2018-2019 PFA COMMITTEE INFORMATION
(in progress)

Communications Standing Committee

Chaired by ________ – Overseen by Co-President, Cari Combs

NEWSLETTER SUBCOMMITTEE
Our school newsletter, The Link, is a quarterly collaboration of our Board, administration, teachers, students, and parents.
Lead volunteers: Meghan Antonopoulos, Sarah Slipsky
Volunteer responsibilities: conceptualize, organize, and write or request article from the school community, then complete the graphic layout, edit, and publish.

WEBSITE SUBCOMMITTEE
Our website provides all of our community information in one organized and convenient place.
Lead volunteers: Meghan Antonopoulos
Volunteer responsibilities: update the PFA’s information on the school’s website and work with the school’s web team and Board Communications Committee on web projects.

TRANSLATORS SUBCOMMITTEE
Translators help us ensure that the information we share reaches the entire Casa community.
Lead volunteers: Teresa Lockhart, Hadassah Grizzard, Luisa Mahler
Volunteer responsibilities: translate various PFA communications from English to Spanish such as announcements sent via email, flyers for Friday Folders, and posters for events.
Email us if you can help with a project or two.

FLYERS SUBCOMMITTEE
Lead volunteers: ________

Description coming soon!

FACEBOOK SUBCOMMITTEE
Lead volunteers: Sarah Slipsky
Volunteer responsibilities: post pictures, upcoming events, closings. Monitor the Facebook page for questions from parents.

YEARBOOK SUBCOMMITTEE
The yearbook is an enormous project and fundraiser that is published every year in cooperation with Strawbridge Studios.
Lead volunteers: Sarah Slipsky, Jennifer Fuller, Amy Shyshnyak
Volunteer responsibilities: organize and design the Casa yearbook, take candid photos in classrooms and at school events, organize the sale of PDA’s and advertisements, sign the contract with the publisher and distribute yearbooks to students.
If you enjoy taking pictures at school events please click here and offer your assistance.

SCHOOL DIRECTORY SUBCOMMITTEE
The school directory is a resource for parents to share contact information to plan social events.
Lead volunteer: ________
Volunteer responsibilities: collect the contact information of Casa parents and then form a list to share with the community.

BYLAWS SUBCOMMITTEE
The Bylaws Subcommittee was created to review the PFA’s bylaws and determine whether updating them to fit our growing school would be beneficial.
Lead volunteers: Ghenet Mogos, Amy Shyshnyak
Volunteer responsibilities: look over the bylaws and suggest changes recommended by DPI. Come up with election procedures.
Volunteers are needed for this committee’s project of reviewing the bylaws.
Please email if you can assist us.

Hospitality Standing Committee

Chaired by ________ – Overseen by Treasurer, Kristen Black King

STAFF APPRECIATION – LUNCHEONS SUBCOMMITTEE
Lead volunteers: Julie Stevenson
Volunteer responsibilities: coordinate luncheons for teachers and staff 4-6 times per year, usually on early-release Fridays. Coordinate Teacher Appreciation Week special treats or breakfast.

STAFF APPRECIATION – SUPPLIES SUBCOMMITTEE
Lead volunteers: Kristen King
Volunteer responsibilities: restock powder rooms with health products, air freshener, mouthwash, cups and lotion. Restock faculty lounge with coffee, microwave popcorn, plastic utensils and paper products.

STAFF APPRECIATION – BIRTHDAYS SUBCOMMITTEE
Lead volunteers: Amy Shyshnyak
Volunteer responsibilities: put cards or notes and treats in staff mailboxes for birthdays.

UNIFORM SWAP SUBCOMMITTEE
Lead volunteers: Laura Chapman
Volunteer responsibilities: keep the uniforms neatly folded weekly. Stock the rolling cart with appropriate sizes and seasonal attire for scheduled uniform swaps. Suggest and schedule convenient times for community to benefit from uniform swaps such as the beginning of the school year, and when seasons change, make sure dates are put on school calendar and advertised.
If neatly folded laundry brings a smile to your face click here to let us know you’d like to help categorize and fold items in our Uniform Swap.

CARPOOL CONNECTOR SUBCOMMITTEE
Lead volunteers: Rachel Banyal
Description coming soon!

SUNSHINE AND GRATITUDE SUBCOMMITTEE
Lead volunteers: Adrienne Scigliano
Volunteer responsibilities: write “thank you” cards and help strengthen community relationships.

CASA’S HELPING HANDS SUBCOMMITTEE
Lead volunteers: ________
Description coming soon!

Passive Fundraising Standing Committee

Chaired by ________ – Overseen by Treasurer, Bryan Lanspery

BOX TOPS SUBCOMMITTEE
Box Tops for Education is a national program where hundreds of products throughout the grocery store and online are marked with a Box Tops symbol. It is one of our No Fuss Fundraising programs. Families cut out the Box Top symbols and bring them to our school’s collection box. Our school is given the dollar value of each Box Top voucher.
Lead volunteers:
Caryn Summers
Volunteer responsibilities: collect and mail box tops twice a year according to the Box Tops for Education program. Encourage the community to participate in this No Fuss Fundraising opportunity by reminding PFA to advertise it before collection date.

TERRACYCLE SUBCOMMITTEE
Casa cares about the environment! As a school community, parents and students work together to collect and bring in certain used, single-use products that would otherwise be thrown away and sit in a landfill. Only certain items can be taken so please refer to the TerraCycle acceptable items list.
Lead volunteers: Elizabeth Kasbohm, Lindsay Narvaez, Colleen Yeager
Volunteer responsibilities: keep the TerraCycle’s acceptable items list/flyer up to date according to the TerraCycle program. Encourage the community to participate in this No Fuss Fundraising opportunity especially at the start of each new year or when there are changes to the program. Sort and mail items weekly.

1ST DAY SCHOOL SUPPLIES SUBCOMMITTEE
The PFA has partnered with the 1st Day School Supplies company because we believe it’s the best way to buy Back-to-School supplies! Order the exact supplies your teacher requests with trusted brands and help raise funds for the PFA. It’s a win-win!
Lead volunteers: Ghenet Mogos
Volunteer responsibilities: collect order forms and then distribute boxes to classrooms before the school year begins.

SCRIP SUBCOMMITTEE
The PFA purchases giftcards at a reduced rate from Scrip and sells them to our school community at face-value as a fundraiser throughout the year.
Lead volunteers: Adrienne Scigliano
Volunteer responsibilities: sell Scrip fundraising cards, advertise the program, manage the deposits and reorder cards.
We’re looking for friendly parents to help sell Scrip cards. Please step right up and email us to volunteer.

SCHOOL PICTURES SUBCOMMITTEE
Lead volunteers: Dionne Moragne
Volunteer responsibilities: organize the school pictures, volunteers, and payment for picture orders. Distribute pictures in student backpacks.

Active Fundraising Standing Committee

Chaired by ________ – Overseen by Co-President, Ghenet Mogos

AUCTION/CASA CREATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE
Lead volunteers: ________
Volunteer responsibilities: Secure donations for the auction which may include students’ artistic contributions also known as Casa Creations. Identify local businesses and past donors to be solicited. Produce an auction catalog, organize donated items, establish values, publicize, run the auction, and distribute items to bidders.
Please tell us what you would like to donate or that your favorite restaurant or entertainment venue would like to donate to our school.

SQUARE1ART SUBCOMMITTEE
Every child makes a beautiful creation that can later be printed onto objects (calendars, mugs, aprons, etc.) that can be purchased for family members and friends.
Lead volunteers: Linsay Brown Narvaez, Ghenet Mogos
Volunteer responsibilities: work with the Square1Art representative to coordinate the teachers, art materials, volunteers, catalog orders, and distribution of the finished art projects for this fundraiser.
Are you artistically inclined? Volunteers come in during the school day to help our younger students.

FUN RUN SUBCOMMITTEE
Lead volunteers: ________
Description coming soon!

FAMILY NIGHTS SUBCOMMITTEE
Lead volunteer: Johannah Sloop
Description coming soon!

CASA GEAR SUBCOMMITTEE
Show your school spirit with Casa Gear! All clothing is approved to be worn as part of the Casa uniform. Place an order online!
Lead volunteer: Diana Marshall
Volunteer responsibilities: check-in inventory, keep it organized, and sell Casa Gear at school events.

Educational Standing Committee

Chaired by ________ – Overseen by Co-Vice President, Cari Combs

MARINE CLUB SUBCOMMITTEE
We are so fortunate to have a Marine Club that centers around our salt water touchtank. We are able to provide hands-on lessons to small groups of students about the creatures that live in our tank.
Lead volunteers: Rachel Banyal, TeeJay Lanspery
Volunteer responsibilities: maintain the salt water touch tank according to the needs of the marine life inhabitants. Clean and maintain the tank, feed the creatures, transport salt water, and encourage the school community to observe and build lessons around the tank by educating via posters, flyers, or newsletter. Please contact Rachel Banyal or TeeJay Lanspery directly to let them know about your area of interest!

GARDEN and LANDSCAPING CLUB SUBCOMMITTEE
Each classroom maintains a raised garden bed for growing edible vegetables and herbs. While MG facilitates the process, they need support. Also, our playground needs mulching at least once a year so we schedule landscaping days to beautify our outdoor spaces.
Lead volunteers: Srta. Brock, Srta. Cole, Sra. Ospina
Volunteer responsibilities: support the Middle Grades service learning project of growing a garden. Maintain the garden and seek donations for seeds, learning materials and physical maintenance of the raised beds.

PLAYGROUND SUBCOMMITTEE
Lead volunteers: ________
Description coming soon!

Events Standing Committee

Chaired by ________ – Overseen by co-Vice President, Ghenet Yoseif

BOOK FAIR SUBCOMMITTEE
Once a year in November, the Media Center transforms into a bookstore selling Spanish and English books appropriate for preschool-through-middle grades. It feels like a party revolving around a theme, culminating with Literacy Night on Friday night. (The school plans that portion.)
Lead volunteers: Julie Stevenson
Volunteer responsibilities: work with the Scholastic representative to organize and manage the book fair. Reserve dates and coordinate book fair drop off and pick up. Print materials from Scholastic Tool Kit website to advertise the book fair. Set up and decorate book fair in designated area. Create and send schedule to teachers for classes to visit the book fair. Organize volunteers to work shifts throughout the book fair: cash register, help CH and CHLE classes write wish lists, help students and/or parents find books. Reorder and restock books during the week of the fair. Break down the fair on closing day. Run reports and create financial statement on Scholastic website. Please sign up for the roles that you’d like to help with this year or email Julie Stevenson for more details.

FALL FEST/WINTER FEST/ END OF YEAR BASH SUBCOMMITTEE
Lead volunteers: Ghenet Yoseif
Volunteer responsibilities: plan and organize the annual carnival-style celebration, our biggest PFA family event of the year.  Provide vendor tables for businesses and school activities such as Middle Grades entreprenuership projects. Coordinate activities: including games, entertainment, food trucks, and other fun activities. Set up and clean up on the day of the event.
If you have creative ideas to make events fun and enjoy working on your own small projects within a big team, click here to volunteer.

CASA CONNECTIONS SUBCOMMITTEE
Lead volunteers: Elizabeth Morales-Press
Description coming soon!