Swanson PTA Committee Descriptions
8thGrade 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.
This committee produces the PTA newsletter. The newsletter is produced monthly.
Barnes and Noble Book Fair
This event is held at the store in November or December and coordinated with the reading teacher.
The Spring Book Fair is held at the school and coordinated with the reading teacher.
Box Tops for Education
Assists in collecting box tops to support fundraising efforts for the school.
Check In Liaison
This committee keeps the PTA informed of any issues/needs regarding the Check In program and is generally chaired by a Check In parent.
This committee works with the Activities Coordinator when community service opportunities arise, such as making sandwiches for the homeless or other relief efforts.
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.
This committee produces the Swanson student/parent directory in the fall.
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.
This committee coordinates two to three Family Network programs for the Swanson community. They work with larger group to publicize programs.
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.
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.
Keep Swanson Beautiful
This committee coordinates grounds clean up efforts around the school twice a year.
Odyssey of the Mind
This committee coordinates participation in this international education program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students.
This committee 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.
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.
This committee creates and sells various items with the Swanson name and logo on them.
This committee coordinates the fall and spring Sports Banquets with the Activities Coordinator.
Swanson List Serve
The chair manages the various Swanson list serves.
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.
Transportation and Safety
This committee advises the PTA of any safety/transportation issues.
This committee collates and disseminates the volunteer questionnaire that goes out in the first day packets.