Committees are a great way to meet other parents and get involved. The Marie Reed PTO has 4 standing committees: Events, Fundraising, Communications, and Membership /Family Engagement. Additional short-term or permanent committees can be proposed at any PTO meeting and formed with the consent of the Executive Board.
Events. The Events Committee organizes several community-building events each year, including:
Fall Festival – an evening of outdoor family fun with crafts, moon bounces, games, music and concessions
International Night – a celebration of the rich cultures, traditions and heritage represented by the families, teachers and staff at Marie Reed, with a potluck dinner, crafts, music and dancing.
Social Nights – Friday social nights in the gym with concessions. Dance parties or movies, with themes selected by student vote!
Fundraising. The Fundraising Committee is tasked with raising funds to match or exceed the annual budget. For 2018-2019 we are looking to raise more than ever before so we can do more for our students. We will be participating in Adams Morgan Day on 9/8 with a Student Art Sale and concession sales. In addition, we are planning our first annual auction fundraiser for Spring 2019 that will culminate with a “Night Out” (without kids) for parents and community members. This committee is always looking for new energetic members with fresh ideas and resources! Please don’t be intimidated by time commitment. Even if you can help with a single project, we’d appreciate it.
Communications. The Communications Committee is tasked with managing the website, social media accounts, publishing the monthly newsletter, and publicizing PTO events.
Membership/ Family Engagement. Coordinate room parents, manage Google Group membership, organized an annual membership drive, and encourage new families to get involved with the PTO.