Chairperson: The PLUS Chairperson is responsible for the administration of all PLUS activities and presides over the monthly PLUS board meetings, including the annual May luncheon. Additionally, before the school year begins, some hours are spent for preparation of back-to-school events and planning sessions are necessary. The Chairperson will attend the school commission meetings as the representative from PLUS. In addition, the Chairperson will serve as Advisor the following year.
Assistant Chairperson: The Assistant PLUS Chairperson assists the Chairperson in all PLUS events. In addition, the Assistant Chairperson is responsible for organizing Teacher Appreciation Week which takes place in May. The Assistant Chairperson will serve as Chairperson the following year.
Treasurer: The Treasurer is the bookkeeper for PLUS and all of its activities. The Treasurer is responsible for maintaining and monitoring budgets / expenditures for each committee and communicating all fiscal matters with the PLUS Chairperson and Assistant Chairperson. The Treasurer also communicates and works with the Parish Accountant / Bookkeeper. This position is a two-year commitment.
Advisor: This position is filled by the previous year’s PLUS Chairperson. The Advisor is available to advise the Chairperson as needed.
Art-a-la-Carte: Art-a-la-Carte (AALC) is an art enrichment program presented to the students by AALC docents (volunteers). AALC teachers art appreciation by introducing students to various art forms, artists and mediums. The AALC Chairperson and Assistant Chairperson work together to train and recruit docents to teach the pre-prepared curriculum to students in grades 1 through 5.
The AALC Chairperson will work with the docents and grade level teachers and / or the Art Teacher to determine dates, lesson selections, and possible art museum field trips. The AALC Chairperson and Assistant Chairperson work as a team and may also assist PLUS committees with special projects such as providing student art examples to display at special events (Open House, Book Fair, Grandparents Day, Mothers Day, etc..)
Bake Sale: The Bake Sale Committee is responsible for organizing a bake sale which is held during the Brown Bag Lunches. Brown Bag Lunch typically takes place early in the fall semester. Proceeds from the Bake Sale are used to support PLUS.
Book Fair: The PLUS Book Fair is generally held in both the Fall and Spring dependent upon the school’s calendar. Under the direction and guidance of the librarian, the Book Fair is designed to promote school spirit and encourage student reading. The Book Fair supports the school by raising money and collecting book donations for the library.
Care and Concerns: The mission of the Care and Concerns Committee is to care for and serve those people in our school who have special needs at any given time. These needs may include births, deaths, hospitalization, illness, or any other unforeseen situations where we may show our love for others. These serves are offered as a loving extension of God and his care for us. Please contact us with your cares and concerns. The committee organizes assistance such as carpools, meals, play dates and prayers.
Docents: This committee assists the school administration with the promotion of the school to interested / potential / prospective parents at the Open House event held in the fall. The committee coordinates with the Hospitality Committee (provides refreshments / décor) and the Art-a-la-Carts committee (displays art work) for Open House and Grandparent’s Day events. The committee coordinates with the SMCS administrative staff regarding the following: decorating the PLC, greeting prospective parents, and assisting with guided campus tours.
Hospitality: The Hospitality Committee supports parents and staff by coordinating the delivery, set up and take-down / clean up of refreshments for various events and activities during the school year. The events serviced by this committee include: (1) The PLUS Welcome Back Coffee (Fall), (2) Open House (Fall), (3) New Family Coffee (Fall), (4) Faculty Appreciation Luncheon (Fall), (5) Monthly Faculty Birthday Celebrations (Monthly), (6) any other special requests that come from the principal or the PLUS Chairperson.
Halloween Carnival – Lower School (PK3 – 5th Grade): This is a school-wide, on-campus event completely organized by this committee and assisted by the Room Parent Committee (booth set-up / take down and take-a-chance baskets). This committee organizes volunteers, supplies and décor for the Lower School Halloween Carnival and Take a Chance raffle.
Halloween Carnival – Middle School (6th – 8th Grade): This is a school-wide, on-campus event completely organized by this committee and assisted by the Room Parent Committee (take-a-chance baskets). The middle school students gather on the athletic field to play games, listen to music and enjoy other planned activities.
Library: This committee assists the librarian in the planning and implementation of the Summer Reading award ceremony at the beginning of the school year, assists in the coordination of weekly library volunteers and other projects as needed by the librarian. This committee is not responsible for the Book Fairs.
Middle School Dances: There are (2) two dances attended by the 6 – 8
th graders. Under the direction of the middle school Assistant Principal and Principal, this committee is in charge of party planning, hiring a disc jockey, printing and selling tickets, decorating and coordinating volunteers and chaperones.
New Family Sponsors: This committee is responsible for the matching of new St. Michael families with a current, sponsor family to serve them throughout the year as a point of information and assistance. In addition, the committee will coordinate with Hospitality to host the New Family Coffee in the Fall and the Welcome Coffee during the Spring. This will include extending an invitation to our new and host families, décor and set-up / takedown after the event.
Room Parents: The primary role of this committee is to manage the selection of the Head Room Parent and Assistant Room Parents for each class. This is done by gathering and sorting through all of the volunteer information forms that interested parents turn in at the beginning of the school year. These forms are distributed in the “Back to School” online packets forwarded to parents prior to the start of school. In addition, the committee is responsible for holding an informational orientation meeting regarding the Room Parent duties. Finally, the committee will make notebooks for each of the Head and Assistant Room Parents that include information regarding the organization of class parties, budget / reimbursements, faculty birthdays, Halloween Carnival, Field Trip, Read-A=Story, the 8
th Grade Graduation and 2
nd Grade First Reconciliation.
Social: This committee will plan a designated number of social events for the SMCS community throughout the year. These events are meant to provide an opportunity for school families to gather and build community. Typically, this will consist of one event in the Fall and one in the Spring; however, this may change on a yearly basis dependent on the school calendar.
Steps 4 Students: This committee is responsible for all race-related communication with both SMCS and the Steps for Students organization. The committee will secure sign-up incentives, coordinate design of race day shirt and distribute race day packets. In addition, they will set up the race day tent, supply food, drinks and manage take down / clean up at the end of race day.
Spirit Store: Under the direction of the school office and principal, this new committee is responsible for the development of “SMCS Spirit” products to be sold online in our “SMCS Spirit Store”. In addition, the committee will help market, sell and distribute all product approved by the administration.
Uniform Exchange: This committee assists the parents of St. Michael students by collecting and organizing outgrown uniforms to be re-used by those who need them. The committee will periodically collect and size usable uniform items which have been donated or remain unclaimed in the school’s lost and found. These uniforms are then stored in the PLUS storage closet, and are organized and maintained by this committee’s volunteers on a regular basis. The PLUS closet is always accessible during the school year, if it is locked; please request an access key from the school office.