COMMITTEE POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
Committees are typically represented by a Chair and Co-Chair. The Chair coordinates the planning and execution of the committee work, committee volunteer needs, and gives updates to the Board as needed.
Additionally, most committees need several committee members to help the Chair/Co-Chair. Roles offer flexibility to work at your own time. If you are interested in joining one of these committees, please click on the "I Want to Help" button below. Please note the immediate Chair openings highlighted below.
Show school spirit by wearing the Beaker (school mascot) costume at special events or be Beaker’s assistant as he mingles with students.
Time Frame: Ongoing
Chair: Janelle Hardy
Secure and organize volunteers to work at school book fair.
Timeframe: 1 Book Fair in Fall and 1 in Spring
Chair: Wendy Teetor
Plan, organize and advertise all aspects of this popular family event in May. Work with subcommittee of volunteers to determine activities for the event, organize volunteers to work at the carnival, set up and decorate, and coordinate food for the event.
Timeframe: Planning starts in March event scheduled for mid-May.
Chair: Jenny Cuykendall
Compose Corporate Sponsorship letter, maintain sponsorship mailing list, gather sponsorship money, logos & applicable ads for directory/yearbook/banner/etc.
Timeframe: April - August
Chair: Laci Naber
Creates all marketing materials needed for school theme and events.
Chair: Crystal Weaklend
Coordinate the publications, sales and distribution of the annual school directory. Collect and update the student database, gather additional content from school, PTO and sponsors. Work with the printer on design and content, proofread the document and collect directory sales and distribute the final publication.
Chair: Lesley Clark and Angie Vermeer
EARNING FOR EDUCATION
Promote and coordinate our fundraising efforts with Box Tops, TAGG, and Amazon Smile.
Chair: Sarah McDonnell
Plan and coordinate the popular and primary fundraising event for the school. Work with committee of volunteers to solicit businesses to sponsor the event, design the T-Shirt, coordinate sponsor advertisements with the Sponsorship committee, promote the event, collect student donations, and plan all activities and snacks for the event.
Timeframe: Summer and Early Fall; 2022 Event Scheduled for September 16.
Chairs: Lindsey Fullerton and Casey Cline
Schedule Falcon Food Nights or shopping nights to promote a sense of community and raise funds for our school. Plan, coordinate and advertise family events held at the school to promote school spirit and a sense of community. Examples include Fall Fest, BINGO night, etc.
Timeframe: Ongoing, 2 or 3 events throughout the year.
Chairs: Jamie Ziemba and Tori Criger
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
Plan and coordinate festivities for the first day of school.
Time Frame: August
Chair: Julie Schommer
5th GRADE GRADUATION
Organize 5th Grade Celebration after graduation on last day of school. Assist the 5th Grade teachers with planning a graduation theme if needed.
Chair: Shelly Marsh
Plan and coordinate a collection of funds to give a monetary gift to all teachers and staff during the holiday. Organize a booklet of notes and pictures for all teachers and staff provided by the students.
Timeframe: November and December
Chair: Jasmine Konyek
Plan and coordinate a welcome event for new families at Fire Ridge. Also, help plan and coordinate staff morale boosters throughout the year.
Chairs: Katie Muck and Angie Graham
KEEP FIRE RIDGE BEAUTIFUL
Coordinate cleanup efforts on school property. Cleanup includes landscape, weeding and maintenance. (Mowing and snow removal done by district).
Chair: Lindsey Fullerton
Identifies recipients for the annual Fire Ridge PTO Scholarship. The recipients are previous students of Fire Ridge.
Chair: Lesley Clark
SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS
Secure school supply kit contract, obtain school supply kit flyers to distribute to families, summarize/place order, and distribute kits to student's desk morning of open house.
Manage and create content for social media posts, website and electronic newsletter. Will set deadlines, collect and organize information, design, proof and distribute the information to varies sites.
Chair: Ashley McGrain
Plan a week of activities to show gratitude for the school staff. Examples include staff breakfast or lunch, collection of student sentiments/thanks.
Chair: Amanda Lisko
Solicit classroom volunteers at the beginning of the school year, and for other specialty events such as health screenings, picture day, etc. Mostly using Sign Up genius.
Chair: Erin Waggoner
Contact new families to welcome them, answer questions, and invite them to an event. Ideally this would be repeated in winter and spring for families who arrive later in the year.
Timeframe: August and late Winter
Chair: Courtney Newman
Manage the publication, sales and distribution of the annual school yearbook. Work with the printer on layout, obtain photographs, collect/record sales of the book, and organize distribution of the publication.
Chair: Kristine Rohwer
Fire Ridge Elementary
19660 Farnam Street
Elkhorn, NE 68022
A special thank you to our Corporate Sponsors for their support of our school:
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