HSA Committees

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Committee NameCommittee Description
APPAREL SALE:Committee members assist in the sale and distribution of NBS-themed clothing and accessories, each season.
BOOK FAIRSBook Fairs: Volunteers are needed to help set up tables, assist children in book selection, and sell books. Sale runs during school hours and after school. Volunteers are also needed for set-up and break-down of the fair. These Fairs typically occur in October, March, and June. Additionally, there is an on-line option available for the Book Fair.
LIBRARY COMMITTEELibrary Help: Come in during your child’s library time to assist with book exchange and general library maintenance. No library experience is necessary! The librarian and/or another parent volunteer or school aide will show you the ropes and you’ll be a pro in no time! Volunteer Coordinator assists the librarian in scheduling the other parent volunteers for their time in the library throughout the year.

Reading Committee/Literacy Nights
The Reading Committee helps plan and implement a variety of literacy programs throughout the year including author visits, Read Across America, family literacy nights, April is Poetry Month, Battle of the Books, etc. Each year the committee plans a menu of engaging literacy events for the year and then works hard to make reading and literacy fun at North Boulevard. Planning meetings are usually after school, although the librarian can be flexible to accommodate work schedules. Also, you can still help out even if you cannot attend planning meetings. Many tasks can be done from home on your own time and many events happen in the evening–so there really is something to fit every schedule. In addition to the planners and creators, we need people to create decorations, gather supplies, send out invitations, etc.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION:This committee is responsible for coordinating the collection and tally of Box Tops for Education for each class throughout the school year.
CLASS PICTURES:Committee members are needed to assist photographers with organizing children on picture day and writing down photo numbers. Class pictures are taken during September.
CLASS PARENT COORDINATOR:The person in this role coordinates communication and activities with the HSA, teachers and Class Parents throughout the school year.
CLOTHING DRIVE:Collection of used clothes dropped off at the school and loaded into a truck as a donation to on a Saturday in the Spring.
DINE TO DONATE/PIZZA FUNDRAISERS:The volunteers for this event need to organize dine to donate activities with various establishments throughout the year. This does not take a lot of time and can be done primarily at home.
FALL HSA CARNIVAL:This event is an HSA sponsored event for the students at the school. The student CARNIVAL occurs during the school day. Volunteers needed to collaborate with the vendor and teachers during the day and typically occurs in October.
FIELD DAY:This committee organizes and plans for the Field Day activities which include volunteers to help with the planning process, food/water stations, set up and break down, physical activities and entertainment. This event typically occurs in May.
HOLIDAY SHOPS:This activity involves the purchasing and organizing of gifts to be sold to the students for December, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day. Volunteers may also needed to help sell during a 1-day event at lunch in December, May, and June.
5TH GRADE MEMORY BOOK:This committee works with the fifth grade teachers and the principal to plan, organize, and assemble a memory book that highlights the time the children spent at NBS. April – June. *5th Grade Committee Co-Chairs are typically chosen at the end of the 4th grade for the upcoming 5th grade.*
5TH GRADE PARTY:This committee plans the end-of-the-year party for the graduating 5th grade students. *5th Grade Committee Co-Chairs are typically chosen at the end of the 4th grade for the upcoming 5th grade.*
H.S.A. BOARD NOMINATING COMMITTEE:This committee is responsible for the written notification of open positions for the Spring Home and School Executive Board elections, keeping track of nominees, and presenting the nominees at the May Home and School general meeting. The ballot process starts in March/April and ends in May/June.
ART SHOW/ICE CREAM SOCIAL:Volunteers help organize and set up the Art show, purchase, and serve ice cream for an evening of sundae fun. This event may take place at any point throughout the school year.
SCIENCE FAIR:Volunteers assist the coordinator with setting up and running the NBS Science Fair in the spring.
SEASONAL PLANT SALES:Volunteers assist the coordinators on the scheduled pick-up days. This involves unloading and sorting the plants and distributing the orders during pick-up times at the school during the school year. First Mum sale starts in the early school year for delivery/pick up on Back to School Night.
TEACHER APPRECIATION:This committee typically plans for two events and/or a token of appreciation for the faculty during the year. This may include a “Welcome Back” Breakfast in September, an appreciation lunch during the Spring, and/or a token of appreciation for Teacher Appreciation Week.
TERRACYCLE/GREEN TEAM:This committee coordinates with the school and vendor to promote recycling. Various drop off boxes are stationed at the school and HSA Board throughout the year. The Chair coordinates with school for pick up as well as with vendor.
*NIGHT AT THE RACES NIGHT (1 of 3 MAJOR FUNDRAISER):Volunteers are needed to organize and set up the event, wrap baskets/gifts, and solicit donations from local businesses via e-mail, regular mail, telephone, and door-to-door appeals. This event includes sub-committees, as well as some activities that can be completed outside of school/work hours. On the night of the event, volunteers will be needed for a number of activities, including selling raffle tickets, selling 50/50s, collecting tickets at the door, and overseeing games. This event occurs late January and committee preparation begins late fall.
* COMEDY NIGHT (2 of 3 MAJOR FUNDRAISER):Volunteers needed to organize and set up the event. I On the night of the event, volunteers needed to check in, sell raffle tickets and 50.50’s. This event typically takes place in April.
* FUN RUN (3 of 3 MAJOR FUNDRAISER):This committee coordinates with the vendor, if applicable and/or the event chair. Volunteers needed for preparation of signs, set up and assisting to support Fun Run activities on the day of the event. Fundraising is done online per student per grade level. This event occurs late May/early June.
SMALLER EVENTS COMMITTEE:This committee and its volunteers orchestrate 2-4 small fundraising events throughout the school year based which include events such as the Movie Night, Bike Parade, Penny Wars, and Hot Cocoa Mugs, and other Parent and/or Family events that may be suggested by the HSA Board and its members.
WINTER DASH:This event occurs in December and is a festive, local fundraising event hosted by HSA. Committee responsible for soliciting volunteers to host a “location/stop” throughout the town during the Winter Dash. Additionally, committee volunteers assist in preparations, donations and planning routes and volunteer the night of the event. this event is focused on the community of Pequannock.