Committees

There are many ways to get involved with Sunset Ridge PTA. Below is a list of of the PTA committees that are in need of people to help ensure these programs and events are successful at our school. By getting involved you are contributing to the success of your child’s school community, meeting other parents and having fun. All volunteers are appreciated!

SUN RUN: This event is geared toward motivating our students to be healthy and active! This all-school run will happen during the school day. This is one of our larger events. The committee will coordinate sponsorships, volunteers, music/food, race course logistics, advertising and more!

Event Date: October 4, 2018. Chairs: Danielle Kalscheur & Danniann Helt

SCHOOL DIRECTORY: Sunset Ridge offers a school directory for a nominal fee. The committee compiles contact info provided by the MCPASD district, organizes directory data, coordinates with the printing company, collects orders and distributes the printed directories.

Event Date: September 2018. Chair: Rachel Barnes

MIDDLETON HS HOMECOMING PARADE: Represent Sunset Ridge Elementary in the Middleton High School Homecoming Parade. This committee will coordinate a float, student participants, etc.

Event Date: One early evening the week of October 1, 2018. Chair: Miriam Kolodziej

TRUNK OR TREAT: A school favorite, participating families decorate their car trunks and hand out candy in the school parking lot. Students come in costume to trick or treat with their Sunset Ridge friends. The committee is responsible for soliciting families to decorate vehicles, coordinating attendees, securing a DJ for the event, managing concessions, supplying allergy-free candy, etc.

Event Date: October 12, 2018. Chairs: Cate Goeddel & Christina Schnarr

YEARBOOK: Coordinate with HR Imaging to create a yearbook that showcases the events of the school year. Committee members are needed to take photos at school events, field trips, etc. and coordinate with others to submit photos.

Event Date: Ongoing throughout the school year. Chair: Courtney Maher

STAFF APPRECIATION: Breakfasts, lunches and dinners are provided for the staff during conferences, teacher appreciation week, and at the end of the year. The committee is responsible for planning and coordinating the event as well as getting volunteers to send various food or related items for the meals and managing set-up/clean up.

Event Date: Throughout the school year. Chairs: Shelly Hickmann & Kristen Jafferis

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS: Coordinate meals and events with local restaurants. In the past we have partnered with Culver’s, Pizza Hut, Which Wich, Monk’s, Menchie’s, and more!

Event Date: Events are held throughout the school year. Chair: Amber Possell

FARM TO SCHOOL: Farm to school is a program coordinated through the district to get students to taste test fresh, locally grown foods during their lunch hour. Volunteers are needed once a month to set-up, serve and clean-up.

Event Date: Events are held about once a month throughout the year. Chair: Amber Writt

SQUARE 1 ART: Collaborate with Square One Art and the art teacher for unique art inspired purchases. Every student creates a special piece of artwork that is sent to Square One Art where it is transformed into keepsakes that make perfect Holiday gifts.

Event Date: Late Fall OR Spring (TBD). Chairs: Heidi McClelland & Jill Werlein

EARNING FOR LEARNING: Help collect, organize and send in qualifying labels and receipts. Set up classroom competitions to maximize participation.

Event Date: This program runs throughout the school year. Chair: Courtney Maher

THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON: Family and friends are invited to a Thanksgiving-themed lunch at Sunset Ridge. Volunteers are needed for coordinating the lunch count, planning the setup, decorations and food service.

Event Date: November 15, 2018. Chair: We are looking for a committee chair/co-charis for this event.

WINTER TEA AND ART SHOWCASE: A cherished school tradition. The gym is transformed into a winter wonderland with decorations, lights, and artwork from every student. Families from all grades donate cookies for this event and the MHS Orchestra provides live music. The committee coordinates cookie donations, decorating, setup, serving, and clean up.

Event Date: December 7, 2018. Chair: Rachel Barnes (We are looking for an additional chair for this event.)

WINTER CARNIVAL: A student favorite, this is one of our larger events. The committee organizes concessions, games, prizes, ticket sales, decorations, volunteers and more. Each classroom is responsible for a carnival game which will be set up and run by classroom parents and their children.

Event Date: February 1, 2019. Chair: Mike Herold (We are looking for an additional chair for this event.)

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR: This event earns money for our school library. The committee is responsible for coordinating logistics with Scholastic to set up and promote the book fair, as well as organizing set-up, tear down, volunteer recruitment, keeping track of sales, securing teacher wish lists, etc.

Event Date: Late Winter/Early Spring 2019. Chairs: Xinli Chen & Dipali Shah

SCIENCE FAIR: The science fair is open to all Sunset Ridge students. The committee coordinates the ordering and pick-up of tri-fold presentation boards for participants, secures judges, ribbons or trophies and organizes science-related presentations during the event. In some years, there is a kick-off assembly to get kids excited. The Advanced Learning Specialist will assist the committee in planning.

Event Date: February 28, 2019. Chair: Dave Goeddel

MOVIE NIGHT: A kid-friendly movie is shown in the gymnasium of Sunset Ridge. All students and their families are invited to attend. Committee members are needed to pick the movie, organize, advertise the event, coordinate concessions and sell glow items.

Event Date: April 12, 2019. Chairs: We are looking for a committee chair/co-charis for this event.

BREAKFAST with BUDDIES: This fun event is intended for children at school to enjoy breakfast with 1 adult. The event takes place at the school and will entail organizing the food & beverage options available that morning with the central kitchen, as well as shopping at local venues for items needed. Chair persons will also be responsible for set up/clean up with the help of recruited volunteers.

Event Date: May, 2019. Chairs: We are looking for a committee chair/co-charis for this event.

HOT DOG PICNIC: Friends and family are invited to come and eat lunch outside on the lawn with the students. Assistance is needed for coordinating the lunch count, set up, food distribution and clean up.

Event Date: June 5, 2019. Chair: We are looking for a committee chair/co-charis for this event

SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS: We currently work with School Kidz to offer back-to-school supply kits and make shopping easy. The committee contacts teachers for their supply lists, coordinates with School Kidz, and sends out ordering information to families in late Spring. Distribution of the kits is on Info Day or Back to School night of the following school year.

Event Date: Spring 2019 & Registration Day in 2019. Chair: Molly Braun & Lyn Sheehan

SPIRIT WEAR: Show your school spirit by ordering shirts, hats, magnets and other Sunset Ridge gear. The chair person coordinates which items are to be sold with the spirit wear company and picks up items to be delivered.

Date: This program has sales throughout the school year. Chair: Kristen Jafferis

TIE-DYE T-SHIRTS: Students tie-dye a school t-shirt in art class each year and wear them on field trips and school assembly days. The chair person distributes order forms in late spring and orders white t-shirts with the school logo on them to be tie-dyed the following fall. Extras are ordered for new incoming families.

Date: Orders are taken in late spring for the following school year. Chair: Kendra Cleary

ROOM PARENT COORDINATOR: This coordinator is the liason between all teachers and their room parents.

Date: Emails are sent throughout the school year. Chair: Cate Goeddel