Book Fair Committee
The Book Fair Committee is responsible for running two (fall and spring) Scholastic Book Fairs. The fall book fair takes place in November, in conjunction with Holiday shopping. The spring book fair is held in March and coincides with Breakfast Buddies. This committee needs a significant number of volunteers to serve as cashiers (training provided) and to help children locate books.
1.) Fall Book Fair: Volunteers are needed throughout the school day and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening.
2.) Spring Book Fair: Volunteers are needed starting at 8:30 a.m. and during Breakfast Buddies (starting at 7:15 a.m.), and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening.
We ask volunteers to work in 2 hour shifts. In addition we need parents to serve on the Planning Committee. Duties include helping to plan the fall and spring book fairs and overseeing events as they take place. The time commitment is minimal and this is a great way to help out Sargent School.
Breakfast Buddies is a fun event where parents and their children can enjoy breakfast together before school. Six to seven volunteers are needed on each day that week to perform one or more of the following tasks:
1. Set up buffet table with floral arrangements and food/condiments
2. Serve at buffet table and replenish food items
3. Man beverage table
4. Prepare hot cocoa in advance
5. Set up coffee pots with hot water for tea
6. Assist with clean-up
7. Misc tasks such as grocery shop etc.
Copying & Laminating Committee
Volunteers are needed twice a week for copying and laminating work in the office. A rotating schedule will be set with Monday mornings being a definite, the second day to be determined. Training will be provided.
The North Andover Schools Enrichment Council is a volunteer-run, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Founded in 1986, its mission is to support, strengthen and enrich the North Andover school curriculum by providing in-school cultural and educational programs in the Sciences and Humanities. Volunteers are needed to plan the show schedules and assist performers on the day of the show.
Without this committee, we would not be able to sponsor all the wonderful programs that the children enjoy throughout the year. This committee is always looking for new and innovative ways to fundraise.
Run in conjunction with the Fall Book Fair, Holiday Shopping gives children a chance to shop for gifts for their family and friends. Volunteers are needed to help them make their selections.
Help oversee on-going playground maintenance, including the purchase and installation of new equipment, follow-up any safety issues, arrange for mulch to be delivered and spread, and periodically help clean up trash and debris.
Staff Appreciation Week
This is the week set aside throughout the district to show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate what they do for our children. At Sargent we show our appreciation in the following ways:
1. Breakfast each morning.
2. A Luncheon on the curriculum day of that week.
3. A drawing for a homemade dinner each day
4. Hand-made gifts for the teachers and staff (coordinated by Room Parents with students)
5. Drop off and morning playground supervision
This is a very popular Sargent event. We have moved it to January, a time when many families are looking for activities. It is a family fun night that has included games, crafts, bake walk.. Needless to say, we need MANY, MANY volunteers to make this event a success. Volunteers are needed both for planning and set up.
Landscaping/Woodland Study Area
The Landscaping Committee is responsible for the maintenance and beautification of various areas on the school grounds. This committee typically meets three times a year (early in the school year, late winter and again in the spring) to do the gardening work. The committee members are responsible for weeding, planting spring bulbs and fall mums, maintaining and mulching the flowerbeds, trimming shrubs and other jobs to tidy and beautify the school grounds. No experience is needed, just a desire to be outdoors and help keep the school grounds looking nice.
Sargent has a Woodland Study Area on the east side of the property. It hosts a variety of native plants and animals and boasts a walking trail. All students are welcome to use it, and the fifth grade studies the area throughout the school year. Volunteers are needed to help clear the trails, remove harmful plants, and maintain the wooden walkways.