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PTO Committees

PTO Committees are listed alphabetically. To learn more about or to volunteer for a committee, please click on the individual committee name or email the committee co-chair(s). If you are having difficulty contacting a committee or would like to inquire about an open position, please email the Oak Knoll PTO President.

PTO Committees and Leads for 2023-2024 

After School Programs

Set up and manage programs for children to attend at Oak Knoll after school activities.

Chairs: Rachel Maclay, Shani Tennenholtz

After School Athletics

Organize Oak Knoll Volleyball and Basketball teams for play in Burgess League.

Chairs: Ward Bullard, Bjorn Carey, Ryan Padrez, Tracy Slusser

Art Resources

Chairs: Hanah Diab

Book Fair

Organize and execute the Oak Knoll Book Fair.

Chairs: Katie Davis, Victoria Dorward

Community Connection

Plan community coffee events at Oak Knoll. 

Chairs: Seda Saldamli, Alison Wise

Cub Scouts

Assist with the forming of new Cub Scout troops and adding new members to existing troops at Oak Knoll.

Chairs: Matt Clements

Fall Family Picnic

Organize a family picnic/event for all Oak Knoll families and staff in early Fall.

Chairs: Corey Binns, Becky Bullard

Fifth Grade Field Day

Organize Fifth Grade Field Day.

Chairs: TBD (5th grade room parents)

Friends and Family Day

Plan, organize, and execute Friends & Family Day.

Chairs: Kristi Cannon, Katherine Glass

Girl Scouts

Assist with the forming of new Girl Scout troops and adding new members to existing troops Oak Knoll.

Chairs: Rebecca Boenig


Create custom Oak Knoll graphic art.

Chairs: Alison Wong

International Family Liaisons

Chairs: Ekaterina Kazakova 

Kindergarten and New Family Welcome Event

Welcome Kindergartners and New Families to Oak Knoll, and help familiarize them with their teacher, classroom and school landmarks such as the bathrooms, flagpole, playground, and classroom cubby before the first day of school.

Chairs: Bonnie Houlihan, Cindy Tsai

Library Resources

Coordinate and organize the library database and maintain library inventory with the help of a committee.

Chairs: Laura Low Ah Kee, Stephanie Rowen

Library Volunteers Coordinator

Coordinate volunteers to work in school library during class times, recesses, and lunch.

Chairs: Melissa Nikolic

Lunch Club Coordinator

Chairs: Chase Behringer, Bonnie Houlihan

MPAEF Liaisons 

Chairs: Cristina Gibbs, Laura Low Ah Kee

Musical, 3rd Grade

Chairs: Lindsay Nalevanko, Erin Cooke

Musical, 4th and 5th Grade

Chairs: Katie Gardner, Jen Baskin

Oak Knoll Parents for Safe Routes

Works with the District and District-wide SRTS Committees to make our streets safer for kids to travel to and from school via bicycle, foot, scooter, etc.  Also manages bike safety programs and activities.

Chairs: John Leikauf, Matthew Rascoff


Bring spirited Oak Knoll logo wear to our families each year.

Chairs: Alison Wong

Room Parent Program

Room parents support classroom teachers by recruiting parent volunteers who help in the classroom, chaperone field trips, and plan parties. Room parents also facilitate recognition activities during Teacher Appreciation Week, help build community among class families, and act as ambassadors of the school.

Chairs: Alice Mount, Liz Franks, Jackie Kort

Science Fair

Plan, promote and execute the annual Oak Knoll Science Fair for grades 2-5.

Chairs: Kate Padrez, Cindy Kin 

Teacher & Staff Appreciation

Plans luncheons, coffees, and surprises for our faculty and staff throughout the school year.

Chairs: Andrea Draper, Liz Franks, Melissa Goldman


Ensure the school website is up to date with accurate information.

Chairs: Angie Kenny


Gather and prepare all elements for the annual yearbook.

Chairs: Danielle Gold, Jane Woodall, Tara Moeller, Carolyn Pan