Reading Programs - Summer Reading Program & Scholastic Reading Counts
Summer Reading Program
At the end of the school year, a bag of books is provided to each K-4 student to take home and enjoy over the summer. The Chairperson will collect the book bags that will be returned at the beginning of the school year, re-shelve the books and correspond with families and teachers until all bags are returned. In late spring, the chairperson will make sure:
All books are labeled properly for distribution
send home book information regarding the program
work with the staff to secure dates to use the library so students can go and select their books
secure volunteers for the book selection days
distribute the filled and labeled book bags to the classrooms.
Scholastic Reading Counts! Program (SRC)
Students read books and take computer-based quizzes in the computer lab. Students work at their own pace and earn points for each quiz. The lab is open daily from 12:45 p.m.-1:30 p.m. The chairperson will:
Secure volunteers to run the lab
Make a schedule
Buy prizes for students who achieve poin levels
On Fridays, write and make announcements of all the students who achieved a point level
Pass out prizes in the media center.
This program is included in the curriculum for students in 1st through 5th grade.
Fifth Grade Music Program
After the Middle School Band and Orchestra perform at an assembly, parents of students planning to play an instrument in 6th grade will attend an orientation at Royal Oak Middle School. Next, students will go for a "fitting" where they will choose their instrument. There will be another music assembly at school where the students will be broken out into instrument groups and play with an instructor. The students will then attend two Jump Start classes at the middle school. Finally, parents will have the option to sign their child up for four (4) lessons at McCourt's Music at a discounted price, made possible by the PTA. The Chairperson will be responsible for:
Coorespondence to the 5th grade parents about each step
Secure volunteers for the music assembly
Responsible for taking the monies for the four (4) lessons
Make sure that parents receive lesson vouchers to the parents.
CHAIRPERSON NEEDED FOR 2013-2014!!
The Green Recycling is a committee that coordinates, organizes and douments each point for the Michigan Green School Program to ensure that we meet or exceed the 20 points necessary to keep our "Evergreen" status. The chairperson works with the 3rd grade teachers and the principal to coordinate the Recycling Rangers, sends out information at the beginning of the year about the "No Idling" policy and Waste-free Wednesdays, coordinates assemblies from Sierra Club and SOCCRA, maintains the recycling containers in the lunchroom, packages up electronic waste to send back to Cartridges for Kids (we earn $$ for everything sent back), coordinates the WWF animal adoption and provides the "Green Bean Tips" that go in the eFolder each week. See Michigan Green Schools for more information.
Cultural Arts and Education
Ways and Means
CHAIRPERSON NEEDED FOR 2013-2014!
The Ways & Means/Fundraising chairperson will look for alternative ways to raise funds throughout the year without placing an extra burden on our families to sell items. Examples include contests, participating in SCRIP gift card program, collecting Box Tops and Campbell's Labels for Education, coordinating the Hollywood Markets program, etc. The chairperson will coordinate these opportunities and find volunteers/chairs for each program.
International Food and Fun Festival
NEW - Late Start Programs
This committee helps coordinate the sales efforts of the school raffle. This raffle coincides with the Silent Auction every year.
"Join the PTA" Membership Committee
This committee assists with signing up parents to get involved with the Helen Keller PTA.
Mom 2 Mom Sale Committee
This committee coordinates the annual Mom 2 Mom sale.