OUR COMMITTEES

Our committees are organized within four key categories to simplify the volunteer process and ensure we are working towards our long-term PTA goals.

FUNDRAISING

As a non-profit organization, the PTA relies on fundraising to provide outreach, fun, and enrichment. Your support provides a wealth of opportunities for our students!

FAMILY EVENTS

What would elementary school be without friends, family, and fun? Our Family Events provide our students with treasured childhood memories.

STUDENT ENRICHMENT

Our Student Enrichment programs compliment Manor School learning goals and initiatives and bolster the day-to-day  experience of each student.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Our Community Outreach programs give students the opportunity to practice being active community members. Students work together to build a stronger, better community.

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FAMILY EVENTS COMMITTEES

Questions? Contact our Family Events Coordinator: Stephanie Nunziata

September 9

WELCOME BACK PICNIC

We love kicking off the school year with this fun Manor tradition! The Welcome Back Picnic is an opportunity for Manor families to gather and connect. The night includes a DJ and party activities.

DATE: September 9

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Coordinate with principals, PTA president, and vendors

  • Plan activities (face painting, picnic games, etc.)

  • Hire DJ and/or entertainment

  • Create a happy, welcoming atmosphere

  • Setup and cleanup of event

  • Create flyers, social media posts, and newsletter updates

  • Promote the picnic Take photos of the event

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 6-10 people     VOLUNTEER TIME COMMITMENT: 4-6 hours

Committee will meet as needed

October 1

BOYS ADVENTURE DAY

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DATE: Saturday, October 1

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 6-8 people     VOLUNTEER TIME COMMITMENT: 10-15 hours
Committee will meet 1-2 per month in August and September

November 18

MANOR-HARBOR WIZARDS NIGHT

Manor & Harbor are joining together to bring the Harlem Wizards back to Seaford. Seaford Teachers will play against the Harlem Wizards in a fun-filled game

DATE: November 18

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Manage Ticket Sales

  • Promote Game

  • Create Flyer, social media posts, and newsletter updates

  • Coordinate with Mrs. Emmerich and Dr. Kakalos, the Harlem Wizards, and the Harbor School PTA

  • Recruit teachers for the Seaford basketball team

  • Organize and distribute tickets

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 3-5 people     VOLUNTEER TIME COMMITMENT: 4-6 hours
Committee will meet 1-2 times per month as needed

October 28

MANOR HALLOWEEN PARTY

NEW! Organize our first Manor Halloween Party! Manor Students are invited to wear their costumes and play some fun games together. ​

DATE: Friday, October 28

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Plan activities (face painting, picnic games, etc.)

  • Hire DJ and/or entertainment

  • Setup and cleanup of event

  • Create flyers, social media posts, and newsletter updates

  • Promote the event

  • Take photos of the event


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 6-8 people     VOLUNTEER TIME COMMITMENT: 8-10 hours

Committee will meet 1-2 times per month as needed

November 4

FAMILY GAME NIGHT

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DATE: Friday, November 4

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 6-8 people     VOLUNTEER TIME COMMITMENT: 4-6 hours
Committee will meet 1-2 times per month as needed

Sept-Jun

BIRTHDAY BOARD

Update the Birthday Bulletin Board located in the Manor Hallway each month with names of students celebrating a birthday that month.

DATE: September-June

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Plan theme for each month

  • Work with school to obtain list of names for each month

  • Purchase decorations/craft supplies and submit receipts for reimbursement

  • Go into school and change the board out on or before the first day of each month

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: up to 10 people     VOLUNTEER TIME COMMITMENT: 1-2 hours monthly

October

AUTUMN CLASSIC

This event takes place outdoors during the school day. Students from each grade participate in a walking/running relay around the high school track to help promote health and wellness.


DATE: Thursday, October 6 (rain date - October 7)

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Liaison with the Physical Education Department to coordinate volunteers and scheduling as needed

  • Help sort and deliver Character Count shirts to the Manor School for distribution

  • Promote the Autumn Classic

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 4-8 people    VOLUNTEER TIME COMMITMENT: 2-4 hours
Committee will meet 1-2 times between September-October

October

HOMECOMING BANNER

Help us to create a banner for the Seaford Homecoming Parade. This year's theme is decades!

DATE: 

Banner Decorating: End of September/Beginning of October

Homecoming Parade: Saturday, October 15

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Coming up with a design for the banner

  • Coordinating with Art teacher to encourage student participation

  • Decorating the banner

  • Marching in the parade

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 3-5 people     VOLUNTEER TIME COMMITMENT: 4-6 hours

Committee will meet 1-2 times to decorate the banner

October 30

SEAFORD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TRUNK OR TREAT

The Manor School PTA will be participating in this year’s Seaford Chamber of Commerce Trunk or Treat event at Seaman’s Neck Park.

DATE: October 30

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Coordinate details with the Chamber of Commerce

  • Develop a plan for the Manor PTA Trunk or Treat spot

  • Choose and prepare items/goody bags to distribute to trick-or-treaters from the Manor PTA

  • Procure volunteers to decorate cars on behalf of the Manor PTA

  • Promote the Trunk or Treat event


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 4-6 people     VOLUNTEER TIME COMMITMENT: 6-10 hours

Committee will meet 1-2 times between September-October

October 31

HALLOWEEN PARADE CONTEST

The Manor School PTA hosts a Halloween Parade contest where students can guess how many Halloween related items are in the jar for a chance to win a prize

DATE: Monday, October 31

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Create a flyer to be distributed to each teacher with a form for each child to write their guess on.

  • Decide on a theme, prepare display in the lobby for children to guess amount of objects in container.

  • Pick one winner from each grade plus one winner from the SCC classes.

  • Purchase seven $5.00 gift cards for the winners and items for the jar.

  • Collect and keep track of all guesses daily.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 1-2 people     VOLUNTEER TIME COMMITMENT: 1-2 hours

Committee will meet as needed

 

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEES

Questions? Contact our Fundraising Coordinator: Jennifer Kelly

Oct 14-28

WIZFIT

Help coordinate the two-week long interactive fundraiser hosted by the Harlem Wizards.

DATE: September 30

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Manage all aspects of the fundraiser, including Kickoff and Closing assemblies

  • Explain and promote program to families

  • Liase with Harlem Wizards contacts, Mrs. Emmerich and Dr. Kakalos

  • Create flyers, social media posts, and newsletter updates

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 2-4 people     VOLUNTEER TIME COMMITMENT: 10 hours

Committee will work with Fifth Grade Coordinators

Sept-Jun

RESTAURANT NIGHT

The Seaford Manor PTA will host a Monthly Restaurant Night fundraiser every month (10 events). Families can enjoy a night off from cooking while supporting the PTA.

DATE: September-June, Third Tuesday of the month

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Identify restaurants to partner with

  • Coordinate fundraising details with restaurants

  • Create flyers, social media posts, and newsletter updates

  • Promote Restaurant Night Fundraisers

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 1-5 people     VOLUNTEER TIME COMMITMENT: 1-2 hrs/month
Committee will meet once prior to start of school year, and as needed

Sept 19-23

GREETING CARD SALE

Help us introduce a new new high-quality greeting card fundraiser for the Fall!

DATE: September 19-23

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Liaison with Usborne to set up program

  • Create flyers, social media posts, and newsletter updates

  • Collect and distribute orders

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 2-4 people     VOLUNTEER TIME COMMITMENT: 10 hours

Committee will meet 1-2 times a month from August-September as needed

Sept 30

FIFTH GRADE PUMPKIN SALE

Help the Fifth Grade class sell pumpkins, mums, and gourds to raise money for Fifth grade activities.

DATE: September 30

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Coordinating sale details, including item list, pricing, and vendor

  • Create flyers, social media posts, and newsletter updates

  • Promoting the Pumpkin Sale 

  • Day-of setup, management, and cleanup

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 2-4 people     VOLUNTEER TIME COMMITMENT: 10 hours

Committee will work with Fifth Grade Coordinators

Nov 9-10

FALL SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

Students will shop our two-day Fall book sale. A great opportunity to grab the latest and greatest titles and build their at-home library!

DATE: November 9-10

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Promote the book fair

  • Setup and cleanup

  • Help students shop

  • Work the register

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 6-10 people     VOLUNTEER TIME COMMITMENT: 2-4 hours

November

THANKSGIVING PIE SALE

The Thanksgiving Pie Sale is a time-honored Manor School tradition. Help us bring this delicious fundraiser to life!

DATE:

Ordering Period: October 31- November 23

Order Pickup: Wednesday, November 23

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Promoting the pie sale

  • Determining pricing and details for online ordering via the PTA webstore

  • Managing pie vendor relationship and communications

  • Sorting orders and coordinating pickup


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 2-3 volunteers     VOLUNTEER TIME COMMITMENT: 2-10 hours
Committee will meet 1-2 times a month as needed

 

STUDENT ENRICHMENT COMMITTEES

Questions? Contact our Student Enrichment Coordinator: Kayla Motroni

Oct | Nov | Dec

FALL CLUBS

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DATES: October-December


COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:


  • Work with the Enrichment Coordinator to develop at least one club per grade  

  • Liaison with the school instructor to develop materials if needed.

  • Procure volunteers for each club session if needed.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 6-12 people     
VOLUNTEER TIME COMMITMENT: 6-10 hours

Committee will meet 1-2 times in January, and again as needed until the completion of the clubs. 

October 24-28

RED RIBBON WEEK

Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. 

The Manor School PTA assists the school social worker (Mrs. DeMieri) in coordinating activities that promote and educate students about healthy choices and a drug-free community.

DATE: October 24-28


COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Coordinate a thematic week of activities for students with the school social worker

  • Research and book an assembly (virtual or in-person) that connects to Red Ribbon Week

  • Identify local politicians, law enforcement, and community members to participate in Red Ribbon Week

  • Compile a list of parent resources to distribute via PTA email blast

  • Tie Red Ribbons around the trees in front of the Manor School

  • Promote Red Ribbon Week


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 4-6 people     VOLUNTEER TIME COMMITMENT: 6-8 hours
Committee will meet 1-2 times between September-October

Oct | Nov | Feb

REFLECTIONS

The National PTA Reflections Program welcomes students of all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Students reflect on a theme and create original works of art in the areas of writing, music, art, or photography. Students earn positive recognition for their achievements.

DATES:
Annual Theme Search Submission Period: October

Reflections Student Submission Period: November

Reflections Awards Ceremony: February 8

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Work with school personnel to encourage participation in the National PTA Reflections theme search and art submission

  • Promote Reflections Program student submission period

  • Collect all student entries and submit to Nassau Region PTA by deadline

  • Develop awards ceremony for the February PTA meeting


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 4-6 people     VOLUNTEER TIME COMMITMENT: 6-10 hours

Committee will meet 1-2 times between October-November, submit student work in beginning of December, and meet again 1-2 times between January-February

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH COMMITTEES

Questions? Contact our Community Outreach Coordinator: Michelle Conner

Oct-Nov

CARDS FOR VETERANS

The Manor School PTA will be participating in making cards for Veterans. We work along with the PTSA to deliver cards to Veterans thanking them for their service.

DATE: October 24 – November 4

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Coordinate with PTSA to make a template

  • Send template to class parents to email out to all parents

  • Collect cards from Manor School

  • Coordinate with PTSA on delivery to Veterans


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 1-2 people     VOLUNTEER TIME COMMITMENT: 2-4 hours

Committee will meet 1-2 times first two weeks of October

November

FALL FOOD & COAT DRIVE

The Seaford Manor PTA will be collecting food and coats in conjunction with the Manor Student Council.

DATE: October 31 – November 18

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Help promote the Fall Food Drive by posting flyers around town 

  • Organize efforts to collect food from various locations 

  • Bag/box food for delivery *delivery food to requested location


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 4-6 people     VOLUNTEER TIME COMMITMENT: 6-8 hours
Committee will meet 2-4 times between September-November

December

HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE

The Seaford Manor PTA and Student Council will be collecting toys for John Theissen Children’s Foundation, a local organization that collects new toys and donates them to sick and underprivileged children in over 180 hospitals and child-care facilities.


DATE: November 28 – December 16

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Compile list from organization of toys needed/requested 

  • Help promote the Holiday Toy Drive by posting flyers around town 

  • Organize efforts to collect toys from various locations 

  • Deliver toys to requested locations


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 4-6 people     VOLUNTEER TIME COMMITMENT: 6-8 hours
Committee will meet 2-4 times between October-December

January

BLOOD DRIVE POSTER CONTEST

The Seaford Manor PTA coordinates with the Lion Club on the annual blood drive at the Seaford Manor School.

DATE: January

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Coordinate with the Lion Club to receive blood drive poster template

  • Deliver template to the school to put in each child's folder

  • Collect posters from school to vote on winners

  • Give winners names to Lion clubs for prizes

  • Promote blood drive by hanging posters in town and emailing out to parents for blood donations.

  • Attend blood drive and winners ceremony.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 6-8 people     VOLUNTEER TIME COMMITMENT: 2-4 hours

Commitee will meet 1-2 times per month as needed

 

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