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Granger PTA Executive Committee 2018-19

  • President: Julissa Hilda Rivera
  • Co-President: Jennifer Radina
  • 1st Vice President: MaryAnn Dichoso
  • 2nd Vice President: Shubhra Sharma
  • Treasurer: Lianne McCoskey
  • Secretary: Tsukasa Tsunoda

For general questions, please contact the Granger PTA Board with questions

Meetings & Parent Orgs

All parents, teachers and students who are members of the PTSA are encouraged to attend meetings. If you haven’t joined yet it’s not too late. Pick up a membership form at Granger and turn it into the office attention PTSA Membership.

Committees & Chairs


Admin Prof. Day MaryAnn Dischoso and Julissa Rivera
Bakers Joanne Jachimiec
Concessions  Kelly Coyle
Display Cases Meridith Sonetz
Granger Getaway Chaperones  Jennifer Radina
Granger Greeters Heather Greubel
Reflections Kathy Prince
Restaurant Nights  Shubhra Sharma
Staff Appreciation Week MaryAnn Dischoso 


Membership: Coordinate/staff a membership table as needed throughout school year, prepare and distribute membership cards, provide membership list to Secretary, work with Treasurer on membership fee payments to IL PTA.

Directory: Format provided data and advertisements for the school directory for fall distribution, generally in November.

Technology: Assist with Granger PTSA website, online membership website and collaborate on various event websites.

IPSN PTA Liaison: Attend bi-monthly Indian Prairie Special Needs PTA meetings and report at PTSA meetings.

IPPA PTA Liaison: Attend monthly Indian Prairie Project Arrow PTA meetings and report at PTSA meetings.

Parent Diversity Team: Attend meetings/events to share ideas on making Granger more welcoming to families of different ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, family type, etc.


Back to School Staff Luncheon: Plan and coordinate a lunch for Granger staff one day during the week before school starts.

Fall/Spring Teachers Luncheon: Plan a luncheon or dinner for Granger staff during one or both Parent-Teacher Conferences.

8th Grade Picnic: Coordinate the end of the year picnic, including planning food, beverages, and activities.

Frosty’s Friends: Coordinate collection and distribution of donations for charity during the holidays (November/December).

Administrative Professionals Day: Coordinate and plan activities for the administrative staff at Granger (usually a meal and/or a gift).

Staff Appreciation Week: Plan and coordinate activities for staff during Appreciation Week in April or May.

Getaway Chaperones: Coordinate and/or volunteer to chaperone Granger students at Granger Getaway Dances (1-2 per year).


Granger Greeters: Chairperson: Coordinate volunteers and send out schedules to appropriate people. Volunteers: Yearlong commitment as a volunteer working 2 ½ hour shifts at the Greeter Desk (1-4 times a month). Short training provided.

Bakers: Coordinate and assist with requesting donated, prepared or store-bought food for various school events.

As Needed Volunteers: Called upon as needed for special events such as Picture Day, Vision Screening, Concessions, etc.


Apparel: Sell Granger apparel at various functions throughout the year, work with apparel vendor(s) on product design/distribution.

Manna: Coordinate Manna gift card program. Collect, process, and deliver orders. Coordinate with Frosty’s Friends program.

Concessions: Chairperson: Order and restock food for concession stand, work with coaches and coordinate parent volunteer schedule, manage cash boxes, and sell concessions. Volunteers: Parents of all Granger team athletes are expected to sell concessions at home sporting events. Also need additional volunteers on other dates throughout year to help.

School Supply Kits: Coordinate selling school supply kits during School Registration Days (in May) including getting quotes from and working with vendor(s), providing information to parents and answering questions.

Restaurant Nights/Business Partnerships: Coordinate fundraiser days/nights at local restaurants and foster relationships with local business partners.


BAM Night: (Becoming Amazing Men) Assisting with coordinating a fun filled night for boys and their guests who will be participating in hands-on activities led by community leaders and professionals.

POW Night: (Powerful Outstanding Women) Assisting with coordinating a fun filled night designed to empower Granger girls teaching about empowerment and self-esteem led by community leaders and professionals.

Reflections: Coordinate Granger student participation in the National PTA Fine Arts program held in the fall.

Spirit Wear

View Granger Spirit Wear info here: 


Reflections Banner

Welcome to the 2018-2019 Reflections Program!

Our theme this year is "Heroes Around Me."

Thank you for participating in this great program supporting all of the wonderful artists in District 204! Founded in 1969, Reflections engages over 300,000 students and their families nationwide in arts education activities.

REFLECT on the theme. CREATE ART. BE RECOGNIZED!Heroes Around Me

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Musical Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts
  • Special Artists


For downloadable entry forms and rules, visit:

Please see your local school’s PTA for individual submission deadlines.

Questions? Contact our District 204 Chairperson, Trudie Ranson, at


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