Harrington Park HSA Committees
The Harrington Park Home and School Association (HPHSA) is a non-profit, fundraising organization that includes parents, teachers and administrators. Our goal is to support and enhance the work of school staff and the Board of Education in providing an enriched school experience for our children. HSA relies entirely on dedicated volunteers to plan, run, and raise the necessary funding to make it all possible.
2nd and 3rd Grade Movie Night
Description: Plan a fun movie night for the 2nd and 3rd graders in the APR starting with a movie (survey the grad-optional), coordinate snacks & drinks, all ticket sales, alert Ms. Val of the set up needs in the APR for the custodial staff with start and end time.
Organize volunteer roles for the night with clear direction and advanced notice. Student Drop off and Pick up needs to have clear guidelines- sign in, pick up tickets and sign out to release child to parent or carpool (advance notice needs to be given).
4th Grade Movie Under the Stars
Description: Plan an exciting outdoor movie event for 4th graders beginning with a movie selection (survey the 4th graders on movie selection-recommended), source a DJ with an outdoor movie screen & sound system, handle all ticket sales, advertising, snacks, drinks and clean up. Any proceeds will roll into the 2019 graduation fund.
5th Grade Music Mania
Description: Be a part of planning the 5th Grade first school dance. Help make it a memorable evening. All profits made will go towards their 8th grade year.
6th Grade Social
Description: Music Mania for the 6th Grade- be a part of organizing and planning 2 social events for the 6th grade. The first event will be a Costume Party on 10/27 and the second will be on 2/2. Chairs will be responsible for setting up a survey, which teachers will distribute in class. This survey will give students a voice of what they would like to have - either an off campus outing or another social at school.
8th Grade Liason
Description: A large committed group of volunteers to help raise funds for the 8th grade. A meeting for incoming 8th grade families (current 7th grade) usually takes place in March with HSA President to coordinate & organize efforts. Names & contacts of all volunteers will be included in the school directory.
After School Enrichment
Description: Educational and recreational after school and Saturday instruction programs that will run in the fall (October - November) and the winter (January - April) in art, dance, cooking, sports, etc. Grades K-8.
Committee members select programs, arrange contracts, create a catalog of program, plan schedule with school, contact families if classes do not meet minimum numbers, communication for open and close of registration, start and end of classes, incident related class cancellation- ie weather, illnes, etc.
Description: K-8 program bringing popular children's authors and illustrators to school. Each visit includes an assembly, book signing and in-class visits.
Description: Held every year on "Read Across America Day", books are purchased through family donations and dedicated to the school library in each student's name.
Description: Provides discounted books to students, parents, and staff.
Class Parents: K-7th Grades
Description: For Grades K–3, this requires working with the teacher to develop a schedule of class parties (for holidays) and planning and executing craft projects and activities and arranging for refreshments for the parties.
Class parents will also assist in collecting HSA dues, Class dues, updating the school directory entries of families in the class and send out pertinent HSA fundraising information.
For Grades 4–8, parents schedule activities for holidays and make arrangements, but do not participate in/attend. Class parents may chaperone class trips. Class parents will also assist in updating the school directory entries of families in the class.
Additionally, class parents will help in creating a class basket for the annual HSA Fundraiser.
Arrangement for Child Care is required for pre-school siblings during classroom parties and activities. This is a very popular request, however, it is impossible to accommodate every volunteer.
Note: All class parent assignments are subject to approval by the school administration. Chairing and volunteering for CURRENT HSA programs are encouraged and will be considered during class parent selection.
Description: This person will be in charge of coordinating the after school clubs . This person will work closely with the teachers of the clubs to coordinate the curriculum, the schedule, and to keep track of the students' attendance.
Coffee House - 7th Grade
Description: Organize volunteers, coordinate with Administration for teacher chaperones, coordinate with HSA Treasurer for cashbox and checks, organize food concessions, coordinate with DJ.
Description: Coordinate with the vendor and organize volunteers. Coordinate with the Fire Dept for wet down at the end of event.
Community Wellness/Outdoor Recreation Committee
Description: This committee will take the lead in planning the multi-stage redesign of the school back field. Committee roles will involve fundraising for the project, grant writing, brainstorming, meeting with architects and scheduling the project.
Cultural Arts Enrichment Committee
Description: A week-long program that exposes K-8 students to a broad range of art and artists from world culture. The committee will work with school administration to design the cultural arts enrichment curriculum for the week. It will include assemblies in creative arts, including professional dance, theater, and music. Meet with Principal to approve and schedule assemblies. Organize and make arrangements for the assembly.
Description: Involvement in environmental projects throughout the year and during Earth Week in April.
Harrington Park Spirit
Description: Source, purchase, stock and sell Harrington Park Apparel through out the year.
*Monthly Black Top Apparel Sale
Holiday Gift Shop
Description: Provides gifts for students to buy for family/friends before the winter holidays.
Description: Organize annual HSA luncheon for school staff (day before school opens), Welcome Breakfast for new parents on first day of school, and Teacher Appreciation Lunch in May.
K-1 Bingo Night
Description: Organize Bingo Night for Kindergarten and First graders. All details: advertising, ticket sales, food, drinks, prizes and alerting Ms. Val as to APR layout, start and end time.
This is an ALL FAMILY EVENT!
Kindergarten Lunch and Storytime Coordinator
Description: Organize Kindergarten Lunch Server Volunteer schedule & distribute via email once a month. During the Winter/Spring season teachers ask that parents read books to the kids during lunch to break up the long indoor recess season. Typically the lunch volunteer for the day can opt to read a story to their child's class.
Kindergarten Lunch Servers
Description: Kindergarten Families. Volunteers will take lunches from the APR to our youngest students in their classes throughout the school year.
If we get enough volunteers, it's only twice per month (or more often if your schedule permits) for 15 minutes, and you get to visit your child/ren in school!
During the winter months when students are cooped up due to inclement weather the volunteer parent can read a book or run a craft with the class while the children eat.
Lunch Program: Captains
Description: CAPTAINS; volunteers in charge of lunch service for one day per month and coordinating the volunteers who serve – they also serve lunch and pay the vendor. In order to have lunches five times a week for the entire month, we need 20 Captains! A typical daily crew consists of a Captain and three Servers.
Lunch Program: Committee
Description: There are many ways to volunteer for our biggest fundraiser!
Lunch Program: Servers
Description: Volunteers who serve lunch once a month for 2 hours (11:45am-1:30pm) in the APR. There are 60 people needed.
Description: Collect all HSA dues in September. Work closely with Class Parents.
Mother's Day Plant Sale
Description: A wonderful plant sale, after the last frost. Students can purchase from a beautiful selection of potted and hanging plants and take home to celebrate Mom.
Pennies for Patients Fundraiser
Description: Pennies for Patients is a service learning, character education and philanthropy program that gives students a unique experience making a difference through teamwork—working together to aid thousands of children and adults in the fight blood cancers.
Description: Volunteers needed to help oversee and coordinate groups by grade on Picture Day.
SaveAround Coupon Book
Description: Popular coupon book needs volunteers to organize and deliver, once a year. Job includes tallying payments by families, accounting by homeroom teacher, and organizing the return of any unpurchased books to the supplier.
Science Enrichment Programs
Description: Meet with teachers to collaborate with science curriculum and add in extras like Buehler Science Center, Franklin Institute, etc. 2 times per year. Select assemblies, plan schedule, make arrangements including schedule with Principal.
SCRIP Gift Card Program
Description: Sale of vendor gift cards at face value with a percentage earned by the HSA. One to two times a year.
Senior Share Day
Description: Planning and support for HP School's Senior Share Day. May also include programs to promote HP community interactions with HP School (especially Senior Citizens) i.e. Library Aides, Tech Center, Holiday Shoppe, etc.
Stokes Flat/Garden Sale
Description: Sale of flats, hanging baskets and plants. Promote and organize program. Coordinate orders and delivery.
Description: A special school event where HSA Volunteers help with visitor sign-in during school hours.
Website & Publicity
Description: Contact Local Businesses for Website, Directory App and Donor Wall advertising throughout the year.
Description: Input School calendar to website which will show current events, activities, calendar items, notices, etc. Organize collection and input of student data via Class Parents, preparation and review of data for printer, distribution to homeroom teachers and Boro Hall (September-October).
The Website/Technology Committee oversees the HSA's increasing use of technology to support its mission. Committee members will manage the web updates of the HSA website and support the online registration and payment process for HSA-sponsored events.
A creative mind with basic computer skills to maintain and update the content of the www.hphsa.net website. Regular duties would be to repurpose existing website information, edit and update online forms, and improve the website's layout. Publicity: Inform local press of HSA events, help Chairs to advertise, put up posters, and get the word out.
Perfect for a parent looking to help out from home or work.
World Culture Festival
Description: A daylong event bringing cultures of the world to the children through food, music, art, dance, etc.
HSA Member Dues
We at the HPHSA rely on funds from the community to help support our fundraising events and school programs; such as Art and Science enrichment. Membership dues contribute towards providing the children with items such as smart boards in the classrooms, classroom libraries, art room and library renovations, student social activities, enrichment programs, as well as the ability to subsidize lunch programs.