Summit Drive PTA Committees
Book Fair/Birthday Book Club - The Book Fair is a fundraising event that benefits the
Summit Drive library. The event offers products from a nationally recognized bookseller at competitive prices. Volunteers are needed to help as cashiers and book selectors, and to help with set up and tear down. Birthday Book Club is a way to add books to our school library. Parents can donate a book to the library in the month of their child's birthday. We need a chairperson to help Mrs. Aucoin with this project.
Box Tops for Education and Campbell's Labels - This is a fundraising program where Summit Drive families collect and turn in the “Box Tops” and soup labels found on many grocery products to earn money for our school. Families that do online shopping can do so through www.boxtops4education.com to earn a percentage of their purchase. We need volunteers to help count and bundle labels for submission.
Family Fun Nights - Coordinated family events afterschool, such as Bingo, Skate nights and other events that promote fun family entertainment.
Garden Club/Nature Zone - Volunteer to help our Summit Drive children explore and learn in “The Nature Zone” during lunchtime on (day/s tbd) exploring plant lifecycles, garden growth, and animal residents of the school. OR, volunteer to help with school landscaping design and planning periodic work days on the weekends to maintain the gardens and school landscaping. Whether you know a lot about garden and nature or very little, we welcome your help and can find a volunteer slot to fit your schedule.
Go Green - This committee brings awareness, education and action as to how Summit Drive can further reduce, reuse and recycle at school, at home and in our community. Currently we have two recycling programs: used batteries and Kashi packaging. We also have initiated the Breathe Better (B2) program: an anti-idling campaign to improve air quality.
Health and Wellness - Serves to promote school-wide wellness initiatives and general health awareness. Activities planned for the school year include: Health & Wellness Fair Running Club! We are a CATCH school and participate in the district healthy lunch menu.
Holiday Store - Volunteers would be needed to run a Holiday Store for the children to purchase holidat gifts for family members. Volunteers would purchase items to be sold, run the store, wrap all gifts and distribute to the classrooms.
Hospitality - This committee provides refreshments at PTA events such as Back to School and Family Fun Nights and general membership meetings. The committee would also assist faculty/staff with welcomes or farewells for school officials when requested and appreciation receptions.
Membership - Coordinates the membership registration drive, including collecting and processing membership forms and dues. Issues membership cards and maintains a current list of members.
Nominations - Coordinates filling PTA Board positions. Recruits parents for open positions. Maintains listing of board members for current year and upcoming year. Present a slate of officers at May PTA meeting.
Reflections - Assist in promoting this National Arts Program, collecting entries, categorizing the entries and enforcing contest rules. Most of the work can be done at home during September and October.
Room Parent Coordinator - Solicits volunteers to serve as room parents, bakers, chaperones and general volunteers from each classroom at the beginning of the school year. Compiles contact information by classroom for each teacher.
School Store - Volunteers needed to keep up inventory and work in the store on certain days. It would be up to the chair (and committee) as to how many days to be open.
Fall Carnival - This event is the students' favorite by far: filled with games, face painting, fun inflatables, food and more. Assist chair with set up/clean up, ticket sales, publicity, food, silent auction donations, etc..
S.T.E.A.M. - STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The PTA is happy to launch this new committee with the focus of bringing additional STEAM opportunities to the school and our students. Whereas the mission of the new commitee is still evolving, projects will include the continuation of Jr. FIRST Lego League, enhancements to technology in the classroom, and potential computer programming opportunities.
Summit Star Newsletter - The PTA communications tool used by members during the school year to inform and advertise various PTA and school functions. The chair is responsible for coordinating all information to be included in this publication. We are moving toward electronic/paperless communications.
Teacher/Staff Appreciation - Teacher Appreciation week is the first full week of May. The week usually starts off with an Appreciation Breakfast and culminates with a “Thank You” Car Wash. Also, throughout the week other signs of appreciation are expressed by parents and students throughout the school.
Tutoring/Mentoring - Volunteers needed to work one on one with students as determined by the teachers for reading or math.
Wrapping Paper Sale - Maintains contact with the gift wrap company; distributes catalog and order forms to students; oversees the distribution of merchandise in a timely fashion. Assistance needed when shipment comes in.
Watch D.O.G.S. - WATCH D.O.G.S. ® (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center For Fathering. It began in 1998 in a single school in Springdale, Arkansas and has since grown into a nationally recognized program that has brought hundreds of thousands of fathers and father figures into our nation’s classrooms and hallways. WATCH D.O.G.S. ® has created millions of “in school” volunteer hours and continues to have a tremendously positive impact on the educational process. Today more than 2,276 schools in 41 states plus DC participate in WATCH D.O.G.S.
Under the direction of one of our dads, Mr. Rob Hall, Summit Drive Elementary School is proud that we were the first elementary school to implement WATCH D.O.G.S. in 2011.
Yearbook - This committee collects photographs during the school year and compiles the yearbook. We have gone digital so most of the work can be done at home. You will meet with the vendor early in the fall for instructions, but the bulk of the layout work is done in the winter and is completed by early March.
- To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children.
- To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children.
- To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of this nation.
If you have ideas of something you would like to see added that would benefit the students and families of Summit Drive, please let us hear from you!