Awards and Recognition

Fall Conferences Lunch for Staff
Fall Conferences Lunch for Staff

Chair:
When:
Fall Conferences

Lunch provided for Teachers and Staff during Fall Conferences.
Holiday Cookie Boxes
Holiday Cookie Boxes

Chair:
When:
Winter

Holiday Cookie boxes for staff at Fall City Elementary.
Teacher Appreciation
Teacher Appreciation

Chair:
When:
May 6-10, 2019

This committee organizes daily "tokens of appreciation" during teacher appreciation week in May to recognize the wonderful teachers for their dedication and hard work every day. Students and parents will be provided with ideas and avenues to contribute to thank our wonderful teachers for everything they do during the school year to challenge and make learning fun for all of the FCES students!

Staff Appreciation
Staff Appreciation

Chair:
When:
March 4-8, 2019

This committee organizes daily "tokens of appreciation" during staff appreciation week in March to recognize all the valuable classified staff members for their dedication and hard work at FCES. Students and parents will be provided with ideas each day to thank these wonderful individuals for their contributions to make FCES the exceptional school that it is!
Volunteer Appreciation
Volunteer Appreciation

Chair:
When:
June

Support

SBA Snacks
SBA Snacks

Chair:
When:
May

The SBA Snacks Chair will coordinate snacks with the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers for SBA testing during the month of May. This person will be responsible for organizing snacks buckets during testing days to be delivered to classrooms. The SBA Snacks Chair will need to purchase snacks and request donations of snacks from parents.
Kindergarten Bus Help
Kindergarten Bus Help

Chair:
(none)
When:
First week of school

The Kindergarten Bus committee is responsible for greeting the Kindergartners every morning and every afternoon for the first week of school. This ensures that the Kindergartners find their classroom to start their school day.
Membership Outreach
Membership Outreach

Chair:
When:
all school year

Develops goals and plans for attracting and recruiting new PTSA members in conjunction with PTSA Executive team all year long. Welcomes and reaches out to new and existing FCES families and community to inform them of the benefits of being a PTSA member. Makes use of key resources on PTA websites to implement ideas at FCES to encourage 100% membership. Creates communications for all Membership messages to distribute on PTSA website, PTSA Bulletin Board, PTSA Meetings, Banners, Friday Folder, displays, etc..
School Supplies
School Supplies

Chair:
When:
May 15 - June 23, 2019

Order Your Child’s Pre-Packaged School Supplies for Next School Year Beginning May 30th and Ending June 14th!
All orders must be placed online this year through schooltoolbox.com. Schooltoolbox.com will be accepting payments by credit card, debit card, or e-check. Click here for pricing information by grade.
These kits are a great way to remove an item from your "summer to do list". The kits are ordered by grade and all of the school supplies required for the grade level comes in the school supply kit and will be waiting for your child at school in the fall.

Volunteer Support
Volunteer Support

Chair:
When:
All school year

The Volunteer Committee chair manages the recruitment and placement of committee volunteers thru the PTSA website, acting as a resource and advisor for committee chairs. Ensures volunteers and committee chairs are contacted and notified of all sign-ups, assist large events (Walk-A-Thon and Book Fair) with volunteers as needed.

No Effort Fundraising

Amazon.com
Amazon.com

Chair:
When:
All school year

Great news, FCES PTSA has partnered with Amazon.com and will receive 4%-8% on all purchases you make on Amazon.com at no cost to you.

Tell your family and friends about this link too. Each individual we can get to access Amazon.com through our new partner link equates to additional programs FCES PTSA can fund for our children.

The way you can identify if you have the right partner link is to look for the tag id in your browser address bar. The identifier is "tag=facielscpt". Don’t forget to bookmark this link or save it to your favorites in your browser.

Spirit Wear
Spirit Wear

Chair:
When:
All school year
Box Tops 4 Education
Box Tops 4 Education

Chair:
When:
All school year

Farm House Market
Farm House Market

Chair:
When:
All school year

Turn in your Farm House market receipts to your child’s classroom teacher and 1% of the total will be donated to FCES PTSA.

Red Pepper Pizza Night
Red Pepper Pizza Night

Chair:
When:
All school year

Every Wednesday, beginning September 12, Red Pepper Pizza in Carnation will donate $5.00 per $25.00 order to FCES PTSA. Just tell them you are with Fall City Elementary PTSA when ordering. This deal can be used for carry out, dine in, and delivery! Questions?, contact Heather Lee at achee72@hotmail.com.

Family Events

Spelling Bee
Spelling Bee

Chair:
When:
January 2019

This committee organizes the school spelling bee competition in which contestants are asked to spell a broad selection of words, usually with a varying degree of difficulty.


Raffle & Silent Auction
Raffle & Silent Auction

Chair:

A fun family event held in the Spring. Each classroom teacher chooses a theme for their class and recruits parent volunteers to collect monetary donations and donated items to assemble a classroom basket. FCES families purchase raffle tickets and on the evening of Raffle Night, families place their raffle tickets in a drawing for the basket(s) they are interested in. A drawing takes place and the lucky winners of each basket get to take home thier baskets. Winners do not have to be present to win.
Book Fair
Book Fair

Chair:

Each year the FCES PTSA sponsors the Scholastic Book Fair as a service to provide books for the school library, classroom libraries, and home libraries. Book fair is not a PTSA fundraiser and all profits are returned to you in the form of books. You will have the opportunity to shop, before, during and after school. Additionally, Book Fair will be open during Family Dinner/Open House.

Family Dinner
Family Dinner

Chair:

The PTSA hosts a family dinner for families as a fun night for gathering and community building during the annual book fair. The chairperson and volunteers organize food preparation, decorations, serving, and clean up after the dinner.
Popsicle Social/Meet your Teacher
Popsicle Social/Meet your Teacher

Chair:
When:
September

At the start of every school year the PTSA provides popsicles to the students during Meet Your Teacher day at FCES. This is also an opportunity for the PTSA to inform parents of the exciting opportunities to get involved with the PTSA for the new school year and recruit volunteers and committee chairs.
Parent Play Day
Parent Play Day

Chair:
When:
All school year - First Friday of the Month

Come share playtime at lunch recess with your Fall City student the FIRST FRIDAY of the MONTH. Please register at the front office prior to meeting your child!!

Grade Level Lunch Times:
Kindergarten 11:30
2nd Grade 11:45
1st Grade 11:55
4th Grade 12:05
3rd Grade 12:15
5th Grade 12:25


Enrichment

Reading Hall of Fame
Reading Hall of Fame

Chair:
When:
Oct-June

The PTSA Reading Hall of Fame program encourages students to read 400 or more minutes a month. Each student tracks their reading minutes on a monthly minute sheet or logs the minutes that they read online in our new reading log. Please click on the link below to read more about the Reading Hall of Fame program.

Volunteers manage the processing of the minute sheets and online reading logs, distribute prizes, pass out the free books and update the bulletin board in the hall. Questions?, contact Anne Gabryjelski or Sinead Mettler.

Assemblies
Assemblies

Chair:
(none)
When:
All school year

The PTSA funds and helps with assemblies for Fall City Elementary School throughout the year.

Science Fair
Science Fair

Chair:
When:
January 31, 2019

The FCES PTSA Science Fair is held each year in the spring, and all students are invited to participate by entering a science project. If you can volunteer to help at this fun event
Literacy for Life and Reading Buddy Program
Literacy for Life and Reading Buddy Program

Chair:
When:
All school year

The PTSA Literacy for Life team is a network of volunteers working to increase student engagement in reading by supplementing classroom reading instruction. The Literacy Team provides personal tutoring to keep students engaged in literacy tasks and working toward independence in reading. The one-on-one interaction and encouragement create positive results as students experience success in reading. Volunteers are needed for 30 minutes per week, per child. Questions, contact Meg Handy.

Communications

Yearbook
Yearbook

Chair:
When:
All school year

Manage the creation of annual Yearbook for the school year. This book not only includes a photo of each child but key events and activities that occur throughout the year at FCES. Yearbook sales are high each year. This important PTSA committee is dedicated to continuing the legacy, creating a historical record of the school year. If you have photos to supply for the yearbook, please email fcesptsa@gmail.com to be added to the shutterfly page to upload your photos.
PTSA section of Friday Folder
PTSA section of Friday Folder

Chair:
When:
All school year

The Friday Folder goes out weekly by FCES. The purpose of the weekly newsletter is to provide parents and staff with information on FCES News and PTSA events and activities. Articles can be submitted for the PTSA section of the Friday Folder and are due Monday prior to the Friday weekly distribution. If you would like to submit an article for the PTSA section of the Friday Folder or have any questions, contact Hillary Leviant.
Website
Website

Chair:
When:
All school year

Update and maintain the website with current and upcoming PTSA events and activities. Questions, contact Jennifer Mitchell.

Special

Nominating Committee
Nominating Committee

Chair:
When:
November-March

This committee is selected each school year to recruit the most qualified people available for the PTSA officers. It is the most important committee in PTSA. Having qualified people step into leadership positions in a local unit will ensure success for many years into the future. The committee members are elected by the general membership in January. It is the committee's responsibility to review nominations and search for the best qualified candidates for leadership roles in the PTSA. For the 2018-2019 school year the committee members are: Kelli Marek, Joelle Newland and Jennifer Becker
Financial Review
Financial Review

Chair:
When:
June

A yearly financial review is mandatory for compliance with the WSPTA Unitform Bylaws. The financial and legal records are reviewed immediately following the end of the fiscal year (June 30). A mid-year review (January 30) is strongly recommended but is not mandatory. The financial review committee must consist of no less than three (3) members of the PTSA whose books and records are being reviewed or a qualified accountant.

Safety

Watch D.O.G.S.
Watch D.O.G.S.

Chair:
When:
All school year

Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center for Fathering. There are two primary goals of the Watch D.O.G.S. program.
1. To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.
2. To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

For more information on the program and how to volunteer, click on more information below. Questions? contact Lori Kissick or Jeff Kissick.

Emergency Preparation
Emergency Preparation

Chair:
When:
All school year

The PTSA has an emergency preparedness container on the school grounds. This container holds a 72 hour supply of food, water, medical supplies, firewood and shelters for approximately 750 people. This program not only benefits our children during a crisis, it can also serve community members who arrive at the school during an emergency situation. Volunteers are needed during the school year to replenish and rotate food and medical supplies as they expire.

Arts

Reflections
Reflections

Chair:
When:
October through January

The Reflections Program is a National PTA and WSPTA cultural arts competition. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works. The Reflections chair is responsible for heading up the program at the school and coordinating all winning entries with the local Council who then submits the entries to the Washington State PTA.

Fundraisers

Walk-A-Thon
Walk-A-Thon

Chair:

Students participate in the annual Walk-A-Thon which is the PTSA's primary fundraiser of the school year. Volunteers help with the all school bbq, communication, sponsorships, prizes, and day-of event help. If you would like to make a donation, CLICK HERE. Questions?, please contact Renee Christensen.