Volunteer Responsibilities

2018-2019 Ridge PTO Committee Chairs/Members Responsibilities

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  • Back to School Night Grades 9 & 12, September 27, 2018
    This is an invitation to parents to visit the school and meet classroom teachers.
    Co-Chairs: Coordinate/purchase and set-up refreshments for the evening. Contact Ann Sobine in Main Office arranging set-up and recruiting help from National Honors Society.
  • Back to School Night Grades 10 & 11, October 4, 2018
    This is an invitation to parents to visit the school and meet classroom teachers.
    Co-Chairs: Coordinate/purchase and set-up refreshments for the evening. Contact Ann Sobine in Main Office arranging set-up and recruiting help from National Honors Society.
  • Balloons in June
    This is a Junior Class fundraiser selling balloons for the graduating class.
    Co-Chairs: Coordinate major fundraising effort involving sales, organization of personal messages, inflating balloons, routing and deliveries throughout town. Must be organized and comfortable working with spreadsheets and large group of volunteers.
    Committee: Assists in delivering balloons and as needed, other aspects of this fundraiser.
  • Caring Community
    Committee: Works with faculty advisor to determine scope of new committee, which seeks to do acts of kindness for students in need. Helps request donations.
  • Charter Day Art Show
    Chair: Works with Art Department and coordinates volunteers to transport and hang RHS student artwork for Charter Day Art Show in May.
    Committee: Transports and hangs student artwork.
  • Class Parents
    For Freshman and Junior parents. This is a two-year commitment.
    Two parents per grade to work with faculty advisors on fundraisers for their respective grade. Responsible for communicating parent concerns for their respective grade to the PTO Co-Presidents. Must be available to attend MANDATORY monthly Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting with the Principal to discuss high school issues on every 3rd Wednesday 9:15-10:30AM.
  • Distribution of School Pictures for Grades 9-11
    Co-Chairs: Coordinate distribution of school pictures during lunches.
    Committee: Distributes school pictures during lunches.
  • General Volunteers
    Called on throughout the year for assistance as needed per grade!
  • Graduation Announcements
    Chair: Coordinates ordering and distribution of graduation announcements. The announcement date must be provided to the vendor, orders must be taken by early April, and distribution occurs following the Senior Breakfast.
  • Homecoming Dance
    Committee: Helps Class Advisors with a dance theme and decoration ideas, as well as setup for the homecoming dance.
  • Hospitality: Teacher Holiday Luncheon, December Event
    Co-Chairs: Coordinate food, decorations, and volunteers for December luncheon.
    Committee: Baking, set-up, clean-up, and assistance during luncheon.
  • Hospitality: Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, May Event
    Co-Chairs: Coordinate food, decorations, and volunteers for May luncheon.
    Committee: Baking, set-up, clean-up, and assistance during luncheon.
  • Junior Prom: Off-site Event
    Co-Chairs: Coordinate evening event with Junior Class faculty advisors and officers.
    Committee: Sells tickets to event and assists chairs with decorating on the day of the prom.
  • PTO Directory Production 
    This committee works with AtoZ to provide information to printer for paper directory and give access to new families, as needed. Work begins in late July and ends with Back to School Nights.
    Co-Chairs: Input and revise data to previous year’s directory and coordinate layout and production.
    Committee: Proofreads and confirms data in directory.
  • PTO Membership 
    Co-Chairs: Collect, track and keep record of membership dues and donations received via PayPal and by check from August to early October. Coordinate volunteers for printed directory distribution. Oversee student voting in spring for cover of following year’s student directory.
    Committee: Assists with printed directory distribution on Back to School Nights.
  • PTO Directory Advertising Chair
    Chair: Obtains advertisers for the printed and online directories using PTO communications and if necessary, cold-calling, collects payments and provide to PTO Treasurer, organizes ads for the two directories, and provides ads to Directory committee by September 1.
  • Ridge High School Art Show, June Event
    Chair: Works with Art Department and coordinates volunteers to help Art Department prepare for RHS Art Show in June.
    Committee: Assists chair and helps Art Department prepare for Art Show.
  • Ridge High School Week of Respect: Anti-Bullying Pledge
    Chair: Works with Administration to schedule signing of anti-bullying pledge by students in the fall. Purchase decor and signs. Set up in main lobby on the morning of the event.
    Committee: Assists chair with decorating lobby area and staffs tables during all lunch periods for one week to witness signing of anti-bullying pledge.
  • Senior Dinner
    Co-Chairs: Coordinate a dinner in June for the senior class, including a photo montage of senior students and room/table decorations.
    Committee: Assists chairs with planning, set-up, and clean-up.
  • Suicide Prevention Week (SPW)
    Co-Chairs: Coordinate Suicide Prevention Week with Principal Krause, Assistant Principal Thompson, Bernards Township Municipal Alliance Kaitlin Cartoccio, and other Ridge staff. Planning begins in late June. Must be available in September during SPW week to oversee the activities and schedule parent volunteers to help.
    Committee: Assists Co-Chairs with decorating the main entrance to the school and setting up a table outside the cafeteria. Help out as needed during SPW week with specific events for students.
  • Teacher Recognition
    Chair: Obtains general PTO volunteers’ donations for treats a few times a year at the direction of the PTO Board. Coordinates receipt and delivery of donations to teachers and staff.
  • Wrapping Paper Fundraiser
    Chair: Serves as liaison with Wrapping Paper representative and school. Preparations begin in September and delivery is mid-November.