Literacy & Art Enrichment

Eager Reader
Eager Reader

Chair:
When:
January/February

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. A parent volunteer is needed from each classroom to review the logs and award the prizes.
The chairperson oversees classroom volunteer tallying, prize distribution and communications.
Gift-a-Book
Gift-a-Book

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year Long

The objective of this committee is to continue to help build our school’s library as well as foster a love for books and a sense of pride in our library. Parents are given the opportunity to purchase a book that will be donated to the library in their child’s name.

The chairperson is responsible to identify each book with the student's name and message.
Art Docent
Art Docent

Chair:
When:
Year Long

Chairperson is liaison between our Art Program and our classroom art volunteers. Will also be responsible for the training of classroom art volunteers on defined projects.
Reflections
Reflections

Chair:
When:
Fall

Each year the Washington State PTA, in partnership with the National PTA, sponsors a state wide arts education contest known as the Reflections Program. The theme is updated every Spring and this information is available on the WA State PTA website, www.wastatepta.org.

The student art entries will be judged at the school (Cedar Trails), the winners move on to Council (Issaquah School District) and then Washington State PTA levels. The State PTA winners are entered into the National PTA contest.

The chairperson promotes and organizes the program at our school level coordinating the acceptance of entries, judging and sending winners to Issaquah Council.

Reflections Details
Scripps National Spelling Bee
Scripps National Spelling Bee

Chair:
(none)

The Cedar Trails Elementary PTSA 2.6.12 Spelling Bee is a fun contest open to all students, where kids get a chance to show off their oral spelling ability in front of an audience.

This chairperson is responsible for setting up a Spelling Bee at our school level where our winners will have the opportunity to move on to higher levels on this contest.

Parent Support

Family And Community Engagement (FACE)
Family And Community Engagement (FACE)

Chair:
(none)

This program aims to support families in the Cedar Trails Community. Either because they are new to the Issaquah School District, Washington State or the USA, we are here to make sure EVERY family feels at home at Cedar Trails!
Parent Education
Parent Education

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year Long

This person serves as a liaison between our PTSA and the Parent Ed chair in the Issaquah PTSA. Helps advertise parent education opportunities to the Cedar Trails Community.
Angel Program
Angel Program

Chair:
When:
Year Long

If for whatever reason a family in our community is in need of help, our Angel committee is here to support them!

School staff communicates the needs they would like to fulfill and our volunteers step up to make it happen (anonymity guaranteed, managed by school staff). The chair person to this program is responsible for receiving requests from school and reaching out to their volunteer pool to fill those needs as best we can.
Wolf Pack Meet Ups
Wolf Pack Meet Ups

Chair:
(none)
When:
Summer 2023

These fun Summer play groups are for our newest Wolf Cubs!

Play groups will be planned at Cedar Trails' playground as well as other local area parks and in different schedules to accommodate more families. We hope seeing some familiar faces on the first day of school will ease any anxiety for kindergarteners and parents too!
Lost and Found
Lost and Found

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year Long

This chairperson oversees our school's Lost and Found, which has limited space. Items are collected and kept in the MPR. Identified items will be returned to the child's classroom.

Newsletter announcements will be made reminding parents to check Lost & Found. Periodically, items will be donated to the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank or another designated charity. Before this is done, parents will get another newsletter notification announcing the date of donation.

Passive Fundraising

Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year Long

Download the Box Tops app on your phone, link your account to Cedar Trails PTSA, and scan in your grocery receipt to earn 10 cents for every qualifying product that you purchase. It's THAT easy!

Fred Meyer Community Rewards
Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Chair:
(none)

Link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Cedar Trails PTSA. Every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Cedar Trails PTSA earn a donation, it's THAT easy!

Amazon Smile
Amazon Smile

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year Long

SmileAmazon is the same as your go-to Amazon with the added benefit of most of your shopping generating a donation to our PTSA without you spending a dime. Just set your charity to Cedar Trails PTSA and go shopping, it's THAT easy!

Matching Funds
Matching Funds

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year Long

Does your employer participate in a matching gift program? If so, please help the PTSA benefit! Simply ask your human resource department for information and fill out the proper forms. This chairperson processes matching funds forms, reconciles funds received, and maintains database of parents that work at companies that provide matching funds.
Online School Supplies
Online School Supplies

Chair:
(none)
When:
Spring

No time and patience to shop all over town for your children school supplies? We got you! All your supplies will be delivered to your door, you just search Cedar Trails Elementary and indicate the grade of your children. All list are customizable so you can remove what you already have at home.

This chairperson is responsible for collecting the supply list (Spring) from staff and coordinating the creation of the online store with our vendor. Needs to coordinate with the communications team to advertise it to our families.
Dining For Dollars
Dining For Dollars

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year Long

Dining for Dollars is a program that supports our PTSA and builds community by partnering with local restaurants. Cedar Trails coordinates with local restaurants and earns up to 20% of food and beverages sold on the event night/day (each restaurant will vary slightly) and you take a break from making dinner - it's a win for everyone!

The chairperson is responsible for setting up and communicating with local restaurants.

Active Fundraising

Pass the Hat
Pass the Hat

Chair:
(none)
When:
Fall

This volunteer helps coordinate the PTSA efforts in soliciting charitable donations.
5th Grade Yard Signs
5th Grade Yard Signs

Chair:
(none)
When:
Spring
Scholastic Book Fair
Scholastic Book Fair

Chair:
When:
Fall/Spring

Coordinates our school's book fairs.

The Scholastic Book Fairs will take place in the Fall and Spring. Students and parents can shop and purchase books at the fair, with proceeds benefiting our PTSA.

The chairs and committee are responsible for coordinating with Scholastic, promoting and staffing the book fair.
Fall Fun Run
Fall Fun Run

Chair:
(none)
When:
September/October

All school fun run fundraiser at Cedar Trails!
Spring Fundraiser
Spring Fundraiser

Chair:
(none)
When:
Spring

Some years, the PTSA Board of Directors may determine we haven't achieved the fundraising goals for the year to sustain the projected budget so a smaller fundraising campaign will be run.

Chair person will be responsible for coordinating those efforts to achieve the fundraising goals.

Fill the Truck
Fill the Truck

Chair:
(none)
When:
February

In February 2023, GoodWill will park a truck at Cedar Trails and anyone can drop off donations. You get a decluttered house and GoodWill makes a donation to our PTSA for the truck load!

Chairperson is responsible for contacting Goodwill, setting up date and reservation of space with ISD, and advertising to our community.
Spirit Wear
Spirit Wear

Chair:
When:
Store open 2-3 times per year

Every Wednesday is Spirit Wear day – you can wear the school colors (navy and sage) or a cool shirt with our logo! Clothing and accessories can be purchased online by students, parents and staff to raise money for PTSA.

Wolf Pack Spirit Wear is sold in the Summer and again in Winter.

The chair for Wolf Pack Spirit Wear works with a local vendor on selecting products and logo design as well as online store creation and distribution of the orders.

Online ordering and deadlines are advertised in all our communication channels so keep and eye out!

Staff & Curriculum Support

PTSA Room Parent Coordinator
PTSA Room Parent Coordinator

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year Long

Serve as a liaison between the PTSA board of directors and all the room parents.

Room Parents act as a PTSA liaison and are chosen by each teacher. Depending on the needs of each teacher, they usually help the teacher schedule classroom volunteers and help coordinate party planning. The Room Parent Coordinator coordinates all the Room Parents. He/she provides information to the Room Parents who in turn distribute (via e-mail) information to their class.
Picture Day
Picture Day

Chair:
When:
Fall/Spring

Three picture days are scheduled during the school year: Individual Picture Day, Make-up/Retake Individual Picture Day, and Class Picture Day.

The chair is responsible for assisting the photographer in taking pictures during the year. The chair is also responsible for coordinating parent volunteers and working with the front office staff regarding picture day details.

Library Assistant Coordinator
Library Assistant Coordinator

Chair:
When:
Year Long

The chair of this committee is responsible for scheduling all library volunteers, according to the needs communicated by our Librarian. Scheduling is done on a monthly basis. Volunteers work on a rotational basis (depending on their preference and availability) and help with shelving books, checking out books, and preparing overdue slips.
Staff Appreciation
Staff Appreciation

Chair:
When:
Year Long

This committee plans luncheons and other events throughout the school year to thank our staff for the hard work they do. Committee also plans and encourages student and parent participation during teacher/staff appreciation week in May and provides treats to staff during conferences.

Other Committees

General Volunteer
General Volunteer

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year Long

Would you like to help but have trouble committing to a position on the PTSA? You can join our General Volunteer pool, who are the people we reach out to when we need an extra helping hand throughout the year!
Issaquah Schools Foundation Ambassador
Issaquah Schools Foundation Ambassador

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year Long

The Issaquah Schools Foundation is a non-profit organization that drives resources to help all students reach the promise of their academic potential. They do this by bridging the gap between funds the state provides for basic education and the dollars our schools need to prepare students for success in school and life (just like your PTSA but for the whole Issaquah School District).

The ISF Liaison helps to communicate information from ISF back to the Cedar Trails' PTSA Board and community.
Yearbook
Yearbook

Chair:
(none)

This committee creates an annual Cedar Trails yearbook that is available for purchase by students and staff, and delivered in June.

The chairs and committee work to plan and design the yearbook. The yearbook features every class, specialist, and school group. It also highlights other activities that occur during the school year.

Community Outreach

Food Drive
Food Drive

Chair:
(none)
When:
Fall

This committee is responsible for promoting and collecting food donations for distribution to local families in need. Money donations will be used by the Food Bank to purchase perishable items and turkeys. (Make checks payable to Issaquah Food Bank)
Holiday Giving Program
Holiday Giving Program

Chair:
(none)
When:
Fall

The goal of the Cedar Trails Holiday Giving Program is to help Issaquah families in need while demonstrating to our students the importance of charitable giving.

The program helps fill the Issaquah Food Bank's holiday shopping center for participating Issaquah school district children ages birth - 18. The program begins before Thanksgiving and runs for about two weeks.

Communications

Website
Website

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year Long

This chair maintains and updates the PTSA website making sure information is current.

The PTSA website is our main channel of communication with our community and includes information about what PTSA is, how we fundraise, programs we support, contact information, forms, legislative updates and more!
Social Media
Social Media

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year Long

This chairperson maintains the Cedar Trails PTSA Facebook page. The Facebook page includes information about what the PTSA is, how we conduct fundraising, the programs we support, and upcoming calendar events.
eNews
eNews

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year Long

This chairperson is responsible for weekly collecting information from our PTSA Board of Directors and Program Chairs and compile it to send out to our community.

General Enrichment

Erichment Grants
Erichment Grants

Chair:
(none)
When:
Winter/Spring

The Cedar Trails PTSA will accept grant applications that benefit our school.

The Enrichment Grant Committee will process and determine which grant applications to fund. This committee is chaired by the Vice President. A committee of 5-7 PTSA members, balanced by grade levels (K-5), is formed to review and weigh all the grant applications based on the grant criteria. The committee chair presents a recommendation report to the Board, at which time the Board votes whether to approve the grant recommendations. This committee's work is in the fall/winter.

Enrichment grants allow teachers to buy classroom supplies, teaching tools, and invite speakers/presenters to teach specialized lessons to the kids.

Math & Science Enrichment

Science Fair
Science Fair

Chair:
(none)
When:
Spring

The Cedar Trails Elementary PTSA 2.6.12 Science Fair is held each year in the spring, and all students are invited to participate by entering a science project.

Family Fun

End of Year Celebration
End of Year Celebration

Chair:
(none)
When:
Spring

This event provides an opportunity for our whole community to come together and celebrate the end of another successful school year!
Festival of Cultures
Festival of Cultures

Chair:
(none)
When:
Spring

This event provides an opportunity for our community to celebrate it's wonderful diversity, empowering our children to feel proud of their heritage.

Other

After School Movie
After School Movie

Chair:
(none)

There are 3 After School Movies during the year and the chairs are responsible for coordinating the volunteers, buying the snacks/water and managing the check-in/check-out of the enrolled children.
Math Competition
Math Competition

Chair:
(none)

Cedar Trails students are encouraged to participate in a National math competition.
Popcorn Friday
Popcorn Friday

Chair:
(none)

One Friday each month, the smell of delicious popcorn is in the air! Students can purchase popcorn for 25 cents, so just "pop" on over to the PTA Popcorn room and enjoy a bag. The popcorn chairs are responsible for making and selling popcorn to students during second recess on one Friday per month. The chairs of this program are responsible for coordinating parent volunteers. They are also responsible for ordering the popcorn, preparing and communicating the weekly schedule, training the committee, collecting funds and giving them to the PTSA treasurer.
Vision and Hearing Screening
Vision and Hearing Screening

Chair:
(none)
When:
November 15 & 16

The Issaquah School District nurses perform vision and hearing testing for all Cedar Trails students on a yearly basis. This chairperson is responsible for acting as liaison to the school nurse as well as soliciting and scheduling volunteers. Volunteers will be trained right before their shift.
Art Walk
Art Walk

Chair:
(none)
When:
May/June

Event displaying some of the art that was made by our students throughout the year. Will be held toward the end of the school year.