DESCRIPTION OF COMMITTEES
Art Smart - No art ability is required. This is a program for interested parents to share knowledge of different artists, their styles and backgrounds with the students in their classrooms. Information, training and materials are provided. The chairperson would coordinate parent volunteers.
Assemblies - Schedule and coordinate all school-wide assemblies for the year.
Breakfast with a Buddy - Organize and oversee this morning event in February. We provide an opportunity for our students to have a bagel and coffee/juice with their favorite adult.
Bake Sale - Organize volunteers to work/bake at sale held during Open House in the fall.
Battle of the Books - Is an exciting reading game for students in grades K-4. Kids read grade specific books, teams are formed by Grade level and then the teams "battle" other teams of the same grade level to answer questions about their books.
Book Fair - Assist our Media Specialist with the book fair.
Chess Club - a club for student to learn chess.
Community Ed - You would be the Orchard Hills representative for district-wide programs, i.e. Red Ribbon Week.
Community Service - Oversee our two community service projects: Toy Drive and Tender Loving Coats Drive, as well as others that may happen during the school year.
Directory - Collect data and prepare an Orchard Hills school directory to be given to all Orchard Hills families.
School Dance - Organize and oversee this family fun event.
Family Bingo Night - Organize and oversee this school-wide family event in February.
Fan Out - PTO Room Reps call classroom parents when school has been cancelled.
Fourth Grade Swim Party - Organize and oversee this "farewell" fun event for the 4th grade students in May.
Fundraisers - Coordinate major fund-raising activities.
Hall of Fame - In the hallway outside the library, we display personal poster board/photo collages made up by each student, each week of the school year. You would coordinate volunteers to see that these posters are changed and hung every Monday.
Ice Cream Social - Parents and students are invited to share their school experiences with family and friends during this school-wide family gathering. Your job would be to organize and oversee the details. Currently combined with the Bake Sale at Open House.
Labels/Box Tops - The students collect qualifying labels and box tops and turn them in to their teachers for redemption. Your job is to organize and oversee this yearlong program.
March Reading Month - Organize and coordinate guest readers for the month of March. Plan school-wide activities geared towards reading.
Market Day - Organize and coordinate school wide food orders monthly throughout the school year.
Math Club - Participants learn to play critial thinking games.
Media Center - Volunteers are needed to assist in our Media Center; re-shelving books, repairing torn books, etc.
Movie Night - Select movie and coordinate volunteers to sell tickets for a family fun night.
Physical Education - Assist our P.E. teacher, Mr. Ryan Smith, with special physical education activities, including the fall Mileage Club, the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, Jump Rope for Heart and end-of-year Field Days.
Publicity/Communication - This position communicates with teachers and staff for any newsworthy events, school-wide as well as grades K through 4. Responsibility includes notifying The Novi News and the District Public Relations Representative of such happenings.
Roller-Skating Parties - Roller Skating Parties are held every other month at Bonaventure Roller Rink on Halsted Road.
Science Fair & Science Night - students display thier discoveries, along with various other science activites.
Spring Family Picnic - This is our big family fun event of the year. Chair people coordinate and organize small committees and volunteers. This event takes many to be successful. Your job will be to coordinate and oversee all aspects of this event (location, game services, volunteers, etc.).
Staff/Teacher Appreciation Week - Organize a luncheon and activities during Staff and Teacher Appreciation Week in May.
Student Photo Day - During Photo Day in September or October, these volunteers help efforts to have each student's picture taken in an efficient manner.
Spirit Wear Sales - This person organizes volunteers and places orders for sales of Orchard Hills logo merchandise during Open House in September.
Yearbook - Collect and organize photos for the Orchard Hills school yearbook.
Wildcat Walk - Our biggest fundraiser of the year, promotes healthy choices and activites.
A BINDER FOR EACH COMMITTEE IS PROVIDED WITH DETAILS OF HOW ACTIVITIES/EVENTS HAVE BEEN HANDLED IN PAST YEARS.
Again, most committees would appreciate as little as one hour of your time. It is the dedication of Orchard Hills parent volunteers that has enabled us to deliver memorable and enriching experiences for our student body - our children!