School Committee Descriptions
Additional volunteer opportunities at your child's school!
PTA members also volunteer on school-based committees. The school building administration oversees the activities of these committees.
Beautification, Decorating, Crafts (Primary Schools)
Volunteers on these committees contribute to the uniqueness of our beloved primary schools. Enter Hemlock, Homestead, and Locust and you will find the halls, windows and courtyards filled with crafts and decorations galore made by students and parents – that will sure to bring a smile to any five-year-old or forty-year-old.
Book Swap (Stratford)
Students bring books from home that they no longer need to "swap" with new books donated by other schoolmates. The books are collected and sorted by volunteers the week before the swap. Any remaining books are donated to a local charity that distributes books to libraries and schools in need across our region.
Box Tops (K-5 Schools)
A box top coordinator(s) is a volunteer who runs the Box Tops program at their school. The coordinator helps raise awareness and motivate supports about the school's Box Tops Program, communicate the school's earnings progress to school supporters, and organize and submit all the Box Tops collected by the school. The school administration is responsible for the Box Tops program, and the coordinator works directly with the school principal.
Chess (Some K-5 Schools)
The name says it all, but you don’t need to know how to play chess to volunteer for this committee. Yes, it is true! Volunteers assist and supervise the children in learning and playing this wonderful game of strategy. Chess club times vary by school.
Holiday Craft Fair – Stewart School
Deck the halls with homemade crafts made by the students of Stewart School. The Holiday Craft Fair is a long-standing tradition at Stewart School designed to introduce service learning to our students. If you want to spread some cheer and can dream up homemade craft ideas for little elves to create, this is the committee for you. Not so crafty? No problem! You can volunteer on Craft Fair Day when the crafts sold to the students. All net proceeds from the craft fair are donated to local charities selected by the students.
Hospitality – PTA Meetings (Some Schools)
Sometimes refreshments are needed for our PTA school events. This committee will help with the set-up of the refreshments for the meetings.
Indoor Recess (Primary Schools)
These committees are known as Literacy at Lunch at Hemlock - Homestead and Inclement Weather at Locust. While the names might be different, the work of these committees is the same. Provide fun activities and events for students on the days when they just can’t get outside for recess. These committees are a wonderful way to be with your child and their classmates during the school day.
Parent Volunteer Corps (High School)
The Parent Volunteer Corps (PVC) is "on-call" to provide assistance with High School events. The PVC members receive an email when the school needs assistance. PVC members can volunteer when it works best for their schedule. At the High School volunteers assemble packets and mailings for the Guidance and Main Office, assist with Mini-College Fairs, and the pre-prom event.
School Libraries (K-5 Schools)
Our school libraries are very busy places and volunteers help provide our librarians an extra set of hands. Responsibilities vary by school. If you have a few hours to give back to your school, this is a great way to help out.
Spirit Week (K-5 Schools)
Spirit Week activities engage and involve all district families and the community to participate in the excitement of Homecoming. This Committee works directly with school administration to help organize and assist with Spirit Week activities at the primary, elementary and middle schools. This Committee has Committee Chairperson and School Building Representatives.
Yearbooks (1st and 5th Grades)
Students in first and fifth grade receive memory books of their time at their primary and elementary school. Volunteers help organize the contents and the layout of the yearbooks and work with either school staff or the publisher to produce a treasured memory for years to come.