Long Meadow PTO Committees

5th Grade Moving On Party (Spring - June)
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

A special event for the 5th graders of LMES and MES at the end of the year.  5th Grade parents are needed to organize and plan the event.  The day of the party volunteers are needed to set up, clean up, bake, and run a variety of activities.  

 
Art Show (Spring - April)
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

A Region 15 Art Show is held every spring.  Help is needed preparing artwork, moving artwork to and from the show, setting up and cleaning up, and coordinating volunteers to assist (creates and sends home notices for parents to sign up as a volunteer as the event draws near); Works in conjunction with the Art teacher.     

 
Author / Illustrator (Fall - October; Spring - April)
Chair:   Kate Avcollie, Marillia Jose, Melanie Panasci
Description:  

An event that brings a guest author or illustrator to speak to LMES students. Assistance is needed to coordinate and publicize (create and distribute parent volunteer sheets as the date draws near), and works closely with the school librarian and other elementary schools.  The first Author/Illustrator program is held in the Fall and a second one in the Spring.

 
Back to School Social (Fall - September)
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

An evening event at the beginning of the school year to meet fellow classmates, families and staff.  There are games, music, activities and Italian ice.  Help is needed to set-up, cleanup, and run games and activities. 

 
Back to School Supplies (Spring - June)
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

Coordinates the order and distribution of school supplies per the LMES supply list.  These items are ordered and sorted over the summer and are waiting for the students the first day of school at their desks.  Help is needed to coordinate at the end of the school year and to sort and distribute supplies over the summer.  

 
Bagel Buddies (Spring - April)
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

A chance for a parent (or other adult) and child to have breakfast together before school.  Help is needed to coordinate, setup, cleanup and serve during the event.  It is held on one of the mornings of the Spring Book Fair.

 
Birthday Cards and Birthday Bulletin Board (Monthly)
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

Assistance is needed every month to write and distribute cards to students and update the Birthday Bulletin Board. 

 
Book Drive (Spring - April)
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

An event where students bring in new or gently used books to be donated. Volunteers are needed to advertise, collect and deliver the books.

 
Book Fair (Fall - October; Spring - April)
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

A 3-day event during the school day to provide children and parents with an opportunity to buy books.  Help is needed to set up, breakdown and help children with book selections and payment. Also includes “Donate a Book”: A program that coordinates book donations to the school library and teacher wish list and takes place during the book fairs.  Help is needed at the book fair and in creating bookplates. A fall book fair takes place in October. A second book fair takes place in April.

 
Box Tops
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

Collect Box Tops for Education labels on food items/products from families. Assistance is needed to coordinate collection of and to publicize throughout the school year.

 
Clothing Drive (Fall - October; Spring - May)
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

An event where LMES collects clothing and the school is paid by the pound for items collected.  Help is needed to coordinate the collection and on the day of collection, usually a Friday after school and/or a Saturday morning. Collections are held twice a year (in the fall and in the spring).

 
Costume Tag Sale (Fall)
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

A fundrasier where families can donate new or gently used costumes and/or dress up clothes. Help is needed to set-up the event and donate any unsold costumes to charity.

 
Cultural Arts (Fall - October; Spring - May)
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

Coordinates and plans two cultural arts events (one during the Fall and the other during the Spring) held during the school day for LMES students.  Works with the faculty at LMES to arrange dates, events, setup/clean up, and to publicize.

 
Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character Day (Spring - April)
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

The LMES community is encouraged to dress like their favorite book characters.

 
Family Night (Spring - May)
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

This is an evening event for LMES’ families.  It is held in the spring with varying themes, activities, games and food.  Help is needed to plan, setup, and cleanup and run the games and activities.

 
Field Day (Spring - June)
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

This is a day of fun and games for the children held at the end of the school year.  Assistance is needed the day of the event to set up, clean up and to run the games. This event is organized by the physical education teachers. 

 
Jump Rope for Heart (Winter - February)
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

An after-school event for the 5th graders.  Students jump rope to raise money for the American Heart Association.  This event is typically held around Valentine's Day. Volunteers work in conjunction with Physical Education Teachers, organizes 5th grade parents to coordinate and set up refreshments and snacks, and to monitor jumping.  

 
LMES After School Clubs (Fall - October; Winter - February)
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

An enrichment program that provides students the opportunity to participate in an after-school class or activity that they currently do not have access during the school day. Assistance is needed to coordinate dates and classes offered as well as coordinating teacher/instructor schedules; coordinate registration; develop brochures to distribute to families; search for additional class offerings; and to communicate with parents regarding schedule changes. This program is dependent on securing parent volunteers to be available and present in the school during the program times.

 
LMES PTO Executive Board
Chair:   LMES PTO Executive Board
Description:  
 
Long Meadow Literacy Month (Winter - Spring)
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

An event that kicks off with PJ Story Hour, is continued with the Book Drive, and culminates with the Spring Book Fair and Bagel Buddies and Author Illustrator event.

 
Mother's Day Plant Sale (Spring - May)
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

Children purchase plants during and after school hours the week prior to Mother's Day.  Help is needed to plan, coordinate, setup, cleanup and to coordinate volunteers.  During the week of the event volunteers are needed in 1-3 hour shifts during and after school to aid the children with their selection and payment.

 
Muffin Mates (Fall - October)
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

A chance for a parent (or other adult) and child to have breakfast together before school.  Help is needed to coordinate, setup, cleanup and serve during the event.  It is held on one of the mornings of the Book Fair.

 
Nutrition Week (Spring - March)
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

Assistance is needed to coordinate a week-long event focusing on healthy eating habits; May coordinate with Food Service at the School and is held in conjunction with National Nutrition Month.

 
Pie Sale (Spring - March)
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

An opportunity for families and friends to make their Spring celebrations spectacular by purchasing delicious Lyman Orchard Pies! All Lyman Orchard Pies are all natural and baked from scratch. Help is needed to organize and distribute pies.

 
PJ Storytime (Spring - March)
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

An evening event for children and parents where children come to school dressed in their pajamas to have stories read to them by parents and select faculty members.  Assistance is needed to develop a theme; coordinate parents to read in the classrooms (creates and sends home notices for parents to sign up as a volunteer); and to coordinate refreshments. Works in conjunction with the school librarian. 

 
PTO Directory (Fall - September)
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

This optional directory is sorted by grade and contains LMES students’ and parents’ names, addresses, phone numbers and email address.  Forms to be filled out by parents are sent out in early September.  Data is collected and assimilated at the beginning of the year and the directory is published and distributed by late October.  Volunteers are needed to verify information.  A contest for the cover of the directory is held (can be done in the previous Spring). Most of this work can be done at home.

 
PTO Email Database (Fall - September)
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

An optional database of email addresses used for PTO communication purposes. Help is needed to collect the information. The PTO email database is created separately from the school and district’s email database.

 
Quassy Night (Spring - May)
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

An evening family event held at Quassy Amusement Park. Assistance is needed to coordinate, advertise, and distribute tickets.

 
Spirit wear (Fall - October/November)
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

The every other year sale of LMES "logo" clothing. Volunteers are needed to help with designing logos, purchasing, marketing, and distributing. Sales begin in October and items are distributed in late November.   

 
Spring Fling - Family Dance (Spring - April)
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

An evening of family fun! Help is needed to plan, coordinate, setup and cleanup entire event. Includes dancing/games, a silent auction, raffles, and refreshments.

 
Square 1 Art
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

A fundraiser that offers students the opportunity to create an artistic picture that can be turned into unique products that display children's artwork. Assistance is needed to distribute art packets and collected finished artwork.

 
Stop and Shop A+ Program
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

A fundraiser where Stop and Shop card numbers are collected from families and friends.  The PTO is given a percentage of the sales made from purchases on the card numbers that are collected. Every year numbers need to be collected.  Assistance is needed to coordinate number collection, entering numbers into the Stop and Shop program, publicize the collection September - March, and in providing incentives to families for collecting numbers.

 
Webmaster and Email Coordinator
Chair:   Debbie Broadwater
Description:  

Maintains LMES PTO website with upcoming events and important information.  Assistance is needed in maintaining the site and in using the email distribution list to communicate PTO events to LMES families throughout the year. Updates chairperson information and volunteer positions.  

 
Yearbook
Chair:   TBD
Description:  

Creates and publicizes an annual yearbook to the LMES students and staff. Requires a yearlong commitment to take pictures at all LMES PTO and classroom events (or coordinate volunteers for pictures). Coordinates working with the Yearbook company regarding layouts, costs, and timeline.

 

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