Without parent participation Stone Bridge School cannot provide our high quality education. One way to participate is to join one of the following committees.
Parent Council Fundraising Committees:
The fundraising coordinator, a member of the Parent Council, maintains the master schedule of the various Parent Council and class fundraising activities. This person works with the Administrator, Faculty Council, and Parent Council to determine fundraising needs each year.
Enchanted Village Faire Committee
Enchanted Village Faire is a family oriented outreach and fundraising opportunity for SBS. This committee develops every aspect of this fall faire, including setting dates, advertising, vendors, class booths, village shoppe, volunteers, and achieving the fundraising goals.
The Scrip Committee oversees several cost-free merchant contribution funding programs known as Scrip Programs. The committee is responsible for seeking out and running these programs, publicizing the programs, and encouraging maximum participation from SBS parents and supporters.
Parent Council Standing Committees:
This committee works directly with Aftercare staff to provide a quality after school program for students. It represents the needs and concerns of Aftercare to the Parent Council and helps address any parent concerns about the program with Aftercare staff. The committee may advocate for program needs with the administration and at times may act as a support group for Aftercare staff, helping to recruit volunteers as needed and providing a listening ear to staff.
The Festival Committee organizes, creates and implements a festival life for the school. It works closely with the faculty to provide meaningful and enlivened celebrations for the children and parents. Grades one through eight each have a parent representative to oversee individual class festival participation. School festivals provide an opportunity for our school community to join together in wonderful seasonal celebrations. With full participation, our festivals are truly remarkable and give a great sense of unity within the school community.
The hospitality coordinator is responsible for organizing hospitality-related functions. This may include providing refreshments and entertainment for school functions and faculty meals, snacks for students during testing, and/or coordination of housing and transportation needs for out-of-town visitors to the school.
Landscape and Site Maintenance
This committee monitors and maintains the landscape of the school grounds. It oversees planting, watering systems, pruning, and general beautification of the grounds.
Parent Education Committee
This team along with faculty members develops the list of speakers, creates flyers and newsletter articles and coordinates with presenters to host a series of parent education evenings throughout the school year.
Community Involvement Committee
The goal of this committee is to organize, stream-line and communicate all volunteer opportunities at SBS. The committee works closely with the Parent Council, the website committee and Stone Bridge Administration to help give parents a clear idea of school needs and volunteer opportunities.
This committee will identify the website needs of the parents and teachers. Working with the volunteer committee, as well as the school webmaster to keep parents apprised of all manner of school activities via the website.
This committee coordinates outreach opportunities to promote the school to potential families, as well as welcoming new families to the school through our Buddy Program. Outreach opportunities occur throughout the school year.
School Safety Committee
The goal of the safety committee is to see that adequate and functioning systems are in place to keep our children and the staff as safe as possible at school. The areas of focus include: playground equipment, emergency drills, parking, pick-up/drop-off, and emergency provisions.
Charter Council Representative.
One PC representative is voted to serve a 2-year term on Charter Council as a voting member and to act as a liaison to Parent Council.
This mandated Administrative committee is made of representatives from our school councils and Administration, including one representative elected from Parent Council and one at-large parent representative elected by the school parents. This committee holds regular meetings, usually in the second half of the school year, to seek out and interview qualified applicants to fill teaching positions at the school.
School Family Directory
This committee coordinates, produces and sells the school family directory (to our school families only) using parent approved information provided by the school office.
This committee uses photos and student artwork that represents student life for the school year, to design, publish and sell a school yearbook to create lasting memories for our SBS families.