We have a many opportunities for parents to be involved at Anne Hutchinson. Take a look at the list below and if you see something of interest please contact us to learn more. Or if you just like to lend a hand sometime we can connect you with a coordinators. Contact Natalie Bochenski at nbski33@verizon.net to get started.

Special Committees

PTA Council Representative (Ongoing)

The Anne Hutchinson School PTA Council representative attends district-wide PTA Council meetings and acts as liaison between the PTA Council and the Anne Hutchinson School PTA. Appointed by President, as per By-Laws.

Beautification Committee (Ongoing)

lanning and coordinating spring plantings that will increase the effectiveness and beauty of our school. The Beautification Committee is responsible for keeping up school flowerbeds and flowerpots at the front entrance of the school – including weeding, planting, and mulching. The committee chairperson is responsible for scheduling beautification workdays with the teachers. Some knowledge of plants is desirable but not necessary.

Head and Grade Level Historians (Ongoing)

To attend events and activities per grade level and record via photography. Use of digital camera required. Work with Yearbook Chair in creating the montage pages for your specific grade level. For each event, submit a few photos to be included in the weekly Hutch Happenings, (photos must be submitted by Monday evening for inclusion on Friday). Be in charge of your Grade Specific Photo Displays. One Historian per grade level.

Head Class Parent (Ongoing)

One person who is responsible for coordinating all information to be given to class parents. Head Class parent will assist in selecting individual class parents.

Staff Welcome Back Breakfast (September)

Plan and coordinate a welcome back breakfast for the staff.

Welcome Back Family Picnic Committee (September)

Plan a family welcome back picnic to be held in the early weeks of school starting. Responsibilities include publicity, beverage sales, 50/50 raffle, registration, and volunteers. Setting up tables for Face painting and other activities for the children. The date for picnic is decided the school year prior with PTA president and school principal, so as to be included in the new school calendar.

Fall Harvest Festival (October)

Coordinates the Fall Harvest Festival held on school grounds in Late October. Generally volunteers are needed to prepare beds for fall plantings, and cultivate a new bed for spring Beautification Committee. Have a series of Fall activities for the children, coordinate donations of baked goods and coffee for volunteers, encourage our school community in the beautification of our school. Coordinate the sale of bulbs, all proceeds from this event go to Beautification Committee for the spring plantings and clean up.

Read Aloud (March)

Invite local public officials and workers to come to Anne Hutchinson and read for the students for 20 minutes or so. Organize readers and times for the actual day. Be there to greet the readers and walk them to the classrooms. Send Thank You notes the next day.

Staff Appreciation Luncheon (April)

This committee is responsible for coordinating the annual staff appreciation luncheon. This luncheon is a wonderful morale booster for the entire staff and a great way for the parents to show their appreciation for all they do for our children.

Social Skills Ceremony (May)

Coordinate a Reception for children and their families in the Social Skills Group, recruit volunteers. Work alongside Mrs. Levine.

Nominating Committee (January)

This committee is established in January and is responsible for soliciting nominations for the next PTA Executive Committee. After nominations are received, a slate is created by the committee and is presented to the PTA membership at the May meeting. The slate is then voted on at the final PTA Membership meeting in May. This committee is only responsible for filling the executive committee positions (Press-Elect, VPs, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Membership Officer, Programming, Recording Secretary, and Corresponding Secretary). Committee shall be made up of 5 members, one of whom shall be elected by the Executive Board from its body, and four who shall not be members of the Executive Board and elected at a regular meeting of the association. The chairperson is elected by the Executive Board.

Ways and Means Committees

Cash for School Programs (Ongoing)

Encourage community participation and register Anne Hutchinson in cash-for-school programs. Such programs are Target Red Card, Stop and Shop, Box Tops, Labels For Education and any other programs you may be able to find.

After School Clubs (Fall, Winter and Spring)

Chairperson coordinates educational after school programs such as Science, Drama, Art and Cooking classes. Some summer work will be required to organize the after school program. Responsible for marketing the programs, enrolling students in the programs, coordinating after school club monitor, and ensuring that each is organized.

Original Works (Fall)

Great fundraiser that creates the children’s artwork into something special! Coordinate the creation of artwork alongside with our Art teacher, send our order forms, collect monies, and distribute items imprinted with the children’s artwork.

Sportswear (Fall and Spring)

School sportswear is available for order. Volunteers work with chairperson to send out order forms, collect money from parents, order merchandise and help distribute once the order is received. Tees, Sweatshirts and sweatpants are also sold to families during the school year as a fundraiser.

School Photos (October)

Volunteers will assist professional photographers on School Picture Days held in October, by helping to sort cards, arranging children and anything else to help the process move smoothly. The chairpersons generally create the class schedule with teachers; coordinate the dates with vendor, recruit volunteers, and help alongside the volunteers.

Book Fair (October)

The Book Fair promotes reading. This is a long standing event that is held twice a year, in the fall and in spring. Volunteers are needed in: set-up/cleanup, repacking any unsold books, coordinating return of such, handling sales, and assisting children in finding books. The chairpersons generally create the class schedule with teachers, coordinate the dates with vendor, recruit volunteers, and accept delivery of books and help alongside the volunteers.

Fall Fundraiser (October – November)

This committee is responsible for our fall fundraiser. The committee works closely with the vendor and is responsible for distributing information to parents, collecting orders, handling funds, and coordinating volunteers to help with distribution and fulfillment.

Family Fun Night

Two family fun nights are scheduled during the school year. Volunteers are needed to help plan and coordinate events and to help with setup. These events will be held jointly with Greenvale School. Chairpersons are needed for each event. Movie Night Work jointly with Greenvale PTA to coordinate this event.Bingo Night Work jointly with Greenvale PTA to coordinate this event.

Holiday Pancake Breakfast (December)

Coordinate the Pancake Breakfast with Santa event for students and their families at Anne Hutchinson Cafeteria. Volunteers are needed in assisting in greeting and activities set up for the children, serving. The Kwanis Club cooks and serves the pancakes. Santa is there for pictures and visits.

Spring Fundraiser (March – April)

This committee is responsible for our spring fundraiser. The committee works closely with the vendor and is responsible for distributing information to parents, collecting orders, handling funds, and coordinating volunteers to help with distribution and fulfillment.

School Supplies Committee (May – June)

School supply committee works closely with the supplier and lead teachers. Volunteers will update each grade's supply list, create and distribute order forms, market school supply sale to parents, tally orders and assist in distributing supply kits to appropriate classrooms in June.

Yearbook (September – April)

Chairperson oversees production and distribution of our annual Anne Hutchinson Yearbook, a wonderful memory for our students and their families. Responsible for overall layout design, budget, cover design, class and portrait pages, club pages, staff pages, etc., and publisher deadlines. You will be the publisher’s main contact. Should be proficient with digital photos. Photo editing software, and scanning experience a must, or must be willing to learn. Additionally, chairperson is responsible to make certain that there are photos of ALL students on individual class pages, prior to submitting for print (includes new students to district).

Coordinator is responsible for administrative functions in respect to yearbook. This includes conducting sales campaigns, collecting orders and payments, maintaining a database of orders and preparing reports for year end distribution. You will assist chairperson in the layout of book if necessary.