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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 2020-21 Committees:

6th Grade Dance Assembly
Chair:   Katie Anetsberger and Aileen Porta

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:   Wendy Nichols

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:   Cari Raymond

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:   Carrie Hakel

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:   TBD

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.

Chair:   Erin Cooper
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
Lift Day (Career Day) Committee
Chair:   Nancy Mosko

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:   Rhea Saffar, President; Karla Jackson, Secretary; Cari Raymond, Treasurer; Carrie Winkler, Uniforms; Abe Reese & Sara Leverenz, Ways and Means; Katie Walther, Hospitality

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.




NBJH Art Show Committee
Chair:   Jinny Hyun, Amy Stern

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.

NBJH PTO Executive Board
Chair:   Jennifer Beban and Nicole Woods, Co-Presidents

The NBJH PTO strives to promote and encourage communication between parents, teachers, administrators, and the NBJH community. The PTO organizes fundraising and school events to strengthen our community spirit and enrich the student's experience at NBJH.

Jennifer Beban and Nicole Woods, Co-Presidents

Monique Howard, VP Membership

Cari Raymond, Treasurer

Priya Patel, Website Coordinator

Dorie Gaty, Recording Secretary

Erin Cooper, Corresponding Secretary

New Family Liaison
Chair:   TBD

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

PTO Headquarters
Chair:   Cari Raymond

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

PTO Website Coordinator
Chair:   Priya Patel

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:   TBD

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:   Julie Falidino
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

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:   Paula Kolar

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



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