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. Contact the PTA president at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
|Committee/Volunteer Activity||Volunteer Requirement||Activity Required|
|Art Fundraiser||One person||Varies|
|Audit Committee||3 person committee|
|Book Fair||1-2 hour shifts|
|Box Top for Education||One person|
|By-Law Review||3 person committee|
|Chess Club||One person or multiple people|
|Cougar Cards||One person or multiple people|
|Cougar Crawl||Chair/Co-Chairs with assistants and day of volunteers|
|Cultural Arts||One person|
|FCCPTA Representative||One person|
|FLEX Program||One person|
|Fun Fair||Chair/Co-Chairs with assistants and day of volunteers|
|Fundraising||Chair/Co-Chairs with assistants|
|GRACE Arts||Coordinator 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 Coordinator||Single person|
|School Picture Day||All day/half day shifts|
|Special Education Committee||Chair/Co-Chair with members|
|Spirit Wear||Chair with assistants|
|Volunteer Committee||Single person|
|Woodson Representative||Single person|
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.
Usually held on a 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.
Help with events that fosters community – such as Bingo Night, Potlucks, or Movie Nights.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Shares information with CWES about developments that affect the Woodson Pyramid.