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Committees and Events

Parent Teacher Organization

These events are not possible without the help and support of our PTO members! If you see a committee or event for which you'd like to help, let us know.

2022-23 standing committees

Fundraiser Committee

Plan and organize a fundraiser campaign with a clear goal and purpose.
Chair: Heather Howell
Committee: Alisha Collins, Jamie Derrick

  • Fall Fundraiser: October

Teacher Appreciation Committee

Plan and organize luncheons, notes, etc to show our teachers gratitude for all they do. PTO officers will give the committee chair copies of teachers' Favorite Things lists.
Chair: Michaela Overturf
Committee: Morgan Bazard, Jamie Derrick, Aleksandra Gaska, Heather Howell, Wenjing Li, Whitney Mask, Lonesha McCorvey, Hannah Pierson, Betty Sanders, Destiny Smith

  • Thanksgiving Luncheon - Nov. 18, 2022
  • TA Appreciation - April 10 to 14, 2023
  • Teacher Appreciation Week - Fall
  • Teacher Appreciation Week - May 8 to 12, 2023

Holiday in the Halls

Plan and organize an evening family event to include decorations and an opportunity for families to take a picture of their child(ren) with Santa.
Chair: TBA
Committee: Jessica Barrett, Alyssa Dietrich, Sarah Gallagher, Aleksandra Gaska, Heather Howell, Destiny Smith

Week of the Young Child

April 1 through 7, 2023

Plan and organize events following the daily WOYC themes:
Chair: Crystal Adams

Membership Committee

Presents a slate of officers for election during the last regular meeting of the year.
Appointed by the Executive Committee/PTO Officers: Alisha Collins, Sarah Kouliavtsev, Crystal Adams

Graduation Committee

Graduation: May 25, 2023

Plan, organize and execute the ECHL Graduation Ceremony, including decorations, light snacks and drinks, set up and breakdown.
Chair: PK-II Lead Teacher, Sarah Kouliavtsev

Contact the PTO

If you have any questions or would like more information on ways to get involved, email We'd love to hear from you!



Early Childhood Laboratory
Phone: 936.468.4006
Fax: 936.468.8226
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Physical Address:
Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center
2428 Raguet St.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6105, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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