MESA COMMITTEES


Thinking of getting involved with MESA? Here are our current projects/committees. If you have an idea for a new event or want to get involved with one below, please contact us at info@mesa4parents.org.

SCHOOL FUNDRAISING

Book Fair 

In the fall, plans and coordinates the Book Fair at Robinson or Jordan Jackson (fall fair alternates each year).  In the spring, plans and coordinates the Book Fair at each school with a book fair company.   Publicizes the event, coordinates with the Principal and librarian a time for each classroom to attend the fair, arranges for parent volunteers to staff the event, coordinates collection money and payment.

Gift Wrap/Fall fundraiser 

In the fall, plans and coordinates the sale of wrapping paper/gift items by the students and families. Involves publicizing the event, distributing materials and accounting for funds raised.

Box Tops for Education
Publicizes participation by Robinson and Jordan Jackson in the BoxTops fundraising program (collection of BoxTops and on-line shopping opportunity), coordinates with General Mills, collects and submits all coupons.

Wizards Basketball game

Event is held in the spring every other year (to be held again 2018).  Multiple committee chairs coordinate the planning and execution of the event, including: fundraising/corporate sponsorship, ticket sales, raffle collection, refreshments. Each committee chair manages a sub-committee of volunteers as needed to complete the 
tasks.

SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS/EVENTS

Kindergarten Social

During September, plans and coordinates the social for kindergarten students and their families.  Publicizes event, coordinates with musical talent and school, arranges for parent volunteers.

Bookworms at Robinson

Plans, coordinates and the distribution of FREE books to students 1-2 times per school year.

Yearbook

Multiple committee chairs coordinate the planning and execution of the Robinson and Jordan Jackson yearbooks to ensure delivery of annual yearbooks in June.   Interacts with vendor to meet scheduled deadlines, guides parent volunteer photographers, oversees ordering, handles distribution of yearbooks.  

Movie Night

Plans and coordinates a fun family evening during February.  Publicizes event, coordinates with school and handles family responses and payments. 

Halloween Bingo

Plans and coordinates a free family evening during October.  Publicizes event, coordinates with school and handles family responses and volunteer efforts.

MEAC (Mansfield Educational Arts Council)

Works with Principal to schedule in-school field trips. Past programs include New England Aquarium, Plimoth Plantation, Discovery Museum.  Interacts with vendors and school to determine dates, times and parent volunteer needs.

Field Day

Field days are held in June at Robinson and JJ.  Determines dates and schedule with principals.  Works with committee to develop and enhance field games and activities.  Secures local contributions and handles the publicity as well as volunteer efforts.

Kindergarten garden wonders, a PIP/MIM (Parent Involvement Project/Math in Mansfield) program.  Plans and coordinates this spring time interactive program for kindergarteners.  Publicizes event, coordinates volunteer efforts, plans activities.

Reading Caterpillar at Robinson

Plans and coordinates the reading program for the students of Robinson.  Publicizes two week program, communicates with principal to determine dates, grade incentives and principal participation, calculates reading minutes, leads volunteers to assist with growing caterpillar.           

One Book One Grade at Robinson

Plans and coordinates the schedule and details of this literacy project to be held in November.  Determines the book title with principal, assists with distribution of books, schedules and publicizes additional related activities. 

Teacher Appreciation Dinner

Conference dinners are held at JJ and Robinson during fall and spring teacher conference times.  Creates menu, coordinates donations and schedules volunteers.   

Food Drive

Works with Principal and staff on school-wide food drive. 
Extent and involvement varies from year to year depending on needs that arise 
in the community. 

Clothing Drive

Works with Principal and staff on school-wide clothing drive. 
Extent and involvement varies from year to year depending on needs that arise in the community.