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Every awesome activity that adds value to your child's experience at Jefferson Hills Intermediate School is driven by an awesome committee of parent volunteers.  Whatever time, talents, or ideas you have to contribute, there is a committee just waiting for you to join in!

If you would like to Volunteer to assist for one of the committees please click on this link to sign up and the committee chair will be in touch with you as they begin planning for the event.
If you have any questions about a committee and/or the responsibilities, or if you would like to volunteer to chair a committee with an "OPEN" position below please email us directly at

Thanks for helping make JHIS great!



5th Grade Activity Day

Plan activities and volunteer for 5th Grade Day celebrations.

Chair:  Kelly Theiss         Co-chair: Jen Leshnock

Bake Sale

Bake sale committee will be assisting the chair in coordination with other parents in baking, pickup/delivery, tagging and selling of baked goods at the sales throughout the school year. Bake sales are during open house, art shows and possibly during other evening school events.

Chair:   OPEN            

Book Fair

Help setup and teardown Scholastic book fair.  Assist children with shopping.  Book sales typically occur twice a year including the last week in February for Read Across America Week.

Chair: Catherine Schlott  Co-Chair: Jamye Doefler 

Career Awareness

This committee will be parents chosen to assist the chair at each grade level with scheduling parent speakers to make a presentations to the classroom to discuss their job/career.

Chair:     OPEN

Community Outreach

Work with the Chair to develop and execute a project in which JHIS staff/teachers and students/families benefit the local community. Including Food Drive and other charitable projects.  The committee will also be responsible for collecting and distributing items.

Chair:  Leslee Neal

Earning for Learning

Help collect and count box tops and assist with the switch over to electronic Box Top collection.  This committee also assists with promoting Giant Eagle apples for the students, Amazon Smile and Shoparoo.

Chair:      OPEN

Earth Day and Environmental Group

Volunteers will work with the chair to help organize the work on the outdoor classroom, a living wall and Earth Day handouts and/or activities for the students.

Chair: Catherine Schlott  Co-chair: Kerri Cotton

Family Bingo Night

Plan, decorate, assist with entertainment, food and all events including set-up and clean-up for Bingo Night.

Chair: Jessica Rudolf   Co-Chair: Crystal Ross

Field Day

Volunteers will assist the chair and co-chair with the one-day event planned for late May/early June including outdoor activities for all of the students in the school.  The group will plan, organize, set up and clean up the day of the event.

Chairs: Amanda Neeley, Jeremy Neeley & Nicole Solomon  


Assisting the chair with collecting, sorting, pulling and distributing fundraiser information packets and sale orders when they are shipped.  Events such as flower sales, coin battles and spirit wear.

Chair: Ashley Ormond   Co-Chair:

Holiday Shop

Help with set up, tear down and assisting students with shopping throughout the week of the Holiday Shop.

Chair: Vanessa Pielin   Co-Chair: Amanda Hammett

Membership Committee

This committee will be run completely by the chair and co-chair.

Chair:                                  Co-Chair:                                


Nominating Committee

Volunteers will work with the chair to find candidates interested in filling open PTA Board positions for the upcoming school year before elections take place.

Chair: Kristin Withers

Read Across America

Assist the school librarian and chair in coordinating and planning a themed reading week for the school.

Chair:  Liz grandelis                          

Red Ribbon Week

Volunteers will work with the Chair to help coordinate banners and events for the children, including bring your hero to lunch day and earth day handouts for the kids.

Chair: Sara Peters

Reflections Program

As a member of this committee, you will assist the chairs in collecting and sorting art entries for judging and setting up display and preparation/clean up of award ceremony.

Chair:  Tracey Parsons   Co-Chair: Rie Lauver

Party Parent Volunteers/Bingo Baskets

As a member of this committee, you will assist room parent coordinator in set-up/clean-up for parties and help work the auction table during the Family Bingo Night.  Being a member of this committee does not guarantee you will be a room parent.

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Help plan theme and food items, décor, setup and clean up for teacher and staff luncheon during Teacher Appreciate Week in May. Tentative lunch date, to be set.

Chair:   Liz Hurst         Co-Chair: Sara Peters  


Assist the Chair in collection and organization of school photos of events during the school year.  Volunteers will also help in the ordering and distribution of yearbooks to students.

Chair: Emily Steinmetz       Co-Chair: Kerri Cotton