Events/Committees

Please contact a PGO officer or email ftriver@gmail.com to volunteer for any positions.

Short Term Opportunities

New Family Welcome
Coordinator(s) NEEDED
The week before school starts, this volunteer organizes an event to welcome new families to Fort River.

School Pictures
Coordinator(s) NEEDED
The coordinator works with the office to arrange the schedule with teachers, get order forms home with students, organize parent volunteers, and follow up with picture package distribution.

Science Night
Coordinator NEEDED
This is a special night that looks a little different every year depending on the subject and guest scientist giving the presentation.

Cultural Heritage Fair
Coordinator NEEDED
Held in November, this evening event features an international potluck and performances by members and friends of the Fort River community.

6th Grade Graduation
Coordinator(s) NEEDED
This committee is in charge of ensuring graduation is a special day for the 6th graders. Coordinators of this event oversee the different committees for the graduation festivities.

Staff/Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
Deb Leonard
A great way to thank all the people who educate our kids, this committee finds a venue and manages all aspects of this event (dates, budget, fundraising, menu, invitations, decorations, etc).

Field Day
Tim Hope, Christine St. Laurent, Tom St. Laurent
This annual event takes place in June and involves the entire school. Coordinators work with PE teachers to plan lots of fun activities for all grades. Volunteers help plan, set up, and run the various stations and clean up at the end of the day. 

Bus/Van Driver Appreciation Breakfast
Allegra Osborne
We say “thank you” to the people who transport our kids to and from school safely each day. This coordinator coordinates food donations, greets drivers, and cleans up! This event takes place in late May/early June.

Year-Round Events/Activities
Room Parents Coordinator
Coordinator(s) NEEDED
This parent keeps the individual classroom parents up to date with current events and facilitates communication between class parents, the PGO, and the school staff. 

Student Directory
Juan Carlos Perez, Lydia Torres, Stacey Beganny
The student directory is a valuable resource! This committee compiles student data and arranges for the directory to be copied and distributed at school.

Curriculum Enrichment Mini-Grants
Coordinator(s) NEEDED
Similar to that used by ARHS and ARMS, this program supports teachers through mini-grants to provide funding for materials and activities that enrich the classroom curriculum.

Annual Fund
Coordinator(s) NEEDED
This committee is charged with implementing the PGO's Annual Fund to support PGO sponsored activities and efforts throughout the year.

Savings Makes “Cents”
Nat Larson
Co-Coordinator(s) NEEDED
This program encourages savings habits and goal setting. Children can open a bank account with Florence Savings Bank and bank weekly in the school lobby with help from parent volunteers. Only $1.00 is needed to open an account and any amount can be deposited.  Download application here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-2bHm-1AjRfdk9iR2U2VV9TalU/view?usp=sharing

Yearbook
Emily Ziomek, Ellen Keiter
This group works to coordinate student photographs, layout, printing, and distribution of the yearbook. Parent photographers are needed in each grade to help gather pictures throughout the year. Student participation is encouraged.

Coffee With A Principal
Lisa Solowiej
A morning coffee with the principal and/or assistant principal occurs on a Friday morning every one to two months.  This job entails making or purchasing coffee, providing light snacks, and handling set-up and cleanup. Expenses are reimbursed per the budget.

BoxTops for Education
Ellen Keiter
Fort River participates in the BoxTops program as one of the PGO fundraisers. The collection box can be found in the main office. The coordinator collects the BoxTops, and then counts/bundles/mails them twice a year. Easy cash for our school!

Lost and Found
Coordinator NEEDED
Twice a year the contents of the Lost and Found are placed on tables in the lobby to be retrieved by kids/parents.  Remaining items are donated to the Survival Center.