PTO Committees and Chairs

Committee Contact Info List (pdf)

Box Tops

Tiffani Johnson,

Katie Schleider,


Publicity Committee: WE’VE GONE DIGITAL!!

The Box Tops for Education program has moved to a digital submission platform! Help spread the word on Instagram and Facebook about the ease of box tops and getting family and friends to participate.Your help on this committee allows our PTO to earn CASH for our school to be used in the areas determined by the PTO benefiting all our students and staff.


Rewards Committee:

Emails are sent out asking for Reward Volunteers to help with promoting and rewarding classes/students and/or grades. We will meet twice a year to discuss how to promote and reward the students. 

*When in-person opportunities allow, we will meet during all lunches to pass out rewards/prizes to the recipients.


What kind of time commitment is required?

Twice a year we will meet as well as social commitment on helping. 


Tracy Hunter,


BINGO night is such a fun family event in February!  This committee will work together to coordinate tickets, food, prizes and more.

Field Day

Nicole Countryman,


Field Day is one of our Stallions favorite days of the year.  We need lots of volunteers to make it happen!

There are two shifts of Field Day.  K-2nd in the morning, and 3rd-5th after lunch. We need help that day setting up, directing the games, serving snow-cones, and more, but if you aren't available, there are more ways to get involved before the event.

Health and Welfare

Linda Krejbjerg,


Our Sampson clinic can see more than 70 students daily, and PTO provides volunteers to work in the clinic with Nurse Alms.  Many commit to a weekly or bi-weekly time block, but we also need substitutes available.  Clinic Volunteers help students get in and back to class as efficiently as possible.  They assist with paperwork, temperature taking and basic first aid. 

There is also a 3 day Hearing and Vision screening each Fall.  Volunteers are needed, both certified (to assist with the actual screening) and non-certified (to assist with moving the classes through the process smoothly).

Homeroom Parent Coordinator

Lisa Poteet,


Home Room Parent List 2020-2021


Homeroom parent responsibilities include: classroom correspondence for teacher, school, and PTO to other parents in the classroom, support of classroom events/parties, schedule weekly Readers in Action, attend Field Day, coordinate teacher gifts, and assist with teacher requests.

​Homeroom Parents are selected in the first two weeks of the school year. Note: a parent will only be selected for 1 teacher per year, and must be a PTO member in good standing. Parents can express interest by signing up through Sign Ups on this website, or email Lisa at

5th Grade events/Party

Meghan Gomez,

Linda Krejbjerg, 


5th graders have an opportunity to participate in several exclusive activities, such as Biztown, Nature Trails, a holiday party, cultural events, a drug resistance program, and much more. They will also have their own Beach Bash party at the end of the year!  As the year progresses, we will reach out to parents to volunteer for the various events.  Email for more information about how to get involved.

Imagination Garden 

Ashley Yoakem,


The Imagination Garden is a special part of our 2nd and 3rd Grade science program.  On garden days, 2nd and 3rd Graders work in the garden where they learn how to grow vegetables from seed, care for crops organically and how to enjoy the harvest!  All lessons are prepared and delivered to our teachers by Ms. Stephanie Baker with Ready To Grow Gardens and are in line with science curriculum objectives set by the district and the school.  Whether you have a green thumb or a black one, the garden is always in need of volunteers to help ensure the success of the garden with tasks such as watering, pruning and weeding.  Shifts are only an hour long, and little ones are welcome.  Volunteers are also needed to help out with special projects like the “Salad Party Day” where students discover the joy of eating fresh veggies from their own garden!  Watch for signups from Sampson PTO to join in the fun.


For more information on Ready To Grow Gardens, see:



Junior Achievement

Kristie Khalden, 


JA is a volunteer-delivered, K-12 program that empowers young people to own their economic success.  It fosters work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and helps young people connect with relevant learning and the importance of staying in school.

Volunteers attend one JA Orientation Meeting (only once, EVER)!  Then they pick up the FULLY DEVELOPED kit that has the curriculum written out and all the materials needed.  Using these provided materials, present (5) 20-30 minute sessions to a class of students. (Volunteer schedules these with the classroom teacher so it can be flexible with his/her schedule).  We are so grateful for the volunteers that allow us to bring this program to Sampson!


Jane Dunn,

Nicola Speedie,


Volunteer responsibilities include assisting our Librarian, Mrs. Maddan, and students on a regularly scheduled weekly basis, and assisting with all Library fundraisers.  If a weekly commitment is more than you can be available, we welcome any time you can help us in the Library and with Library activities!


Cassandra Guillory,


1st Gr: Lea Kellogg,

Anjali Gupta,  

3rd Gr: Cassandra Guillory,

5th Gr: Liz Peck, 


As a Music Department Volunteer, duties may include working side by side with Mrs. Applewhite for various classroom needs and especially in preparation for the 1st, 3rd and 5th grade music programs throughout the year.  Creative tasks might include collecting supplies to create props, creating backdrops for musical programs and performances, and helping with winter and year-end choir parties.

School Supplies Liason


Nicole Countryman, 


Volunteer responsibilities include coordinating with Sampson for the School Supply sales in late Spring, and the distribution of the school supplies in August before school starts.

Science Resource Center (SRC)

This little space isn't enough to hold SRC!  We welcome all Volunteers to come participate in our science demonstrations.  Check out the SRC Info page for all the details.

SRC Info Page


Shannon Kjol,


K   :  Lauren Barber, 

1st :  Shannon Kjol,

2nd:  Andrea Nicholas,

3rd :  Ashley Yoakem,

4th :  Kari Harrison,

5th :  Amy Pace, 

Spirit Shop

Lea Kellogg,


The Spirit Shop is proud to serve our Sampson community of families, students, faculty and staff, by providing spirit wear and other school-supporting products.  We set up a booth during the lunch periods 3 times a year, as well as at Meet the Teacher.  The Spirit Shop goal is to be an educational, fun and positive experience for the students.


Staff Appreciation

Andrea Nicholas,

Carolina Terry,

Kari Harrison,


We love our teachers and staff, and this committee coordinates several lunches and events during the school year to show them our appreciation!  We will have sign ups available for ways to contribute to these special treat days and lunches, whether by contributing to the food or contributing your time!  This committee also puts together some fun gifts and prizes for Teacher Appreciation week in May.


We've put together some information about how to send in photos for the yearbook and purchase yours!  Check out our Yearbook Info page.

Yearbook Info Page


Yearbook Chair/Designer:  Paola Ortiz,

Sales/Orders:  Ashley Williams, 


Grade Level Photographers

K: Elise Hajovsky, , Anh Tran  

1st:  Amy Staats, 

2nd: Elise Hajovsky, , Anh Tran   

3rd:  Krysta Gorman, , Ashley Creech 

4th:  Karen McConaughey 

5th:  Lisa Poteet,