Committees

Beautification

Make the front entrance to the school more attractive by creating and executing a landscape plan. Solicit donations of landscape supplies and organize volunteers to help plant.

Book Fair

Select a company to provide books to sell to students. Organize and run the book fair. Coordinate with school staff to arrange students tours of the fair.

Bulletin Board

Set up PTSA bulletin board in front of school. Add up to date information about PTSA events as needed.

Business Promotions

Keeps track of Safeway, Giant, Boxtops for Education, Campbell's labels and other school related promotional activities. This entails encouraging students to bring in receipts, tallying and submitting materials to companies. Work with the school staff in making selections of catalog items.

Cultural Arts

Attend the Fall exhibition and with school staff input, select several programs for bringing into the school during the year. Negotiate contracts with performers, help identify what equipment is available and needed for each performance, work with school administration to find dates for performances.

Dance

Includes representatives from each grade to sponsor the fall dance for students. Recruit chaperones and organize the dance sponsored by the PTSA. Separate 6th grade dance and 7th-8th grade dance.

Directory

In the fall, collect information from Guidance office and take to printer for the yearly directory of student names/addresses and school information. PTSA pays for a copy of the directory for each student.

Fundraising

Select company, organize and run the yearly school fundraiser.

Math Olympiad 

Set up and sponsor after school Math Olympiad club (similar to High School Math Team). Assist with advertising to students with high interest or ability in Math. Run weekly after school meetings.

MCCPTA

Delegate: Represent Ridgeview at county wide Montgomery County Council of PTA meetings. Present brief review at PTSA meetings.

Membership

Publicize availability and perks of PTSA membership to school community (students, parents and staff). Collect applications and dues, creating a list of members for yearly submission to MCCPTA and for use by social, directory and newsletter committees as well as the Executive Board.

Newletter/The Key

Editors solicit, collect and edit articles for PTSA newsletter from staff, administration, parents and students for Ridgeview PTSA newsletter and the monthly school bulletin. Committee members help with printing and distribution.

Principal's Coffees

Advertise coffees, informational meetings between the Ridgeview Principal and interested parents (include other schools in the cluster in this activity). Provide refreshments and help prepare room for the monthly meetings.

Quince Orchard Cluster Rep.

Represent Ridgeview one night a month at the Quince Orchard cluster meeting that includes representation from all elementary, middle and high schools feeding Quince Orchard HS. Present important information at Ridgeview PTSA meetings.

Reflections 

The National PTA Reflections program is PTA’s cornerstone arts program. It was developed in 1969 by Colorado’s PTA President Mary Lou Anderson to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves. Since then, the Reflections Program has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork. Each year, students in Grades Pre-K through 12 are recognized for bringing the theme to life through dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.

 

In 2012, the Special Artist Division emerged as an optional division for students whose physical, cognitive, or mental health challenges meet ADA guidelines. Please check with your state PTA office regarding state availability, guidelines and rules. 


The arts—and the National PTA Reflections program, in particular—can be a valuable tool for building stronger partnerships in your school community. 

 

Spirit Shop

Sell Ridgeview clothing and spirit items. Work with distributor. Advertise, collect and distribute orders.

Staff Appreciation

Organize staff breakfast/luncheon and other PTSA activities to show appreciation for staff work with students.

Volunteers

Collect data from parent volunteer registration forms. Enter data into spreadsheet for use by PTSA committees and school staff as needed.

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