ASSEMBLY PROGRAMSAll assembly programs are made possible through the HSA fundraising efforts. Volunteers are needed to help coordinate assemblies and to work with the chairperson exploring new possibilities for assemblies.
BOOK FAIRCurrently, we run both a Fall and Spring Book Fair. This activity has greatly benefited our school by helping us to supplement our library collection and classroom book selections on a yearly basis. Volunteers are needed to set up, repack inventory, and to assist children with their book selections during the morning, afternoon and family night evening shifts.BOX TOPS 4 EDUCATION
We collect Box Tops 4 Education coupons. We have a few contests per year that include prizes for winning classrooms as well as individual prizes. You can download and print out submission forms from our BT4E page on the PTO (Parents) section of the school's website. In order to count for any contest, all Box Tops must be submitted on official submission sheets, located on our website. Bonus Box Tops do not have to be attached to sheets — bundle them together and submit them in a plastic baggie that has your child's name on or in it. Box Tops are collected year-round. Bernadette Rubbo is the chair of this committee -- if interested in helping out, contact her directly.
Volunteers are needed to donate their time to copy items necessary. Training will be provided.
FALL FUNDRAISERThe Fall Fundraiser is the HSA’s largest fundraising event, contributing approximately 60% to our annual HSA budget. Your support, great or small, enables our school to earn the money necessary to continue funding all the extras throughout the school year. Volunteers are needed to assist in collecting and tallying classroom orders and distributing the orders once they arrive.
FOURTH GRADE COMMITTEE
The Fourth Grade Committee is responsible for memorable events specifically geared toward our ‘graduating’ 4th grade students. Volunteers are needed to assist with complete planning of the adult/child dance, end of year 'graduation' party, and yearbook keepsake.
HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP
The Holiday Shop is held in early December and provides the children an opportunity to shop for that “special” gift for family members/friends and encourages the spirit of giving during the holiday season. Volunteers are needed to help set up, assist students with purchases and repack remaining inventory.
Our annual membership drive gets underway the first week of school and runs through the middle of September. Membership dues are minimal and each child receives a free Ferderbar T-shirt with paid membership! Dues must be received by the end of the posted membership drive to qualify for the free T-shirt. Volunteers are needed to distribute the T-shirts upon arrival. We need the support of the entire Ferderbar Family — parents, teachers and staff — in order to acquire our goal of 100% membership!
MOTHER’S DAY PLANT SALE
This annual activity, held the Friday before Mother’s Day, is funded by the HSA for the enjoyment of the children and is not a fundraiser. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for the children to purchase flowers for their mothers, grandmothers, and/or any other special person in their life, at economical prices. The children are very enthusiastic about this activity — you can actually see their thinking process in action as they scrutinize the flowers and decide which one is perfect for their mom! Volunteers are needed to arrange for the purchase of flowers, scheduling delivery times, setting up, assisting with sales throughout the day, and clean up.
PUTTIN’ ON THE KIDS
Pick a tune, learn the words (lip sync), add a few props, and LOOK OUT BROADWAY — HERE WE COME!! Volunteers are needed to screen music selections, solicit and coordinate the sale of refreshments, arrange show schedules and help with the props, decorations and audio equipment, coordinate basket donations and wrap the baskets to be raffled off the night of the show. This annual event is open to students of Ferderbar Elementary only. Join us for an evening of priceless entertainment!
Skating parties are held four times during the school year at Palace Skating Rink on Roosevelt Boulevard. You may bring your own skates or roller-blades, or rent them at the rink. Volunteers are needed to coordinate dates with the rink, collect donations related to the chosen theme, give out raffle tickets, sell 50/50 tickets and collect money at the door. The rink is reserved exclusively for Ferderbar students and their guests during the scheduled parties. Adult supervision is necessary at all times! Please do not drop your child off at the door as they will not be permitted to skate without adult supervision. There is no charge for adults who are not skating.SCHOOL STOREOur school store is open every Friday from 8:50 to 9:05 AM. We offer a variety of school supplies at extremely reasonable prices. The school store is not a fundraiser, rather it is a service offered to Ferderbar students and staff by the HSA. Our program is an educational outreach designed to help 5th grade students learn about small business management — purchasing, stocking, scheduling, money management and sales. Volunteers are needed to help with ordering, restocking and assisting with sales on selected mornings.
The Social Committee is responsible for planning one or two family socials throughout the school year. In the past, we’ve had family bingo parties, Hawaiian luaus and movie nights. These events are held for the enjoyment of Ferderbar families and they are not fundraisers. There is usually a nominal charge to cover the cost of supplies and/or food. As with skating parties, adult supervision is necessary at all times! Volunteers are needed to plan the events, purchase and prepare supplies as needed, and clean up after the events. These nights have quickly become a Ferderbar tradition!
Sometimes along life’s path, there is an occasion for a ray of sunshine! If you’d like to “open up your heart and let the sun shine in” then the Sunshine Committee is for you. Sending an expression of joy, sorrow or congratulations from the HSA can really brighten someone’s day and it lets our “Ferderbar family” know that we really do care about them.