PTA 2024 2025 Volunteers
Hello JLCS PTA Members! We are looking ahead to the fall and want to make sure you have the opportunity to volunteer and get involved should you choose to do so this upcoming school year 2024/2025.  
Please see a list of events and tentative dates that you can show interest in. This does not guarantee that you will be assigned the role.  Should you be needed for a position, we will reach out to you to confirm a spot for you. Choose the box/es that work best for you.  As the events draw closer, the chairperson/s will reach out to you with more specific information. 

Just a friendly reminder that you MUST be a PTA Member for the 24/25 school year to volunteer at any PTA event. So don't forget to do that now or in early September by visiting

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New student/PreK Orientation- A morning, Late August about 9-11:00. Date TBD.  Purchase lemon ices for all new incoming students. Purchase Purple/Yellow balloons. Set up table by Be Kind Shirt Distribution on Kindergarten Black top area. 
September 4th (Wednesday)- First Day of School
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September- PTA Reflections:
The National PTA Reflections Program welcomes students of all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Students reflect on a theme and create original works of art in the areas of Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts.
Be Kind Shirt Committee- organize an order for all new students in End of July/Early August. Help distribute shirts to new students at orientation in Late August. Assist in a fall Be Kind shirt order for any current students that may need a different size. Organize online ordering platform with PTA Board member. Help with distributing those shirts in school. 
Position Filled:
Shared Decision Making Committee: This committee is comprised of parents, teachers and administrators and the intended goal is to improve the quality of life at our school. It is a forum for communication of ideas from different perspectives. Meets approx. 4 times a year after school day. Only two people. Preference goes to those who were previously on it.
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POSITION FILLEDSEF SEPTA (Sewanhaka/Elmont/Floral Park)SEPTA is a PTA unit focusing on advocating for, and supporting, the needs of families of children who receive special education services with an IEP, a 504 Plan, or related supports. Membership in this SEPTA group is not restricted to those in special ed programs or receiving special services. It is open to any interested parent, student, teacher, or administrator. SEPTA has monthly meetings, with speakers that run lectures or workshops on pressing issues, such as ever-changing federal and state legislation.
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Picture Day: October- oversee set up of photographers, help students to look their best and maintain a constant flow of student and class pictures so the day stays on schedule. Picture retake day in November.
FILLED- Appreciation Fairy- many dates throughout the school year that you would need to purchase gift cards/flowers etc. to show our PTA appreciation to staff within our school and community members in our town. (example- nurses day, school security day, national police officers week, etc.)
FILLED- Beautification Committee- assist with tulip ordering and student planting (October). Place teacher appreciation signs in the gardens and hang teacher appreciation signs on the fence during teacher appreciation week (May). Clean up signs from Teacher Appreciation week.
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Harvest Fair- date to be scheduled- Families will have the opportunity to come and purchase a pumpkin, paint it if they choose and possibly have face painting. A Pumpkin Patch will be set up for families to get those fall photos!
October- Mum Sale - early in the month Date- TBA
Movie Night- Date will be set for you, usually late September. You will create a google form for families to RSVP for the event. Have 3 movie options/trailers shared with and approved by the principal. Students will vote on one of the 3 movies with their class. Order DVD and be contact person with Movie Screen company. Organize volunteers for the evening. Welcome movie screen company and stay at the event until the end. 
Pumpkin Patch- (October) Grades Prek through 2nd
Haunted Hallway- Grades 3-6- usually on or close to Halloween
PARP- (Pick a reading partner) Create a 2 week calendar and activities centered around a theme to promote Reading. 
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Scholastic Bookfair- November- work with scholastic to schedule delivery for the dates provided by JLCS admin. Set up bookfair and the two days that it is open. A possible evening book shopping night may be scheduled as well. (2.5 day event)
December: Holiday Fair- help set up the holiday fair, work 3 hour minimum on two shopping days. Assist with cleaning up and packing up leftover merchandise. This is a 2.5 day event.
January: Boosterthon Glow Run
Family Bingo Night!-usually an evening in February
Red Nose Day- (Usually in March but could be May Date- TBA) Cereal Box Domino to help end children's hunger. Update flyer to be shared from the school and PTA. Organize 3 local food pantries who will receive cereal box donations prior to event day. With your committee, bag up and deliver the boxes to the local pantries at the end of the event.
Plant Sale Committee- organize and coordinate with Jamesport Nursery. Update flyer to be current with flower options and prices. Import flower items on our online store, organize orders, unload delivery truck, set up for student sale/pre orders. Many hours needed for this committee. 
Teacher Appreciation "Fundays!" This is something new: The week of: May etc, different fun things each day. (Note that there is no Tuesday date because our staff luncheon is that day.)
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Staff Appreciation Luncheon: organize food delivery for 150 people. To be delivered two times throughout the day. Crate/purchase a small favor for all attendees, centerpieces, etc. 
Junior Achievement- organize pizza ordering and delivery for our NHP Memorial Students who come in the JLCS on several dates throughout the school year. Approx. 3 days. Dates will be shared from the main office as the school year is underway. 
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Square1 Art- organize delivery of art paper to provide to Mrs. Mecchi. Give her dates of when artwork needs to be complete. Go through each class folder to count artwork submissions. Ship artwork with pre paid labels from company. When student order catalogs arrive, please place in teacher mailboxes in the office and include updated flyer. 
Spirit Days! - These 2 fund days are in May. You will be required to stay both days at the Rec Center to help make sure the events planned by the gym teachers are running smoothly with the help of the High School Leader Corp students. You will need to order pizza for the students to have lunch. Order water balloons, sweatbands or other item for students to use to wear to separate classes into purple and gold/yellow. 
PTA installation dinner will be later in the year, usually early June. Save the date if you'd be interested in attending!
Letter i Day for ABC Countdown- organize the Ice Truck for this day. (Date is TBA but it is in mid June.)
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Any other ideas that you may have for new events/assemblies, please share here:
5th grade parents ONLY- You will be needed to help oversee and run some 6th grade events:
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