Committee/Board 2019-20 Email
President Amy Grutzik
1st Vice President Phuong Dam
2nd Vice President Rachel Butler
Treasurer Heather Campbell
Corresponding Secretary OPEN
Recording Secretary Lyndall Jordan
PTAHC Delegate Joanna Ramos-Romero
Advocacy Amy Grutzik
After School Enrichment Neerja Kathuria
After School Play Kevin O’Connor
Annual Fundraiser Melissa Bonier
Beautification Amy Grutzik
Boxtops Julie Bennett
Bylaws Kathy Baur
Community Outreach Kate Scott
Family Fun Kendra Albert,

Chrissy Adair,

Rachel Butler,

Melissa Weiss,,,

Gift of Thanks Kate Scott,

Kendra Albert,

Chris Vee,,

Hospitality/Welcoming Phuong Dam
Membership Melissa Weiss
Nominating (need 3 members) Penny Jones,
SECAC Rep (Spec Ed Citizens Advisory Committee) OPEN
Restaurant Nights Jen Gallagher
School Assemblies Ashley Royle
Spirit Wear Phuong Dam
Spring Festival Melissa Bonier,

Jen Gallagher,

Staff Appreciation Joanna Ramos-Romero,

Nicole Lewis,

Stem Day/Science Fair Lauren Watts
Third Party Fundraiser Melissa Bonier
Web Editor/ Tech team Chris Vee,

Ashley Royle,

Wellness/Fitness Kendra Albert
5th Grade Memory Book Dana Keiner
5th Grade T-Shirt Amy Grutzik
  • Advocacy
    • Amy Grutzik,, 410.442.8090
      • Keep tabs on county wide policies that affect WFES
      • Educate families regarding county and district policies and news
      • Invite local officials to promote a community base for community issues
  • After School Enrichment
    • Neerja Kathuria,, 314-835-7484
      • Find and organize after school activities for WFES families
  • Beautification
    • Amy Grutzik 410-442-8090
      • Coordinates the spring planting of flowers around the school by the students
  • By-Laws Committee
    • Kathy Baur,, 410-905-8365 
      • Supports the review and modification of PTA by-laws on bi-annual basis
  • Annual Fundraiser
    • Melissa Bonier 301-448-0519
      • This committee runs one of WFES’s largest fundraisers
      • Publicizing the event
      • Soliciting for donations for prizes
      • Sending thank you’s to sponsors
  • Box Tops
    • Julie Bennett 443-668-7418 
      • This committee runs three Box Tops races throughout the year. For each race, it does the following:
      • Keeps a tally of tops received
      • Publicizes the races
      • Coordinates prizes for the winning grade
      • Refreshes collection boxes in classrooms
      • Develops and manages committee budget
  • Community Outreach
    • Kathy Baur 410-905-8365 
      • Coordinates volunteer activities and charitable collections throughout the year
      • Works with staff and students on service projects
      • Publicizes events and projects
  • Family Fun
    • Alicyn Hodges 410-489-5996
    • Kristin Dargis 410-852-1520 
      • Coordinates skating party, including waiver forms
      • Sponsors and coordinates dances and movie nights
      • Publicizes events
      • Develops and manages committee budget
  • Spring Festival
    • Melissa Bonier 301-448-0519
      • Coordinate the spring carnival at WFES
  • Spirit Wear
    • Phuong Dam
  • 5th Grade Memories
    • Kara Williams 443-756-3067
      • Works with 5th grade students, families and teachers to create memory books, t-shirt designs, and year end picnic
      • May coordinate fundraiser specifically for 5th grade
      • Adheres to the budget
  • Fifth Grade T-shirts and Picnic
    • open
  • Gift of Thanks
    • Chris Vee 443-629-3744
    • Lisa Cumberland 443-277-8122
    • Kendra Albert 443-838-8672
      • This committee organizes the twice annual program to collect gift cards for school staff.
      • Plans and publicizes Gift of Thanks program twice a year
      • Collects the order forms from teachers
      • Distributes cards to staff
  • Membership/Directory
    • Chris Vee 443-629-3744
    • Phuong Dam 
      • Conducts the membership drive for families and staff
      • Collects dues and delivers them to the Treasurer
      • Creates and distributes the membership directory
      • Distributes membership cards
  • Nominating
    • Penny Jones  
      • Actively seeks volunteers for various PTA roles and responsibilities
      • Works with Executive Committee on filling PTA positions
      • Nominates candidates for elections to officer positions on the Executive Committee
  • Restaurant Nights
    • Jennifer Gallagher
      • Organize 3 to 4 restaurant nights as fundraisers for the PTA.
      • Identify potential restaurant partners
      • Secure date for restaurant night
      • Publicize and distribute flyers
      • Collect restaurant donation and provide donation to Treasurer
  • School Assemblies
    • Ashley Royle 410-952-0259 
      • Works with the Administration to identify and schedule assemblies
      • Applies for grants and funding for programs such as Artist in Residence
      • Works with Science Fair committee to coordinate timing of Science Center assembly
      • Develops and manages committee budget
  • STEM Day/Science Fair
    • Lauren Watts  
      • Coordinates STEM day activities
      • Recruits presenters from the community
      • collaborates with staff and classroom content
      • Develops and manages committee budget
      • Establishes and organizes Science Club
      • Works with School Assemblies Committee to determine timeline for Science Center assembly
      • Develops and manages committee budget
  • Staff Appreciation
    • Joanna Ramos-Romero 443-682-4629 
      • Provides meals for staff throughout the year (roughly 6)
      • Hosts American Education Week refreshments for staff
      • Collaborates with Hospitality Committee for various activities
      • Develops and manages committee budget
  • Third Party Vendor Fundraiser
    • Melissa Bonier 301-448-0519
      • Plans and organizes sales
      • Advertises program
      • Submits funds to Treasurer
  • Tech Team
    • Chris Vee 443-629-3744
    • Ashley Royle 410-952-0259
      • Maintains website
      • Provides technical resources to other committees
  • Welcoming/Hospitality
    • Kindergarten welcoming only – Staci Slade,
    • School-wide – open
      • Hosts meals and refreshments for guests at certain PTA and school events
      • Writes welcome letters/emails to new families to WFES
      • Sets up a welcoming table
      • Provides services to staff and new families
      • Invites families to Spring Festival that have already registered for the next school year
      • Develops and manages committee budget
  • Wellness/Fitness
    • Kendra Albert 443-838-8672 
      • Coordinates Walking Wednesdays
      • Volunteer and Supply Coordinator for Field Day
      • Provides support for Jump Rope for Heart
      • Provides support Punt Pass and Kick program (when applicable)
      • Participates in county wellness meetings
      • Coordinates food allergy group at WFES
      • Participates in discussions for room party regulations
      • Publicizes events
      • Develops and manages committee budget
  • Special Education
    • Chris Vee 443-629-3744 
      • Attend SECAC meetings