Every PTA depends on it's parents to provide quality programs for
the students. Foster is fortunate to have many dedicated volunteer
Committee Chairs to oversee many fun, educational, and entertaining
events. Descriptions of our current committees are listed below. If you are
interested in chairing a committee, or even just assisting with an event,
contact a member of the Executive Board.
Coordinate with the art teacher to organize a one-night display of students’ work.
Publicize National Arts in Education (Reflections) contest in October and November. Instruct participating students on rules and hold creative workshops for students at conference time. Find volunteer judges and follow works through district and state contests, culminating in awards luncheon in the spring.
Coordinate with Scholastic Books and Librarian.
Plant and maintain garden.
Responsible for revising and amending Bylaws according to the Guidelines provided by the State Office.
Host morning gathering for parents of grades 1-5 students on the first day of school. Current president to host.
Host morning and afternoon gatherings for Kindergarten parents on their first day of school. Current Kindergarten parent to host.
Shall provide character building and educational experiences under which students learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully organized service experiences that meet actual community needs and are coordinated with district, school and community.
Organize collected cell phones, ink cartridges, Campbell’s labels and box tops, and redeem. Monitor Target and Giant Eagle rewards. Keep track of income.
This committee, with at least 3 members, shall coordinate the scheduling of enrichment assemblies/programs. Shall meet with the principal and the PTA president.
Delegate to PTA Council
This position is appointed by the current FES PTA President. (S)He attends all monthly PTA Council meetings, and reports any pertinent information back to the monthly meeting. Announcements and invitations are to be made in the newsletter, informing members of upcoming meetings and events.
Shall solicit each family to obtain name, address, phone number, and email information; obtain permission to publish the information; then publish and distribute directory once per year. N. Electronic
Coordinate donated baked goods and staff table on Election Day.
Shall develop a channel of communication between the PTA and the school regarding environmental issues and policies, and initiate environmental programs.
Plan games, music, and dancing for Foster families for the first available Friday evening in August or September.
With Physical Education teacher, coordinate a whole day of activities in June.
Shall serve as co-editor of the online school newsletter, which includes school information, PTA news, and occasional articles. Also sends email blasts when necessary.
Form committee to evaluate nominations. Make presentations at end-of-year ceremony. Committee of at least 3, in addition to a teacher representative.
Purchase and coordinate selling of Friday after-school treats.
Maintain and develop habitat and trail.
Chair shall coordinate and oversee committee to direct activities connected to annual Foster Health and Safety Week, including but not limited to: visit by Mt. Lebanon Police Officers to
Foster School to discuss walking safety/general child safety issues; showing or updating of Foster School Safety Video (work under guidance of Juvenile Protection Committee chair); distribution of traffic safety flyers to motorists dropping off/picking up in front of Foster School; respond to parent concerns on safety issues and pass on relevant issues to current Juvenile Protection Committee chair; and coordinate with physical education teacher on fitness/health challenge to take place during Health/Safety Week, (e.g., “The Count Your Miles Challenge”).
Purchase/Craft goods, price, and display for sale, staff tables, and total final payments.
Chairperson(s) shall solicit volunteers to serve as homeroom parents and select one homeroom coordinator for each class. Chairperson(s) shall communicate to volunteers, information regarding class parties, field trips, projects, etc…usually in a meeting held during the Fall. The homeroom coordinators meet with classroom teacher to discuss specific class needs and communicate any necessary information to the homeroom parents for their class. Homeroom parents select parents to coordinate classroom parties.
Shall provide refreshments as needed at PTA functions throughout the year, with the help of volunteers.
Shall follow National Great Books Foundation Guidelines; organize program, train volunteers, and register students to conduct shared inquiry book discussion for grades 2-5.
Shall coordinate PTA juvenile protection concerns with appropriate school district and municipal personnel.
Provide packets and nametags for new kindergarten families in conjunction with the office. Assist teachers at morning and afternoon sessions.
Find parent volunteers to host lunch hour activities. Activities begin in January and run for 6 consecutive weeks.
Shall coordinate the membership drive for the Stephen C. Foster PTA. Shall keep records of |PTA memberships and collect dues.
Coordinate and implement a fundraiser through the Mixed Bags vendor.
Odyssey of the Mind – Organize teams for local and state competitions.
Organize donations of cookies and cider for reception and schedule volunteers.
The First Vice President shall chair and assist the PTA Council in establishing programs on parent education for the district as needed. Shall provide parents with information on issues affecting education or parenting.
Organize and implement a ReadAThon during which students set and attempt to reach individual and school-wide reading goals. Students may choose to collect donations and/or sponsorships as part of this annual fundraiser.
Coordinate and implement a fundraiser through the Sarris Candy vendor.
Find third grade parent volunteers and supervise day in Bird Park. Parents of next year’s 3rd graders to chair.
Contact photographer, set date, send and collect order forms. Coordinate with secretary for classes to go outside to be photographed.
Distribute information to children, hold introductory meeting and coordinate events, held one evening in March.
Provide luncheon for teachers and coordinate student-generated appreciation activities.
Coordinate parent volunteers to present artworks and artists to each class two times per year.
Schedule, secure facility reservation, organize and implement Variety Show
Plan with local Boy/Girl Scout troops for flag ceremony in November. Invite local veterans to be recognized. Coordinate with principal for band/choral interest.
The First Vice President shall chair this committee and evaluate proposed fundraising activities for the support of the PTA’s programs and projects.
Update and maintain the Foster PTA website.
Supervise committee to acquire photos, design, sell and distribute yearbook.