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Educate and encourage families to download the Box Tops for Education App and scan the receipts from grocery shopping to assist in earning money for the elementary schools.
Building Level Team
Coordinate and communicate parents’ concerns and ideas. Share decision making and school based planning on issues that relate to the improvement of student learning with teachers and principals.
Responsible for various school based events (Book Fairs/Field Day/Picture Day) and the coordination of class parents throughout the year with the Vice Presidents.
Review and revise bylaws, if necessary, and have them adopted by the Mount Pleasant Elementary PTA Executive Board Committees. Submit to District Bylaws Chairman by appointment date.
Cozy Corner Bookstore
Responsible for running the bookstore at Hawthorne Elementary. Coordinate volunteers, purchase supplies, manage inventory and maintain budget.
Contact, schedule and handle contracts for various performers that provide enriching programs for children. Develop cultural arts calendar with the school principals for the entire year.
Education and Parenting
Offers timely safety tips on seasonal activities. Responsible to plan a healthy and safety gift from PTA for Halloween. Coordinates the "Elementary Student Vote" in the spring.
Promote online sale to families district wide. Coordinate sending home flyers with elementary families from selected company to share with family and friends. Distribute children's prizes when first phase of sale has finished.
Organize and execute a family bowling event for both Hawthorne and Columbus Elementary that usually takes place during the last weekend of January.
Family Fun Night
Fundraising event centered around a theme selected by the committee usually held in May. Responsible for organizing donations, entertainment, food and games.
Father Daughter Dance
Plan a fundraising dance for girls and fathers who attend Hawthorne and Columbus Elementary that takes place at Westlake High School in February.
Responsible for organizing informative assemblies, earth friendly events and recycling programs for Hawthorne and Columbus Elementary the week of Earth Day.
Holiday Lights Craft Fair
Responsible for recruiting vendors, assigning spaces, recruiting volunteers and running this fundraising event in usually held the first Saturday in December.
Purchase and maintain inventory of holiday gift items that are purchased by children at school during the holiday season. Responsible for set up, break down and coordinating volunteers for the event.
Responsible for handling the yearly PTA membership drive as well as ordering and distributing membership cards. Organizes committee members to be present at Back to School Night, Boo Hoo Breakfast and various selected events.
Mother Son Event
Plan a themed fundraising event for boys and mothers who attend Hawthorne and Columbus Elementary that takes place at Westlake High School in March.
Responsible for organizing an event in which children and families within the elementary school's community can celebrate cultural diversity.
Responsible for the creation of the PTA newsletter for the school community. Collect articles from HES, CES and PTA committees. Write, edit, layout, print and distribute finished newsletter.
Work with the children and teachers at Hawhtorne Elementary to publish books for K-2. End result is a memorable hardcover book that children bring home as a keepsake from their school year.
Coordinate the student art products, using various media to interpret a theme chosen by the national PTA. Must work with National PTA to meet contest deadlines. Plans a celebration for all participants.
Manage the selection (in February with the principals and teachers), set up online ordering (in May) and distribution of school supply packages to families at HES & CES (in August) in coordination with the principals.
Provide information on the special education programs and topics of interest to the parents. Coordinate speaking events and work with the district/staff on school enhancements. This committee also does fundraising to help cover costs.
Responsible for coordinating the Boosterthon Run, sending out information and managing the event with class parent volunteers on the day of the Fun Run.
Coordinates "Welcome Back" Breakfast in September and "Staff Appreciation" Day in May at both Hawthorne and Columbus Elementary.
Organize a Thanksgiving themed bingo event for Hawthorne and Columbus Elementary families in the Columbus Elementary gymnasium in November.
Manages the constant contact emails and the website information.
Parents must have child entering 5th grade. Coordinate the production of the yearbook for the 5th graders. Plan to be present at all important events throughout the year to take pictures and capture memories. Run fundraising events to cover the cost of the yearbook. Coordinate and run the Spring Fling and the 5th Grade Graduation Breakfast.