gardens and playground.

Library Support

This chairperson assists the Librarian as necessary.

Markham Circle Breakfast

Start your day with your child at Markham! Students are invited to bring one special guest to school for a light breakfast and socializing with friends before they start their school day. Coffee, juice, doughnuts and bagels are provided.

Markham's Got Talent!

All lyrics and costumes must be age appropriate (i.e., intended for an elementary school audience). Lyrics will have a final approval from Dr. Freil. We strongly encourage lyrics that do not include violence or adult content. Please remember that this is a show for children of all ages. Parents are asked to please review their child’s dance/music selection before returning the registration form.

Markham Magic

This is our much-anticipated spring carnival to cap off another great year for the kids at Markham. It is a great evening for Markham children and their families and friends with games, entertainment and food!

Markham Messenger Editors

These chairpersons are responsible for layout of the weekly Markham Messenger Newsletter using MySchoolAnywhere.

Memory Book

These chairpeople create and organize a yearbook for students that is distributed at the end of the year.

Movie Night

This chairperson coordinates the movie night event at school.

Newcomers and Human Services

In August, new Markham families are invited to attend an orientation to get to know our school and our PTA. Light refreshments are provided at this event. All year, the chairperson will be in contact with any new families who move to Markham.

Odyssey of the Mind

What's Odyssey of the Mind? "Odyssey" is a fun, international creative-thinking competition. Teams of 5 to 7 kids work together to problem-solve & develop their creative talents. Odyssey provides a positive atmosphere for team-work and competition and teams meet for approximately 1 ½ hours once a week from October through March. Think of it as a sports team for the creative side of the mind.

Teams are assigned a problem in the Fall and challenged to create an 8-minute presentation with their solution. There is no “right” answer, so the more creative the better. After deciding on the solution, the team writes the script, makes the costumes, props, set, and practices its performance. All this on a limited budget and without parental help. Each team presents at a tournament at Moon High School on the 1st Saturday in March.

Be a coach and assemble a team! We can provide names of interested kids who are looking for a team. If you can't coach, we'll provide your child's name to a coach who is looking for other team members.

Visit Odyssey's National website at: www.odysseyofthemind.com/learn_more.php

Picture Day

This chairperson assists photographer with photo sessions at school; distributes and collects order envelopes (September).


Calling all readers! Each year the Read-A-Thon takes place in the fall. Markham students in each grade will challenge each other to beat their grade level minutes read from last year. The Read-a-Thon has a 1,000 minute club, a top reader prize for each grade level along with a classroom competition to gather the most sponsors. This is one of the PTA’s BIGGEST fundraisers of the year so please encourage your child to participate in this important event for Markham!

Read-a-thon Calendar

Read-a-thon Suggestion for Sponsor Support

Read For the Record

This chairperson coordinates participation in the event, including advertising and managing volunteer readers (October).


Reflections is an arts recognition and achievement program sponsored by the National PTA. Each year, students reflect upon a new theme and share their interpretations of that theme through several artistic categories, including:

  • Visual arts
  • Photography
  • Music Composition
  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature

The PTA believes all children deserve quality arts education and we encourage students to pursue artistic expression through participation in the Reflections program. Markham has historically sent students on to place at the regional and state levels. All participants are celebrated and recognized.

Science Fair

These chairpersons (2) distributes information to children, holds introductory meeting and coordinates events, held one evening in February.

Spelling Bee

Markham Elementary School participates in the Scripps National Spelling Bee program each year. Classroom spelling bees take place at the teachers' discretion and grade level bees follow conducted by Dr. Freil in December. The top spellers in Grades 4 and 5 are eligible to compete in the Annual Markham Elementary Spelling Bee that is typically held in January. The winner of the Markham Spelling Bee or the alternate (if the winner is unable to compete) will move on to the Annual Western PA Spelling Bee. Finally, the winner of the Western PA Spelling Bee will receive an all-expense paid trip to represent the region in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in the spring.


Markham Spiritwear comes in handy on “Wear Red Wednesday’s” and at any Markham event including the annual Steelers vs. Mt. Lebanon School District teachers. Order forms are available in the fall each year and items for sale typically include short and long-sleeved t-shirts, shorts, and sweatshirts.

Staff Appreciation

This chairperson is responsible for acknowledging school staff on specific dates throughout the year (i.e. school crossing guard day, custodian appreciation day).


The Technology/Website chairperson is responsible for the update and maintenance of our PTA Website. Remember to check the Website for the latest PTA happenings and news.

If you would like any additions or revisions to your committee's page, please email the Website Committee Chair.

Teacher Appreciation

This chairperson plans a luncheon for teachers and coordinates teacher recognition daily.

Teacher Appreciation - Door Decorating

This chairperson is oversees the decoration of the classroom doors that kicks off Teacher Appreciation Week.

Welcome Back Picnic

This chairperson is responsible for organizing the picnic at the start of the school year.

Markham Event Photographer

This chairperson photographs “school-wide” events for inclusion in the Memory Book and website.

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