Committee Chairs


OHS PTA Committee Chairpersons for 2018 – 2019


After School Programs: Stephanie Rooney

Art Smart: Nicole Koester

Art Show: Miss G

Author Visits: Bridget Edwards and Kerry Sweeney


Birthday Books: Robin Orriss

Book Fair: Gina Butler, Kelly Dodder and Tara Van Horne

Book Swap:  Lisa McCormack and Leslie Mertz

Box Tops For Education: Meg Horn

Celebration Books: Bridget Edwards

Diversity Day: Bridget Edwards, Rabab Hussain Syed and Catherine Yarmosh

Environmental Awareness (C.A.N.E.):
K — Beth Nori
1st — Cindy Kaufman
2nd  – Alison Savona

Family Fun Night:

Field Day: Kerry McClane and Tricia Palsa

Fifth Grade Committee: Serene Compare, Missy Dilley, Leslie Mertz and Tricia Palsa

Gardening: Dawn Gitman

Harvest Faire: Meredith Anastasio, Lori Denton and Jenn LaPlante

Health, Fitness and Safety: Bridget White

Junior Achievement: Pam Holden and Carrie Robertson

Junior Great Books (Grades 3-5):
3rd — Bridget Edwards and Alison McCoy
4th – Liz Giardina
5th – Megan Freiler

Library Media Center: Rabab Hussain Syed

Mill River Captain (Grades 3-5):
3rd – Amy Bowley and Mary Donovan
4th – Carol Guernsey
5th – Pam Holden

Mother Son Dance: Karla Connors, Nicole Kofeod and Ann Truman

Operation Hope: Meg Horn

Parent Social: Amy Bowley and Patty Keenan

Publishing Center: Kathy Berens

Reading Celebration Week: Bridget Edwards

Recess Chair: Missy Dilley and Mollie McIntosh

Room Parents: Mary Kate Gardiner

School Supply Kits: Aya Forster and Mary Murphy

Spiritwear: Nicole Kofoed and Mollie Milano

Teacher Appreciation: Catherine Yarmosh

Turkey Trot: Janice Price and Elaine Remley

UNICEF: Emiko Nomoto and Ann Marie Petri

Variety Show: Allison Kramer, Mollie Milano and Stephanie Rooney

Walk-A-Thon: Shannon Roper

Yearbook: Liz Giardina, Dawn Gitman, Alison O’Connor and Stephanie Rooney



Please feel free to refer any questions to your volunteer coordinators:

1. Know your volunteers: Contact all the volunteers who  signed up to work  on your committee. If your committee gets too many volunteers, you should call these volunteers and thank them for volunteering but refer them back to the VOLUNTEER COORDINATORS who can then place them with committees that need help.  Please do not forget to contact everyone who offers you help.

2. Know your Treasurers: Carrie Rullo ( and Juliette Tiriolo (

3. Know your budget: Contact Treasurers for amount available to spend or income goal to strive for with your fundraising activity.

4. Know your bills and vouchers: All bills and vouchers must be submitted to the Treasurers with ORIGINAL receipt and/or invoice AND an OHS voucher. Blank vouchers are available online and in the office. All receipts must be submitted within 30 days of the end of the event and then please allow 3 weeks for reimbursement.

5. Know your monies: All income from fundraisers should be tallied and then submitted to the Treasurers for bank deposit. Please coordinate with the Treasurers for a convenient time/place to drop off monies.

6. Know your PTA board: We are here to help in any way that we can! You should always feel free to contact any member on our PTA Board. We work as a team to get the job done and thank you for all your hard work as well.

7. Know your PTA by-laws: The OHS by-laws govern the PTA. Here are some things to remember:

  • All volunteers must be paid PTA members for the current school year and must fill out the district’s new volunteer form.
  • Committee work must be presented to board for approval.