Committee Descriptions

Note: some of the activities listed below do not occur every year.

Artist-in-Residence – Identify artists to work with DuFief students on permanent
art installations.

Auction and Talent Show Night One-night school fundraiser coupled with students performing their talents.

Audit Committee Audit PTA financial records once a year, during the summer.

Author in Residence Work with Media Specialist to bring in an author to interact
with students.

Back to School Picnic – September picnic to welcome students, families and staff.

Bingo – Family night of bingo, prizes, pizza, and snacks.

Books and Bagels – Before-school refreshments and reading for families.

Book Fair – PTA literacy promotion event and fundraiser held in December.

Box Tops for Education – Collect General Mills box tops to redeem for cash.

Budget Committee – Review budget information to establish spending priorities and recommend a budget for the following school year.

Community Service Committee – Coordinate various community-wide service projects.

Cultural Arts – Select and schedule PTA-sponsored assemblies that enrich students in all grades throughout the year.

Dining for DuFief – Dine at area restaurants on fundraising days.  Restaurants donate a percentage of sales back to the school.

Donuts with Dads – Before-school refreshments with dads or an adult.

Dragon’s Breath – Monthly online newsletter with PTA and school information.

DragonFest – Annual school fair includes food, games, and a used book sale. Chairs also coordinate ticket sales and volunteers.

Dragon Guides – A Program connects families who are new to the DuFief Elementary School Community with families who are more ‘seasoned’.  The goal is to make the transition for newer families (‘New Dragons’) easier and to strengthen our school community.

Dragons On The Run – A morning Fall and Spring run club for boys and girls of all grade levels.

DuFief Cares – Organize volunteers to support DuFief families in crisis.

DuFief Directory – You’re looking at it!

Events Bulletin Board – Located near the All Purpose Room, this bulletin board contains a calendar of monthly events and PTA information.

Facebook Group is a closed group, which means that anyone can see the group and who is in it, but only members can see posts.

Movie Night – A fun family night held in the fall.

Fifth Grade Send-Off – Organize fifth-grade student send-off activities. Also known as ‘Memories & Dreams’.

Garden Committee – Care for gardens in front of kindergarten courtyard.

Geography Bee – Coordinate this educational program offered to 4th and 5th
grade students.

Giant Bulletin Board – Located at the Muddy Branch Giant, this bulletin board contains a school calendar and information that is helpful to DuFief parents.

Girls on the Run – Help girls in grades 3-5 train to run a 5K and build positive self image.