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 we will have a link open to sign up at the start of the next school year and the committee chair will be in touch with you as they begin planning for the event.

If you would like to volunteer to chair or co-chair a committee for the 2023-2024 school year you can sign up at this link.  The board will review and select chairs from the sign up list and notify you via if you have been selected and if you are willing to accept the position. If you have any questions about a committee and/or the responsibilities 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:       Nicole de Gortari and Dominica Pavlik 

Co-chair: Julie Thatcher

Grade Coordination Chairs

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

Assist in confirming memberships and clearances of party parent helpers for the associated grade.  Parents choosing this position are permitted first choice as homeroom parent for their child's class.  One Chair and Co-chair will be selected for each grade.

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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: Amanda Hammett

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: Monica Lewis


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:  Nicole Veverka

Earth Day & Environmental Group

Volunteers will work with the chair to help organize Earth Day handouts and/or activities for the students.

Chair: Brandi Charles


Family Bingo Night

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

Chair: Kristin Wasko                 

Co-Chair: Misty Hawk

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.

Chair: Emily Neiport               

Co-Chair: Shaina Janeda


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:  Amy Pasternak                         


Holiday Shop

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

Chair:  Jenn Minda         


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: Kala Cirigliano

Read Across America Week

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

Chair:  Jenelle Wall

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:  Krissy Deshetler            


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: Katie Noel



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: Kara Heffran