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PTO Committees


PTO Committees are listed alphabetically. To learn more about or 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 Encinal PTO President.


Thank you to our Committee Chairs for their service to our school.  If you would like to join a committee or volunteer for events and activities included below, please use the email addresses listed below!


After School Activities

Select after school vendors and then onboard them through both the district and the Encinal school site. Interface and coordinate between the vendors and the Encinal office. Ensure compliance with our vendor contacts.

2023-24 Chair: Laura Wiggs



Book Fair

Organize and run the Encinal Book Fair.

2023-24 Chair: Jessica Bayliss 



Caring and Sharing

Promote activities to encourage and develop children's awareness of others' needs, both at school and in the community. Coordinate Thanksgiving and Holiday donation drives. Organize additional fundraising opportunities for the program, such as school movie nights.

2023-2024 Chair:  Lindsey Sikes




Coordinates the Encinal Garden Program including organizing parent volunteers to teach indoor/outdoor garden lessons.  Ensure parent-volunteers have the resources and supplies they need to give teach garden class to students.

2023-2024 Chairs: Amisha Oza and Christina Tatum



Girls Scout School Liasion

Encourages participation in Girl Scouts for all grade levels.

2023-2024 Chair:  Julie Balzer



Hot Lunch

Coordinate the hot lunch program at Encinal with our vendor, Lunchmaster. Organize volunteers to help distribute pre-ordered lunches to the students.

2023-2024 Chair:  Laura Wiggs



Safe Routes

Work with Encinal staff to promote and enhance pedestrian, bicycle, and car safety on and near campus.  Represent Encinal within the citywide Parents for Safe Routes organization.

2023-2024 Chairs: FangFang Paulson and Sara Benito-Arce



School Community Events

Plan and coordinate community events including the Fall Family Picnic and Spring Social.

2023-2024 Chair: Lindsey Sikes



School Newsletter Editorial Team

Produce the school newsletter on a weekly basis.

2023-2024 Committee:  Jessica Bayliss, Stephanie Lucianovic, Jill Vizas, Amy Hinckley



Staff Appreciation

Organize and provide luncheons, breakfasts, and treats to faculty and staff several times throughout the year (ex: Back to School, Conference Week, Holiday, Staff Appreciation Week, End of Year).

2023-2024 Chair:  Liz Riley



Plan and design the annual yearbook including supplier management, content, layout, ordering, and distribution.  Volunteers also work as class and event photographers to ensure that all students and events are represented in the yearbook.

2023-2024 Chair: Sara Davis Teeple