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.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOLUNTEER?
|Committee||Description||Name & Email|
|Character Counts||Assist with recognition of our students including the monthly Mighty Mustang awards||Marcela Nuyen
|Communications||Update/maintain Freeman PTA website each week||VACANT|
|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||
|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
|Freeman Fun||Volunteers needed for Family Bingo, Donuts with Dad, the Mother/Son Bowling Night, and other events||Beckie Lutzenkirchen
|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
|Fun Fair Concessions||Stephanie Schweers
|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
|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
|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)||Jessica Garza
|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||Marcela Nuyen
|Market Day||Kira Moneze
|Membership||Responsible for collecting and recording all Freeman PTA members and providing the PTA membership cards||Denise Banach
|Performing Arts||Jen Cresse
|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||VACANT|
|School Gifts||Holly Schmidt
|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||
|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||Jenni Zielke
|Service: Holiday Shop - Holiday Treasures||VACANT|
|Service: Supply Kits||VACANT|
|Service: Spirit Wear||Volunteers needed to assist with spirit wear collection and distribution||Beckie Lutzenkirchen
|Teacher Reps||Faith Greising
|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
|World's Finest Chocolates||A fundraising opportunity where volunteers are needed to help distribute fliers, collect orders, and validate those orders for pick-up||Kira Moneze
|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||Marcela Nuyen