Unqua PTA Committee Descriptions
APPAREL - Raise funds by selling Unqua apparel. Distribute flier, process/distribute orders, bookkeeping.
ARTS IN EDUCATION - Bring educational and entertaining programs to Unqua. Preview shows, assemblies and programs of potential programs. Coordinate dates with Principal. Attend all programs. Attend Arts in Ed Workshop held in the spring.
AWARDS COMMITTEE - Choose recipients of various awards including PTA Honorary Life Awards. Members assess nominations, select winners, and plan Awards Ceremony to be held in June.
BACK TO SCHOOL BBQ - Coordinate the BBQ, select date/rain date, commission caterer, DJ, etc.
BLOOD DRIVE - Coordinate Blood Drive with Long Island Blood Center. Meet with class parents to coordinate contacting donors. You must be present on the day of the drive to ensure it runs smoothly.
BOOK FAIR - Requires approximately one month of work surrounding the fair. Responsible for selecting vendor, set up, sale, clean up.
This event coincides with PARP.
BOX TOPS - Meet twice per month to collect, trim and bundle box tops for shipping, and manage incentives/contests.
BOARD OF EDUCATION/BUDGET - Attend BOE meetings and report back to Unqua PTA. Meetings are in the evening and occur on average twice a month. Attend meetings pertaining to school district budget, and report issues to PTA. Budget meetings are Feb - May.
BOYS BASH - Coordinate and plan a family focused program for the boys and moms/significant others. Also involves working at the
event, including setup and clean up.
BULLETIN BOARD - Decorate and maintain the PTA Bulletin Boards in the lobby and by the cafeteria on a monthly basis.
CHOCOLATES - Order chocolate bars to sell at Back to School Night & other PTA events. Track and maintain all money collected.
COUNCIL DELEGATE - Attend Council Meetings once a month with other district-wide Delegates, PTA Presidents and Council Committee Chairs.
COUPON BOOKS - Raise funds by selling coupon books. Distribute orders, collect funds, bookkeeping.
CURRICULUM/GIFTED - Attend Council Curriculum meetings once a month in the evening and communicate district plans and programs to PTA. Address parental concerns and direct them to administration when necessary.
GRADE REPRESENTATIVE - One Rep for K –2 and one for 3 – 5 are needed. Grade Reps must have previous experience as a class parent.
HABITAT - Weed and maintain the Habitat area.
HALLOWEEN - Coordinate and plan a family focused program. Involves coordinating with vendor, working at the event, and setup/clean up.
HARLEM WIZARDS - Plan and coordinate fundraising event. Work closely with vendor. Involves working at the event and selling merchandise and concession items with the help of committee members. Includes promoting event, setup and clean up. (This is not a yearly event.)
HEALTH & WELLNESS - Coordinate Red Ribbon Week in October and Walk to School Day/Scavenger Hunt in the spring.
HELPING HANDS - Assist when called upon at PTA functions or provide refreshments/baked goods for PTA functions.
HOLIDAY FAIR - Plan and coordinate the holiday fair. Responsible for selecting vendor, set up, sale, clean up and may include purchasing additional craft items.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL - Help plan and coordinate ice cream social for students at end of school year.
KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION - Coordinate Kindergarten Orientation in May and Kindergarten Playdate in August. With the help of committee members, distribute Kindergarten Gift and invitation for New Parent Welcome Tea, Class Parent Interest Sheet and Committee
Interest Sheet in August. Coordinate New Parent Welcome Tea in September.
LEGISLATION - Work with Unqua PTA & Council to keep members informed. Meet with Council Representatives & work to review &
recommend legislative resolutions that could eventually become part of New York State PTA’s legal stand on a particular issue. Write letters to State Senators, Governor, etc. on issues concerning our children & school.
LITTLE LADIES DANCE - Coordinate and plan a family focused program for the girls and dads/significant others. Also involves working at the event, including setup and clean up.
MEMBERSHIP - Distribute PTA Membership flyers to all in the school. Record keeping and Bookkeeping done monthly. Coordinate committee members for Back to School Night by working table in Lobby, collecting forms & checks.
MIXED BAGS - Raise funds by distributing Mixed Bags Catalog. Maintain orders (including online orders), collect funds, bookkeeping. Sort and distribute items to students.
NEWSLETTER - Collect articles and photos from committees. Responsible for the layout and publication of the newsletter. Newsletter is eligible for Nassau Region PTA award. Must follow submission qualifications.
OUTREACH - Coordinate outreach programs, such as the fall coat drive, holiday toy collection, and mitten tree. Research and add new
programs to support the community.
PARENTING & FAMILY LIFE - Meet with Council Representative and coordinate activities set forth on family life topics. Organize the 6th Grade Student Directory with Council Representative.
PARENTS NIGHT OUT - Plan and coordinate fundraising event. Choose venue and work with venue regarding all details of event. Manage ticket sales and all money collected. Collect and manage raffles.
PARENTS AS READING PARTNERS (PARP) - Be creative in designing and implementing program that encourages children to read. Should attend PARP workshop given by Nassau Region PTA. PARP coincides with Book Fair. PARP program is eligible for Nassau Region PTA award. Must follow submission qualifications.
PASTA NIGHT (Spring Fundraiser) - Plan and coordinate food vendor to be used, entertainment, ticket sales, raffles, set up and clean up. Ensure enough volunteers to work this event.
PLANT SALE - Plan and coordinate selection of plant vendor for Unqua’s annual plant sale held in October and April/May. Coordinate
volunteers for delivery, set up, selling, and clean up. Organize and run two day sale for Student Plant Sale.
PHOTOS - Responsibilities include acting as a liaison to the vendor responsible for photographing all students, and assisting on picture
day as well as picture re-take day.
REFLECTIONS - Encourage student participation in this National PTA competition. Distribute rules and information, collect student projects.
Maintain logs of submitted projects, select outside judges, set up for judging at Unqua and coordinate awards ceremony. Organize and prepare projects to be brought to Nassau Region. Attend Reflections Workshop given by Nassau Region PTA.
SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS - Work with vendor to supply prepackaged supply kits to the students before the end of school year in June. Teachers supply grade specific lists. Order student planners for applicable grades. Attend Kindergarten Registration to hand out flyer to incoming parents.
SEPTA (Special Education PTA) - Meet with District SEPTA and report issues back to PTA. SEPTA is a separate PTA that addresses the issues of all students receiving any services, including speech, resource room, physical therapy, or occupational therapy.
SPELLING BEE - Coordinate all activities related to the Unqua Spelling Bee in December.
STAFF APPRECIATION - Coordinate and supervise luncheon (day before school opens) for staff. Also coordinate events for Teacher Appreciation week in May. Members assist in baking and serving at functions.
TICKETS - Coordinate and organize group ticket sales for sporting/family events for our Unqua families. Events/dates of functions to be determined by PTA President. Work with ticket sale representative to create flyer to distribute to families. Collect orders and money. Sort and distribute tickets if applicable.