PTO Committees

 

Assemblies Committee

Purpose:  Work to recruit and book three trimester assemblies per year:  one in the Fall, one in the Winter, and one in the Spring.  Must coordinate dates and confirm performances with PTO President and School Principal prior to booking.  Resources for assembly ideas are abundant.  Time commitment is fairly minimal, so this is easily a one-person job, but it is helpful if you can be present at each assembly to greet performers and assist with coordination needs.

Chair:

Email dlangepto@gmail.com for contact information and volunteer opportunities.

 

Bobcat Run Committee

Purpose: One of our biggest and best fundraisers!  This jog-a-thon event is something our kids look forward to every year!  In the months (starting Dec 2011) leading up to the event, we need help with soliciting donations of food and raffle prizes.  Before the event, we need help sorting and copying pledge sheets to send home.  During the event, we need help setting up the field, counting student laps, cheering students on, and handing out student snacks and water, and cleaning up!  After the event, we need help tallying donations and distributing raffle prizes to students.

Co-Chairs:

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Boxtops Committee

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Chair:

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Buddy’s Garden Committee

Purpose: Volunteers are needed to maintain garden equipment, research and schedule guest lecturers for garden lessons (lots of school families in agriculture can contribute), keep boxes free of weeds, seek seed and plant donations, update teacher binders, serve as liason for Master Gardener consultants, etc.

Chair:

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Campus Clean-Up Committee

Purpose: Assist with weeding, pruning, picking up trash, raking leaves, planting flowers and other general campus beautification.

Chair:

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Escrip Committee

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Chair:

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Fall Food Drive Committee

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Chair:

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Family Movie Night Committee

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Chair:

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Family Reading Night Committee

Purpose:  This fun evening/school family event takes place in the Fall (usually September or early October), soon after the school year begins. School families are invited to come join us for a snack, a fun evening of listening to books read by prominent community members/guest readers, and a book exchange.  This committee works on creating a theme for the year’s reading night, booking the guest readers, securing snacks for participants, scheduling rooms and the appropriate theme decorations, and publicizing the event to school families.  A Scholastic Book Fair (chaired separately) is also usually held in conjunction with this event, so coordination with that committee and themes may coincide.

Chair:

Email dlangepto@gmail.com for contact information and volunteer opportunities.

 

Genevieve’s Fall Fundraiser Committee

Purpose: This sale of wrapping paper and other goods from Genevieves’s is one of our biggest and best fundraisers of the year.  Help with counting packets; promotions; collecting, verifying and sorting order forms; and sorting and distributing orders to classrooms when they come in.

Co-Chairs:

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Grandparent’s Day Committee

Purpose: Help welcome and sign-in grandparents, direct visitors to classrooms, etc.

Chair:

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Grants Committee

Purpose: Research available grants to match with teachers or school-wide projects in need of funding, and write the grant proposals.

Chair:

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Hot Team

Purpose: Help teachers and other school staff with miscellaneous projects (copying, cutting, etc.) throughout the year.  There is a box in the Office Work Room at school that the PTO Hot Team checks regularly for these projects.  FINGERPRINTS ARE NOT REQUIRED IF YOU ARE IN THE WORKROOM ONLY.

Chair:

Email dlangepto@gmail.com for contact information and volunteer opportunities.

 

Labels for Education Committee

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Chair:

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Open House Committee

Purpose: Open House showcases all the student’s hard work late in the Spring.  Help with preparing displays of  student art work in the MPR, and possibly managing a silent auction, or food/spirit gear sale plans.

Chair:

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Popcorn Parties Committee

Purpose: Make popcorn in PTO’s old-fashioned popcorn machine and serve to students in classrooms at reward parties.

Chair:

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Red Ribbon Week Committee

Purpose: Help plan for and distribute student gifts and recognition events during this week-long National Drug Prevention campaign.

Chair:

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Scholastic Book Fair Committee

Purpose:  The school runs 1-2 Scholastic Book Fairs per school year:  one in the Fall to coincide with Family Reading Night, and sometimes another in the Spring to coincide with Open House.  Volunteers are needed to assist with preparations, decorations, set up and running store hours over the course of a week.  All profits benefit the school library in the form of new books for our students.

Chair:

Email dlangepto@gmail.com for contact information and volunteer opportunities.

 

Spirit Gear Committee

Purpose: Help with ordering, sales and distribution of school t-shirts, sweatshirts, magnets, etc. throughout the year.  Also help to staff product tables at major school events (Back to School Night, Open House, Kindergarten Round-up, etc.)

Chair:

Email dlangepto@gmail.com for contact information and volunteer opportunities.

 

STAR Testing Snacks Committee

Purpose: Order and distribute snacks to all classrooms taking STAR testing daily during the two weeks of testing.  Exact dates to be determined, but usually takes place in April/May.

Chair:

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Teacher Appreciation Week Committee

Purpose: Assist with planning student recognition of teachers, teacher luncheon and various recognition events, and solicitation of donations for teacher gifts.

Chair:

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Website Committee

Purpose:  Keep the PTO website updated with current information on PTO functions at school and within the community, and ensures that all facets of the website remain functional.

Chair:  Christian Gardner

Email dlangepto@gmail.com for contact information and volunteer opportunities.

 

Yearbook Committee

Purpose:  Work all year round to take and gather pictures from school events, and then in early spring begins to compile this information to create a unique yearbook, which is sold at little or no profit to Lange students, so they can carry the memories of their grade school years well into the future!  This committee also is involved in administering a popular yearbook cover contest among Lange students.

Chair:

Email dlangepto@gmail.com for contact information and volunteer opportunities.

 

Year-End DVD Show Committee

Purpose: Help compile a year of memories with creation of the year-end DVD show, which all students view in the Multipurpose Room on the last day of school!

Chair:

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