Committees

8th Grade Promotion Reception This committee plans and puts on a reception for the 8th grade students and parents immediately following the 8th grade promotion, typically held on the second to last day of school.

8th Grade Promotion Party This Committee plans and put on a party for the 8th grade class. The dance is usually held during the last week of school at Swanson.

Advisory Council on Instruction (ACI) Swanson has two representatives on the APS Advisory Council on Instruction. They attend monthly ACI meetings and reporting back to the PTA on any issues of interest.

The Anchor This committee produces the PTA newsletter. The newsletter is produced monthly.

Beautification This position will work with the Swanson administrator to identify and coordinator beautification projects in and around Swanson.

Book Fair The Fall Book Fair is held at the school and coordinated through library staff.

Box Tops for Education Assists in collecting box tops to support fundraising efforts for the school.

Community Service Chair This position works with internal contact (Swanson Activities Coordinator, Student Government, etc..) and external partners to bring community service opportunities to the Swanson community.

County Council of PTAs (CCPTA) Liaison Swanson has a representative at the monthly CCPTA meetings. They report back to the PTA on matters of interest.

Directory This position works closely with the Swanson registrar and our directory service provider to coordinate the production and distribution of the Swanson directory.  The majority of the work for this position occurs October – November.

Educational Grants This committee distributes the grants application to the teachers in early September; reviews submitted applications in October; provides recommendations for proposals to fund; and notifies teachers of awards in November.

First Day Packets This committee coordinate the production of the First Day Packets with the school secretary and PTA. Over 800 packets need stuffing prior to the first day of school.

Grocery Cards This committee publicizes Swanson’s participation in the grocery receipts program. They collect and enter grocery card information from forms filled out in the First Day Packets.

In Service Breakfasts This committee coordinates breakfast for the teachers during each of the teacher In Service days, typically three a year.

Nominating Committee This committee consists of three members. Their responsibilities include creating the slate for the 2018-19 PTA Executive Board.

PTA Membership This position works to promote and increase the membership numbers throughout the year.

Reflections This position coordinates Swanson’s participation in the PTA sponsored Reflections Contest, which would include distributing information to students about the theme/rules; arranging the judges; collecting and distributing the entries to the judges; planning the awards ceremony; lining up the awards; submitting Swanson’s winning entries to the county competition.

Science Fair This committee works with the Swanson Science teachers to plan the annual Science Fair.

Science Fair Dinner This committee arranges dinner for the Science Fair judges, funded through PTA dollars.

Spirit Sales This committee creates and sells various items with the Swanson name and logo on them.

Staff Appreciation This committee plans fun events and treats for the teachers during Staff Appreciation Week, which is the first week in May.

Teacher Lounge Restocking This committee purchases supplies, such as popcorn, hot chocolate, and soups, for the teacher lounges.

Welcome Reception This position coordinates the welcome reception after orientation at the beginning of the school year.  This includes creating a sign up genius for food and drink donations and hosting the reception.

Welcoming Committee This position coordinates the welcome committee. This committee works to match any family new at Swanson with a returning Swanson family that can be a resource for them as they navigate the community. This would be an on-going process so as new families join the school throughout the year, they can sign up to be matched.