PTA

Events

Pizza Night Invite for 'Dads' - Attention Fathers and Father-figures!
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. | School Cafeteria
Presentation about our WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) Program. This program supports the positive impact by the committed involvement of fathers and father-figures in their student's life. Our goal is to have you spend at least one day this year at the school to be a positive male role model and to provide an extra set of eyes and ears.

School Events and Activities

Fun Fair and Raffle
Saturday, October 19
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Classroom Parties

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Watch D.O.G.S

Pizza Night Invite for 'Dads' - Attention Fathers and Father-figures!
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. | School Cafeteria
Presentation about our WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) Program. This program supports the positive impact by the committed involvement of fathers and father-figures in their student's life. Our goal is to have you spend at least one day this year at the school to be a positive male role model and to provide an extra set of eyes and ears.

Upcoming Meetings

PTA Board Meeting
Thursday, October 10
7:00-8:00 p.m.
STEM Room

Volunteer

Interested in volunteering? Please contact any PTA member to get signed up.

We are in need of more volunteers for Fun Fair. Click here to sign up!

Documents

Meetings Minutes

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Financial

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About the PTA

Each year, we have a large number of PTA members join at Freeman and we thank each and every one of you for your continued commitment!  We are always looking for more support so if you are new to Freeman or have never joined previously, we encourage you to take the very first step to become a member! 

Over the years, we have seen the important role our parents, guardians and grandparents play at Freeman.  Research shows time and again that parental/family involvement in a child’s school experience equals a more successful student. 

Your PTA membership contributions go a long way to support our events and there is no need to volunteer if you are busy.  If you do have some time, there are many ways you can engage at Freeman – from attending a family fun night or corporate sponsorship night, donating food, or volunteering for a committee – we are sure there is something just for you!

WHY DOES OUR SCHOOL NEED A PTA?

Our primary objective as a PTA is to provide our students with programs, resources and services that will enrich and maximize the education of each child. The PTA actively works to provide Freeman students with activities and opportunities that enrich their elementary school experience. The PTA does this with parent involvement through committees and working with teachers and staff.

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO THAT IS RAISED BY THE PTA?

  • The PTA proudly supports the following programs an activities: class parties, school assemblies, classroom materials, family fun nights, the Fine Arts Festival, and so much more
  • Teacher appreciation events occur during the year to thank the teachers and staff for everything they do for the students of Freeman School.
  • The PTA pays for insurance to make sure that everyone is safe during sponsored events.
  • In addition, the PTA strives to provide financial resources for the school by helping fulfilling requests for equipment needed for educational support for our teachers and students.

Follow the Freeman PTA Facebook page for updates

Meet the PTA Board Members

Position Name Email
President Maria Torres maria.latina@gmail.com
Vice President Jen Cresse jen.cresse@gmail.com
Treasurer Jason Cervone jcervone@gmail.com
Secretary Amanda Wielert awielert@sd308.org
Principal - Freeman Crystal Dvorak cdvorak@sd129.org

Committee Chairs

WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOLUNTEER?

Committee Description Name & Email
Character Counts Assist with recognition of our students including the monthly Mighty Mustang awards Jen Cresse
jen.cresse@gmail.com
Communications Update/maintain Freeman PTA website each week Maria Valenciano
lince.valenciano@gmail.com
Corporate Fundraising Freeman works with several companies (Barnes & Noble, Luigi’s, Oberweis) to raise funds for the school.  Help needed to occasionally make copies, distribute coupons or event tickets to classrooms via Freeman office

Sara Knigge
saraknigge@comcast.net
Denise Banach
dbanach@sbcglobal.net

Cultural Arts This group works closely with our Art Teacher, Mrs. Wiegert, and all that she does with Art at Freeman School.
There is often a need for helpers with kindergarten and first grade art classes –please choose a.m. or p.m. time preference. Volunteers needed to label and hang artwork for the Art Festival and various jobs as needed
Denise Banach
dbanach@sbcglobal.net
Freeman Fun Volunteers needed for Family Bingo, Donuts with Dad, the Mother/Son Bowling Night, and other events     

Jen Fraus
jenjohn20@sbcglobal.net
Stephanie Schweers
sschweers@sd308.org

Fun Fair Games The Freeman Fun Fair is our school’s largest fundraising event!  We need a small army of volunteers needed to help the chairpersons and on the day of the event!  Please consider donating an hour or two of your time for this worthy cause! Cheryl Kozel and Chris Kozel
cherylkozel@yahoo.com
 
Fun Fair Concessions   Stephanie Schweers
sschweers@sd308.org
Amanda Wielert
awielert@sd308.org
Fun Fair Raffle   ***VACANT***
Fundraising Box Tops Volunteers needed to assist in collecting and sending in box tops & various product labels—Campbells, Capri Sun, Pepperidge Farm Joshalyn Reese
msjoshie@sbcglobal.net
Health Volunteers needed for Walk to School Day, Field Day, Freeman’s 5K Fun Racer or other events to promote health and wellness to Freeman students, teachers, and families Deb Pendell
deb.pendell@gmail.com
***Assistant Needed***
Hospitality Volunteers prepare food and serve at monthly staff appreciation days throughout the year and for end of school year events (i.e. Ice-Cream Social and 5th grade Graduation) Maria Torres
maria.latina@gmail.com
Holly Schmidt
joelholly03@att.net
LMC The LMC is where students borrow books, work in the computer lab, and are trained in information gathering skills. Volunteers will assist with book check-in and check-out, shelving of books, and helping students locate books ***VACANT***
Membership  Responsible for collecting and recording all Freeman PTA members and providing the PTA membership cards Heather Azem
heatherazem@gmail.com
Performing Arts   Jen Cresse
jen.cresse@gmail.com
S.C.A.C. Serves on the Superintendent's Community Advisory Committee.  Attends monthly Board of Education meetings and provides insight to that committee as well as relaying information from those meetings back to our PTA Kristin Maksymiw
kjmaks0415@gmail.com
School Gifts   Holly Schmidt
joelholly03@att.net
Scrip Volunteers will help organize gift-card orders that are turned in by Freeman families once each month. When the school order is received, packets will need to be filled for the parents to pick up at the school

Stephanie Schweers
sschweers@sd308.org

Service: Holiday Shop - Craft Shop The Holiday Shop Chair(s) coordinate the annual Holiday Shop & Craft show at Freeman which features local crafters and consultants as well as a children's gift shop and wrapping room Leticia Torres
ltorres1991@gmail.com
Service: Holiday Shop - Holiday Treasures   Volunteers needed to assist with Holiday Treasure sales 1 hour (Friday or Saturday) Maria Valenciano
lince.valenciano@gmail.com
Service: Spirit Wear Volunteers needed to assist with spirit wear collection and distribution Maria Valenciano
lince.valenciano@gmail.com
Teacher Reps   Alexis Banks
abanks@sd129.org
Volunteer Coordinator / Room Parent Parents will be contacted by the Room Parent(s) to assist with classroom parties as a helper and/or supplier based on preference selected and need Kim Symmonds
kimberly1618@hotmail.com
World's Finest Chocolates A fundraising opportunity where volunteers are needed to help distribute fliers, collect orders, and validate those orders for pick-up ***VACANT***
Yearbook Volunteers will take pictures throughout the year at various events and in the classrooms, they may also be called on to help with yearbook layout, distributing order forms and compiling orders Kristin Maksymiw
kmaks0415@gmail.com