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Community involvement is vital to the success of our PTO programming. All PTO events and activities at Cedar Way are planned, organized, and produced by volunteers.


We need your help to make a difference! 

Committees and roles are listed below. Let us know if you would like to join or participate at

You can also follow along and stay up-to-date on our community Facebook page!

PTO Volunteer Roles & Positions

Note - for activities occurring in the school building during school hours, volunteers will need to complete a volunteer form and be cleared for a background check through the District.  Requirements may change year-to-year, so always check with the district website and remember to renew annually.  


HarvestFest - September - October

2023-2024 Board members: Stephanie Eshuis, Natalie Broom, Heidi McKillop

Winter Bazaar Committee - October - December

2023-2024 Board members: Natalie Broom, Heidi McKillop, Stephanie Eshuis

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week - April-May

2023-2024 Board Member: Kadee Gray


Read-a-thon - January-March 

2023-2024 Board member: Amanda Inman


Community Events - September - June 

2023-2024 Board members: Kelcie Trine, Heidi McKillop


School Musical - June 14th & 15th

2023-2024 Staff: Brooke Whalen-Robinson, Meghan Galvan


Dine & Donate Coordinator 

2023-2024 - Kelcie Trine & Heidi McKillop

  • Coordinate with local and chain restaurants on monthly Dine & Donate events for CWE. 

  • Commitment: Approximately 1 hour each month. 

Monthly Reader Board

2023-2024 - Mericke Kohler 

  • Create, print, and display monthly posters on the reader board near bus loading/office. 

  • Commitment: Approximately 2 hours per month. 


Read-a-thon Chairperson

2023-2024 - Amanda Inman, +1 open

  • Lead our largest fundraising effort of the year.  Work with a committee to establish/modify read-a-thon rules, create pledge materials, gather prize donations, set up the online event portal, oversee promotion, select prizes, and tabulate results.

  • Commitment: Approximately 40-60 hours between January and March. (Hours will vary based on how work is divided.)


Copy & Distribution

2023-2024 - Ashley Baldwin, +1 open

  • Support PTO marketing efforts by copying and distributing material throughout the year. Distribution would be to teachers' mailboxes or hanging posters around the school. 

  • Commitment: Approximately 2 hours per month. 


School Directory Coordinator

2023-2024 - Shane Duff, Christie Cotterill

  • Own the communication and organization of the school directory. Each year, the PTO gathers each student's name and contact information and then organizes this information based on classroom rosters. This list is for parent-to-parent or student-to-student connections and communication throughout the year. 

  • Commitment: This is a single project, estimated 8-10 hours total at the beginning of the school year only 


Community Events Organizer

2023-2024 -  Kelcie Trine, +1 open

  • Help plan and execute school-wide community events. In the past, CWE PTO has hosted Movie Nights, Skate Nights at Lynnwood Bowl and Skate, and Family Day at the Aquasox. While we have most of these events lined up, we are looking for support with execution. 

  • Commitment: We aim for 3-6 per year. 


Website Support

2023-2024 - Kelly Grinsell, +1 open

  • CWE PTO is looking for a website refresh and a potential change to our current website platform this year. Are you well-versed in Wix or other easy-to-use web design platforms? Our site is simple but clunky on the backend. This would be a short-term position to migrate us to a new design/platform and update the content.

  • CWE PTO board members can maintain content post-launch. 

  • Commitment: Approximately 2-3 hours to meet and plan. Design and migration hours tbd. 


SpirtWear Sales Coordinator (Fall and Spring)

2023-2024 - Stephanie Eshuis

  • Research and secure vendors for CWE SpiritWear. Currently, we host a SpirtWear shop twice a year. This position includes pricing, working with vendors on designs, and creating online store/ordering capabilities. This position is also responsible for following up with vendors to ensure CWE PTO receives the kickback from sales. 

  • Commitment: Approximately 3-4 hours for each session - fall and spring. 


Enrichment Programs Coordinator

2023-2024 - +2 open

  • Research and present after-school enrichment programs for CWE. Enrichment programs are paid programs families can enroll their students in after school. In the past, we have used Brickz for Kids, Smart with Art, and sports programs. 

  • Commitment: Approximately 2-3 hours every month. 


Kindergarten Playdates

2023-2024 - Kadee Gray, Kelcie Trine

  • Incoming kinder parents are already affiliated with the school to plan play dates for incoming kindergarten families. These playdates would occur in the spring before kindergarten starts, over the summer, and during the week of Kindergarten Jumpstart. 

  • Commitment: Approximately 2-3 hours total, once in the spring and summer. 


Spanish Translator

2023-2024 -  Marisel Zamora, +1 open

  • Translate the monthly PTO newsletter plus miscellaneous collateral throughout the year. We also have one-off events like the PTO Directory (September/October) and Read-a-thon materials (March). 

  • Commitment: Approximately 1 hour a month (possibly more during the one-off, more significant events). 


Community Relations

2023-2024 - +2 open

  • Work on building relationships with businesses in the community to secure support and sponsorships. 

  • Commitment: Approximately 2-3 hours per month. 


Grant Researcher/Writer 

2023-2024 - +2 open

  • Brainstorm with PTO officers to figure out where grant money is most needed. Research funding opportunities and assess for 'fit' with our school and programs. Compose proposal narratives / fill out application forms. Experience is helpful but not necessary. 

  • Commitment: Approximately 2-3 hours per month. 


Communications Support

2023-2024 - Kadee Gray, +1 open

  • Create graphics in Canva, schedule Facebook events, send emails to the PTO list, coordinate with office staff on The Happenings messages, and help craft the monthly newsletter. Experience with Canva or social media is helpful, but not necessary. 

  • Commitment: Approximately 2-3 hours per month. 

Have an idea, talent, or skill to share that you don't see listed here? Let us know! 


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