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We have many opportunities for you to get involved and invite you to join us! We welcome you to contact us with any questions and for more information. Our list of committees and ways you can help are listed below.
This committee maintains the WES PTA website. (As Needed from home)
This committee works with the Assistant Principal to help keep school grounds looking great by organizing one fall and one spring Spruce Up Day on a Saturday morning.
Bring Someone Special to Lunch
This committee coordinates all aspects of the week of lunches for the students and their special guests. We need a variety of skill sets from those who enjoy decorating to those who can collect money for lunches.
This committee collects and processes all Box Tops that are submitted to the school. They include General Mills, Campbell’s, Community Coffee and Coca-Cola products. Some processing can be done from home. (As needed)
This committee coordinates food drives and donations throughout the year benefiting local charitable organizations. The committee is responsible for delivering collected items. (One week, 3 times per year)
This committee contacts local businesses about WES partnership opportunities including advertisement in the Pelican Press, participating in WES restaurant nights and sponsoring the Pelican Palooza. (Mostly from home as needed)
This committee is responsible for administering all cultural arts contests, including those sponsored by the National PTA (Reflections, Safety Poster and My Louisiana Essay). Duties include promoting, judging and submitting entries as well as recognizing and rewarding entrants. (As needed from Sept – Jan)
Cultural Arts Day
This committee works with WES faculty to organize a one-day, school-wide event celebrating Louisiana’s cultural arts. The committee schedules guest artists and performers as well as plans hands-on art activities. (Planning as needed Aug – Jan)
This committee organizes and participates in activities that encourage Dads and other male role models to be actively involved at the school. Activities include the National PTA Watch D.O.G.S. program, etc.
This committee works with school Administrators to help educate the WES community on the importance of recycling, reusing and preserving our environment by organizing activities that eliminate waste. Activities include a newspaper drive, printer cartridge recycling and any other creative outlets for recycling. (Monthly)
This committee researches and identifies possible grant opportunities through the internet and works with the PTA President and school Principal to complete grant applications. (Mostly from home as needed)
Health & Fitness
This committee organizes school-wide activities that promote active play and healthy lifestyle choices. This includes working with the Cafeteria Manager to promote healthy eating habits, write articles for the newsletter, etc. This committee also maintains the supply of playground balls, jump ropes, etc. (Monthly)
This committee hosts breakfasts and luncheons throughout the year to recognize WES support staff. Committee members prepare food items and/or provide drinks, paper products and other items as needed. The committee may be called upon to provide refreshments at special PTA functions. (Monthly)
Office Volunteer Coordinator
The Office Volunteer Coordinator recruits and trains office volunteers for special projects. (As needed)
The Pelican Palooza is WES’ spring fundraiser. It’s an all-day event, held in March, that is organized by the PTA and faculty and includes a fun run, Turbo Turtle Race, carnival games, concessions and a silent auction. Committee members organize the various aspects of the festival. Co-Chairpersons oversee all aspects of the event. (As needed Aug – Mar)
Pelican Press Editor and Copy Committee
The Pelican Press is the school newsletter published twice a month. It highlights achievements and events at Woodlake and provides information regarding WES and PTA activities. The Editor collects articles and pictures from students, staff and PTA members and prepares and submits the final layout. (Ongoing from home). The Copy Committee photocopies and distributes the Pelican Press, school-wide, one time per month.
Pelican Pride Shop
This committee is responsible for purchasing, selling and inventorying all WES merchandise. Pride Shop merchandise is sold at various events throughout the year including all General PTA meetings, Open Houses, Bring Someone Special to Lunch, etc. (Monthly)
This committee takes photos throughout the year at WES events. Pictures may be submitted to the Pelican Press Editor and also to the Technology Resource Teacher for submission to the local newspapers. (Monthly)
Room Representative Chairperson
This committee includes the Room Rep Chair, Grade Level Reps and individual class Room Moms and is responsible for disseminating information from the PTA through the chain to the parents of WES students. The 3rd grade Rep, in particular, assists the faculty in organizing events specific to the 3rd grade, including the Spring Fling and Saints Junior Training Camp. The primary form of communication for this committee is email. (As Needed)
This committee creates a week-long “Holiday Bazaar” in December that allows students to shop for gifts at a very affordable price. The committee purchases, prices and displays all items to be sold and assists students with their shopping selections.(As needed Nov-Dec)
Teacher Appreciation Committee
This committee hosts 4 luncheons (one per 9 week quarter) to recognize WES faculty. The Chairperson(s) chooses a theme and decorations and committee members prepare food items and/or provide drinks, paper products and other items as needed. (Quarterly)
Ways and Means Committee
This Committee coordinates all aspects of the fall fund raiser. (Aug-Oct)