2019-2020 PTO Leadership

Congratulations to the newly elected 2019-2020 Lanier PTO Executive Board:

President: Arturo Perez
President-Elect:  Jessy Morgenroth
Parliamentarian:  Kim Dolibois
Secretary:  Nichola Welch
Treasurer:  Kellye Helleck
VP Volunteers:  Pam Paré
VP Social Events:  Adrienne Murry
VP Fundraising:  Afsheen Davis
VP Financial Support:  Candace Day
VP Communications:  Rebekah El-Hakam
HISD Liaison:  Melissa Marschall

We are still in need of PTO Committee Chairs and volunteers for many positions for the 2019-2020 school year. Please continue to reach out to us to express your interest in serving Lanier for the next school year.

Lanier PTO Committee Descriptions

Audit Committee

Position responsibilities: Works with the VP Financial Support to conduct an audit of the prior year’s finances to ensure adherence to PTO by-laws and 501.3C accounting best practices.

Commitment to Excellence

Position responsibilities:  Solicit and record contributions to our capital campaign. Order incentives (pavers, plaques, etc.) and oversee their installation.

Great 8 (Chairs + Committees)

Position responsibilities:  Determines events and programs that will be offered for our 8th graders in their final year at Lanier.  Solicits approval and scheduling from LMS administration for the events. Establishes the budget for the events, sets dues, amount to be collected from all 8th grade students, collects funds and monitors and maintains the program budget.  Events to be coordinated may include an 8th grade dance, grade-level outing, panoramic class photo, selection and procurement of a class gift, and provision of material (e.g. videos, photos) for a graduation assembly. Great 8 co-chairs may work with additional committee members to determine how to divide up the work.

Lanier Gear/Uniforms Chairs

Position responsibilities:  Work with co-chair, manage the volunteer schedule and inventory/orders for the school store, where students and families buy Lanier uniforms, hoodies, t-shirts and spirit items.

Business Development Program

Position responsibilities:  Work with local or national vendors who would like to partner with Lanier through incentives.

Party With a Purpose (One or two Chairs, many sub-committees)

Position responsibilities: Chair Lanier’s annual fundraiser, hosted at a Lanier family’s home or community venue in the late winter/early spring.  Sub-committee members help with publicity, decorations, and soliciting donations.  

Parent-Teacher Social

Position responsibilities:  Arrange, publicize and oversee the fall event that brings teachers and parents together for a fun and informal gathering.

Purple Page

Position responsibilities:  Collect, edit, format, and publish approved articles for our weekly e-newsletter. Typically requires 4-8 hours of commitment per week.

Sponsorships and Donations

Position responsibilities:  Work with corporations, local businesses, and charitable foundations to solicit donations, services, grants and in-kind gifts to the PTO and school.

Teacher Appreciation

Position responsibilities:  Arrange for catered and donated foods and parent volunteer servers for a monthly lunch for the Lanier staff, served in the Teachers’ Lounge.

Webmaster

Position responsibilities:  Maintain the Lanier PTO website and the credit card order pages as needs and events require.  May also share responsibilities for Lanier PTO social media accounts.

PTO Bylaws and Standing Rules located here