Fundraising

Auction
Auction

Chair:

This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and it takes many volunteers to pull it off including a procurement team, event night volunteers, ticket sales, marketing (ad/sponsorship sales), and classroom project coordinators.
Book Fairs
Book Fairs

Chair:
When:
Held two times a year

The Scholastic Book Fair takes place a couple times a year. Based on the sales, Fairwood staff get free books to build up their classroom libraries. The chairs and committee are responsible for coordinating with Scholastic, promoting and staffing the book fair. On Tuesday of the fair week, a family event is usually planned.
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education

Chair:
When:
Throughout the year

Box Tops are found on numerous grocery items and, if turned in, will become money for our school. Chair would be in charge of promoting this program, receiving turned in box tops, counting and sending them in. Have contests with prizes purchased with the PTSA funds. This is an on-going program throughout the year.
Class Auction Projects
Class Auction Projects

Chair:
(none)
eScrip
eScrip

Chair:
(none)

Escrip and hundreds of merchant partners have created a system that rewards customer loyalty by contributing a percentage of purchases to Fairwood PTSA. You shop the way you like to shop for groceries, clothing, travel and entertainment. Fairwoods' parents and teachers can help earn hundreds of dollars for the school simply by swiping their credit card at places like Bartells and Best Buy. This is done at no EXTRA cost to you. A percentage of your purchase goes right back to Fairwood!

If you're already registered, every year you still need to reconfirm which school you want the money to go to. So sign-up or double check your account today at www.escrip.com.

Fun Run
Fun Run

Chair:
(none)
Fun Run Guest
Fun Run Guest

Chair:
(none)

This is being created so that our Fairwood guests can donate to the Fun Run without having to create an account on the website.
Silent Fundraising
Silent Fundraising

Chair:
(none)

Sixth Grade Fundraising
Sixth Grade Fundraising

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout the year

This chair is usually a 6th grade parent. The 6th graders have, in past, sold Gold C books and candy grams (Christmas & Valentines Day) to offset the cost of 6th Grade Camp. Chair would organize candy grams sales, volunteers and distribution. Chair would also communicate with all 6th grade parents on cost of camp and whether additional fundraisers are needed.

Spirit Sales
Spirit Sales

Chair:
(none)

We sell high quality t-shirts and sweatshirts with our school colors and logo. Parents can purchase these items at the beginning of the school year and kids can wear them on spirit days.

School Support

Albert Einstein Day
Albert Einstein Day

Chair:
When:
January

School wide science ‘fair’. Previous years the PTSA has sponsored the Pacific Science Center's 'Science on Wheels' program to come to our school. The daytime program includes interactive workshops, live stage shows and portable exhibit sets designed to support current science standards. Chair would promote event, contact vendors, organize registration and volunteers. Event takes place at the end of January.
Art Appreciation
Art Appreciation

Chair:
When:
Throughout the year

The volunteer art docents go into a single classroom once a month and teach an art lesson with the kids. Chair would coordinate docents and organize supplies.

Assemblies
Assemblies

Chair:
When:
Throughout the year

Coordinate with Fairwood School Principal & schedule 2 “all school” assemblies each school year. These are funded by PTSA. You will need to research and decide which ones to schedule (there is a folder with all of the information you need!). Make up a flyer for teachers and students announcing the assemblies you schedule- and pass on any ‘study packets’ needed for the teachers. You will have to be available to attend the assemblies – usually 2 performances per assembly(one for primary & one for intermediate). 9am and 10am – each lasting under an hour. Responsible for presenting them with a check – provided by the treasurer ahead of time. You coordinate all of this.
Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz

Chair:
(none)
When:
Anytime

Tuition-based LEGO Robotics & Engineering classes are offered after school.
Drama
Drama

Chair:
(none)
When:
Spring

Coordinates drama classes in the spring with Ms. Harcourt for the school year. Classes are held once a week with their class for approximately 6 weeks. The class is taught by Sarajane Harcourt who comes to the school and teaches Drama in the classroom. It is a highly anticipated program that the children absolutely love.

For more information email drama@fairwoodptsa.org.
Health & Safety
Health & Safety

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout the year

This committee helps ensure that in the event of an emergency (such as an earthquake), the school staff has the necessary items to care for our children until parents can pick them up. The PTSA has purchased a container that is kept on premises and provides emergency provisions such as food and water. The chair of this committee ensures those supplies are updated on an annual basis. In addition to keeping the container stocked with fresh supplies, the chair would also ensure that the classroom emergency backpacks are also updated every year. Work with the Fairwood H&S committee

Any questions, contact safety@fairwoodptsa.org.
Patrol Appreciation
Patrol Appreciation

Chair:
(none)
When:
school year

The chair of this program may supply treats or trinkets throughout the year for our student patrol. Maybe offer some hot chocolate on those super cold days. Just any little thing that shows our appreciation for them. At the end of the year there is also a big picnic with Patrol students from all over the Kent School District. Chair does not actually do any patrolling.

If you have any questions please contact patrol@fairwoodptsa.org
Raz Kids (Internet Reading Subscription)
Raz Kids (Internet Reading Subscription)

Chair:
(none)

Online reading subscription paid for by the PTSA for each child. In the fall, each child receives a login and password from his/her teacher and can begin reading & recording at their own personalized reading level for fun, engaging, interactive learning away from the classroom.
Reading Program
Reading Program

Chair:
When:
school year
Reflections
Reflections

Chair:

National PTSA Art program that encourages students to create artwork based on a theme in various categories (visual arts, music, photography & Literature). Chair is responsible for promoting the program (flyers and reminders), finding judges and organizing judging, organizing an evening awards ceremony (if desired), ordering trophies/ribbons and turning in pieces to council. This is a fall based program usually launched in late Sept/early Oct and ends beginning of Dec.

Donations

Field Day
Field Day

Chair:
(none)
Founder's Day Basket
Founder's Day Basket

Chair:
(none)
Fund A Dream (Field Trips)
Fund A Dream (Field Trips)

Chair:
(none)
Honor Choir
Honor Choir

Chair:
(none)
Library
Library

Chair:
(none)
Music
Music

Chair:
(none)
Physical Education
Physical Education

Chair:
(none)
Recess Equipment
Recess Equipment

Chair:
Scholarship Fund
Scholarship Fund

Chair:
(none)
Sixth Grade Camp Scholarship
Sixth Grade Camp Scholarship

Chair:
(none)
Student Esteem Allotment
Student Esteem Allotment

Chair:
(none)

Communications

Bulletin Board / Die Cut
Bulletin Board / Die Cut

Chair:
(none)
When:
All Year

The chairperson refreshes and maintains the PTSA bulletin board located near the office. This person will be in charge of putting up and taking down fliers and displays in a timely fashion.
Directory
Directory

Chair:
(none)

Coordinates compiling family information for online directory.

Learn about the online directory

If you have any questions or comments regarding the directory, please contact studentdirectory@fairwoodptsa.org.
Golden Acorn/Volunteer Recognition
Golden Acorn/Volunteer Recognition

Chair:
When:
Feb-March

Coordination of a very special award ceremony given to the “Golden Acorn Winners”. Each school year. two awards are given for: excellent service/volunteering and excellent educator of the year. This committee coordinates all of the details of the voting process, preparing the awards, the ceremony, organizing the gifts, communicating with families and friends of the winner- secretly & much more. The award is given in April.

Information Technology - Facebook
Information Technology - Facebook

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Information Technology - Website
Information Technology - Website

Chair:
Information Technology - Website Content
Information Technology - Website Content

Chair:

Writing articles, editing images, handling email requests, website maintenance & updates...our PTSA thrives on good communication with our members, all parents, students, teachers & staff. If you have a background in graphic arts, writing, technology, journalism or just have an interest in getting the word out about PTSA. Join Us!
Information Technology - Weekly Email
Information Technology - Weekly Email

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Legislative /Advocacy
Legislative /Advocacy

Chair:

Attend various legislative meetings and forums to keep our PTA members advised on important issues as they relate to our education situation. You don’t need to be well versed in all of the different bills and issues going on in Olympia. Just show up and ask “what are you doing about education?” It really is that easy!

Nominating Committee
Nominating Committee

Chair:
(none)
Staff Appreciation
Staff Appreciation

Chair:

Coordinate volunteers to bring in goodies at scheduled times for school staff.

Yearbook
Yearbook

Chair:
(none)

The yearbook is available for students to purchase and contains school pictures along with candid photos of the students participating in various school events throughout the year.

For questions please contact yearbook@fairwoodptsa.org

Family Engagement

Carnival
Carnival

Chair:
When:
Back to school

An all-school favorite! This is a much anticipated event that usually takes place shortly after the school year begins. Volunteers are needed to coordinate the games, rentals, snack stations, etc. and to organize teacher volunteers.

Clothing Bank
Clothing Bank

Chair:
When:
Held twice a year

The clothing bank is a Kent School District service for children in need of clothing who qualify under reduced lunch program. Once a month, when the school’s clothing bin is full of donations, the Chair will drive donations to Phoenix Academy. One night a year (3 hours), Fairwood School is responsible for staffing the clothing bank at the Phoenix Academy in Kent. Occasionally advertise in school Chalk Talk/Newsletters/e-Blast/website. Sock and underwear drive twice a year.

Family Fun Night
Family Fun Night

Chair:

Organize 3 Family Night events throughout the school year, such as Fall Harvest Party, Caroling and Cocoa, and Beach Dance and Pizza Party. Involves publicizing events, designing theme for events, coordination of volunteers, supplies, etc. as needed per event. Committee has a PTSA budget to sponsor the 3 Family Night events.
Membership
Membership

Chair:

This committee handles the PTA membership drive at the beginning of the year.

Enroll interested parents and staff in the Fairwood/Washington PTSA. Membership drive begins in August and lasts through May. Main Membership drive is in September. Consists of attending a few school wide events, advertising in school newsletters/PTSA weekly emails/Tuesday packets. Compile monies and membership names and send to Fairwood PTSA Treasurer.

Join now!
Popcorn
Popcorn

Chair:
(none)

Popcorn gets distributed monthly for the kids so help is needed to coordinate this event. Chair is in charge of popping the popcorn, bag it, deliver to classrooms and clean up the popcorn machine. Also ordering the supplies with PTSA funds.

Science Fair
Science Fair

Chair:
When:
Throughout the year

The science fair is an opportunity for students to conduct their own science experiment and present their results, report & visual display for judging and for their fellow students to see.

The committee is responsible for advertising and encouraging student participation, distributing the rules packet to those who sign-up, recruiting judges, reserving the necessary classrooms and gym for the workshops & events, organizing the judging and the awards ceremony, printing certificates and ordering medals and prizes.
Sixth Grade Luncheon
Sixth Grade Luncheon

Chair:
(none)

This chair is usually a 6th grade parent. Coordinate meetings to create the theme, decorations, activities, invitations and menu as well as make phone calls to solicit donations for the event. Have volunteers create and install the decorations and props in the gym appropriate for the selected theme of the year, create and or provide food and refreshments as well as supervise the event itself. Other duties may include the creation of a memory book, DVD, t-shirts, etc. all while keeping within the allotted budget. (Volunteers needed: 15-20)
Variety Show
Variety Show

Chair:
(none)

Coordinate a variety show for the kids and/or parents to participate in. Work with audio and stage production.