Committees are the working machinery of the Bishop PTO. They plan and promote activities for our children and their families. We appreciate everyone who volunteers his or her time and abilities to chair or serve on a committee. If you are interested in serving in a particular area, please use this list to contact the appropriate person, or you may contact any PTO officer. Learn more about volunteer activities and how you can support the PTO at our monthly meetings, in the school library, the second Wednesday of each month.
Bishop Committees 2018-19
New Family Outreach / Bishop Ambassadors - Contact Amy Moyer and Jill Feteke
The ambassador program is designed to welcome new families to Bishop and help them in their transition. A group of volunteers are available to answer questions and to offer tips and advice, to those new to school. Kindergarten families and those new to the Bishop district.
Back to School Coffee - Contact Sarah Eastman and Elisa Kmoni
Family Picnic and Ice Cream Social - Contact Sarah Eastman and Elisa Kmoni
Room Parents - Contact Laura Tikonoff
Room Parents act as liaisons between classroom teachers and the parents in the class. Each class typically has two individuals who work with teachers to find volunteers for classroom celebrations, field trips, Teacher Appreciation and the Bear Fair classroom game. This is a meaningful way to support your child’s teacher, while getting to know your child’s classmates and their parents.
Original Works Coordinator - Contact Christian Na
Spirit Wear Coordinator - Contact TBD
Fall Clean Up Day - Contact Meredith DiMola
Picture Day - Contact Jean Clark and Rosemary Foster
Pumpkin Sale (3rd Grade) - Contact Mark Davilla
Walk-A-Thon (2nd Grade) - Contact Katie Stencik
Bishop School Play - Contact Heather Breslau
Craft Fair (4th Grade) - Contact Anne Thompson, Jen Davidson, and Heather Breslau
Evening Conferences - Contact Laura Tikonoff
Staff Holiday Gifts - Contact Laura Tikonoff
Movie Night (Kindergarten) - Contact Sheelagh Stirling, Meredith DiMola, and Jeannine Ranaghan
Bishop Night Out (1st Grade) - Contact Ami Fatula
Science Night (5th Grade) - Contact Rosemary Foster
Bishop Spirit Week - Contact TBD
Teacher Appreciation Week - Contact Laura Tikonoff
Coordinating with the room parents, the PTO sponsors special lunches, coffees, desserts, flowers for the teachers. A formal tea is an annual special event. Everyone is asked to chip-in, with donations and or volunteering their time.
Annual Greg Wright Clean Up Day - Contact Meredith DiMola
Teachers Tea (National Teacher Appreciation Week) - Contact Carrie Cross
Bear Fair - Contact Heather Breslau
Enrichment - Contact Skye Stewart, Katie Stencik, Jenn Davidson, Heather Spector, and Rosemary Foster
The Enrichment Committee researches and plans special assemblies, presentations and workshops in support of, and coordinated with, specific areas of grade-level curriculum. You can learn more about our enrichment activities here.
Gardening and Composting - Contact Laura Fuller
We built a Bishop Community Garden in 2015 with the help of many passionate student, teacher and parent volunteers. If you love gardening and have an hour or two to spare...this is a perfect opportunity to share your green thumb with us and learn more about our commitment to a garden classroom. If you are interested in helping out with the garden and compost programs, contact Laura Fuller
Bishop PTO Directory - Contact Sarah Eastman
The Bishop Directory is compiled each year and printed on PTO dollars. To make this happen, we ask for extra volunteer help as well as a few advertising spots. The booklet comprises an alphabetical list of families, class lists, teacher contact information, important dates, and other useful information. To be included in the directory you must OPT-IN by September 30th. Go to this link to register: http://www.arlington.k12.ma.us/ptodirectory/.
METCO Ambassadors - Contact Jenn Davidson, Jessica Douglass, and Tai Sokoloff
Library Committee - Contact Amy Moyer
Green Team Coordinator - Contact Jenn Davidson
Used Goods Coordinator - Contact Amy Moyer and Tricia See
Food Pantry Coordinators - Contact Sarah Popper and Julie Schaye
School Supply Coordinators - Contact Deborah Pajerowski, Meghan Bloch, and Lori Reck
Bishop Website Coordinator - Contact Colin McCarthy
PTO Website Coordinator - Contact Deborah Pajerowski
The Bishop PTO website is meant to provide information regarding the Bishop PTO as well as keep Bishop families up to date on school events. It will be updated to provide up to date content.