Committees & Responsiblities

Contact the committee head listed below if you would like more information before signing up.

Around Town Bulletin Board

Robin Snyder

This committee head will be responsible for creating a community design for the bulletin board. You will need to send pictures to one of the Facebook admins to be posted. It is up to you to communicate with local businesses or groups to post activities or events. The board should be updated each season.

Art Show Social

Cindy Watson

This committee (volunteer) is responsible for selecting and coordinating with a vendor(s) for the Spring Art Show (e.g., ice cream, water ice, etc.), and coordinating the vendor’s participation at the Spring Art Show.

Box Tops

Carolyn Sciarrino

This committee head is responsible for coordinating and communicating all Box Tops dates and instructions to our Seylar families. You will be responsible for making hard copies of BT flyers to be distributed throughout the school.

Charleston Wrap

Amanda Parker

Decorating Team

Emily Sieron

This committee is in charge of brainstorming ideas and planning for the decoration of the school's main hallway (the Principal's discretion) in advance of major holiday events (e.g., Halloween) and school events (e.g., Race for Education). All preliminary plans require approval by the HSA President(s) and double checked by the Principal before any decorating is started.

Designer Bag Bingo

Board Members

This committee is a team of people; one person will take charge to coordinate all details. You will be responsible for coordinating a venue, hiring, or coordinating a volunteer to be a caller, purchasing all bags and items needed for the event and any rentals that will be needed. All members are expected to be there on the night of the event as well as the treasurer.

Directory

Carolyn Sciarrino

As a directory gatekeeper: you will be responsible for the approval of access to the Seylar Family Directory for the current school year.

Diversity Committee (currently not active)

Adrienne King /Mary Nogami / Amy Williams

This committee is a team of volunteers responsible for continuing to foster an inclusive environment by recognizing our diverse community. The purpose of this committee is to provide positive content/material to recognize, respect and value differences based on ethnicity, gender, color, age, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, learning style, socio-economic status and national origin. All proposed content/material must be approved by the HSA president(s) and the principal. Once approved, if you would like to have something posted on Facebook or have a flyer made for distribution please contact the committee heads of those committees.

Facebook Admins

Carolyn Sciarrino / Jennifer Schroeder

There are usually two to three Admins on the Seylar HSA Facebook page. The president(s) or vice-president, the yearbook committee head and a board member. This volunteer would be representing the school. Please remember you are a representative for M. M. Seylar Elementary. We kindly ask you to keep that in mind when you are posting to your personal pages; your posts should be positive, inclusive and represent our community.

Family Nights

Carolyn Sciarrino

This committee is in charge of coordinating nights for Seylar students to attend
family-friendly events throughout the school year, such as bowling, skating,
indoor trampoline park, etc. This committee is responsible for setting dates for
events, selecting potential vendors/venues, coordinating with approved
vendors/venues, and managing the events by being present at the venues.
Approval by the HSA Board members is required before any agreement is reached
with vendors/venues. Once you have approval and the date is secured, you will
need to communicate the details to the advertising-marketing committee head
to have a flyer made. All proposed content/material must be approved by the
HSA president(s) and the principal prior to distribution. When the flyer is finished
it will be emailed to you, HSA president(s) and the school secretary. The
president(s) will create a BBC to communicate to our Seylar families. Hard copies
of the flyers will need to be made for distribution.

Flyers

Jennifer Schroeder

This committee head/volunteer is responsible for creating all flyers for events and or fundraisers. All flyers must follow district guidelines and must have our Seylar HSA website and Facebook links shown. All proposed content/material must be approved by the HSA president(s) and the principal. All flyers must represent a diverse community.

Garden Club

Brunelle Tomsky

This committee will work with 4th and 5th grade students during their recess to plan, plant, maintain, and decorate (each session) the outdoor gardens, the garden area by the front entrance (Seylar sign), and the garden area by the car riders section. The activities can be combined into one day or split into 2 days according to grade level.

IRun4Life

Angie McFadden / Steve Prekup

This committee head will need to sign up with iRun4Life and will gather all information needed to host the program at Seylar. You are responsible for creating a volunteer sign up genius for making sure it runs smoothly.

Iron Pigs Night

Adrienne King

This committee is responsible for selecting a date for the Iron Pigs Night, clearing
the date with the school secretary and the HSA president(s), coordinating and
running the “Pig in a Poke” raffle, and assisting in the marketing of the event.
Once you have the date, you will need to communicate the details to the
advertising-marketing committee head to have a flyer made. All proposed
content/material must be approved by the HSA president(s) and the principal
prior to distribution. When the flyer is finished it will be emailed to you, HSA
president(s) and the school secretary. The president(s) will create a BBC to
communicate to our Seylar families. Hard copies of the flyers will need to be
made for distribution.

Lead Homeroom Coordinators

Carolyn Sciarrino / Brunelle Tomsky

This committee consists of two or three committee heads. You are responsible for communicating directly with the school secretary to confirm a date for the HRC Meeting. The invitation letter will need to be updated and sent to the school secretary she will take care of it from there. The meeting is usually held at the end of September). You are responsible hosting the meeting and for providing each HRC with an updated copy (PDF or paper) of the current year’s HRC PACKET. Your main responsibility is to provide instruction to all the HRCs with what their roles and responsibilities are and to make sure they communicate with their respective teachers. You will be emailing reminders of upcoming events and will provide support to the HRC's throughout the year. All dates must be approved by the school secretary, confirmed with the HSA president(s) and a copy must be given to the secretary.

Ongoing Fundraisers: AmazonSmile, Box Tops, Mabel's Labels and Weiss

Becky Ogden

Parent Advisory Representatives

Brunelle Tomsky / Carolyn Sciarrino / Laura Rowe

This committee consists of 2-3 volunteers responsible for attending all Advisory Meetings, as representatives of M. M. Seylar Elementary School and reporting back to the HSA Board on all matters discussed/addressed at the Advisory Meetings.

Photographer (in school)

Mary Nogami

Your team will work closely with the yearbook committee and will need to attend
various school functions and events to capture still photographs to be included in
the school’s yearbook. You must have your clearances on file with the district
office in order to be an in-school photographer. Prior to each event you will need
to check in at the front office to receive your badge. After each event, your
pictures will need to be uploaded to the yearbook committee head’s email. All
other photographs need to be uploaded asap and or before the end of the school
year. If you do not provide your pictures you will not be asked the following year.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Amanda Parker

This committee is responsible for coordinating with the American Red Cross and
the school secretary to set a date for the blood drive. This committee is also
responsible for completing the American Red Cross flyers and distributing them
throughout the school. All proposed content/material must be approved by the
HSA president(s) and the principal prior to distribution.

Seylar Wear

Carolyn Sciarrino / Jennifer Schroeder

This committee head (and/or team) is responsible for identifying potential vendor for School Spirit Wear. Approval by the HSA Board is necessary before any agreement is reached with vendors.

Teacher-Staff Appreciations

Amanda Parker / Brunelle Tomsky

This committee head is responsible for coordinating and for setting up the Teacher/Staff Appreciation luncheon. If the current budget allows you are also responsible for the teacher/staff gift distribution during teacher appreciation week and during the holidays and/or at the end of year.

Website

Carolyn Sciarrino

As a website gatekeeper: You will be responsible for creating and maintaining all online Seylar events and ticket sales. As a gatekeeper: You will have to gain access from the creator of our Seylar website.

Winter Wonderland

Emily Sieron

This committee head (and/or team) is responsible for identifying potential vendor(s). Approval by the HSA Board is necessary before any agreement is reached with vendors. Contact the school secretary to confirm the date is available and ask for the form to submit for the gymnasium and cafeteria “rental” request. If you need to use the cafeteria, you will also need to communicate with the cafeteria manger. Once you have the dates, you will need to communicate the details to the advertising-marketing committee head to have a flyer made. When the flyer is finished it will be emailed to you, HSA president(s) and the school secretary. The president(s) will create a BBC to communicate to our Seylar families. Hard copies of the flyers will need to be made for distribution.

Yearbook

Mary Nogami and Adrienne Nipper -Advisors

This committee head (and/or team) is in charge of working directly with the in-school photographers to create our school’s yearbook, which is typically completed towards the end of the year/summer. This committee head also markets, coordinates sales and distribution of the yearbook. This position also has Admin access to our Facebook page.