Book Fair: This committee helps set up, decorate the media center and perform break down of the displays for the Book Fair to be held in September. Committee members will schedule volunteers for shifts during the day and one evening during Family Night. Committee co-chairs: Kellie Newbold, knewboldprints@gmail.com Kelly Evers, ckevers523@gmail.com Wendy Ferris, wendy.ferris@yahoo.com

 

Business Partners: The Business Partners Committee initiates and maintains all contact with SAE “Friends” and “Partners” throughout the school year.  This committee also solicits advertisements for our family directory. Committee co-chairs: Claire Robinson, clairerobi@gmail.com and Elsa Simcik, elsasimcik@hotmail.com.

 

Dad’s Club: The Sweet Apple Elementary Dad’s Club is a great way for dads to get involved in their child’s school. The Dad’s Club sponsors various social events throughout the year including the Annual Batter Up Pancake Breakfast, quarterly Dad’s Club Breakfast, Wow Day and Field Day. Committee chair: Patrick Cahill, pjcahilljr@gmail.com.

 

Directory: This committee oversees the SAE School Directory. The committee gathers family contact information provided by the school and works with a local printer to create the book. This committee oversees selling and distributing the directory. Committee Chair: Colleen Spanier, colleenspanier@bellsouth.net

 

Earth Balloon: This committee will organize volunteers for the first and third grade classes, which visit the Earth Balloon in January. The Earth Balloon fills a quarter of the gym and is large enough to hold an entire class of students. Students tour the earth to lean about the continents, equator and other geographical points of interest on our planet. (scripts and talking points already exist!)

 

Fall Family Picnic: This committee will organize the Fall Family Picnic, which will occur in October. Responsibilities include coordinating with the Dads Club for various games, selecting food vendors and acquiring a DJ/ Emcee for entertainment.  Committee Chair: Jenn Peznola, jennpeznola@gmail.com

 

Family Dance: This committee oversees all aspects of the SAE Family Dance. The dance will take place on January. Committee chair: Natasha Cary, natashacary@gmail.com

 

Fifth Grade Finale/Legacy Gift: This committee will work with school administration to identify a Legacy Gift for the fifth grade class and coordinate students in fundraising for the gift. The committee will also work with the fifth grade teachers to plan and oversee all graduation week festivities for the fifth grade class. Events typically include student/parent kickball game, yearbook signing, dance, and graduation ceremony. Committee co-chairs: Marnie Allen, marnie4@comcast.net and Kelly Erhardt, kellyehrhardt@gmail.com

 

Float Committee: This committee will be responsible for designing and building the SAE Float for the Roswell Youth Day Parade held in October, The committee will work closely with the SAE Art Department to include art projects from all students at the school, but will otherwise be responsible for the float. Committee co-chairs: Caroline Lanier, caroline.lanier@mckesson.com and Jaime Kohler, jaimetimothy@yahoo.com

 

Grandparents Day: This committee will coordinate the Grandparents Day celebration on September 1st. Responsibilities include a welcome breakfast and decorations. Committee co-chairs: Sara Ippolito, saraipp512@gmail.com and Marnie Allen, marnie4@comcast.net

 

Hospitality: This committee will oversee the three teacher appreciation lunches (food provided by parents of specific grade levels, plan the events for Teacher Appreciation Week and acquire awards/presentations for the Teacher of the Year breakfast.  Committee co-chairs: Lindsay Lavin, lindsaylavin@yahoo.com and Corby Cook, corbylcook@aol.com

 

InterAct Club: Interact is an after-school club for 4th and 5th graders where students will learn about community service and participate in activities that foster goodwill, civic responsibility, leadership and respect for others. The club will meet once a month. Volunteers will help as needed with activities.  Committee co-chairs: Tina Poland, tinapoland@mckennamediagroup.com and Kim Lawrence Kimberly.lawrence@bcbsga.com

 

K and 1st Literacy Fair: The students rotate through stations, which promote reading and writing. Volunteers are needed to help organize and run the stations. The literacy fair will take place in February or March.

 

Mimosa Valentine Exchange: This committee will advertise and organize the collection of Valentine donations to be given to students at Mimosa Elementary. This is an elementary school with a large population of students receiving free and reduced lunch and who cannot afford to purchase valentines for exchange. As a service project, Sweet Apple collects unopened boxes of valentines so that all students at Mimosa can participate in the time-honored tradition of exchanging valentines. Committee Chair: Sandra Girona, gironas@att.net

 

Meet The Experts: This program is open to all students who want to showcase a specific passion or expertise. Students will display their talent or knowledge on a trifold. Volunteers will help plan and organize the event, which will occur in February. Committee co-chairs: Danna Lively, dannlively@yahoo.com and Jen Thompson, jenmt@bellsouth.net

 

Media Center: Volunteers are needed to assist the media center specialists with student book searches, shelving books and checking resources in and out of media center. Media center specialists provide a brief training on your first day. Volunteer monthly, weekly or daily! Committee Chair: Ashlee Jaeggi, araiser@yahoo.com

 

Rebate Program: The Rebate Committee collects and compiles Box Tops for Education labels throughout the school year. The members also help publicize the program and oversee monthly classroom contests. Committee co-chairs: Nicole Britt, nicolejbritt@hotmail.com and Leah Smither, leahtsmither@gmail.com

 

Reel Readers: This is a book club for 4th and 5th graders. Students read a pre-determined book, stay after school on a Friday afternoon to discuss the book and watch the movie. Volunteers are expected to read the book and help lead discussions. October, January and March. Committee co-chairs: Kelly Evers, kevers@jmsadvisors.com and Jenny Dittmore, jennydittmore@yahoo.com

 

Science Lab: Each class will visit the science lab 5 times a year. The Chair will coordinate with our new Science lab teacher, Mrs. O’Connell, to ensure volunteers are scheduled for each lab by keeping in contact with room parents. Also, may help with organization and any prep work for labs.

 

Spirit Nights: The chairs work with SAE administration to coordinate all of the Spirit Night events (such as restaurant nights and Sky Zone nights) throughout the year. They help publicize events with marketing materials and information in the Slice. Committee Chair: Valerie Larson, Valerie.larson@hotmail.com

 

Spirit Wear: The Spirit Wear Committee works with a graphic designer to select SAE spirit wear styles and then sells SAE spirit wear at many school events throughout the school year. Committee co-chairs: Denise Ferguson, dtferguson05@yahoo.com and Jen Gallagher, jengallagher@bellsouth.net

 

Talent Night: This committee coordinates the annual student talent night, from recruiting and approving acts to scheduling the event. This is a family favorite event to be held March! Committee chair: Jennifer Rodman, jcrodman@yahoo.com.

 

Walk to School Day: This committee will organize the Walk to School Day event, including scheduling a guest walker and organizing coffee and pastries for walkers. This event occurs in occurs in October. Committee chair: MaryAnne Codelli, macode@bellsouth.net

 

Welcome Wolves: This committee recruits experienced SAE parents to serve as “mentors” who will be available to answer questions of families that are new to SAE. Duties include pairing mentors with new families and organizing a meet and greet breakfast in August. Committee Chair: Risa Bernarnd, risabernard@gmail.com

 

WOFTW: WOFTW is SAE’s Direct Giving Campaign. This committee oversees all aspects of the campaign, including PR, fund collection, corporate matches and donor incentives.  Committee co-chairs: Ben and Kristen Sullivan, ben.sulliv@gmail.com, kristenheath@gmail.com and Laura Donnes, laladonstudio@gmail.com

 

WOW Day: 2nd through 5th grade students choose and attend workshops to learn something new. Parent volunteers are needed to run workshops. If you have a talent or expertise that you would like to share with our students, we need you!  Committee co-chairs: Arrie Lugar, arrielugar@yahoo.com and Jaycie Mirabella, jayciemirabella@kw.com

 

Vision & Hearing Screening: This committee recruits, schedules and organizes parent volunteers for the hearing and vision screening held in September. Committee Chair: Libby Bien, M.D. libbyruka@gmail.com

 

Yearbook: This committee creates and sells the School Yearbook. Photographers/graphics specialist and layout coordinators are welcome to join. Training is provided. Committee co-chairs: MaryAnne Codelli, macode@bellsouth.net