PTA Committees & Events

Committees

 

PTA COMMITTEES & PROGRAMS

Crocker Highlands is lucky to have a strong, committed and talented parent community willing to help support our children in many ways. We ask each family to identify one (or more!) committee to join–there are opportunities to volunteer in ways that work for everyone. Some volunteer opportunities require as little as one hour of your time. For more information, please contact Jennifer Cohen and Tamara Shannon at volunteer@crockerschool.org.

 

AUCTION - March, 2012

The auction is our biggest fundraiser, raising $97,000 in 2009! A silent and live auction, dinner and dancing–we count on the participation of many parents to make this a success. To get involved, contact Lisa Thorne and Tamara Zirkle at auction@crockerschool.org.

 

DAD’s CLUB

This group’s mission is to put on events that develop and support community, as well as to help with many of the PTA fundraising events throughout the year. Everyone welcome! Contact Eric Ellison at dadsclub@crockerschool.org to get involved.

 

SCHOOL EQUITY COMMITTEE

Crocker Parents are invited to join  in the work of the School Equity Committee formally known as the  Diversity Committee.  We value your involvement. Your thinking. Your advice.  Please find more details and our schedule here.

 

GARDENING & PLAYGROUND COMMITTEE

The team organizes workdays, and any special projects as needed to improve our schoolyard. We are looking for a volunteer to chair the committee. Contact Jennifer Cohen and Tamara Shannon at volunteer@crockerschool.org to get involved.

 

GRANT WRITING

Our team searches and applies for grants for capital items, programs and events. To get involved, contact Meena Dea at grants@crockerschool.org

 

GREEN COMMITTEE

Crocker Highlands is working on a number of green initiatives, including zero-waste lunches and composting. To get involved, contact at volunteer@crockerschool.org.

 

LIBRARY COMMITTEE

This committee supports library programs through development, maintenance, event/volunteer coordination and book & material selection. To get involved, contact Lisa Hobbs at library@crockerschool.org.

 

LUNCHROOM/PLAYGROUND VOLUNTEERS

The staff counts on parents to supervise in the lunchroom (11:30-1:30) and on the playground (11:45-1:30). This is a great opportunity to get to know a lot of kids, as well as adults at school. Covering one lunch hour including playground time is 45 minutes. Contact Lisa Puntillo at volunteer@crockerschool.org.

 

SHADES OF GREEN – Fall 2012

Shades of Green Home & Garden Tour is a fundraiser showcasing homes in the neighborhood, and attracting the support of the public–a great opportunity to raise money from outside our school community. The planning begins soon; in 2008 Shades raised over $40,000! This is a bi-annual event. To get involved, contact Anna Scott at shadesofgreen@crockerschool.org.

 

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

This group helps to update the computer lab in school, as well as works on the Crocker web site and other tech projects. To get involved, contact Todd Marshburn at technology@crockerschool.org.

Programs

 

After School Programs Committee

Helps bring fee-based before and after school activities to the students at the school. Scholarships are available for every class. Examples of activities include Chess Club and Drama.

Book Fair Committee

Held in the fall and is a fundraiser for the Arthurine Crosse Library. You can shop for holiday gifts at this event and provide for a better school library at the same time. Students also get to hear from a real live children’s book author.

Carnival Committee

In May, on a Saturday, we host a simple but fun family Carnival. There are carnival games, prizes and a café; the kids love this one! Each class is responsible for one booth. Everyone is welcomed, including siblings, friends and neighbors.

Children’s Advocacy

Educating parents on policy issues as they relate to children and education is the job of the Children’s’ Advocacy group.

Craft Fair

The Craft Fair is a lab for capitalism at its best. Students make and sell their own wares on a Saturday before the holiday season and keep their earnings.

Directory Committee

Need that phone number, e-mail or mailing address of someone in your child’s class? The Directory is your source for contact information for all students at Crocker Highlands.

Health and Safety Committee

Our Health and Safety team shares information concerning creating the health and wellness of our children.

Hospitality Committee

Our Hospitality team is always filling a back table with goodies for our PTA’s General Association meetings. They also coordinate monthly Teacher Appreciation Lunches.

New Parent Outreach

Our New Parent Outreach committee runs several information sessions a year to help show our school to prospective parents. It also facilitates the Buddy Program, which hooks up new parents with seasoned families for a more confident start at Crocker.

Community Service Day Committee

Organizes a Service Day during the year .

Room Parents Coordinator

Makes sure each class has at least one Room parent (preferably two) and one Treasurer.

Volunteer Coordinator

Whenever a program needs a hand, our Volunteer Coordinator puts out the call to deliver the bodies to complete a task.

Website

Our website contains most of the information and links to navigate most of what happens at school. We are always looking for more volunteers to help manage and deliver excellent content.

Wishlist

The PTA maintains a Wish List for various items that teachers and staff may want for their classroom or the school.

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