maplewood richmond heights early childhood center parent teacher organization


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Our Committees

Grant Writing

This team seeks out grant opportunities and applies for them to benefit the PTO. This committee has a lead and welcomes anyone who has grant writing and nonprofit experience as well as those who are interested in searching for grant opportunities and organization.

Book Fairs

This committee is responsible for two Scholastic Book Fairs as well as our winter book shop. This committee needs a lead and help with volunteer recruitment, promotions, decoration planning, social media, and working the book events.

Catalog Fundraisers

This committee is responsible for managing and promoting fundraisers like Bobos and Butter Braids. This committee has a lead but could use help with distribution, collection, promotions, and packaging up goods to go home with students.

Snowflake Ball

This is an event that takes place in the winter, it is a party held in the evening with a full pancake dinner and DJ, we deck the gym out with decorations and have craft stations in various spots, as well as face painters. This is one of our biggest events of the year.

Bake Sales

Throughout the year the PTO hosts bake sales that sells baked goods provided by parents. We have a lead but she needs help recruiting volunteers to bake, setting up the display of all goods, pricing everything, and running the sale.

Teacher Appreciation

During teacher appreciation week the PTO provides tokens of appreciation to teachers. This could be anything from snacks to notes from students. We also provide dinner to teachers during parent teacher conferences. We have a lead for this committee but could use help with: coming up with more ideas, packaging and distributing treats during teacher appreciation week, helping setup and clean up dinners, and recruiting volunteers to donate time to assist.

Treat Days

During special occasions throughout the year our Treat Day committee provides a special treat to each student at the ECC. We need new members to help with come up with ideas for treats, package them, and distribute them to classrooms (the teachers will then usually distribute them to students).

Spirit Wear

This is a joint effort with the Elementary PTO that runs our spirit wear store. We have a lead for this committee, but welcome additional committee members who can assist with inventory management, transporting or arranging transportation of inventory, and creative ideas.

Trivia Night

This is a joint effort with the Elementary PTO and is our largest event fundraiser. This year Trivia Night will happen on February 11th. We are looking for more people to help seek out donations for our silent auction and raffles as well as help prep the night before and day of the event making auction baskets, fliers that describe our auction items, and more.

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ECC PTO Elected Officers

Here are your elected officials for the 2022/23 school year

Laine Schenkelberg


Laine has been involved in the PTO since 2013 and this is her third year as ECC Chair. Laine works in Product Marketing for a Healthcare Technology company, she and her husband Eric live in Maplewood with their four children.



Cara has been involved in the PTO for several years. She has three children and lives in Maplewood. 

Julie Francois


Julie has been serving as the Spirit Wear Chair of the PTO and this is her third year serving on the ECC PTO committee. Julie works for Bayer Crop Science, and she lives in Maplewood with her Husband, Kevan and their son and daughter.

Jennifer Duenke


Jennifer works on the Grant committee and has volunteered as the unofficial PTO photographer. She and her husband Andrew live in Maplewood with their son and daughter. Jennifer is a self-employed family and lifestyle photographer.

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