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Parent Participation

Family Participation Commitment

Each family is required to donate ten (10) hours per year per student enrolled. Participation takes the form of Committee Membership on one or more of the School’s Committees. If this participation is not possible for your family a $200.00 Family Participation Fee is assessed per student enrolled.” Family Handbook, page 8

The School Committees are:

  • Art Exhibit Committee
  • Classroom Support Committee
  • Dismissal (End of Day) Committee
  • Events Committee
  • Gardening Committee
  • Library Committee
  • Office Support Committee
  • Photography Committee
  • Yearbook Committee

Each Committee has a Committee Chairperson that oversees the tasks of the members of the Committee. The Committee Chairperson earns full ten (10) hours of Parent Participation.

Committee Chairpersons for 2019 – 2020:
  1. Robert Endow, Art Exhibit Committee Chairperson
  2. … Classroom Support Committee
  3. Dee Silveira, End of Day Dismissal Committee Chairperson
  4. … Events Committee
  5. Martin Acosta, Gardening Committee Chairperson
  6. Kristy Kipinski, Library Committee
  7. Mrs. Tan, Office Support Committee
  8. …Photography Committee
  9. Gregg Bietz, Yearbook Committee Chairperson

Committee Members commit to a specific task at a specific time and place. Committees membership opens August 1st.

Committee Membership for 2019 – 2020
  1. Art Exhibit Committee Membership
    6-member committee
    month of focus – February
    exhibit opens Thursday, February 27
  2. Classroom Support Committee Membership
    open membership
    support as needed
    – mentor cursive writing
    – reading aloud to students
    – mentor word problems
    – mentor Science Olympiad projects
  3. Dismissal at End of School Day Committee Membership
    8-member committee
    one member per month
    support dismissal from 2:45PM – 3:05PM
  4. Events Committee Membership
    18-members
    two members per month
    set-up and clear-up for each event
  5. Gardening Committee Membership
    6-member committee
    one member for each of six classrooms
  6. Library Committee
    8-member committee
    one member for each grade level
    Book Faire
  7. Office Support Committee
    open membership
    tasks as needed
  8. Photography Committee
    Events – at events
    Yearbook – at school for yearbook
  9. Yearbook Committee Membership
    10-member committee
    two members for each of five classrooms

1. Art Exhibit Committee (AEC)

Six Person Committee: Chairperson & Two Members per Classroom (5)

Purpose: Prepare for the Art Exhibit on February 21, 2019

  • Frequency: January & February, as needed, to
    -generate Title Cards for the Art Works,
    -enter Art Work information in Art Exhibit Brochure,
    -mount Art Work on frames,
    -place Art Works in cellophane holders,
    -display Art Works on exhibit wall.

Positions & Duties:

Chairperson – Art Exhibit Committee
Duties – Meet with Committee Thursday, September 6, 2018
Encourage Art Exhibit Committee Membership
– two members per classroom
Remind Committee Members the week in January 14th
of their commitment.
Review on Fridays the following task completions:
Friday, February 1st – Art Work Title Cards Complete
Friday, February 8th – Brochure Listings Complete
Friday, February 15th – Mount Art Work
Saturday, February 16th – Display Art Work

Members – Art Exhibit Committee – Two Members per Classroom
Duties –by Friday, February 1st –
Art Work Title Cards for Classroom Complete
by Friday, February 8th –
Brochure Listings – Complete
by Friday, February 15th –
Mount Art Work – Complete
on Saturday, February 16th –
Display Art Work for Exhibit

Organizational Meetings: Thursday, September 6, 2018
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019

Participation Hours: 10 Hours for Art Exhibit Committee Chairperson &
10 Hours for Art Exhibit Committee Members

Submit suggestions for changes for the 2020 Art Exhibit

2. Class Support Committee

Open Committee Size

3. Dismissal at End of School Day Committee (DESD)

Ten Person Committee: Chairperson & Nine Members

Purpose: Support the safe and efficient dismissal of students
from 2:45 PM – 3:15 PM.

Frequency: One parent each month to assist teachers in the daily dismissal
of students (August and December a combination month).

Organizational Meetings: Thursday, September 6, 2018
Last Thursday of Each Month for Upcoming Member

Positions & Duties:

Chairperson – Dismissal at End of School Day
Duties – Encourage End of School Day Dismissal Committee Membership
Meet/Remind Committee Member the Thursday
before the month begins

Member – DESD Committee
Duties – Report each school day during the assigned month to the front
door of the school at 2:45 PM.
Signal cars to move forward, and
help students safely and efficiently to get into their family car.

Organizational Meeting: Thursday, September 6, 2018

Participation Hours Earned: 10 Hours for ESDD Chairperson
10 Hours for ESDD Members

Submit suggestions for changes for the 2019 – 2020 ESDD Committee

4. Events Committee

5. Garden Committee

Six- Person Committee: One Gardening Committee Chairperson &
Six Members – One Member/Classroom

Purpose: Oversee the care of garden boxes & composter

Frequency: Once per week monitor garden box and compost box for care.
Periodic purchase of plants and amenities for garden boxes.

Positions & Duties

Chairperson – Garden Committee
Meet with Committee Thursday, September 5,, 2019
Encourage Garden Committee Membership
Review Committee Members monthly reports.
Meet with Garden Committee – in December to Debrief
Meet with Garden Committee – in May to Debrief

Members – Garden Committee
Meet with Committee Thursday, September 5,, 2019

Weekly review the
Student Garden Box and Composting Task Sheet
the Garden Box assigned

Submit purchase requests to the Chairperson

Organizational Meetings: Thursday, September 5, 2019
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Participation Hours Earned: 10 Hours for Garden Committee Members

Submit suggestions for changes for the 2019 – 2020 Garden Committee

6. Library Committee

Six- Person Committee: One Library Committee Chairperson &
Eight Members – One Member per Grade Level

Purpose: Develop booklist for reading and discussing two books per month at
each grade level.

Oversee the purchase, distribution and discussion of the
selected books.

Frequency: Twice per month monitor distribution and discussion of books.
Periodic purchase of books.

Positions & Duties

Chairperson – Library Committee
Meet with Committee Thursday, September 5, 2019
Encourage Library Committee Membership
Approve book list at each grade level
Distribute books to student twice per month.
Monitor book discussion
Review Committee Members monthly reports.
Meet with Library Committee – in December to Debrief
Meet with Library Committee – in May to Debrief

Members – Library Committee
Meet with Committee Thursday, September 5, 2019

Bi-monthly review the
Student Book Discussion Sheet

Submit book purchase requests to the Chairperson

Organizational Meetings: Thursday, September 5, 2019
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Participation Hours Earned: 10 Hours for Library Committee Members

Submit suggestions for changes for the 2019 – 2020 Library Committee

7. Office Support Committee

Open-member Committee: Mrs. Tan and Ms. Kim Committee Chairpersons
Committee Membership open

Purpose: Support office needs with various tasks throughout the year.
Identify days or times that each member is available
for office support.

Frequency: As required.

Positions & Duties

Chairpersons – Office Support Committee
Meet with Committee Thursday, September 5, 2019
Encourage Office Support Committee Membership
Collect contact information – emails and cell numbers

Meet with Office Support Committee – in December to Debrief
Meet with Office Support Committee – in May to Debrief

Organizational Meetings: Thursday, September 5, 2019
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Participation Hours Earned: 10 Hours for Office Support Committee Members

Submit suggestions for changes for the 2019 – 2020 Office Support Committee

8A. Photography Committee

Open Committee:
Two Chairpersons –
Event Photographs Chairperson
Yearbook Photography Chairperson

Purpose: Take photos at School Events
Take photos for Yearbook

Frequency: Events – See Events Photography Committee
Yearbook – See Yearbook Photography Committee

Positions & Duties

Chairperson – Events Photography Committee
Meet with Committee Thursday, September 6, 2018
Encourage Events Photography Committee Membership
Identify Events & Tasks
Generate Events & Tasks
Assign duties for each Event

Members – Events Photography Committee
School Events & Tasks
October – Historical Characters – Thurs, Oct 31, 2019
November – Thanksgiving Pageant – Wed, Nov 27, 2019
December – Winter Concert – Thurs, Dec 19, 2019
January – Fathers’ & Special Friends’ Night –
Thurs, Jan 30, 2020
February – Valentine’s Day & Friendship Day Party
Fri, Feb 13, 2020
February – Art Exhibit – Thurs, Feb 27, 2020
March – Pi Day – Fri, March 13, 2020
March – Science Exhibit – Thurs, March 26, 2020
April – History Dioramas Exhibit – Thurs, Apr 30, 2020
May – Mothers’ & Special Friends’ Tea – May 8, 2020
May – Spring Concert & Graduation–Thurs, May 28

Tasks –
Identify backdrop
Identify props for students to hold
Position of camera and supporting electrical
Position of printing and mounting of photos
Assignment of tasks

8B. Photography Committee

Open Committee: Two Chairpersons –
Yearbook Photography Chairperson

Positions & Duties

Chairperson – Yearbook Photography Committee
Meet with Committee Thursday, September 5,, 2019
Encourage Yearbook Photography Committee Membership
Identify Classroom Assignments & Review Prior Yearbooks

Members – Yearbook Photography Committee
Review Principles of Photography for the Yearbook
Sign-up by Classroom to Photograph for the Yearbook

Organizational Meeting: Thursday, September 5, 2019

Participation Hours Earned: 10

Submit suggestions for the 2020 – 2021 Photography Committee
Organizational Meeting: Thursday, May 7, 2020

9.Yearbook Committee

Person Committee: One Yearbook Chairperson
Open Members by Classroom – Photographs
Open Members by Classroom – Titles

Positions & Duties

Chairperson – Yearbook Committee
Meet with Committee Thursday, September 5, 2019
Encourage Yearbook Committee Membership
Identify Classroom Assignments & Review Prior Yearbook

Members – Yearbook Committee

Organizational Meeting: Thursday, September 5, 2019

Participation Hours Earned: 10 Hours for Photography Members

Submit suggestions for the 2020 – 2021 Photography –
Yearbook Committee

Organizational Meeting: Thursday, May 7, 2020