PTSA Board and Committee Chairs / Descriptions

Welcome! We’re happy to have you join us and learn about your PTSA! See below for our Board Members and Committee Descriptions!

  • President: Ashley Reynolds       [email protected]
  • V.P. of Fundraising: Jan Aschermann
  • Principal: Susan Chapla   [email protected]
  • V.P. of Hospitality: Sarah Demers
  • V.P. of Hospitality: Ann Willis
  • Treasurer: Amy Thompson
  • Secretary: Chris Telk
  • V.P. Communications: Jenn Hamel & Ruby [email protected]

Contact the Committee Chairs for more information or to volunteer for one of these committees:

Community Service Committee: 

With out you it’s just teachers and students, and, well, that’s school.

Book Club:  Laurie Brown at [email protected]

Box Tops for Education:  Tiffany Herron at [email protected]

Help our school obtain .10 for every box top collected!  Help count and cut box tops for submission! This position has been run by Tiffany for many years. THANK YOU TIFFANY!!!  The change in process by the Box Tops organization may lead to it’s sunset at Van Arsdale.

Carnival:  Sarah Demers at [email protected]

This is a fun community event with games, pony rides, a dunk tank, jumpy castles, face painting, cake walks, prizes, food, and so much more.  Plenty of volunteers are needed to have this event run smoothly. This is a big event and our community LOVES it. Please consider taking a 30 minute shift during our beloved community event.

Family NightsSarah Demers Family nights can vary from a movie and popcorn night, social community event, games night. It varies depending on budget, help and need. Please consider attending and giving a 20-30 minute shift, before during or after the event.

Field Day BBQ: Sarah Demers

An inexpensive lunch so parents don’t need to worry about running out to lunch and missing some of the field day action. Volunteers are needed to cook and serve food both days of field day.

Geography Bee:

Our 4th and 5th grade students qualify for these events through a series of assessments and the final events are held in the library and televised into each classroom.  Be a judge or timekeeper! Event runs itself mostly. Set up and take down and all of the equipment and the event are housed at Van Arsdale.

Grandparents Day:  Allison Farr at [email protected]

Scheduled right before Thanksgiving Break, grandparents or other special guests visit classrooms and enjoy food and presentations by our students.  Help coordinate and volunteer at this truly great event.

Holiday Shop:  Jen Radovich at [email protected] at

King Soopers Cards:  Lindsay Shaw at [email protected]

Don’t forget to use your King Soopers gift card to help raise money for our school. We earn 5% back for every dollar you spend!  And best part, the card can be easily reloaded at the check stand before you buy your groceries!

Milkcaps for MoolaDawn Joselyn [email protected]

Parent-Child DanceKasey Vair and Heather Haxmeier at [email protected]

This is a great opportunity to dance and let loose with your children!

ReflectionsLorie Brotherton at [email protected]

Help our student’s creativity shine!  This is a competition judged by community members dealing with several mediums like photography, writing, or drawing.

Restaurant Nights: Jane A. – Fundraising Board Member

Rocky’s Enrichment:  Maryann Roth at [email protected]

Further enrich our student’s learning experiences.  Organize and bring before and after school programs to Van Arsdale like Lego Robotics, art classes, music classes, and so much more!

Science FairChris Telk, Jamie Cole

Students of all grades show off their science skills. Volunteers are needed to setup, cleanup, and monitor the event.

Silent Auction: Jane A. – Fundraising Board Member

Spelling Bee: Dawn Joselyn, [email protected]

Students in 4th and 5th  grade compete for the chance to go on to the area spelling bee. The top three students advance.

SpiritwearSarah Demers & Ashley Reynolds at [email protected]

Show your school spirit and buy a t-shirt or sweatshirt with the Van Arsdale logo on it.

Staff AppreciationEllen Spangler at [email protected]

Plan and shower our staff with treats to show our appreciation for all the time and hard work they give to our children.

Talent ShowKelly Duran at [email protected]

A wonderful evening of special performances by our talented students.  Help this run smoothly!

YearbookMichelle Lucero [email protected]Dacia Kardoes  [email protected]

Take and submit pictures of our students throughout the year for the yearbook!

Young Writer’s Conference:  Communications team

Help our students showcase their creative writing skills at this one day event.

PTSA Facebook Jenn Hamel


PTSA Website Communications team


Volunteer Interest Form

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Please let us know if you would like to be contacted about volunteering for a committee. Most committees require minimal time and provide essential opportunities for the Van Arsdale community.
  • We understand that running an event sounds like an awful lot on your plate. By expressing interest, you are not signing up to reinvent the wheel. Most of these events have been done and are set up for success. You could take a little piece. Be a floater for the day of event, take a manageable piece and contribute to the coolest most awesome Elementary school around! If you don't know still how to get involved, please reach out or tell us here!