2016-2017 PTA Committees
The Beat is the campus e-Newsletter, published at least twice per month informing subscribers of current affairs and works in conjunction with all other campus volunteer groups and administrators.
Responsibilities include updating all PTA Bulletin Boards on campus, indoors and out, with creative messaging and announcements.
The Reflections Committee collects and submits works of art from NES students to compete in the national Reflections event annually
The Social Media Committee manages and updates content to and from other sources, such as Event Chairs, the Beat, Website, Yearbook, etc. on the PTA Facebook page
The NES PTA Website Committee maintains the content, appearance and functionality of our website, working in conjunction with other Communications committees, the school administration, the Foundation and Committee Chairs.
The Yearbook Committee collects community content in classrooms, celebrations, spirit events, field trips, etc. – and promotes yearbook sales and facilitates Yearbook Signing Spirit Nights in May
Nickajack Dash/Silent Auction
The Nickajack Dash and Silent Auction teams plans and manage the setup and dismantling of our annual fun run and fundraiser, including the orchestration of sponsors, vendors, donors and entertainment. The purpose of this combined event is to raise money for the PTA. The 1.5 mile run from the staff lot to the Silver Comet Trail and back is followed by our silent auction.
The Hospitality Committee coordinates activities such as faculty and staff luncheons, breakfasts during Teacher Appreciation Week as well as other events that allow the PTA to demonstrate how much we support the people who make our school such an amazing environment for kids to learn and grow.
Kindergarten Open House
The Kindergarten Open House Committee helps to staff and organize our first opportunity to welcome in Nickajack’s future. Volunteers work side-by-side with Kindergarten leadership to engage our Pre-K community and facilitate a program that informs and excites our next incoming class.
Movie & Food Truck Night
The Movie & Food Truck Night team plans, publicizes and produces the annual year end social event and PTA Board selection for the Nickajack community.
Nickajack has several events throughout the year that require special attention and coodination – not only do we have spirit nights at some of our best sponsor locations throughout the year, we also hold events like Lego NIght, Yearbook Signings, and more.
Inspired by the concept as a Daddy-Daughter Dance, this is a special event for our young ladies and the Prince Charmings in their lives. This event is open to all families.
Mom & Son Warrior Challenge
Inspire by the Sweetheart Dance and wanting to do something special for moms and sons. Possible venue might be at XDrenaline or held in the gym. This is a new event to Nickajack.
Cotillion is a new ASP program. The club has said they may need extra hands to help with their etiquette dinner that occurs at the end of the program.
Fall Festival (TBD)
The PTA is hoping to add this to the calendar in October. This event will be held at the school.
Multicultural Night (TBD)
A night hosted by our many multicultural families sharing foods and customs unique to their culture.
The PTA Pal Program engages local businesses and After School Enrichment Programs (ASEP) to achieve economic development opportunities within our community. In exchange for sponsorship support – cash or in-kind – PTA offers exposure to the entire NES Community through our website, The Beat, designated places on campus and during NES PTA events, including Sneak-A-Peak, Luncheons, Curriculum Nights, The Dash, Spirit Nights and more. Our goal is to drive business to those who support our school to achieve mutually advantageous outcomes. All PTA activities, events and committees are opportunities for our Pals to donate and should be sought first before we spend money with non-partner businesses.
The After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) Committee ensures the availability, diversity and quality of our extracurricular enrichment options. The ASEP team communicates expectations to service providers, organizes the schedules and collects enrollment and survey data each term.
There are so many ways our school can benefit from existing, everyday shopping behaviors. Whether its Amazon Smile purchases, or Publix, Target or what have you, our community would be well served to be informed about the ways we can all be making incremental but high sum gains simply by consciously routing the manner in which we shop.
Box Tops for Education
The Box Tops Committee (year-round) promotes the Box Tops for Education program, collecting, organizing and submitting Box Tops for reimbursement
The Brickajack Campaign Committee (year-round) is a fundraising committee, increasing school pride and operating capital. Brickajack Campaign Committee manages the sale and installation of personalized bricks on the Nickajack Campus as a way to increase personal connections with the school and to raise money for the PTA.
CoZzzy Comfy Sheets
Sheet Sales. $40 for any size sheet and $10 comes back to NES. Sold before the holidays.
The Candy Grams Committee (December and February) is a fundraising committee. The committee sells, assembles and delivers candy gram style messages during the weeks leading up to holiday break and Valentine’s Day. Students, faculty, admin and parents can buy candy canes to be delivered with a personal note and lots of love. For about two weeks in December before school, kids can buy them for their friends or teachers, parents can buy them for their kids, or they can buy for a whole class. We then distribute them to the classrooms on a designated day before the holiday event.
The Literacy/Book Fairs Committee (year-round) is a fundraising committee that promotes the love of reading throughout the year. Book Fair (two times a year) committee members helps with the setup, selling and breakdown of each Book Fair – and will be involved in the decisions made regarding how the Book Fair fund raising dollars are spent.
The Spirit Wear Committee manages the sourcing, selections, distribution and selling of NES branded apparel and other school spirit paraphernalia through spiritwear campaigns online and during PTA events, such as Sneak-a-Peak, Open House, Spirit Nights, etc.
Stone Soup Cook Book (in progress)Assembly of a Cook Book made up of recipes and artwork collected from our NES community. Recipes have already been submitted. Just need to compile the book via an online publisher. We intend to sell these before the Holidays in December 2016
Volunteer Coordination and Recognition
Maintain Master List of Volunteers – Make sure all efforts, events and activities are staffed. Recognize Rock Star Volunteers each term and help coordinate our Volunteer Appreciation Event at the end of the year.
Copy Shop (TBD)
The Copy Shop Committee helps teachers with making copies and laminating
Previously known as Fathers Being Involved, the FBI group got a new name this year, Davis Dad’s, in honor of Jason Davis, one of our most active organizers and dedicated dad’s who passed away unexpectedly during the 2014-2015 school year. And this year the impact of the Davis Dad’s will continue to grow. Considered one of the most vital elements of the PTA’s “100% Family Engagement” initiative, we are excited to see male family members get engaged and facilitate a powerful combination of campus service projects, fun activities and fellowship. It was the Davis Dad’s who kicked off the year installing the first wave of custom engraved Brick-A-Jack bricks lining our new playground. Made up of fathers, grandfathers, brothers and uncles, Davis Dad’s will not only deliver Friday Readings four times this year, but will be actively engaged in Coach Homansky’s Football Friday on September 4, the Sweetheart Dance on February 5 and Field Days in May. Whether you check your cool PTA calendar fridge magnet, or you “feel” The Beat e-newsletter, enjoy as our Davis Dad’s get to reading, repairing, improving and grooving in 2016-2017!
Junior Achievement inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy. JA sponsors “Bringing Business Education to the Classroom” through Junior Achievement Days. Parent volunteers from Nickajack bring business education to the classroom by interweaving concepts of practical economics, career awareness, and entrepreneurship. You will be given all the tools you need to provide a great classroom experience. Volunteer today!
Front Office Support
The Front Office Support Committee helps make sure there is enough coverage to maintain a consistently positive customer experience for all office visitors.
The Membership Committee (year-round) promotes, sells and tracks PTA memberships all year long, online, in The Beat and during every event, such as Sneak-a-Peek, Teacher Luncheons, Curriculum Nights, Spirit Nights, socials, etc… The PTA Membership Committee is responsible for obtaining PTA Membership Cards from the Georgia PTA prior to the start of the school year, and oversees the process of selling memberships to parents and faculty throughout the year. The PTA treasurer can help facilitate obtaining membership cards.
The Outdoor Improvements Committee ensures that resources (money, tools, labor) from the PTA, the school and the CCSD (Cobb County School District) are maximized in an effort to improve and maintain the quality of Nickajack’s outdoor campus environment.
The Recycling Committee coordinates the collection and disposal of recyclables.
The Welcome Committee reaches out to all new parents, welcoming them to the Nickajack community at events such as Kindergarten Playdate in the summer, Kleenex & Coffee on the first day of school and a New Parent Breakfast.
Room Parent Committee
Room Parent Coordinator Team supports and and organizes parent volunteerism in classrooms. They, also, coordinate a snack bar and lunch for teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week.
Live Music Fridays
This team works on scheduling individuals or groups to sing or play music during lunchtime.
This club is looking for a new leader. KC Club is based on the Rachel’s Challenge (Rachel Scott was the first Columbine victim) which is demonstrating compassion towards others and encourage others to do the same. In years past, groups made catnip toys for a local animal shelter, sold lemonade on behalf of Alex’s Lemonade Stand, and did a detergent/quarter drive for Norton Park Elementary. They have, also, raised funds for Heifer International and purchased an Alpaca.