• Jamison HSA Committees 2023-2024

     Thank you for volunteering your time and effort to help make a wonderful school year for Jamison’s students! We hope this will be a rewarding experience for you and are committed to helping you in any way we can.



    Committee chairs are responsible for keeping notes and up to date reports to help with transitions. A board member will also be assigned to each committee as a point person and to keep communication and events running smoothly.


    The HSA has many opportunities to get parents involved. If you didn't fill out the volunteer survey, but still want to get involved, please review the current list of Committees and contact any Committee Chairperson or Board Member to get involved.

    At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents."  Jane D. Hull



  • Jamison HSA Committees 2023-2024


    Bingo Night
    Bingo takes place on a Friday evening, usually in February. Responsibilities include the planning of prizes, purchasing of snacks and coordination of volunteers for the sale of snacks and bingo cards, as well as set up and clean up.

    Committee Chair:Tanya Vishnevsky, tanyavishnevky@gmail.com 

    Book Fair
    Book Fairs are run in early November and mid-May. The Committee advertises, decorates (based on the current Scholastic theme), creates enthusiasm with student contests or games, organizes volunteers for set up and clean up, and works with Jamison’s Librarian. Other responsibilities include finances, coordinating with Scholastic representatives and learning the register system.

    Committee Chair: Beth Katz, beth.katz@hotmail.com

    Box Tops for Education and Giant A+ Reward
    Box Tops is a passive fundraiser that runs throughout the year. Parents are asked to collect Box Tops from certain products and send them to school – Jamison receives a check in return. Now it is virtual so the tangible ones are rare.  The committee works with the chair to advertise and run the new virtual program of scanning receipts.

    Committee Chair: Katie Schanbacher, kss1227@gmail.com

    Fall Family Fun Night
    An event is held in the Fall for families to socialize. Previous events have included movie nights, family dance and a fall fun festival. The Committee handles all logistics related to coordination of the event.

    Committee Co-Chairs: August Raby, augustraby@gmail.com and Tara Schmucker, taraschmucker@gmail.com

    Field Day
    Field Day is held in the spring toward the end of the school year. The Chair coordinates snack breaks with the Physical Education Teacher. The day begins around 9:00am and ends with a school wide Tug of War and video of the day’s events.

    Committee Chair: Katrina Braun, katrina_braun16@yahoo.com

    Food Fundraisers 
    This committee organizes dine and donates and pretzel sales for the school.

    Committee Co-Chairs: Stef Muldoon, stefmuldoon14@gmail.com 

    Mr. Hottestein oversees Jamison’s Ecology Club with the help of parent volunteers. The GRUBS coordinator will help promote the club and help their efforts to be the model for schools everywhere in creating an Ecofriendly Environment.  Some activities include Jamison’s annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest and GRUBS dig-in days.

    Committee Chair: Mr. Hottenstein, jhottenstein@cbsd.org

    Homeroom Parent Coordinator
    The Coordinator oversees, manages and provides all pertinent information regarding classroom responsibilities to the homeroom parents. The Homeroom Parent Coordinator has open communication with HSA Board to forward flyers and information to school families.

    Committee Coordinators: Ashley Von Grossen, ashleyvongross@gmail.com and Melissa Leonard, melissakleonard18@gmail.com 

    I Run For Life
    This running program begins in March and runs through May. The Chair coordinates all logistics including the weekly activities, finances and getting volunteers.

    Committee Co-Chairs: Jessica Philp, jessica.l.philp@gmail.com and Devon Vargason,  dvargason@verizon.net

    Volunteers come in on scheduled day and assist in laminating for teachers.

    Committee Chair: Tara Schmucker, taraschmucker@gmail.com

    Mother Son Challenge
    This event is a great night for moms and sons, usually held in early April. The Chair needs to advertise the event, collect money and coordinate with the venue, as well as recruit volunteers to help during the event.

    Committee Chair: Katrina Braun, katrina_braun16@yahoo.com 

    Muffins in the Morning and Donuts with Dudes
    These events are an opportunity to honor moms and dads or another loved one, and to say thank you for all the hard work you do every day with your children. The Committee works to coordinate the food and activities during the event.

    Committee Chair: Jamie Allen, jamieallen729@gmail.com

    Shadow Box Display
    This committee updates four shadow box windows in the main hallway to reflect current school events and other themes decided upon by the HSA.

    Committee Co-Chairs: Megan Binns, Meganbinns712@gmail.com and Tara Schmucker, taraschmucker@gmail.com

    Staff Appreciation
    This committee organizes the welcome back breakfast, winter lunch, Teacher Appreciation Week (usually in May) and some other opportunities. Parents volunteer to make and serve food for the entire staff, decorate, and more to help keep the staff motivated and show the community's appreciation.

    Committee Chair: Tara Schmucker, taraschmucker@gmail.com

    Sweetheart Dance (formerly the Father/Daughter Dance)
    This event is a great night and is usually held in March. The Committee advertises the event, coordinates the theme, plans decorations, orders food, etc. The Chair handles the finances.

    Committee Chair: Bridget Liczbinski, Auntbridgy1@aol.com

    This committee creates a yearbook to preserve memories from each school year, with pages dedicated to each classroom and grade level, as well as special events. Volunteers interested in taking pictures and creating a classroom page, please contact your Homeroom Parent.

    Committee Co-Chairs: Ashley Von Grossen, ashleyvongross@gmail.com and Melissa Leonard, melissakleonard18@gmail.com