There are many roles to play on the PTA. Things to be done at home, during the day, at night, as well as at the school. This questionnaire can help us find the best fit for you but below are some of the roles we have at the school.

COMMITTEE CHAIRS
2018-19
COMMITTEE DESCRIPTION
10 REASONS TO GET INVOLVED!

Advocacy

Beautification
Kathy Wall

Bellevue Schools Foundation
Nicole van der Bogart

Book Fair Committee

Box Tops/Coke Gives

Community Relations

Dual Language Rep
Zory Quinde-Axtell

Enrichment Program

Fifth Grade Events

Fundraising

Grants

Hospitality

Kid Mail

Math in Action
Stacy Thornsberry

Newsletters

Reflections

Restaurant Nights/Grocery Links 

Safety Council

School Events Liaison

Special Needs Liason

Spirit Wear

Staff Appreciation

Translation Team

Volunteer Coordinator

Website Team
Stacy Thornsberry

Welcoming Committee

Yearbook Committee
Josie Munns

Advocacy*
Stay informed about local legislation relating to education and educates PTA membership

Beautification
Maintains bulletin boards; assists with committee decorations

Bellevue Schools Foundation*
Liaison between BSF and Sherwood Forest Staff and parents

Book Fair Committee
Coordinates Fall and possible Spring Book Fairs

Box Tops/Coke Gives^
Organizes collection of Box Tops and Coke codes to earn rewards for schools

Community Relations^
Solicits local businesses to become sponsors of Sherwood Forest

Dual Language Program Rep*
Coordinate Dual Language Program events and act as liaison between parents, staff and PTA

Enrichment Program*
Organize and oversee After School Enrichment program

Fifth Grade Events
Oversee planning and carry out next year’s 5th grade graduation celebrations

Fundraising*
Oversee fundraising for the PTA through large and small fundraisers.

Grants*
Assists staff and PTA with grant writing needs; researches available grant opportunities.

Hospitality Committee
Organizes refreshments for PTA meetings and other events

Kid Mail Committee^
Organize distribution of flyers to classrooms from school and outside sources

Math in Action Chair^
Coordinates the Math in Action program at the school level

Newsletter^
Responsible for the weekly online publication of the PTA newsletter.

Reflections*^
Coordinates the PTA Reflections Contest at the school level. A further description is here.

Restaurant Nights/Grocery Links^
Coordinates restaurant night "dine to donate", grocery card and similar fundraisers

Safety Council
Promotes school safety through securing supplies and volunteers

School Events*
Assists staff with school sponsored events (Family Fun Fest, Hour of Code, etc) 

Special Needs Chair*
Plan Special Needs events and acts as liaison between Special Needs PTA and SF PTA

Spirit Wear^
Coordinates Sherwood Forest Spirit Wear design, sales and distribution.

Staff Appreciation
Coordinates the efforts of the PTA to demonstrate gratitude for the staff

Translation^
Translate flyers and other communications to Spanish before printing for distribution to school.

Volunteer Coordinator*
Recruits volunteers and maintains volunteer database

Website^
Designs and maintains PTA website

Welcoming Committee
Coordinates efforts to welcome new families to the school

Yearbook^
Collects information and pictures; designs and assembles school yearbook.

 

^ designates mostly at-home positions

* designates board positions

1. Your child benefits
When parents get connected to the school, children do better. Research shows children whose parents are involved get better grades, do better on tests, and have fewer discipline problems at school.

2. We make a difference
Our mission is to create the kind of school community where teachers and administrators can do their best work and so can our children.

3. We have fun
Volunteer work shouldn't be drudgery. We accomplish a lot, and not everything we do is easy. But we know we're not balancing the national debt either. We don't take ourselves too seriously, and we try to enjoy ourselves along the way whenever possible.

4. We're welcoming
To us, there are no "outsiders". We are people who have come together to work toward common goals.

5. We're about parent involvement, not fundraising
In these times of tight budgets, parent groups everywhere are having to fill in the gaps, and so are we. Research studies show that building parent involvement in education is the number one thing we can do to create a great school.

6. There's a lot to be done
These days, schools are asked to do more with less. Our help is needed more than ever to fill the gaps.

7. Meet nice people who share your concerns
We all have a common bond. We care about creating the best possible educational experience for our children. We are neighbors and peers who share many of the same experiences. Many friendships have developed as a result of those connections.

8. We can match jobs to your interests and abilities
The work we do covers a broad spectrum: planning events, working directly with children, managing a budget, and lots more. We encourage participation and creative ideas. We are thrilled to have people take on tasks that meet their skills and interests.

9. We pledge to honor your time constraints
People are often reluctant to participate because they're afraid they'll get pulled into a black hole of never-ending time commitment. An hour or two really makes a difference. We won't push you to commit more than you want to or are able to.

10. This work is very rewarding
It's seeing the smile that shows we're making school a little more fun. There are lots of rewards, both big and small, for those who get involved.