Committee work is a terrific opportunity for parents and caregivers to be directly involved in a student’s educational experience. Participation is open to everyone. All committees should consist of a minimum of 3 persons; the more the better. To join a committee, email us at email@example.com
Promotes advocacy on behalf of children and family engagement and any purposes as outlined in section 2 of the ByLaws in a non-partisan manner and without jeopardizing 501(c)3 status.
Identifies opportunities to show appreciation and celebrate success. Some events include the school year welcoming celebration, the year-end celebration, and staff and teacher celebrations and recognitions.
a. Staff Appreciation
b. Volunteer Recognition
c. Yearbook – The yearbook committee documents the year for students, staff and families and works with third party vendors to produce a yearbook at the end of the year. This includes taking original photography, gathering third party submitted photography and the responsibility for overseeing compliance with parent/guardian permission on publication.
Responsible for audits and financial reviews including monthly and annual financial reviews and an audit upon the exit of any elected officer of the Board of Directors.
This committee will help ensure we are valuing our difference and similarities as a community. The committee will help set goals and provide opportunities for SWES members to interact with and continue knowing each other. It will also help ensure the PTA is representing the concerns and goals of the diverse community at SWES. Diversity and Inclusion helps ensure the PTA is a welcome environment for all genders, ethnicities and beyond.
This committee works with the Board and Administration, teachers and staff to oversee the Educational Enhancement for our SWES students. This includes coordinating Mini-Grants, software support, and funding for Specials.
Environmental Support* – Helps ensure an appropriate school community environment for safe, supportive learning. Projects like sensory walks, landscaping, trash management, exterior art, and many others are so appreciated by our school and families.
Oversees all fundraising on behalf of the PTA. Attends meetings and planning sessions for the three primary fundraisers (Boosterthon, Book Fair, Restaurant Nights). Assists in grant writing and approaching businesses for sponsorships and donations. Committee members collaborate with the Fundraising chair and assist as needed. Many hands make light work!
This committee includes the coordinators for the three primary fundraisers:
Fundraising committee oversees passive fundraisers such as restaurant nights and box tops as well as corporate rebates programs. These duties can be assigned to coordinators. This committee will also work closely with other committees to achieve goals set collaboratively (ie- Art fundraiser, STEM grants, etc.).
The membership committee is responsible for creating and implementing a membership plan, promoting membership throughout the year, providing membership reports at PTA board and association meetings, collecting dues, and distributing membership cards. They also monitor volunteer interests and share contact information with committees seeking volunteers.
Identifies talented, motivated and responsible people to serve as officers of the PTA.
Organizes and supports the reflections arts program. Learn about Reflections, a 50+ year old arts program started by the PTA.
This committee oversees programs and events for the SWES community. These include but are not limited to Talent Show, Art and Music nights, STEM Night, Social and Emotional support, and other exciting community building programs. The committee should be composed of coordinators for these events.