The Episcopal Day School PTA is an integral part of students’ learning experiences at the school. Importantly, the PTA is the primary vehicle for volunteerism at EDS, and it is open to all parents. By being at EDS, a parent is automatically a member of the association. There is a wide variety of committees that provide valuable service to the school, as well organize several major events for children and adults. including our Awesome Autumn Festival and our Candlelight Tour of Homes. Proceeds from general fund raising activities are used to enrich the classrooms and the campus itself. Parent volunteers are essential to the success of Episcopal Day School. PTA meetings for the 2015-2016 school year will be held in the lunchroom at 8:15 am on the following dates:
- October 7, 2015
- November 18, 2015
- February 10, 2016
- March 9, 2016
- April 6, 2016
- May 11, 2016
EDS PTA committees (listed below) provide an excellent way to volunteer at the school. For more information, please contact any PTA officer:
Megan Glancy – President Elect – email@example.com
Amy Gibbs – Secretary – firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin Hairston – Treasurer – email@example.com
Ker Van Scoyoc – Past President – firstname.lastname@example.org
Episcopal Day School PTA Sponsored Committees & Events
Gator of the Week All Year (September Kick-Off)
This is an ongoing program designed to recognize each child at EDS. Each week several children are randomly chosen for “Gator of the Week” and are introduced during the Tuesday Chapel Service. Volunteers are responsible for putting together gift bags for each child, taking photos and displaying them on the Gator of the Week bulletin board located in the cafeteria, making sure each child completes a questionnaire, and notifying parents when their child has been chosen for Gator of the Week.
Teacher/Staff Appreciation All Year (September Kick-Off)
This committee works together throughout the school year to show the teachers and staff of EDS how much they are appreciated by the parents and students. Volunteers are responsible for helping organize appreciation luncheons, staff meeting refreshments, as well as other random acts of kindness throughout the year.
Box Tops/Labels for Education All Year
This committee designs an incentive program to get the students and teachers clipping. Several times during the school year box tops/labels for education are collected and the class with the most is rewarded with a small token of appreciation. It is the responsibility of the committee to sort and mail the box tops/labels for education collected from each classroom.
School Pictures Fundraiser Fall
Pictures are taken during the fall of each school year. This committee coordinates with a professional photographer to take individual photos of the students, assists the teachers on the day of the photo session, and help to make sure parents receive the necessary information about the ordering process.
Awesome Autumn October
Awesome Autumn is a greatly loved family event that is an evening for fellowship, costumes, games, and prizes. This committee works to create a carnival atmosphere in the Parish Hall for all to enjoy. Volunteers assign each classroom a booth to be in charge of for the evening, are in charge of coordinating set up the morning of the event and clean up after the event.
Candlelight Tour of Homes December
This fundraiser has been an Episcopal Day School Tradition for the past 37 years and the EDS PTA’s largest fundraiser of the year. This committee coordinates the logistics of procuring homes, marketing the event, creating brochures and tickets, and organizing ticket sales and entertainment as well as ensuring we have enough host/hostesses the day of the event.