Committee Descriptions

Artist in Residence

Coordinate search and hiring of artist to work with students during school hours. Committee members will help to implement the identified program, consult with school staff and arrange for volunteers to assist students during program.

Author Illustrator Programs

Committee assists librarians in planning activities associated with a selected visiting author/illustrator at Enfield and Erdenheim.  The Committee handles advertising and book sales. Potential to plan and coordinate an evening activity at Enfield prior to visit.

Book Fair

Fall and Spring Book Fairs need volunteers to plan and organize these events.  If you want to work the fairs, help children select books for a wish list, help sell merchandise and organize displays, sign-up geniuses will be utilized in October and February to schedule the many day and evening shifts involved.

Box Tops for Education

Committee promotes Box Tops for Education program which helps earn free money for our schools. Volunteers will advertise program, distribute fliers, plan box tops collection activities, collect and collate box tapes and maintain collection receptacles in school buildings. Check out our main page for more information.

Carnival

Our largest event of the year, acting as both a fundraiser and fun event, this K-5 community function requires hundreds of volunteers. Committee members will help organize, plan and coordinate event.  Areas include, games, prizes, food, crafts, entertainment, publicity and more.   This is truly an amazing institution at the schools, and tremendous fun.

Color Day

The Blue v. the Steel is an annual tradition where the kids at Enfield are divided into teams and play games they have practiced in PE throughout the year.  They also participate in other fun activities (bubbles, sponge relay etc) throughout the morning of this field day.  The children love this playfully competitive and fun-filled event.   Committee works with PE teacher to coordinate games, sets up and tears down the field, and coordinates and manages the volunteer effort necessary to staff all the games.

Dad’s Committee

Committee of Dads who, among other things, plan and oversee two breakfasts at the schools during Education Week (“Breakfast Buddies” at Enfield and “Rise N Shine” at Erdenheim).  Families and children visit classrooms after the breakfast.  Tasks include coordinating the procurement of food, and setting up and serving the day of the event.  This committee is also involved with Carnival, and tasks there would include volunteer coordination.

Directory

Committee creates, sells and distributes Family Directory for the Elementary Schools with assistance from school staff and administration.

Family Fun Nights

This Committee plans, organizes and implements fun events across both elementary schools that provide opportunities for full family interaction.

Fund-raising Support

Identify and present new fund raising opporutnities.  In addition, assist with existing fund raising programs including: Square One Art, Mixed Bags and Kids Stuff Coupon Books and various other fundraisers. This includes administrative support counting, sorting or entering orders, collecting artwork and orders, displaying samples and/or distributing orders.

Garden Committee

This Committee works with both schools to provide aesthetically pleasing plantings for both schools and to maintain their health.  Work may include garden maintenance, coordination with teachers and others for co-purposed educational plantings, etc.

Mini Grants

Mini-grants support educational programing that may not be financially supported by school district funding. This committee reviews applications to award funding to professional staff for projects that enhance their lesson planning, and promotes Mini-Grants to teaching staff to facilitate the use of mini-grants.

Newsletter

Committee creates periodic newsletter advertising EEHSP sponsored events and activities, and updating families on information of interest.

Philanthropy

Help organize and implement short term community service projects which may include Holiday Community gift program, food drives, etc. Tasks may include community publicity, school advertising, collection/delivery of donations, and more.

Playground

This Committee is responsible for inspecting and making recommended improvements to the playground (repainting lines etc.) and its associated equipment.  As necessary, purchase and update recess toys, balls and games for use with recess classes. Work with school staff to determine what is needed.

Publishing Center-Erdenheim

Volunteers work with Erdenheim Reading Specialist to oversee manuscript production and assembly of hard cover books authored and illustrated by students in 3rd grade.  Committee Volunteers help plan an evening reception, held in late spring, to honor Erdenheim’s Young Authors.  Volunteers from all grades are helpful, and educational for those parents.

Spartan Fest

This Committee plans, organizes and implements a one day Community celebration, which also will serve as a small fundraiser.  It will celebrate the fall, and include a community flea market, apple recipe contest, live music from a local Erdenheim parent’s band, and other musicians she arranges, philanthropic opportunities, as well as various activities and fun events for kids and adults alike.   Committee members will work with the chair to craft and organize the event, including collecting donations from local businesses, coordinate publicity for it, and staff it.

Spirit Wear

Committee coordinates sale events, either through order forms or at EEHSP activities. Volunteers will help sell at events, process orders and advertise.

Sustainability Committee

The EEHSP Green Team is a school-wide effort to provide educational information on “green” issues and to integrate “green” principles into school-sponsored events and classroom curriculum. The Green Team’s goal is to inspire all members of our school community to want to take care of the planet. Three Focus Areas: Reducing Waste,
Education, and Grounds & Greening.

Talent Show

Volunteers will help with direction, auditions, music and lightening, rehearsals, etc. for K-5 show which spans 2 separate evenings in February.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Committee plans event and activities honoring teachers and staff at both schools and administration. Activities may include a luncheon, favors/gifts, cards from children, etc.