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The following are brief descriptions of the Greenvale PTA committees. As you can see, the list is quite long, indicating a need for many volunteers. Please read over the list and consider volunteering for any committees you might find interesting. Volunteering on a PTA committee can be a lot of fun for you, and at the same time, will benefit all of our Greenvale students. Everyone's contribution makes a difference!!!

 

Sign up sheets will be at the last and first PTA meeting of the school years.

 

All chairs are responsible for knowing their budget allocation and requesting funds through the PTA process as necessary.

 

 

Cultural Arts

 

  •        Artist In Residency (3rd & 5th Grade) (February)

Parent volunteers are needed for the three week period that each class will meet, to assist our Artist in Residence and the children in creating works of art. Program is chaired by the Cultural Arts VPs.

 

This committee coordinates the colonial fair, along with Fourth Grade teachers. It transports our fourth graders to the early days of this country’s history.  The fair is held annually in June.

 

  •        Cultural Arts Expo (March)

Create an art display with the works the children created from Artist in Residency Program and Ted Scheu the Poetry Guy.  All works will be featured at the Cultural Arts Expo at March PTA Meeting.

 

  •        Dancing with the Honey Bees Workshop (2nd Grade) (May)

This program is in need of parent volunteers as the children visit the various stations in learning about the Honeybee. Program is chaired by the Cultural Arts VPs.

 

  •        International Day (3rd Grade) (April)

This Committee coordinates International day for our Third Graders along with Third Grade teachers.

 

Special Committees

 

  •        Beautification Committee (Ongoing)

Planning and coordinating spring plantings that will increase the effectiveness and beauty of our school. The Beautification Committee is responsible for keeping up school flower beds and flower pots at the front entrance of the school– including weeding, planting, and mulching. The committee chairperson is responsible for scheduling beautification workdays with the teachers. Some knowledge of plants is desirable but not necessary.

 

  •       Fall Harvest Festival (October)

Coordinates the Fall Harvest Festival held on school grounds in Late October. Generally volunteers are needed to prepare beds for fall plantings, and cultivate a new bed for spring Beautification Committee. Have a series of Fall activities for the children, coordinate donations of baked goods and coffee for volunteers, encourage our school community in the beautification of our school. Coordinate the sale of bulbs, all proceeds from this event go to Beautification Committee for the spring plantings and clean up.

  

  •       Family Math Night (March)

Chairperson organizes a Math night with grade teachers and principal for Greenvale students and their families.

 

  •       Grade Level Historian (Ongoing)

To attend events and activities per grade level and record via photography. Use of digital camera required. Provide Yearbook Chair with photos for creating the montage pages for each specific grade level. For each event, submit a few photos to school secretary to be included in the weekly Echo, must be submitted by Wednesday at 10:00 am for inclusion on Friday. Due to our Echo being online, we are not permitted to show the children's faces, please make certain you have some photos that depict the event without being able to identify the students. Be in charge of your Grade Specific Photo Display in our cafeteria. Please make certain there is at least one photo for each child, either alone or in a group shot.

 

  •       Head Class Parent (Ongoing)

One person is responsible for coordinating all information to be given to class parents. Head Class parent will assist in selecting individual class parents.

 

  •        Mini-Grants (Ongoing)

The mini-grant committee works with the chairperson in distributing application to teachers and reviewing the applications submitted for various projects.

 

  •      Newcomers Welcome Committee (Ongoing)

This committee's goal is to welcome and orient new families to Greenvale. They will contact new families as they enter the school throughout the year and provide them with information to help ease the transition to a new school and community.

Also meet and greet all incoming second graders on the first and second days of school. Direct them to the blacktop and escort them to their designated line. Children line up by class. During these days and a few beyond, there will be signs at the beginning of each line, so that students may find their way.

 

  •       Nominating Committee (January)

This committee is established in January and is responsible for soliciting nominations for the next PTA Executive Committee. After nominations are received, a slate is created by the committee and is presented to the PTA membership at the May meeting. The slate is then voted on at the final PTA Membership meeting in May. This committee is only responsible for filling the executive committee positions (Pres-Elect, 5 VPs, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Membership Officer, Data Communications Officer,  Recording Secretary, and Corresponding Secretary). Committee shall be made up of 5 members, one of whom shall be elected by the Executive Board from its body, and four who shall not be members of the Executive Board and elected at a regular meeting of the association. The chairperson is elected by the Executive Board, from this elected group.

 

  •        PTA Council Representative (Ongoing)

The Greenvale School PTA Council representative attends district-wide PTA Council meetings and acts as liaison between the PTA Council and the Greenvale School PTA. Appointed by President, as per By-Laws.

 

  •       Social Skills Ceremony (June)

Coordinate a Reception for children and their families in the Social Skills Group. Work alongside Mrs. Tucker.

 

  •       Staff Appreciation Luncheon (April)

This committee is responsible for coordinating the annual staff appreciation luncheon. This luncheon is a wonderful morale booster for the entire staff and a great way for the parents to show their appreciation for all they do for our children. 

 

  •        Staff Holiday Breakfast (December):

This committee is responsible for coordinating a Holiday continental breakfast. This breakfast is for all of the staff at GV. It is held in the teacher’s lounge. It is generally a grab and go type breakfast.

 

  •        Staff Welcome Back Breakfast (September):

This committee is responsible for coordinating the welcome back continental breakfast. This breakfast is for all of the staff at GV. It is held in the teacher’s lounge. It is generally a grab and go type breakfast.

 

  •        5th  Grade Graduation Reception (June)

Parents of fourth grade students are needed to help plan and host the reception for the 5th graders, parents, and family.

 

  •        5th Grade Committee (Ongoing)

The committee works with 5th grade teachers, parents, and the principal to plan & organize activities leading up to the Fifth Grade Broadway Trip and Celebration at year end. Two chairpersons are required to head this committee. There are sub-committees as well.

 

o        5th Grade Dance

This committee coordinates the end of the year party/dance for the outgoing 5th grade.  

o        5th Grade Thanksgiving Luncheon

Committee organizes Thanksgiving Luncheon for 5th graders.  

o        5th Grade Video

Committee creates the year end video that is shown at the 5th Grade Dance and provides a copy for each 5th Grader.

o       5th Grade Yearbook Supplement

Committee captures all of the 5th grade moments that are not able to be inserted into our yearbook. Many of the 5th grade events take place after the yearbook is submitted for print. The supplement is only a few pages and is printed during the summer. Chairperson will make certain that all students in 5th grade receive their supplement sometime during the summer months.


  •      3rd Grade Joint Event with Anne Hutchinson  School (TBA)
Event is for the 3rd grade children of both Greenvale and Anne Hutchinson.  The purpose of this event is for the children of both schools to interact while they partake in an enjoyable activity.  This event takes place in the evening.  Chairperson will work closely with chairperson at Anne Hutchinson to plan this event. Chairperson will coordinate this event under the guidance of the President.  Volunteers needed to help event run smoothly.   

  •      4th Grade Joint Event with Anne Hutchinson  School (TBA)
Event is for the 4th grade children of both Greenvale and Anne Hutchinson.  The purpose of this event is for the children of both schools to interact while they partake in an enjoyable activity.  This event takes place in the evening.  Chairperson will work closely with chairperson at Anne Hutchinson to plan this event. Chairperson will coordinate this event under the guidance of the President.  Volunteers needed to help event run smoothly. 


  •      5th Grade Joint Event with Anne Hutchinson  School (TBA)
Event is for the 5th grade children of both Greenvale and Anne Hutchinson.  The purpose of this event is for the children of both schools to interact while they partake in an enjoyable activity.  This event takes place in the evening.  Chairperson will work closely with chairperson at Anne Hutchinson to plan this event. Chairperson will coordinate this event under the guidance of the President.  Volunteers needed to help event run smoothly.   

Ways & Means

 

  •        After School Clubs (Fall & Spring)

Chairperson coordinates educational after school programs such as Science, Drama, Art and Cooking classes. Some summer work will be required to organize the after school program. Responsible for marketing the programs, enrolling students in the programs, coordinating after school club monitor, and ensuring that each is organized.

 

  •        Book Fair (October & Spring)

The Book Fair promotes reading. This is a long standing event that is held twice a year, in the Fall and in Spring. Volunteers are needed in: set-up/clean-up, repacking any unsold books, coordinating return of such, handling sales, and assisting children in finding books. The chairpersons generally create the class schedule with teachers, coordinate the dates with vendor, recruit volunteers, accept delivery of books and help alongside the volunteers.

 

  •        Cash for School Programs (Ongoing)

Encourage community participation and register Greenvale in cash-for-school

programs. Such programs are Amazon.com, Target Red Card, Stop & Shop, BoxTops, and any other appropriate programs you may be able to find.

 

  •      Website Ads - Building Community Unity (Ongoing)

This committee sells advertisement space for our PTA Website to local businesses.Letters should be sent home to families, and local businesses should be contacted, requesting that they support our school by placing an advertisement.

 

  •        Men's Night (October)

 

  •        Family Fun Night

Two family fun nights are scheduled during the school year. Volunteers are needed to help plan and coordinate events and to help with setup. These events will be held jointly with Anne Hutchinson School. Chairpersons are needed for each event.

  1.  Movie Night  ~ Jointly work with AH School to coordinate this event.
  2. BINGO Night~ Jointly work with AH School to coordinate this event.

 

  •       Greenvale Night (June)

Annual outdoor event that takes place the first Thursday in June, on the grounds of the school. This is a fun filled fair that gathers the Greenvale families for food, carnival type games and a variety of activities. Parent volunteers are needed to sell tickets, run raffle, run games and food stands, set-up and take down event.

 

  •       Holiday Boutique (December)

Coordinate the holiday shopping event for students and their families at Greenvale. Volunteers are needed in: set-up/clean-up, repacking any unsold goods, coordinating return of such, handling sales, and assisting children in their shopping. The chairpersons generally create the class schedules with teachers, coordinate the date with vendor, recruit volunteers, accept delivery of goods and help alongside the volunteers.

 

  •       Kids Art

Great fundraiser that creates the children’s artwork into something special! Coordinate the creation of artwork alongside with our Art teacher, send our order forms, collect monies, and distribute items imprinted with the children’s artwork.

 

  •     Ladies Night Out Event (March)

This committee organizes fundraiser held first weekend in November, off school grounds. Generally a social shopping event featuring catalog sales vendors such as Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Jewelry, etc.  Additionally, this event has offered manicure and spa services. It is an enjoyable and social evening well attended by many ladies.

 

  •       School Photos (October)

Volunteers will assist professional photographers on School Picture Days held in October, by helping to sort cards, arranging children and anything else to help the process move smoothly. The chairpersons generally create the class schedule with teachers, coordinate the dates with vendor, recruit volunteers, and help alongside the volunteers.

 

  •      School Supplies Committee (May – September)

School supply committee works closely with the supplier and lead teachers.  Volunteers will update each grade's supply list, create and distribute order forms, market school supply sale to parents, tally orders and assist in distributing supply kits to appropriate classrooms in September prior to the first day of school. 

 

  •      Tees & Sweats (Ongoing)

School t-shirts are available for order for each child. Volunteers work with chairperson to send out order forms, collect money from parents, order merchandise and help distribute once the order is received. Tees, Sweatshirts and sweatpants are also sold to families during the school year as a fundraiser.

 

  •        Yearbook (September – April)

Chairperson oversees production and distribution of our annual Greenvale yearbook, a wonderful memory for our students and their families.  Responsible for overall layout design, budget, cover design, class and portrait pages, club pages, staff pages, etc, and publisher deadlines. You will be the publisher’s main contact. Should be proficient with digital photos. Photo editing software, and scanning experience a must, or must be willing to learn. Additionally, chairperson is responsible to make certain that there are photos of ALL students on individual class pages, prior to submitting for print (includes new students to district). 

Assistant Chairperson is responsible for administrative functions in respect to yearbook. This includes conducting sales campaigns, collecting orders and payments, maintaining a database of orders and preparing reports for year end distribution.  You will assist chairperson in the layout of book if necessary.

  

* Please note, Committee Chairpersons are selected by the executive committee, as per PTA by-laws. Most will be selected during the summer months, so that committees may start their planning as early as possible.