PTA Committee Descriptions

*Denotes voting position







Zael Zura

President of the PTA


Darin Hanson

Vice-President of the PTA


Himela Bahadoorsingh

Secretary of the PTA


Salim Mohammed

Treasurer of the PTA





Afterschool Programs*

Renee Huizenga

Coordinates all afterschool student enrichment programs.

Art Docent Program & Art Gallery*

Rachel Asimakopoulos

The Art Docent Program is a quality arts literacy enrichment program provided by volunteers that visit the classroom each month to introduce children (and teachers) to the wonders of art appreciation. 

Breakfast Club

Michelle Kono

The Breakfast Club is a fun way to spend 30 minutes serving breakfast to our Maywood Hills kids. It is a simple job, requiring little to no set up, a minimal time commitment and the chance to start our kids off with a smile and a warm breakfast. 

Communications Chair*

Webmaster & Newsletter 

Chair: Tom Lorusso

-Social Media: Michelle Lee

-Reader Board: Jessica Schulte

Creates and manages the PTA communications channels, including the website, Facebook group, newsletter, emails, reader board, and any other method of keeping our membership informed and up to date.

Community Outreach*

Zael Zura

Organizes and facilitates a variety of programs provided by Maywood Hills and the PTA, most notably the weekend backpack food program. Also works with ASB as a PTA liaison to support student-led outreach efforts such as food drives, sock drives and more.

Emergency Prep*

Patty Ponce

Zael Zura

This committee maintains classroom emergency supplies that are found in the first-aid buckets.  It also maintains the inventory of emergency supplies/information in the container car located east of the upper field, updates emergency nametags and assists with school wide drills.

Events Chair (NEW)

Chair: Julia Cole


– Field Day: Brooke

-Fifth Grade Party: TBD


Helps create and organize events for our students, staff and community.

F.A.C.E. Family and Community Engagement* Committee

Co-chairs: Himela Bahadoorsingh and Jessica Schulte

Renee Huizenga

Fundraising Committee (NEW) Darin Hanson Creates fund raising events and campaigns to support our annual programs.
Historian/PhotographerMichelle Leehistorian@maywoodhillspta.comCollects photos of students and school activities to be used in the yearbook, slide shows and school displays.
Legislative Representative*Michelle Kono
Zael Zura
Advocates for local initiatives and issues that pertain to local children and education.  Attends the annual statewide Legislative Assembly and the annual PTA convention. Is encouraged to attend district board meetings and PTA Regional and Council meetings to stay abreast of issues.
ReflectionsDanielle Dolbecreflections@maywoodhillspta.comThis is a National PTA contest that allows students to create works of art for fun and recognition. Students in all grades are encouraged to create and submit works of art in six areas: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and the visual arts.
Science DocentMalia Caracogliamalia.caracoglia@gmail.comThe Science Docents assist the teachers in the classroom with providing hands-on science lessons.
Special Education AdvocateVACANT  
Staff Appreciation*Brooke Giesbrecht 

Mary Irving
Plans and hosts several events during the year for all of the Maywood Hills staff members so the PTA can show our appreciation. 
Watch DOGS*Douglas Waughwatchdogs@maywoodhillspta.comOrganizes this dads on campus program, by working together with the principal, teachers, and Maywood fathers. The purpose is to get dads, stepdads, granddads, and other male mentors into our schools and into students’ lives in a positive way by getting male role models on campus to spend a few hours or a full day.
Staff Liaisons*  /  Book RoomVACANT  
Bike Day   
Book Room  Helps to organize and maintain the teachers’ book room.
Commemorative Books   Works with the school librarian to select new books donated by the PTA in honor of each Maywood class. Honorary labels with the teacher and student names are placed inside each book and students receive a bookmark  stating which book has been given in their honor.
Library volunteer coordinatorMichelle Lee  
Nominating Committee  Committee helps to recruit potential officers to fill Board vacancies at the end of Spring.
Office volunteers  Coordinates volunteers to assist the office staff with greeting late students, writing late slips, and doing the lunch count.
Reader BoardJessica Schulte Updates the reader board along 104th Ave. with PTA and school information.
School photos   Creates and posts the sign-up sheets prior to picture days, and then provides assistance during picture days.
State testing support  Organizes snacks and water for all students while they are doing state-mandated testing in the Spring.

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