PTA Committee Description
The McGinn PTA hosts events and fundraisers throughout the school year. The current circumstances of the 2020-2021 school year have unfortunately changed our events calendar for the fall, but we are continuing to work to create memorable experiences for our children and raise funds for our school. Please see brief descriptions of our events and fundraisers below in a typical school year. If you are interested or able to volunteer we would love to hear from you. Please reach out to Janelle Timbie. Thank you!
Event Name Description Duration/Timing Apparel Sale Coordinates sale & distribution of McGinn Apparel- chooses items & pricing based on demand from community Fall & Spring Beautification Plan & implement planting flowers in front of McGinn Plant in Fall & Spring BINGO Night Organize this free evening of family BINGO. Get prize donations & provide refreshments Preparation: December-January; Event: Evening in January Scholastic Book Fair Sets up & work at two Book Fairs November & May Box Tops for Education Collects labels & redeems for cash for school from “Box Tops for Education” program School Year Breakfast with Flame Organize a family fun event featuring a pancake breakfast, visit & photos with Flame the Dragon & other family activities (i.e. tattoo station, cocoa station, etc.) Saturday in December Think Purple Week (Chemical Dependency Awareness) Plans & executes Think Purple Week (Drug & Alcohol Awareness) activities. Jobs include recess activities, cutting ribbon, distribution & display of Hearts & Hands project & caring candles Meetings: 1st of the Month from Nov.-April; Events: March & June Color Run Coordinate communication & pledge collection. Shop & set up color run. Volunteers needed the day of the event. Preparation: September-October; Event: October Cultural Arts: In-School Assemblies/Shows Previews, arranges for & attends assemblies for our children’s education School Year Author Visit Researches relevant authors for visiting & speaking/presenting to students, works with Media Specialist for guidance School Year Global Family Night Organize an evening of food, games & dances from various cultures & backgrounds Evening in January Fourth Grade Activities Committee of 4th grade parents who are interested in planning the end of the year fourth grade activities including Celebration of Learning, Fourth Grade Picnic, T-shirts, & Memory Books March-June Garden Project Members of this committee support the growth of fruits & vegetables planted by students Year Round Health & Wellness -District 5K Attends district meetings to support the planning of a district 5K event in Spring that funds scholarships 2 or 3 Meetings Per Year Hospitality- Staff Valentine’s Day Breakfast Organizes & acts as host. Assigns people various breakfast dishes & baked goods to be donated February Hospitality- Staff Appreciation Arranges & provides for various activities to celebrate Staff Appreciation Week. Activities include staff breakfast &/or luncheon, little treats throughout the week. May Kids Care- Community Outreach Encourages kids to explore ways they can make a difference in our community through various drives, kids care club & special activities. School Year Kids Care- Food Drive Collect non-perishables to donate to local food pantries in the community. Once a Month Kids Kreations Work with art teachers to coordinate student artwork. Organize order forms, submit artwork & distribute products once they arrive. Spring McGinn After School Enrichments (MASE) This program provides children with an opportunity to explore various enrichment classes after school. Classes include: Coding, cooking, fashion design, Legos, mindfulness, writing club etc Preperation: Fall; Classes in January-February Parent Social Coordinate date & details with a local restaurant//hall to gather McGinn parents for a fun, social night out. Organizes evening events, food, drink, entertainment, etc & communicates to families. Winter Party on the Blacktop Plan a family movie night to be held on school grounds. Coordination of food vendors & a/v provider. Friday in September Pie Sale Coordinate order forms & pie distribution November Plant Sales Offer a pre-sale to families as well as plants for students to purchase the day of the event. Work with nursery to negotiate a price, collect & place orders, coordinate logistics on the day of the sale Fall & Spring Pretzel Sales Host pretzel sale on the blacktop after school. Place pretzel order with Philly Pretzel Co. a week in advance, coordinate cash box, paper bags, napkins, tables. First Friday of Each Month on School Spirit Days. Purchase Programs Investigate & present various programs to earn money for McGinn. Send out communications to McGinn families. Dine Outs: Identify local restaurants that provide a portion of proceeds to our organization. Event: Fall & Spring. Sporting Events – Buy discounted tickets with profits going to McGinn- Event: ongoing Year Round Reflections Art Program Communicate this district wide arts program to McGinn Students, collect student submissions & submit to National PTA. Duration: September-November School Pictures Publicizes, prepares & schedules student’s class pictures. Helps the photographers on days when pictures are taken. Responsible for the 4th grade composite distribution. September Super Science Saturday Plans & organizes both scientific & non-scientific displays with students/parents. Jobs include organizing student-run experiments, preparing applications & researching/contracting a scientific presentation, publicity, food & drink, volunteer organization & purchasing supplies. Preparation: January-March; Event: March Variety Show Children are grouped by grade to participate in this musical event. Jobs include: directors, publicity, costuming, concessions, playbills, group photos, ticketing, & coordinating volunteers. Preparation: Late Fall/Winter; Event: April-May