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Want to make a difference, have a creative outlet, use your skills or get to know teachers, staff and other parents at Cedar Wood Elementary better? Volunteer to be a committee chair!
If you have specific questions for a committee chair, it may be best to email them at their email links below. Committee Chairs change almost every year unless we get lucky. If you are interested in becoming a committee chair volunteer now or in the up-coming year, please contact the PTA president on the About Us page. There is also a brief description of their duties and the approximate hours they take to do their specific job.
Please be a part of next year's excitement and pick your favorite volunteer position.
Contact the PTA president to see if you can job shadow. You certainly don't want to miss all the fun!


2016-17 Cedar Wood PTA Committee Chairs

After School Programs - Open

Katie Tuft - Art Docent

Art Docent Co-chair - Open

Bob Bradley - Assemblies

Linda Harris - Birthday Book Club

Kim Montano - Book Fair Co-Chair

Naomi Thompson - Book Fair Community Outreach Co-Chair

Lisa White - Community Outreach Co-Chair

Heidi Asplund - Community Partners Co-Chair

Laura GardnerCommunity Partners Co-Chair

Melanie Carlson - Directory

Susan Wold - Financial Review

Melissa Friedrich - Kindness Club Co-Chair

Katie Jackson - Kindness Club Co-Chair

Nicki Solie - Kindness Club Co-Chair

Parent Educator - Open

Karen Remington - Popcorn Co-Chair

Melissa Hicks - Popcorn Co-Chair

Angie Holland - Read-at-Home (AquaSox) 

Susan Huffman - Reflections Co-Chair

Reflections Co-Chair - Open

Kathy Reese/Linda Harris - Running Club

Krista McKee - Sea Pups

Safety Patrol - Open

Kim Brooks - Spirit Wear

Katie Jackson - Staff Appreciation Co-Chair

Jennifer Jones - Staff Appreciation Co-Chair

Rotating Staff - Teacher Liaison

Scott Simonsen - WatchDogs Chair

Heidi Asplund - Yearbook Co-Chair

Michelle Spano - Yearbook Co-Chair

Committee ChairsDescriptions

Art Docent: Help teach in your child’s classroom once a month discussing art concepts from a fine art print and organize an art activity based on the print (materials and art prints provided). Usually 1 hour a month.

Assemblies: Work with Cedar Wood staff and PTA exec team to coordinate and schedule school assemblies.

Audit Committee: Three PTA members review the financial records and fill out an audit checklist. Accountants are welcome but checkbook balancing skills are sufficient. Audits are scheduled at the convenience of the auditors and can be outside of school hours. (~2 hours Jan. & June)

Before and After School Programs: We need a chairperson for this program. This person would communicate information to school and parents.

Birthday Book Club: Work with Mr. Smith to implement the library's Birthday Book Club. Distribute and collect forms.

Book Fair: Held twice a year during student conference week in October and March. Various 1-2 hour shifts helping set-up or take down in library…or selling books during the fair. Book fair is open 8:30-9:15 am and 1-4 pm, and one evening.

Communications/Website: Help maintain and update the Cedar Wood PTA website. This is a year long commitment and time per week varies upon volume of information updated. Approximately 1-2 hours/week.

Community Partners (Box Tops/Labels for Education etc...): Help promote passive fundraisers to generate free money for our school such as Box Tops, Labels for Education, and programs such as Fred Meyer Community partners, Target REDCard and more!  Volunteers needed to process labels and promote programs.

Community Action: Help organize and announce community outreach events. Help collect and deliver donations. Opportunities are available for those who can commit only 30 minutes or a few hours. (30+ minutes, various dates)


Directory: Distribute forms and collect contact information and permission from all families for the Friendship Directory.Create directory, organize printing of directories and distribute to students.September – October.

Family Fun: Assist with evening events for Cedar Wood families at the school.Various 1-3 hour activities.

Grants: Apply for grants to benefit school programs and activities.

Junior Achievement: Teach 5 one-hour sessions in classrooms over 5 weeks at a time/month agreed upon with classroom teacher.Materials and training provided; just bring your enjoyment of kids. (~ 5 hours total.)

Legislative Issues: Monitor current legislation and inform the PTA of issues that involve children and education. Volunteers can access email updates and other sources from home and report information as needed.

Membership: Collect membership forms and payment.Enter member information in to the state PTA database.Distribute membership cards.Mostly in the fall.


Newsletter: Help write the Cedar Wood PTA Newsletter that is posted on the PTA website. (approximately 3 per year)

Parent Education: Coordinate and schedule education programs for parents.1-3 events/year.

Popcorn Day: Help prepare and serve popcorn one Friday a month during lunches.

Rachel’s Challenge: Assist CW counselor, Mr. Coleman, in implementing activities and providing prep work to support the Rachel’s Challenge program at Cedar Wood.

Reflections: Assist with student participation in the national Reflections art program competition. Both creative and administrative opportunities are available, many of which can be done at home. (1+ hours, Fall)

Room Parent Coordinator:Communicate information to the room parents of each class via email, including school and PTA news, teacher’s birthday, and information on staff appreciation week.

Spirit Wear: Assist with tallying orders (Oct. /Nov.) and distributing items (December).

Staff Appreciation: Assist with various events to demonstrate appreciation for Cedar Wood staff members. Periodically provide food for monthly staff meals (dessert, soup, salad, etc).


Volunteer Coordinator: Collection volunteer interest forms at the beginning of the year.Give contact information of interested persons to Committee Chairs.Help recruit volunteers for various events.

Yearbook Committee: Help put together and publish the school yearbook. Any computer or digital scrapbooking experience is great!

5th Grade Celebration: Meet with 5th grade teachers; then purchase food, drinks, paper goods and host this celebration.Planning starts in May and celebration is in late June (Usually 4th grade parents).

5th Grade Tea: Assist 5th grade teachers with event. Once a year- Spring (Usually 4th grade parents).

Watch D.O.G.S: Assist with coordinating program. 1-2 events.