2016-2017 Committees and Chairs

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Committee Description Chairperson
Allergy Awareness Provides educational information regarding food allergies within the school community OPEN
Artist in Residence 4th and 5th grade students work with these visiting artists during the year Kysha Pierre-Louis
Back to School Picnic Coordinates Back to School Picnic Stacy Ganz Kahn
Bake Sales Coordinates bake sale fundraisers Open
Barnes & Noble Community Night Fundraiser held with guest readers during Read Across America Week Danielle Camner Lindholm
Bear Posts Coordinates all announcements posted on the PTA website resulting in outgoing emails to community Greer Bautz
Bells Mill Bash Coordinates year end Carnival Juli Nix
Black History Day and Evening Program Coordinates program during and after school LaTisha Gasaway
Book Drive and Exchange Coordinate the donation of and exchange of books, some to go to BMES students, some to be donated to programs in need Joey Brookhart, Joey Brookhart
Book Fair Coordinates book sale Joy Gerber, Kurt Shanfield, Greer Bautz, Rebecca Pace
Box Tops / Giant A+ Promotes and collects “Box Tops for Education” and manages Giant Bonus Bucks program Kellie Zuba, Jen Hsin
Bylaw committee Update the PTA bylaws (done every 3 yrs, last updated in Apr 2014) Renata Baker
Celebrity Scoop Night Coordinates Scoop Nights, with regular and/or Celebrity scoopers RobBee Fredricks, Amy Rogstad
Club Bells Mill Coordinates Saturday evening student social event three times during the year Kelly Marks
Copy committee Makes copies in office for PTA needs Debra Schwartz
Cultural Arts Assemblies Review, select and implement cultural arts assemblies for students Stuti Khanna
Directory Compiles and distributes Student Directory Jialu Zhang, Lang Lin
Donuts with Dad A morning school-wide event for dads and their kids Jennifer Levenberg
Enrichment Coordinates PTA sponsored before- and after- school activities Kellie Zuba
FaceBook Maintain the Bells Mill PTA FaceBook page Jen Hsin
Family Bingo Night Coordinates Family Fun/Bingo Night OPEN
Financial Committee Learning the ropes on the Treasury of Bells Mill PTA Stella Kostolampros
5th Grade Promotion Help coordinate the end-of-year activities for our fabulous 5th graders Stacy Ganz Kahn, Kurt Shanfield
Fundraising Coordinates Direct Donation Campaign OPEN
Game Night An evening of fun-filled educational (but they won’t know) games! OPEN
Geography Bowl Coordinates competitive event OPEN
Gifted and Talented Liason The PTA Gifted and Talent Liaison provides information and about GT services and resources in the county including HGC testing dates, processes, information and more. Lang Lin
Gingerbread with Grams and Gramps Coordinates a morning school-wide event for grandparents and their grandkids! OPEN
Ice Skating Night Coordinates ice skating night at Cabin John Ice Rink Jennifer Dugan, Erik Wang
In-School Volunteer Coordinating Committee Coordinates parent volunteers to assist teachers and staff in the classrooms and the media center Cecily Uhlfelder, Heather Klein
International Festival Coordinates annual event that celebrates the cultural diversity of our school community by presenting ethnic food tastings, cultural performances, a global fashion show, crafts, an info table for each country, a photo booth, passports and other giveaways to help students and their families share and explore different countries without having to hop on a plane! Paige Korb, Patty Ferrufino,
Fatma Sabri
Kindergarten Meet-n-Greet Coordinates Kindergarten Playground Social for students entering Kindergarten and their families in late summer before the school year starts Haylie Iseman, Kerry Iseman, Jackie Iseman
Kindergarten Orientation Coordinates incoming K Orientation in the spring Kemi Macaulay-Newman, Amy Rogstad
Membership Committee Collects forms and checks for PTA membership. Engages members of the BMES community. Lang Lin, Jamie Becker, Jialu Zhang
Membership Expansion Develop membership marketing, expand PTA awareness, grow PTA meeting numbers Jamie Becker
Movie Night Coordinates movie night & parent social Mallory Bulman, Christine Lorenz
Muffins with Mom A morning school-wide event for moms and their kids Genna Drazen
Newcomers’ Welcome Committee Coordinates welcome for new families; arranges and runs Buddy Family Program Katie Sonnabend, OPEN
Photography Committee Captures PTA events in photos Genna Drazen + OPEN
Playground Social Coordinates back-to-school playground & popsicles event Kelly Groft
Principal’s Teas Arranges tea and cookies at evening meetings with grade level parents Cheryl Katz
PTA Bulletin Boards Displays PTA information and photos on bulletin boards in front of school Stacy Ganz Kahn, Geena Goodhand
Recess and Play This committee will set up organized center-based play stations during recess once a week and monitor them OPEN
Recess Coordinator Coordinates recess volunteers Martin Aliaga
Reflections Coordinates MCCPTA arts contest Jennifer Barlow
Restaurant Nights Coordinates community building events at local restaurants Amy Rogstad
Room Parent Coordinator Acts as liaison between the PTA and the classroom Room Parents Audre Park, OPEN
School Calendar Coordinates putting together school calendar for distribution the first week of school Jen Hsin
Science Fair Coordinates the non-competitive science fair Lang Lin, Tania Bruno, Jennifer Dugan
Special Needs Provides information on county programs to parents of special needs students Diana Gallagher
Spirit Wear Coordinates sales of Bells Mill T-shirts and other clothing and items. Stacy Ganz Kahn
Staff Appreciation Holiday Lunch Coordinates a holiday lunch for staff Haylie Iseman, Robin Binstock
Staff Appreciation Week Coordinates recognition and appreciation efforts for staff Haylie Iseman, Robin Binstock
Sunshine Committee Provide support (meals and other) to families and staff during times of need Greer Bautz, Alissa Gould
Talent Show Coordinates school wide talent show LaTisha Gasaway
Teacher Breakfasts Coordinates Welcome Back breakfasts for teachers during August Juli Nix, Kemi Macaulay-Newman
Volunteer Coordinator Collects and reports volunteer hours Saumya Rao
Walk to School Day Assists school wide event celebrating a global Walk to School Day recognizing a movement for year-round safe routes to school OPEN
Webmaster Maintains the PTA website Bess Siegal
Winter Dance Coordinates schoolwide dance LaTisha Gasaway
Yearbook Compiles the school yearbook Lina deChiara

How to get on a committee or become a chairperson

If you are interested in leading or participating on a committee, please contact the current chairperson or Contact Us, or complete this paper form and send it to the Bells Mill main office. All help is appreciated.

Tips & Tricks for Committee Chairs

1. Supplies – Please check the PTA supply closet before purchasing any supplies. This closet contains materials intended for PTA use (including utensils, paper goods, tables, tickets and party supplies).

2. PTA Board Member – Committee chairs and members should not hesitate to reach out to Board Members at the beginning of the year to get acquainted or at any time for guidance or assistance.

3. Volunteers and Announcements – Committee chairs should feel free to ask for extra volunteers to help with their committees. See Contact Us for assistance with spreading the word.

4. Vendor Policies – The Bells Mill PTA is a not-for-profit organization that has an obligation to closely monitor the income and expenses that flow through it.  Please make sure that your vendors are aware of our vendor policies.

5. Receipts and Reimbursement – See PTA Documents and Forms to print receipt and/or reimbursement forms.

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