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LSPA Committees


Lincoln parents share a strong sense of community and dedication to enriching the lives of our children at school.  From before-school fitness programs to green initiatives, Lincoln parents help develop and run many diverse programs.  The various LSPA Committees listed below show the breadth of parental involvement and the diversity of experiences for students at Lincoln.  There are many ways to get involved, and your time and energy are welcome and appreciated.  Please consider volunteering for a committee below by contacting us here

Leadership - Overall LSPA Support



  • Direct Appeal:  This committee plans, organizes and implements Direct Appeal fundraising activities.  The majority of the fundraising is accomplished through an annual ‘Direct Appeal’.  Most of the work is done in the fall and early winter.

Co-Chairs:  Courtney Peschel

Committee Members:  TBD


  • Box Tops:  This committee organizes the collection of Box Tops for additional school funding.  The Lincoln Box Tops Program is an ongoing role that supports communications, box top collection and counting of box tops for classroom competition.

Co-Chairs:   Laura Albert

Committee Members:  TBD


  • Partnerships & Grants:  This chair head manages the current LSPA fundraising partnerships (Amazon, Stop & Shop, Target).  This role also identifies grant funding opportunities to support new school initiatives.

Chair:  Robin Vos


Lincoln Program Development


  • Enrichment  This committee works (through grade-level reps) with faculty to provide enrichment programs for all students.  These programs are designed to enhance curriculum and include visiting scientists, artists, etc.  The time commitment is active throughout the year.  The chairs represent Lincoln at Community Schools Association (CSA), an umbrella organization of all school enrichment activities.

Co-Chairs: Emily Marcus Hoertdoerfer & Laura Arena

Committee Members:  TBD


  • Extended Learning:  This committee will coordinate with school leadership to identify extended learning opportunities.  This role is also responsible for communicating new extended learning opportunities and updating the registration process for each new extended learning session.

Chair:  Sarah Ruppert

Committee Members:  TBD


  • Room Parent:  This committee recruits and selects Room Parents, who work with the individual teachers. Grades K-2 generally require the most support.  This committee begins work on the first day of school, is most active in early fall and initiates the emergency phone chain when necessary.  A full description of room parent responsibilities is available here for review.

Co-Chairs:  Karen Dankers & Laura Gordon

Committee Members:  TBD


  • Library:  This committee is divided into groups, which help organize the many activities of the library including: recruiting and scheduling library volunteers, helping with book repairs and overdue lists, organizing the Book Fair, processing new books, shelf reading and inventory. The time commitment depends upon which sub-committee you choose to work on.

Co-Chairs: Ellen Newman, Marie Simpson and Meaghan Simon

Committee Members:  TBD


  • Mentor:  Serving on this committee requires the coordination and administration of the mentor program for fourth and fifth grade students, culminating in a mentor appreciation event.  Work for this committee begins in late November and ends in mid-March.  The biggest time commitment is in early January and early March, with the event occurring in March or April.

Co-Chairs: John Vietz & Katie Phillips

Committee Members:  TBD

  • Building/Grounds:  This committee works to improve the physical environment at Lincoln School. The time depends upon projects selected in cooperation with school administration.  Traditionally there are two playground clean-ups each year (Fall & Spring) and a variety of playground improvements as needed.

Co-Chairs: OPEN

Committee Members:  TBD


  • Green Team:  The Green Team coordinates with other schools in the Winchester district to implement different "green" initiatives at Lincoln.  Past efforts have included no idling campaign and signage, promotion of recyclable lunch containers and bags, sorting of trash at snack-lunchtime, etc.   Overall the Green Team works with other schools to reduce-reuse-recycle

Co-Chairs: OPEN

Committee Members:  TBD

Lincoln School Events


  • Social:  This committee supports the key social events throughout the year.  Duties include planning the fall and spring school picnics as well as providing refreshments for various LSPA functions and meetings.  The biggest event is organizing and planning the Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon in May.  The committee works throughout the year.

Co-Chairs:  Susanne Hafer & Nicole Baltzer & Katie Czerepak

Committee Members:  TBD

  • Field Day:  This committee assists the Physical Education staff in the preparation and running of Field Day, as needed.  Typically, they help to organize parent volunteers and as well as coordinate in communications to parents, staff, and students.  Field Day is usually held in early June.

Chairs:  Kerry Pescatore & Jen Johnson

Committee Members:  TBD

  • Health Fair Liaison:  This committee assists the Physical Education Teacher and School Nurse with preparations for an annual Wellness Program.  Tasks may include recruiting parent volunteers, organizing a schedule and facilitating parent communication. This event is typically held the Friday before the February break.

Chair: Juliane Pandolfo

Committee Members:  TBD

  • Grade 5:  This committee organizes the 5th grade activities: babysitting, Family Pizza/Bingo Night, ice cream social, yearbook, Moving-On, etc. Chairs support sub-committees and manage finances.  The time commitment depends upon the event selected.

Co-Chairs: Kerry Pescatore

Sub-Committee Members:  

Ice Cream Social: 

Moving On Ceremony:  

Moving on Slide Show: 

Beach Party : 

Babysitting : 



Ice Skating Party: 


  • Gifts:  This committee selects and purchases gifts for individuals (such as principal, librarian, and nurse) that the LSPA wishes to thank as well as end of year gifts for all teachers and staff.  The time commitment is sporadic throughout the year.

Chair:  Meghan Aufiero

Committee Members:  None


  • School Pictures:  This committee works with the principal to select a photographer, schedule the picture day and organize photo sessions.  The committee is responsible for distribution of pictures.  School pictures are taken in the fall

Chair: Kerry Pescatore



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