Our Fairview PTA has over 25 committees to serve our students, staff, and families!

 

You can learn more about these committees on this page. Scroll down below to read descriptions, including the committee's role, the tasks involved in the committee and the time commitment involved with each. 

 

  

 

 

2018-19 Fairview PTA Committees

 

AUCTION COMMITTEE

The Auction committee plans and creates the Fairview auction baskets for the annual Schaumburg Township Council auction in March. Time commitment: FLEXIBLE. Days, evenings, weekends in Nov-Jan.

Tasks include:

  • Securing donations and gift cards for five baskets
  • Securing other items for donation at the auction
  • Creating the gift baskets

 

BIRTHDAY BOOKS COMMITTEE

The Birthday Books committee ensures that all Fairview Elementary School students receive a free book for their birthdays courtesy of the Fairview Elementary PTA. Time commitment: FLEXIBLE. Days, evenings, weekends throughout the school year.

Tasks include:

  • Purchasing books and maintaining book inventory
  • Sending reminders to teachers/library staff about upcoming student birthdays

 

BOO-HOO BRUNCH COMMITTEE

The Boo-Hoo Brunch committee helps welcome our newest Fairview students and families to school at the start of the academic year. Following Kindergarten drop-off on the first day of school, parents are invited to stop by and meet other parents, learn more about Fairview School and the PTA. Time commitment: Planning in summer; 1st Day of Kindergarten.

Tasks include:

  • Promoting and advertising event
  • Purchasing supplies (snacks, beverages, decorations, materials for activities)
  • Coordinating volunteers or serving as a helper at the Boo-Hoo Brunch

 

BOOK FAIR COMMITTEE

The Book Fair committee helps provide our students with the opportunity to purchase books at the school three times during the school year with our partner, Scholastic Books. Time commitment: School days throughout the school year.

Tasks include:

  • Distributing order forms and reminders
  • Coordinating Book Fair activities with Scholastic
  • Coordinating classroom shopping hours with teachers and the main office
  • Coordinating volunteers or serving as a helper on Book Fair Day

   

BREAKFAST WITH DAD COMMITTEE

The Breakfast with Dad committee plans is a one-day event in April or May where students can come to school early and enjoy breakfast with Dad (or other important person). Time commitment: Planning in April-May; May morning before school.

Tasks include:

  • Promoting and advertising the event
  • Purchasing food and supplies
  • Coordinating volunteers or serving as a helper for the event

 

CULTURAL ARTS COMMITTEE

The Cultural Arts committee plans and organizes the assemblies for the school year. You’ll work with the main office on dates and the final approval of any assemblies that you would like to bring to the school. Time commitment: FLEXIBLE. Days, evenings, weekends throughout the school year.

Tasks include:

  • Identifying and coordinating with businesses and organizations that provide fun, educational learning opportunities for students
  • Coordinating with the main office to schedule events

 

FAMILY NIGHT COMMITTEE

The Family Night committee plans the fun annual family dance held in February and any other events that bring families together for fun and festivities. Time commitment: FLEXIBLE. Days, evenings, weekends throughout the school year; evening events.

Tasks include:

  • Picking event themes and activities
  • Promoting and advertising event
  • Selecting/coordinating food vendors, purchasing supplies (snacks, beverages, decorations, materials for activities)
  • Coordinating volunteers or serving as a helper at the events

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE

The Health and Safety committee helps advertise blood drives in the community and helps provide students and parents with helpful health and wellness information throughout the year to keep them safe and healthy. Time commitment: FLEXIBLE. Days, evenings, weekends throughout the school year.

Tasks include:

  • Identifying and sharing health information electronically or through handouts and other materials

  

HOLIDAY SHOP COMMITTEE
The Holiday Shop committee helps give our Fairview students the opportunity to buy presents for family and friends right at the school in December. Time commitment: Planning in Oct-Dec; School days in December.

Tasks include:

  • Distributing information, order forms and reminders
  • Coordinating Holiday Shop activities with our vendor
  • Coordinating classroom shopping hours with teachers and the main office
  • Coordinating volunteers or serving as a helper on the Holiday Shop days

 

HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE

The Hospitality committee helps create a welcoming environment at many Fairview events, such as Kindergarten Registration, Kindergarten Screening, Field Day. The committee also provides meals for teachers during the parent-teacher conferences in October and January and hosts the Back to School Ice Cream Social in August. Time commitment: FLEXIBLE. Days, evenings, weekends throughout the school year.

Tasks include:

  • Providing information to parents at the PTA table at school events throughout the year
  • Identifying and coordinating vendors for teacher meals
  • Purchasing supplies and refreshments for select Fairview events throughout the year

 

HOT LUNCH WEDNESDAY COMMITTEE

The Hot Lunch committee is in charge of making sure our students get delicious hot lunches from local area restaurants! Time commitment: School days throughout the school year.

Tasks include:

  • Selecting/coordinating with food vendors
  • Entering/reviewing student orders
  • Distributing the meals to the students on Hot Lunch days.

  

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

The Membership committee helps the Fairview Elementary PTA share information about our PTA and sign-up new members. Time commitment: FLEXIBLE. Days, evenings, weekends throughout the school year.

Tasks include:

  • Providing information to parents at the PTA table at school events throughout the year
  • Signing up families for PTA membership
  • Entering/reviewing membership order forms
  • Assisting with the annual school directory
  • Coordinating monthly payments to the Illinois PTA

 

MORNINGS WITH MOM COMMITTEE

This is a one-day event in early September where students can come to school early and enjoy breakfast with Mom.  It is staffed and organized by the Boy Scouts. Time commitment: Planning in Aug-Sept; Sept morning before school.

Tasks include:

  • Promoting and advertising the event
  • Purchasing food and supplies
  • Planning support or volunteer help as needed

 

NEWSLETTER COMMITTEE

Each month, Fairview families receive an electronic copy of our PTA newsletter: the Falcon Flyer. Time commitment: FLEXIBLE. Days, evenings, weekends throughout the school year.

Tasks include:

  • Soliciting submissions from PTA committees and school staff
  • Writing, editing and formatting the newsletter
  • Emailing the final copy to our Principal and Webmaster for distribution

 

PIZZA FRIDAY COMMITTEE

The Pizza Friday committee is in charge of making sure our students get delicious pizza slices during the week! Time commitment: School days throughout the school year.

Tasks include:

  • Selecting/coordinating with food vendors
  • Entering/reviewing student orders
  • Distributing the pizza to the students on pizza days.

  

READING RECOGNITION COMMITTEE

The Reading Recognition committee is in charge of making sure our students are motivated to read and rewarded for their efforts. Time commitment: FLEXIBLE. Days, evenings, weekends throughout the school year; Events during school days and on weekends.

Tasks include: 

  • Selecting/coordinating with local businesses and restaurants providing reading rewards
  • Distributing and collecting monthly reading logs
  • Entering reward recipients into a database
  • Distributing reading rewards to students
  • Planning Reading Recognition parties held throughout the year
  • Coordinating volunteers or serving as a helper at the Reading Recognition parties

 

REFLECTIONS COMMITTEE

The Reflections committee coordinates all of the activities for the Reflections Arts Program, which encourages artistic creativity among our students by asking them to create works of art based on an assigned theme. Most of the work is completed by mid-October. Time commitment: FLEXIBLE. Days, evenings, weekends in Aug-Oct.

Tasks include:

  • Promoting and advertising the Reflections program
  • Distributing information forms and reminders to students
  • Organizing all of the student art projects and delivering them to the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs

 

ROOM REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE (Also known as Classroom Helpers)

The Room Representatives committee collects all the fees for PTA classroom parties and coordinates all of the activities for our Classroom Helpers. These are our parent volunteers that make sure our PTA classroom parties and events are a success. Time commitment: School days throughout the school year.

Tasks include:

  • Identifying and assigning classroom helpers for all classrooms
  • Providing guidance about party expectations or classroom party policies to helpers
  • Providing general oversight over all classroom helpers on classroom party days.

  

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

The Scholarship committee assists with the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs summer scholarship program. As part of its commitment to life-long learning, the STC offers scholarships for summer programs and camps to District 54 students currently in kindergarten through seventh grade who wish to broaden their education, talents and experiences. Time commitment: FLEXIBLE. Days, evenings, weekends in Jan-April. 

Tasks include:

  • Promoting and advertising the Scholarship program
  • Distributing and collecting scholarship applications
  • Sending completed application packages on to the STC

 

SCHOOL PICTURE DAY COMMITTEE

The School Picture Day committee makes sure that the school is prepared to host picture day with our partner, Lifetouch Photography.  You’ll work with the main office to schedule the picture days and the actual picture day classroom schedule. Time commitment: School days in September & October.

Tasks include:

  • Distributing order forms and reminders
  • Coordinating Picture Day activities with Lifetouch
  • Coordinating volunteers on Picture Day
  • Collecting students from the classrooms and lining them up for pictures on Picture Day
  • Ensuring students look camera ready.

 

SCIENCE FAIR COMMITTEE

The Science Fair committee helps the teachers and staff coordinate Science Fair activities. Time commitment: FLEXIBLE. Days, evenings, weekends in Jan-April.

Tasks include:

  • Promoting and advertising the Science Fair
  • Recruiting student participants
  • Assisting with planning and preparation for the Science Fair judging and Science Fair night.

  

6th GRADE SEND-OFF COMMITTEE

The Send-Off committee plans and organizes our farewell activities for our outgoing 6th graders. You’ll work with the main office and teachers to plan the event. Time commitment: FLEXIBLE. Days, evenings, weekends throughout the school year; Event night.

Tasks include:

  • Creating the student Memory Book
  • Creating an event Picture Slideshow
  • Creating a program booklet, certificates and other materials for the event night
  • Purchasing and providing refreshments; purchasing and hanging decorations

 

SPIRIT WEAR COMMITTEE

The Spirit Wear committee keeps students, parents and Fairview staff in all the latest Fairview Falcons styles. Time commitment: FLEXIBLE. Days, evenings, weekends throughout the school year.

Tasks include:

  • Selecting/coordinating with t-shirt vendors
  • Entering/reviewing student orders
  • Distributing t-shirts to the classrooms for students.

 

STAFF APPRECIATION COMMITTEE

The Staff Appreciation committee plans activities, gifts and other perks for our teachers as a thank you for all their hard work throughout the year.  Time commitment: School days throughout the school year.

Tasks include:

  • Selecting/coordinating with local businesses and restaurants providing meals or gifts
  • Scheduling and organizing appreciation days or activities
  • Coordinating volunteers or serving as a helper during appreciation days, activities or events.

 

VARIETY SHOW COMMITTEE

The Variety Show committee plans the annual Fairview Variety show, which encourages our creative Falcons to perform for students and their families. Time commitment: FLEXIBLE. Days, evenings, weekends, throughout the school year; Event night.

Tasks include:

  • Picking the theme
  • Promoting and advertising the event
  • Coordinating auditions
  • Purchasing supplies and other materials needed for the show
  • Coordinating volunteers or serving as a helper on the show night

 

YEARBOOK COMMITTEE

The Yearbook committee is responsible for making sure our Fairview memories are recorded and shared in the annual yearbook. Time commitment: FLEXIBLE. Days, evenings, weekends throughout the school year.

Tasks include:

  • Taking tons of pictures of Fairview students and events
  • Distributing order forms and reminders
  • Entering/reviewing student orders
  • Creating the annual yearbook
  • Distributing the yearbook to classrooms for students at the end of the year; holding a post-sales event

 

 

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