V.A.B.H.O.E. PTA COMMITTEES For future reference, please keep this list handy. FUNDRAISING Family Fun Day & Carnival – Volunteers help market the carnival, collect sponsorships, gather donations from the community, pre-sell admission wristbands to students, bake goodies for the day of the carnival, and staff the carnival with parent volunteers and teachers. Gift Wrap & Candy Sales – Volunteers help compile orders, organize packages and verify funds. Students sell candy and gift wrap to family and friends by completing order forms. Delivery of items is in time for the holidays. Children’s Holiday Store- Gifts (purchased wholesale) are sold to the students for their holiday needs. Teachers will also shop at a designated time. Volunteers sell merchandise and gift wrap. SCHOOL RELATIONS Holiday Lunch- Plan and organize holiday lunch for the school’s office. Teacher Appreciation Week- Plan and organize lunch and additional thank yous for our teachers. Reading Nights- Coordinate hospitality for Dr. Rubin’s 3 special Reading Nights. Secretarial Appreciation Events- Plan and organize holiday lunch for secretarial and administrative staff members and additional thank yous for our secretarial and administrative staff members throughout the year. Historian Event Photographer- Create visuals via photographs of events that take place at VABHOE and create a “yearbook” at the end of the school year. PLEASE TURN OVER COMMUNITY RELATIONS Community Partnerships- Work with organizations that we have partnered with to provide community services to that organization (i.e. JAFCO). Thanksgiving Baskets - Organize items to give to the needy in our community. HOA Liaison- Serve as a liaison between VABHOE and local HOA. Meetings and be a point person for communications/issues re: community HOA as they impact VABHOE and vice versa. EDUCATION Book Fair - This event happens twice a year and gives students an opportunity to purchase books appropriate to their grade level. Volunteers help younger students select books and collect payments for items sold. Box Tops/ Labels for Education- Box Tops and Labels for Education are collected from VABHOE students and tabulated. Cultural Arts Day - This event showcases artists from the community who share their talents and expertise with our students. Volunteers work on obtaining artist commitments, scheduling, booklet preparation, hospitality and more. Feeder Pattern - Attend Region Feeder Pattern meetings and report information to VABHOE and PTA. Legislative Affairs- Follow and advise membership on major issues of educational concern during the Florida Legislative Session and throughout the school year. Principal’s Honor Roll and Awards - Honor and recognize students who achieve straight A-1-A’s on their report cards at the end of each grading period. Volunteers help with hospitality, certificates and goodie bags. Teacher Grant Committee- Committee reviews and considers grant proposals submitted by teachers to fund special classroom projects. Study Groups – Parents Workshops - Organize guest speakers for two to three presentations at evening PTA meetings. Legislative Affairs- Keep up to date on proposed legislation and how it impacts us and report to PTA Volunteer Coordinator Clinic- Volunteers needed to administer TLC, Band- Aids, ice and hugs in VABHOE’s clinic. Chairperson will maintain a schedule of volunteers to staff the clinic throughout the year. Class Parent/ Level Leaders- Collect data to search for classroom parents. Identify class parents and distribute lists to each class indicating the classroom parents(s) and their contact information. Serve as a liaison between teachers and students. Coordinate volunteers to help with class parties, field trips, and to assist VABHOE/MDPS. United Way Campaign- VABHOE supports the community by donating to the Untied Way Campaign. Room parents and volunteers needed to assist Mr. Babbit, the school site facilitator of VABHOE’s United Way efforts, by helping with bake sales. Book Fair- This event happens twice a year and gives students an opportunity to purchase books appropriate to their grade level. Volunteers help younger students select books. Vision and Hearing- Assist VABHOE/ MDPS by creating a group of volunteers to facilitate screenings for all classes. Heights and Weights- Assist VABHOE/ MDPS by creating a group of volunteers to facilitate screenings for all classes. Kindergarten Graduation- Plan and coordinate the Kindergarten Graduation and Fundraising. Designate a treasurer. Fifth Grade Graduation Committee- Plan and coordinate the Fifth Grade Graduation, Yearbook, and Party with Level 5 teachers. Designate a treasurer.