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VOLUNTEER FOR A COMMITTEE
Want to get involved, make a difference, and have fun? Join one of our committees! It’s a great way bring what you uniquely have to offer to the table and get to know fellow members in our PS 130 community. Below is a current list of our committees. If you wish to get involved, please email the chair of the committee(s) you are interested in.
Working with the administration and parent community, this committee will work to support and enhance options for after school care and enrichment activities for all PS 130 students.
Contact: Sonal Bhatt
Art & Art Box Program
The PTA’s Art Committee provides materials and support for art projects in all grades at PS 130. We assist with projects linked to units of study, and we also provide choice time art boxes for Kindergarten through 2nd grades. There’s no need for an art or teaching background!
Contact: the Art Committee
The PTA’s famous Art Box Program is now in full swing in classrooms kindergarten to 2nd grade thanks to all of our family volunteers! Ask your child about how he or she may be using the art box during Choice Time. If there are any questions, please contact Korena and Alyson and learn more with the Art Box Program Handbook.
The PTA’s Community Affairs Committee addresses the community-facing work of the PTA, including traffic safety issues, Participatory Budgeting, and other opportunities to engage with our broader community and other schools, as appropriate to serve the interests of the PTA and PS 130.
Contact: Community Affairs
The Fundraising Committee coordinates the PTA’s fundraising activities, such as annual fundraising events and our annual appeal. The committee works with the Executive Board to determine fundraising goals, and with the ad hoc committees on their fundraising activities.
Contact: Sarah Yorra
The PS 130 Garden Committee’s mission is creating sustainable garden spaces to increase natural areas in the schoolyard, support curriculum, foster environmental stewardship and promote physical activity. We have many volunteer opportunities including: planning, brainstorming, grant-writing, fundraising, collaborating with administration, gardening, building, and transporting. No gardening experience is necessary! Contact: Anne Mignatti or Siobhan Thomas-Bupphavesa
The PS 130 Grant Writing Committee works with the PTA and school administration to identify school needs and sources of external support to reach our goals. We have a great group of Grant Writing Committee members for the 2017-18 school year and we are always looking for more!
Whether you can commit a little or a lot, we welcome you. Experience with grant writing or professional writing is helpful but not necessary; anyone with enthusiasm is invited!
Contact: Mimi O’Connor
Health and Nutrition
The Health and Nutrition Committee partners with the school administration, teachers and the PTA Executive Board on initiatives concerning the cafeteria and nutrition; recess, outdoor time and physical activity; sharing information about school nutrition and allergy policies; addressing overall health and wellness issues; and providing healthy snack concessions at PTA events. H&N’s Recess Subcommittee focuses on expanding recess options. Want to get more involved? We are looking for a new committee co-chair!
Contact: Health and Nutrition Committee
Music is a vital part of our school’s culture and curriculum. The Music Committee partners with teachers by offering materials and enrichment to enhance units of study, and supports existing school music programs. We bring visiting musicians to the school, produce the annual PS 130 Music Festival in the Spring, and provide music at school events throughout the year. We need parent and teacher coordinators for each grade. No musical ability is necessary- just a love of music!
Contact: Music Committee
Our New School Spirit Song “PS 130 Everybody Smiles.”
In Spring of 2015, we realized that PS 130 did not have it’s own school song, so members of the Music Committee set out to create one. We openly solicited ideas from the entire school community, then several members of our committee co-wrote this exuberant song based on those ideas. The goal was to give the students something to sing when they gather together, a song to forge bonds of community and to raise school spirit. “PS 130 Everybody Smiles” is easy to learn and fun to sing.
Second and fourth grade students premiered the song at the Winter Concert and Winter Bazaar in December of 2016. The school’s music teachers Mr Arnold and Ms Sorenson have been teaching the song to their students in music class, and classroom teachers will share it with students from all grade levels. We’re proud to share it here for your enjoyment.
The school that sings together learns together! Please sing our school song and take pride in our diverse and vibrant community.
As innovations in Technology Education continue to grow, the Tech Committee will support the Technology Cluster Class though fundraising for both Professional Development and hardware/software that will enable the instructor to enhance and expand the lessons and projects she conducts with the students. We will coordinate these efforts with the Technology Cluster instructor, the School’s Technology Consultant, and School Administration. No special tech knowledge/experience is required, but if you have some, we hope you will join and lend that expertise.
Contact: Tech Committee
Our Yearbook Committee produces the annual PS 130 Yearbook, a celebration of all grades and activities at our school.
Contact: Yearbook Committee
The PTA’s 5th Grade Committee shares middle school knowledge and organizes fundraisers and volunteers for 5th grade events, including graduation, senior BBQ and the 5th grade dance.
Contact: 5th Grade Committee