While volunteering is not required of PTA Members there are many opportunities to volunteer for those who would like to. Most opportunities include multiple different tasks with varying time requirements so there is usually something for everyone no matter what your schedule. Below is a list of our committees that need help or a leader and some information on what is expected in each committee. If you are interested in any of these committees please fill out the following form https://forms.gle/S8HyEfB4YzNSLmeN7.
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to working with you!
Go Play Save
GoPlaySave is a fundraiser that takes place right at the start of the school year. This fundraiser not only supports the PTA but also gives 5th grade students the opportunity to raise money to put towards the cost of their field trip. We are currently looking for a Co-Chair as Katie will be leaving us soon. Katie has done this for several years and working with her before she leaves would be perfect for anyone looking to Chair this in the next couple years. By signing up you are showing interest in helping with distribution of initial books and/or additional orders.
The Croc Mile is a fundraiser that takes place in September and October. This is our largest fundraiser of the year. By signing up you are showing interest in helping with any of the following tasks: obtaining donations from local vendors, assisting with set up and/or tear down of the event, assist with warm ups, corral classes and maintain order, etc.
Yearbook is a committee that works all year round. By signing up you are showing interest in any of the following: uploading candids from the photo link, distributing yearbooks in May/June, helping with class and/or individual and/or club photos with Strawbridge, editing pages, assisting with the 5th grade yearbook club, etc.
We are excited that the possibility for a school musical will be returning for the upcoming school year! As you can imagine there are a lot of moving parts and so many opportunities for volunteers. Without any details to share, by signing up you would like to be contacted when more information is available.
The book fair takes place every February. This is arguably the school's favorite fundraiser. By signing up you are showing interest in helping with set up and/or tear down of the book fair, assisting the chairs with replenishment of orders, volunteering with preview days and/or purchase days, cashier help, etc. You are not obligated to be available for everything.
The Croc Shop will be open every Tuesday from 8:00am to 8:30am and Spirit Wear will hold 3 orders per year. By signing up you are showing interest in helping with any of the following: working the Croc Shop on Tue and or Thu mornings, help distribute spirit wear orders, help sell leftover spirit wear at events such as Kindergarten Orientation, etc.
Square 1 Art
Square 1 Art is a fundraiser that takes your child's art and turns it into products for purchase. Our current Chair will be leaving us after this upcoming year so if you are interested in working with her this year so you can chair next year let us know! This fundraiser is easily run by just one person, however, if you wish to have additional help that's great too! You will work with Mrs. Mountz on this.
Cultural Arts is a committee that will opprate year round. They will organize both cultural arts assemblies to be held in school as well as the Global Festival held in the spring. By signing up you are showing interest in any of the following: set up/tear down of events, selling tickets, assisting with vendors, advertising, etc.
Croc Crew/Beautification Committee (outdoor landscaping/tidying)
The beautification committee focuses on maintaining the outward appearance of our school grounds. This includes but is not limited to cleaning up trash, power raking the turf twice a month, spreading mulch, etc. By siging up you are showing interest in any or all tasks assigned to this committee. They will often meet on the weekends.
The audit committee's purpose is to review the financial transactions of the PTA. Ideally this committee will meet once a month and audit the previous month's transactions. The Treasurer will provide all documents and also attend each meeting. Meetings may be held off campus.
The silent auction takes place every spring in conjunction with the International Festival. By signing up you are showing interest in helping the silent auction chair obtain donations for goods and services to be auctioned off. The process of obtaining these items and services will span over several months while the Auction itself will be held online for just a few weeks to a month. You may also be asked to help organize pick up for those that have won.
Spirit Nights are fundraisers that occur over the course of the year where local busniesses partener with us and donate a percentage of their sales during a set number of hours. By signing up you are showing interest in assisting the Chair with advertising for the event, soliciting vendors for spirit nights, confirming dates/times, etc. We are open to ideas on how to make these nights bigger than before.
The advocacy committee shall develop and organize meetings, activities, and programs to further the goals and purposes of PTA. This committee is tasked with improving communications and relationships between school staff and families; educating families and caregivers on important issues related to the health and educational success of their children; and helping to make each child’s potential a reality. NCPTA Advocacy Chairs hold a virtual meeting once a month to draw attention to a specific topic.
The Nominating Committee is responsible for providing a slate of candidates for both the PTA Board of Directors and Committee Chairs. The process will begin in February and will continue until all necessary positions are filled. By signing up you are showing interest in recruiting new members for open positions, communicating job responsibilities to interested candidates, forwarding questions to the current sitting member in that role, etc.
School Improvement Team
The purpose of school improvement is to improve achievement and outcomes for every student by working to eliminate the ability to predict achievement based on socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity. We do this by collaboratively and continuously analyzing data and making decisions considering the unique needs of the learning community and the district's strategic plan. Parent representatives are needed to collaborate with the school staff and administration. Parent volunteers will be voted on during the 1st General PTA Meeting.