Woodland Elementary PTO


Below is a list of all the PTO committees, the committees are chaired by parent  volunteers. If you are interested in coming apart of a committee please contact the Chairperson associated with that committee at any point during the school year. We are always looking for an extra hand.


Katie Cairns jlkcairns@gmail.com

Reviews PTO financial files monthly for accuracy.

Book Club
2nd Grade Book Club:  Debora Christenson djr_19@hotmail.com
3rd Grade Book Club:  Abby Windberg abbyfranke@hotmail.com
This is an optional book club for 2nd and 3rd graders. Students will read books outside of school during the course of the club and then discuss the book every week with an adult leader.  Discussions of the book will take place during each grade's normal lunch break.  Volunteers help to facilitate the book discussions with the students.

5th Grade Farewell
This committee is responsible for planning the end of the year celebration for 5th graders at Woodland, which consists of a farewell party for the students.  Duties include coordinating and planning the event with fifth grade teachers and the principal.  Several planning meetings are held in preparation for the event.  Some fundraising may be involved.

Auction Baskets
Steph Dunkley stephdunkley@yahoo.com
Denyse Weigum denyse79@yahoo.com
This committee is responsible for eliciting donations for the annual silent basket auction held in the café during the Fine Arts Night. Committee members arrange the donated items into gift baskets before the event.

Box Tops
Kersten Dodge shopgirl.kersten@gmail.com
This committee is responsible for promoting the year-long collection of General Mills Box Tops for Education. Our school receives 10 cents for every box top collected. The chairperson and the committee create awareness among the Woodland Community of the need for these items. They also collect, sort and submit the box tops for reimbursement, and report on program success.  This individual may also coordinate contests among classrooms or other fun events.

Chess Club
Open Position: inactive 2018
Chess Club is open to students in 1st through 5th grade.  Students are divided based on skill level and different chess lessons are taught to each group using software, examples, theories and other tools.  Parent volunteers are needed to help set up and clean up.  In addition, volunteers are also needed to watch games to make sure pieces are moved correctly, answer questions and encourage the kids to have fun.

Field Day
Stephanie Dunkley stephdunkley@yahoo.com
This event is held in the Spring and features a day of physical activity for all Woodland students.  Volunteers are needed to help at each "station" as well as to help some of the teachers with their students.  The Chairperson of this event assists the P.E. teacher in coordinating the volunteers to work on Field Day and arranging a healthy snack for the kids.

Hy-Vee Receipts
Jami Jo Lutt jami31jo@hotmail.com
Jocelyn Rabbitt jocelynrabbitt@gmail.com

Heather Darrow heathertaj@hotmail.com
Responsibilities include gathering and counting HyVee receipts on a regular basis and submitting them to the local HyVee for passive fundraising. Duties also include sending friendly reminders to students/families to keep collecting their receipts.
Kindness Club - Woodland Wonder Wolves
Denyse Weigum denyse79@yahoo.com
Kindness Club is our newest club at Woodland Elementary. Through monthly activities our purpose is to be intentionally kind in our Woodland community and to also join other in spreading kindness throughout Kansas.


Open Position
This committee helps to plant and maintain flowers and shrubs in the entry area as well as other beds around the school.  The Chairperson will be responsible for coordinating volunteers throughout the year to plant, mulch, trim, etc. and to work with the Principal to determine appropriate plantings.

Parent Volunteer Workroom
Joanie Whitman whitman.joan@att.net
The Parent Volunteer Workroom is where teachers drop off tasks for volunteers to complete.  This committee mans the Volunteer Workroom at Woodland each day prepping classroom materials for Woodland teachers. Duties include copying, cutting, sorting, and assembling of assorted classroom instructional materials.  The Chairperson will coordinate and schedule volunteers according to volunteer availability and school needs. Volunteer time commitment is determined by the volunteer.

Room Parent Coordinator
Julia Tindall jabruner55@yahoo.com

Room parent coordinator is responsible for recruiting and organizing room parents for each grade level and classroom. The coordinator will hold an informational meeting at the beginning of the school year to disperse party money funds and go over room parent responsibilities for the school year.
Skating Party
Beth Masters emasterssot@olatheschools.org
Woodland Skating parties are held several times per year.  This person schedules the dates with Skate City in Overland Park, picks up flyers from them 1-2 weeks before each party, and delivers the flyers to the Woodland office for distribution to the students.

Spirit Wear
Stephanie Dunkley stephdunkley@yahoo.ca

Julia Tindall jabruner55@yahoo.com
The Spirit Wear coordinator organizes the ordering of Woodland Spirit Wear at various times throughout the year.  The coordinator ensures that samples are available for parents to view at registration and back to school night and distributes ordered wear to the students.   
Summer Movie Tickets

Julia Tindall jabruner55@yahoo.com
This chairperson is in charge of coordinating the sale of summer movie tickets through Dickinson Theatres each Spring.  This is a service to our Woodland community as well as a small fundraiser.  The level of commitment includes coordinating with the Dickinson representative, sending out the information flyer, informing the community, tallying of orders and distributing the tickets.

Teacher Appreciation
​Heather Darrow heathertaj@hotmail.com 

Brooke Hodnefield lbhoddy@gmail.com
This committee focuses on different ways to demonstrate appreciation to the Woodland teachers and staff for all their hard work. Volunteers may also be needed to donate baked goods or other food items.  This committee also plans events for Teacher Appreciation Week in May including a catered luncheon

Erika Katzenburg erika010579@hotmail.com
Denyse Weigum denyse79@yahoo.com
Abby Windberg abbyfranke@hotmail.com
This PTO event raises funds that benefit every student at Woodland.  Monies collected pay for grade level field trips, assemblies, student organizations and clubs, classroom requests, 5th grade farewell, as well as other PTO activities.  Walk-A-Thon's success is dependent on volunteers.  Help is needed before the event in September to gather supplies, process pledge packets, hang posters and conduct other organizational activities.  Many volunteers are needed the day of the walk to direct students, hand out lap counters, fill water bottles, set up and clean up, as well as, encourage and cheer the kids as they walk, jog and run around the building.

Watch D.O.G.S.
Lee Masters
The Chairperson will help organize and schedule dads to participate in the Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program where dads come to school for the day and help in the classroom and school.  Chairperson responsibilities will include organizing the sign up event and initial scheduling of the dads.

Woodland Dance Party

Carrie Miller carrieku2003@gmail.com

This PTO social event brings students and families together for an evening of fun! 

Woodland Directory
Amber Jenkins aleigh77@yahoo.com

Brooke Hodnefield lbhoddy@gmail.com
This committee is responsible for putting together the Woodland school directory in the fall.  Responsibilities include compiling information from the District into directory format, editing directory data, collecting PTO and school information, cover design, order tabulation and distribution.  Detailed Microsoft Excel instructions are available to assist with formatting the directory.  Volunteers are needed to help review the draft version prior to print.