Hawk PTA Committees
The Maurice Hawk PTA is run entirely by volunteers. This page lists our committees and chairpersons. Interested in getting involved? Please contact any of the committee chairs to volunteer.
Certify the accuracy of the books & records of the Hawk PTA. Also, assure the membership that the association’s resources/ funds are being managed in a business-like manner within the procedures established.
Chair: Deborah Charles (email@example.com)
Back to School Social
A fun, casual event where you & your child can meet other children who will be in the same class this coming academic year as well as other Hawk parents. (Class rosters are posted at the event to facilitate the meeting of classmates.)
Chair: Reena Rajkumar & Jennifer Kelley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Donate a book to your child’s classroom library in honor of his / her birthday. Bookplates recognizing your child and his / her birthday is placed in each book.
Chairs: Deborah Charles & Sonia Gawas (email@example.com)
Blanket the World
An annual winter-time community outreach program that benefits local organizations focused on helping less privileged children and families.
Chair: Vasudha Deepak (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Each Fall & Spring, this committee runs a weeklong in-school book fair where students (and their families) can peruse and purchase their favorite books for their home library and / or donate a book to their classroom library. The fair aims to foster the children’s love of reading while raising funds for that will directly impact their educational experience at Hawk.
Chairs:Jennifer Sung*, Jyotika Bahree, Kim Lowney, Agatha Siegel & Zinnia Yoon (email@example.com)
Help maintain the PTA bulletin board including “whole-school” art projects.
Chair: Mary Kondo
Help maintain the beautiful little children’s garden across from the school library as needed, as well as the front garden.
Chair: Sejal Pandya & Jessica Munro (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This committee coordinates the purchase and sales of school logoed merchandise at various Maurice Hawk events.
Chair: OPEN (email@example.com)
An annual event that invites fathers, grandfathers, and / or uncles to bring their Hawk student to school, enjoy a cup of coffee & some baked goods while meeting other fathers & their kids.
Chair: Reena Rajkumar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
An annual fun-filled family event that features games & prizes, face painting, temporary tattoos, inflatable bounces & slides, DJ entertainment, Italian ices, and a chance to win at the Cakewalk. Families are invited to bring a picnic dinner or purchase food from various vendors at the event.
Chairs: Himali Patel & Reena Rajkumar (email@example.com)
Family Fun – Baseball
This committee coordinates a spring time outing to a Trenton Thunder baseball game.
Chair: D’arcy Kelemen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Family Fun – Candy Bar Bingo
A fun-filled evening of Bingo that is sure to entertain the whole family. Play for your chance to win a sweet treat.
Chair: Kristy Kyriakopoulos (email@example.com)
Family Fun – Movie Night
This is an annual event is enjoyable for the whole family. Enjoy a screening of a kid-friendly movie with other Hawk families. Savory & sweet treats and water are included in ticket price.
Chair: Mary-Vicki Algeri & D’arcy Kelemen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Field Day Coordinators
Help coordinate a fun, activity filled day for the school. This includes creating a banner, one for each grade, that all the students will sign!
Kindergarten AM Chair: Deborah Charles & Jessica Munro
Kindergarten PM Chair: Vasanti Anand & Mamta Kashyap
First Grade Chair: Jyotika Bahree & Jennifer Kelley
Second Grade Chair: Himali Patel & D’arcy Kelemen
Third Grade Chair: Deborah Charles & Sonia Gawas
Help committee chairs design and edit Hawk related documents & items
Chair: Kiki Parry (email@example.com)
Coordinate the annual international fair celebrating Hawk’s cultural diversity.
Chair: Catherine Lyon & OPEN (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Laminating & Publishing
As part of this committee, you will visit the copy room on a rotating schedule with other committee members to help laminate and bind our students’ written creations. No prior experience required.
Chair: Eileen Azzara (email@example.com)
These volunteers support the school librarian by assisting with the checking in / out and shelving of books. No prior experience required. The chair helps coordinate the volunteer schedule at the beginning of the school year.
Chair: Andrea Knorr (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Plainsboro Pantry Food Drive
Coordinate our annual one-month food drive in support of the Plainsboro Food Pantry.
Chair: Jennifer Wilson (email@example.com)
This committee coordinates the Box Tops for Education and McCaffrey’s receipts fundraising programs.
Chair: Eileen Azzara & Danielle Salapatas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Hawk PTA contributes to scholarship funds coordinated by the West Windsor-Plainsboro school district. This committee is responsible for reviewing applications on behalf of the Hawk PTA.
Chair: D’arcy Kelemen & Anuja Pande
An annual event, the Hawk Science Fair is a non-competitive, interactive fair that offers our students the chance to learn about and demonstrate science projects.
Chairs: Mary Kondo*, Anuja Pande, Karen Berliner, Jawahar Lal (email@example.com)
This committee coordinates events designed to thank the Maurice Hawk teachers and staff for their dedication to our children.
Chairs: Vasudha Deepak, OPEN (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Work with the Maurice Hawk PTA Executive Board and school administration to organize and coordinate fun, educational assemblies for the Hawk student body.
Chair: Jasmine Dadlani (email@example.com)
Third Grade Picnic
A fun-filled end of the year fete celebrates our 3rd graders as they prepare to leave the Hawk nest for 4th grade. This committee plans games & activities for this event as well as creates a special year book keepsake.
Chairs: Eve Gelade & Kristen Lane (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Update and maintain the Hawk PTA website with important news and information.
Chair: Jawahar Lal (email@example.com)