2012-13 Ways and Means

1st Vice President – Jenny Gavin

WALK-A-THON
2012-13 Chairs - Amy Saxby, Tracy Hensley, Christy Cron
This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and is held every fall. Each child raises pledges and walks laps through a fun obstacle course, to fulfill that pledge.

BOOK FAIR
2012-13 Chair - Kate Gearding
The PTA’s Book Fair is held during fall conference days, in the cafeteria. A large variety of children’s books are available for purchase.

FESTIVAL
2012-13 Chairs - Megan Crider, Jenny Gavin
The Ayer Festival is full of fun for the entire family! Volunteers plan activities at school that include games, prizes, food, karaoke,  cakewalk and raffles.

BoxTops
GENERAL MILLS BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION
2012-13 Chair – Kate Gearding
Cut out those Box Tops and turn them in to raise money for PTA activities!  Look for Box Tops on every day items you already buy for your family and place them in the bin in the school cafeteria. Box Tops can be found on popular brands such as Cheerios, Chex, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, and Ziplock.  Each Box Top is worth ten cents, and they add up quickly!

BoxTops
KROGER PLUS CARDS
2012-13 Chair - Katina Marathe
Affiliate your Kroger Plus card with Ayer PTA, and every time you shop, you will earn money for Ayer. Simply visit their website and designate Ayer PTA (organization number 80130) as your beneficiary organization, and Ayer PTA will receive funds whenever you use your Kroger Plus card while shopping. What an easy way to raise funds for the kids!  Don’t forget to encourage friends and relatives to sign up as well!

2012-13 Services

3rd Vice President – Carrie Orr

AYER WEAR
2013-14 Chairs – Julie Siekmann, Angie Maddrill
To promote school spirit, a variety of Ayer t-shirts, sweatshirts and other items will be available with Ayer’s colors and Falcon Mascot. Items can be purchased by students and teachers in the fall.

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP
2013-14 Chairs – Dena Pyne, Carrie Orr
This is an opportunity for children to purchase affordable gifts for their family and friends for the holiday, while having breakfast with Santa. With the help of 6th graders, even small children can wrap up some fun surprises!

HOSPITALITY / STAFF APPRECIATION
2013-14 Chairs – Kelley Earls, Charla Lee

This group provides appreciation meals for our hard-working teachers and staff at key times during the year. If you like to cook or grocery shop, this could be the perfect committee for you!

MarketDay
MARKET DAY
2013-14 Chair – Nichelle Trigg
Check out the delicious, easy-to-make food from Market Day! Market Day offers a unique selection of products that make great gifts for everyone on your list-and yourself! The best part: a portion of every purchase helps your school or community group! Click here to start shopping.

STUDENT AID
2013-14 Chair - Drives - Jenny Thon, Amy Rile
2013-14 Chair - 
Supplies - Deirdre Bird
This Clothing, food and toy drives are organized to aid families within and outside of the Forest Hills School District.

LANDSCAPE
2013-14 Chair - Angela Laake

ROOM REPRESENTATIVE COORDINATOR
2013-14 Chair - Kate Gearding

FAMILY NIGHT
2013-14 Chair - Melanie Hartong

2012-2013 Programs

2nd Vice President – Robin Rothfuss

cosi
COSI (CENTER OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY)

2012-13 Chair – Karen Caldwell
This program brings science to life for our students with high-energy assemblies and lots of engaging hands-on learning activities. Many volunteers are needed to assist the students as they explore COSI’s interactive stations.

CULTURAL EVENT
2012-13 Chair – Robin Rothfuss
This program will include one or more cultural events that will be brought to Ayer for our students. This past year, the children participated in Young Authors’ Day. Think of this as bringing field trips to Ayer!

ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
2012-13 Chairs – Tara Binder, Stephanie Lahrman
These programs are offered after school hours to provide students with the opportunity to pursue topics of interest beyond the scope of their classroom experience. They are available at low cost to the students and are usually led by outside organizations and/or faculty members.

FIT FALCONS
2012-13 Chair – Tricia Lapp
This program is designed to help improve our children’s awareness of the importance of good nutrition and fitness. Through various initiatives, we hope to get the Ayer Falcons eating healthier and exercising more!

GLOBAL ADVENTURE DAY 
2012-13 Chair – Robin Rothfuss
This exciting day is a hands-on, cultural exploration of our world, where each grade “visits” a different continent. The day is full of new information, different perspectives and creative activities designed to engage, enrich and educate. Many volunteers are needed!

MUSICAL 
2012-13 Chairs – Amy Elmore, Ann Lindy
This committee works with an outside company to organize two musicals for Ayer students. The first is for kids in grades 1-3. The second musical is for kids in grades 4-6. Come support our many Ayer actors and actresses!

CAMP KERN T-SHIRTS
2012-13 Chair – Whitney Campbell