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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 2014-2015 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, you can go directly to our website www.greathollowpta.com or contact Mary Pat Holler at jmpholler@yahoo.com. Thank you for support.

Committee Description

Board of Education/District Rep: Attend district meetings, budget, and legislative meetings as they arise and report to the membership at PTA meetings.

Blood Drive: Organize our annual Blood Drive 

Cultural Arts: 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.

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

Health and Wellness: 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.

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

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

Red Ribbon Week: 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 

Reflections: Promotes the Great Hollow Middle School’s participation in a National Arts and Education achievement program. Organizes and distributes information and collects all art, music, literature, photography, video collections from students for judging on the regional and national level. Hosts showcase for students and their families.

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

SEPTA: 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: Coordinates 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.

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

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

Great Hollow PTA Committee Chairpersons

​     AUDIT​  

​     BLOOD DRIVE ​  Patty Boccafolo (pbocca@yahoo.com)
                                 Jen Chmela (chmela99@optonline.net)


​     BOX TOPS  Maria Reese (boxtops2015@verizon.net)


​     MIXED BAGS FUNDRAISER   Heather Brid (hbrid33@verizon.net)
     CULTURAL ARTS    Candi Harrigan &  Kim Gallub

     EMAIL  Nadine Galvez (nadinegalvezcpa@yahoo.com)



     NOMINATING  COMMITTEE Patty Boccafola  (pbocca@yahoo.com)

     POPCORN FRIDAY Sheri Holtje (tiff98@optonline.net)


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


​     SCHOOL PHOTOS Natalie McNeil(ndmcneill@gmail.com)

​     SCHOOL PHOTO ID’S Natalie McNeil(ndmcneill@gmail.com)

​     SPIRITWEAR  Kristy Solomito (ksolo0410@gmail.com)


​     WEBSITE  Heather Brid (hbrid33@verizon.net)

​     YEARBOOK Ilka Antonacci(olorty@optonline.net)