ARTS- IN-EDUCATION*: This committee is responsible for arranging and coordinating various
cultural art programs throughout the school year to supplement the
curriculum. The chair also attends
Council Arts-in-Ed Committee meetings with other schools.
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: This committee works closely with the Baylis library media specialist to
arrange for an author and/or illustrator of children's books to visit Baylis
and meet the students. The committee
offers students a chance to purchase an autographed book from the guest
BOOK FAIR: This committee arranges two fairs during the school year. Committee members work at the fairs where a
variety of books are sold to students, faculty and parents.
This committee helps identify parents who may need assistance with
English and provide them with a list of Buddies who speak their native language. Committee members may meet with new families
at Kindergarten Orientation and Newcomer's Reception.
BUDGET*: Representatives of the Baylis Unit attend Council meetings to discuss and
propose items on behalf of our school to be included in the School District's
budget. They are responsible for
BYLAWS*: This committee notifies the Unit of changes to the National or District PTA
Bylaws. They review and amend the Unit's
Bylaws every three years for ratification by the Unit.
CIRCUS: This committee arranges and
coordinates Circus Week. This annual
Arts-in-Ed program allows students to learn circus tricks. The 5th graders perform in a
show. The chair should be a non-fifth
grade parent and must work with the gym and art teachers.
COMMUNITY SERVICE: This committee proposes and organizes various community service events such
as food drives, Coats for Kids, blood drive, and other collections to benefit various
not-for-profit organizations and needy individuals.
committee coordinates the collection of addresses and phone numbers from the student body and prepares the school
directory for free distribution to Baylis families. This committee also
organizes the Art Cover Contest.
DAY: This committee teaches our children the importance
of taking care of our environment and helps organize and Earth Day celebration
for the school.
purpose of this committee is to provide a forum for parents to identify
concerns relative to elementary education.
Issues are forwarded to District administration. Representatives from this committee attend
Elementary Education Council meetings and advise the Baylis Unit of all issues
committee organizes a major PTA fundraising event. The committee proposes and
selects a theme for the evening, location of event, menu selections and
solicits raffle prizes. Parents,
teachers, staff and parents of incoming kindergarteners are invited to attend.
This committee organizes a costume party for the
entire family which is held on a Friday night close to Halloween. The party includes entertainment by a DJ,
baked goods and games.
committee organizes fun-filled family activities for Baylis families
throughout the year.
committee designs and orders student, faculty and parent ordered t-shirts. They also coordinate a special lunch and
snacks and are responsible for water distribution tables during the morning
events. The chair works with the gym
teachers to coordinate timing.
GRADE BREAKFAST: This committee organizes
the food and decorations for the fifth grade breakfast at the end of the year.
GRADE GIFT: This committee selects a gift to give the fifth
GRADE PARTY: This
committee plans the end-of-the-year party for fifth graders at the school. They organize food, decorations,
GRADE RECEPTION: This committee should be made up of non-fifth grade
parents. They purchase food and drink
and work at the reception held after graduation.
GRADE FAMILY SOFTBALL NIGHT: This
committee organizes a Family Night. Activities are organized for all students.
GRADE YEARBOOK: This committee oversees all
aspects of the yearbook including collecting photos, creating the design,
overseeing sub-committees and the printer.
committee, which is chaired by the VP of Fundraising, is responsible for
various fundraising initiatives that take place
throughout the year. These include, but are not limited to, clothing sale,
pre-order snack, seasonal events etc.
& TALENTED*: This
committee's goal is to address the needs of above-average students with special
talents in academics, art or music.
SAFETY & ECOLOGY*: This
committee addresses health, safety and environmental concerns of parents,
faculty and students. The committee
arranges for workshops, seminars and discussions on various issues such as
eating disorders, bullying, lice, internet safety, etc.
committee organizes a boutique providing students an opportunity to purchase
holiday gifts for family and friends.
The boutique occurs during school hours and is held in late November or
NIGHT: This committee is responsible for organizing a
hands-on, interactive experience where diverse countries and their traditions
and cultures are represented. Baylis families and students are involved in
contributing to the success of the event.
committee organizes a two day orientation program for incoming kindergarteners
held in the spring which provides introductions to other incoming
kindergarteners, a school tour, stories, arts & crafts, and a bus trip
around the neighborhood.
YOUR CANDIDATE*: This
Council committee provides a forum for prospective School Board Candidates to
present their views to the public.
members attend District-wide meetings to learn about new legislation affecting
the school. They inform the Baylis PTA about such legislation.
LUNCHES: The Baylis PTA provides
different lunch options for sale to students from late September through
June. The committees also coordinate
parents who volunteer to help serve lunches
SUPPLIES: This committee is perfect for people who like
to shop! The committee is responsible
for shopping for the paper products and any other items needed for PTA
committee organizes a boutique featuring various items for students to buy as
Father's Day gifts. It is held on a
school day prior to Father's Day.
committee organizes a social event to welcome parents that are new to Baylis
(parents of incoming kindergarten students and parents of students transferring
to Baylis). Parents are given an
opportunity to meet other new parents and PTA Board members. The reception occurs before the first PTA
meeting in September.
This committee publishes
the award-winning Baylis PTA newsletter, the Baylis Bugle. The newsletter is a
vital communication link between school and home on local, state and national
PTA news as well as activities within the school. Committee members will help
write articles, take photographs, and coordinate their submission to the local
media, in addition to updating the Publicity board located in the school.
committee organizes events throughout the year such in order to raise awareness
of good nutrition. The chair also
attends Council Nutrition Committee meetings with other schools.
PARP (Parents As Reading Partners): This committee runs a reading
program that encourages adults reading with children and organizes all of the
components for the program. This committee may work with Baylis educators to
develop a cohesive, hands-on program.
committee meets twice a year and formulates questions and concerns for
submission to Syosset School District Administration and the Superintendent of
Schools. The committee solicits questions and concerns from Baylis parents
regarding Syosset schools as a whole.
Issues specific only to Baylis are addressed by the school Principal.
committee runs a contest sponsored by the National PTA. Each year, a theme is chosen and students
from all schools in the District are invited to submit an entry in one of four
categories: literature, visual arts,
photography or music. Judges choose
winners from each school in each category.
Winners move from county to state to national competitions.
COMMUNITY MAILING*: This committee organizes the
direct mail portion of the fund drive and distributes posters in September. All
funds raised grant college scholarships to outstanding Syosset High School
THEATER JOURNAL*: This committee organizes the direct mail
solicitation for an ad in the Theater Playbill.
Each school is responsible for obtaining five ads. (January-March)
THEATER PARTY*: This
committee publicizes and organizes ticket sales for the SHS Senior Play in
March. Committee members sell tickets at
Baylis and one night of the performance.
BOARD REPORTER: Representatives from this committee attend Syosset
School Board meetings and inform the Baylis PTA about issues discussed at the
meetings. The chair is responsible for
writing an article in each Baylis Bugle
& COMMUNITY*: This
committee addresses concerns of parents, faculty and students about events
happening in the community that affect the schools within the District. The committee studies issues, gathers and
disseminates information about topics like protection of ground water, proposed
Cerro-site Mall, location of new cell towers, etc.
committee coordinates this fundraiser in early spring. The pre-packaged back to school supply kits
contain the school supplies requested for the students by the teachers. The committee helps with the coordination and
distribution in June.
committee works with parents, faculty and students to address concerns and
issues related to the needs of special education
students such as gifted children and those with occupational, speech and
physical therapy needs and disabilities such as autism, ADD, reading issues,
committee is responsible for creative ideas for a sale which allows students an
opportunity to purchase items for their mothers, grandmothers, aunts or other
special women in their lives. The
one-day sale occurs during school hours a few days before Mother's Day.
SPRING FEST CARNIVAL: This
committee organizes a carnival for the whole family which is held at Baylis on
a Saturday in the spring. There are
games to play, raffles, and food for sale at this PTA fundraiser.
RECOGNITION LUNCHEON: This
committee provides the Baylis faculty and staff with an end of the school year
& MEANS*: This
committee raises money to subsidize programs for District-wide Council
WEBSITE: This committee will help develop
and maintain our new Baylis PTA website.
This District-wide committee promotes awareness
and sponsors prevention programs for wellness issues such as AIDS, substance