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Box Tops (All school year) – Collecting box tops submitted via students/parents. Organizing the box tops for submission and sending them to the company.
Little Bites/Terracycle (All school year) – Collecting Little Bites wrappers submitted via students/parents. Organizing the wrappers for submission and sending them to the company.
Funding Factory (All school year) – Collecting empty and/or used ink cartridges submitted via students/parents. Preparing shipment of cartridges for submission to the company.
Assemblies (All school year) – Coordinating the school year’s assemblies with an outside vendor. Includes being the point of contact with outside company/person and school (office and principal), being on-site at school on the day of the assembly.
CB Apparel (All school year) – Ordering, organizing and managing the inventory and sale of CB apparel. Includes selling apparel on-site at CB PTA events and managing on-line sales.
CB Yearbook (All school year) – Collecting pictures of students, teachers and administration at various school and PTA events. Other duties include: formatting yearbook pages, communications with yearbook vendor, as needed, and organizing/distributing yearbook orders.
Publications for classes (All school year) – Communications with teachers in need of publications and outside vendor to ensure that publications are delivered to school timely in correct numbers. Publications are used for supplemental teaching aids.
Cougar Chronicles (All school year) – Compiling and organizing PTA related newsletter content. The newsletter is published biweekly and distributed via skyward email system and CB PTA website.
Restaurant Fundraisers (All School Year) – Identify local restaurants that offer fundraising opportunities, research and submit fundraising program details to PTA Board and administration for approval. Ensure that promotional materials are distributed including flyers, social media posts, etc. Volunteers may need to be on hand on the night of the fundraiser. After the event, maintain follow-up coordination with restaurant to make sure that CB PTA receives proceeds due from fundraiser in a timely manner.
Art Fundraiser (Fall) – Distribute and organize materials for students to do a creative artwork project. Collect and organize artwork returned artwork to be submitted to the vendor. The children’s artwork will be printed on various gift-like items which parents can order from the vendor. Organize and distribute orders.
Yankee Candle Fundraiser (Fall) – Organize packets to go home with students, collect and submit orders to the vendor. Coordinate distribution efforts once orders are received back at school.
Fall Festival/Pizza Night (October) – Plan organized games and activities, and order supplies and food for this fun family event. Communication and support will be provided to teenage and parent volunteers that assist with set-up & clean-up and during the event. Games and activities take place in the gym and food (from outside vendors) is available for purchase in the Café.
Coupon Book Fundraiser (Every other year (Fall)) – Organize and distribute sample books to go home with students at the beginning of the sale. Return unsold books and submit orders for additional books (as needed) to the vendor. Coordinate distribution efforts for additional books ordered.
Goodies with Guests (October) – Organize efforts to purchase food, and the borrowing of books from the library for this breakfast event exclusively for Kindergarten students and their parent(s)/guardian(s).
Book Fair (November) – Ordering, organizing, and managing the inventory of books from an outside vendor for students to browse and make a “wish list” throughout American Education Week in November. Volunteers sell books on display throughout the week. The week ends with a Book Fair/Hoagie Night evening event.
Hoagie Night (November) – Event is held the same night as Book Fair. Order and organize food orders for this family event. On the night of the event, dinner is served in the Café (food from outside vendor).
Mixed Bags Fundraiser (Winter) – Organize ordering packets to go home with students and submit orders to the vendor. Coordinate distribution efforts once orders are received at school.
Clothing Drive Fundraiser (Fall and Spring) – Collect bags full of clothing and other accepted goods in the CB parking lot (via curb drop off). List of accepted goods communicated via a flyer distribution. Communication with outside vendor regarding truck pick up at the end of the day.
“February” Fundraiser (Winter) – Organize a new fundraiser or recycle an old one. This fundraiser can be any CB administration approved fundraiser. Last year CB PTA hosted a Panera Bread fundraiser in conjunction with CB Literature Night.
Sports Fundraiser (Winter and/or Spring) – Schedule and organize an outing with an outside vendor that is sports-related. This event could also take place at CB or other ASD building if the vendor holds on-site events or it could also be at a sports venue (ex. Phillies, 76ers, Union, etc.).
Science Fair (Winter or Spring) – Organize student science fair display areas in the gym, recruit volunteer judges and coordinate awards for this fun family event.
Movie Night, Food Drive and Pizza Night (January) – This is a CB PTA BOARD coordinated event. A select movie will be featured in the gym at no cost. In lieu of payment a donation of a non-perishable item(s) is appreciated for a local food bank donation. Pizza is provided for purchase from an outside vendor as well as candy, snacks and drinks for concessions.
Game Night (Winter) – Organize food (candy, snacks and drinks for concessions) and the game (usually bingo) for this family event. Solicitation of “prize” donations from families is advertised in flyer about event. This event takes place in the Cafe.
Girls Night Out (February) – Organize activities, decorations, supplies, and snacks for this event for girls of all grades and their special adult. On the night of the event, activities and a dance take place in the gym. The girls and their guest get their pictures taken by a photographer (outside vendor). Communication and support will be provided to teenage and parent volunteers that assist with set-up & clean-up and during the event.
American Heart Association (AHA) Jump Rope for Heart Event (Winter) – This event is run and administered by the gym teacher however; the PTA assists by soliciting volunteers to assist in the efforts of this fundraiser. Organize packets of information to go home with students, distribution of small gifts to students that participate, and organization of sponsorship packets that return from students.
Girls on the Run (Spring) – Assist in the organizational efforts of this after-school motivational self-esteem program for girls 3rd-5th grades. It is a life-changing program inspiring them to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Includes being the point of contact with local non-profit organization and school (office and principal), being on-site at school on days of scheduled activity.
Run/Walk Fundraiser (March) – Organize all activities and supplies needed for a 5K Run fundraiser. Additionally, organization of a fun run/obstacle course the same day for younger students.
Boys Night Out (March) – Organize activities, decorations, supplies and snacks for this event for boys of all grades and their special adult. On the night of the event, activities and a dance take place in the gym. The boys and their guest get their pictures taken by a photographer (outside vendor). Communication and support will be provided to teenage and parent volunteers that assist with set-up & clean-up during and after the event.
Publishing Center (Spring) – Students in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade work on authoring a book throughout the school year. Volunteers act as editors helping students form and organize their story. Volunteers also type up the stories and bind the books.
Field Day (May) – Assist school administration on the day of the event taking part in whatever tasks are needed (i.e. – water stations, distribution of popsicles, etc).
Rita’s Water Ice Fundraiser (Last day of school) – Coordinate with Rita’s Water Ice to set up this last day of school fundraiser and follow up to ensure that CB PTA receives their percentage of the proceeds from sales that day.
Spring Fair (May) – Organize activities, decorations, supplies and food for this event for all grades and the community. On the day of the event, all activities take place in front of the school (weather permitting). Communication and support will be provided to teenage and parent volunteers that assist with set-up & clean-up during and after the event.
Clubs (All school year) – Organize themes and help run activities for after school clubs. Currently, CB PTA offers Master of the Brick Club, Book Club, Garden Club and Jump Rope Club.
School Play/Musical (February) – Assist volunteer parents and teachers with all aspects of the school play/musical. Duties include: auditions, rehearsals, costumes, marketing, stage hands, etc. This is not a CB PTA event or fully organized by the CB PTA, but, is supported by CB PTA.