Please find below a brief description of the many activities the Baker PTA supports. For a complete list of Chairs and contact information email email@example.com.
Anti-Bullying: This program helps to educate the students on how to prevent bullying within the walls of Baker.
After School Activities: Activities run by outside groups where students can learn a new skill or sport after school hours.
Arts in USC: This program promotes the arts. Students are encouraged to draw; write stories, poetry, or songs; take photographs; etc. that reflect a specific theme, which is changed each year. This is a competition with winners at the school and district level.
Assemblies: In-school assemblies for the students. Programs are fun and entertaining while being educational and usually tie in with current curriculum at various grade levels.
Asset Science: The PTA assists the 3rd level science team by organizing materials for class projects.
Author Visit: A local author visits the school to read from his or her own works. Copies of the work can be purchased prior to the visit and the books can be dedicated to individual students.
Baker Boo Bash (formally The Baker Caper): Major fund raiser of the year with carnival style games, dinner, silent auction, raffles, cake walk and other fun things for the whole family. This is the biggest event of the year and the one that needs the most volunteer help. In order for this to be a success we need over 100 volunteers. So when the flyers start coming out for help, please sign up! Planning begins in the summer. The event is scheduled in October. It’s the best party in town so plan to come and also to help out.
Baker Gardens: Volunteers help maintain and beautify the grounds surrounding Baker school.
Baker Bingo: Baker families get together for bingo, prizes and pizza. This is a free event held before spring break for the whole family.
Book Fair: Held in the fall during conference time and again in the spring, this is our second largest fund raiser of the year. Children and parents have the opportunity to purchase books, craft kits, posters, computer software, etc. through Scholastic Books.
Spirit Wear: Clothing and other USC school spirit items are for sale via a flyer that comes out in the fall. Clothing items can be previewed in the library showcases.
Field Day: An end of the year Field Day, complete with games of all kinds. Weather permitting, games are held outside.
Grade-Level Activities: Volunteers organize activities and socials for each grade level.
Fourth Grade Memory Book: The chairperson collects photos throughout the school year and creates a memory book of and for the 4th level students.
Enchanted Shop: Kids can shop till they drop at our Enchanted Shop held in early December. Not a school fund raiser; it is a lot of fun for the students who love buying gifts for family, friends, and even themselves. Each class has a scheduled time to shop. You can put restrictions on your child’s spending via a note attached to their money envelope. Many parent volunteers are needed to help the children shop.
Membership: Solicits membership for the PTA. All families are encouraged to join the PTA at their youngest child’s school. When you are a member of the PTA it entitles you to voting privileges at the PTA meetings.
Outreach: A very important part of Baker’s school life. The Outreach committee provides opportunities for students and families to give to others. Activities have included a hat and mitten tree; food, toy and book drives; and change collections just to name a few. The committee is open to suggestions for new activities that benefit specific organizations.
Read-a-Thon: Our new spring fundrasier, where students gather pledges and read as much as they can! This culminates with a fun family event, Baker Bedtime Stories, with staff and special guests reading stories to students and families in their classrooms in the evening - in their pajamas!
Room Coordinators (HRC): Volunteers organize parties for the harvest, winter and end of the year seasons. Room parents meet, plan and implement parties with the help of other parent volunteers. Each child contributes a set amount of party money which is collected by the grade level treasurer in the classroom during the fall to fund these parties. Room coordinators also solicit volunteers to aid the teacher with additional activities such as Computer Lab, Writing workshop, Field Trips, etc.
Spelling Bee: The spelling bee is held at Baker for 4th grade students.
Spirit Nights: Designated night is put aside for Baker Elementary to receive a percentage of all food and beverage sales at local restaurants. No volunteers needed, just hungry patrons.
Third Grade Tile Wall: Each third grade student will have the opportunity to create their own original art piece on a piece of tile that will be placed in the hallway of Baker for future years.
Teacher/Staff Appreciation: Our staff recognition events include a fall breakfast and a spring luncheon for teachers and other staff members. We also work with the students to do fun things for teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week in May.
Variety Show: This major event is held every year and includes a variety of music, dance, magic, gymnastics, and other performances for our students and by our teachers. This requires a lot of volunteer help! The kids love the talent show!