The following is a list of current PTA committees.
If you would like to volunteer for any of these events, please go to the Volunteer page.
Box Tops/Campbell Soup Labels Program – This program is a wonderful opportunity to raise funds for other PTA funded events without fundraising. Box Top labels are collected throughout the year, and the school receives $.10 per label. Campbell Soup Labels are also collected and used to bring additional supplies to the school. Help is needed to collect the labels, count, and prepare for mailing to Box Tops. An annual competition between classrooms helps to increase awareness of the program and increase the benefits to our school, volunteers are needed to help promote the events and help collect and count labels.
Chili Cook Off / Auction – This competition between teachers, parents, and (most importantly) students enhances the feeling of community and offers a wonderful opportunity to meet and greet others in the Ute Meadows family. Volunteers are needed to help coordinate the cook off, advertise the event, set up the eating area in the gym/cafeteria, and organize entertainment. A small silent auction is also held in conjunction with the event.
Daddy/Daughter Dance – The annual Daddy/Daughter Dance is held at the Ute Meadows gymnasium. Volunteers are needed to help to make any necessary decorations, set-up/decorate the afternoon of the dance, provide refreshments, arrange for pictures of couples during event, work as chaperones that night, and/or stay after the event to help clean up.
Entertainment Books – Organize the ordering and distribution of entertainments books, which are discount books for various restaurant, activities, and retail outlets throughout the state.
Evening of the Arts – This event highlights students' artwork inside of the school. Also, the students audition in March and April for on stage performances in the talent show, and the choir performs a concert. This committee organizes the auditions, helps prepare the artwork for display, makes decorations for the night, arranges for food for the event, and organizes volunteers. This is one of the biggest nights of the school year, and the students really enjoy it. Volunteers are needed during the weeks leading up to the event to help prepare the art work, and parents are needed that night to act as chaperones in the halls and at the doors.
ExCEL Program (Extra Curricular Enrichment Learning Program)- This very important program provides extra opportunities for students to enhance classroom learning by accessing community resources. Through this program students are able to go on field trips, listen to specialized speakers, attend workshops and access educational kits. Previous ExCEL sponsored programs have included field trips to Oceans Journey, Area Theaters, the Denver Zoo and programs such as Young Ameritowne. Visiting authors, storytellers, African Celebration, and Science from CU have visited Ute Meadows through this program. Committee members are actually grade-level coordinators who work with teachers to schedule outings or enhancement programs.
Excel Coordinators – Each Grade Level will have an Excel Coordinators that will help organize the happenings of that particular grade level working with the committee co-chairs and teachers.
Hospitality Committee - This committee is responsible for providing special meals, refreshments, and treats for the teachers and staff at certain times throughout the year. Events include parent-teacher conferences in October and March, Teacher Appreciation Week, and a year-end event. The coordinator calls volunteers when an event is coming up and asks them to prepare a dish for the event. This is a nice opportunity for parents who don’t have much time to volunteer in the school, but would like to support the school in some way.
Meet and Greet for New Students - This committee is responsible for welcoming new students and families to the Ute Meadows community. You would coordinate with the office to get the names of new students throughout the year and host a before school breakfast for the student and his or her family. This year we will also be having some type of social function to welcome new families to the school.
Directory Committee - A volunteer is needed to coordinate the school directory.
Mother/Son Event - This committee organizes an evening for the mothers and sons. Past events have included hoedowns and sports nights at the Ridge. Volunteers are needed to plan the event, organize activities at the event, provide any needed decorations, make photo frames, provide refreshments and prizes, and act as chaperones for the evening’s activities.
Movie Night – This is a wonderful way to kick off the school year by organizing a night when the Ute Meadows community can gather to watch a family friendly movie. This committee organizes the event by selecting the movie, booking the movie screen, organizing concessions and the event setup and clean up.
Read-a-Thon Fundraiser – This new fundraiser is the main one that funds all our wonderful programs. The fundraiser combines the importance of reading with raising money for the school.
Reflections Committee - Reflections is a national PTA sponsored art contest based on an annual theme. Students enter the Reflections Program through their local PTA/PTSA and awards are given at the local, council, state, and national levels. The program is organized by school grade. Student works are critiqued against others in the same grade division. This allows recognition and judging of artwork by appropriate developmental age and skill levels. Each student may enter in any of the four arts areas: literature, visual arts, photography, music, and dance. Students may submit more than one entry in any or all of the four arts areas. This committee announces the event, sends out flyers, organizes the contestants and their entries, arranges for judges, hosts a reception for participants, and provides assistance at the district level.
Rockies Night - This is a fun school event that takes place early fall during Rockies season. This volunteer picks a night and then coordinates a school night Rockies game night, orders tickets, and distributes them before game night.
Room Parents – Room parents organize classroom parties and other classroom happenings with parents of individual grade levels. Each classroom has a representative room parent who signs up in the beginning of the year. This classroom room parent can then turn to the Room Parents Committee chairs for information about PTA and school happenings.
Science Fair – This is another way the PTA enhances our children’s learning experience by highlighting science experiments our students submit for this competition. Every child receives a participation award and the day has included in the past science related performances by an outside performer. This committee is responsible for advertising the event, setting up, organizing the judges and cleaning up.
Scrip Fundraising Committee – With this program individuals purchase gift cards in preset amounts such for stores they shop at regularly, or they could purchase the cards as gifts. The school receives a percentage of the face value of the card from 2% up to 15% in some cases.
Sixth Grade Continuation - The sixth grade continuation ceremony is around the last week in May. Parents of fifth grade students are needed to help plan and host the reception for the 6th graders, parents, and friends. Sixth grade parents are needed to help plan the ceremony. This will include preparing a slide show. Planning for this event begins in early May.
Spirit Nights - Spirit Nights are an opportunity for families to go out to dinner at various restaurants that will donate a portion of their sales for that evening to Ute Meadows. It will be the first Friday of each month to go along with spirit days when the kids are encouraged to wear their school shirts. This committee would be responsible for selecting the restaurants and publicizing the location for the night.
Spring Carnival - Our year end PTA Carnival is a way to celebrate a great year. This committee would be responsible for researching companies that would be the best fit for our school and possibly setting up booths run by students or clubs to create community and school spirit.
Watch D.O.G.S. - A program that invites fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other father figures to volunteer at least one day all day at their child’s/student's school during the school year. The program is overseen by a “Top Dog” volunteer who partners with the school administrator to coordinate scheduling and identify opportunities for WatchDOGS to provide assistance at the school. WatchDOG volunteers perform a variety of tasks during their volunteer day including monitoring the school entrance, assisting with unloading and loading of buses and cars, monitoring the lunch room, or helping in the classroom with a teacher's guidance by working with small groups of students on homework, flashcards, or spelling.
Webmaster - This committee is in charge of maintaining, and updating the Ute Meadows PTA website. This is another great opportunity for someone who would like to work from home. The site strives to be a one stop site for all Ute Meadows PTA related information. This committee works hand in hand with our Facebook representative to keep the parents aware of current happenings.
Yearbook - This committee is responsible for taking the photographs they have collected from various sources throughout the year and laying out the yearbook for printing. The chair meets with the company representative early in the year to set up the ground rules and timelines. The yearbook coordinator is not the school photographer. They are responsible for delegating the taking of photographs for various events and grade level activities. Volunteers are needed to help put together the layout of the yearbook, and volunteers are always needed to take and submit pictures.