What's Happening This Week
Huge thank yous to Katie Crow; parent co-chairs Jill Callanan, Jim Mayall, Jim Reilly, and Krasi Chervenkova; and all of the volunteers who made Field Day a day filled with fun for Burbank students.
All PTA activities, including Field Day, are volunteer-powered. That means that without the involvement of families, nothing happens: no events, no enrichments, no building of community, no gardens. And on that note, we need to ask you for help.
Urgent call for Co-Chairs for 2016-2017
The amazing thing about Burbank's volunteers is that we have a fairly wide base of involvement, and many hands do indeed make lighter work. But the nature of being an organization that relies on family involvement is that people move on when their kids do, so we always need more hands to help out. If you can commit to take on a leadership role next year, the following committees are in urgent need of motivated people to step up.
The Burbank Book Fair raises money specifically for library purchases. It is also a chance to celebrate reading. When you see the excitement on the students' faces over seeing half the gym filled with books, you know that the event is important to the community. Unfortunately, we have had turnover in the leadership of this event over the last couple of years and are in need of new volunteers to make it happen. We need at least two more co-chairs to organize volunteers, do publicity, and coordinate setup and decorations.
The Landscaping Committee organizes the fall and spring cleanups of the school grounds. Their invaluable work keeps our gardens and grounds beautiful, and they are also who we have to thank for keeping the playground wood chips stocked. We need at least one more co-chair to help run this committee.
The Multicultural Fair celebrates the many places and traditions special to the Burbank community. We need a minimum of two co-chairs to organize this April event showcasing cultures from around the world; recruit volunteers to host booths; and organize a live talent show. This is the perfect event for motivated party planners who love the vibrant and diverse community we have at our school!
We need at least one more co-chair to step into a leadership role for this beloved one day event next year. Help organize the volunteers, orders some Italian Ice, and support Katie Crow in running the games, and you'll be helping make one of Burbank's favorite events a reality.
If any of these roles interests you, this list has a brief description of each co-chair position. Use the form attached to the list or the online form to let us know how you might like to get involved.
Expressing interest now does not commit you - if you let us know you are interested, we will give you more information. You can decide whether to take it on once you know what the commitment entails.
The PTA is a completely volunteer run organization, and the positive impact felt by students, teachers, and our community is immeasurable. Thank you for giving of your time and talents!