Committees

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 Duh at livefreely@mac.com

Committee members:

  • Shannon Duh
  • Stephanie Parenza (Artsonia)

 

Auction

Auction is PTA’s largest fundraiser.  It takes place every other year and supports PTA activities for two years.  Multiple committees are needed.

The next auction will be held March 2, 2018. Any questions contact Michele O’Malley at michele.m.omalley@gmail.com

Committee Members:

  • Michele O’Malley (Chair)
  • Courtney Roberts
  • Kim Davis
  • Julie Ray
  • Erin Leckey
  • JoAnna Herbst
  • Brad Robinson
  • Marti Lilja
  • Kara Boshart
  • Lori Keller
  • Carrie Pflumm
  • Erin Lynch
  • 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 Stephanie House at sdhouse87@gmail.com

Committee members:

  • Stephanie House (Chair)

 

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 at jgervrrt@hotmail.com

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 at bcouldry@kumc.edu

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 at kimdavis@everestkc.net

Committee members:

  • Kim Davis (Chair)
  • Erin Leckey

 

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.  This fundraiser occurs every other year and will be a fundraiser for the 2019-2020 school year.

Committee Members:

  • Open

 

Carnival

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

If you have any questions, contact Sophia Theodore at  sophiajteddy@gmail.com

Committee Members:

  • Sophia Theodore (Chair)
  • Kim Davis

 

Cash 4 Cougars

Is a six-week fall fundraising program that offers families the opportunity to purchase Digital Discount Cards, with $15 of each purchase going to the PTA.

Sales will begin on October 9th and end on November 17th. Cash4Cougars.com

If you have any questions or would like to add up to 3 offers for your business, contact Brad Robinson at brgrhawkeye@gmail.com

Committee members:

  • Brad Robinson (Chair)

 

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 at jgervrrt@hotmail.com

Committee members:

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

 

Citizenship Contest

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

If you have any questions, contact Stephanie Parenza at stephanie.parenza@gmail.com

Committee members:

  • Stephanie Parenza (Chair)

 

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 at aborberg@kc.rr.com or Elaine Fox at elainefoxmezzo@yahoo.com

Committee members:

  • Alison Borberg (Co-Chair)
  • Elaine Fox (Co-Chair)

 

Directory

Organize and produce the Ray Marsh school directory annually.

If you have any questions, contact Kristin VanBlarcom at kjvanblarcom@yahoo.com

Committee members:

  • Kristin VanBlarcom (Co-Chair)
  • Jill Swords (Co-Chair)
  • Brad Robinson (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 at shawn_omalley@hotmail.com

 

Dudes and Divas Dance

An event for girls and their adult male role model (dad, stepdad, uncle, grandfather, family friend, etc.) held on a Friday evening in the spring.

Interested in volunteering, contact Maria Soldevilla at mariad.soldevilla@gmail.com

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 at martimariep@yahoo.com

Committee members:

  • Marti Lilja (Chair)
  • Courtney Roberts
  • Brad Robinson

 

Family Support

A group of parents who assist Ray Marsh families in need during a crisis.

If you have any questions, contact Stephanie Page at stephanie32580@yahoo.com

 

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 at carrie.pflumm@gmail.com

Committee members:

  • PTA Board
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 Courtney Roberts at cjkroberts@gmail.com

Committee members:

  • Courtney Roberts (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 at nicolemall58@gmail.com

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 at angelamauch@gmail.com

Committee members:

  • Angie Mauch

 

Ice Cream Social

Ice cream treats for students during Sneak A Peek.

If you have any questions, contact Susan Scheffler at smscheff@gmail.com

Committee members:

  • PTA Board

 

Legislation

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

 

Committee members:

  • Open

 

Kindergarten Coffee & Kick-Off

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.

If you have any questions, contact Anissa Garner at anissagarner@yahoo.com

Committee members:

  • Anissa Garner (Chair)

 

Kindergarten Liaison

The Kindergarten Liaison sends emails to all kindergarten parents about upcoming PTA events and activities.

If you have any questions, contact Anissa Garner at anissagarner@yahoo.com

Committee members:

  • Anissa Garner (Chair)

 

New Student Outreach

New students that start after the beginning of the school year are welcomed by the PTA with a kit containing Ray Marsh items (drawstring bag, water bottle, previous year’s yearbook, directory).

If you have any questions, contact Stephanie Page at stephanie32580@yahoo.com

Committee Members:

  • Stephanie Page (Chair)

 

Parliamentarian

A PTA Parliamentarian performs a review of the Ray Marsh PTA Bylaws and Standing Rules once every three years or as required.

If you have any questions, contact Courtney Roberts at cjkroberts@gmail.com

 

Publicity

Press releases are submitted to area newspapers announcing events and highlighting our students’ accomplishments.

If you have any questions, contact Marti Lilja at martimariep@gmail.com

Committee members:

  • Marti Lilja (Chair)

 

Reflections Contest

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

If you have any questions, contact Jo Herbst at joannaherbst1@gmail.com

Committee members

  • Jo 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 Brad Robinson at bgrhawkeye@gmail.com

Committee members:

  • Brad Robinson (Chair)

 

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 Kristen Chapin at kristen@chapinlawfirm.com

Committee members:

  • Kristen Chapin (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 Sophia Theodore at sophiateddy@earthlink.net or your individual grade coordinators listed below.

Committee members:

  • Sophia Theodore (Co-Chair)-
  • Stephanie House (Co-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 Sophia Theodore at sophiateddy@earthlink.net

Committee members:

  • Kim Davis (Chair)

 

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 XX at

Committee members:

 

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 at chick_a_dee111@icloud.com

 

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 at kimschieber@performa.com

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 at moneal1119@gmail.com

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 at aborberg@kc.rr.com

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 at chick_a_dee111@icloud.com

Committee members:

  • Tiffany Williams(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 Carrie Pflumm at carrie.pflumm@gmail.com

Committee members:

  • Carrie Pflumm (Sales)
  • Kristi Alvarado (Photos)
  • Carrie Anderson (Photos)
  • Stephanie Page (Layout)