Communications

Website - Content Manager & Committee
Website - Content Manager & Committee

Chair:
When:
August-June

The Content Manager oversees all of the content on the website and helps Content Managers populate the website.
Sharing school information and working closely with the Communication Chair (could be one in the same), the Webmaster, Volunteer Coordinator, Membership Volunteer and PTSA Board of Directors to collect information.

The Content Manager and the Content Committee Members add information to the website for all of the school to view.
The Home Page, Announcements, Program updates, Documents and Forms, all of the editing is done in the program OurSchoolPages, which is very simple to use. No website design or coding experience necessary, but a plus.

Online Directory
Online Directory

Chair:
When:
August-November

The RSAR PTSA online directory is a service to its members to provide parents and students names, phone numbers and email addresses. This is placed in a secure are of our website and can be only accessed by PTSA members. You must login to our website to access it. It is for your personal and school use only; not to be used for postings or business email lists. If there is a correction that is needed, please contact the webmaster.
A hard copy of the school directory with full contact information is also available to all of the PTSA Members.
Communications Chair
Communications Chair

Chair:
When:
August-June

Communications Chair: Oversee the flow of information to RSAR families via the RSAR website. Works with co-presidents, school secretary and volunteer coordinator chair to post updated information.
Manages RSAR Families closed group on Facebook. Posts information in a timely manner.
Being a PTSA Board member can be a plus for this position; or to work closely with the co-President for information.
RSAR Families on Facebook
RSAR Families on Facebook

Chair:
When:
August-June

Communications chair manages RSAR Families closed group on Facebook. If you are on Facebook, search for RSAR Families and request to join the group.
This group is for family members of RSAR students. The purpose is to share information, resources, etc. relating to RSAR. Any commercial posts will be deleted.
Website - PTSA webmaster
Website - PTSA webmaster

Chair:
When:
August-June

PTSA offers this website as a service to its members.

School Directory
School Directory

Chair:
When:
MID-AUGUST to OCTOBER

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: To provide current, concise and accurate contact information of student families and staff personnel in a printed and bound book format for Staff and PTSA membership use. PTSA members receive one copy with paid membership. Additional copies sold at additional cost (suggested: $5/copy).
NEEDED VOLUNTEERS: NONE. The Chair should reach out if they feel they will benefit from the extra help.
HOURS: On your own time from mid-August – October. After distribution, job is completed for current year unless committee ops to begin following school directory prep in April.
BENEFITS: Supports students and families for RSAR. Fulfills student family volunteer requirement.
RESPONSIBLE TO: PTSA VP Communications, School Office Administrator. Reach out to PTSA President for additional support.
DESCRIPTION:
• Divide duties between committee members, set deadlines
• Format data for Directory
• Set up option to sell to non-PTSA members
• Print and distribute copies

Enrichment

After School Activities Coordinator
After School Activities Coordinator

Chair:
When:
August-June

After School Activities Coordinator: This person is the committee chair who oversees Before/After School Programs.
Grants
Grants

Chair:
(none)
When:
Fall and Winter

Thanks to your generosity and RSAR teachers' creativity and commitment to improving their students' education, PTSA is able to fund multiple projects a year with awards being given in the fall and winter as approved by PTSA Membership. We are striving to create a grant process that works together towards our common goal of improving our children's lives through better education, parents and teachers have made a big difference. THANK YOU!
Reflections
Reflections

Chair:
When:
FALL – JANUARY. The busiest time is Fall.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: To promote Reflections at Renaissance. Reflections is a National PTA sponsored event that is held at the local, council, state and national levels for competition in categories of Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts.
NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 1-2
RESPONSIBLE TO: PTSA VP President.
BENEFITS: Supports students and families for RSAR. Fulfills student family volunteer requirement.
DESCRIPTION:
• Collaborate with Reflections Council for the schedule and theme.
• Collaborate with teachers and students to inform students of the Reflections’ theme, deadlines and requirements.
• Arrange for Reflections judging, and arrange for advancing entries with teachers, students and parents, for the Reflections Show. Deadline is November.
Ski Bus Chaperone
Ski Bus Chaperone

Chair:
When:
JANUARY (Info in LATE OCTOBER/NOVEMBER)

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Work with WEBBSKI to coordinate chaperones for the ski bus during both ski lesson sessions. Coordinate chaperone training with WEBBSKI. Make sure parents are informed of lesson dates and time during the Fall.
NEEDED VOLUNTEERS: 1 or 2 – POSITION CAN BE SHARED OR SPLIT UP AS NEEDED
HOURS: 1:30PM – 8:30PM ON A WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON/ 7 HOURS PER SHIFT
DATES: SESSION #1 IS 6 WEEKS LONG, RUNS THE FIRST WEEK AFTER WINTER BREAK IN JAN TO MID FEB (OPPORTUNITY FOR MORE HOURS IF BUSES NEED CHAPERONE FOR SESSION #2)
DESCRIPTION:The RSAR ski bus chaperone volunteer position is one of those unique positions that is not associated with PTSA or RSAR’s academic programming. Information regarding the program and registration is put out through the Raven Review in Late October early November;
For those interested in this program or volunteer chaperone position can contact Judy Webb at judy_webb@hotmail.com or (206) 782-5641.
Yearbook
Yearbook

Chair:
(none)
When:
All Year

Yearbook: To publish a bound commemorative book, including photographs of the students, detailing events of the school year. Work with students to create their theme and oversee their progress. Coordinate with Photography chair and use SMUGMUG for photo sharing.

School Support

8th Grade Celebration
8th Grade Celebration

Chair:
When:
January - June

The 8th Grade Celebration Chair spearheads a celebration for the 8th grade, where the 8th Grade Student Committee selects off of a pre-determined list of activities for the class to participate in; with guidance from the 8th Grade Celebration Chair. It is imperative that the 8th Grade Celebration Chair provide 8th grade parents with two or three options the 8th Grade Student Committee is considering, before moving forward with one celebration idea.
8th Grade Reception
8th Grade Reception

Chair:
(none)
When:
June 2018

The 8th Grade Reception chair works best with volunteers, generally 6th and 7th grade parents and office staff; who work the reception following commencement.

The 8th Grade Reception follows the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony in late June. The reception party is a simple cake and drinks held at RSAR for the 8th Grade Parents, students, faculty and staff to celebrate their last days at Renaissance.

The 8th Grade Reception chair coordinates with the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony Chair.
8th Grade Commencement
8th Grade Commencement

Chair:
When:
mid-March to June

8th Grade Commencement Chair: Works with a group of 8th grade students to create the commencement ceremony theme, artwork, programs and select a class song. Works with volunteers (generally 6th and 7th grade parents) who work the reception following commencement, 8th Grade Reception Chair. The reception party is a simple cake and drinks held at RSAR.
The 8th Grade Commencement chair often works closely with Legacy Project chair or is one in the same; as the Legacy gift is given to the teachers during commencement.
6th and 7th grade parents are encouraged to assist the 8th Grade Commencement Chair with programs and any other necessary help, in order to learn what is needed to do for future commencements.
8th Grade Legacy
8th Grade Legacy

Chair:
When:
January - June

8th Grade Legacy Chair works with the 8th grade students to determine a gift to leave to the school during commencement. Generally, it is a class project or participation by the class, and usually a smaller group of 8th graders works with the Legacy chair to determine the gift.
Past gifts include: art decorated bench (2013), blown glass orbs and hung in each classroom (2014); bench & Mrs. Kane's retirement gift (2015), decorated planters (2016), Rock and succulent garden (2017).
Back to Business Prep
Back to Business Prep

Chair:
When:
Late August prior to school begins
Outdoor Ed/Camp Director
Outdoor Ed/Camp Director

Chair:
When:
September and May; busiest time in Fall

Outdoor Ed/Camp: To coordinate the fall Outdoor Education. This position will be supported through all three grades. 6th grade: In Training, 7th Grade: Lead Coordinator (last year’s training volunteer), 8th grade: Mentor (last year’s lead).
Must be very organized. Works closely with the RSAR staff and location of the camp.

Coordination in the fall is the busiest time. Must have post-Camp meetings and assist future year's camp to collect money and forms in the Spring (April/May) during incoming 7th and 8th grade PTSA membership meeting and incoming 6th grade meeting.
Photography Chair
Photography Chair

Chair:
When:
VARIES THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOLYEAR

Photography Chair manages and coordinates the photography needs for the school throughout the year, manage the photography site SMUGMUG with Yearbook Chair.
VOLUNTEERS: Team of photography volunteers for theater photos, website, dances, field trips, yearbook, special events, talent show, camp, head shots etc.
RESPONSIBLE TO: PTSA President/VP President for additional support.
DESCRIPTION: Manage and coordinate the photography needs for the school.
Interact with other chair positions, school staff, for all school events during the year.
Manage a team to ensure all required events are covered.
Have basic knowledge of photography and computer technology.
Work closely with the Yearbook Chair and manage different aspects of the RSAR SmugMug photo sharing site which is a depository for Yearbook as well as a means to share photos in a password protected environment among the RSAR community.
School Dance Coordinator
School Dance Coordinator

Chair:
When:
OCTOBER, FEBRUARY & JUNE

Dance Coordinator: Coordinate All School Dances: Fall, Winter and Spring
Generally dances are held Friday nights in late October, February and June. The Dance Coordinator must work with the Office Administrator to book RSAR Mrs. Daman's room. Coordinating volunteers to decorate, DJ and supply food and in the past we have had photo-op locations setup for students to get their pictures taken. Coordination with the Photography chair is essential.
Staff Appreciation Chair - Monthly Lunches
Staff Appreciation Chair - Monthly Lunches

Chair:
When:
September-April (omitting February)

Staff Appreciation - Monthly Lunches chair: Provides lunch for staff one time a month, coordinates with teachers/staff on best day, meal prep, coordinates additional volunteers. If you would like to donate food, contact committee chair to receive monthly SignUpGenius email.

2016-17 sample menu:
September: pizza lunch with salad
October: chili and cornbread
November: Thanksgiving Feast (roasted turkey breast with all Thanksgiving day sides, salad)
December: Boxes of assorted homemade cookies and hot cider
January: Super Bowl subs - subs from Jimmy John's
March: Baked Potato Bar (with chili, salad and toppings for bakers)
April: Pizza from their choice of take-out with fruit salad
May: Mexican Fiesta
Servings for our teachers and staff (this included office admin and Mrs. Fabish).

Staff Appreciation Coordinator - Week in May
Staff Appreciation Coordinator - Week in May

Chair:
(none)
When:
NATIONAL STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK HELD IN MAY

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: To coordinate a Staff Appreciation week to acknowledge teachers’ hard work and dedication.
NEEDED VOLUNTEERS: Based on schedule of events or meals
TIMELINE: NATIONAL STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK HELD IN MAY (Useful to start March/April for preparation or if you plan to have a theme).
LOCATION: Most of the work can be done from home, (mostly phone work and emails to coordinate activities).
BENEFITS: Great way for parents and students to show their appreciation to teachers and staff at RSAR. Supports students and families for RSAR. Fulfills student family volunteer requirement.
BUDGET: YES
RESPONSIBLE TO: PTSA VP for support
DESCRIPTION:
Creating a Schedule for the week.
Coordinate with office manager space to set up luncheons, or to make arrangements.
Contact Volunteer Coordinator to get other parents to help, and delegate responsibilities.
Help sign up volunteer parents to coordinate the week, cook, provide food & drink, gifts etc.

Staff Appreciation Coordinator - December
Staff Appreciation Coordinator - December

Chair:
(none)
When:
End of November-1st week in December

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Coordinate a Staff Appreciation for early December; work with the Staff Appreciation Luncheon Chair to coordinate lunch or treats.
NEEDED VOLUNTEERS: Based on schedule of events
TIMELINE: Nov-Dec
LOCATION: Most of the work can be done from home, (mostly phone work and emails to coordinate activities).
BENEFITS: Parents and students to show their appreciation to teachers and staff at RSAR. Fulfills student family volunteer requirement.
BUDGET: YES
RESPONSIBLE TO: PTSA VP for support
DESCRIPTION:
Plan out a Day in December to give the gifts, treats, luncheon or whatever is planned for a holiday thank you.
Coordinate with office manager space to set up luncheons, or to make arrangements.
Contact Volunteer Coordinator to get other parents to help, and delegate responsibilities.
Help sign up volunteer parents to coordinate the week, cook, provide food & drink, gifts etc.
Videographer Chair
Videographer Chair

Chair:
(none)
When:
VARIES THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOLYEAR

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: The role of the Videographer Chair is to manage and coordinate the video recording needs for the school throughout the year.
NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Videographer volunteers if needed.
TIMELINE: VARIES THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOLYEAR
RESPONSIBLE TO: Reach out to PTSA President/VP President for additional support.
DESCRIPTION:
• Manage and coordinate the videography needs for the school throughout the year
• Collaborate with Performance Arts Teacher, other chairs and volunteer coordinator (if necessary) to meet those needs.
• It is important that the person who takes on this role has knowledge of videography and computer technology.
Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Coordinator

Chair:
When:
August-June

Volunteer Coordinator helps find all RSAR PTSA volunteers. Works with Communications Chair and with Staff and Committee Chairs, to allow families to sign up online for donations and events that contribute to the success of our wonderful school by its generous parents.
Volunteering and working with the Volunteer Coordinator can help you discover many opportunities within the Renaissance family. Working from home or volunteering in the classroom; working 1 hour or working several hours, or even opportunities like chaperoning (several days with Outdoor Ed) or field trips, lunch supervision (one day or multiple days) can be rewarding.

Performing Arts

Spring Performance: Production Chair
Spring Performance: Production Chair

Chair:
When:
August-June

Selected by Mrs. Daman to help assist in running all aspects of the Spring Production. Coordinating volunteers every part of the performance, including:
Cast Party, Concessions Committee, Costumes, Hair & Make UP, Photographer, Programs/Bios, Props, Rose/Star Grams, Ticket Committee, Advertising, Set Construction, Set/Prop/Costume Transport, Publicity.

Also assists with Winter Showcase.

If you are interested in helping with any part of the Spring Production, please contact the Production Chair or the chairperson for that specific committee.
Spring Performance: Backstage Supervisor
Spring Performance: Backstage Supervisor

Chair:
(none)
Spring Performance: Cast Party
Spring Performance: Cast Party

Chair:
(none)
When:
May 2018

Looking for a Lead for the Cast Party

• Cast party to be held after last performance at RSAR
• Keep it simple!
• Request additional chaperones as needed
• Responsible for set-up, clean-up and chaperoning
• Purchase flowers for director, and EHS stage manager to give at final performance and coordinate cards to be signed by actors
• Budget to be determined for party and gifts.

Lead:
Helper:
Spring Performance: Concession Committee
Spring Performance: Concession Committee

Chair:
(none)
When:
May 2018

Concession Committee: 3 Committee Members

• Organize donation of concession items for pre-show and intermission at each performance or purchase concession items. Include bottled water, coffee, baked goods, candy bars, popcorn, etc.
• Sell concessions before each performance and at intermission. Arrange extra sales help if needed. (Food is not permitted inside EHS Auditorium. Please hang signs)
• Arrange with Production treasurer for cash bank for sales.
• Arrange additional volunteers to help with sales as needed
Spring Performance: Costumes (no sewing)
Spring Performance: Costumes (no sewing)

Chair:
(none)
When:
mid-Winter to Spring

4 committee members needed for Costumes - No sewing!
You do not need to know how to sew! Some costumes can be found at Value Village or from other families. We have a seamstress if sewing is needed.

• Check with Mrs. Daman on costume needs
• Determine each actors size i.e. XS, S, M, L, XS, short, tall etc.
• Check costume boxes for usable costumes
• Help with costume adjustments
• Post Performance – Check costumes in. (students will wash them after their last performance)
• Re-pack costumes neatly and return to storage boxes.

6th Grade Lead: ___________________ Email: __________________________
7th Grade Lead: ___________________ Email: ___________________________
8th Grade Lead: ___________________ Email: ____________________________


6th Grade helper: ___________________ Email: __________________________
7th Grade helper: ___________________ Email: __________________________
8th Grade helper: ___________________ Email: __________________________
Spring Performance: Hair and Make Up
Spring Performance: Hair and Make Up

Chair:
(none)
When:
May 2018, exact times TBD

Performance Hair and Make Up: needs 1 Lead and 1 more committee member

This committee will attend and help with make up before dress rehearsal and all shows and be present back stage before each performance to help actors with final hair and makeup.

Lead: _____________________________ Email: _____________________
Helper: ___________________ Email: __________________________
Helper: ___________________ Email: __________________________
Spring Performance: Photographer
Spring Performance: Photographer

Chair:
(none)
When:
mid-Winter to Spring

Photographer for Spring Performance can be same person or someone from the School Photography Committee.
1 photographer needed

Take head shot pictures of actors for the program.
Take candid and structured photos during the final dress rehearsal.
Print a 4x6 copy of head shots to display at show and give to actors.
Spring Performance: Program/Bios
Spring Performance: Program/Bios

Chair:
(none)
When:
Spring

2 Committee Members needed to create Program and collect Bios

• Design and print performance programs
• Prior years programs available for example
• Include student bios and photographs
• Include advertising from advertising committee
• Include “Felicitations” (well wishes from family/friends. First per actor is free)
Spring Performance: Props
Spring Performance: Props

Chair:
(none)
When:
mid-Winter to Spring

The 2 Props committee members have been filled, but still in need of a Lead Props committee member.

Props do not include the set. Most props are done by the students for the shows.

• Assist students in ideas for finding/making props
• Be available at the beginning of each performance to help with last minute prop issues.
• Collect props at end of last performance and return to storage boxes

Lead: _________________________________ Email: __________________

Helper: ___________________ Email: __________________________
Helper: ___________________ Email: __________________________
Spring Performance: Rose/Star Gram
Spring Performance: Rose/Star Gram

Chair:
When:
May 2017

2 additional Rose/Star Gram Committee Members plus a Lead needed

• Arrange for flowers/star gram presales and night of sale
• Buy Roses and put in water and tissue
• Create Star Grams

Lead: _________________________________ Email: __________________
Helper: ___________________ Email: __________________________
Spring Performance: Ticket Committee
Spring Performance: Ticket Committee

Chair:
(none)
When:
May 2017

3 Ticket Committee Members needed, including a Lead

• With the producers, agree on the number of tickets to be sold for each show, method of ticket printing, sale dates and prices
• Pre-sell tickets at school or through pre-order forms.
• Have ticket table open for night of performance ticket sales
• Arrange with Production treasurer for “Bank” for night of show ticket sales
• Record and deliver money to Production treasurer in a timely manner
• Arrange additional volunteers to help with sales as needed.
Spring Performance: Advertising
Spring Performance: Advertising

Chair:
(none)
When:
mid-Winter to Spring

2 Committee Members needed for Advertising

This is not a difficult committee but it is one of the most important! This can all be done via phone and email. Contacting previous advertisers and parents of actors is an easy and efficient way to sell advertising. Money raised through advertising allows us to keep our tickets prices low.

• Contact parents of actors, friends, family and local business to sell advertising in the program. This is a very important part of the production as it helps to keep our costs down.
• Sell “good luck” ads in the program to family, friends, teachers etc. of the actors to send a special message to each actor.

Spring Performance: Set Construction
Spring Performance: Set Construction

Chair:
(none)
When:
mid-winter to Spring

1 additional Committee Member needed for Set Construction for the Spring Performance.
Construct basic set pieces.

• Work from director’s set design ideas

Spring Performance: Set/Prop/Costume Transport
Spring Performance: Set/Prop/Costume Transport

Chair:
(none)
When:
May 8-11, 2017 exact times TBD

Set/Prop/Costume Transportation Committee:
Lead and 2 additional committee members needed.

Committee members load, unload and assemble. The committee helps unload, set up and strike after the final performance.

Transport sets/props to and from Storage Unit behind the school, RSAR, and EHS Performing Arts Center
• Picking up set pieces from storage unit and transporting to RSAR (flexible timing)
• Helping to move set pieces from RSAR to EHS (day of dress rehearsal)
• Striking set after final performance and returning set pieces to RSAR
• Transporting sets/props back to storage unit (flexible timing)


Lead: ______________________________ Email: ____________________


Helper: ___________________ Email: __________________________
Helper: ___________________ Email: __________________________
Spring Performance: Publicity
Spring Performance: Publicity

Chair:
(none)
When:
Spring

Publicity: 1 Lead Committee Members Needed

• Quickly design and print publicity posters. Print at Lake Washington School District Resource Center.
• Press Release
• Display many posters at school. In addition display posters at local retail shops such as Starbucks etc.
• Please have producers approve posters prior to printing.

Lead: _________________________________ Email: __________________
Helper: ___________________ Email: __________________________
Winter Showcase
Winter Showcase

Chair:
(none)
When:
Winter

Help plan and run the Winter Showcase.
Talent Show
Talent Show

Chair:
When:
NOVEMBER TO FEBRUARY (depending on show date)

Organizing student participation in Talent Show and will oversee all event details.
VOLUNTEERS: Minimum 2.
RESPONSIBLE TO: Mrs Daman and PTSA President for additional support.
VOLUNTEERS: Minimum 2. Determined during Auditions.
RESPONS
IBLE TO: Theater – Production Chair & Mrs Daman. PTSA President for additional support.
OTHER PARTIES: Mrs. Daman (RSAR Performing Arts Teacher), Tina Thomas (Theater House Manager), Eastlake High School Head Custodian, Student to coordinate Music for the Show, RSAR Office Administrator, Volunteer Coordinator, Videographer/Photographer/Yearbook Coordinator.
DESCRIPTION: Start communication in November. Contact with Theater House Manager and reserved event. Advertise show and Auditions (Dec). Plan/provide dinner for performers the evening of the show. Determine volunteers and advertise with Volunteer coordinator. Determine photos and make arrangements. Determine line up and flow of the show. Communicate with Parents.

Fundraising

Amazon Smile
Amazon Smile

Chair:
(none)

We are registered in the Amazon Smile program where 0.5% of your eligible purchase will benefit the programs the PTSA supports at RSAR. Please, copy and paste this link into your browser and visit this site:
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/06-1796387
Thank you for supporting RSAR!
Corporate Matching
Corporate Matching

Chair:
(none)
When:
All Year

Your family contribution and donations to RSAR PTSA can be doubled by participating in your Company’s Corporate Matching Program. Many companies, including Boeing and Microsoft, provide a matching program. Some companies match volunteer hours as well! The following are steps on how to sign up:
•Visit your Company’s Employee website for information and procedures. RSAR PTSA is unable to sign up on your behalf.
•As an employee, you must complete all of the appropriate forms, which will include the name of the charity of your choice (select RSAR PTSA).
•Depending on your company, you may need to complete forms online or drop off the completed paper form in the RSAR PTSA mailbox, located in the office.
•Most companies send the matching dollars on a quarterly basis. Please check back with your Company’s Employee website to make sure that the matching amount has been processed.

If you have questions regarding these Programs, please contact our PTSA co-Treasurer or co-Presidents.
Volunteer Matching Program
Volunteer Matching Program

Chair:
(none)
When:
All Year

Similar to Corporate Matching, where companies match dollar for dollar; many companies have a Volunteer Matching Program that will make donations to RSAR PTSA based on the number of hours you volunteer with our PTSA. Companies such as Microsoft, Boeing and Amazon pay an hourly rate for your volunteer time. It's easy for RSAR PTSA to benefit from these offerings. Simply submit your volunteer hours on your company’s employee volunteer site. An RSAR PTSA Board Member will confirm these hours prior to payment from the company. For example, Microsoft will donate $17/hour to our PTSA when you volunteer with our organization. Please check with your Human Resources Department to confirm their participation in a Volunteer Matching Program.

If you have questions regarding these Programs, please contact our PTSA co-Treasurer or co-Presidents.
Spirit Wear
Spirit Wear

Chair:
When:
FALL

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: To promote Renaissance Spirit Wear, and deliver on orders.
NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: NONE.
RESPONSIBLE TO: PTSA VP President.
BENEFITS: Supports students and families for RSAR. Fulfills student family volunteer requirement.
DESCRIPTION:
We sell high quality t-shirts and sweatshirts with our school colors and logo. Parents can purchase these items at the beginning of the year and kids can wear them on spirit days.
• Collaborate with PTSA Board to determine Spirit Wear that will be made available for this year.
• Coordinate with Bella Designs to arrange for orders.
• Promote the Spirit Wear, and to distribute orders when ready.


Community Relations

Membership
Membership

Chair:
(none)

This committee handles the PTA membership drive at the beginning of the year. We are striving for 100% membership!
LWSD Annual Scholarship Basket Auction
LWSD Annual Scholarship Basket Auction

Chair:
When:
October

Each year local units are asked to donate a basket to the Council’s annual basket auction held in December. Proceeds from this auction go to the Council’s scholarship fund to provide scholarships to graduating seniors and staff in our district.
September: RSAR usually submits an ART Basket. Other ideas can be found at the LWSD website. We need one parent that could procure items from area business and/or only use the $150 in the budget to create the basket.
October: Parent submits theme basket idea to LWSD and then assemble items for the basket(s). RSAR has a line item in our budget to cover the cost of the basket items.
November: Wrapped basket(s) are due at the November Council meeting. See specific information in Forms & Documents section. Baskets will be placed in the lobby area of the LWSD Resource Center.
December: Final bidding

Hospitality
Hospitality

Chair:
(none)
When:
September; January & June

1 Volunteer to coordinate 3 events: Two - Pizza with Game & Movie Nights, one in September and one in January in conjunction with the dates of the PTSA Membership Meetings; and the RSAR Chairperson THANK YOU Breakfast in June. Work with the VP to obtain email addresses to send out evites, determine what dates, also work with the VP or directly with the Volunteer Coordinator to get volunteers for pizza night; advertise event with flyers and through the PTSA website for pizza nights; use Evite for the thank you breakfast.
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Legislative / Advocacy
Legislative / Advocacy

Chair:
(none)
When:
September-June

Legislative / Advocacy: Follow current events as they relate to the State Legislative decisions regarding Washington Public Schools. Attend Board and/or General membership meetings as needed to pass information along to the membership. Also attend the State PTA Legislative Assembly in the fall.

Chaperoning

Field Trips (Various)
Field Trips (Various)

Chair:
When:
All Year

Chaperoning field trips throughout the year. Because we are a small school, parents of any grade can chaperone any field trip, based on needed capacity. If your student is in 6th grade and the 8th graders need chaperones for a field trip, you are welcomed to apply!
The Volunteer Coordinator works with the staff and admin to locate the number of chaperones needed for each field trip.
Look for emails or go to the Volunteer section of this website to sign up.
Lunchroom
Lunchroom

Chair:
When:
Daily during school year

Lunchroom monitoring of students on a daily basis. Walk them from RSAR to Eastlake and back.

PTSA Support

Financial Review Committee
Financial Review Committee

Chair:
(none)
When:
Winter and Spring

The Financial Review Committee is made up of at least 3 PTSA Members who can go through a checklist of questions, given by the District and PTSA Standards practice to review our treasurer's bookkeeping as well as our documentation from our secretary's files. The three person committee cannot have any signing rights to the bank, therefore, none of the co-Treasurers or co-Presidents can be apart of the Financial Review Committee. This is an excellent opportunity to take a very good look at the financial and documentation records of RSAR's PTSA.
Time commitment is usually done in an evening, once in the winter, about 2 hours; and again in the spring, about 2 1/2 to 3 hours. The second session, in the spring, has a few more questions and it's end of the year closing information.
Membership Chair
Membership Chair

Chair:
When:
FALL

Membership Chair: Promote RSAR PTSA membership to incoming and existing families by planning a membership campaign and preparing necessary materials. Collect and process fees / work with Treasurer to send fees and remittance form to Council PTSA, and make sure all due dates are met for remittances. Enroll members using the WSPTA web-based membership system and maintain accurate membership records for your unit. Apply for eligible membership awards.
Nomination Committee
Nomination Committee

Chair:
(none)
When:
JANURARY-APRIL (in time for Membership Meeting)

Nominating Committee: A group of 3 to 5 committee members seeking out potential Board of Directors for next year; to fill positions of the BOD left open due to vacancies.