maplewood richmond heights early childhood center parent teacher organization


Calendar & Volunteer Opportunities

Our Committees

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.

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.

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.

Contact Us
Are you interested in joining a commitee, becoming a part of leadership, making a donation, or sponsorship opportunities? Connect with us here!

ECC PTO Elected Officers

Here are your elected officials for the 2023/24 school year

Laine Schenkelberg


Laine has been involved in the PTO since 2013 and this is her fourth year as ECC Chair. Laine is a marketing executive in tech, she and her husband Eric live in Maplewood with their four children.

Emily Pelcak


Emily is new to the PTO and looking forward to getting involved. Emily works for a local architecture form and lives in Maplewood with her husband, Brian, and their son, Alex.

Michael Warden-Michl


Michael is new to the ECC PTO, and is excited to share his time and enthusiasm with the community. When he is not enjoying life with his wife and two children, he works as a senior engineer and manager for a software company.

Kimberly Akuna


Kimberly is new to the ECC PTO. She spends her time with her two daughters and husband and is a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley.

Rachel Silverberg


Rachel has been involved in the PTO for several years. She is a self-employed graphic designer as well as a full-time lecturer in the Sam Fox School at Washington University. Rachel and her husband Dan live in Maplewood with their four children.

Heather Mueller


This is Heather’s first year serving on the PTO. She works in Communications at Nerinx Hall High School. Heather and her two daughters reside in Richmond Heights.

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