Events & Programs

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5th Grade ProgramsCandace Knott
Kathy Etheridge
Marianne Gutshall
Jennifer Devine
Various events to celebrate the 5th graders
Back to School PicnicTina Raftery
Amanda Essey
Kasi Boyles
Alyssa Lambert
A chance to get together with other families, meet some of the teachers, and enjoy music from a DJ at the SJLES playground
Bingo NightMelondy Monestine
Melanie Eitelman
Jennifer Devine
Ashwini Anjanappa
Bingo fun with prizes
Book FairRachel Mejibovsky
Seba Kurian
Kasandra Cresswell
Beverly Weber
Scholastic book fair in the library for kids to purchase books
Cultural ArtsJane FisherEnriching assemblies for all students during the school day
Ice Cream SocialIce cream for everyone!
May DayMelondy Monestine
Heather McCormick
Jenna Groman
Jane Fisher
Festival with games, prizes, silent auction, food, and more
Multicultural NightAmber Drenner
Melanie Eitelman
Stephanie E
Tara Scully
An opportunity for SJLES families to celebrate and share their heritage with the community and for everyone to learn about the rich diversity at our school
Restaurant NightsJoanna Danilov
Rachel Mejibovsky
Work with the community to promote both the restaurant and PTA
Silent AuctionSilent auction during May Day
Staff AppreciationRachel Mejibovsky
Brittany Gutierrez
Jaye van Acht
Leela Noble
Show our staff some love, providing catering, activities, and support to the SJLES staff
Summer Play DatesOpportunity for incoming kindergartners and returning students to meet each other and play on the playground
Trunk-or-TreatLeslie Bechis
Jaye Van Acht
Robin Forte
Students can show off their costumes and be part of a parade
Turkey TrotLeslie Bechis
Chris Bechis
Jaye Van Acht
Min Kim
Annual walk/run around Mt Hebron HS track


Education Enrichment ProgramProvide funding for programs, projects or materials that will enrich and enhance the basic curriculum and students’ educational experiences
Kindergarten Cafeteria HelpHelp Kindergarteners open containers, refill waters, or other questions during lunch
Kindergarten Technology HelpProvide help logging in and other tech questions for Kindergarteners
Campus EnhancementsSarah Sherry
Leela Noble
Planting, weeding, mulching, etc our SJLES entryway
MarqueeMeg HalvorsenUpdate the marquee in front of the school as needed
MembershipCoordinating sign-ups for becoming a PTA member.
YearbookCharuta Modak
Jessica Mittleman
Design a yearbook
Original WorksJane FisherOpportunity for parents to get their child’s art on mugs, pillows, plates, and other keepsakes
Read-A-ThonMarianne Gutshall
Stephanie Hikel
Karen Bell
Natasha Becker
Students are encouraged to read and family and friends support them with a flat donation
Spirit WearLinda Ferguson
Liz Petrella
Beverly Weber
Show your SJLES pride with T-shirts, Hoodies, and Sweatpants!
Volunteer CoordinatorJane FisherVolunteers are how it all happens
Walk/Bike to School DayLiz Petrella
Sayli Moskowitz
A day to encourage physical activity
Canned Food DriveTurkey Trot TeamCollect canned goods, in coordination with Turkey Trot
Coat DriveMelanie EitelmanCollect coats for donation
Parent Info SessionsTiffany BurnsProvides information to parents on various topics related to raising children and education
Toy DriveCollect toys for donation
Teachers ClosetReplacements for disposable supplies
Theme Park TicketsMeg HalvorsenOrganize the sale and distribution of discounted Hershey Park and Dutch Wonderland tickets for a fundraiser
WebsitePaul HalvorsenKeep the website up to date