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Babler Elementary
 Blevins Elementary and Lafayette High were honored as 2019 National Schools of Character The Rockwood Advantage 2019 Niche Best Schools

1955 Shepard Road, Wildwood, MO 63038 | Phone (636) 733-1175 | Fax (636) 733-8847

Volunteers and Committees

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​​​Parents are a child's first and most important teachers. The most successful students are those who have the involvement of their parents, and the support from their local community.

This year promises to be filled with learning and many fun activities for our students and families. Our kids need YOU to make it happen! Many volunteers are needed. There are a wide range of choices…some days, some nights, some requiring many hours, some requiring just a few. So please take a look below at the PTO committees at Babler and hopefully you will find one or more opportunities that interests you.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact the committee chairperson(s) or the VP over the committee. The PTO board thanks you in advance for your help and support! Here’s to a great year!

​Sincerely,
T​he PTO Board

Babler Volunteer Signups

For more information about Rockwood Parent and Family Involvement and School Volunteers, visit the parent involvement website. 

 Committees

Committee NameDescriptionContact
Art AppreciationAssist the Art teacher with matting, tagging and displaying student artwork for the annual district art show.
​Chairperson – Katie Haney & Stephanie Stempf
VP of Support- Jenny Arbuszewski bablervp@gmail.com​
Babler BasicsVolunteer to help stock and staff our school store before school hours (Tuesdays and Fridays- starting in September.)
​Chairperson – Fiona Woody
VP of Community Partnerships –Kelly McCarthy bablercommunity@gmail.com
Blue's ClubThis volunteer will partner with the PTO Treasurer and maintain a working list of the donation level perks, and distribute perk items as necessary.

​Chairpersons- OPEN

VP of Community Partnerships- Kelly McCarthy bablercommunity@gmail.com​

Blue's CrewVolunteer to occasionally dress up as our lovable mascot, Blue.

​Chairpersons – Sara Bryant
VP of Support – Jenny Arbuszewski bablervp@gmail.com

Box Tops for EducationCollect, cut, and submit labels.

​Chairpersons – Jenny Archambeault

VP of Community Partnerships – Kelly McCarthy bablercommunity@gmail.com

Bulldog Connection CommitteeReach out to families new to Babler and welcome them to the Bulldog community. This committee includes the distribution of our "Welcome Babler Bulldog" signs.

Chairpersons – Jen Hinton
VP of Support – Jenny Arbuszewski bablervp@gmail.com

Bulletin BoardUse your creativity to decorate our bulletin board in the front hall to help advertise upcoming events.

​Chairperson – Amy Krimmel 
VP of Support – Jenny Arbuszewski bablervp@gmail.com

Buzz BookPublish, edit, and deliver a student directory (both an online version and a paper version) containing advertisements.

​Chairperson – Giovanna Lear & Beth James & Abby Holaday
VP of Community Partnerships - Kelly McCarthy bablercommunity@gmail.com

Bylaw ReviewAssist in the review of hte bylaws at least every two years.

​Chairperson – Tara Soucek
VP of Support – Jenny Arbuszewski bablervp@gmail.com

Community PartnershipsConnect with local businesses to schedule "dine out" family nights that benefit Babler, as well as other fundraising family outings throughout the year.

​Chairpersons- Dawn Barron

VP of Community Partnerships- Kelly McCarthy bablercommunity@gmail.com​

Copy CrewVolunteer to assist in making photocopies for teachers, administrators, and PTO.

​Chairperson – Michelle Alver
VP of Support – Jenny Arbuszewski bablervp@gmail.com

Entertainment BooksAssist in the distribution of information, collection orders, and distribution of books.

​Chairperson – OPEN
VP of Community Partnerships – Kelly McCarthy bablercommunity@gmail.com

Fall FestivalAssist with the planning of this fun family event held in the fall and/or volunteer to work a shift the day of the event.

​Chairpersons – Izzy Imig & Tricia Remm & Dawn Hagen
VP of Events – Stephanie Stempf bablerevents@gmail.com ​

Father Daughter DanceHelp plan and organize the details of this fun dance designed especially for Babler girls and their leading men.

​Chairpersons – Katie LeTourneau 
VP of Events – Stephanie Stempf bablerevents@gmail.com​

Field DayHelp with organizing this fun-filled day to end the school year.

​Chairpersons – Bridget Bernstein & Terri McLain
VP of Events – Stephanie Stempf bablerevents@gmail.com​

Ice Cream SalesAssist in running ice cream sales at school concerts.

​Chairperson – Jennifer Sinn
VP of Community Partnerships – 
Kelly McCarthy bablercommunity@gmail.com

Kindergarten Connection NightPlan the PTO portion of Kindergarten Connection Night in May, including: organizing t-shirt distribution with the office, preparation of paperwork, popsicles for the playground, and recruiting 4-5 volunteers.

Chairpersons – Melissa Lang
VP of Support – Jenny Arbuszewski bablervp@gmail.com

Kindergarten RegistrationPlan the PTO portion of Kindergarten Registration in January, including: prepartion of paperwork, gift for new Kindergarteners, photo station, & recruiting volunteers to cover shifts throughout the day.

Chairpersons – Kim Cross & Jennifer Fries
VP of Support – Jenny Arbuszewski bablervp@gmail.com

LanyardsMake name lanyards for our volunteers.

​Chairpersons – Trina Blythe
VP of Support – Jenny Arbuszewski, bablervp@gmail.com

Library MediaHelp the librarians by volunteering your time at the two book fairs hosted during conference weeks.

​Chairpersons – Susan Tran
VP of Support – Jenny Arbuszewski bablervp@gmail.com

Mother/Son EventHelp plan and organize the details of this fun event designed especially for Babler boys and their leading ladies.

Chairpersons – Lisa Null, Brandi Myers, & Carey Terranova
VP of Events – Stephanie Stempf bablerevents@gmail.com​

Nominating CommitteeAssist in the proces sof PTO officer elections - typically help is only needed at the May PTO meeting in collecting ballots.

​Chairpersons – Kate Ketcherside
VP of Support – Jenny Arbuszewski bablervp@gmail.com

Outdoor BeautificationMaintain the Nature Trail, maintain exterior grounds including butterfly garden and pond area.
Chairperson- Megan McLane adn Teresa Buzzotta-Garcia
VP of Support – Jenny Arbuszewski bablervp@gmail.com
Party PlanningCoordinates the planning of the Winter and Spring parties at Babler. Recruits volunteers to assist in creating the games/activities and volunteers to assist the day of the event.

​Chairpersons – Terri Mclain, Carey Terranova & Cheryl McGinnis
VP of Events – Stephanie Stempf bablerevents@gmail.com​

Picture DayAssist in organizing classes and making sure our beautiful student faces are clean and ready for school pictures.

Chairpersons – Kate Ketcherside
VP of Support – Jenny Arbuszewski bablervp@gmail.com

Pizza BingoThis group helps organize tickets sales, secure BINGO prizes, order pizza, cookies, and beverages and help serve the night of the event.

​Chairpersons – Cheryl McGinnis & OPEN
VP of Events – Stephanie Stempf bablerevents@gmail.com​

Red Ribbon WeekAssist in planning the week’s activities that celebrate drug prevention awareness.

​Chairpersons – Carey Terranova
VP of Support – Jenny Arbuszewski bablervp@gmail.com

Room ParentAssist in recruiting room parents for each classroom & the distribution of materials for Room Parents.

​Chairpersons – Annie Miller
VP of Support – Jenny Arbuszewski bablervp@gmail.com

School Supply PacksServe as the point of contact with our supply packs company and lead teacher of each grade to get the new supply list for each grade. Coordinates the distribution of packs to classrooms in early August.

​Chairperson – Erin Robinson 
VP of Community Partnerships – 
Kelly McCarthy bablercommunity@gmail.com

Spirit WearThis committee works on designing, marketing, and ordering Babler school spirit merchandise.

​Chairperson – Izzy Imig
VP of Community Partnerships – 
Kelly McCarthy bablercommunity@gmail.com

Staff AppreciationAssist in the preparation and serving of meals for teachers and administrators during fall and spring conferences, as well as various other small tokens of appreciations throughout the year to various groups.

​Chairpersons – Stephanie Stempf & Collen Poling
VP of Support – Jenny Arbuszewski bablervp@gmail.com

Staff GrantsSend grant submission form to admin for distribution to staff, and then collect submissions for committee to review. Contact staff with questions and with final decisions.

​Chairpersons- Dawn Hagen

VP of Support- Jenny Arbuszewski bablervp@gmail.com​

Teacher AppreciationAssist in recruiting Teacher Appreciation Week Leads for each classroom and the distribution of necessary materials to the Teacher Appreciation Week Leads.

​Chairpersons – Dawn Barron
VP of Support – Jenny Arbuszewski bablervp@gmail.com

Trivia NightResearch venues; secure sponsors, prizes, and donations; decorate; compile trivia questions; cleanup and more for this fun-filled adult night with other Bulldog families.

​Chairpersons – Abby Holaday, McKenzie Dapron & Cheryl McGinnis
VP of Community Partnerships – 
Kelly McCarthy bablercommunity@gmail.com

Variety ShowHelp plan and coordinate this showcase evening filled with our own Babler stars.

​Chairpersons – Shannon Robinson
VP of Events – Stephanie Stempf bablerevents@gmail.com​

VolunteerSpot CoordinatorAssist with getting online volunteer sign-ups created & communicated. Lead communicator with high school club sponsors to get student volunteers for our events.

​Chairpersons – Katie Haney
VP of Support – Jenny Arbuszewski bablervp@gmail.com

YearbookGather and compile photos from students, parents, teachers, and staff for use in the yearbook and help organize the publication.

​Chairpersons – Lisa Adamovsky & Sara Bryant
VP of Support – Jenny Arbuszewski bablervp@gmail.com​​