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All volunteers must register online and undergo the annual background check prior to volunteering in the school. Volunteers can work in any HISD school for the school year once cleared by the background check.

 

Volunteer Opportunities & Descriptions

Check out our volunteer opportunities awaiting you at Poe. Let us know what your volunteer interests are by filling out our Volunteer Interests Form.

Questions? Email communications@poepto.org

 

Poe Elementary welcomes and encourages all parents to participate in school activities. Our PTO volunteers make it possible for the school to conduct programs that enhance its students' and teachers' educational environment. The descriptions offer a brief overview of the roles and responsibilities of the Poe PTO Board and committees taken from the by-laws. Positions are for one-year terms beginning July 1st and ending June 30th. 

Please note that underneath each chair position there are numerous volunteer needs.

 

Campus Support

Are you interested in supporting our campus related initiatives? Whether you are great with outdoor projects or hospitality is the name of your game, we have lots of volunteer needs to choose from.

  • Building & Grounds
  • Community Relations
  • Lost & Found
  • Outdoor Education
  • Recycling
  • School Supplies
  • Staff Appreciation
  • Reading Mentor
  • Uniform Store
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Family Experience & Enrichment

Are you interested in providing an enriched educational experience for our students and families? We have so many opportunities for you to show off your creativity.

  • All Art Day
  • Back-to-School
  • Career Week
  • International Festival
  • Speaker Series
  • Heritage Committee
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Fundraising

Are you interested in helping our PTO raise money for our school? We have several fundraising opportunities to choose from.

  • Auction
  • Book Fair
  • Carnival
  • Corporate Development/Poe Partners
  • Socials
  • Read-a-Thon
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Communications

Are you interested in helping with our communication needs? Are you adept at technology or other creative endeavors? We could use you in any one of our communications roles.

  • Membership Toolkit (our website communications tool used for email communications, school directory, online sales, and more)
  • Poe in the Know Monthly Newsletter
  • Publicity
  • Website
  • Yearbook/Photography
More

Volunteer Coordination & Representatives

Our Volunteer Coordination & Representatives roles include the following:

  • Incoming Kindergarten Representative
  • Magnet Representative
  • Parent Representative - Bilingual
  • Grade Level Representatives

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2020-2021 Board of Directors

Committee

Chair

Co-ChaiR

Co-Chair

Executive Committee

 

Principal

Jeff Amerson

   
 

President

Jennifer Pardue Perry

   
 

President-Elect

 OPEN

   
 

Past President

Jennifer DeLange

   
 

Secretary

Sarah Beth Seifert

   
 

Treasurer

Gwen Referente

   
 

VP Technology

Lesli Rowell

   
 

VP Budget & Finance

Ryan Witz

Will Burge

 
 

VP Communications

Laura Matos

   
 

VP Membership

Ellen Sparker

Laura Spanjian

Janine Chalitsios
         

Campus Support

 

Capital Projects

Luis Cavazos

   
 

Outdoor Grounds

Janine Chalitsios

Maria Sosa

 
 

Playground

Jennifer DeLange

Cathy Kandianis Heather Houston

 
 

Lost & Found

Courtney Carter

   
 

Poe Parent Patrol

Will Gilmore              

 Marsha Nandi  
 

School Supplies

Kaylan Henderson

Amanda Guzofski

 Jennifer DeLange
 

Staff Appreciation

Maria Light Rodas

 OPEN  
 

Uniform Store

Shannon Witz

Norma Cruz

Jennifer Meadows

 

Dads' Club

Justin Smith

Connor Riseden   

 Will Sparker
         

Experience & Enrichment

 

All Art Day

Catherine Governale

Katherine Houston

 Heather Houston Becky Sillitoe

 

Back-to-School

Jenny Sultenfuss

Heba Bitar

 
 

Career Week

Jennifer DeLange

Jenny Sultenfuss

Silvia Fernandez-Diaz

 
 

International Festival

Manish Shah  

 Marie Nury  
 

Mentoring Program

Jennifer Perry  

Maria Light Rodas

 Meredith Kottler
 

Speaker Series

 OPEN

   
         
         

Fundraising

 

Book Fair

Katherine Houston

Becky Sillitoe

 
 

Carnival

Laura Matos

   
 

Auction (Event)

 

 

 
 

Auction (Silent)

 

 

 
 

Auction (Class Baskets)

     
 

Auction (Class Art)

Natasha Madan  Aja Munajj  
 

Read-A-Thon

Janine Chalitsios

Channing Chernoff

 Meredith Kottler
 

Poe Partners

Heather Houston

Janine Chalitsios

 
 

Socials

 Jennifer DeLange

Catherine Governale  
   Spirit Nights  Quyahmai Nguyen    

Communications

 

Poe in the Know

 OPEN

   
 

Website

Allyson Alli

   
 

Membership Toolkit

Donald Sheehy   

 Kristen Sheehy  
         
 

Community Relations/PR

Sarah Beth Seifert

 

 
 

Yearbook

Marie Nury 

Jennifer DeLange

Sheetal Patel

Timberly Malone

Maureen Awad

 

 

Incoming Kinder

Jennifer Meadows

   
         

Grade Level Representatives

 

IB/GT Rep

Jennifer Meadows

Meredith Kottler

 
 

Bilingual Rep

Marie Nury

 

 
 

Poe Co Rep

Rasa Kalesnykaite

   
 

Teacher Rep

Emily Hartzog

   
 

Teacher Rep Bilingual

Alicia Carranza

   
 

Kinder

Jennifer Meadows

   
 

1st Grade

Marie Nury

   
 

2nd Grade

Haley DeLaGarza

   
 

3rd Grade

Jenny Sultenfuss

   
 

4th Grade

Rania Saad

   
 

5th Grade

Shannon Witz

Sheetal Patel OPEN

Board of Directors/Committee Chairmen

Consists of Executive Board members of the PTO and the persons who are the Chair and/or Co-Chairs of the PTO Committees. Committee Chair(s) are delegated the authority and responsibility to see that the functions of their project or committee are organized and performed, and they shall report directly to the Executive Committee. The Chair(s) are authorized to organize other volunteers to assist them in carrying out their project or committee’s functions and may determine how many volunteers are needed, and who they are. The Chairs shall keep files reflecting their work, contacts, and expenditures. Positions are for one-year terms beginning July 1st and ending June 30th.

Executive Committee

Consists of President, Past President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-President Budget/Finance, Vice-President VIPS/Membership, Vice-President Administration and School Principal. The Executive Board shall conduct the business of the Board and the Poe PTO between Board meetings as is reasonable and appropriate, and the Board may otherwise delegate specific authority and responsibility to the Executive Board to carry out activities and functions of the Poe PTO. The Executive Board meets monthly prior to the upcoming monthly PTO Meeting. Positions are for one-year terms beginning July 1st and ending June 30th.

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Budget Committee

Consists of the President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, VP Finance, VP VIPS Administration, VP VIPS Communication, School Principal, one Teacher Representative, and two PTO Members. Prior to April 30th the Budget Committee will meet two (2) times to draft a proposed budget covering a one year time period from July 1st to June 30th. The draft budget is based upon past performance, Budget Committee, Board, and School Principal input, and contains estimated income and non-capital expenses for the PTO. The draft budget is then provided to the Executive Committee fourteen (14) days and to the entire PTO membership seven (7) days prior to the May PTO meeting. The general PTO membership votes at the May PTO meeting on the proposed budget for the following school year.

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Nominating Committee

Recommends a slate of nominees for the Executive Board, Committee Chairs and other Board positions to be considered for approval by the Board at its May Board meeting and elected by the PTO members at the May PTO meeting. Total Nominating Committee members will be five (5) determined from a slate of ten (10) and elected by a majority vote of the PTO Board prior to March 31st. Nominating Committee members will meet two times between April 1st and April 15th to develop a recommended slate.

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The Raven - $5,000+

The Poet - $2,500+

The Storyteller - $1,000+

Nevermore - 500+

Chamber Door - $250+

The Bells - $50 or More