Committee Descriptions


Back to School Bash: The PTA sponsors this outdoor event held at Big Toy behind the school.  There is a DJ, face painting, pie eating contest, etc. Volunteers do the face painting, help with the pie eating contest and hand out water bottles. 


Basket Dinner: Our largest fundraiser of the year, with all of the proceeds going to pay for Cultural Arts programming for the students.  We need lots of volunteers to go out and get donations from the community for the many baskets we raffle off.  We also need volunteers to help make the baskets, sell tickets, help set up the room at the venue and lots more!


Birthday Books: Allows children in grades K-6 the opportunity to select a book to donate to the Setauket School Library. A sticker is placed inside the book with the child's name. Our librarian selects all of the books. The cost is $15 per child. Volunteers help children select a book and record their choice. The time commitment is one hour per month throughout the school year. 


Book Fairies Used Book Drive:  Create flyer,  put out the boxes for about 10 days surrounding the book fair, and tally boxes, and coordinate with the charity for pick-up.


Cultural Arts Committee: is responsible for contacting vendors and grade level teachers to book exciting and educational performances for each grade level as well as school wide. The chair person collects payments from PTA treasurer and W2 forms from the performers. Building forms are filled out and cleared with the school secretaries. 


Family Friendly Color Run/Boosterthon: Takes place locally in the neighborhood of the school and more details to follow.


F.A.S.T. Athletics:  is an after school athletic programs for children of all ages.  It is a 6-8 week program run by former coaches and athletes and the programs are for all skill levels where everyone is encouraged as well as motivated to be the best they can be.  The focus is on an increase of confidence, aerobic activity, a greater sense of TEAMWORK and SPORTSMANSHIP, but most importantly improvement of overall fitness.   The chairperson will distribute flyers to all students, form classes based on grade level, collect registrations, and provide communication to teachers and parents.


Gardening Club: Volunteers will be asked to sign up for a date to help weed gardens at the bus circle entrance.  Each season we will add flowers or bulbs to beautify this area. 


Gingerbread University: Responsible for collecting funds and organizing volunteers for a gingerbread house making event that is held in the school cafeteria on a Friday in December. 


Membership Committee: Responsible for distributing and collecting PTA membership forms and payments, putting together the membership directory and distributing the PTA membership cards. 


Outdoor Movie Night: The PTA sponsors a family movie on the front lawn.  Volunteers are needed to help the vendor set up, distribute popcorn, etc.  


Picture Day: Typically runs 3 days in the fall and 1 day in the spring.  The chair coordinates with the photography company and school personnel for teacher schedules and also manages the necessary paperwork.  Volunteers are needed for helping to organize and assist students in the Auditorium. 


Plant Sale: The chairperson creates an order form for plant preorders, collects orders and supervises a team of volunteers at the children’s plant sale on the Friday before Mother’s Day. 


PTA Liaison Coordinator:  Collect email contact list from each teacher to be used for PTA blasts, help liaisons collect funds from their classes, distribute class Basket Themes for Basket Dinner.  


Reflections: is an art program that encourages students to create artwork in the categories of dance, film, literature, music, photography or visual arts related to a specific theme. The chairperson would be in charge of promoting participation, making and distributing flyers, helping students with entry into the program. 


Setauket's Got Talent: The Committee Chair creates master list of the talent and organizes rehearsal schedule. Volunteers are need to help with ticket sales, and helping the children get ready as well as chaperoning the night of the show.  


Science Fair:  The PTA sponsors a Science Fair at Setauket Elementary for grades K through 5.  The chair of the event sends an email out to the Science Fair committee to get volunteers to create a flyer, posters and  a master list of Science fair projects. The chair will also coordinate volunteers at the event to set up and break down the event, control the crowd during the Science Show put on by Stony Brook University Scientists who are parents at our school and "judge" the student projects.  


Sixth Grade Committee: Plan and organize and assign chairs for each: Homecoming in September, Monster Bash in October, Electric Parade in December, Winter Social in February, Yearbook (all year long), fundraisers for 6th grade (early in the year), 6th Grade Picnic, Moving Up ceremony in June, Luncheon (optional), bagel breakfast for yearbook signing (last week of school) and Class gift.


Spring Dance:  For grades K-5th.  Volunteers needed for decorations, set up of the gym, refreshment collections, distribution at the dance, and clean up.   


Spring Fling: An end of year party that is held behind the School at Big Toy.  DJ, Dunk Tank, games, face painting, food.  We have volunteers to sell raffles for dunk tank, face painting and hand out water bottles. 


Staff Appreciation:  This is a 3 day event held in May where we recognize and show our appreciation for the staff. Chairperson responsibilities include planning and coordinating activities such as collecting monetary and food donations to be used to provide breakfast, lunch and dessert, creating a schedule of events and working with caterer to provide luncheon, decorating staff lounge and purchasing a staff gift. 


Stop and Shop: Easy fundraising that involves registering the school each year with Stop & Shop and Amazon Smiles In addition, creating a flyer to let parents know about registering their Stop and Shop cards so that the school can receive a percentage of the money spent at the store.   


Three Village Day at Stony Brook University Football Game:  coordinate awards for students who will each get one free tickets, sell tickets, plan tailgate, help coordinate musical performance with the teachers. 


Used School Supplies for The Book Fairies:  Create flyer, put out the boxes for about 10 days leading up to the end of the school year, tally boxes, and coordinate with the charity for pick-up.