Tournament - Coordinate with RMS administration, building services, PE
staff and volunteer committee to plan and execute fun basketball tournament for
all 3 grades. T-shirts are created and given to all participants. Kids form
co-ed teams of 3 and compete in double (or single depending on number of teams)
elimination tournament of several 5 minute games. Prizes are awarded to the top
team in each grade.
for organizing flower/mulch donations and for the general maintenance of the
courtyard and area immediately in front of the school.
Bucks Store – Communicate with RMS administration, staff and students to
promote good behavior from students with positive rewards. Coordinators purchase items and manage the
bob bucks store during lunches.
Bobcat Bulletin- The editor solicits school and PTSA events and maintains a monthly calendar that is printed/emailed and distributed to students and parents.
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.
Board - Set up PTSA bulletin board in front of school. Add up to
date information about PTSA events as needed.
Promotions - The Business Promotions Committee handles programs designed
by big companies to raise money for our school. For instance, managing the
“BoxTops” , Safeway, Escrip, Giant BonusBucks A+ enrollment, Harris Teeter
Together in Education, the Campbell Soup Labels UPC program, Target: Take
Charge of Education, Office Depot: 5% Back to Schools, and the printer
cartridges recycling program. Volunteers help sort, tally and submit the
boxtops and labels to the companies. 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.
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, and work with school administration to find dates for
- Include 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.
- 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.
- Select a company, organize and run the yearly school
Night - International Night is a chance for the RMS community to experience a
sampling of other cultures. Exhibits are set up highlighting the cultures,
music, and foods of a variety of countries. RMS families are encouraged to take
part in the festival and contribute a song, something to display (maps,
jewelry, china, everyday items) or prepare a finger food to share.
Off Carnival - Coordinate
with RMS administration, building services, external vendors and volunteer committee
to plan and execute annual fall carnival. Party is held on a Friday in the fall
after school, culminating in bus ride to QOHS for a football game. PTSA
provides inflatables, games, dunk tank, music, refreshments, prizes and various
fun contests. RMS provides food for purchase and staff to participate (in dunk
tank). Tickets are sold in advance and include ticket to the QO football game
and bus ride.
Delegate -. The MCCPTA monthly meetings
provide an opportunity for delegates to present ideas, debate issues, become
better informed, make personal contacts with other PTA leaders, and vote on
MCCPTA actions. The delegate
presents a brief review at the PTSA meetings.
- 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.
Representative - Provides information, guidance and
support to students and families for this specific program. NAACP
representative works with the NAACP staff to distribute information via the Key
Newsletter articles and student handouts. Represents RMS at countywide meetings.
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.
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. Website: http://mdpta.org/bridge_reflections.html
Nights - The Restaurant Nights committee organizes dinners at area restaurants.
These businesses donate a percentage of sales to RMS PTSA!
Needs – Coordinate with RMS administration
and special education department.
Organize activities to support students in special education.
Wear - Sell Ridgeview clothing and spirit items. Work with
distributor. Advertise, collect and distribute orders.
Appreciation - Organize staff breakfast/luncheon
and other PTSA activities to show appreciation for staff work with students.
Committee - Extend expressions of congratulations, sympathy, and good
wishes to staff members from the PTA, as appropriate.
- Collect data from parent volunteer registration forms. Enter
data into spreadsheet for use by PTSA committees and school staff as needed.