These committees coordinate an event for the PTO. Responsibilities may include publicizing the event, collecting money, organizing volunteers, ordering food/drinks/desserts or requesting donations from the committee, purchasing supplies and/or decorations, arranging for the set-up and clean up of the event and coordinating with Mr. Carlson. Committee Chairpersons are asked to turn in a final online evaluation following the event. Each is a two-year commitment unless noted.
These committees work on activities that run for part of the year or for the entire year. Committee Chairpersons are asked to turn in an online summary of their activities at the end of the year. Each is a two-year commitment unless noted.
Representatives attend various meetings held throughout the year and keep the PTO informed of pertinent information/events. Each is a two-year commitment unless otherwise noted.

By volunteering for the following events and activities, your support and enthusiasm helps the Willowbrook School community grow stronger.

Please refer to the Student Directory for committee chair contact information.

Event Committees
5th Grade Event

Rui Wang
Kristin Moran
Susan Swidler

This committee oversees the end of year Fifth Grade event, including creating the memory book and montage, providing lunch, organizing a volleyball game, updating/hosting a trivia game, and working under a general theme. All 5th grade parents are encouraged to get involved and participate in this committee.

Book Fair

Carina Sarbaugh
Elyse Radford
Justin Breen

This committee coordinates the annual book fair with Scholastic Books (one fall/one spring).

Daughter's night out event

Melissa Girard
Kristin Moran
Christine Langfield

Whether it is a Son's Night Out event year or Daughter's Night Out event year, these committees coordinate a special event for parents and children to share.  This committee is a one year commitment.

Ice Cream Social

Susanna Sit
Akemi Matsunaga

This committee organizes a free ice cream social for the Willowbrook community shortly after school starts in the fall.

Son's Night Out event

Jason Sit

Whether it is a Son's Night Out event year or Daughter's Night Out event year, these committees coordinate a special event for parents and children to share.  This committee is a one year commitment.

Parent Social

Leah Campbell
Michelle Michael
Barrie Shinsky

This committee provides a special night-out for parents and teachers in a fun atmosphere. It usually includes a teacher raffle and silent auction that raises funds for the school. (1 yr.)

Spiritwear Breakfast

Melissa Girard
Kristin Moran

This committee organizes two before school bagel breakfasts for the children to coincide with Spirit Days.

Wake Up Willowbrook Breakfast

Frederic Jouhet
Mark Schick
Jeremy Dubin

Held on a Saturday morning once a year, this event brings families together to enjoy a pancake breakfast.

Popsicles in the Park

Jennifer Abrams

This is a one-year position. Willowbrook and Wescott alternate chairing this event each year. This committee coordinates the Popsicles in the Park event at the beginning of the school year.  This event is an opportunity for Willowbrook and Wescott first graders to reunite and play together.

Family Fun Night

Sneha Srivastava
Brooke Milton

This is a one-year position. This committee coordinates activities for Willowbrook's Family Fun Night event in the fall.

Standing Committees

Box Tops

Nikki Fosco
Danielle Pollack

This committee coordinates the annual General Mills box top promotion that provides funding for the school. This involves collecting, counting, and mailing the box tops to General Mills.


Jennifer Marsh
Reem Given
Leah Campbell

This committee organizes meals for teachers and staff several times a year. They may be asked to coordinate refreshments for PTO and Willowbrook events.

School Store - School Supply Lists

Christine Langfield
Melissa Girard

Chairpersons are in charge of the selection and purchase of all school supplies as requested by the teachers/administration. They coordinate the preorder school supplies sale, organize the school store sale in the fall, and schedule students to volunteer at the store on Tuesdays during lunch. They also track inventory of the store.

Room Parent Chairs

Adriana Webb
Melissa Carr
Lisa Ackerman

These chairpersons select room parents by conducting a lottery. This also includes coordinating and distributing information regarding money for class parties and an outline of room parent responsibilities. Communication to the Room Parents and community at large will also be required.

Room Parent Guidelines

Six Flags Read to Succeed

Dana Lezak

This chairperson is responsible for administering the Six Flags Read to Succeed Program.

Six Flags Read to Succeed

Special Lunch

Jennifer Marsh
Vanessa Schweihs
Lauree Tran

This committee is responsible for organizing the PTO’s Special Lunch program that provides students with lunches from favorite local eateries ten times throughout the year. This involves choosing the menus for the special lunches (including a drink and dessert), acting as liaisons with the vendors, and assisting with serving lunch. The chairpersons are also responsible for organizing the volunteers.

Teacher Raffle

Rui Wang
Tricia Brown

This committee works with the staff at Willowbrook to donate fun-filled activities for our students...

Wednesday Ice Cream

Danielle Pollack
Soonhee Chang

This committee provides ice cream novelties during lunch time every Wednesday of each month except for Special Lunch days. They are responsible for selecting and purchasing the ice cream, organizing volunteers for the sale of the ice cream, and counting the proceeds.

Yearbook Committee

Tricia Brown
Michelle Michael
Reem Given

This committee helps create the Willowbrook annual yearbook.  This committee is a two-year commitment.

Korean American Parents Association (KAPO)

Annie Lee

KAPO serves as a liaison between the school and the Korean families. It seeks to build relationships among students, parents, teachers and school administrators by promoting mutual understanding of cultural and linguistic differences. 


Boys Scout Representative

Fred Jouhet

A representative for the Boy Scouts to report on Scout activities.

Bulletin Board Committee

Soonhee Chang
Ali Templer

This committee works with chairs of the events and activities within the PTO to promote on our dedicated Bulletin Board.

Girl Scout Representative

Jen Tarnoff

A representative for the Girl Scouts and a representative for the Boy Scouts report on Scout activities.

Glenview Character Counts

Jane Wang
Jen Waldman

This committee attends the Glenview Character Counts meetings and assists with the community-wide October Food Drive.

Lew Blond Representative

Praneta Desai
Gina Pearce

This person is the liaison to the Lew Blond Run committee. Responsibilities include promoting the event, finding sponsors, and coordinating activities involving the Willowbrook community.

International Night

Patricia Salcedo

Amalia Pepek

Katherine Sikaras

This committee organizes an evening where families from the school can showcase their chosen country to the school community. This committee is a one-year commitment.