Hoover PTA Committees 2018-2019

There are multiple ways to become involved with the PTA, whether you have just a little or a lot of time to spare! Please contact President Jamie Freeman if you would like to chair a committee, volunteer, help or simply learn more about opportunities available.

Following is the list of Hoover parents who are leading committees for the 2018-2019 school year. Please reach out to them with specific questions about their committee.

Adopt-a-Family

A community service project in November for which students collect items for a needy family during the holiday season.

Chair:

Ann Werzyn

412-605-4431

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Apparel Sale

Designs and sells Hoover Logo clothing to families and students through a local vendor.

Chair:

Shannon Harpst

412-606-8179

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Audit

Selected in May to conduct an audit during the summer and present a report at the September meeting.

Chair:

CURRENTLY OPEN

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Bake Sale

Organizes a Bake Sale fundraiser for the November Election Day.

Chairs:

Kara Trant

412-303-4653

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Breakfast with Someone Special

Organizes and provides a breakfast to which children can bring a special adult. Held in late April or May.

Chair:

Carol Rossetti

412-279-1799

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Budget

Prepares annual operating budget. This position is fulfilled by the Treasurer

Chair

Lauren Taylor

412-630-0071

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Carnival (5th grade parent)

An evening of fun and games planned by the fifth grade students and their families, for the entire Hoover Community.

Chair:

Carol Rossetti

412-708-2668

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Clothing Drive

A community service project in the Spring to collect clothing for needy families.

Chair:

Carol Rossetti412-708-2668

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Corporate Rewards

Publicize and monitor various rewards programs in which Hoover families can participate (Box Top labels, Amazon Smile, etc.). Research and implement new programs with the input of the President.

Chair:

Dawn Cooper

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Cultural Arts

Responsible for scheduling cultural arts assemblies/programs in conjunction with PTA Council Cultural Arts committee and Hoover Elementary School administration

Chair:

Jessica Quinn-Horgan412-513-9398

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Environmental Concerns

Addresses environmental issues at Hoover including pesticide use and recycling (old tennis shoes, water bottles, etc.)

Chair:

Carol Rossetti412-708-2668

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Fall Family Night

A September “welcome back” family picnic at Hoover school with pizza, inflatables, face painting, a DJ and more.

Chair:

Carol Rossetti412-708-2668

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Field Day

A May event of games and races for 1st through 5th grades

Chair:

CURRENTLY OPEN



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Fifth Grade Activities

Coordinates special end-of-year activities for the students moving on to middle school.

Chair:

Julie Smith412-401-7284
Katie Kambitsis412-973-0137
Heather Harbet412-977-6975
Mary Kay Davis412-527-8950
Christine Mains

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Flower Sale

Organizes sale and delivery of Winter and Spring plant and flower sales, including flowers, herbs and vegetable plants.

Chair:

Olivia Frye

412-780-4794

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Food Bank

A February community service project collecting nonperishable goods for needy families.

Chair:

Olivia Frye

412-780-4794

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Hoover "Run the Woods" 5K

Plans and organizes a 5K race that starts at Hoover and winds through the local neighborhoods. Recruit sponsors. Act as Liaison with Race Directors and PTA.

Chair

Lauren Taylor

412-630-0071
Laurel Chiapetta412-600-0062
Julie Smith412-401-7284

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Holiday Gift Shop

Obtains both handmade and purchased items for sale and coordinates volunteers during the December sale where students shop for family and friends.

Chair:

Carol Rossetti412-708-2668
Cristina Battaglia412-215-4117

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Homeroom Coordinator

Recruits and assists Parent Coordinators for grades K – 5.

Chair:

Pauli Green412-498-8688

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Hoover Headlines (Newsletter and Quick Announcements)

Publishes the bi-weekly PTA newsletter, Hoover Headlines. Also arranges for distribution of Hoover’s newsletter to other schools, school board and department heads.

Chair:

Melissa Harman614-406-0061
Abby ChitesterQuick Announcements
Kelley JohnsonHoover Headlines

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Hospitality

Coordinates refreshments for PTA meetings and other Hoover functions. This position is typically filled by the Vice President.

Chair:

Carol Rossetti412-708-2668

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Human Relations

This position is fulfilled by the PTA President.

Chair:

Jamie Freeman412-225-9003

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International Night

Coordinates a Spring evening of celebrating our multi-faceted Hoover family cultures through food, crafts and entertainment.

Chair:

CURRENTLY OPEN

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Juvenile Protection

Identifies and resolves problems with traffic and pedestrian issues around the school.

Chair:

Carol Rossetti412-708-2668

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Kindergarten Orientation

Works with school principal and personnel to help plan and coordinate Kindergarten Orientation for parents and students.

Chair:

Lyndsay Capriotti

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Legislation/Bylaws

Provides pertinent congressional and legislative information. Chair must update the Standing rules and Bylaws. In addition, works with Counsel Bylaws chair.

Chair:

Ed Rodgers412-916-0733

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Library & Maker Space Volunteer Coordinator

Assists the school in securing volunteers for both the student library and Matt's Maker Space.

Chair:

Dawn Cooper

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Lunchtime Clubs

Organizes various skills, languages, games and book clubs to be taught by volunteers during lunch in the winter months.

Chair:

Lauren Taylor 412-630-0071


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Membership

Focuses on recruitment of parents and teachers to become members of the Hoover PTA. Typically chaired by the current PTA President.

Chair:

Carol Rossetti412-708-2668

Dawn Cooper

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Odyssey of the Mind

Files paperwork and submits payments for OOTM Teams. Helps to recruit coaches and team members.

Chair:

Heather Geisler

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Read-A-Thon

Plans and organizes the Hoover annual read-a-thon to maximize student participation in the event. Encourages sponsors to pledge their payment based on the time read or a flat donation.

Chair:

Jenn Vaughn

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Scholastic Book Sales

Offers monthly sales of Scholastic books to students through flyers and order forms sent home. Volunteers needed to collate forms and sort orders.

Chair:

Kelley Johnson
Melissa Harman

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School in the Park (3rd grade parent)

Coordinates volunteers for the third graders' Spring day in Bird Park.

Chair:

Olivia Frye

412-780-4794

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School Photographs

Organizes volunteers to help with school picture day in September.

Chair:

Kirsten Bruder412-812-6577

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Scripts Spelling Bee

Coordinates with PTA Council and Hoover school for the Spring 4th and 5th grade spelling bee.

Chair:

Melinda Petrich

412-276-6865

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Spirit Nights

Coordinates with local businesses to hold fundraising events throughout the school year.

Chair:

Abby Chitester

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Staff Appreciation

Coordinates activities for a week in May that recognizes our teachers and staff.

Chair:

Amy Boomhower724-882-3819
Lauren Taylor443-630-0071

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Talent Show

Plans and organizes the now annual Hoover's Got Talent show and works with students to present the show to the Hoover Community.

Chair:

Amy Boomhower724-882-3819
Maria Fabyonic412-860-5364

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Technology/Website

Maintains the PTA Hoover website. Attends all website Trainings.

Chair:

Melissa Harman614-406-0061
Jamie Freeman
412-225-9003

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