About the PTO


Melissa Selim, President

Stephanie Kennelly, Secretary

Erin Lyons, Treasurer

Activities & Volunteer opportunities

Our annual events and activities help advance our fundraising and community-building mission. Each of these events present opportunities for volunteering. To get notified of volunteer opportunities as they arise, fill out our Volunteer Survey! (Don't worry, this isn't a commitment, and no experience is required!) Volunteers sign up via sign-up genius.

The following list is based on activities pre-pandemic. Activities have changed and we will continue to respond to guidance from the CDC and local authorities to make sure activities stay safe for all our families. We hope we can return to our in-person community events soon!

Fall Fundraiser


Pinewood's fall fundraiser has been the Apex Fun Run for the last several years. This year, Covid-19 has made us temporarily hang up our racing shoes. Stay tuned for our 2021 fall fundraiser info!

Turkey Bingo


This fun, community-building event usually takes place on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. It's an all-school bingo game where students bring family and friends to school to join the fun, and Mr. Town practices his comedic timing with Thanksgiving and turkey-themed jokes submitted by students. Volunteers give out fabulous prizes.

Spirit Wear


PTO sells Pinewood-branded spirit wear just in time for holiday gift giving. Stay tuned for this year's great styles!

Book Fair

November, February, and April

Book fairs are held each year in November and February coinciding with conferences, and in April coinciding with the Spring Carnival. Volunteer opportunities include cashiering and setup/takedown.

Chairpeople: Janna Netland Lover and Elaine Nazareth

Staff Appreciation Dinners

November and February

Pinewood parents provide dinner for teachers and staff during conferences in November and February. Volunteer opportunities include making/purchasing food, setup and cleanup.

Movie Nights


Two movie nights are planned, one for grades K-2 and one for grades 3-5. It's a fun-filled night of movies, treats, pajamas and sleeping bags in the gym. Volunteers staff drop off and pickup, as well as concession stands.

Spring Carnival


The Annual PTO Carnival in the spring is a highlight, full of games, prizes, face painting and bouncy houses. Volunteer positions are too numerous to list.