Highcroft Ridge Elementary School - PSO Committees (21-22 school year)
6 Flags Read-a-Thon - Kids who complete the Read-a-Thon win a ticket to Six Flags. The coordinator collects all forms.
All Read – A Virtual Read Aloud the last Monday of the month beginning in September 2021.
Book Fair - Plan, organize, and work with parent volunteers to host a fun and fast-paced event that spans two to three days in the fall and spring to earn money towards the purchase of new books for the HCR library. (Looking to plan during the 22-23 school year)
Box Tops - Organize and promote the collection of General Mills Box Tops school-wide. Send information home with each student so they can collect box tops until the fun contest and collection takes place throughout the school year.
Carnival – Potential for 22-23 school year return.
Equity & Inclusion - Potential new committee for 22-23 school year. Plan and facilitate regular meetings to increase multicultural awareness at Highcroft Ridge.
Family Fun Nights – Plan and share information to the HCR community regarding an evening out at a certain restaurant with other Highcroft families. A portion of the proceeds is donated back to Highcroft.
Fifth Grade Party - Plan and prepare activities and graduation for fifth grade.
FUNdraising - Help plan Fall and Spring Fundraisers for PSO.
- Fall Fundraiser - This will be the dedicated playground fundraiser (capital project) each year until the goal is met. The 21-22 school year featured Bobo’s,
- Trivia Night (Spring) - This is a huge fundraising evening for the school. Proceeds from the event go towards the overall PSO budget. It’s also an opportunity for HCR parents and their friends to join together for a fun evening of trivia, silent and live auctions. Throughout the school year, the committee collects auction items and devises the night’s theme and trivia questions. The main auction items are grade level baskets donated by each grade and donations from faculty like Principal for the Day.
Help Room - Check out the help room once a month and do some odd jobs for the teachers, including sharpening pencils, making die cuts, stapling, and other various projects.
Hospitality - This committee organizes meals for the teachers during conference week held in the fall. They enlist help from parent volunteers to provide drinks, meals and dessert.
Library Coordinator/Volunteers – Being a volunteer in the library is a great way to see your kids in their school environment! Volunteers will help with book check-in and check-out and shelve returned books. The Library Coordinator will ensure all volunteers are assigned a date and time during their child/children’s classroom library visit. Monthly volunteer schedules are coordinated via email.
(Potential for 1/2022 return)
Outdoor Beautification - Facilitate activities that help maintain Highcroft’s green space. Gather volunteers multiple times throughout the year at spring clean-up and schedule volunteer families to water and weed school's gardens in the summer.
Room Parent Coordinator – This committee is in charge of making sure each classroom has a sufficient number of Room Parent volunteers to manage and put on fun and educational classroom parties held at Halloween, Winter time (December) and Valentine’s Day. In addition, this committee works with the Teacher Appreciation Committee in a collaborative effort to thank our teachers and faculty during teacher appreciation. They also work with the FUNdraising Committee to coordinate the classroom baskets that are collected through the donations of parents and room parents.
- Monthly Staff Appreciation - Coordinate treat delivery to the school lounge each month to show appreciation. Grade levels and PSO will each take a month.
Room Parents - Volunteers in each classroom focus on supporting the teacher by facilitating communication between parents and families. They also build community by planning parties for their child’s classroom.
Spirit Wear - Coordinate HCR gear so the whole school can show off their Redhawk pride. Work with the vendor, organize order details, and distribute order forms or post online, and collaborate with staff to set up delivery details for Highcroft Ridge spirit wear.
Staff Appreciation Week - The Staff Appreciation committee works to organize activities that demonstrate appreciation from students and parents to our HCR teachers and staff. The committee is able to creatively determine what sort of activities it would like to plan. Historically, surprises of student-written thank you notes, luncheons, and other gifts of food and flowers are just a few of the fun treats that have been planned. The largest commitment occurs in May during Teacher Appreciation Week; however, the committee may choose to spread the events throughout the year intermittently.
- Appreciate-A-Redhawk - This committee supplies recognition (small gifts) on Principals Day, Custodian Day, Administrative Professionals Day, SRO Day, Nurses Day, and for any teacher/staff appreciation day and/or retirement recognition.
The Playground Project - This committee researches potential playground options, surveys parents, works through grants and fundraises for the Let's All Play inclusive playground efforts. (ONGOING 21-22 CAPITOL PROJECT) *More information about the Playground Project fundraising efforts are under FUNdraising.
The Spirit Committee - A student-focused committee comprised of kids at Highcroft interested in collaborating with PSO to help with school fundraising, community engagement, and service projects. The delegates will create and implement new ideas while demonstrating pride and ownership for the betterment of Highcroft Ridge. In addition, they will represent their peers and communicate their suggestions to the PSO. (NEW FOR SECOND SEMESTER OF 21-22 SCHOOL YEAR)
Trunk or Treat – This is a school community event for Highcroft Ridge families to gather and enjoy trick or treating together in a safe environment. It is held on a Friday evening before Halloween. HCR parents provide candy for the event and/or volunteer to decorate their car “trunks” with spooky flair. From their car trunks they hand out candy in the HCR park lot.
Welcome Committee - This committee has the important task of welcoming and helping to orient all of our new HCR families – both those beginning with a new Kindergartener and those new to the community with children in other grades. This committee plans a Kindergarten BooHoo Breakfast held on the first day of school and passes out Welcome to HCR signs. The committee helps new families find ways to connect and feel comfortable at school by providing suggestions on how to get involved with the PSO. Most of the work is done at the beginning of the school year.
Yearbook - Capture the memories of the child’s classroom and the entire school. The photos generally depict events such as performances and field trips, as well as everyday classroom life. Manage the submission of all materials to the printers by the deadline.
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