PTA Committees & Contacts

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Keller

We have many committees at Scenic Heights that are made possible by our PTA and volunteers. Volunteers can be parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, family friends – any adult 18 and over. Volunteers are needed in many different capacities to make all of these wonderful events happen for our students. Please consider how your family can help enhance each student’s experience and education this year whether it is a committee chair position or a shift the day of event.

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Committee Description Current Chair(s) Email
Art Adventure Art appreciation program that engages students with artworks from the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s collection and presented in the classrooms by trained volunteers (light training is involved). Chairs provide information to classroom volunteers as well as make sure the necessary supplies are available for each rotation (approx. monthly). Katie Born
Joe Van Sloun
Back to School Coffee Puts together a traditional gathering for parents on the first day of school, including coffee and a light snack (off-site at Boulder Creek Park). Jennie Przybilla
Belonging and Excellence School Board Goal #2: Excellence and Belonging – Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. The chair for Scenic Heights would work with the other elementary, middle and high school PTA / PTOs to support initiatives and activities that support diversity and educational equity. This is a new role and would evolve over time. Suzanne Walczak
Laura Brubaker
Volunteer-a-palooza (Hearing/ Vision/ Picture Day/Bus Safety) One day of hearing/vision screening (1st & 3rd grade vision & hearing; 5th grade vision only), picture day (all grades) and bus safety (all grades). Amy Grady
Book Fair Organizes Fall Scholastic Book Fair and Spring Scholastic Book Fair for students and parents. Katie Becker
Stacy Vitale
Chinese Book Fair Works in conjunction with the Book Fair committee to organize the Chinese Book Fair. Amy Grady
Box Tops Organizes and submits box tops as a source of funds for the school as well as picking these items up on a regular basis. Marie Bauer
Need Co-Chair
Bravo Music appreciation program presented in the classrooms by volunteers. Committee Chairs provide information to classroom volunteers as well as make sure the necessary supplies are available on the cart for each rotation (approx. monthly). Sara Tan
Need Co-Chair
Bulletin Board Communicates and markets all the traditional school events and fun activities on the main hallway bulletin board during the school year calendar. Not active this year  
Carnival and Silent Auction Evening of fun and community for families with games, food, and Silent Auction. Committee Chairs are responsible for organizing all the events for the evening as well as advanced ticket sales and organizing other volunteers who help out that night in addition to working with PTA treasurer to plan for cash needs prior to and deposit of funds after the event. Audra Mintz
Loren Mintz
Jennie Przybilla (Silent Auction)
Cub Scout Liaison Represents the PTA for Cub Scout Pack #346. The PTA charters the pack at Scenic Heights. Becky Boge
Cultural Arts Facilitates the presentation of the Cultural Arts Programs to the different grades. Sara Tan
District Speaker Series      
Dream Makers Coordinates (2) Dream Day events at Scenic Heights and represents Scenic Heights at the all-district Dream Makers annual event in February. Dream Makers support several District initiatives including: Design for Learning and Minnetonka Research. Jennie Przybilla
Sam Woodford
Fall Fundraiser Provides/assists direction to volunteers, tallies run laps for students, works w/PTA presidents and treasurer with daily counts and deposit of funds at end of event. Jennie Przybilla
Fifth Grade Graduation Organizes an end of school year party for the 5th grade students (off-site at Lake Ann). Benita Bjorgo
Ali May
Jillian Kalogerson
Imagination Fair Organizes this event for students to display their creativity, inventiveness, and imagination. Becky Boge
Amy Stratton
Legislative Liaison Serves as the school’s representative to a larger legislative interest group in the District who keeps abreast of School Board issues and reports back to Executive Board and PTA Members. Minnetonka CASE advocates the Minnesota Legislature for school funding. Jennifer Chou
Membership Toolkit (MTK) Creates/organizes the online school directory (in conjunction with District/Scenic Heights) and provides information to each family and all staff members to submit and/or update their information online. Duties include: planning, marketing and communication of the Online Directory, manages day to day items on Membership Toolkit (MTK). Jennie Przybilla
Membership Toolkit Finances   Current Treasurer  
Parenting With A Purpose   Christine Ritchie
Peace Garden Maintain the Peace Garden (facilitate fall & spring clean-up). Katie Born
Cathleen Chelminiak
Marie Raley
Peach Jar - communications Assists with e-flyer uploads to Peachjar. Peachjar is the e-flyer management system used to digitally distribute e-flyers directly to parents and have them posted to school’s website automatically. Parents receive approved e-flyers in their inbox and can click to sign up for activities and events. Amy Grady
Parents Only Event An evening of fun for parents, teachers and staff with food and activities to build our school community. Patti Wolter
Amy Grady
School Supplies Organizes a school supply drive through SchoolKidz for up to 10% back to the school that offers purchasing of school supplies needed at the beginning of the year (parent financed at cost and not a fundraiser, merely offered as a convenience for parents). Sends out school supplies to families, manages the orders in May and June, and delivers the orders the day before Open House in August. Stacy Vitale
Spring Fling Organizes end-of-the-year school picnic in June with food, music and fun activities as well as working with PTA treasurer to plan for cash needs prior to and deposit of funds after the event. Communicates with vendors for entertainment, activities and meal. Manages meal sales via RevTrak, organizes volunteers for event needs, set-up and clean-up. Sara Tan
Kate Wilinski
Staff Appreciation Provides special tokens of appreciation throughout the year (i.e. Administrative Office Professionals Appreciation Week, Teacher Appreciation Week, etc.). Organizes teacher appreciation luncheons during fall and spring conferences by contacting list of volunteers to request contributions of food. Cassie Bohmback
Beth Malmin
Talent Show Organizes this event for Scenic Heights students to share their talents. Communicates with students to gather acts, reservation of space and supplies, schedules/organizes rehearsal and event. Natalie West
Need Co-Chair
Tonka Cares Represents Scenic Heights in this district-wide program that’s goal is to reduce underage use of all substances. JoAnna Harper
Tonka Green Organizes opportunities for our school to become more environmentally friendly. Kate Wilinski
Tonka Pride Represents Scenic Heights in this district-wide program that promotes pride in our schools and our community and organizes the Scenic Heights portion of Tonka Pride items available for sale. Lisa Oestreich
Amy Kriesch
Tonka Serves   Need Chair  
World Culture Week Organizes the World Culture event for students in the spring of the school year. Committee chair is responsible for selecting the country (-ies), associated activities and organizing volunteers to decorate and assist as needed with the event. Molly Skjei
Need Co-Chair
Yearbook Puts together and publishes annual yearbook in conjunction with students and staff. Works with vendor, school admin, teachers, 5th grade parents to obtain baby pictures and a student quote for their “Remember as…” page. Takes candid picture of each class and of Scenic Heights life to be added in the yearbook. Sandra Le
Jennie Przybilla
kids in class