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PTA Committees

Calling All Cougar Parents!

The PTA is looking for a few good volunteers! These activities and programs can only be held if parents are willing to volunteer their time to organize and execute them. There are volunteer opportunities no matter when or how much you are available. Contact the PTA president at prescwespta@gmail.com for more information.

Committee/Volunteer ActivityVolunteer RequirementActivity Required
  Fall  
Winter
Spring
Summer
Art Fundraiser
One personVaries
Audit Committee 3 person committee
Book Fair 1-2 hour shifts
Box Top for EducationOne person
By-Law Review3 person committee
Chess ClubOne person or multiple people
Cougar CardsOne person or multiple people
Cougar Crawl  Chair/Co-Chairs with assistants and day of volunteers
Cultural Arts One person
FCCPTA Representative One person
FLEX ProgramOne person
Fun Fair   Chair/Co-Chairs with assistants and day of volunteers
FundraisingChair/Co-Chairs with assistants
GRACE ArtsCoordinator with classroom volunteers
Grounds Beautification Chair/Co-Chairs with assistants and day of volunteers
Hospitality/Teacher Appreciation Chair/Co-Chairs with assistants
Membership Chair One person
Nominating Committee   Three person committee
Odyssey of the Mind Chair with assistants
PTA Web Site One person
Read-a-Thon Chair/Co-Chair with assistants
Reflections Chair/Co-Chairs with assistants
Restaurant Nights One person
Room Parent CoordinatorSingle person
School Picture Day All day/half day shifts
Special Education Committee Chair/Co-Chair with members
Spirit WearChair with assistants
Volunteer Committee Single person
Woodson Representative Single person

Art Fundraiser
Coordinate with art teachers to collect children’s artwork and submit to Art Company for reproduction on pillowcases, phone cases, magnets, t-shirts. Organize distribution.

Audit Committee
Conducts annual audit of PTA Budget in the spring.

Book Fair
Help staff the book fair in one or two hour shifts. Occurs in the fall and spring.

Box Top for Education
Collect and process Box Tops located on the top of General Mills and other products.

By-Law Review
Review PTA By-Laws (required every 5 years; due in 2016).

Chess Club
Open to students in grade 2-6 in the fall and spring for a reasonable fee. All details can be found on the Chess Club’s page.

Cougar Cards
Cards that offer annual discounts to local businesses. Solicit businesses for discounts. Design and order cards. Coordinate sales of cards.

Cougar Crawl
Usually held the last Friday evening in September. Community based event with picnic, DJ and fun. Assist chairs in marking walking course, food truck orders, DJ schedule, set up/clean up. See Events for more details.

Cultural Arts
Plans various assemblies and programs for students throughout the school year.

Fairfax County Council of Parent Teacher Associations (FCCPTA) Representative
The role of this position is to attend their regular meetings (twice a year) to represent the interest of CWES and to communicate information between FCCPTA and the CWES PTA.

FLEX Program
Coordinate the Foreign Language Experience (FLEX) Program with the teachers and interested students for a 20 week program.

Fun Fair
Food, games, bouncy houses, cake walks, and lots of fun! Usually held on a spring Saturday. Assist with planning, coordination, scheduling, set up/clean up.

Fundraising
Coordinates overall approach to fundraising and organizes special fundraising events throughout the school year. Cougar Cards, Fun Fair, Restaurant Nights and Spirit Wear are examples of fundraising activities.

GRACE Arts
Quarterly classroom program presenting works of art and hands-on learning. Discussion points and supplies are provided. Volunteers needed to prepare presentations, pick up portfolios and purchase supplies.

Grounds Beautification
Assists with upkeep of school grounds. Plant various gardens around the school (sunflower and butterfly garden).

Hospitality/Teacher Appreciation
Provides monthly/semi-monthly special treats and recognition to staff and teachers. Assist in coordination and planning events, parent notification.

Membership Chair
Responsible for promoting membership, collecting the dues and reporting the information to the PTA.

Nominating Committee
Seek volunteers for vacant PTA Board positions in February for general membership vote in May.

Odyssey of the Mind
Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They work on the problem from Fall until mid-March (the competition).

PTA Web Site
Maintains this web site.

Read-a-Thon
An annual event encouraging reading.

Reflections
Assist chair on this National PTA Arts/Music/Dance/Drama/Photography competition. Can assist with cataloging entry or the Reflections’ Evening Reception. [TO DO: Add forms]

Details on this years contest can be found on the Reflection’s page.

Restaurant Nights
Coordinate with local businesses to donate portion of profits back to CWES one night every other month. Schedule, design flyer, submit Take Home Tuesday notification of events.

Room Parent Coordinator
Point of contact between PTA and room parents. Help orient room parents to their job, facilitate communication among room parents and coordinate room parent involvement in school wide activities.

School Picture Day
Assist coordinator with student control, handing out name slips and getting the students lined up. Dates in the fall and spring. All day and half-day shifts available.

Special Education Committee
Ensures that all parents have resources and a voice in their children’s education, and to enhancing the parent-school partnership. Maintains a Yahoo! group listserv to share information on conferences, programs, articles of interest, and personal experiences; frequently meet as a parent support and information group; and sponsor programs of interest to both parents and educational team members.

Spirit Wear
Items for children and adults that generate school spirit including t-shirts, hoodies, magnets. Assist ordering, distributing, designing, and selling at school events.

Volunteer Committee
Coordinates volunteers for school sponsored events, like Vision Screening, etc.

Woodson Representative
Shares information with CWES about developments that affect the Woodson Pyramid.