Our PTO is made up of hard-working parents & teachers who pool their talents to provide practical support for our school. Those listed below volunteered to provide leadership this year. We hope you'll get to know their names and faces, and feel free to reach out to them if you have questions. To get in touch with any of our Board and Committee members, please email coulsontoughpto@gmail.com

 

Executive Board 

Executive Board members set the direction for PTO events and spending with the principal. They attend a monthly board meeting with the principal as well as the general monthly PTO meetings. They are well informed of all events and happenings at the school. 

  

POSITION


NAME


DESCRIPTION


President Amy Formolo The heart of our PTO! Works with Principal to plan and schedule events. Oversees all committees and resides over all PTO meetings. Full year commitment. 
     
Treasurer Hilary Scheaffer Responsible for accounting records, receives all funds of the Coulson Tough PTO, pays all funds authorized by the PTO board, and keeps an accurate record of all receipts & expenditure. Provides updated budget report at monthly PTO meetings. Full year commitment. 
     
VP of Fundraising Megan Snell Manages two school-wide fundraisers each year (e.g. Love for Tough campaign and Spring Fling) with help from committee members. Majority of planning/duties are performed August-September and January-March.
     
VP of Membership Samantha Chefas Manages membership campaign, Friends of Tough Business, and Membership Toolkit database. Assists parents in gaining access to our online directory. Majority of duties performed May-September.  
     
VP of Programs Heather Johnson Works with teachers to plan, schedule, and execute field trips for each grade level. 
     
Secretary Lisha Kriener Records minutes at all PTO meetings & submits for approval. Sends tax letters to donors.
     
Parliamentarian Anastasia Parker Ensures the provisions of the PTO by-laws are followed. Manages nominations for following year. 

 

General Board and Committees

Most committees consist of 1-3 people. If there is a committee you would like to join but not lead, please ask! The more help the better. Some positions are only active during special events (e.g. Book Fair, Spring Fling), while others have sporadic work throughout the year. If you have questions about the time commitment for a position or what it will involve, please contact coulsontoughpto@gmail.com.
 

POSITION


NAME


DESCRIPTION


Beautification

(Indoor)

Amber Hart

Enhances areas of the school and entryway with seasonal decorations to make our school warm and inviting.

 

 

 

Beautification

(Outdoor)

Lorena Solis

Pau Assiego

Wendy Lozano

Serves as liaison with yard service to maintain and plant flower beds; maintains garden/habitat area when needed. 

 

 

 

Book Fair

Coordinator

Jennifer Cantu

Whitney Jones

Coordinates and manages the Fall and Spring Book Fairs in coordination with Librarian.

 

 

 

Book Fair

Assistant

Katrina Afanaseva

Ligia Chacon

Indu Sugadhan

Assists Book Fair Coordinator(s) with planning and implementation of Fall and Spring Book Fairs. 

 

 

 

Counselor

Liaison

Lisha Kriener

Stephanie Stablein

Works with counselors to provide support and supplies for Red Ribbon Week, Spotlight Ceremonies, and other events as needed. Intermittent work throughout the year.

 

 

 

Fine Arts

Room Parent

Jennifer Cantu

Katrina Afanaseva

Coordinates volunteers for plays, events, and bulletin boards. Intermittent work throughout the year. 

 

 

 

Hospitality

Coordinator

Courtney Henry

Ligia Chacon

Coordinates refreshments for Cheers & Tears event and select meetings as needed. Primary responsibility is Cheers & Tears refreshments on the first morning of school. 

 

 

 

Library

Coordinator

Robin Deferrari

Facilitates library volunteers and schedule. Mainly busy during early fall while setting up the schedule, but responsible for staffing volunteers year-round. 

 

 

 

Library

Assistant

Indu Sugadhan

Alejandra Delgadillo

Assists Library Coordinator as needed; fills in for library volunteers as needed.  

 

 

 

Marquee

Jessica Cronin

Lisha Kriener

Stephanie Stablein

Updates front marquee at direction of principal. A team of 4 works well allowing for 1 day per month.

 

 

 

Partner Share

Coordinator

Candice Kemper

Works with business partners to schedule monthly Spirit Day events; distributes flyers at school. 

 

 

 

PE Room Parent

Jacqueline Calder

Coordinates volunteers for field day, events, and bulletin boards. Intermittent work throughout the year. 

 

 

 

Room Parent

Coordinator

Anastasia Parker

Ensures room parents are assigned; communicates information and duties to room parents throughout the year. Full-year commitment. 

 

 

 

School Supplies Coordinator

Megan Eichner

 

 

Works with teachers and suppliers to organize school supply packs for our students. Orders and distributes the school supply packs. Duties from late April-May, then heavy work in early August to organize and distribute school supplies to classrooms.

     

School Supplies

Assistant

Amanda Williams

Assists coordinator with school supplies ordering and distribution.  

     

6th Grade Events Coordinator

Robin Deferrari

Jennifer Cantu

Josie Torres

Plans and coordinates 6th grade Back to School and Celebration events.  Primarily busy in August and May. 

 

 

 

Spirit Wear

Kimberly White

Claire Elliott

Responsible for design, production, and sales of Spirit Wear merchandise. Busiest at Back to School and Parent Info nights when Spirit Wear is new. 

 

 

 

Spring Fling

Co-Chair

Samantha Chefas

Works with the VP of Fundraising to plan, coordinate, and manage our Spring Fling festival. Along with the VP of Fundraising, oversees all Spring Fling sub-committees. Planning should begin in December or early January, with event occurring in early March.

 

 

 

Spring Fling

Games

Samantha Chefas

Responsible for games/prizes at Spring Fling. Evaluate if new games or prizes are needed, set up games and signs, and coordinate volunteers. 

 

 

 

Spring Fling

Raffle Baskets

Jennifer Cantu

Whitney Jones

Leah Floyd

Ligia Chacon

Work with Room Parents to collect raffle items, coordinate basket team, and setup/organize baskets. 

 

 

 

Spring Fling

Silent Auction

Kimberly White

Ligia Chacon

SEEKING MORE VOLUNTEERS

Solicit businesses for auction donations and enter into auction software; processes auction items the night of Spring Fling. 

 

 

 

Spring Fling

Ticket Sales

Jennifer Hunter

Order, process, and distribute event tickets. Daily work for two weeks leading up to Spring Fling and the evening of Spring Fling. 

 

 

 

Staff Appreciation Coordinator

Claudia Cantu

Rose Snyder

Plans and executes staff appreciation monthly luncheons & Teacher Appreciation Week. Coordinates with principal & PTO president. Full year commitment. 

 

 

 

Staff Appreciation Assistant

Alejandra Delgadillo

Indu Sugadhan

Assists Staff Appreciation Coordinator(s) to plan and execute monthly luncheons and Teacher Appreciate Week. 

 

 

 

Teacher/Staff

Birthday Treats

Jackie Sparks

Jacqueline Calder

Provide treats for the teachers/staff with birthdays that month. Full year commitment, but only one treat delivery per month.  

 

 

 

Website/Social Media

Amy Formolo

Manage and update content for PTO website and Facebook page. 

 

 

 

Winter Wonderland Coordinator

Jennifer Cantu

Plan, set up, and manage Winter Wonderland in December.  Shopping and planning in November/December, and full week of work in December.  

 

 

 

Winter Wonderland Assistants

Whitney Jones

Megan Snell

Anastasia Parker

Ligia Chacon

Indu Sugadhan

Assist with student shopping and sales the week of Winter Wonderland. 

 

 

 

Yearbook

Coordinator

Marianne Horton

Danielle LaRaia-Barna Whitney Jones

Manages production of yearbook, as well as sales and distribution. 

 

 

 

Yearbook 

Assistant

Martha Cepeda

Assists Yearbook Coordinator with photographs as well as design and production of yearbook. 

 

 

 

Yearbook

Photographer

Jennifer Cantu

Martha Cepeda Alejandra Delgadillo

Takes pictures at various events for yearbook.