Category Archives: About IRE PTO

2015 PTO Spring Fundraiser

osFor our Spring Fundraising, the PTO is selling OTIS SPUNKMEYER products! You can view the “Spring is in the Air” catalog at


Sale starts March 23 and ends April 3! Find ALL the information regarding the Fundraiser in the attached  FLIER.

Any questions, please contact, Michele Monahan




PTO Membership Donations

  Indian Run PTO Membership Donation Form

 The Indian Run Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO ) offers fun, innovative and educational programming that enriches our students’ learning experience at Indian Run Elementary School.

With that goal in mind, the PTO hosts social activities like Movie Night, Bingo Night, and the President’s Day ice-skating party. We bring well-known authors, motivational speakers and musical entertainment to school. We provide grants to teachers who do innovative activities in their classrooms. We purchase Smart Boards and other technology that enhance the learning environment.  The PTO purchased a new electronic keyboard for the music room in 2014.   We are here to help make Indian Run a better school for our kids. 

Of course, these types of activities cost money.  We have several Fundraising Events during the year to fund all our efforts, but your donation would be greatly appreciated.

You can help by making a one-time, tax-deductible donation!

Every Indian Run family is automatically a member of the Indian Run PTO. Dues are not required for your children to benefit from everything we offer. Your financial support – in the form of a membership donation – will help ensure that the PTO can continue offering the programs, activities, and events we’ve all come to appreciate.

If you can help, just return your donation and the attached Donation Form in an envelope marked “PTO Membership Donation” to IRE (80 W Bridge Street, Dublin, OH 43017) by September 26, 2014.

Please make checks payable to IRE PTO.  Thank you for your support.

ATTACHMENT — donation_form

Fall Fundraiser — Walk-a-Thon on September 28!


Friday, September 28

11:15am – 1:30pm

Let’s support our children as they do this
FUN and HEALTHY activity
to raise money for the Indian Run PTO!

 You can volunteer for a particular Grade level/time slot or for the entire event! Please contact Lee Hamill (contact information below) to volunteer!

Encourage your child to ask their relatives, neighbors, and friends to sponsor them for this worthwhile event for a great cause! SPONSORSHIP PACKETS went home earlier this week. If you need one or have questions about this event, please contact Lee Hamill at 614.764.5928 or

Did you know? The Indian Run PTO funds such educational programming and school necessities as:

  • Playground Equipment
  • Technology in the Classrooms
  • Author and Artist visits to Indian Run
  • The Brain Show (coming in November)
  • Fair of Hearts February Event
  • Family Skating Party on President’s Day
  • Teacher Appreciation
  • Fifth Grade Hot Dog Roast
  • Fifth Grade Field Trip and Celebration
  • Teacher Innovation Grants
  • Scholarship for Alumni of Indian Run

PTO GENERAL MEETING – Thursday, 9/6 at 10am

WHEN: Thursday at 10:00am in the Indian Run Elementary School Commons

WHAT:  General PTO Meeting to KICK OFF the 2012-2013 school year.

WHO: ALL are welcome – if you have “little ones” at home, please feel free to bring them along!


PTO is successful ONLY with parent participation! Come find out about all the wonderful programs and fun events we have planned, as well as ways you can contribute to PTO that take VERY LITTLE of your time!!!

PTO General Meetings for 2012-2013

Please take special note of dates and times for the PTO General Meetings and consider attending! There are only 5 PTO meetings scheduled for the entire school year — these meetings are so important to get parent input!

All meetings will take place in the IRE Commons.

  • September 6, 2012 at 10:00am
  • November 15, 2012 at 7:00pm
  • January 17, 2013 at 10:00am
  • March 7, 2013 at 7:00pm
  • May 9, 2013 at 10:00am

2012-2013 Executive Committee and Committee Chairs

Executive Committee

Co-president Jane Doyle 614.203.9694 614.760.7667
Co-president Tina Ulring 614.764.1072
Vice president Beth Landers 614.553.7453
Secretary Kristen Bucci 614.766.2799
Treasurer Jennifer Maloney 614.589.0859
Past presidents Wendy Schwantes Jennifer Maloney

Committee Chairs

Artists/Authors in the School IRE Staff
Back-to-School Social Tricia Koehler 614.571.6781
Beautification of School Grounds Beth Landers 614.553.7453
Bingo Night Carri Stearns 419.566.5917
The Brain Show David Garcia 614.226.0045
Bulletin Board Co-Chair Ajita Gupte 614.798.8741
Bulletin Board Co-Chair Kellie Blodgett 614.798.8741
Destination Imagination Jen Glaubitz 614.761.3448
Family Phonebook Rooma Hartman 614.889.1169
Fair of Hearts Scott & Kelly Wesp 614.210.0663
Fair of Hearts Raffle Susan Caviness 614.889.6610
Fifth Grade After Lunch Games Melissa Smilonich 614.425.5031
Fifth Grade Celebration Karen Kloserman 614.562.7547
Fundraising: Box Tops and Labels Co-Chair Laura Rollins 614.766.4869
Fundraising: Box Tops and Labels Co-Chair Susan Retz 614.336.9094
Fundraising: Walk-a-thon (fall) Co-Chair Mary Szuter 614.764.5928
Fundraising: Walk-a-thon (fall) Co-Chair Lee Hamill 614.764.5928
Fundraising: Kroger and Giant Eagle Cards Julie Carrion 614.805.6955
Fundraising: FUNdraising Nights Sarah Dacres 614.774.6777
Fundraising: TBD (spring) Pei Lin Hutchinson 614.286.0530
Hot Dog Roast Melissa Smilonich 614.425.5031
Ice Skating Party Sarah Dacres 614.774.6777
Innovation Grants Jennifer McCallister
John Orr/IRE Scholarship Kelly Wesp 614.210.0663
Literature Room TBD (contact Dawn Boerger) 614.760.6776
Lunchroom Snack Table Sonni Peterson 614.798.8604
Movie Night Co-Chair Kathy Nitz 614.389.5998
Movie Night Co-Chair Michele Monahan 614.789.3009
Multicultural Night Ajita Gupte 614.798.8741
PERC Representative Robin Boggs 614.783.8039
Playground Upkeep Carri Stearns 614-458-8713
PTO Newsletter Kristen Bucci 614.766.2799
Publicity Kristen Bucci 614.734.9264
Publishing Shop Jill Kramer 614.764.5928
Robotics Cynthia Bryden 614.793.9568
Room Parents PTO Exec Board
Supply Sale Beth Landers 614.553.7453
Shamrock Corner Robin Boggs 614.783.8039
Spirit Wear Jennifer Simonette 614.832.2099
Staff Appreciation Melissa Smilonich 614.425.5031
Yearbook Sandy Scott 614.336.8119
Web Site ( Kristen Bucci 614.766.2799