• Committee Descriptions

    Everything the PTO does is possible because the parents and staff at Clark volunteer their time and talent to make it happen. Below is a list and description of all the PTO committees. We sincerely hope you will find the time to volunteer to help make Clark a wonderful community of learners!

    If you have questions or would like to get involved in any of the events listed, contact PTO Vice Presidents Molly Maher or Rachelle Bauer.

    2019-2020 Committee Chairs

    Fundraising

    Annual Fund Drive

    Fundraising is crucial to our success as a school and a community. Our annual fund drive allows us to raise funds without selling pizza, cookie dough, gift wrap, or other items. PTO funds stipends for teachers to use for their classrooms, funds for field trips, school capital improvements, and Clark PTO-sponsored events throughout the year - Back to School Bash, After School Enrichment, Family Movie Night, Trunk or Treat, Ice Skating Party, Teacher Appreciation, and much, much more!

    Box Tops for Education/Clipping For Clark

    By collecting and redeeming General Mills Box Tops for Education the PTO earns cash for the school.

    Clark Spirit Wear

    We have a selection of Clark Spirit Wear available for purchase at different events throughout the year. This is a great way to show you're proud to be a Clark Eagle student or parent.

    Scholastic Book Fair

    This multi-day event in the Clark Library offers an opportunity for students and parents to purchase books while earning new books for the Clark Library.

    Trivia Night & Silent Auction

    The Clark Trivia and Auction night is the primary fundraiser for the Clark PTO. This is a fun-filled night of trivia and activities for parents and their families (no kiddos!). You don't want to miss this event!

    Communication

    Buzz Book

    The Buzz Book is an online tool that includes parent and staff contact information, as well as classroom listings of students.

    Yearbook

    This special memento for Clark students is for sale at the end of the year with school pictures and candid photos taken throughout the year.

    Supporting Clark Staff and Administration

    Copy Committee

    This fun committee assists Clark's teachers by making daily copies and performing other tasks.

    Landscape Committee

    Parents and students take part in keeping the Clark School grounds beautiful by planting, weeding and watering.

    Room Parents

    Parents work with their child's teacher to provide treats, drinks and activities during holiday parties. They also take pictures over the course of the year to submit to the Yearbook. The PTO funds classroom parties!

    Staff Appreciation

    Our wonderful teachers can always use a little TLC. This committee provides treats for our teachers and staff throughout the year. The PTO funds staff appreciation!

    Building School Pride and Community

    Back To School Bash

    The back to school bash, located on Clark's playground, is a great way to celebrate the start of an awesome school year! Typical activities include food trucks and the Bubble Bus.

    Chess Club

    Clark's Chess Club provides parent-led instruction and supervision for free play. Beginning players will receive instruction to learn how the pieces move and beginning strategy. For the more advanced players there will be free play, which includes a ladder competition. Trophies are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.

    Equity Committee

    This parent-led group believes growing ourselves and our community is a necessary step towards ensuring all Clark students and families have what they need to feel valued and be an integral part of our school community. We believe that this effort enriches the lives of all Clark students. During our meetings we strive to thnk deeply about the systems, structures, and practices currently in place and how we might improve those to create a community that emanates awareness, inclusiveness, and equity for all.

    Library Book Club

    The Library Book Club is a year-round program that provides a great way to keep our library growing with books contributed in honor of a student's birthday or any other significant occasion.

    Clark Cares

    This committee was formed to help Clark families when unexpected hardships arise. Committee members organize to help families with whatever needs they have to make life a little easier, such as meal preparation, running errands, transportation/carpool, babysitting or other household needs.

    After School Enrichment

    These after school classes are available to all students and are held one day a week on four consecutive Wednesdays in February.

    Father's Flag Football Game

    The flag football game is a chance for Clark dads to get to know each other better by deploying strategy to advance the ball against other Clark dads. The game is usually on a Sunday afternoon sometime in October or November.

    Fifth Grade Events

    Fifth Grade is a very special year! PTO helps to make it even more special by planning a graduation reception, helping to raise money for 5th grade camp, and a class gift.

    Ice Skating Party

    This party is held at the Webster ice skating rink and brings the Clark Community together to skate and socialize.

    Read, Right & Run

    Join Clark's Read, Right, & Run Team for an amazing program that challenges kiddos to READ 26 books, RIGHT the community with 26 good deeds, and RUN 26.2 miles over a six-month period. Team Practices are held every 3rd Friday of the month and every 2nd Saturday starting in October. The big race will be held in April in Forest Park as part of the GO! Marathon event.

    Family Movie Night

    The Clark movie night is a fun event for the entire family! Bring your blankets, cushions, bean bags and folding chairs to the Clark gym to enjoy a family-friendly movie. Many fun attendance prizes are awarded throughout the night. Your favorite movie snacks are provided by the Clark PTO free of charge!

    Trunk or Treat

    Kids can dress up and celebrate Halloween in a fun and safe environment. Held in the Clark parking lot, families host a parking spot and then kids can "trick or treat" from trunk to trunk.

    Welcome Committee

    This committee hosts Kindergarten Get Togethers, delivers yard signs to incoming kindergarten students, and hosts the first-day parents breakfast - all to help families new to Clark feel welcomed and help them get acclimated to the school and the Webster Groves community.