Each parent/caregiver is expected to fulfill their school obligation by serving on a school committee. Listed below are the committee descriptions.
Building/Grounds: Work is completed on two Saturdays, one in the Summer and one in the Spring as well as needed throughout the year for those who cannot make the Saturday dates. Responsible for building new and repairing old equipment, cleaning classroom toys and replacing batteries, doing general yard work around the school and in play areas as well as painting school areas as needed.
Community Outreach: Help to plan and organize outreach activities between the school, the church and local missions. These collections include Dominican Republic Bags, Thanksgiving Food Drive, Holiday Pajama and Book Drive as well as Easter Chocolate for Lunch Break.
Computer/AV: Support the Director and School President regarding computer and AV issues, as needed. Do a yearly cleanup of the school website over the summer in preparation for the next school year.
Fairs & Festivals: Help prep for and run the annual Fall Festival held in October and Bear Fair held in April. Assist with preparations for and set up, help as needed the day of and clean up after the event.
Financial Oversight: Periodically conducts an internal audit of work completed by the Financial Administrator. Reviews and approves the annual budget and any large line items totaling $1,000 or more.
Fundraising: Assists in various fundraising activities throughout the year such as movie nights, dinners out, apparel sales, Holiday photos, etc. Helps plan and execute the highly anticipated spring event including gathering auction items, set up and break down as well as helping as needed at the event.
Graphics: Designs and incorporates THS Bear related designs into flyers and posters for the school as needed. Works closely with the Director, School President and Committee Chairs.
Health: Health care professionals needed to advise on health and safety matters as well as review health forms and immunization records. Helps plan and coordinate a health related event in the spring.
Hospitality: Provides baked goods for various meetings and events throughout the year including the first days of school, Open Houses, special events, Executive Committee Holiday meeting, Teacher Appreciation Luncheon and other events as needed.
Newsletter: Publishes the monthly school CoopScoop. Members do reporting, write articles, and collect articles from committees and staff, and layout the newsletter.
Photography/Yearbook: Responsible for taking pictures at major school events as well as pulling pictures from the various class Shutterfly accounts to be used in the yearbook. Assist the professional photography company hired for school picture day. Spearhead the taking of Holiday Photos as a school fundraiser. Create an end of year yearbook using Shutterfly.
Publicity: Writes newspaper articles to publicize school events and happenings. Works with social media and print media to have the articles shared/printed.
Registration: Lead tours at three annual Open Houses in January, February and March. Must LOVE Tower Hill School.
Sewing/Learning Games: Responsible for sewing projects such as making curtains and repairing smocks, dress-up clothes etc. Also makes learning games and enrichment materials for classrooms as requested by teachers. Work is completed at home.
Special Events: Help prep for and run special events throughout the year including the Pumpkin Patch, Thanksgiving Feasts, Book Fair, Book Event and Teacher Appreciation Luncheon. Assist with preparations for and set up, help as needed the day of and clean up after the event.