What is Fifth Grade Committee?
Being a 5th grader is a 'big deal' for PS26 students. It's a status that they've worked hard to achieve that comes with 'special' privileges and events that they've looked forward to since Kindergarten. The Fifth Grade Committee is a committee under the umbrella of the PTA, by which a group of 5th grade parents volunteer to work together with the school staff to ensure that every graduating student has an extra special 5th grade experience during their last year at PS26.
What are some of the special 5th grade programs and events?
The teachers, staff and 5th Grade Committee plan fun events for the 5th graders throughout the year. Some can include (and are not limited to) Field Day, Senior Dance, Senior T-Shirts, Year Book, Senior Day and a Senior Trip. Parent volunteers are needed to help chaperone and take photos for the year book. The kids look forward to these events as part of becoming official 5th graders at PS26.
The Fifth Grade Committee also helps with the Graduation Ceremony which takes place at the end of the year. Parent volunteers are responsible for planning the reception for after the ceremony, the decorations of the reception, and coordinating refreshments.
What else does the 5th Grade Committee do?
One of the biggest undertakings of the 5th Grade Committee is the creation of the Year Book. This involves collaboration between parents, teachers and volunteers. Some of the responsibilities include collecting, organizing and selecting photos submitted by parents, obtaining and organizing information for each student page, designing and creating layouts for the book, as well as working with the 5th grade teachers to publish content submitted by the students. The finished product is a professionally published yearbook for students and families to cherish for years to come.
The Fifth Grade Committee is also responsible for creating a custom designed t-shirt for the 5th grade students and for holding many fundraisers through out the school year to help make all the events and various items financially manageable.
Would you like to get involved?
The success of the 5th Grade Committee is driven primarily by parent volunteers. We understand that not everyone will be able to, or is interested in being a part of the committee, however, we're hoping that those that are, will volunteer as little or as much time as possible. We will be holding meetings periodically and will be creating sub-committees to oversee the various initiatives (i.e., year book, t-shirts, graduation ceremony, etc).
If you would like more information or you would like to volunteer to be a part of the 5th Grade Committee, please contact the PTA office at, 718-464-4505, ext. 1528.