Fundraising

Membership
Membership

Chair:

This committee handles the PTA membership drive at the beginning of the year. We are striving for 100% membership!

Direct Donation Drive
Direct Donation Drive

Chair:
When:
All Year

Direct Donation Drive is the money raised by the PTA to cover the cost of programs at Arnold Elementary that are not paid by the state or school district. Currently, the PTA pays for all enrichment programs on campus which typically costs more than $50,000 annually. All contributions are tax deductible and confidential. ANY contribution amount makes a difference!

eScrip
eScrip

Chair:
When:
School Year

An easy way to support Arnold... learn more about our Rebate Rewards Program and then sign up at select stores (like Ralphs, Vons, Target). When you shop, Arnold earns money. Or clip box tops and Arnold earns money. It's that easy!

Book Fair
Book Fair

Chair:
(none)
When:
Sept 2016 | June 2017

The PTA sponsors two book fairs during the school year. The Book Fair is open before and after school each day for one week in Sept. and one week in May. Need volunteers for cashier positions and "floaters" to help the kids find books, straighten up book shelves, tear-down etc.

Chair Person: OPEN

Parent Support

Office Volunteer
Office Volunteer

Chair:
When:
Year Round

The position assists a SPECIFIC classroom teacher (usually your student's) from making copies to completing other miscellaneous jobs for the classroom.
Room Parent
Room Parent

Chair:
When:
Year Round

Work with a specific classroom teacher to help organize class parties, volunteer for field trips, assist with classroom activities when necessary, etc.) throughout the school year.
Class Librarian
Class Librarian

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year Round

The school library is funded by the PTA and book check in/check out process is computerized. We need volunteers to staff the library for each classroom.
Volunteer - General
Volunteer - General

Chair:
When:
School Year

Parent will receive a list of upcoming volunteer opportunities via email so I can see what's available throughout the year.

Community Relations

Honorary Service
Honorary Service

Chair:
When:
February

The Honorary Service Award is presented during our February PTA meeting. It is awarded to individuals who have shown extensive service to the children in our community. Nomination forms are sent home in January. Please take the time to
nominate a community member for this honor.
Scholarship
Scholarship

Chair:
(none)
When:
May

Each year, Arnold PTA funds a college scholarship for a former Arnold Student. To apply for the scholarship, check with your high school counselor. Scholarships are awarded at our June PTA meeting.
Family Feast Nights
Family Feast Nights

Chair:
When:
Year Round

Family Feast Nights will be held at local restaurants throughout the year. Participating restaurants donate a portion of the proceeds to the PTA. Check Alleycat Times (and eBlasts) for more information.
School Beautification
School Beautification

Chair:
(none)
When:
May 6, 2017

Volunteers needed to help with a variety of " handyman" type projects around the campus. This event takes place on Saturday morning typically from 8 am to noon.
Relay for Life
Relay for Life

Chair:
(none)
When:
April

Relay For Life is a life-changing event that helps communities across the globe celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.
Teachers' Appreciation Week & Luncheon
Teachers' Appreciation Week & Luncheon

Chair:
(none)
When:
Spring

Help get donation of food items and beverages as part of the luncheon for Teacher Appreciation Week; assist with set up and clean up.
Welcome Back Staff Luncheon (2016-2017)
Welcome Back Staff Luncheon (2016-2017)

Chair:
(none)
When:
Sept. 2016

Enrichment

Emergency Prep
Emergency Prep

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Should an emergency or disaster situation ever arise in our area while school is in session, please be assured that our school and school district have prepared and continue to update our emergency plans. However, your cooperation is essential to support your child who may be at school when such an emergency occurs
Book Night
Book Night

Chair:
When:
December 2017
Adventures in Art
Adventures in Art

Chair:
When:
School Year

Adventures in Art (AIA) provides art instruction to each student at Arnold. Projects are presented by docents and are based on the artwork of a worldly artist. An art show is presented in the Cafeteria during the school's Portfolio Celebration in Spring.
Healthy Ever After Docent
Healthy Ever After Docent

Chair:
When:
School Year

Healthy Ever After is a nutrition program focusing on the importance of making healthy food choices. A major element in the success of the program is parent involvement. Parents meet five times a year to learn a variety of nutritional lessons from a registered dietician. In these lessons, parents or "docents" are given vital information and scripts to take to their schools in order to educate the students on various nutrition topics.
Reflections
Reflections

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When:
Oct 3-28 2016

This program gives children the opportunity to explore their artistic and creative nature in four categories: literature, music, photography and visual arts. Entrants are judged locally with the possibility of going on to state and national levels. Please encourage your child to participate in this program.

Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week

Chair:
(none)
When:
Oct 24 - 28, 2016

Red Ribbon Week activities are aimed at encouraging students to remain "Drug Free". Need volunteers to assist with setting up the various activities for the week.
Heroes Week
Heroes Week

Chair:
(none)
When:
Feb 6 - 10, 2017

The students honor our firefighters, police, military and our other important heroes while learning about safety.
Fun Run
Fun Run

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When:
Oct 31 - Nov 10, 2016

All students are encouraged to participate in this PTA sponsored fundraising event. Volunteers are needed for each class to track the number of laps by student. The event takes place on Thursday, March 10th from 9 AM to 12 PM.
Earth Week
Earth Week

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When:
April 17 - 22, 2017

Earth Week activities are designed to provide students opportunities to learn how to care for their environment.
Bike Rodeo
Bike Rodeo

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When:
March 17, 2017

Co-sponsored by the PTA and the Torrance Fire Department, students in grades 3 - 5 will compete against students in their own grade level on an obstacle course designed to test their skills in handling a bicycle. The winner in each grade level continues onto the city-wide competition.
Track Team
Track Team

Chair:
(none)
When:
June

Volunteers needed to help the Arnold Track Team at practices (one time a week, after school) and on the day of the Track Meet.

Family Fun Nights

Carnival
Carnival

Chair:
When:
April 28 2017

Chairs and volunteers needed to plan and carry out our amazing multicultural carnival celebration. Looking for those interested in helping out with games, food, ticket sales, events and performers, advertising and day of help.
Family Movie Nights
Family Movie Nights

Chair:
When:
School Year

2 to 3 times a year students and families are invited to watch a movie on a Friday night in the Cafeteria. Need volunteers for set up, help with food (like popping popcorn), etc.
Variety Show
Variety Show

Chair:
When:
March 30th. 2017

Each year, students may try-out to participate in the Variety Show. Students are given the opportunity to display their talents to an audience of family and friends.

Communication

Registration Day (2016-2017)
Registration Day (2016-2017)

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When:
Aug-Sept 2016
Yearbook Production
Yearbook Production

Chair:
(none)
When:
School Year

This group of volunteers produces the annual Arnold Elementary yearbook available for purchase by students and staff, and delivered in June. The yearbook features every class and highlights other activities that occur during the school year. We need wanna-be photographers to take candid pictures of students participating in various school-wide and grade-level activities throughout the year. Also, need volunteers to create page layouts by class. Lots of opportunities to help out!

Merchandise

Yearbook
Yearbook

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Arnold Elementary produces an annual yearbook filled with pictures highlighting class and school activities that occur during the school year.
Spirit Wear
Spirit Wear

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We sell high quality t-shirts and sweatshirts with our school colors and logo. Parents can purchase these items at the beginning of the and kids can wear them on Fridays - Arnold's spirit day.