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PTA's mission is to fully support students throughout their time in school - from nurturing their experience in the classroom to advocating for their education, health and safety. With volunteerism at the heart of PTA, your membership counts. Plus, there are perks!

Committees

We are looking for help!  This is a list of our current committees. Volunteers run all of these committees. We hope that you will want to be involved with a committee or two and help enrich our campus community. For more details and/or if you would like to sign up as a chair or committee member for one of these committees please reach out to our board in person, via email at howardnormanpta@gmail.com or via FB messenger. 

FUNDRAISING 

Description: Work with the board to organize and coordinate fundraising opportunities and help promote our restaurant Spirit Nights.

Committee Chair(s): Andrea van der Hoeven

Committee Members: Amanda Powell, Corina Zepeda, Jazlyn Wiles

 

MEMBERSHIP 

Description: Help encourage and enable Howard Norman parents to join the PTA. Chair is responsible for gathering PTA dues and making sure that our member roster stays up to date. Chair works closely with treasurer to make sure that dues are paid to TX and National PTAs on time every month as necessary.

Committee Chair(s): Brandy Bianco

Committee Members: 

 

CANDY GRAMS

Description: Help the committee chair promote, organize and make and distribute the candy grams for different holidays.

Committee Chair(s): Position Open

Committee Members: Rachel Buenrostro-Quintero, 

SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS 

Description: Help the committee chair promote, organize and distribute the annual school supply orders.

Committee Chair(s): Selene Higgs

Committee Members: 

 

BLEACHER CREATURE 

Description: Bleacher Creatures are HISD students who support HISD Athletics. Volunteers help keep HNES students safe and accounted for during our annual Bleacher Creature Spirit Night when students get to run across the football field before kick-off.

Committee Chair(s): Anna Chuey

Committee Members: Jason Ramirez

 

BOOK FAIR 

Description: Work with our librarian to decorate, set up and take down Book Fair in the fall and spring.

Committee Chair(s): Ashley Bankston

Committee Members: Corina Zepeda, Rachel Buenrostro-Quintero

 

STAFF APPRECIATION 

Description: Chair works closely with board to plan and coordinate staff appreciation events throughout the year.

Committee Chair(s): Anna Chuey

Committee Members: Andra Velasquez

 

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR 

Description: Solicits and organizes volunteers for various events throughout the year. This job is extremely important, our volunteers are the heart of our PTA.

Committee Chair(s): Position Open

Committee Members: 

 

FALL CARNIVAL AND SILENT AUCTION 

Description: This is a huge event, and there are many ways to volunteer. Jobs of all sizes and types exist. Committee chair, members, and at least 1 board member meet to coordinate the fall event and the logistics of the silent auction. Jobs include: Marketing the event to HNES families, soliciting donations from businesses (by phone and in person), booking DJ, booking inflatables, day of event set up/tear down/clean up, concession booth set up/run/clean up, ticket booth sales, solicit and organize parent and ms/hs student volunteers. Takes place on Friday, October 26, 2018.

Committee Chair(s): Anna Chuey (Event), Andrea van der Hoeven (Silent Auction)

Committee Members: Andrea Velasquez, Josalyn Loggins, Kerri Land

 

VALENTINE’S DANCE 

Description: Committee chair and members and at least 1 board member meet to plan and execute our first ever Valentine’s Dance. Jobs include: Marketing event to HNES families, buying/setting up/selling concessions, booking DJ, set up/take down/clean up before and after dance. Soliciting and organizing volunteers to chaperone dance, run concessions, and at the door ticket sales. Event will take place on Friday, February 8, 2019.

Committee Chair(s): Position Open

Committee Members: Andrea Velasquez, Josalyn Loggins

 

SPRING CARNIVAL 

Description: Committee chair, members and at least 1 board member meet to coordinate the Spring Carnival. Jobs include: Marketing the event to HNES families, booking DJ, booking inflatables, day of event set up/tear down/clean up, concession booth set up/run/clean up, ticket booth sales, solicit and organize parent and ms/hs student volunteers. Event date TBD.

Committee Chair(s): Position Open

Committee Members: Andrea Velasquez, Josalyn Loggins

 

FIELD DAY 

Description: Work with Coach H and Coach Medina to help coordinate field day events. Book inflatables and help if/where needed.

Committee Chair(s): Position Open

Committee Members: Andrea Velasquez, Josalyn Loggins

TALENT SHOW

Description: We would like to bring back the Spring talent show to let our talented students shine!

Committee Chair(s): Position Open

Committee Members: Jason Ramirez, Josalyn Loggins

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