Committee Chair Descriptions

Art Docent
Help teach in your child’s classroom once a month discussing art concepts from a fine art print and organize an art activity based on the print (materials and art prints provided). Usually 1 hour a month.

Assemblies
Work with Cedar Wood staff and PTA exec team to coordinate and schedule school assemblies.

Audit Committee
Three PTA members review the financial records and fill out an audit checklist. Accountants are welcome but checkbook balancing skills are sufficient. Audits are scheduled at the convenience of the auditors and can be outside of school hours. (~2 hours Jan. & June)

Before and After School Programs
We need a chairperson for this program. This person would communicate information to school and parents.

Birthday Book Club
Work with Mr. Smith to implement the library’s Birthday Book Club. Distribute and collect forms.

Book Fair
Held twice a year during student conference week in October and March. Various 1-2 hour shifts helping set-up or take down in library…or selling books during the fair. Book fair is open 8:30-9:15 am and 1-4 pm, and one evening.

Communications/Website
Help maintain and update the Cedar Wood PTA website. This is a year long commitment and time per week varies upon volume of information updated. Approximately 1-2 hours/week.

Community Partners (Box Tops/Labels for Education etc…)
Help promote passive fundraisers to generate free money for our school such as Box Tops, Labels for Education, and programs such as Fred Meyer Community partners, Target RED Card and more! Volunteers needed to process labels and promote programs.

Community Outreach
Help organize and announce community outreach events. Help collect and deliver donations. Opportunities are available for those who can commit only 30 minutes or a few hours. (30+ minutes, various dates)

Directory
We are looking for someone to do next years directory. Distribute forms and collect contact information and permission from all families for the Friendship Directory. Create directory, organize printing of directories, and distribute to students. September – October.

Family Fun
Plan and assist with evening events for Cedar Wood families. Approximately 4  events a year.

Grants
Apply for grants to benefit school programs and activities.

Junior Achievement
Teach 5 one-hour sessions in classrooms over 5 weeks at a time/month agreed upon with classroom teacher.Materials and training provided; just bring your enjoyment of kids. (~ 5 hours total.)

Advocacy
Monitor current legislation and inform the PTA of issues that involve children and education. Volunteers can access email updates and other sources from home and report information as needed.

Membership
Collect membership forms and payment. Enter member information in to the state PTA database. Distribute membership cards. Participate in various PTA member building activities throughout the year

Parent Education
Coordinate and schedule education programs for parents.1-3 events/year.

Popcorn Buddies
Help prepare and serve popcorn one Friday a month during lunches

Reflections
Assist with student participation in the national Reflections art program competition. Both creative and administrative opportunities are available, many of which can be done at home. (1+ hours, Fall)

Room Parent Coordinator
Communicate information to the room parents of each class via email, including school and PTA news, teacher’s birthday, and information on staff appreciation week.

Spirit Wear
Assist with tallying orders (Oct. /Nov.) and distributing items (December).

Staff Appreciation
Assist with various events to demonstrate appreciation for Cedar Wood staff members. Periodically provide food for monthly staff meals (dessert, soup, salad, etc.)

Volunteer Coordinator
Collection and organization of volunteer interest forms at the beginning of the year. Give contact information of interested persons to Committee Chairs. Help recruit volunteers for various events.

Yearbook Committee
Help put together and publish the school yearbook. Any computer or digital scrapbooking experience is great

5th Grade Tea
Assist 5th grade teachers with event. Once a year- Spring (Usually 4th grade parents).

Watch D.O.G.S
Assist with coordinating the national Watch Dog program at CW. (1-2 events)