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Board Members & Committee Information

2019 – 2020 Board Members

President: Susan Scheffler

President Elect: Nicole Mall

Parliamentarian:  Courtney Roberts

Corresponding Secretary: Marti Lilja

Recording Secretary:  JoAnna Herbst

Treasurer: Erin Leckey

Treasurer Elect: Christi Johnson

VP Arts & Education: Jessa Hayob

VP Arts & Education Elect: Stephanie House

VP Fundraising:  Kim Schieber

VP Fundraising Elect: Shaya Hammeke

VP Social Events: Kim Davis

VP Social Events Elect: Tiffany Williams

 

Committee Information

Adult Trivia Night

Adult Trivia Night is an adult only fundraiser held the year we don’t hold an auction. Any questions contact  Deedee Searle

Art Support

Parents work with the art teacher to place students artwork on the Artsonia website and in the hallways.

Interested in volunteering, contact Shannon Kinney

Committee members:

  • Shannon Kinney
  • Stephanie Parenza (Artsonia)

Auction

Auction is PTA’s largest fundraiser.  It takes place every other year and supports PTA activities for two years.  The next auction will be held in the 2020-2021 School Year. Any questions contact  Michele O’Malley

Committee Members:

  • Michele O’Malley (Co-Chair)
  • Erin Lynch (Co-Chair)
  • Erin Leckey (Co-Chair)
  • Kim Davis
  • JoAnna Herbst
  • Kristi Alvarado
  • Nicole Mall
  • Stephanie House

Birthday Marquee

Displays student names on the north side of the Marsh marquee during the week of his/her birthday or half-birthday for a $5 fee as a fundraiser for PTA.

If you have any questions, contact  Tiffany Williams

Book Fair

This event occurs twice each year, once in the fall and once in the spring.  Students and parents have the opportunity to purchase new Scholastic books, posters, computer programs, etc.  Proceeds from sales benefit the library and PTA.

Interested in volunteering, contact Julie Ray

Committee members:

  • Julie Ray (Co-Chair)
  • JoAnna Herbst (Co-Chair)
  • Kristi Alvarado
  • Courtney Roberts

Box Tops

Box Tops are collected and redeemed twice each year, once in October and once in January/February.  Funds are utilized to support various school and PTA programs.

If you have any questions, contact Barbara Couldry

Committee members:

  • Barbara Couldry (Chair)

Breakfast with Santa

A family event that occurs on a Saturday morning in December with pancakes, crafts and a visit with Santa.  Kids can buy inexpensive holiday gifts for adults and gift wrap their purchases.

Interested in volunteering, contact  Kim Davis

Committee members:

  • Kim Davis (Co-Chair)
  • Erin Leckey (Co-Chair)
  • Jessa Hayob (Co-Chair)

Brick Sale

Students, families, staff and community members can purchase a brick with their name engraved on it. The bricks are then installed on the front patio of Ray Marsh. Proceeds benefit the PTA.

Committee Members: Open

  • Open

Carnival

A family event that occurs in the fall that includes games, inflatables and concessions.

If you have any questions, contact  Erin Lynch

Committee Members:

  • Erin Lynch (Chair)
  • Kim Davis (Ticket Sales/Promotion)
  • Kristi Alvarado (Games/Activities)
  • Kim Schieber (Food Sales)
  • Jessa Hayob (Volunteer Coordinator)

Chat ‘n Chew

Parent volunteers lead lunchtime book discussions with students in grades 3-5.  This program helps support reading and comprehension.

Interested in volunteering, contact Julie Ray

Committee members:

  • Julie Ray (Chair)
  • 3rd Grade Coordinator –
  • 4th Grade Coordinator –
  • 5th Grade Coordinator –

Citizenship Contest

A Kansas State PTA essay/poetry contest for students in grades 5-6.

If you have any questions, contact

Committee members:

  • Open

Cultural Arts

Musical, theatrical, and other cultural art presentations are provided to students throughout the school year.  The program seeks to enhance understanding and appreciation for the arts and support curriculum.

If you have any questions, contact Alison Borberg

Committee members:

  • Alison Borberg (Co-Chair)
  • Stephanie Parenza (Co-Chair)

Directory

Organize and produce the Ray Marsh school directory annually.

If you have any questions, contact  Jill Swords

Committee members:

  • Jill Swords (Chair)
  • OPEN (Ad Sales)

Dodgeball Tournament

Every  year, Ray Marsh hosts a dodgeball tournament.  A maximum number of teams are accepted and play in a tournament format.

If you have any questions, contact  Shawn O’Malley

All School Dance

An event for all students and their families –  held on a Friday evening in the spring.

Interested in volunteering, contact Maria Soldevilla

Committee members:

  • Maria Soldevilla (Co-Chair)
  • Liz Zimmerman (Co-Chair)

E-Communications

E-mail messages and PTA website posts that regularly communicate key events and activities to PTA members.

If you have any questions, contact  Marti Lilja

Committee members:

  • Marti Lilja (Chair)
  • Courtney Roberts

Field Day

Students in grades K-6 participate in physical education activities, including outdoor games and competitions.

If you have any questions, contact  Carrie Pflumm

Committee members:

  • Carrie Pflumm (Chair)

Fifth Grade Fundraising Committee

This committee works to fundraise for the classes Sixth Grade activities in the coming year.

If you have any questions, contact  JoAnna Herbst

Committee members:

  • JoAnna Herbst (Chair)

Healthy Kids- Healthy Planet

A committee of volunteers who assist with programs to educate students on how to care for themselves and the planet

Interested in volunteering, contact Nicole Mall

Committee members:

  • Nicole Mall (Chair)

Family Bingo Night

An event for kids and their adult role models held on a Friday evening in the fall.

Interested in volunteering, contact Angie Mauch

Committee members:

  • Angie Mauch

Legislation

The PTA legislative liaison works with SMAC and Kansas State PTA to keep parents and staff educated about legislative issues.

Any questions contact Cynthia Larcom

Committee members:

  • Cynthia Larcom
  • Courtney Roberts

Kindergarten Liaison

Events at the beginning of the school year to learn about the school and PTA. The Kindergarten Coffee includes coffee, muffins and a box of Kleenex on the first day of school. The Kindergarten Kick-off provides an opportunity for families to meet one another, share a dessert potluck and enjoy some games. The Kindergarten Liaison also sends emails to all kindergarten parents about upcoming PTA events and activities.

If you have any questions, contact Melissa Christy

New Student Outreach

New students that start after the beginning of the school year are welcomed by the PTA.

If you have any questions, contact  JoAnna Herbst

Reflections Contest

National PTA Reflections contest of art, photography, and literature for grades 1-6.

If you have any questions, contact JoAnna Herbst

Committee members

  • JoAnna Herbst (Chair)

Restaurant Dinners

A fundraising program that offers families the opportunity to eat at local restaurants for dinner with a percentage of sales supporting Ray Marsh. Restaurants and dates scheduled 10 to 12 times per school year.

If you have any questions, contact  Tiffany Williams

Room Parent

A parent volunteer who serves as the parent in charge of classroom parties, and organizing a year-end and holiday gift for the teacher.

Interested in volunteering, contact Amber Nutt

Committee members:

  • Amber Nutt (Co-Chair)
  • Jennifer Wiechman (Co-Chair)

Science Enrichment

Students in grades K-6 have the opportunity to do hands on science activities during the school year, including such activities as making volcanoes or dissecting sharks. Experiments are facilitated by parent volunteers. Each grade will have two experiments during the school year.

Interested in volunteering, contact  Michelle O’Malley or your individual grade coordinators listed below.

Committee members:

  • Michelle O’Malley (Chair)-
  • 3rd Grade Coordinator –
  • 4th Grade Coordinator –
  • 5th Grade Coordinator –
  • 6th Grade Coordinator –

Senior Cookie Reception

Each May, a cookie banquet is held for the graduating seniors who attended Ray Marsh.

If you have any questions, contact Renee Sanders

Sixth Grade Activities Committee

This committee works with the Principal and 6th grade teachers to plan and organize Sixth Grade activities, including graduation, year-end picnic and other miscellaneous sixth grade activities.

If you have any questions, contact Courtney Roberts

Committee members:

  • Courtney Roberts (Chair)
  • Jessica Hissong
  • Michelle O’Malley
  • Marti Lilja
  • Kristi Alvarado

Skate Parties

Several skate parties occur during the school year.  Proceeds benefit the school and PTA programs.

If you have any questions, contact  Tiffany Williams

Spirit Wear

Students have the opportunity to purchase Ray Marsh spiritwear at the beginning of the school year.  Items promote community and pride within the school.

If you have any questions, contact Kim Schieber

Committee members:

  • Kim Schieber (Co-Chair)
  • Tiffany Williams (Co-Chair)

Staff Appreciation

A committee of volunteers provide lunch and treats during the school year for the school staff.   They also organize activities for Teacher Appreciation week.

Interested in volunteering, contact Michelle O’Neal

Committee members:

  • Michelle O’Neal (Co-Chair)
  • Amy Godwin (Co-Chair)

Talent Show

Students have the opportunity to showcase their various talents, including singing, dancing, and playing musical instruments at the school-wide talent show during the month of February.

If you have any questions, contact Alison Borberg

Committee members:

  • Alison Borberg (Chair)

Trunk or Treat

A family event that provides a fun and safe environment for Halloween fun.  The event includes trick-or-treating in the parking lot and concessions.

Interested in volunteering, contact Tiffany Williams

Committee members:

  • Tiffany Williams(Co-Chair)
  • Stephanie House (Co-Chair)

Yearbook

The yearbook consists of classroom and individual pictures, clubs and organizations, and school events throughout the year.  Students who have purchased their yearbooks will receive them at the end of the school year.

If you have any questions, contact Stephanie Page

Committee members:

  • Stephanie Page (Chair))
  • Taylor Anderson (Photos)
  • Carrie Anderson (Photos)
  • Carrie Pflumm (Sales)
  • Ashley Muelhbauer (Layout)