Get involved

Volunteers are a vital part of Bridlemile’s success. Whether you are looking for a one-time commitment or interested in participating in one of our ongoing efforts, we would greatly appreciate your help!

Apparel
Find all the right Bridlemile apparel for you and your children.
Contact:  Marney Hoffman, marneyhoffman@mac.com

Battle of the books
2017 Book Lists    Get them at Amazon.com!
Contact Library Chairs:  Leslie Gillis and Kelly Egbert

Box tops
Please clip and send in your Box Tops.  View a list of participating products. The PTA gathers the box tops twice a year and sends them in to fund school supplies for the classrooms.
Contact:  Jen Blair, blair.jennifer@yahoo.com

Chinook Book

Contact: Tara Sherburne taralaralu@yahoo.com

Clothes closet
The clothes closet takes gently used children’s clothing and shoes and edistributes them to families in need in the Bridlemile community. Although PPS has a clothing closet at Marshall High School, this location is too far for most Bridlemile families. Volunteers sort clothing and then invite children that have parent permission to “shop” in the closet. All children visiting the closet receive new packages of underwear. Donations of gently used clothing or new socks and underwear are greatly appreciated and they may be dropped off in the office.
Contacts:  Karen Kwiecien terkbk@comcast.net, Naomi Savage

Community Outreach
This committee reaches out to Bridlemile families in need. They solicit interested families in the fall and then help with school supplies, books, clothing, and tickets for Bridlemile events.
Contact:  Trista Rodgers , tristamatt@yahoo.com

Bike Walk Fest – May

Contact:  Ted Savage tedsavage@mac.com

Field day – June
The PTA works with the PE teacher to put on a field day for K-2 and grades 3-5.
Contact:  Christina Crouse,christinacrouse@gmail.com and Larry Crepeaux larrycrepeaux@gmail.com

Fifth grade transition
It is a custom at Bridlemile for fifth grade students to raise funds and give a gift to the school. Recent class gifts include the bridge and posts near the front entrance and books for the library and fifth grade rooms. Fifth graders also have many fun traditions the last weeks of school.
Contact:  Sarah Boyles sarahboyles@comcast.net

Food Pantry 

Contacts: Robyn Hartmeyer hartmeyer@mac.com and Mona Rogers monaranes@gmail.com

Freaky Friday carnival – May 5 
Bridlemile’s School Carnival. This is a fun time for all family members. Games, face painting, magic tricks and food are just some of the activities offered in past years. Tickets are sold in advance and can also be purchased at the door.
Contact: Kristin Peschka kristin.peschka@gmail.com and Ann Deedra

Gift wrap fundraiser
Contact:  Alison King, aking@realtytrust.com

Garden Committee
This committee is responsible for setting up community gardening parties.
Contact: Amy Armstrong yogamonkey@comcast.com

Kindergarten Welcoming Committee 
During the summer parents from Bridlemile host several playdates for incoming kindergarten students. This is a good way for incoming students to meet other students. They will likely be together for many years, perhaps as many as 13 (K-12)!
Contact:  Mariah Fairben mrdmariah@aol.com and Taylor Sterling taylorsterling01@gmail.com

Lost and Found Kelly Struble kellyl.struble@gmail.com

Middle School Advocate  Janine Partovi  j9partovi@me.com

Missoula Theater –
Missoula Theater is a PTA sponsored week where a traveling theater group comes in, selects a cast and puts on a performance. The fun starts on Monday when any Bridlemile student may try out for a part. The cast is selected that day and then rehearsals begin for Tuesday – Friday. Friday evening and Saturday afternoon the cast has an opportunity to perform for an audience.  This is a fabulous opportunity for students to be a part of a large production that takes only one week of time. Two shows will take place on Friday, January 15 (6:30 p.m.) and Saturday, January 16 (1 p.m.) – dates are subject to change.
Contact:  Sue Denton, dentonpdx@mac.com  and Monika Johnson monikaluttmann@gmail.mom

Music program
The PTA helps decorate for each of the three music performances during the school year. This group confers with Ms. Barlow, Bridlemile music teacher, and then finds decorations to match the theme. This is how the cafeteria always looks so festive on music program nights!
Contact: Trista Rodgers tristamatt@yahoo.com and Amanda Vowels amandacalnan@gmail.com

Passport Club Rikka Marr rikka.marr@gmail.com

Past President Emeritus Janine Partovi j9partovi@me.com

Reader board
Several years ago the PTA generously donated the reader board at the corner of the Bridlemile property. This group confers with the office and keeps the sign updated.
Contact:

Room parent coordination
Room parents play a key role at Bridlemile. They help organize classroom volunteers and they host three room parties. In addition they solicit volunteers for lunch and recess duty and help out with many other key communications and volunteer duties.
Contact:  Sue Denton dentonpdx@mac.com

Run for the Arts
Contact:
We need a chair.  If you are interested please contact Jen Moylan moylanjk@gmail.com

School directory
Each year the PTA publishes a school directory with information from all families that have approved inclusion. This is a key way for families to share information to other families. Contact: Caitlin Smith,caitlin.smith@comcast.net

Scholastic Book Fair – October  
Annual book fair held in the Library. Books of all types, sizes and reading levels are available for purchase. Also available: computer software, posters, gift items and more. A percentage of all proceeds is used to buy books, software, and educational materials for our library and teachers.
Contact:  Erin Fitzgerald, ekfitzgerald@me.com

School pictures
Contact:  
Leslie Warren thewarrensljf@mac.com

School Supply Distribution

Contact:  Leslie Warren thewarrensljf@mac.com

Science/STEM night
This is a fair for the celebration of discovery and creativity in science, technology, engineering, and math.  Students have a chance to show off their cool science projects, interact with cool demos, try out some brainteasers, and more. It is an open house format so families may drop by during the evening to view science fair projects and see other cool STEM displays.
Contact:  Jennifer Witten, jennifer.ann.witten@gmail.com

Used book sale –
If you are looking for a good cause for books your family has finished or if you are looking to find some great reads, the used book sale is the place to be. During the first half of April we invite families and the community to drop off used books. Let the sorting begin! With a monumental volunteer effort from the Bridlemile PTA these books are then sorted for the used book sale. The primary purpose of this event is to exchange books within our own community. It is also a PTA fundraiser. Volunteers are always needed during these very busy two weeks.
Contact:  Kelly Egbert, kella678@q.com

Valley Theater fundraiser
Contact:  
Kim Mathews xelakann@gmail.com

Volunteer Workroom Audrey Lungershausen fourteentalltrees@mac.com