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PTA Committees

Calling All Cougar Parents!

Are you looking to get involved with the school? Are you looking to connect with other parents?  Are you looking for ways to continue to provide a great education and community for our students? Volunteer for the PTA! We have many opportunities for you to get to know one another and to support the school. They are listed below. Italicized opportunities have been filled for 2019-2020. Contact the PTA president at prescwespta@gmail.com for more information.

Chess Club Chair/Co-Chair Will work with the club’s existing instructors, manage the payment, student roster, and coordinating tournaments/events. Knowledge of chess is not required and the positions can be shared by parents. Time commitment varies depending on the task and is heaviest around tournament time (a tournament at the end of each session). Chess club is typically offered on Fridays after school and will have 1-2 parent volunteers assisting. The Current Chair will stay on until the end of Fall 2019 to train the new Chair.

Cougar Crawl Co-Chair: Works with the Committee Chair to coordinate the Cougar Crawl event which is a Friday evening held in September.  Most of the coordination occurs in the 3-4 weeks leading up to the event (2-3 hours a week depending on tasks) and then supporting the actual event day activities from after school through the end of the event.  Prior to that, there are some tasks that need to be completed (selecting a t-shirt design, deciding on a DJ, and booking any food trucks/vendors).

Cultural Arts Chair:  Works with the teachers and help plan various assemblies and programs for students throughout the school year. Coordinate teacher and administration requests for author visits; connect with the front office staff to add visits to the school calendar; prepare check requests; provide logistical support and greet authors as needed; work with involved teachers to provide a short blurb on author visits to the front office for inclusion in weekly PTA email; occasionally attend events as a PTA representative. Estimated time commitment: Depending on the number of authors visits, about 10-20 minutes per week (up to 1.5 hours for event weeks).

Original Arts Co-Chair: Works with art teachers to coordinate the program with a printing company to print artwork on various home items. Only a few hours a month (via phone or email) are needed from the beginning of the school year through mid-November to coordinate program deadlines.

Reflections Co-Chair: Helps organize the National PTA Arts/Music/Dance/Drama/Photography competition, recruit individuals to judge student entries based on defined rubric; Collect and catalog student entries, and Submit 1st place entries to County-level for judging. You will also help plan school-level Reflections reception. Entries are due in October and submitted to County-level at beginning of November. Reception should generally take place in late Spring. Estimated Time Commitment is about 5-10 hours for the year.

Read-a-Thon Chair: Coordinates the annual event that encourages reading. Time commitment varies depending on the task and is heaviest prior to the event.

Website Assistant: Will help make updates as needed to the website. Programming or web development knowledge is not required, though basic Word Press skills will be helpful. Time commitment is about 30 minutes a month, higher at the start of the school year.

Afterschool Activity Coordinator: Coordinates with an afterschool activities company to provide enrichment classes for the students (before or after school). Responsible for making flyers, filling out forms, publicizing the activities, working with the company staff and answering parent questions.