Committees

The following is a list of non-elected Committee Chairpersons and Volunteer Opportunities for the 2016-2017 school year.  If you would like to learn more about these committees, please contact the committee associated with the position.  If you would like to volunteer for one of these positions, please login or create an account and make your selections on the volunteer forms. Thank you! 

 

Committee

Description

Contact

Ways and Means

Art Fundraiser:

 

Coordinates art fundraiser with MPE Art Teachers and assist them in all aspects of the program.

 

Contact:

waysandmeans

Ways and Means

 

Book Fair:

 

The MPE media center, in partnership with Scholastic Books, hosts an annual book fair in the fall.  The proceeds from this fundraiser are used to support the media center. Volunteers are needed to help set-up, stock shelves and process book sales.

Workload heaviest for 2 weeks at the end of October.

 

Cindi Irwin

  

Contact:

waysandmeans

 

Ways and Means

Take Stock in MPE Fall Fundraiser:

 

Take Stock is our no-fuss fall fundraiser.  Volunteers will advertise, collect, track, and report donations and corporate matches.  Planning begins in August and the fundraiser wraps up the first week in October.  

 

Contact:

waysandmeans

 

Ways and Means

 

 

 

 

 

Box Tops for Education:

 

Families are encouraged to collect and donate the labels of specially marked food products.  The donated labels are used as credits to purchase school equipment. Volunteers are needed to collect the box tops and help organize the donated labels.

 

 

Contact:

waysandmeans

 

Ways and Means

Spring Carnival:

 

MPE families and guests enjoy a day of fun activities at the school.  This fundraiser is generally held in April.  Ideally, the Carnival is co-chaired by two volunteers.  In addition, sub-committee leads are needed in the following areas: Advertising and Sponsorship, Ticket Sales, Activities & Games, Food, Raffle Baskets, Silent Auction, Decorations and Volunteer Coordinator. 

 

Contact:

waysandmeans

 

 

Ways and Means

 

Spirit Nights:

 

Organize monthly Spirit Nights for MPE.  Responsibilities include: Contact vendors to coordinate spirit night. Print and distribute flyers for the student body.  Relay information to Communications Chair. Pick up/return any promotional materials (signs, stickers) from vendor. Display folding sign for carpool the day of the event. Seek volunteers to wear Millie costume.  Follow-up with vendors for payment.  Time commitment – once a month throughout the school year (except December)

 

 

Contact:

waysandmeans

 

Ways and Means

 

Spirit Wear:

 

The Spirit Wear Committee offers MPE logo products for families to purchase to show their Panther Pride or gift to others! Volunteers help with the selection, ordering, sale, and distribution of school spirit merchandise to students in their classroom. Volunteer(s) will need to organize displays, work tables at events (Ex. Open House, Meet-the-Teacher, first day of school, Fall Social), coordinate with Communications Chair to update website. Sales are heaviest in the Fall (Aug-Oct.)

 

 

Contact:

waysandmeans

 

Ways and Means

Kindergarten Welcome Packet

 

Organize and distribute welcome packet for kindergarten students.

 

 

Contact:

waysandmeans

 

 

Hospitality

Back to School Staff Luncheon:

 

This luncheon is often provided for the staff during one of the preplanning days prior to the first day of school. It is typically a catered or almost fully catered event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact:

hospitality

 

Hospitality

Staff Birthdays:

 

Each month, staff members’ birthdays are acknowledged. There is a huge variety of ways in which birthday acknowledgment can be done.

 

 

Contact:

hospitality

 

 

Hospitality

Donuts for Dads:

 

This event provides students the opportunity to bring their father, grandfather or father figure to school for a morning of delicious donut dunking. Organize donuts for dads for 3 mornings in October (connected with Book Fair)

 

 

Contact:

hospitality

 

Hospitality

End of Year Staff Luncheon:

 

During post planning, the staff is provided with a luncheon.

 

 

Contact:

hospitality

Hospitality

Fall Gathering:

 

This is a student and family event that brings everyone together for fun and fellowship. This school year a movie night was planned, however there is great flexibility in what this event can be. 

 

 

Contact:

hospitality

 

Hospitality

Cookie Exchange for Staff:

 

Just prior to the holiday break in December, a cookie exchange event for the MPE staff is planned and generously stocked by parents.

 

Organize a sign-up for a cookie exchange in December for teachers and staff.  Work the day of the cookie exchange to collect and display cookies.

 

 

Contact:

hospitality

 

Hospitality

Teacher Appreciation Week:

 

This is the largest hospitality event of the school year. It is the week we express our gratitude and appreciation for our amazing staff. Traditionally, this week includes a different special event for the staff each day. In the past it has included 2 luncheons, 1 breakfast, staff gifts and a dessert day, however the week's events can take any form. 

 

 

Contact:

hospitality

Hospitality

POSSIBLE ADDITIONS FOR 2017-2018

 

Back to School Family Picnic:

 

Families would be invited to bring their own picnic dinners and a blanket to the field out back for some back-to-school mingling among the MPE families. 

 

 

Contact:

hospitality

 

Hospitality

POSSIBLE ADDITIONS FOR 2017-2018

 

Muffins for Moms:

 

This event would be similar in nature to how the Donuts for Dads event runs, possibly to be held in May.

 

 

Contact:

hospitality

 

Hospitality

POSSIBLE ADDITIONS FOR 2017-2018

 

Fifth Grade Yearbook Signing:

 

This event would offer our moving up fifth graders the opportunity to get together and sign yearbooks and reflect with their friends on their fifth grade year. 

 

 

Contact:

hospitality

 

Cultural Arts

 

The PTA sponsors the cultural arts by bringing visual and performing art opportunities to the campus that is outside of the standard WCPSS curriculum. This may include international dancers, musicians and performers that represent different genres and cultures, or visual and performing artists that utilize storytelling, puppetry, art and drama to create an experience that will expand a child’s horizons, and view of the world.

 

Volunteer needed to greet artist the day of the performance (monthly) and assist in the coordination of the event.  Time required once a month throughout the school year. 

 

Eric Hall will be selecting the performances.

 

 

Contact:

vicepresident

 

 

Health & Wellness

(SHAC)

SHAC is an AHA partner, and the committees work closely together to create healthier school environments here in Wake County; focusing on physical activity and healthy eating.

 

The Mills Park Maniacs run 26.2 miles every spring, encouraging each other to get moving and get healthy!  Help organize event which takes place at the end of the school year.

 

 

Contact:

president

 

 

Odyssey of the Mind

 

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college.  Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics.  They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and world level.  Thousands of teams from through the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program.  Volunteers are needed to help the program facilitator organize the team coaches and student participants such as copying documents, assist with training meetings, help create team and coach rosters from the approved applicants, help order team shirt, keep parents informed about spontaneous fairs/local regional competitions.

 

 

Contact:

Karen Goldstein

millsparkom@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reflections

This program is a local, state and national arts competition.  The program encourages students to create works of art in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography and visual arts.  Volunteers are needed to plan and coordinate all activities associated with this program (e.g., publicity, judging, awards ceremony, and sending winning entries to the county competition.)

 

 

Contact:

vicepresident

 

Room Parent

Coordinator

 

The coordinator acts as a liaison between the room parents, the teachers and various PTA committees.

 

Contact:

communications

 

 

Webmaster

The webmaster manages all of the information on the PTA website and keeps it current.

 

Cathy Cardaropoli

communications

Yearbook and Class

Historian Coordinator

 

Volunteers take photographs for the yearbook.  Anyone with an interest in photography is encouraged to join this group of volunteers.

 

 

Contact:

president

 

 

 

Volunteer Coordinator

 

The coordinator will keep track of the volunteers and the volunteer opportunities throughout the school year.

 

Contact:

waysandmeans

 

 

Beautification

Volunteer will purchase, plant and maintain flowers in the big pots at the entrance of the school in the Fall and Spring.   Other ideas welcome.

 

Contact:

president

 

 

 

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