Staff Appreciation Team
This committee takes care of all the aspects of making our teachers and staff feel appreciated. We would like to have enough members so that everyone can focus on only *one* aspect of teacher appreciation – be it recognizing special days for staff and teachers, setting up for staff meetings, organizing the four teacher appreciation events throughout the year, or pulling off the Cookie Walk. Certain aspects of this job could be done from home but if you want to spend time at school getting to know teachers and staff, this would be perfect for you.
Invest in the Nest
Invest in the Nest is the annual fundraising campaign for Grand Oak, where 100% of proceeds go to the school. This committee would come up with a timeline for the fundraiser, setting a goal, and sending letters and emails to Grand Oak families. We would love creative ideas to shake things up! You will NOT be asking anyone for money directly – just staying on top of the plan. This could be done at home, on your own time.
This committee puts together the Grand Oak yearbook every year. If you have ever made a Shutterfly photo album, you can do this job! We would love to have a representative from each grade on the yearbook committee. This job can be mainly done at home on your own time!
Indoor/Outdoor Learning Environments
This is a great way to get to know teachers and staff, and the school. Talk to them, see what they need to make their jobs and our children’s learning environments better. This year specifically you would work with others to determine the ideal design for our “outdoor classroom” that we funded during last year’s Boosterthon fundraiser. The leader would also work with Mr. G to make sure our outdoor equipment (soccer goals, other play equipment) are working properly. This is a great one for someone who wants to get to know people inside the school and make a real difference at our school.
Do you love Grand Oak and want to share that love with others? Consider signing up to give tours of the school. We would love to have several people who could offer a certain day/time on their schedule to give a tour of the school for new or prospective parents. We would have a sign-up genius, so that if no one signs up that day, you won’t need to come in. We will train you on what to say and do.
Family Fun Nights Committee
Work with the Book Fair committee to plan and execute Family Fun Night twice a year, coinciding with Book Fair. Plan a few games, work with any vendors such as food, music, or community partners, and recruit volunteers to come run the games. This would be a great job for a dad (or group of dads) that loves to play!
Are financial documents more your speed? The audit committee meets monthly to review the PTA’s bank statements against our record of expenses and revenues. You would work with our treasurer, who will prepare the documents for your review. The meetings don’t take long and can be held anywhere at any time.
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 home a flyer home and/or providing a link in the weekly newsletter. 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!
Bike/Walk to School Day Coordinator
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 important that 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!
This team is responsible for publishing the weekly PTA newsletter, maintaining the PTA website and updating the marquee sign outside of Grand Oak. Mr. G, staff and the PTA president provde the information and event details that need to be distributed. On occasion, a small group may be needed to help compile and distribute printed materials at the school but most of the communications tasks are done at home.
Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Events Team
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 Coordinator
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 design and order Grand Oak t-shirt, hats and other spirit wear. Promote spirit wear sales and deliver orders to students in the classroom. This could be a mix of at home and at school work.