2nd VP - Social and Membership
Rena Nakashima and Christa Thompson
- Responsible for any new member orientation and for helping new members assimilate into the PTO, school, and parish
- Selects project and committee chairs within the Department
- Provides all members with a copy of By-Laws and other pertinent membership information
- Assists parents with any special needs
- Assists the President in providing amenities
- Acts as a liaison between the PTO and the other social groups in the parish
- Coordinates all parent and PTO socials
- Committees under 2nd Vice-President include: Pancake Breakfast, Room Parents, Christmas Program, Dancing and Desserts, Faculty Luncheons and other social events.
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Social and Membership Committees
New Family Buddy Program (Year Round) - Chairperson - OPEN
This program matches current school families with new school families entering Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and grades 1 ‐ 8. Current school families are asked to welcome new families, orient them to the traditions, routines, important aspects of the school, and help them find the 'right fit' in our parent volunteer system. The Chairperson is responsible for coordinating with the school to identify new families, help to find good matches in current school families, and ensuring that new families are being well‐integrated into the school. Committee members may be needed to act as a buddy to a new family.
Room Parents (Year round) - Chairperson - Shannon Matthews and Barbara Guidry
The Room Parent Chairperson is responsible for training and coordinating the efforts of the Room Parents for each grade. The Chairperson also takes the lead in organizing a monthly room parent email, and assist room parents with other communication/activities and support.
- Grades JK through 8 Room Parents (2 to 3 per class)
- Room Parents work with the teachers as required in coordinating parent volunteers for class events, field trips and any other classroom needs.
Back to School Lunch for Faculty (August) - OPEN
Back to school lunch is provided for the faculty and staff the week before school starts. Chairperson(s) will coordinate exact date and numbers with school principal, order lunch, set up, then return to clean up afterwards.
Welcome Coffee (1st Day of School) - Chairperson - Christa Thompson and Rena Nakashima
The Welcome Coffee is a continental breakfast held on the first day of school. All parents are invited. The Chairperson is responsible for promoting, planning and implementing this event. Committee members are needed to help with set-up and tear down of the event as well as assistance during the event.
Pancake Breakfast Chair (September) - Chairperson - Will Spjut and Rob Shiels
The Pancake Breakfast is a parish‐wide event on a Sunday morning in September. The Chairperson is responsible for planning, publicizing, and implementing this event. Committee members are needed to help with set-up and teardown as well as assistance during the event. This event also uses middle school student volunteers wishing to gain service hours.
Back to School Night (September) - Chairperson - Mia Camcam
Back to School Night is a school‐wide event orienting school families to the new school year. The Chairperson is responsible for coordinating a snack and refreshment station in Pastor's Plaza. The Chairperson is responsible with planning, publicizing and implementing the event. Committee members are needed for food donations and assisting with school‐wide set‐up and break-down.
Christmas Program (December) - Chairperson - Channing Curtis
The Christmas Program is a school‐wide event in which each class sings a class song and the whole school sings an opening and a closing song. The Chairperson is responsible for securing the venue, all logistics and operational duties, overseeing song selection and producing the Program as a whole. Class coordinators are needed for each grade to help teach light choreography and procure any props or costumes if needed. Additional volunteers are needed to help decorate the stage and load in and out equipment. It's truly a magical night.
Career Day Breakfast and Luncheon (January) - Chairperson - OPEN
Career Day is held as a part of Catholic School's Week. The Chairperson will coordinate with Career Day chair to order a lite welcome breakfast (coffee, juice, pastries, etc.) and lunch for speakers. Lunch is generally a "grab-and-go" to allow volunteers to return to work (numbers for faculty and staff also included. Chairperson is responsible for ordering food and drinks, set-up and breakdown. Volunteers are needed for set-up, decorating, serving and breakdown.
Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon (January) - Chairperson - OPEN
The Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon is held on the Friday of Catholic School's week as a thank you to the faculty and staff. The Chairperson is responsible for planning and implementing this event. Chairperson would create a theme, decorate, send invitations, order food and drinks, set-up and breakdown. Committee members are needed for set-up, decorating, serving and breakdown. This is a popular volunteer event as everyone wants to give back to the teachers.
Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon (May) - Chairperson - OPEN
PTO provides lunch as a thank you to the faculty and staff during National Teacher Appreciation Week. The Chairperson is responsible for planning and implementing this event. Chairperson would create a theme, decorate, send invitations, order food and drinks, set-up and breakdown. Committee members are needed for set-up, decorating, serving and breakdown. This is a popular volunteer event as everyone wants to give back to the teachers.
Dancing and Dessert (May) - Chairperson - OPEN
This fun event is hosted by our principal as a year-end treat and thank you to the parents and students! Come dance with your children and enjoy dessert under the stars and lights at St Anastasia! A Chaiperson is needed for publicity, planning and implementing the event. They will work closely with the administration to create a wonderful event.