Programs and Events
Arts in Education – A beloved Spring event filled with professional performers of all varieties for an entire day of fine and performing arts experiences for the students. Committee chairs plan the event, determine rotation schedules, and schedule all artists.
Ambassador – In the Fall, Ambassador connects with families new to Tritt, as well as plans and executes a newcomer’s informational breakfast. In the Spring, Ambassador connects with preschool programs to begin communicating with rising Kindergarten families.
Blood Drive – In collaboration with the Red Cross, Tritt hosts two Blood Drives each school year (one in the Fall and one in the Spring). Chair organizes the event and schedules with the Red Cross.
Book Fair – Twice annual fund raiser for the Tritt Media Center. Scholastic sets the dates and brings the books, the chairs are responsible for volunteer scheduling, setup and sales.
Bullying Awareness Week – A new PTA event this year, we are looking forward to a week’s worth of events centering around an anti-bullying campaign for the students. Details will be determined by the chairs.
Front Desk (Clerical) – Organizes a group of volunteers to tend the front welcome desk on a daily basis to provide staff support. Chair also keeps information current and desk supplies stocked.
Community Outreach – Oversees, plans and organizes a variety of outreach events – for example, back to school donation collection (item requests vary), Halloween candy collection for Troops, and Thanksgiving food drive for food pantries.
Copy Cats – Organizes a group of volunteers to complete bulk copying requests for Tritt staff and teachers, and maintains copying supplies.
Diversity/Inclusion – Will plan and execute a NEW international fair type event to represent Tritt’s diverse culture. Details are to be determined by committee chairs.
D.U.D.E.S. – Dads Using Days to Encourage Students volunteer one day or half day per school year (or as often as they can) to spend time on Tritt’s campus doing everything from staff support to science experiments. You will have lunch with and go to specials with your own students, but will otherwise do a variety of needed tasks around the school. Chairs maintain the master list, order official t-shirts and schedule larger D.U.D.E.S. projects.
Environmental – Organizes and maintains all of Tritt’s recycling efforts, maintains some of Tritt’s most beloved green spaces – Nature Nook and Trail, and aids in maintaining our Clean Air School status. Chair also plans a week’s worth of activities for Earth Week.
Exceptional Children’s Week – A week’s worth of activities focusing on the education and celebration of learning differences, and differences in abilities. Chairs schedule all events and speakers, and staffs the Be Who U R t-shirt sales.
Family Engagement – Provides a variety of free educational opportunities for Tritt parents throughout the year to encourage their connection to and safety of their students – for example, Internet Safety. Chair schedules each speaker and event.
Fifth Grade Activities – Plans and executes a variety of activities for our graduating class during the last weeks of school. Chairs plan and organize t-shirts, memory books, silhouettes, as well as a 5th grade fun night, class breakfast, graduation walk and other last week of school events.
Fund Raising – This year we will be fund raising on our own with our PTA Fun Run! In the past, chairs have collaborated with the fund raising company and administration/teachers to schedule. This year, they organize and schedule volunteers as well as fund collection.
Health & Wellness – Coordinates and oversees all bus safety programs including K&1st wrist band program and Bus Safety Week. Provides a variety of opportunities for students to engage in healthy activities. Is responsible for coordinating an annual health and safety program for each grade level. Organizes a group of volunteers to comprise the Wellness Team to focus on advancing these priorities for our children and families
Hospitality – Coordinates a group of volunteers to provide decoration, food and drink for the Teacher Luncheon, 2 PTA Board Meetings, Arts in Ed, Partners in Ed and/or other events.
Literacy – Oversees all of our reading initiatives, including Six Flags: Read to Success. Plans and executes our annual Treats and Trades Book Swap.
Media Center – Organizes a group of volunteers to assist in the Media Center primarily with reshelving books and media materials.
Out to Lunch Bunch – Organizes a group of volunteers to supervise children during various lunch periods for earned recess time. Also, the chair maintains outdoor equipment.
Red Ribbon Week – A week’s worth of activities for student education and awareness of the “Just Say No” campaign. We focus on making good decisions and keeping our bodies healthy. Details of the week – including speakers, informational materials, etc. are planned and executed by the chairperson.
School Dance – Details of the annual school dance will be determined, planned and executed by the chairperson. Dinner is typically available for purchase during the dance.
Screen on the Green – The students vote on which popular kids movie will be shown on the giant screen in the Tritt field. Popcorn, drinks and other movie goodies will be available for purchase as a 5th Grade Activities fund raiser. Dinner food will also be available for purchase. Chairperson coordinates with movie company, vendors and 5th Grade Activities to plan and execute the event.
Sister School – The chairperson serves as a liaison between Tritt and Brumby Elementary communicating their needs to our families. Chair also coordinates donation opportunities.
Tiger Publishing – Collaborates with classroom teachers and room parents to organize a group of volunteers to edit and bind keepsake books usually presented at Author’s Tea. Chairs also order and maintain all of the binding materials, and maintain/distribute the printing templates and instructions.
Tritt Trot – Our annual 1 mile fun run and 5K road race, complete with awards and trophies. Chairs plan and execute all details related to this event – including route coordination and ordering of awards.