Enrichment

ACE Program (IPSF)
ACE Program (IPSF)

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When:
Throughout year; minimal/moderate time commitment

Available on the school campus right after school, the ACE program provides high-quality, after school enrichment education to Irvine's public school children. Each semester, thousands of children participate through ACE in science, math, language, fine arts, technology, and much more. By offering classes in areas not available during school hours, IPSF's ACE Program helps to greatly enrich the diversity of educational experiences available to our kids.

This is an amazing program sponsored by IPSF but is at risk of being eliminated at Springbrook if we don't get volunteers to help administer the program. Please check www.acewise.org for more info.
Book Fair
Book Fair

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Cultural Week
Cultural Week

Chair:
(none)

Cultural Week is an opportunity for Springbrook students to learn about different cultures.
Work with students and teachers to decorate the school campus and library, provide tours. Help coordinate a fun family culture night at the end of the event.
Reflections
Reflections

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When:
Oct 7, 2016

Volunteers needed in the fall to help exhibit student artwork and turn in entries to the Irvine PTA Reflections Committee.
The theme for 2016-2017 is: “What is your story?” Students may submit entries in literature, music, composition, photography, visual arts, film/video, and choreography/dance.

Art
Art

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Communications

Student Directory
Student Directory

Chair:
(none)

Each PTA member will receive access to the online student directory.
Yearbook
Yearbook

Chair:
(none)

This committee produces an annual Springbrook Elementary yearbook available for purchase by students and staff, and delivered in June. The yearbook features every class, specialist, and school group. It also highlights other activities that occur during the school year.
Room Parents
Room Parents

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout Year

Room parents are the option of each teacher. Depending on the needs of each teacher, they usually help the teacher schedule other classroom volunteers to help with things like reading, math, copying, or party planning. The Room Parent Coordinator coordinates all the room parents. He/she provides information to the room parents and works with them to obtain volunteer support within each classroom for different PTA programs (e.g., Jog-a-thon, Red Ribbon Week, Staff Appreciation Week, etc...).
Website
Website

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This chair should maintain the PTA website to make sure information is current. The PTA website includes information about what the PTA is, how it fundraises, the programs it supports, contact information, forms, Legislative updates, a calendar, and links to our regular e-newsletters.

Student Life

Movie Night
Movie Night

Chair:
(none)

Join us for our First Movie Night in Friday, October 27th at 6:30pm
Restaurant/Family Nights
Restaurant/Family Nights

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year Round

Each month we pick a night to meet at a neighborhood restaurant for dinner. It is a nice way to meet families, support our local businesses and build community relationships.
Family Fun Night Carnival
Family Fun Night Carnival

Chair:
(none)

Our annual spring carnival is a PTA sponsored event intended to help bring the community together for a fun night of games and friendship. Many committee members needed to help plan and run the carnival.
Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week

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When:
October, Annually

Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco and drug awareness and violence prevention program that takes place each October. Springbrook has an assembly that includes a presentation from the DARE representative of Irvine Police Department.
Mother-Daughter Tea
Mother-Daughter Tea

Chair:
(none)

An evening for 5th grade girls with their mothers or a female relative featuring a presentation about puberty and the physical and emotional changes it will bring sponsored by the PTA. It is usually on an evening in the spring. Refreshments will be served. We will need volunteers to help with invitations, food, booking a speaker, and decorations. We will also need 5th grade parents to help serve.
Guy's Night
Guy's Night

Chair:
(none)

An informative presentation for fifth grade boys and their fathers or a male relative about puberty and how they change physically and emotionally when they grow up. It is usually on an evening in the spring. Refreshments will be served. We will need volunteers to help with invitations, food, booking a speaker, and decorations. We will also need 5th grade parents to help serve.

Community Relations

Spirit Wear
Spirit Wear

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Help take orders for Springbrook logo items for school spirit occasions. We sell high quality t-shirts and sweatshirts with our school colors and logo. Parents can purchase these items at the beginning of the school year to wear on spirit days.
Membership
Membership

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This committee handles the PTA membership drive at the beginning of the year. We are striving for 100% membership!
Hospitality/Bakers
Hospitality/Bakers

Chair:
(none)

This committee is instrumental in helping all families at Springbrook feel welcome. They accomplish this by inviting new families to Coffee with the Principal, inviting them to the most recent PTA event, providing baked goods as requested for PTA events, etc... They also coordinate a Back-to-School Coffee and a New Family Welcome Event.
Staff Appreciation
Staff Appreciation

Chair:
(none)
When:
Late Spring; moderate/minimal time commitment

Organize volunteers to provide refreshments and meals in teachers’ lounge during the week and coordinate activities with the students and room parents throughout the week.
Advocacy/IPSF/Legislation
Advocacy/IPSF/Legislation

Chair:
(none)

The Advocacy Representative will work to keep the Executive Committee and membership appraised of key state and local legislative issues and seek the committee’s input if necessary. Attend IPSF meetings and publicize IPSF news to the PTA and Springbrook community. Lead Springbrook in participating in legislative activities to help Irvine Unified School District on the local, state and federal levels. Attend legislative action meetings and relay information back to the PTA and Springbrook community.
Lost & Found
Lost & Found

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Organize and gather lost-and-found items. Communicate lost-and-found reminders to Springbrook community. Donate unclaimed lost-and-found items to local community.

Fundraising

Pledge Drive
Pledge Drive

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The Springbrook Parent Teacher Association asks all parents for a once-a-year donation to support the education of our children. Your donation is needed more than ever this year to help the PTA provide resources that enrich our children’s education. Please consider making a generous contribution to the PTA annual pledge drive. We need to work together to fill the holes left by state budget cuts to ensure that our children have a quality education.

Our pledge drive goal is to have all families at Springbrook participate. This is our primary fundraiser for the school year. We have two other fundraisers (Jogathon and Silent Auction). By having all families participate, it allows us to limit additional fundraising activities and requests throughout the remainder of the school year. Our suggested pledge is $125 per child or $250 per family. All contributions are tax deductible and confidential. ANY contribution amount makes a difference!
Jogathon
Jogathon

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Jogathon is our annual PTA spring fundraiser.

Other

Volunteering
Volunteering

Chair:
(none)