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NBJH PTO Committees

Volunteering at Northbrook Junior High School will enrich your student's education experience and connect you to your school, and to your community. 

There are many ways to participate. 

Under the "Volunteer" tab, you can

• volunteer for events

• volunteer for committees

Committees usually fill up in the Spring, Events are available for volunteering throughout the school year. 

 

NBJH 2017-18 Committees:

6th Grade Dance Assembly
Chair:   Liz Karle, Sharon Cuncannan
Description:  

Helps organize, and coordinate the volunteers for, the 6th Grade Dance Assembly. Open to all 6th graders. Saturday Evenings, begins in January and ends in March.

To Volunteer as a Chaperone, click on the "Volunteer" tab.

 
8th Gr. Grad. Reception Committee
Chair:   Katie Walther
Description:  

In charge of setting up refreshments — cookies and beverages — for after the 8th Grade Graduation Cerermony, June 4, 2018

 
8th Grade Graduation Party Committee
Chair:   Gina Deutsch, Trish Smith
Description:  

8th grade Grad party will be held on the Friday before graduation at NBJH. We will need many volunteers to be on committees for decorations, entertainment, food, photo montage and more. We would love to have new families who never done 8th grade grad party before to sign up to volunteer, and of course we can't do it without those of you who have done this before. All volunteers welcome.

 
Gift Card Plus
Chair:   Susan Sholty
Description:  

Markets the District 28 Gift Card Plus fundraising program, before major holidays. Promotes the program, distributes order forms, collects payment and distributes the gift cards to District 28 families after purchase.

 
HOH 5K Run
Chair:   Trish Smith
Description:  

Attend HOH 5K District meetings and help plan and facilitate the annual Homer O. Harvey 5K walk/run to raise money for the HOH scholarship Fund.

 
Hospitality
Chair:   Jenn Lawrence
Description:  
Arrange food to be delivered (from Sunset Food) for various school events. In many cases, also work the event (serving)
- Back to school lunch
- Conferences
- Teacher appreciation luncheon
- Art Show
- other events
 
 
JH Back to School Party Committee
Chair:   Ann Randall, Erin Denk, Stacey Abbott
Description:  

Organize, and coordinate volunteers for, the Fall back to School party.

 
Lift Day (Career Day) Committee
Chair:   Nancy Mosko, Sandy Peters, Deborah Phadnis
Description:  

LIFT (Looking Into the Future Together) Day began in 2001 as way to introduce NBJH students to a variety of skills necessary for college and future careers. It is held biannually in the spring of even numbered years. 

 
Music Parents Club Committee
Chair:   Sarah Leveren, President; Emily Sobel, Secretar; Missy Brown, Treasurer; Abe Reese, Ways and Means; Josee Wilson, Shana Glazer, Hospitality
Description:  

The Music Parents Club is comprised of music directors, district administrators, and parents of music students.
Our mission is to promote and maintain an enthusiastic interest in, and provide financial enhancement to, the music curriculum established and managed by the administrators and music faculty of District 28. Find out how we accomplish this.

Fall Wreath and Coffee Sale

The club's annual fund-raiser is the Wreath and Coffee sale. In 2017, orders can be placed from Sept. 11 to Oct. 6.

Order pickup will be held at Village Green Admin. Center from 2 to 6 p.m. Nov. 14-16.

For more information, contact Abe Reese or Josee Wilson.

The Music Parents Club also puts out a newsletter called Musical Notes. View Most Recent Newsletter | View All

 
NBJH Art Show Committee
Chair:   Jinny Hyun, Amy Stern
Description:  

Assist Mark Hay, the NBJH Art Teacher, in setting up the NBJH Spring Art Show. Committee heads must organize a volunteer group - about 10 people - to hang artwork in the main lobby of NBJH. Committee also works with Hospitality Committee to arrange for refreshments.

 
New Family Liaison
Chair:   Cindy Miller
Description:  

Responsible for welcoming new families to NBJH and helping to ease their transition.

 
PTO Headquarters
Chair:   Betsy Lawrence, Margee Gustin
Description:  

Collect and manage PTO dues, and Free Will Campaign contributions.

 
PTO Website Coordinator
Chair:   Amy Jeppsen Stern
Description:  

Upload information, collect and create content, and manage all aspects of the PTO website. Coordinate with other PTO website coordiators in District 28 to unify content, messaging, etc. Coordinate with PTO Executive Board and Committees to manage content, events, calendar items, volunteering, custom page and forms.

 
School Store
Chair:   Audra Casey, Katie Trout
Description:  

We supply the products and arrange for the volunteer sign-up for the NBJH School Store which is open on Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the school year.

The "Volunteer Sign-up Link" is sent out to each family at NBJH in early September of each school year. It fills up within a day or two for the entire year. Each family can volunteer 1 time per year.

 
School Supplies
Chair:   Cathy Burnham, Michelle Steele
Description:  
This committee is run by two volunteers. We work directly with the SchoolKidz company. We begin by meeting with the principal in March to discuss the time frame for the sale. Then we have the teachers approve their lists for next year. This gets finalized and the sale goes live for about a month. In August, there are two days that are required for the committee members: school supply delivery day and back-to-school distribution day at NBJH which is the week before school actually starts. We need volunteers (about 6 total) to help with the delivery day and the distribution day. This is a job that can definitely be done by someone who works outside the home.
 
Sister School in Kenya
Chair:   Kim Svoboda
Description:  

The Sister School Committee raises money for the Fred Outa Foundation through events and fundraising. The money is used to build and run schools in Kenya for orphans. This effort has been going on for 12 years and we have helped to build a girl's high school outside of Kisumu, Kenya.

 
Spirit Wear
Chair:   Brady Zirlin, Marcy Zirlin
Description:  

The Spirit Wear committee manages the NBJH Spirit Wear, from selection to delivery.

 



IMPORTANT DATES

HOH 5k Run Walk
Saturday May 5, 2018

NBJH Talent Show
May 3, 8:45 a.m.

 

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