PTA COMMITTEES

PTA committees cover enrichment, fundraising, and volunteering in every corner of the school.  Here's a breakdown of what we do:

EXECUTIVE BOARD POSITIONS 

COMMITTEES

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Gifts and Grants

Preschool Representatives

BACK-TO-SCHOOL COMMITTEES

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BUS SAFETY:

Help coordinate volunteers to ride the bus the first week of school, calling parents and following up.

​LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS:

Offering an invaluable service to the school.  Our volunteers work once a week (or once every 2 weeks) shelving books, checking-out materials and helping with the children’s book selections. Shift lengths vary from 45 minutes to 2 hours. 

SCHOOL PHOTOS:

​Our volunteers ensure that this well-oiled machine takes pictures and retakes of all students and staff.

​SCHOOL SUPPLIES:

Taking the pain out of back to school shopping.  Our volunteers ensure that your school supplies are on your child's desk for meet the teacher day.

 

​WELCOME BACK COMMITTEE:

To provide a visible presence to our Miller Driscoll families, particularly incoming families, early in the school year. A chance for parents to meet PTA members, find out who we are, join, etc...

 

​CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS COMMITTEES

​BOOK SWAP:

Help coordinate the swap, collecting books, organizing volunteers and set-up and break-down of the event.

FINE ARTS:

Choose performances for the children of the school.  They will research and review the performers, book the performances and oversee and help on the day of the performance.

OUTDOOR LEARNING CENTER:

Assist in the maintenance of the outdoor classroom, including planting, weeding, and clean-up. Gardening experience not needed. This is a great way to get involved and help keep this truly unique outdoor space beautiful for all the children and teachers. 

We are always looking for volunteers to help us with a kids’ event or to help maintain the OLC. 

​​​PUMPKIN CARVING:

Takes place in October​ for all students K-2

REFLECTIONS:

National PTA's Reflection programs seeks students in Pre-K through Grade 12 to create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. The theme for the 2019-2020 program year is Look Within. Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.    

VISITING AUTHOR:

An annual spring event

WOMEN IN HISTORY:

An honor to famous women in history, volunteers dress up and visit classrooms.

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEES

We are thankful to the expertise and commitment of our volunteers spreading the word about what we do and when we are doing it.

SCHOOLHOUSE SCOOP:

Our school newsletter.  Crafted and created every two weeks to fill you in on all the latest goings on at school.

WEBMASTER:

Creating and developing a relevant web presence for our members.

​FUNDRAISING

DIRECTORY:

Assist with setup and maintaining the Miller-Driscoll directory through MobileArq

 

LIBRARY BOOK FAIR:

Help with one or more aspects of the fundraiser (e.g., set-up, sales, wish lists) During parent /teacher conference days in November.

​BOX TOPS:

Cut out and collect coupons on all general mills products.  Bring them into your class.  Our dedicated volunteers count and submit Box Tops twice a year.  

SPRING CARNIVAL:

Family Fun event held in April features rides, games and fun for the entire family!

SPIRITWEAR:

Our dedicated committee oversees all aspects of our merchandise, from design to sale.  We hope you will show your Miller Driscoll spirit by purchasing a t-shirt, sweatshirt, car magnet and more!

 

THE GIVING TREE:

The Miller-Driscoll PTA started the Giving Tree tradition to harness the generosity of parents who would like to give directly to our classrooms and special areas. Teachers are given the opportunity to create a wish list of reasonable items to enhance their classrooms.

​HOSPITALITY COMMITTEES

 

HOSPITALITY:

Providing luncheons and treats for staff at events during the year.  Especially during teacher appreciation week in May.

KINDERGARTEN SOCIAL:

Help plan and execute this event to provide a social gathering for Kindergarten parents in the fall.

SECOND GRADE PICNIC:

Second grade parents are needed to assist in numerous ways (e.g., food, games, entertainment) with this all-day graduation Picnic in June.

VOLUNTEER COMMITTEES

ART ANGEL:

Miller-Driscoll art teachers could use some extra hands to help with supply and portfolio preparation for our students. Other projects include putting up and removing displays and t-shirt prep for painting. The group of volunteers will be meeting every other week on Mondays from 11:30-12:30 during non-art class hours. Contact Jen Driscoll if you are interested in volunteering. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Assist in facilitating programs such as coat drive, Valentine Cards for seniors, Caring Kits, etc.

 

GREEN TEAM:

Organize, promote and manage Zero Waste Initiatives as well as environmental educational programs for the school.

SPRING CONCERT HELPER:

Responsible for helping the Music and Art Departments prepare t-shirts for the Spring Music Concerts. 

ROOM REPRESENTATIVE:

Assist teachers as needed, organize volunteers for field trips and class parties, call parents when necessary and host a class coffee at the start of the year. (Room Reps are chosen by lottery and the parents selected will be notified during the summer.)

LOST AND FOUND:

Help organize and display lost items four times a year.

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