SUNRISE ELEMENTARY PTA

14075 172nd Ave NE 

Redmond, WA 98052

(425) 408-5300

ABOUT THE PTA

Sunrise Parent Teacher Association

WHO WE ARE

Sunrise Elementary Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a 501 c (3) non-profit corporation which is State and Nationally affiliated.  We are separate from, but work in close partnership with, the school.  Our vision is to make every child's potential a reality. 

 

Our members are parents, grandparents, teachers, staff, and community members of Sunrise Elementary.

PTA is a powerful voice for children, a relevant resource for families, schools and communities, and a strong advocate for the well-being and education of every child.  

 

We encourage parent involvement and promote opportunities for positive outcomes for children. 

OUR MISSION

To maintain standards of affiliation with State and National PTA. 

To advocate for laws that promote the education, the physical and mental health, and the safety of children at Sunrise Elementary.  To advocate for fiscal responsibility around public spending in education.  

 

To promote collaboration and engagement between families, teachers and the community in the education and the welfare of children at Sunrise Elementary.  

WHAT WE DO

 We provide supplemental funds to teachers and specialists for classroom, library, PE, music, and playground materials.  We also provide emergency preparedness equipment to the school. 

We fully fund the science lab and the science teacher at Sunrise.  

 

We coordinate volunteer-led social events to grow a sense of community, build lasting friendships and create fun memories.

 

We host community service programs and discussions to help our kids better understand each other, and those outside of their immediate circle.  

We provide after school programs to enrich our children's learning experience at Sunrise

2019-2020 PTA BOARD MEMBERS

PRESIDENT

Tessa Holmes  /   tessa.m.holmes73@gmail.com

  • Organizes and facilitates the PTA board and general meetings throughout the year and

  • If time permits, represents Sunrise at the district and council PTA meetings

  • Is generally the ‘point’ person for communicating with the Principal and school office manager, and therefore has first-hand information regarding any changes or issues related to the school

  • Uses Robert’s Rules of Order to guide the board in making decisions

  • Is versed in the Standards of Affiliation to WSPTA and National PTA as well as the State’s Policies, By-laws, Mission, Values, etc. 

  • Reaches out to other local PTA’s to share ideas, and collaborates with the community

  • Addresses questions that Sunrise parents submit to sunriseparents@gmail.com or the website, directing them to the appropriate board member if necessary

SECRETARY

Debby Vanoy  /   dgvannoy@hotmail.com

  • Reminds board of upcoming meetings through email and collects agenda items

  • Prepares and photocopies agenda for meetings

  • Brings sign in sheet to meetings to record members present at meetings

  • Brings up previous months agendas at meetings for approval

  • Takes notes of important points at meetings and types them out in a set format and distributes them through email to board

  • Looks over bank statements to verify input/output of expenses

  • Keeps a print-out copy of all agendas and minutes in binder

TREASURER

Erin Kwang   /   loeweerb@hotmail.com

  • Performs all financial accounting of the PTA including its membership fees and program profits

  • Receives and deposits money and disburses it according to the approved yearly budget

  • Presents a proposed budget for approval at the May General Meeting and closes the books at the end of each year

  • Files tax returns and other government forms

  • The past Treasurer serves in an advisory capacity to the newly elected Treasurer when needed

  • Assists communications with payment options on the website, ie. Paypal and Venmo

Tessa Holmes

2019-2020 PTA BOARD MEMBERS

PRESIDENT

Tessa Holmes  /   tessa.m.holmes73@gmail.com

  • Organizes and facilitates the PTA board and general meetings throughout the year and

  • If time permits, represents Sunrise at the district and council PTA meetings

  • Is generally the ‘point’ person for communicating with the Principal and school office manager, and therefore has first-hand information regarding any changes or issues related to the school

  • Uses Robert’s Rules of Order to guide the board in making decisions

  • Is versed in the Standards of Affiliation to WSPTA and National PTA as well as the State’s Policies, By-laws, Mission, Values, etc. 

  • Reaches out to other local PTA’s to share ideas, and collaborates with the community

  • Addresses questions that Sunrise parents submit to sunriseparents@gmail.com or the website, directing them to the appropriate board member if necessary

SECRETARY

Debby Vanoy  /   dgvannoy@hotmail.com

  • Reminds board of upcoming meetings through email and collects agenda items

  • Prepares and photocopies agenda for meetings

  • Brings sign in sheet to meetings to record members present at meetings

  • Brings up previous months agendas at meetings for approval

  • Takes notes of important points at meetings and types them out in a set format and distributes them through email to board

  • Looks over bank statements to verify input/output of expenses

  • Keeps a print-out copy of all agendas and minutes in binder

TREASURER

Erin Kwang   /   sunrise.treasurer@outlook.com

  • Performs all financial accounting of the PTA including its membership fees and program profits

  • Receives and deposits money and disburses it according to the approved yearly budget

  • Presents a proposed budget for approval at the May General Meeting and closes the books at the end of each year

  • Files tax returns and other government forms

  • The past Treasurer serves in an advisory capacity to the newly elected Treasurer when needed

  • Assists communications with payment options on the website, ie. Paypal and Venmo

SOCIAL |   Co- Vice President

Jennifer Maki   /   jenniferannmaki@gmail.com

  • Coordinates PTA events including the Back to School Coffee, Fall Festival, Scholastic Book Fair, School Dance, Multicultural Night, Picnic on the Playground and more...

  • Advertises events

  • Recruits volunteers for events

  • Recruits event committee chairs

  • Provides support for the Teacher Appreciation Committee

SOCIAL  |  Co-Vice President

Danielle Wagner   /   danielleb0501@yahoo.com

  • Coordinates PTA events including the Back to School Coffee, Fall Festival, Scholastic Book Fair, School Dance, Multicultural Night, Picnic on the Playground and more...

  • Advertises events

  • Recruits volunteers for events

  • Recruits event committee chairs

  • Provides support for the Teacher Appreciation Committee

SOCIAL  |  Co-Vice President

Mike Wagner   /   michaelwagner24@gmail.com

  • Coordinates PTA events including the Back to School Coffee, Fall Festival, Scholastic Book Fair, School Dance, Multicultural Night, Picnic on the Playground and more...

  • Advertises events

  • Recruits volunteers for events

  • Recruits event committee chairs

  • Provides support for the Teacher Appreciation Committee

ENRICHMENT | Vice President

Traci Anderson  /   traci_ivory@hotmail.com

  • Submits room reservation requests to the district

  • Recruits and provides support for committee chairs of programs to include the After School Enrichment Program, Art Docent/Art Night, Back to School Supplies, Disaster Preparedness, Library Volunteers, Book Fairs, Math Olympiad, Playground Volunteers, Reflections, School Play, and Community Service

  • Advertises and coordinates volunteers for After School Programs

MEMBERSHIP Co-Vice President

Lindsey Fellows  /   SunriseParentsMembership@gmail.com

  • Encourages teachers, individuals, and families to become members of PTA by raising awareness of the benefits of PTA membership

  • Has a presence at the Back to School Open House, Curriculum Night, and events whenever possible

  • Helps coordinate the publication and distribution of the school directory, which is available to all PTA members

  • Recruits and provides support for the directory chair

  • Inputs membership data to memberplanet 

  • Tracks membership data for social event discounts

MEMBERSHIP  |  Co- Vice President
  • Encourages teachers, individuals, and families to become members of PTA by raising awareness of the benefits of PTA membership

  • Has a presence at the Back to School Open House, Curriculum Night, and events whenever possible

  • Helps coordinate the publication and distribution of the school directory, which is available to all PTA members

  • Recruits and provides support for the directory chair

  • Inputs membership data to memberplanet 

  • Tracks membership data for social event discounts

FUNDRAISING | Co- Vice President

Martha Lucia "ML" Groulx  /   mlugroulx@outlook.com

  • Recruits and coordinates with committee chairs who support fundraising -  Box Tops and Labels for Education

  • Manages fall fundraising campaign

  • Works with the Treasurer to track and validate Fundraising budget line items

  • Provides tax documentation to donors, where applicable, for charitable contributions made to the Sunrise PTA

  • Coordinates with the VP of Communications to update the Sunrise PTA website on all fundraising activities and affiliate promotions

FUNDRAISING| Co-Vice President

Becky Cotter  /   becky.j.cotter@gmail.com

  • Recruits and coordinates with committee chairs who support fundraising -  Box Tops and Labels for Education

  • Manages fall fundraising campaign

  • Works with the Treasurer to track and validate Fundraising budget line items

  • Provides tax documentation to donors, where applicable, for charitable contributions made to the Sunrise PTA

  • Coordinates with the VP of Communications to update the Sunrise PTA website on all fundraising activities and affiliate promotions

COMMUNICATIONS  |  Newsletter & Email

Brooke Sebastian  /   brooke.sebastian@gmail.com

  • Edits weekly PTA Sunriser submissions and forwards them to the Sunrise office

  • Assists in writing Sunriser submissions, kid-mail, and other parent communications when needed

COMMUNICATIONS  |  Website & Social Media

Robyn Nazar   /   robynnazar@gmail.com

  • Communicates with Sunrise parents via the PTA website regarding PTA events, as well as general school and district information

  • Maintains Social Media account 

  • Maintains the PTA website and keeps content up to date

  • Addresses questions that Sunrise parents submit via the website, directing them to the appropriate board member if necessary

Danielle Wagner /   kimandtom@att.net

2019-2020 PTA COMMITTEE CHAIRS

LEGISLATIVE ADVOCATE

Tessa Holmes   /   tessa.m.holmes73@gmail.com

  • Communicates legislative issues to members. Meets with public officials and attends the PTA Legislative Convention. Represents members by collecting political input from members through email.

EHMN LIASON

Stefanie Herzstein  /  srfishman@gmail.com

  • Serves as a liason betweeen the English Hill Mom's Newwork and the Sunrise PTA for events, incoming kindergartneres, and community events.

DIRECTORY

Jenny Webb  /   jennywebb37@gmail.com

  • Compiles all the student info into a directory that is distributed to all PTA members.

WELCOME COMMITTEE

Meghan Stevens  /   meganwassweeney@gmail.com

  • Contacts families new to our school, welcoming them and answering questions.  Can be an integral point person at Back to School Social Event and Open House.  There can be a pizza party. 

Jodi Thomas  /  jodifromohio@gmail.com 

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Girija Antin  /   gantin@gmail.com 

  • Recruits and maintains a pool of volunteers to help during various labor-intensive programs like Picture Day, Health Check-ups, etc.  

SPIRITWEAR SALES

Jamie Kang  /   jmkopf@hotmail.com 

  • Sale and inventory of Sunrise merchandise for fundraising

Kelly Wimsatt  /   kellywimsatt05@hotmail.com 

BOX TOPS COORDINATOR

Noel Dockstader  /   ndockstader@gmail.com

  • Promotes and manages box top collection and submission.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Suvani Mukherjee  /   suvani@gmail.com

  • Promotes after-school programs, such as Art, Lego Engineering, and Spanish.  These programs are taught by either parents or independent consultants.  

ART DOCENT / ART NIGHT

Noel Dockstader  /   ndockstader@gmail.com

  • Recruits art docent parent volunteers for each classroom. Facilitates an educational meeting for art docent, provides them with access to materials and introduces them to the guidebook.  Coordinates Art Night which includes ordering flats from the District.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Noel Dockstader  /   ndockstader@gmail.com

  • The Back to School Supplies coordinator updates class school supply lists with teachers, coordinates supply kits with school supply company, receives orders from families, places the orders with supply company and distributes supply kits at Back-to-School Open House.

KINDERGARTEN SUMMER PLAYDATES

Noel Dockstader  /   ndockstader@gmail.com

  • Organizes regular ongoing playdates for incoming kindergarten families in the summer on the playground via email. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Noel Dockstader  /   ndockstader@gmail.com

  • Organizes Community Serve Day (which is usually held in late August) and donations to Hopelink and other various programs throughout the year.  Supports the less advantaged outside of the school through such avenues as a toy drive during the holidays and a coin drive for the summer food bank. Usually a committee of 2 or 3 people.

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

Noel Dockstader  /   ndockstader@gmail.com

  • Assists the School Nurse with inventorying and stocking the school disaster container, preparing a budget request with nurse for needed supplies, and attends NSPTA council Disaster Preparedness committee meetings for emergency protocols.

BOOK EXCHANGE

Noel Dockstader  /   ndockstader@gmail.com

  • Advertises event.  Recruits volunteers to help receive, sort, and set up, and “sell” books.  Children bring gently used books from home.  During the school day, children use credits to “buy” new-to-them books from the exchange.  Sometimes books for older children will need to be purchased if not many are brought in for exchange. 

LIBRARY

Noel Dockstader  /   ndockstader@gmail.com

  • Recruits library volunteers, who work in the library on a scheduled basis (1x/week, 1x/month, etc.) throughout the year.  Sets a schedule with the librarians and communicates library shifts with volunteers.  Also provided training for volunteers at the beginning of the year.

BOOK FAIRS

Noel Dockstader  /   ndockstader@gmail.com

  • Works with librarian to recruit volunteers for the Fall book fair. Our week-long book fair is favorite to help raise money for the library.

MATH OLYMPIAD

Noel Dockstader  /   ndockstader@gmail.com

  • Coordinates teams in 5th grade for math competitions, and organizes volunteers to hold practices before or after school for several months leading up to the competitions.

PLAYGROUND

Noel Dockstader  /   ndockstader@gmail.com

  • Recruits parents and manages schedule for playground volunteers. These volunteers help out during recesses, keeping an eye on activities to insure fair and safe play. Also coordinates training for recess volunteers with playground teachers. 

SCHOOL PLAY

Noel Dockstader  /   ndockstader@gmail.com

  • Coordinates the Studio East Play production at the school each Fall. Holds an educational meeting in the Fall for parents to help them understand the audition process and each child’s commitment to the program.  Is the point of communication between parents and Studio East.  Recruits volunteer chaperones for rehearsals, and provides a list of attendance for each rehearsal.  Oversees the rehearsal process until the final production, which is typically in late October or early November.  Sets prices for admission to the play and for student participation in the play based on budget numbers in previous years.

BACK TO SCHOOL SOCIAL

Noel Dockstader  /   ndockstader@gmail.com

  • Works with the PTA Executive Board to plan the Back-to-School Social. This event is held the first day on which all students are present, and is a forum for parents to meet and mingle with other parents.  Usually coffee and pastries are served in the Activity Rooms or in the outdoor corridor if it’s nice outside. 

FALL FESTIVAL

Noel Dockstader  /   ndockstader@gmail.com

  • Begins planning the Spring prior to the event. Recruits and organizes volunteers to help set up and clean up. Advertises event in Sunriser, flyers, posters and through kid-mail if necessary. This event usually has a cake-walk.  Cakes that children submit are judged in the morning and can become a prize for the cake-walk in the evening.  This event is usually free.  There can be food trucks and games coordinated by Scouts or middle school and high school volunteers. 

MULTICULTURAL NIGHT

Noel Dockstader  /   ndockstader@gmail.com

  • Advertises event and recruits volunteers for cultural booths.  Recruits and organizes volunteers to help with set-up and clean-up. 

DANCE

Noel Dockstader  /   ndockstader@gmail.com

  • Works with 5th graders to plan the event.  Advertises event.  Recruits and organizes volunteers to sell concessions, decorate, make a photo back-drop, sell tickets (in advance and at the event), and set-up and clean-up. 

TEACHER APPRECIATION

Noel Dockstader  /   ndockstader@gmail.com

  • Coordinates monthly luncheons for teachers and staff in the staff lounge hosted by parents of each grade level. Plans and coordinates the December cookie exchange.  Plans and coordinates Teacher Appreciation week which is a national event typically held the first week of May.  Keeps record of teacher’s favorites. 

2019-2020 PTA COMMITTEE CHAIRS

LEGISLATIVE ADVOCATE

Tessa Holmes   /   tessa.m.holmes73@gmail.com

  • Communicates legislative issues to members. Meets with public officials and attends the PTA Legislative Convention. Represents members by collecting political input from members through email.

EHMN LIASON
  • Serves as a liason betweeen the English Hill Mom's Newwork and the Sunrise PTA for events, incoming kindergartneres, and community events.

DIRECTORY

Jenny Webb  /   jennywebb37@gmail.com

  • Compiles Sunrise family information to a paper directory that is distributed to all PTA members.

WELCOME COMMITTEE

Meghan Stevens  /   meganwassweeney@gmail.com

  • Contacts families new to our school, welcoming them and answering questions.  Can be an integral point person at Back to School Social Event and Open House.  There can be a pizza party. 

Jodi Thomas  /  jodifromohio@gmail.com 

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Girija Antin  /   gantin@gmail.com 

  • Recruits and maintains a pool of volunteers to help during labor intensive school programs like Picture Day, Health Check-ups, etc.  

SPIRITWEAR SALES

Jamie Kang  /   jmkopf@hotmail.com 

  • Provides the opportunity for Sunrise families to purchase sweatshirts and t-shirts with the Sunrise Eagle logo on them.

Kelly Wimsatt  /   kellywimsatt05@hotmail.com 

BOX TOPS COORDINATOR

Noelle Dockstader  /   ndockstader@gmail.com

  • Promotes and manages box top collection and submission.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Suvani Mukherjee  /   suvani@gmail.com

  • Promotes after-school programs, such as Art, Lego Engineering, and Spanish.  These programs are taught by either parents or independent consultants.  

ART DOCENT / ART NIGHT

Norma Rodriguez    /   norma123@outlook.com

  • Recruits art docent parent volunteers for each classroom. Facilitates an educational meeting for art docents, providing them with access to materials and introducing them to the guidebook. 

  • Coordinates Art Night which includes ordering flats from the District.

Andrea Ingebretsen   /   andra.ingebretsen@gmail.com

Lisa Kramer   /   lisa.nj@gmail.com

Orna Wachtel / ornawachtel@gmail.com

BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Barbie Cole  /   barbie.cole@outlook.com

  • Updates teacher's school supply lists

  • Coordinates with school supply company to receives orders from families

  • Distributes supply kits at Back-to-School Open House.

KINDERGARTEN SUMMER PLAYDATES
  • Organizes regular ongoing playdates for incoming kindergarten families in the summer on the playground via email. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Brooke Sebastian /   brooke.sebastian@gmail.com

  • Organizes Community Serve Day (which is usually held in late August) and donations to Hopelink and other various programs throughout the year.  Supports the less advantaged outside of the school through such avenues as a toy drive during the holidays and a coin drive for the summer food bank. Usually a committee of 2 or 3 people.

LIBRARY

Maureen Lucido  /   maureen@lucido.net

Kelly Bruckner /   kelly.bruckner@gmail.com

Melissa Aparico /   melif1221@aol.com

Brooke Sebastian   /   brooke.sebastian@gmail.com

  • Recruits and coordinates library volunteers by class

  • Provides training for volunteers at the beginning of the year.

BOOK FAIRS

Rani Menon  /   ndockstader@gmail.com

Melissa Aparico  /   melif1221@aol.com

  • Works with librarian to recruit volunteers for the Scholastic book fair

  • Volunteers help with set up, sales and tear down

BOOK EXCHANGE

Kelly Bruckner  /   kelly.bruckner@gmail.com

  • Advertises event 

  • Recruits volunteers to help receive, sort, set up, and “sell” books  

  • Organizes the point system for "buying" books and helps children navigate the "buying" process 

  • Coordinates with teachers for children's shopping time

RECESS

Brooke Sebastian   /   brooke.sebastian@gmail.com

  • Recruits background checked volunteers to help supervise recess

  • Coordinates training for recess volunteers with playground teachers. 

  • Can assist playground teachers in acquiring new playground equipment 

SCHOOL PLAY

Kim Norris  /   kimandtom@att.net

  • Coordinates the Studio East Play production at the school each Fall

  • Holds an educational meeting for parents to help them understand the audition process and each child’s commitment to the program

  • Is the point of communication between parents and Studio East  

  • Recruits volunteer chaperones for rehearsals, and provides a list of attendance for each rehearsal. 

  • Oversees the rehearsal process until the final production, which is typically in late October or early November. 

  • Sets prices for admission to the play and for student participation in the play based on budget numbers in previous years.

Denise Perkins /   dcperk@live.com

BACK TO SCHOOL SOCIAL
  • Works with the PTA Executive Board to plan the Back-to-School Social. This event is held the first day on which all students are present, and is a forum for parents to meet and mingle with other parents.  Usually coffee and pastries are served in the Activity Rooms or in the outdoor corridor if it’s nice outside. 

Danielle Wagner /   danielleb0501@yahoo.com

Mike Wagner  /   michaelwagner24@gmail.com

Jennifer Maki  /   jenniferannmaki@gmail.com

FALL FESTIVAL
  • Begins planning the Spring prior to the event. Recruits and organizes volunteers to help set up and clean up. Advertises event in Sunriser, flyers, posters and through kid-mail if necessary. There can be food trucks and games coordinated by Scouts or middle school and high school volunteers. 

Mike Wagner  /   michaelwagner24@gmail.com

Danielle Wagner /   danielleb0501@yahoo.com

Jennifer Maki  /   jenniferannmaki@gmail.com

MULTICULTURAL NIGHT

Megan Stephens  /   meganwassweeney@gmail.com

  • Advertises event and recruits volunteers for cultural booths.  Recruits and organizes volunteers to help with set-up and clean-up. 

DANCE
  • Works with 5th graders to plan the event

  • Advertises event

  • Recruits and organizes volunteers to sell concessions, decorate, make a photo back-drop, sell tickets (in advance and at the event), and set-up and clean-up

  • Coordinates with "Dance Dude"

TEACHER APPRECIATION

Sarah Gai  /   sarahgai9@gmail.com

  • Coordinates monthly luncheons for teachers and staff in the staff lounge hosted by parents of each grade level

  • Plans and coordinates the December cookie exchange 

  • Plans and coordinates Teacher Appreciation week which is a national event typically held the first week of May 

  • Organizes teacher's favorite things (for gift giving) in a notebook available to parents in the office

Christina Hume /   christinahume@gmail.com

MATH OLYMPIAD

Phil Lucido  /   Phil@lucido.net

  • Coordinates teams in 5th grade for math competitions, and organizes volunteers to hold practices before or after school for several months leading up to the competitions.

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

Daylen Thane  /   utday15@gmail.com

  • Assists the School Nurse with inventorying and stocking the school disaster container

  • Prepares a budget request with nurse for needed supplies

  • Attends NSPTA council Disaster Preparedness committee meetings and represents Sunrise PTA at Sunrise Elementary Safety meetings

  • Informs the board of safety issues