2023-2024 CHAIR

Around the World Night

Coordinates annual event that celebrates the cultural diversity of our school community by presenting ethnic food tastings, cultural performances, a global fashion show, crafts, an info table for each country, a photo booth, passports and other giveaways to help students and their families share and explore different countries without having to hop on a plane!

 Binnish Mustafa

Welcome Back Bash/End of Year Picnic

Coordinates Back to School and End of Year Picnic. Set up and manage stations such as dessert/drinks table, manage the welcome table with leis colored-coordinated according to grade level, games and crafts area.

 Kate Mahoney

Jessica Lorey

Fall Festival

Coordinates the Fall Festival in October. Plans and organizes the event from set up to break down.  Organize the Pumpkin Carving contest and any food or drink items to be offered during the event. Help with the Silent Auction.

Nehall Gutierrez  

Bingo Night

Coordinate bingo night for student community and teachers about 100 people attend by managing the following: Event will be held on a Friday (6:30-8:30), order bingo sheets and buy prizes, reserve and rent bingo equipment if needed, advertise flyers / posters, coordinate pizza / cookies / water, solicit and/or purchase prizes, etc.

Georgia Anderson 

Book Fair

Organizes event with Scholastic Books and sets up for book fair.  Volunteers needed to help collect payment, restock shelves and help students purchase books. (Events held in Sept./Oct. and May/June)

Colby James

Gaby Rojas

Cultural Arts Assemblies

Coordinate at least 3-4 school-wide / grade-specific cultural assemblies per school year. work with administration to secure suitable dates.  Responibilities also include distibuting flyers about the assembly and sending information or teaching guides to the CG staff. 

 Attend the Cultural Arts Showcase (a 4-day event held in the fall to showcase the talents of a variety of performers for MCPS assemblies) to make better informed decisions about assemblies to sponsor at CGES. If possible, you are encouraged to bring along your best critics to this event – your children!

Dana Troup

Monica Doyle


Be the liaison for enrichment programs.  Give insight on what programs have worked in the past and what has not to help create each session. Help coordinate fall, winter and spring sessions with vendors. Advertise classes being offered and deadlines for registration. Advertise on Facebook, The Spotlight, The Bear Post, and the PTA website.

Debi Voiner 

Social Media

Maintain the Cedar Grove PTA Facebook page and other social media accounts.

Jessica Lorey

Financial Committee

Assist PTA Board with developing the next fiscal year budget (4-8 hours) as well as assist with conducting audit of PTA books (6-16 hours depending on the number of volunteers.) Committee meets March – April for budget (final budget will be voted on at May PTA meeting). Audit will take place in summer (July-Aug) or early fall if no CPA volunteers (Sep).

Ivy Doss


Organize and plan PTA Officers fundraising activities and events.  Also, lead in applying for Grants and Corporate sponsorship.

 Kavita Patel

Jessica Lorey

Ivy Doss

Debi Voiner

Ina Choi

Kindergarten Meet-n-Greet

Coordinates Kindergarten Playground Social for students entering Kindergarten and their families throughout the summer before the school year starts

 Kavita Patel

Membership Committee

Assists PTA Board with outreach at beginning of the year events. Collects membership forms and fees. Transfers checks/cash to PTA Treasurer for deposit. Tracks memberships on web page. Provides membership numbers to the PTA Treasurer for dues payments to MCCPTA and MDPTA.

 Natasha Dotrang

Jessica Lorey

Ivy Doss

Newcomers’ Welcome Committee

Coordinates welcome for new families; arranges and runs Buddy Family Program


Popsicle Social

Coordinates Popsicle Social immediately following the Teacher Meet-n-Greet Open House the Friday before school starts.

PTA Officers

PTA Bulletin Boards

Displays PTA information and photos on bulletin boards in front of school

Jessica Lorey 

Special Needs

Provides information on county programs to parents of special needs students.

 Jessica Lorey

Spirit Nights

Committee works with local restaurants to arrange an evening where Cedar Grove families are encouraged to eat out. Local restaurants will donate a % of their sales back to Cedar Grove. Make and distribute flyers to students.

Debi Voiner

Spirit Wear

Choose vendor as well as items to be sold to the CGES community. Promote sales online, via web page, Facebook, and through flyers sent home with students. Make sure that spirit wear is delivered to all who ordered.


Anna Bieniek


Staff Appreciation

Coordinates recognition and appreciation efforts for staff

Coordinates 3 lunches for staff throughout the year and coordinate small tokens of appreciation throughout the year. 

Coordinates Welcome Back breakfasts for teachers during August.

Jessica Lorey 

Sunshine Committee

Provide support (meals and other) to families and staff during times of need.


Volunteer Coordinator

Organize volunteers for PTA Committees and events, hold at least one volunteer Orientation for new volunteers each year, record volunteer hours and submit records to Montgomery County.  

Gabriela Rojas 


Update website on a regular basis. These responsibilities are heaviest in the summer with updating to the new board and committee chairs as soon as they are known, which should be right as the old school year ends. The calendar is also set over the summer, so events are added to the calendar when they are known. Depending on how the board operates, this may end up happening in the fall, but ideally it happens before the school year starts.

Kavita Patel


Volunteers are needed to put together the school yearbook.  Including taking candid photos throughout the year, using the software programs to build the book and collect student orders to purchase yearbook. advertising and distribution.

Ivy Doss

Jessia Lorey

Natasha Dotrang

Kavita Patel 

Classroom Parent Chair

Coordinates with teachers and classroom volunteer parents to organize two class parties during the year.  Fall Party and Valentine's Day Party.

 Jennifer Eng

Holiday Shop

Organizes and plans the annual Holiday Shop event in December.

Janet Remsnyder

Mimi Cao

Stacey Lederer