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Jun 19, 2018
Charlton Heights Elementary SchoolPashley Elementary SchoolStevens Elementary SchoolO'Rourke Middle SchoolBH-BL High School

PTA: Committees

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Learn more about the PTA Committees and get involved

Arts in Education

Artists, storytellers, magicians, musicians, dancers, museum programs, etc. are brought into Pashley for special programs for students. BHBL District PTA Council supported. Program selections made by Chairperson(s).


Volunteers check the PTA financial records to ensure proper checks and balances procedures are observed, according to PTA guidelines. Instructions are provided.

Backpack Program



Volunteers are needed to open student savings accounts and process deposits on Thursdays during lunchtime throughout the year. Training will be provided.

Book Fair

Scholastic books are sold during after school hours. Volunteers help keep books organized, set-up, clean-up, and process transactions.

Building Council

Volunteers work with staff and other parents on issues such as health, safety and character education.

Bulletin Board

Chairperson coordinates with PTA committees to post notices and information about upcoming events on the PTA bulletin board every month.

Campell's Labels/Box Tops for Education/Hannaford Helps:

These programs need many volunteers to collect, count and send in Campbell’s labels and BoxTops from products to earn cash and supplies for the school. This committee also includes the Hannaford Helps program, where purchases of select products at Hannaford earn “School Dollars” as receipts at check-out. These “School Dollars” are submitted for cash back to Pashley.

Carnation Sales

Volunteers are needed to help bundle flowers and deliver to classrooms for student orders. Chairperson collects initial orders from student, places order with florist and picks up flowers.

Character Education

This program focuses on a different value each month throughout the school year. Volunteers are needed to help implement activities and publish a monthly newsletter.


Volunteers help with cleanup and planting of the Pashley courtyard.

Creative Arts (SilverGraphics)

Your child’s artwork is used to create gifts and memorabilia (mouse pads, coffee mugs, magnets, tote bags). Volunteers are needed to collect orders and money, and with the distribution of products. Program runs in the spring.

Cub Scout Liaison

Relay information about activities of Pack 20.

Curiosity Shop

After-school program held Fridays for one month 3-4 weeks. A variety of educational and fun mini-courses are offered. Volunteers are needed to assist with at-home prep-work, registration, teaching courses, providing younger-child care, etc.


The Pashley student directory is printed by classroom with each child’s name, contact information and parent’s names. (Parental permission is required for inclusion in the directory.) Volunteers are needed to collect this information and make additions/corrections to the directory.

Event Sign

Volunteers are needed to change the message on the event sign on Pashley Road.

Fall Family Festival

This event offers games and activities for the whole family and is held in October. Many volunteers are needed to assist with admission, collect raffles, advance planning, run activities/games/concessions, set up and clean up, etc.

Family Movie Nights

Volunteers are needed to help pop and distribute popcorn on Family Movie Nights.

Field Day for 4th and 5th graders

Parents are needed to assist the Physical Education staff with judging and recording winners at the 4th and 5th grade Field Day held in late-May.

Fifth Grade Class Day

Volunteers help plan and work on the activities (yearbook, festivities, games and food) for this day of recognition for the 5th graders, held in June.

Fitness Club

A program where students can get some extra exercise by walking/running in the gym on mornings before school. Volunteers are needed to check-in students upon arrival and assist with activities in the gym.


Volunteers are needed to help tally orders and distribute products from our fall fundraising campaign, as well as assist with coordination and planning of any other fundraisers held throughout the year.

Girl Scouts Liaison

Relay information about the activities of the Girl Scouts in Service Unit 206.

Holiday Shop

This early December evening event is an opportunity for the children to shop for gift items or make handmade crafts for family and friends for low cost. Many volunteers are needed for ideas, prep work on crafts (which can be done a home with supplies provided by the PTA), running craft tables and making sales.

Homeroom Parents

Parents are needed to coordinate with their class teacher to provide support such as organizing classroom parties, field trips, computer and classroom help for your child’s class, as well as assisting the PTA with teacher/staff appreciation, Back to School Night and collecting PTA dues.

Kindergarten Orientation

Volunteers are needed to assist with a program for incoming Kindergarteners and parents in their adaptation to school life. Takes place at Pashley two mornings in May.


This committee gathers PTA dues collected by homeroom parents at the Back to School nights during September. Volunteers are needed to help write out membership cards.


Chairperson updates the PTA Newsletter on a monthly basis with important dates, articles and notices from committee chairs. Responsible for designing, publishing, and distributing the PTA Newsletter.

Nominating Committee

Five volunteers are needed in the spring to nominate people to fill vacant officer positions.

Odyssey of the Mind (OotM)

International program for students using divergent and creative thinking where teams of students work with a coach on problem solving. BHBL District PTA Council supported. Coaches are needed to work with groups throughout the year and judges are needed for competition in March. [Will be offered if there is interest.]

Parents As Reading Partners (PARP)

PARP is a National PTA sponsored program that promotes reading at the elementary level. Volunteers are needed to implement the theme and promote reading during PARP month (usually March).

Pashley Pasta Party

This event is held in February to raise money for large items needed at the school. Volunteers are needed to plan food and supplies, collect raffle items, sell tickets, set-up, and clean-up.

Polar Bear Express

Volunteers are needed to type stories written by students (done on your home computer), make book covers and assemble the books. Help children create their own library and develop a love of writing.

Popcorn Days

Volunteers are needed to pop, bag and sell popcorn during lunchtime. Usually held once a month.

Price Chopper Tools for Schools

Chairperson encourages families of students to enroll in this program at their local Price Chopper store and acts as a liaison with Price Chopper to track and redeem points accrued by shopping.


A National PTA sponsored program focusing on creative arts relating to a specific theme. Entries are submitted by students at all grade levels usually in November. Volunteers are needed for categorizing, preparing entries for judging and displaying entries for Walkabout in May.


Awarded to a graduating senior who attended Pashley. Volunteers are needed to review applications, conduct interviews and assist with selection of the recipient.

School Pictures

Student pictures are taken in October and assistance is needed on that day and re-take day.

Spirit Shop

Volunteers are needed to help organize, sell and distribute orders for a variety of Pashley-themed products on offer each year (t-shirts, magnets, etc).

Staff Appreciation

This program allows us to show our thanks to all of the staff members who help our children grow and learn every day. The Staff Appreciation date is in May. Volunteers are needed to help organize a luncheon, food prep, set up & clean up. Volunteers can donate their time during school hours, as well as after school hours.


Chairperson sends cards and small gifts on behalf of the PTA to members of the Pashley community for congratulations, thank you, sympathy, etc. as appropriate.

Talent Show

This early June evening event is an opportunity for the children to show their talents to friends and family. Volunteers are needed to help collect permission slips, organize the show order, attend and help with the audition.

Three Wishes

Volunteers review and process requests for field trip assistance, large purchases, and other special PTA projects.

Wellness & Nutrition

Volunteers are needed to work with staff to facilitate programs that promote our children’s good health and fitness.


Volunteers are needed from all grade levels to submit photos and help plan, gather and organize picture placement.

Youngest/Only (YO) List

Chairperson coordinates with Pashley administrative staff to ensure the list of youngest and only students is kept up-to-date and distributed to committee chairs for minimizing copying costs of PTA notices and materials sent home to families.