Committee Descriptions


Back to School Bash: The PTA sponsors this outdoor event in the bus circle at 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: A huge fundraiser that helps raise funds to support all the programs that the PTA is involved with in the school.  We need lots of volunteers to go out and get donations from the community for the many baskets we raffle off.  We need volunteers to help make the baskets, help set up the room at the restaurant 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. 


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. 


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 circles 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. 


Kidstuff Coupon Book Sale:  A coupon book with great coupons for local businesses and national chains is sent home with each student.  Parents can either purchase the book, order more books including ones from other geographic areas, or just return the book if they do not want  it.  The chair manages the sale including preparing books for delivery to  classrooms, recording book sales and return of unwanted books, and wrapping up sale  with return of payment and excess books to Kidstuff company. Volunteers help in preparation of books for classroom delivery, delivery of books to classrooms, and picking up returned books from the main office. 


Marketing: Create and distribute press releases to local news/media organizations to promote Setauket PTA events.  Coordinate and communicate Setauket PTA events with Syntax, who provides marketing, communication, and consulting services for the Three Village Central School District and manages district website and newsletters. 


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


Movie Day: The PTA sponsors a movie at PJ Cinemas on a weekend morning and opens it up to all Setauket family and friends. Very low price includes ticket, popcorn and soda. The Chair pre-sells tickets, creating a master list. Volunteers help check people in. 


Picture Day: Typically runs 2 full and one half days in both the fall and spring. The chair coordinates with the photography company and school personnel for teacher schedules and also manages 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. 


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" (walk around and ask the students questions about their projects) the student projects.  



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


Spring Fling: An end of year party that is held in the bus circle.  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 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.