Student Life

Family Fun
Family Fun

Chair:
When:
Throughout year; moderate time commitment

Organize events such as bingo night, movie night, year-end celebration, etc... including publicity, vendors, volunteers, ticketing, and raffles.
Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week

Chair:
When:
Fall; minimal time commitment

Assist in preparing activities for this making healthy choices awareness campaign one week in October.
Spirit Wear
Spirit Wear

Chair:
When:
Fall & Winter; minimal time commitment

Help take and distribute orders for Portola Springs logo items for school spirit occasions. We sell high quality t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other apparel with our school colors and logo.
Parent and Me Events
Parent and Me Events

Chair:
(none)
When:
Winter, Early Spring; Moderate Time Committment

This committee will be in charge of planning the Father/Daughter Dance and the Mother/Son Event.

Community Service

Candy Drive
Candy Drive

Chair:
When:
Fall

Fall Operation Gratitude Candy Drive
Every Fall the Portola Springs PTA joins forces with Operation gratitude to send extra Halloween Candy to military personnel all over the world.
Chairperson to create a collection bin, posters, flyers, social media and website posts.
PTA board members will coordinate shipping of candy.
Jacket Drive
Jacket Drive

Chair:
When:
Winter

Organize a winter jacket drive, with donations delivered to the Orange County Rescue Mission the first week of Winter Break.
Chairperson to create flyers, website and social media posts, and posters to hang around campus.
provide a bin in the office for collection, and a small prize bag for students to select a prize from if they participate.

Fundraisers

Book Fair
Book Fair

Chair:
When:
Fall and Spring

The Book Fair helps raise money to purchase books for our school library. Volunteers are needed to help with unpack and pack up the Fair, helping shoppers locate products, serving as a cashier, bagger or crowd control.
Shop & Earn
Shop & Earn

Chair:
When:
Throughout Year; minimal time commitment

Earn money for Portola Springs Elementary just by shopping at your regular stores (Ralphs, Vons, Amazon, Boxtops, etc...). Check it out!

Jog A Thon
Jog A Thon

Chair:
(none)
When:
Spring; moderate time commitment

Jogathon is our annual PTA spring fundraiser in the form of a running/walking marathon. The purpose of this activity, other than supporting our school, is to treat our children to a healthy group activity full of fun. This committee organizes and implements the event that fosters community spirit, unity, and fun. Committee is responsible for gathering volunteers, concessions, communication of event, pledge forms, etc...
Pledge Drive
Pledge Drive

Chair:
When:
Fall

The Portola Springs PTA asks all parents for a once-a-year donation to support the education of our children. Your donation is needed more than ever this year to help establish our newly founded PTA and provide resources that enrich our children’s education. Please consider making a generous contribution to the PTA annual pledge drive. We need to work together to fill the holes left by state budget cuts to ensure that our children have a quality education.

Our pledge drive goal is to have all families at Portola Springs participate. This is our primary fundraiser for the school year. By having all families participate, it allows us to limit additional fundraising activities and requests throughout the remainder of the school year. Our suggested pledge is $150 per child. All contributions are tax deductible and confidential. ANY contribution amount makes a difference!

Portola Springs Tax ID#90-1043145

Silent Auction
Silent Auction

Chair:
When:
Ealry spring; minimal time commitment

All auction proceeds benefit Portola Springs Elementary PTA and help fund school and classroom needs such as library books, technology, field trips, and reimbursement of teachers’ out-of-pocket expenses.

Community Relations

Hospitality/Bakers
Hospitality/Bakers

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout year; moderate time commitment

This committee is instrumental in helping all families at Portola Springs PTA feel welcome. They accomplish this by inviting new families to Coffee with the Principal, inviting them to upcoming PTA and school events, providing baked goods as requested for PTA and school activities, etc... They also coordinate a Back-to-School Coffee and a New Family Welcome Event.
Business Partnerships
Business Partnerships

Chair:
When:
Throughout year; moderate time commitment

This committee is responsible for maintaining a relationship with local businesses that regularly donate to Portola Springs Elementary and ensuring all requests are appropriate. This person also maintains a record of all requested/received donations and ensures that our community donors are recognized and appreciated for their support. No cold-calling needed - all relationships previously established.
Staff Appreciation
Staff Appreciation

Chair:
When:
Late Spring; moderate/minimal time commitment

Organize volunteers to provide refreshments and meals in teachers’ lounge during the week and coordinate activities with the students and room parents throughout the week.
Membership
Membership

Chair:

This committee handles the PTA membership drive at the beginning of the year. We are striving for 100% membership!
Newsletter, Social Media, Website
Newsletter, Social Media, Website

Chair:
When:
Throughout the school year

Work with the PTA Board to send periodic updates of school events, notices and announcements via email blasts, Facebook page and PTA website.

Family Fun

Art Assembly
Art Assembly

Chair:
When:
Winter, December 21

Art Assembly.
In conjunction with Segerstrom Arts Programs, an assembly for parents and students to join together for an evening art project with instruction.

General Enrichment

Reflections
Reflections

Chair:
(none)
When:
Fall; minimal/moderate time commitment

Volunteers needed in the fall to help exhibit student artwork and turn in entries to the Irvine PTA Reflections Committee.

PTA Sponsored Events

Multi Cultural Festival
Multi Cultural Festival

Chair:
(none)
When:
Winter/spring, February 23

The PTA is happy to announce a Multi Cultural Festival. We are fortunate to all live and work in a very diverse community and we would like to take the opportunity to celebrate our school's many ethnic backgrounds. Participants can create a table top display of goods, foods, clothing items, spices, photographs, arts, and music from their native backgrounds. Join the festival today to ensure your culture is displayed! Each Chairperson will design and create a cultural display for their native background! Feel free to work together with your friends!

Other

Craft/Decorating Committee
Craft/Decorating Committee

Chair:
(none)

This committee will work with other committees and create crafts/decorations, etc for school events.
Portola Pacers Running Club
Portola Pacers Running Club

Chair:
(none)
When:
Winter into Spring

The Portola Pacers is a physical fitness based program designed to get students and the community moving and excited about exercise, and running, and setting goals. Throughout the program students will meet with the chairperson once per week to complete a one mile run, with the culmination being the last mile with students and any parents running together at the annual "Kids Run the OC" OC Marathon event. This is a very fun, engaging, and rewarding event. It is a bit time consuming. great if you can get a few friends together to organize and work this program together.
We hope to collaborate with the Portola Springs PE team, however this program needs a chair person to organize race registration, t shirts, and volunteers. If you are interested, please contact Marjaneh Iida at info@portolaspringspta.org