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Committee Descriptions


Mom’s Day Lunch

Dad’s Day/ Mother’s Day Luncheon Committee *

  • Assist the teachers and session reps with all necessary preparations
  • Help run events
  • Help with set-up and tear down of events

Dramatic Play Committee *

  • Encouraging members with creative talents such as carpenter, graphic designer, prop design, etc…
  • Work with teacher guidance to develop and design dramatic play area in the classroom on a rotating basis- approximately six different “themes” per year

Farmers Market Committee *

  • Set up table at Saturday Farmer’s Market
  • Distribute promotional materials and samples
  • Plan small craft area for children such as play dough
  • Make commitment to run two Saturday tables during the Summer and Fall
  • Contact Market coordinator to establish a non-profit table at no cost

Silent Auction Committee

  • Help organize and run the annual scholarship fundraising event including set-up, tear down, gathering donations

General Fundraising Committee

  • Assist the Ways and Means Chair (Board member) in running small fundraisers throughout the year

Hometown Holidays & Art Show/Musical Committee *

        Hometown Holidays

  • Plan ideas for craft tables for the night of the event
  • Gather needed craft materials
  • Organize actual event including helping to run a craft table, set-up, and tear down
  • Attend potential planning meetings with the Chamber of Commerce

        Art Show/Musical

  • Assist teachers in organization of all aspects of this event other than auctions/fundraising
  • Duties include handling refreshment donations, set-up & tear down, stage preparation, costume procurement, hanging art, etc.

Picture Day / Ice Cream Social Committee *

        Picture Day

  • Organize and run picture day activities
  • Distribute photos
  • Organize the collection of money and returned photos

        Ice Cream Social

  • Help secure location
  • Create and post all flyers and sign-up sheets prior to the event
  • Purchase all necessary supplies including ice cream
  • Distribute ice cream at the Social
  • Help with set-up and clean-up

Publicity Committee

  • Assist Publicity Chair (Board member) in distribution and development of promotional materials throughout the year
  • Solicit photos from membership to include in newsletters, website, and newspaper articles
  • Assist with website maintenance, and bi-monthly Handprints Newsletter

Room Manager & Maintenance Committee

  • Work with teachers to prepare, clean and organize classroom before school begins
  • Assist in preparation of the playground including: weeding, laying mulch, etc.
  • Make sure indoor and outdoor equipment is out of storage and in safe working condition
  • Assist in removing broken toys and replacing “orphan toys” into correct bins
  • Come to school twice during the year outside the school day to help clean and disinfect large classroom play areas such as the play kitchen equipment, slide, etc. in the 3-4 and Young 5s classrooms
  • Shovel and apply salt on back playground stairs and walkways on snowy days
  • Assist with additional needs throughout the year, i.e. installing shelving, minor repairs, painting
  • Assist with move-out process at the end of the school year

Summer Activities Committee (Duck Pond, Trike Pull, and Chelsea Fair Parade Float)

  • Help run Duck Pond booth for minimum of 2 hours during the Sounds & Sights Festival and/or Trike Pull on the opening day of Chelsea Fair week
  • Help set up and tear down booths as needed on event days
  • Attend float planning and building meetings weekly during late July and August
  • Assist in the gathering, creating, and assembling of float decorations
  • Potentially help in securing location to build and store float, transportation of float from building area to parade line-up, and use of tractor or vehicle to pull float in parade
  • Assist in final float preparation on parade day, walk with the float in the Chelsea Fair Parade, and assist in float demolition immediately following the parade

Try-It! Day Committee *

  • Prepare information sheets about the “Try It” foods and distribute to members’ mailboxes
  • Purchase and prepare “Try It” food for the teacher on specified days

*Please note that a Co-op member is needed to chair/head each of the Committees with the exception of Summer Activities, General Fundraising, Room Manager & Maintenance, and Publicity. This person will act as a liaison between the teachers/board members and the other members of the committee. Please notate your willingness to chair a committee next to your preferences on the Enrollment Application.