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Newman PTC Committees & Board Members

Suzanne Baker Co-President*  
Rachel Cohen Co-President* 
Tracey Kaplowitz Co-President* 
Janet Ferriera Treasurer*
Lindsey Cohenno Assistant Treasurer*
OPEN Secretary* 
Marketing & Communications  
Keith Laface Marketing Co-Chair*
OPEN Marketing Co-Chair* 
OPEN Room Parent Coordinator
Karen O'Leary Sign Coordinator
Tom Deng Website*
Tom Deng Directory
Lauren Alexander Newsletter & Communications* 
Kristin Auffermann Newsletter & Communications* 
Tom Deng Dropbox Management 
Sami Sinclair Fundraising Chair*
OPEN Annual Fund
OPEN Adult Social Chair
Lauren Baum Kickback Events 
OPEN Amazon Programs 
OPEN Springfest Co-Chair
OPEN Springfest Co-Chair
OPEN Box Tops 
OPEN Curriculum Enrichment Chair*
Parshavi Patel Understanding Our Different Abilities 
Beth Hammerstrand Curriculum Grants*
OPEN Curriculum Grants*
Family & School Activities:  
Monique Goodrow-Trach Community Service Co-Chair
Nicole O'Connor Community Service Co-Chair
OPEN Family Activities
Mike O'Brien Halloween Event
Anne Grier Media Volunteer Coordinator
OPEN Yearbook
Alexandra Etscovitz Garden Committee Co-Chair
Deborah Toffler Garden Committee Co-Chair
OPEN Safe Routes to School
OPEN Mayrathon
OPEN School Supply Kits
Ed Kim Parent/Teacher Sporting Events 
OPEN METCO Friends & Family Coordinator
Ann Lyons Hospitality
Julie Middleton Hospitality
Grade Level Committees:   
Kathy Fritz Fifth Grade Activities Co-Chair*
OPEN Fifth Grade Activities Co-Chair*
OPEN Fourth Grade Activities Chair*
Mike O'Brien Third Grade Activities Chair* 
Julie Hannon Second Grade Activities Co-Chair*
Carin Hofer Second Grade Activities Co-Chair*
OPEN First Grade Activities Chair*
Kira Dies Kindergarten Committee Co-Chair*
Jennifer Eacott Kindergarten Committee Co-Chair*
Alexandra Etscovitz Kindergarten Committee Co-Chair*
Chanit Brenner List Kindergarten Committee Co-Chair*
Leah Schwartz Kindergarten Committee Co-Chair*


* = Board Member Position

Room Parents

Each year the Newman PTC looks for Room Parent volunteers in your child's classroom. It's a fantastic opportunity to get involved and help build a strong classroom community.

The Room Parents will work together to:

  • Communicate PTC related news to the classroom families

  • Coordinate classroom activities for SpringFest, our Spring carnival

  • Supporting the teacher by coordinating volunteer opportunities (varies by teacher)

  • Proof-reading the classroom list for the school directory

  • Organizing a Teacher Appreciation and class gifts

  • Organizing class get-togethers for adults and for kids

  • Recruiting volunteers for PTC events

  • Collecting classroom photos for the yearbook.

Working and busy parents are encouraged to volunteer! Room Parents are not required to be  in the classroom. The Room Parents will work as a team and should invite classroom families to participate and share in activities and responsibilities as needed.  And, of course, the PTC is here to support you!

Any questions, please contact


Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering with the PTC this year? Email Lauren, Michelle and Suzanne at