Programs & Events
To our newest families, welcome to Woodland Meadows and to your PTA. To our returning families, welcome back! We've compiled this page so that you know what our events are really all about. And, in case you're interested in volunteering in any capacity, you have a better understanding of the time commitment involved. We always need helping hands at our events, and welcome any new smiling faces.
This committee involves purchasing books with PTA funding, and approximately two hours per month distributing books to students during their birthday month over the lunch hour.
This finely tuned committee assists the chair in setting up, tearing down, running cash registers, and helping students prepare wish lists during book fair. There are two book fairs a year, in fall and spring, and they are each a week long. There are SignUp Geniuses for volunteering in two-hour time slots, and you can register for as many slots as you'd like.
Box Tops for Education
This committee assists the chair in collecting, sorting, clipping, and counting Box Tops. This can be organized over a group meeting at someone's home, or at school, or can be done at home in your free time.
This was previously called Halloween Bingo or Boo Bash. This is a fall extravaganza and includes food and games one evening in the fall. The chair will organize a committee of volunteers to set up, run a two-hour event, and tear down.
The chair of this committee renews the online fundraising component of the event, orders tiered prizes, and coordinates with teachers/staff for day of operations. Volunteers are recruited to help run the events the day off, which is roughly a four-hour event, once a year.
This is our two-hour holiday event in December, where families gather to make gingerbread houses. The chair will organize the pre-sale of kits and food, and coordinate a SignUp Genius to recruit volunteers to set up, assist at check in and distribute kits, and tear down. Total event time is approximately four hours.
Grandparents Day is celebrated in the fall for kindergarten, and spring for first grade. This two-hour event is coordinated by kindergarten and first grade room parents. A small assembly is given in the cafe, followed by receptions in the classrooms. Room parents will work with grade level teachers to recruit additional volunteers, if needed. Minimal set up and tear down required.
Lost & Found
Two to three times a year, all of those lost articles of clothing are laid out on tables in the atrium in hopes to be found by their owners. What's not claimed after a week is donated to a local charity. This can take 2-3 hours per occurrence, and additional volunteers can be recruited by the chair to make work more fun.
March is Reading Month
The chair of this committee facilitates with teachers bringing in several authors for MIRM, and coordinating a theme each week for promoting reading.
This is a teacher led event, and the PTA merely supports them in any way they need it on the night of. This is a one evening event in the winter.
Parent-Teacher Conference Dinners
Each November and March when teachers have conferences with parents, the chair of this committee organizes potluck dinners for the staff working late. A SignUp Genius is created to collect food donations, and a few people to help with set up and tear down at each supper. This requires a few hours of planning for meal ideas and soliciting help.
Staff Appreciation Week
This event in May runs similar to conference dinners. The first week of May we recognize all of our teachers and support staff with 1-3 themed lunches or small gift ideas to recognize the wonderful work that our teachers do. A SignUp Genius is created to collect food donations, and a few people to help with set up and tear down at each luncheon. This requires a few hours of planning for meal ideas and soliciting help.
Third Grade Handprints & Testing
Third graders undergo testing over a week long period in May, and leave their mark (handprints) behind in the gym. Third grade room parents will coordinate with teachers to provide an appropriate snack during testing dates, and also coordinate painting hands during lunch that week.
Three Bees Carnival
This is a very friendly family event, filled with games, prizes, food, and FUN. It is one evening only. The chair of this committee will work with local organizations to recruit volunteers so that our families can enjoy family time, and not volunteer. Committee members will solicit donations for prizes from local businesses or bakeries, and help set up and tear down.
Veteran's Day is celebrated in the fall for second grade families. This two-hour event is coordinated by second grade room parents. A small assembly is given in the cafe, followed by receptions in the classrooms. Room parents will work with their teachers to recruit additional volunteers, if needed. Minimal set up and tear down required.