The advocacy committee is in charge of educating families on important issues, such as health and educational success of our students, as well as any community issues (bonds, elections, and safety issues). If an issue comes up, the committee could recommend an article to educate our parents by sending a flyer home in Friday Folders or including a link in the eNews. This position can be done from home – if you are interested in community issues, this would be a great job to help keep our parents in the know!
Our chair, Amanda Owensby, has this down to a science. Consider stopping by on a Friday after drop off to help stuff folderswith various fliers from the school and CMS. This is a great position if you’re feeling nosy and want to peek in the classroom to deliver folders too! Young children not yet in school usually fill the PTA room during this hour, so this is a great job if you have children at home.
Bike/Walk to School Day
Twice a year, we participate in the National Bike and Walk to School Day. We need someone to work with Huntersville PD to make sure we have police escorts for our children that come from Birkdale, Wynfield Forest and MacAulay. The national organization also sends us stickers to hand out to children on the day. This is a great opportunity to do something importantthat doesn’t take long at all!
We would love someone who could maintain a volunteer database and stay on top of requests that come in, as well as talk to anyone interested in committees and leadership and help place them in a place that makes them happy. You would likely work with the President and VPs a great deal, to know what needs are. While you would need to be approachable and available to answer questions, this could mainly be done from email at home!
The sign (marquee) outside of Grand Oak needs to be updated semi-frequently to keep it up to date. This is an easy job that can be done on your own schedule. Mr. G and Kristina Magnuson will send the items that need to be on the sign. The second part of this job has not been done in the last few years, and we’d love to change that. Reach out to various local publicationswith information about things going on at Grand Oak, and see what we need to do to be included in these publications.
Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Events
The signature events of the year at Grand Oak are the father/daughter and mother/son dances. These are held on a Friday and Saturday night, and require many volunteers to coordinate decorations, vendors, food, gifts, and photography. If events sound fun to you, we could use your help! The committee meets regularly but a lot of work can be done at home.
One word: Spreadsheets. If that’s your thing, sign up for membership. We need someone to maintain a roster of PTA members, upload it to the PTA membership site, and check monthly for any new members that have joined. This can be done on your own time at home and is a very minimal time commitment.
Family Sporting Events
Work with local sports teams to organize outings for Grand Oak families. In the past we have attended Charlotte Checkers, Davidson basketball, and Charlotte Hornets games. Work with the company sales representatives to get dates on the calendar and publicize to our families. This can be done on your own time at home.
Help sell Spiritwear at Family Fun Nights. Deliver spiritwear ordered on the website to students in the classroom. Help finalize design and spiritwear offered for special sales, such as holiday. This could be a mix of at home and at school work.