Community Relations

IPSF Ambassador/Legislation
IPSF Ambassador/Legislation

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Our IPSF Ambassador will represent Stonegate at all IPSF meetings, report IPSF news and programs and educate our parents on the importance of IPSF. This position will also lead us in any legislative activitties to help IUSD on local, state and federal issues and report pertinent information to our Executive Board and Stonegate membership community.
Dad's Club
Dad's Club

Chair:
When:
Throughout year; minimal time commitment

Hospitality/Bakers
Hospitality/Bakers

Chair:
When:
Throughout year; minimal time commitment

This committee is instrumental in helping all families at Stonegate 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.
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!

Special Projects/Hawk Talk Series
Special Projects/Hawk Talk Series

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Spirit Wear
Spirit Wear

Chair:

Help take orders for Stonegate 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.
Teacher and Staff Appreciation
Teacher and Staff Appreciation

Chair:
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 3 days in May.

Fundraisers

Annual Golf Tournament
Annual Golf Tournament

Chair:
When:
Spring

Our annual golf tournament, hosted by the Dad's Club, has a focus on raising funds for technology needs at Stonegate Elementary. There is always a great need for people to help plan and organize the event, and a lot of fun is also had in the process!

Business Partnerships
Business Partnerships

Chair:
When:
Throughout year; minimal time commitment

This committee is responsible for maintaining a relationship with local businesses that regularly donate to Stonegate Elementary and ensuring all requests are appropriate. This person also maintains a record of all requested/received donations and ensures that our community donors are recognized and appreciated for their support. No cold-calling needed - all relationships previously established.
Hawk Run
Hawk Run

Chair:
When:
Spring; minimal time commitment

Jogathon is our annual PTA spring fundraiser.
Pledge Drive
Pledge Drive

Chair:
When:
Fall

The Stonegate 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 Stonegate participate. This is our primary fundraiser for the school year. We have two other fundraisers (Hawk Run 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!

Shop & Earn
Shop & Earn

Chair:
When:
Throughout Year

Earn money for Stonegate just by shopping at your regular stores (Ralphs, Vons, Amazon, Boxtops, etc...). Check it out!

Silent Auction
Silent Auction

Chair:
(none)
When:
Spring

All auction proceeds benefit Stonegate Elementary PTA and help fund school and classroom needs such as library books, technology, field trips, and reimbursement of teachers’ out-of-pocket expenses.

Communications

Hawk Highlights
Hawk Highlights

Chair:
When:
Throughout Year

This is an electronic newsletter which highlights important activities in the coming weeks. It is a partnership between the PTA and the school. The committee chair will gather the articles on a weekly basis and arrange the electronic bulletin in a reader friendly fashion. The Highlights are emailed to the Stonegate PTA email distribution list and posted on the web.

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Marquee
Marquee

Chair:
(none)
Room Parents
Room Parents

Chair:
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...).

School Signage
School Signage

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year-round
Student Directory
Student Directory

Chair:
When:
October/November

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

Chair:
When:
Throughout Year

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.
Yearbook
Yearbook

Chair:
When:
Winter & Spring; moderate time commitment

This committee produces an annual Stonegate 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.

Student Life

Carnival
Carnival

Chair:
(none)
When:
Spring

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.
Family Fun Night: BINGO
Family Fun Night: BINGO

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BINGO NIGHT is a fun community-based event funded by the PTA. Chair will have a budget from PTA and this is a 1 time event. Many volunteers are required for the event.
Family Fun Night: Campout & Astronomy
Family Fun Night: Campout & Astronomy

Chair:
When:
Sept-November

A new family fun night that involves the stars, movies and sleeping in a tent with your family. More information will be provided as the event is planned and organized.
Family Fun Night: Create Your Tiles
Family Fun Night: Create Your Tiles

Chair:
(none)

Create your own special tile to be part of Stonegate. Your masterpiece will be installed along the walls by the upper grade lunch tables. Volunteers needed to organize and run the activity. One time commitment.
Family Fun Night: Music Concerts
Family Fun Night: Music Concerts

Chair:
When:
December & March

Sponsored by PTA, our Winter and Spring concerts feature professional classical trained musicians, special guests and other unique instruments for our school community to enjoy and appreciate music. Students have the opportunity to watch, listen and talk with the musicians at the end of the event.
Guy Stuff
Guy Stuff

Chair:
When:
Spring; minimal time commitment

An informative presentation for 6th 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 Fall. Refreshments will be served. We will need volunteers to help with invitations, food, booking a speaker, and decorations. We will also need 5th grade fathers to help serve.
Lost & Found
Lost & Found

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout year; minimal time commitment

Organize and gather lost-and-found items. Communicate lost-and-found reminders to Stonegate community. Donate unclaimed lost-and-found items to local community.
Mother-Daughter Tea
Mother-Daughter Tea

Chair:
When:
Spring; minimal time commitment

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 4th grade moms to help serve.
Picture Day
Picture Day

Chair:
When:
Fall & Spring; minimal time commitment

Assist photographers with orders, combing hair, escorting classes, etc...
Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week

Chair:
When:
Fall; minimal time commitment

Assist in preparing activities for this drug awareness campaign one week in October. Activities include an assembly with the D.A.R.E. officer from the Irvine Police Department.
Welcome Back Festival
Welcome Back Festival

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout year; minimal time commitment

General Enrichment

ACE Program (IPSF)
ACE Program (IPSF)

Chair:
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 Stonegate if we don't get volunteers to help administer the program. Please check www.acewise.org for more info.

Primary Art Classes (K-3)
Primary Art Classes (K-3)

Chair:
(none)
Culture Week: Kids' Tasting Event
Culture Week: Kids' Tasting Event

Chair:
When:
Spring; moderate time commitment

Cultural Week is an opportunity for Stonegate students to learn about different cultures. Each year, a country or continent is selected. Work with teachers and students to decorate the school campus and library, provide tours. Help end the 2 week program with a kids' tasting event during lunch time.
Read-a-Thon
Read-a-Thon

Chair:
When:
Spring; minimal time commitment

The objective of this program is to foster a love of reading. This is a voluntary program for the students, though the majority of students choose to participate at some level. Students earn prizes as they read outside class time and record their reading minutes online.
Reflections
Reflections

Chair:
When:
Fall

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 year is, "What is your story?" Students may submit entries in literature, music, composition, photography, visual arts, film/video, and choreography/dance.

Family Fun Nights

Halloween: Trunk O'Treat
Halloween: Trunk O'Treat

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