PTSA Volunteers

If you are interested in any positions (listed or unlisted) please contact Rebecca DeStefanis.


  • President: Rebecca DeStefanis
  • Vice President, Administration: Allison Howard
  • Vice President, Outreach/Communications: Cynthia Raso
  • Vice President, Fundraising: Kristi Delovitch
  • Vice President, Membership: Vicky Arocho
  • Secretary: Dona Gentile
  • Treasurer: Angeline O’Shea

Committee Members & Representatives

Unfilled positions are highlighted and marked with asterisks.

  • Enrichment Committee: Bernadette Sweeney
  • Achievement Gap Committee: Tamara Overby, Melanee Moon Bryant, Charlene Brown-Mackenzie, and Drina Henry
  • Advocacy Committee: Gillian Huber
  • Fundraising Committee (under VP, Fundraising)
    • Fitness Fun Day and other committee leadership:
    • Dining Out events at area restaurants: Megan Carnell
    • Snider’s Receipts and Boxtops: Drina Henry
    • Fall Talent Show (October): Drina Henry
    • **Glen Haven v. Sligo Teacher Basketball Game (end of January, evening): TBD
    • Flora Singer v. Sligo Teacher Volleyball Game – (end of January, evening): Lauren Robertson
    • Dad’s Night Out: Doug Benning
    • Musical Bake Sale: Lauren Robertson
    • Winter Concert Bake Sale: Amy Greene
    • Spring Concert Bake Sale:
    • Election Day Bake Sale:
    • Mom’s Night Out: Abby Hoffman, Rochelle Johnson
    • Woodlin v. Sligo Teacher Volleyball Game (Friday in May): Marge Giebel
  • Communications Committee (under VP, Outreach/Communications)
    • Listserv Moderator: Cynthia Raso
    • Social Media Leader: Cynthia Raso
    • Webmaster: Cynthia Raso
  • MCCPTA Delegates: MK Holohan
  • School Directory Lead: TBD/li>
  • Staff Appreciation: Rachel Posell, Kylie Hoben
  • Multicultural Night: Drina Henry
  • Sligo Stallion Night/International Night: TBD
  • Winter Dance: TBD
  • PTSA Spring Dance: TBD
  • Music Mania: Cindy Zenick
  • NAACP Parent Council Rep: Tamara Overby
  • After-school Activity Liaison: Paige Emerson
  • 6th Grade Parent Coordinator/Liaison: TBD
  • 7th Grade Parent Coordinator/Liaison: Kym Helbig Porter
  • 8th Grade Parent Coordinator/Liaison: TBD
  • 8th Grade End-of-Year Activities Lead: TBD
  • 8th Grade Dance Lead: TBD
  • 8th Grade Promotion Lead: TBD

Position & Committee Descriptions

President: With input from board, establishes goals for the year, agendas for monthly board and membership meetings; meets regularly with Principal, Asst. Principal; officially represents the positions of the PTSA & its membership.

Vice President, Administration: Staff Grants. Presides at monthly PTSA meetings in the absence of the PTSA President; coordinates with school admin and MD and MCCPTA; coordinates mini-grants proposal requests.

Vice President, Outreach/Communications: Engages with all members of the school community to ensure maximum participation and link PTSA board and the school administration. Coordinates with ESOL parents. Coordinates essential home-school communications & issues; the back-pack flyers are gone. General information now is communicated through the listserv and the PTSA website.

Vice President, Membership: Recruit at 6th grade orientation, back-to-school picnic, back-to-school night, Teacher Appreciation Luncheon.  Track membership and submit to treasurer, MD PTA/MCCPTA. Lead effort to produce the student directory in Dec/January and work with fundraising team on that effort.

Secretary: Records minutes at meetings; maintains formal PTSA correspondence

Treasurer: Maintains the books; prepares annual budget; verifies all expenses are approved and according to budget.

Enrichment Committee:  Identifying specific tools and programs we can share with students to enhance academic rigor, enabling them to go beyond proficiency in a variety of topics; coordination and oversight between the parent community and the school administration on academic issues such Common Core curriculum, rigor and challenge, extra-curricular activities that tie in with academics; identifies additional resources for parents. To include: Study Skills, STEM Night

Achievement Gap Committee: Identify specific tools and programs we can share with students to help make sure all students have the degree of proficiency in topics such as math and science needed to succeed in high school, college, and beyond

Advocacy Committee:  Spur the Sligo community to action on the above topics and others by coordinating communications with board of ed, county council, and others

MCCPTA Delegates:  Represent Sligo MS PTSA’s at the Montgomery County Council of PTA. Attend monthly MCCPTA delegate meetings and report back to the Board and/or the membership.

School Directory Lead: Work with Membership and Fundraising teams to produce school

Listserv Moderator: Listserv moderator maintains the list, makes sure that no users violate the rules established for the use of the listserv and approves membership on this Yahoo Groups listserv.

Webmaster: Maintains PTSA Website;  Provides general info for parent community. provides public access to by-laws, budget.

Staff Appreciation: Coordinates various events acknowledging the hardwork of our school staff.  This includes Staff Luncheons, Seasonal Treats (fall cider, holiday cookies, valentines sweets, staff appreciation week, and year end luncheon/recognition).

Multicultural Night: Set date, reserve space, coordinate participants, promote event.

Winter Dance: Lead volunteer efforts for the dance working with teacher who is the lead coordinator

PTSA Spring Dance: This is a PTSA-sponsored and led event.  PTSA leads all aspects of this event working with the adminstration.

Music Mania: Coordinate Volunteers to set up & tear down

NAACP Parent Council Rep: Provide assistance, guidance and support to African American and Hispanic parents. Coordinates events through the year as appropriate, such as Black History Month.

6th Grade Parent Coordinator/Liaison: Liaise with the Grade Team leaders to help with organizing and cooridinating parent communications and involvement.  A second parent can serve as Lead Volunteer for the 3 day Outdoor Ed field trip.

7th Grade Parent Coordinator/Liaison: Work with the 7th grade Co-Team Leader teachers to help organize various 7th grade field trips.

8th Grade Parent Coordinator/Liaison: Work with Grade Team leaders on 8th grade activities, including field trips and Promotion.

8th Grade Dance Lead: Coordinate 8th grade dinner dance in May



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