The Fun Run committee and the ACS Development office work together to organize this annual event. The event takes place on a Saturday, which allows for all members of the school community to participate. The event includes carnival games and other activities for young participants to enjoy with their family. The committee works to recruit, coordinate and direct the many volunteers needed both before and during the event. The Fun Run promotes health and fitness, and works to strengthen the ACS community.
Chairs: Katie Baldwin, Sarah Salam-Mustafa, Sara Foxson, and Helly Shah
This committee is responsible for planning and organizing the annual Book Fair. Some of the committee’s responsibilities include coordinating logistics with an outside vendor, managing the many parent volunteers who set up, staff and take down the fair, and establishing a system for accurately handling and tracking receipts. In addition there is a virtual component to the book fair that will need to be setup and organized. The committee works with the administration and teachers – who prepare wish lists for the classrooms and library – and is responsible for communications (e.g., posters, flyers, newsletters) to promote awareness of the fair. Proceeds from the Book Fair benefit enrichment programs offered to ACS students.
Date: Friday, October 15
Virtual Book Fair: Friday, October 15 - Tuesday, October 21
The Fall Fest Dinner committee is responsible for helping to plan the theme, decorations, food and logistics for this annual family get-together, which is served by the Eighth Group students. Other responsibilities include: recruiting, organizing, and directing the volunteers as well as assisting the Eighth Group students – who serve the dinner – in their preparation for the event. Tips from the Dinner Patrons go to the Eighth Group, who typically use it to purchase a class gift to the school.
Date: Friday, October 15
This committee helps plan and coordinate the sale of treats on specified days throughout the year. The sales, starting this year, will celebrate the end of each trimester by ending it with a treat. These days will occur on the actual trimester end at lunchtime. The committee organizes volunteers to help pick up the treats, set up, staff the sales floor/booth, and clean up and close out sales. Proceeds benefit enrichment programs offered to ACS students at Gatherings.
Chairs: Komilla Chawla, Jenny McKendall, Palak Bhagat, and Jane Malhotra
Holiday House is planned and organized by this committee. The committee works to secure a diverse group of local vendors that furthers the HSA Misson by promoting community both within the school and our broader community. Responsibilities include coordinating logistics with the vendors as well as organizing the parent volunteers who set up, staff and disassemble Holiday House and for establishing a system for accurately handling and tracking receipts. Proceeds from the Holiday House benefit enrichment programs offered to ACS students.
The Parents Night Out committee plans and coordinates an annual adults-only social event. In past years, this event has included dinners, wine tastings, Trivia, Axe throwing, and more. This event provides an opportunity for ACS parents to socialize, build community, and enjoy a night out.
This event showcases and celebrates the diverse cultural heritages of the school community through games, crafts, and activities. This committee is responsible for recruiting and organizing volunteers to lead these activities.
Given the current covid cohort model this event is put on hold pending safety concerns of commingled groups during this time of high transmission.
This committee helps celebrate the cultural diversity of our school by planning a casual family dinner at the end of Heritage Week. The format of the dinner is determined by the committee members and can be a pot-luck. The evening also typically features ethnic performances by our students. The committee members handle performance sign-ups and logistics that include setup and takedown of the event.
The Enrichment committee is responsible for scouting out and finding age appropriate and interesting shows/performances that come to ACS either in-person or virtually. The goal of this committee is to find enrichments that cultivate a sense of community and learning from our littlest learners to our oldest. The committee is in charge of finding the talent, coordinating the dates/times of the event with the performers and school, and introducing the Enrichment on the day of.
The Artsonia committee coordinates with the art teacher to photograph and upload student artwork. The committee collects signed forms from parents at the beginning of the year and communicates with room parents and the ACS community when artwork is uploaded to the site. This wonderful program allows families to purchase items featuring the students' artwork.
The Treats for Teachers committee organizes volunteers to deliver “treats” (e.g., fruits, vegetables, cheese and crackers, baked goods) to the teacher’s lounge on selected dates through the year. This program was developed as one way to show our teachers how much we appreciate their efforts.
Chairs: Jamie Dougherty, Carissa Means, Erin Hartman, and Nisha Gokhale
This committee recruits and coordinates Memory Book volunteers from each group. The committee determines the standard platform on which the books will be created and establishes the basic requirements for the books. The committee supports the volunteers through training sessions, helping the volunteers take or collect photos and providing feedback on the books as they are created. The committee also determines the book deadlines, promotes the books in the school community, works with the printer to get the books printed and helps to deliver the books.