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Fair Haven PTA Committees

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
Chair:   Stephanie Bates

This is a week-long celebration at the beginning of May to celebrate the wonderful job our teachers do every day. The PTA provides breakfast, lunch, and goodies for the teachers throughout that week and also provides small tokens of appreciation that are raffled off as door prizes at each event. Volunteers are needed to arrange the food, purchase and distribute the gifts and treats.

This is a great committee to serve on to show your child's teacher how much you appreciate them.  

Held this year May 6-10th, 2019.

Bells and Whistles Fundraising
Chair:   Helpdesk
Description:   This committee is responsible for tracking the sales of the Paperless PTO Bells and Whistles fundraising program.
5th Grade Home Alone Course
Chair:   Danielle Modica-Jones for 2018-19
5th Grade Manners & Mingling
Chair:   TBD for 2018-19
6th Grade Safety Course
Chair:   Megan Pelino-Whalen and Allie Morrison for 2018-19
7th Grade Babysitting Course
Chair:   TBD for 2018-19

The 7th grade Babysitting Course is a FREE program designed to instruct partipants in general first aid for emergencies both in and out of the home, plus provide an introduction to general child care. A general presentation is followed by small group break-out sessions covering: basic first aid and how to prevent injuries, how to keep children and themselves safe, how to entertain children and how to prevent dangerous situations/call for emergency help if necessary. 

8th Grade Dance Liaison
Chair:   Kerry Maguire for 2018-19

The 8th-grade Graduation Dance will be on June 17, 2019 at Sickles School.

Annual Fundraiser 2018-2019
Chair:   Brooke Reger, Holly Ouellette, Lauren Rinko for 2017-18

 The Anual Fundraiser will be held on April 6, 2019

more information to come...

Art Appreciation Days - K thru 5th Grade
Chair:   Christine Braceland for 2018-19

A day parents come in and serve as art docents providing presentations and projects on a variety of famous artists and works of art.


March 18, 2019 – Art Appreciation Kindergarten

March 18, 2019  – Art Appreciation 1st grade

March 19, 2019  – Art Appreciation 2nd grade

March 20, 2019 – Art Appreciation 3rd grade

March 21, 2019 – Art Appreciation 4th Grade

March 22, 2019 - Art Appreciation 5th Grade

Art Show
Chair:   Jen Brennan, Betsy Williamson and Ashley Romaglino for 2018-19

Our District Fine Arts Show takes place April 9th, 2019

Under the creative direction of our Sickles and Knollwood art teachers & Art Show chairs, a year's worth of hard work by the entire school district will be displayed in the Knollwood APR and throughout the hallways of the school.

Author Visits
Chair:   Heather Gorman for 2018-19
Back to School Staff Luncheon
Chair:   PTA Exec Board

Held during Professional Development Days at the beginning of the year, the PTA Board will organize lunch for all faculty and staff at both schools. A great way to show your appreciation for our teachers is to contribute luncheon items to this event that they look forward to every year!

Barnes & Noble Book Fair
Chair:   Liz MacNeil
Beautification - Sickles School
Chair:   Katie Weisgerber and Kristen Denahan for 2018-19

This committee helps to ensure Sickles school is always looking its best. From the flower pots in front of the schools to the seasonal decorations with the building, this team does it all.

Beautification - Knollwood School
Chair:   Elisa Bertocci for 2018-19

This committe helps to ensure Knollwood School is always looking its best. From the flower pots in front of the schools to the seasonal decorations with the building, this team does it all. 

Book Fair: Sickles School
Chair:   Heather Lombardo
Book Fair: Knollwood School
Chair:   Jill Sullivan and Sheilah Olson
Box Tops for Education
Chair:   Jackie Steel for 2018-19

Since 1996, Box Tops for Education has helped U.S. schools earn over $475 million! Mind-boggling, isn't it? By clipping Box Tops coupons or participating in online promotions, you could fund a class trip or a set of books or any number of special school projects! Sign up to help with this committee if you feel passionately about "soft fundraising."  Keep a pair of sharp scissors on hand and don't be shy about telling your friends how easy it is to raise money for our schools via regular, everyday consumer purchasing!  

Class Parent Coordinators
Chair:   Ali Kucich (Sickles) and Christa Ahrens (Knollwood) for 2018-19

Class parent applications are available the Spring before the calendar year. Forms are submitted and the Coordinators meet the week before school to create a roster of parents to serve each school. Two parents per classroom grades Pre-K through 5th, and a team of 3 - 5 parents for grades 6th through 8th. Coordinators ensure messages from the PTA and school administrators are distributed, and that their team of Class Parents are assisting teachers with school functions as needed.

Classroom Libraries
Chair:   Jeanette Hogan for 2018-19
Chair:   Jodie Martignoni
Curriculum & Cultural Enrichment
Chair:   Sarah Ward, Christa Ahrens, Jenni Foster and Kerry Maguire (KW)

Each year, the PTA invests thousands of dollars in Cultural Arts & Curriculum Enrichment programs to enhance the educational experiences of our children. This committee helps select educational programs to be brought into our schools for the benefit of our students. This committee also investigates and evaluates new alternatives for programs that fit within our budget and enhance our curriculum.

Duplication and Distribution
Chair:   Amy McCarthy

Each week, volunteers make copies of all approved PTA flyers and forms and deliver them to teacher mailboxes for distribution.  In an effort to minimize paper use, we have decreased the number of flyers and newsletters.

Additionally, only one copy of all PTA flyers and forms go home to the "youngest & only" child in your family.

All PTA paperwork can be found on our website under the "more info" tab at the top of our home page.

Fair Haven First Floors House Tour 2019
Chair:   Rachel Munger and Melissa Newell for 2018-19
Family Fun Activites
Chair:   Toni Kilkeary and Meredith Megaw for 2018-19

The Family Fun Committee will be hosting serval family-friendly events this year. 

Family Portrait
Chair:   Kelly Gaun for 2018-19

The Fair Haven PTA partners with local businesses, Visual Xpressions and Shine Bright Studios to offer a limited number of portrait sittings and discounted package pricing for it's members every Fall, just in time for holiday cards. Taken at the Fair Haven docks, provided the weather cooperates (portraits are taken indoors if not), for a discounted price you can purchase cards and prints.

This popular fundraiser fills quickly and bookings are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Field Days
Chair:   Krystie Larsen & Vanessa Grier (S) and Jen Zambarano (KW)

Field day is a fun-filled day of games and races and all kinds of fun activities for kids outside in McCarter Park. This event requires many, many volunteers. 

Tasks include, set up and clean up staffing games, organizing refreshments and coordinating the schedule. This is a great volunteer day for Dads and an awesome way to celebrate the end of the school year!

Friends of Different Learners
Chair:   Shari Gagliardo for 2018-19

The FODL committee is a group of PTA parents who are dedicated to enhancing the education of children who have different learning styles. 

FODL hosts impactful activities during the school year. It is also an active participant in the Two River Friends of Differenet Learners, a regional group which meets monthly to share stories and resources. 

We have a monthly support group with the other school districts of the Tri-River FODL. We meet Wednesdays at Panera Bread in Shrewsbury on Route 35.

For more information on FODL activities and meetings, please visit Two River Friends of Different Learners

Harvest Fest
Chair:   Chara Bellincampi for 2018-19

Every year in mid-October you are guaranteed to see the harbingers of Harvest fest, the scarecrows, lining the streets of Fair Haven. Scarecrow signs are sold to sponsor this annual event held this year on  Oct 13th 2018  from 12:00 - 4:00 on the grounds of Knollwood School. Harvest Fest has become a wonderful Fair Haven tradition. It is an afternoon filled with games, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, a D.J., face painting and more.  Other highlights include an apple pie bake-off, the always popular pumpkin decorating contest and an appearance by the Team KICK Dancers. Baked goods and various other delicious treats will be available throughout the day. 

Admission is free and all are welcome! Come join us at this fun-filled event.

Holiday Cookie Exchange
Chair:   Deidre Spiropoulos and Christa Ahrens for 2018-19

Question: What could be better than the smell of freshly baked cookies permeating the Sickles hallways in the days leading up to winter break? 

Answer: Nothing, especially if you're a teacher and you know your students and their families made a special batch a holiday treats just for you!

The Sickles Teacher Cookie Exchange takes place December 19, 2018 

The Knollwood Teacher Cookie Exchange takes place December 20, 2018

Chair:   Meghan Connolly
Legislative Action
Chair:   Liza Schrick, Lisa Becker, Emily Kuskin and Geri Pagano for 2018-19
Lunch with a VIP
Chair:   Cynda Raffensperger for 2018-19

The PTA sponsors a special event where Sickles students Grades 1 - 3 are encouraged to have a "Loved One" of their choice come to school to visit with them.  It can be Mom, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa or any other special person. 

Volunteers are needed to help transform the Sickles School and make the magic happen.

This year's dates are May 3rd, 2019.

Kindness Matters
Chair:   Deb Todaro & Lizz Slavin

Prevously called It’s OK 2 B Different

Nominating Committee
Chair:   Board Appointed
PTA Membership
Chair:   PTA Exec Board
School Supplies
Chair:   PTA Exec Board
Shop & Give Back
Chair:   Karen Rodriguez for 2018-19
Spring Clothing Drive
Chair:   Nicole Rowan for 2018-19
Teacher Curriculum Support Program (TCSP)
Chair:   Board Appointed

The Teacher Curriculum Support Program (TCSP) is set up to assist teachers with grants for activities, events or items that enhance the student curriculum. All grants are selected and funded by the PTA after being forwarded by the teachers through the school office to the TCSP Committee.

Chair:   Jeanette Hogan






Deadline is June 30th