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 REDCard and more! Volunteers needed to process labels and promote programs.

Community Action: 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: 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: Assist with evening events for Cedar Wood families at the school.Various 1-3 hour activities.

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.)

Legislative Issues: 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.Mostly in the fall.

Newsletter: Help write the Cedar Wood PTA Newsletter that is posted on the PTA website. (approximately 3 per year)

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

Popcorn Day: Help prepare and serve popcorn one Friday a month during lunches.

Rachel’s Challenge: Assist CW counselor, Mr. Coleman, in implementing activities and providing prep work to support the Rachel’s Challenge program at Cedar Wood.

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 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 Celebration: Meet with 5th grade teachers; then purchase food, drinks, paper goods and host this celebration.Planning starts in May and celebration is in late June (Usually 4th grade parents).

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 program. 1-2 events.