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The Great Hollow Middle School PTA supports over 1,000 students and their families by providing yearlong programs and events for every child in every grade level. Please consider volunteering to support our children. The upcoming 2018-2019 will need your help to sustain a successful school year. Your involvement will continue to help our programs thrive.

Please review the following list of the GHMS PTA standing committees. Not only do we need chair people to embrace these committees, we also need volunteers to make a short term commitment. By providing your name, phone, and email, you may be called upon by a chairperson when the need arises. Of course, you may choose to volunteer your time at your convenience.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Chmela at chmela99@optonline.net

Committee Descriptions 

Board of Education/District Rep: 
Representative:

Description:
Attend district meetings, budget, and legislative meetings as they arise and report to the membership at PTA meetings.

Blood Drive:
​Chairperson:
​Nancy Poulis (nancypoulis@optonline.net)

Description:
Organize our annual Blood Drive; meeting with Blood Drive rep, contacting donors, posting advertisements, collecting donations from local businesses to encourage people to donate, staying at blood drive event.

Times Needed to Volunteer
After school hours, evening of event, usually takes place in February.

Box Tops
Chairperson:
Nancy Poulis (nancypoulis@optonline.net)

Cultural Arts
Chairperson:
Candi Harrigan (cbcharr@optonline.net)

Volunteers:
We would like volunteers to shadow Candi on this committe since this will be her last year as chairperson.

Description:
Plan and organize year round cultural arts and ed programs to support the middle school curriculum and goals. Communication and coordinate with our Principal, Faculty and PTA Executive Board. Attend monthly meetings and yearly showcases.

Times Needed to Volunteer:  

Discount Card Fundraiser
Chairperson
Jennifer Chmela (chmela99@optonline.net)

Description:
Our largest fundraiser in the beginning of the school year. Organize with the fundraiser company and the GHMS faculty and students.

Health and Wellness
Chairperson:

Description:
Represent the GH PTA at monthly district wide meetings. Assist will information and education for the advocacy of good health and safety for our children. Help establish middle school programs and events.

Times Needed to Volunteer:

Membership:
Chairperson:
Danielle Hoering (danielle.hoering@verizon.net)

Description:
Set up and sell membership at PTA meetings, Open School Night, Orientations. Distribute membership cards and keep records of all transactions.

Times Needed to Volunteer
​Your choice of the following evening events; orientations, Open School Nights and concerts.  It would be helpful to report back to PTA at our Wednesday meetings.  

Popcorn Fridays
Chairperson
Sherry Holtje (tiff98@optonline.net)

Description:
Schedule volunteers for all lunch periods 1 Friday a month to make and sell popcorn. 

Times Needed to Volunteer:
​Lunch periods on Friday which range from ~10:00 am to ~2:30 pm.

Red Ribbon Week:
Chairperson:
Nikki Spiegel (Magnolia72@verizon.net)
Loretta Volino (lvolino@verizon.net)

Description:
A week long nationally celebrated event to help educate and raise awareness of dangers of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and to promote a non-violent and bully-free environment. Decorate the school, organize activities and coordinate assemblies/events with faculty and Cultural Arts. October/November 

Time Needed to Volunteer:  
The event will run for a week in the fall.  Volunteers are needed after school hours to decorate, plan, etc. 


School Photos:
Chairperson:
Natalie McNeil (mdmcneill@gmail.com)
Adriana McNeil

Description:
Coordinates School Photo Days in the Fall. Assist in the beginning of the school year with school photo ID preparation.

Times Needed to Volunteer:
During school hours on Wednesday, September 12th.  Contact Natalie McNeill or visit this link;
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B45A8AA2C7-6thgrade1

SEPTA
Representative:
Special Education PTA. Serves as a liaison and advocate between Smithtown Special Education PTA and the GHMS PTA. Attend monthly meetings and other forums to help communicate Special Education issues and topics. Reports at monthly GHMS PTA meetings.

Spirit Wear
Chairperson:
​Heather Cortina (hcortina@verizon.net)

Description:
Place ordersCoordinates yearlong sales of our school’s spirit wear attire. Promote and take orders specifically at school wide events, concerts and occasional lunch periods.  Collects, processes and distributes orders.

Times Needed to Volunteer:
Mostly evening events, report updates at PTA meetings monthly

Staff Appreciation Day:
Chairperson:
Sherry Holtje (tiff98@optonline.net)
Tricia Renkowski (Tricialynn71@gmail.com)
Nikki Spiegel (Magnolia72@verizon.net)

Description:
 Coordinates a staff appreciation luncheon event for GHMS faculty and staff in May (date to be announced).

Times Needed to Volunteer:
Setting up before, during and after-school on the day of event.
Meeting with the committee (after school hours)

Website
Chairperson
Danielle Hoering (danielle_hoering@optonline.net)

Volunteers:
There are no volunteers needed.

Description:
Maintains and updates the Great Hollow Middle School PTA website. Posts important information regarding our school and PTA.

Yearbook
Chairperson:
Mary Pat Holler (jmpholler@yahoo.com)
Patty Boccafola (pbocca@yahoo.com)

Description:

Times Need to Volunteer:
During the school day and after school to take pictures, organize yearbook, yearbook cover contest & the ordering of yearbooks.

Great Hollow PTA 
Committee Chairpersons
2018-2019
​ 
BOARD OF EDUCATION/DISTRICT REP - 

BLOOD DRIVE - 
​Nancy Poulis (nancypoulis@optonline.net)

BOX TOPS -
Nancy Poulis (nancypoulis@optonline.net)
​     
CULTURAL ARTS - 
Candi Harrigan (cbcharr@optonline.net)
Kim Gallub

DISCOUNT CARDS - 
Jennifer Chmela (chmela99@optonline.net)

EMAIL BLASTS - 
Nadine Galvez (nadinegalvezcpa@yahoo.com)

MEMBERSHIP -
Danielle Hoering (danielle.hoering@verizon.net)
​     
NOMINATING  COMMITTEE -
Patty Boccafola  (pbocca@yahoo.com)

POPCORN FRIDAY - 
Sheri Holtje (tiff98@optonline.net)

RED RIBBON WEEK​ -
Nicole Spiegel (magnolia72@verizon.net)
Loretta Volino (lvolino@verizon.net)

SCHOOL PHOTOS - 
Natalie McNeill(ndmcneill@gmail.com)
​Adriana Dworczyk

SCHOOL PHOTO ID’S - 
Natalie McNeill(ndmcneill@gmail.com)
​Adriana Dworczyk

SPIRITWEAR -
Heather Cortina (hcortina@verizon.net)

STAFF APPRECIATION -
Sherry Holtje (tiff98@optonline.net)
Tricia Renkowski (Tricialynn71@gmail.com)
Nikki Spiegel (Magnolia72@verizon.net)

WEBSITE -  
danielle_hoering@verizon.net

YEARBOOK -