Committee Descriptions and Chairpersons

Ore Valley PTO


and Volunteer Opportunities

Listed below are descriptions of the various committees of the Ore Valley PTO. This is provided to you not only as a source of information, but also as a way for you to volunteer to help throughout the year on these various committees. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in participating in any of the listed committees. HELP IS ALWAYS WELCOME AND NEEDED. THANK-YOU!

Committee Description

Art Room/Art Show:

No artistic talent needed. Helps in the art room and assists in displaying students’ art for show in May. Help can be used throughout the year in the art room if this is where your talents are! Help especially requested in May. Requires MANY volunteers. Hours to help: before and after school, evenings, daytime. Whenever you can! 2nd VP chairs the Art Show event.

Book Fair:

      Chairperson:  Rachel Papp, Sarah Hostler

Help to set up, tear down, or work during book fair hours to ring up sales and assist buyers with book selection. Book fairs usually run for one week in November and May. For the book lover in you! Hours to help: Daytime and evenings.

Campbell’s Soup Labels/General Mills Box Tops:

      Chairperson: Erica Cerutti

Collect soup labels and box tops from teacher’s classroom once a month, take them home, clip and put them in a zip lock bag then return them to school and put in label bin in the office. Now that’s easy! Hours to help: anytime, clipping done at home.

Hospitality Committee:

      Chairperson: OV PTO Board

Help with the preparation and serving of meals to teachers during conferences in November and February. The Teachers are at the school all day non-stop through the evening – a great way to show our appreciation! Simple and tasty! Coordinating food/donations for staff appreciation week. Helping teachers when needed in their classrooms. Spreading good cheer!

Please indicate which grade you are interested in helping with. Many parent volunteers are needed for each activity. Co- chairs are needed for each activity. Hours to help: as needed to coordinate and help at event.

Holiday Shop:

      Chairperson: Jen Smitka

Help with the set-up, act as shopper assistant, and clean-up of holiday shop. Held in December. Great holiday giving activity. Takes many volunteers (elves!). Hours to help: Friday Evening and Saturday Morning. Co-chairs welcome!

May Day:

      Chairperson: Sarah Hostler 

Help with the organization, set-up, staffing, and clean-up of this spring event. Event includes rides, games, auction, food, book sale, raffles, etc. Requires approximately 200 volunteers day of event. Always need committee Co-chairs! We are in need of volunteers to coordinate this exciting Ore Valley event. Organizational skills. Delegating. Hours to help: days, evenings, day of event.


      Chairperson: PTO Board

Help establish and implement a membership drive to get families more involved with PTO. Hours to help: mostly evening. Fall.



Help with the copying and distribution of PTO’s monthly newsletter, Cat Tales. Hours to help: Usually daytime – one day each month. 

Photography/Memory Book:

      Chairperson: Sarah Hostler

Picture perfect! Help to photograph student events and school activities. Organizational skills. Must use a good 35 mm or digital camera. Hours to help: daytime, evening. 

Fundraiser: Fall Fundraiser/Dance A Thon

      Chairperson: Sarah Hostler

Distribute flyers, count orders, organize and distribute products. Ore Valley holds 2 major fundraisers each year -- one Fall and one Spring. Hours to help: daytime and some evening. Many parent volunteers needed.

School Spirit/ T-Shirt Sale

      Chairperson: OV PTO Board/Sarah Hostler

Help with the selection, sale, and distribution of school spirit merchandise. This sale is NOT a fundraiser. Sales are in the Fall/Spring and during May Fair. Hours to help: some daytime and at May Fair.

Web Site:

      Chairperson: PTO Board

Posts minutes, Cat Tales, monthly events and student work to the Dallastown Area School District's Web Site ( Works with the PTO President with regards to posting information relevant to Ore Valley PTO. A Computer and basic computer knowledge necessary. Hours to help: evenings at convenience. 

Refer to the Ore Valley Student Directory for contact numbers.




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