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Ways to Get Involved

posted Sep 16, 2018, 4:34 PM by Sonia Chiu
We hope you are having a great start to the school year.  We have a fun year planned and there are many ways for our Bobcat Families to get involved.  

Whether you are creative or organized; outgoing or like to work independently; have a fixed schedule or some flexibility -- THERE IS A PLACE FOR EVERYONE!  

Check out these committees that need a helping hand:  

Scholastic Book Fair -- The Book Fair committee is meeting this Monday 9/17 at 10:30am.  Any Ben Hem parent that loves books and loves having their children read books is invited to join us.  The Book Fair is one of the BEST committees at Ben Hem.  All the kids love the fair and parent volunteers jump at the opportunity to staff the fair.  This year's fair is December 3-7.  If you would like to join us and learn more about the committee, please email angimacdonnell@gmail.com.

Monster Mash -- The Monster Mash is a highlight of the Halloween season for many of our Bobcats and we need many parents to bring this event together!  Help plan games, arts and crafts, and other activities -- which you can do on your own time, any time!  This year's Monster Mash is October 26.  To help, please email vmcgrath@benhempto.org.

Cultural Arts -- Come join the Cultural Arts Committee!  The Cultural Arts Committee supplements classroom curriculum by bringing enriching performances in art, music, dance, puppetry and many other artistic endeavors to the students.  We are so fortunate that our PTO has made a strong commitment to bringing Cultural Arts to Ben-Hem students and as a committee member you can be a part of it first-hand.  The committee meets just a few times per year, usually Friday mornings right after drop off, and each member will get to organize one or two events throughout the year (daytime availability needed for your events).  It is so great to see the excitement on the kids’ faces as they witness and participate in the many different Cultural Arts experiences.  Interested?  Please email djtuck@gmail.com.

Holiday Fair -- 
During the month of December, Ben-Hem transforms into a winter shopping extravaganza with local artisans and our very own Bobcat kid vendors ready to help make your holiday shopping a fun and easy experience.  Help coordinate this event!  Main tasks are inviting and coordinating local artisans and Bobcat kid vendors and collecting vendor payments in advance of the event - all of which can be done on your own time.  On the day of, help check-in vendors and assist where needed - it’s that easy.  Email 
ktonelwong@benhempto.org if you're interested.

An Evening Out (AEO) -- In the coming months, you'll hear more about the AEO to be held on March 23.  AEO is the Ben-Hem PTO's adult only school social/auction that is held every two years.  It is our single biggest fundraiser and is critical to the success of PTO programming.  It's a fun event that will include food, cocktails, silent auction, dancing and entertainment.  And we need your help to make this Ben-Hem tradition a success.  Don't have a lot of free time?  No experience with this sort of event?  No worries!  We've got something for everyone and plenty of support to go along with it!  This is a fun way to make a big difference for Ben-Hem.  Please email baarons@benhempto.org to learn more.

Do you own your own catering company??  Are you a restaurant owner, chef, or baker??  Or know someone who is and would be willing to help with the AEO this year?  We need you!  It’s a great way to promote your business while helping out Ben-Hem. Please contact the PTO Board at theboard@benhempto.org.


Thank you for your support in building a great community!

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