Parent Association's Committee Descriptions
After School Program This program provides students
with a fun, safe and supervised environment after school hours.
Classes are enriching and entertaining and are all taught by
Auction This event raises funds to support art,
music and science residency programs. A live auction, mystery
bags, class baskets and raffle offer fun and unique items.
Volunteers are needed for donating auction and raffle items,
planning, set-up, clean-up, soliciting donations and baking.
Backpack News This bi-monthly PA publication
serves the entire school community. Learn about all of the
upcoming Parents' Association events and school events, as well as
get updates from administrators and teachers.
Fall Fundraiser We offer a variety of gifts and candy
to sell to family and friends. Big sellers are eligible to win
some great prizes! Volunteers are needed to help organize order
forms and distribute merchandise.
Career Day Professionals come from all walks of life
meet with students to talk about their exciting careers. Many of
the professionals come from our parent community. This is a
favorite among students! Volunteers are needed to contact
participants, set-up, clean up and prepare food for the luncheon.
Games, prizes rides and family fun is what it's all about.
This event takes place on school grounds in the spring. Volunteers
are needed for entertainment, set-up, clean-up, manning game
booths, rides, refreshment and prize tables.
Each class has Class Parents who work closely with the
teacher to support classroom activities and prepare class lists.
Community Affairs Help keep the school body
informed of important events in the neighborhood. Volunteers
attend meetings of the Civic Association, Community boards 6 and
the 112th Precinct and work with the Community Affairs Liaison.
Fifth Grade Committee The 5th Grade Committee assists with special 5th grade activities and graduation.
Halloween Party Generally held on the Saturday prior
to Halloween, it offers games, food, music, dancing, costume
contest, and a special Halloween show. It's a great time for all!
Volunteers are needed for decorating, clean up, baking, running
games, supervision and security.
Holiday Boutique We offer the children a variety of
holiday gifts to purchase for their friends and family, as kids'
prices! Volunteers are needed for set-up, clean up and assisting
the children with purchases.
Hospitality Our hospitality committee provides
refreshments for PA meetings, special events and on occasion for
school sponsored events. Responsibilities include purchasing food
and beverages prior to the scheduled event. If you shop for your
family, you can help without much of a time commitment.
In School Volunteers
This committee promotes parent volunteerism in the school.
Activities have included cataloging books in the school library,
lunchtime supervision and Learning Leaders tutoring program.
Kids Care (coat drive) This committee collects gently
used coats and clothing that are picked up by local family
shelters. This event usually takes place over a two-day period,
during the morning hours after students are dropped off fore
school. Volunteers are needed to sort clothing and prepare them
for pick-up by shelters.
Membership The Membership Committee encourages
parents to volunteer for one of our PA committees. We maintain a
list of all members who may be contacted when we need special
services. This committee also maintains the PA's e-mail group and
may solicit member donations.
Nominating The Nominating Committee runs the
elections for the PA board and School Leadership Team (SLT).
Volunteers are needed for preparing and collecting ballots,
distributing profiles of the candidates and tallying votes.
Picture Day Class and individual photos are taken
early in the school year. The Chairperson of this committee works
closely with the photography studio to coordinate the photo
sessions and handles any "customer service" issues that may arise.
Volunteers are needed to assist children before being photographed
and to distribute photo packages when they are delivered to the
school. Additional assistance may be needed on picture re-take
Plant Sale This committee runs a plant and gift sale
prior to Mother's Day. We offer the children, parents and staff a
variety of seasonal plants and gifts to purchase. Volunteers are
needed for set-up, clean up and assisting with purchases.
Pre-K/K Liaison The Grade Parent(s) for Pre-K and K
also serve as the Pre-K/K Liaison. They host a "Welcome Breakfast"
to help new parents get acquainted with the school and PA and
provide support on any issues that may arise.
Programs This committee coordinates various programs
for both students and parents during the year. Special programs
are held during school assemblies or take the form of parent
workshops or participatory performing arts workshops for families.
Safety This committee meets
monthly with administrative and custodial staff regarding
matters of repair and maintenance. Members of our Safety
Committee also sit on the DOE's mandated Safety Committee for
our school and have input regarding security protocol. All
outstanding safety issue and parent concerns can be brought to
the attention of the appropriate staff member by the parent
members of the committee.
School Supply Kits This committee coordinates the orders and delivery of the school supply kits. The pre-packaged kits are tailored to the teachers' requests.
Staff Appreciation In June, the Pa hosts a luncheon
for all teachers, administrators and staff who work so hard all
year round. Volunteers are needed for set-up, clean up and
preparing food and desserts.