PTA Committee Descriptions
& Chair Responsibilities
FAMILY DIRECTORY - This committee gathers the information from parents and creates the family directory.
7th/8th GRADE FALL & SPRING DANCES - The CFMS Student Council holds two dances during the school year for 7th and 8th grade students. PTA provides the refreshments; planning and purchasing the food and drinks, and serving at the event. 7th and 8th grade parents are needed to set up and run the concessions provided by PTSA. The chairperson will coordinate the food and volunteers.
8TH GRADE END OF YEAR PARTY - The PTSA hosts a party for the graduating 8th grade class. The party is held during school near the end of the school day. The PTA organizes food, decorations, and entertainment. 8th grade parents are needed to be the committee members that organize this event. The chairperson will take the lead coordinating the volunteers and activities. The DC string bags are also organized and purchased through this committee.
ART SHOW - The PTA helps in the Art Show held at Copley High School to display student art work.
BOOK FAIR - Volunteers help set-up, run, and pack-up book fair typically held in December. The chairperson coordinates the volunteers for this event.
BOX TOPS - Collect, organize and submit Box Tops throughout the year.
CANNED FOOD DRIVE - This service project is done in the fall in conjunction with the Copley Kiwanis to help local families by providing non-perishable food items. Volunteers are needed to sort, package, and load food items.
CONFERENCE DINNERS - The PTA provides two dinners for teachers and staff prior to the parent/teacher conference evenings.
COOKIES FOR HOSPICE - Each week the PTA delivers baked treats or pre-packaged foods to the Hospice on Ridgewood Road for the families of their patients.
CULTURAL & FINE ARTS DAY - CFMS PTSA sponsored event where artists, performers, and speakers visit to present their craft.
FUNDRAISING - Assist with any fundraising events that are held throughout the year.
LIBRARY - The PTA provides help in shelving books and other tasks needed by the librarians. The Committee chair organizes the volunteers.
REALITY DAY - Coordinate the Reality Day event with the CFMS staff, the Four Cities Compact, and several community businesses and members. 8th grade students will have the opportunity to learn real life budgeting skills.
REFLECTIONS ART COMMITTEE - National PTA program since 1969 - students submit a work of art based on a yearly theme for submission for competitive evaluation. Committee members collect the art, organize judgeing, and present winners from the school to Copley-Fairlawn PTA Council committee for further judging.
SCHOOL BOARD REPRESENTATIVE - This post involves attending school board meetings at Copley High School one evening a month and reporting to the CFMS PTA membership.
ADVOCACY CHAIR - This post involves working with information out of state and local PTA, reporting to membership and helping PTA continue to have a voice in education issues.
SCIENCE FAIR - Plan, organize and assist the day of the event.
SPIRIT WEAR - Plan the sale of spirit wear.
STAFF APPRECIATION - Organize activities for the staff during a specific week normally held in the spring or spread out through the year as the committee chooses.
TALENT SHOW - Help organize and evening of students sharing talents.
TURKEY TROT - A fun running/walking event for all students prior to the Thanksgiving break to celebrate the end of the canned-food drive. Many volunteers are needed to help during the event.
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR - Obtain and organize volunteers for PTA events. Document the volunteer requests and present these to the chairperson for each committtee.
WARM & WOOLY BREAKFAST - Organizing the Warm & Wooly Breakfast in the winter. Coats, hats, glove, mittens, etc. are collected for donation at this event.
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR - Maintain CFMS PTSA website with current information from executive board and committee chairs and keep social media sites updated with current information and announcements.