Chairs & Committees
Todd Co-Chairs: Kristen Dolzynski & Johanna Pensyl
The PTA offers multiple opportunities to get involved and share your talents throughout the school year.
Most committees host events that you can volunteer for as they happen, or you can volunteer to be a committee member and be involved from the planning stages.
Committee volunteer signups will be available via Signup Genius with many opportunities to volunteer your time.
Signup information will be included in the weekly PTA Newsletter, sent out every Sunday.
If you have any questions or ideas, please feel free to reach out to the Todd PTA Co-Chairs, Kristen Dolzynski and Johanna Pensyl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Committees and Chairs:
- Author Visits
- Book Fair
- Class Parent
- Community Outreach
- 5th Grade Play
- Lost and Found
- Multicultural Awareness
- Pizza Day
- School Pictures
- Special Events
- Financial Secretary
The Todd PTA sponsors several author or illustrator visits to the school. These renowned authors/illustrators speak with the children about their writing/creative process as well as answer student questions and sign books. Volunteers work with the Library staff to organize these programs and activities that truly bolster appreciation of reading and writing. Volunteers will be asked to help on the day of the event including set-up and clean-up as well as assisting beforehand with event preparation.
Co-chairs: Angela Kotsubey & Allyson Brown Kenney
To order books for the latest Todd author visit click here.
Every fall, the PTA holds a Scholastic Book Fair at Todd where students, families and the community can purchase books while supporting the PTA and Todd School. Committee members will help plan, advertise, set up, run, and break down the Book Fair. There is a separate signup for those interested in assisting each child’s class during the fair, available a few weeks prior.
Co-chairs: Cara Katz, Hannah Levitz, & Emma Markham
Each class has two class parents. Class parents are chosen from a volunteer signup in September once class lists are available, and notified shortly thereafter. If there are more than 2 volunteers per class, a lottery system will be used to select the class parent.
Co-chairs: Silvana Miller & Chantel Carpentieri
Coordinates service projects for the school such as the Souper Bowl Food Drive. Volunteers are needed to assist with collecting donations and will be needed to create advertising for school community service initiatives.
Co-chairs: Jerusha Beckerman & Janis Golubock
This committee helps coordinate the annual 5th grade musical with the direction of KJK Productions. Responsibilities include helping with costume distribution, parent volunteer scheduling and rehearsal/show support..
Chair: David Milowitz
Provide food and beverage donations as well as help set up and clean up at meetings, parent teas, and receptions. Coordinate, decorate for and work at staff holiday breakfast and staff appreciation lunch.
Chair: Cortnee Gentile
Help spread kindness throughout the Todd community.
Co -chairs: Kristen Dolzynski & Sarah Donner
Help collect, catalog and distribute lost & found items throughout the year including donating unclaimed items.
Co-chairs: Emma Markham
Volunteers of this committee work together to plan events promoting multicultural awareness such as the multicultural fair in March.
Chair: Neha Kachroo
One Friday per month, the PTA sponsors Pizza Day. This popular event focuses on the spirit of Todd Elementary School, encouraging students to dress up and show that spirit each month with a different seasonal theme. Students receive NY style pizza, a snack and a drink. Volunteers signup to attend one pizza day a year and help to decorate the lunchrooms, and distribute food and beverages.
For more information on Pizza Day for the 2023-2024 school year including dates, please click here.
Co-chairs: Marie Calnon, Melinda Cohen, Hannah Levitz, Kristen Tagliaferri & Lindsey Yannocone
Pictures are taken over a two-day period in the fall. Volunteers are needed to work in 2-3 hour shifts during the time when their child’s class is photographed to help the children, assist the photographers, arrange chairs. Volunteers are asked to help keep the children orderly and the sessions moving along.
Co-chairs: Julie Lowry & Kristen Tagliaferri
Works with Todd families, staff and other PTA Committees to host topic talks and smaller events throughout the year for parents and kids to get more information about sleep, nutrition and anything else that might benefit our community and coordinates the annual Big Apple Crunch. We want the idea of wellness to be integrated into all aspects of life at Todd school for a happier, healthier student body and community at large.
Chair: Jennifer Belber
The committee plans fun activities and events for the Todd School community such as the back to school family picnic.
Event Chairs: Lindsey Robertson
Yearbook: Works with 5th Grade students to produce the Todd Yearbook. Volunteers may be asked to help with content, layout, and editing. Volunteers are also needed at each grade level to photograph grade-specific activities.
Co-chairs: Kathleen Brady & Sarah Zonenshine