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 (click for descriptions)

Board of Directors Positions

COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR:

Produces the Schoolhouse Scoop PTA Newsletter.  Crafted and created at the beginning of each month to fill you in on all the latest goings on at school.

HOSPITALITY CHAIR(S):

NOMINATING CHAIR(S):

GIFTS & GRANTS CHAIR(S):

Manage start-up grants to all teachers at the beginning of the year and gifts and grants throughout the year. Organize the PTA Giving Tree to harness the generosity of parents who would like to give directly to our classrooms and specials areas.

PRESCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE(S):

SEPTA (SPECIAL EDUCATION PTA) REPRESENTATIVE:

Committees

WELCOME BACK COMMITTEE:

To provide a visible presence to our Miller-Driscoll families, particularly incoming families, early in the school year. Also responsible for coordinating bus safety rides and playground meetups.

WEB DESIGNER:

Creating and developing a relevant web presence for our members.

FUNDRAISING

LIBRARY BOOK FAIR:

Help with one or more aspects of the fundraiser (e.g., set-up, sales, wish lists) in the fall.

 

SCHOOL PHOTOS:

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

SPRING CARNIVAL:

Family fun event held in the spring featuring rides, games, food trucks, face painting, and spirit wear sales!

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!

​EDUKIT/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.

BOX TOPS:

Educate parents on how to use the Box Tops app to scan store receipts, find participating products, and add cash to our school's earnings online. 

 

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

​BOOK SWAP:

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

PERFORMING ARTS ASSEMBLIES:

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. ​​​

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. 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 that brings an established author to school to present to the students.

WOMEN IN HISTORY:

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

ACADEMIC LIAISON TO SCHOOL:

Coordinates with school team leaders to support classroom experiences.

HOSPITALITY

HOSPITALITY:

Providing luncheons and treats for staff at events during the year.  

KINDERGARTEN SOCIAL:

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

FIRST GRADE SOCIAL:

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

SECOND GRADE SOCIAL:

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

SECOND GRADE CELEBRATION:

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

VOLUNTEER COMMITTEES

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

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

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION:

Works to support the administration in their efforts to include DEI work in our schools.   

LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS:

Offering an invaluable service to the school supporting the library specialists.   

 

GREEN TEAM:

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

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.)

LOST AND FOUND:

Help organize and display lost items four times a year.