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  Founders Day Celebration

February 23, 2017

What is Founders Day?

 Founders Day is a reminder of the substantial role that PTA plays locally, regionally, and nationally in supporting parent involvement and working on behalf of all children and families. It's a time to reflect and take pride in our many accomplishments, and to renew our commitment to be a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for parents, and a strong advocate for public education.

How do we celebrate in Rochester Community Schools?

 The PTA Council Founders Day Committee, along with representation from all 20 schools, hosts a Founders Day Celebration with basket raffle. Each school recognizes three (3) individual volunteers. There are district level awards that an individual can be nominated for: John Schultz Leadership Award, Distinguished Service Award, and Council Member of the Year Award. An individual or a group can also be nominated for the Bright Ideas Award.

Each school in the district provides: 2 baskets valued at a minimum of $25 each, a representative for the District Founders Day Committee, and 2 volunteers to help with the event set up and tear down.

Where do the proceeds go?

Proceeds from event tickets & basket raffle support PTA Council Enrichments and Scholarships.

When does the committee meet?

Each school should have representation at the monthly committee meetings to assist with the planning and execution of the Founders Day event. Many hands make light work!

 

  • Friday, November 18, 2016 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Founders' Day Meeting - RCS Council (Confirmed - edit) ADMIN - GRAHAM
  • Friday, December 09, 2016 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Founders' Day Meeting - RCS Council (Confirmed - edit) ADMIN - GRAHAM
  • Friday, January 13, 2017 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Founders' Day Meeting - RCS Council (Confirmed - edit) ADMIN - CONF B
  • Friday, February 17, 2017 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Founders' Day Meeting - RCS Council (Confirmed - edit) ADMIN - CONF B
  • Friday, March 10, 2017 - Follow up Meeting - Place to be determined 

 

Founders Day Important Dates

 

  • December 4, 2016 Submit “Special Honorees” names & write-ups for John Schultz Leadership / Distinguished Service / Bright Ideas / Council Member of Year Awards. Schools will be notified December 18th. Again this year: One application for special honorees.
  • Jan 27, 2017 Honoree write-ups due. 3 per school, maximum 50 words. Two individuals may not share one award. Middle School and High Schools are PTSA’s and should honor 2 adults AND one student.
  • Feb 16, 2017 2 Gift Baskets due … fully arranged and ready for display
  • Feb 23, 2017   Founders Day Celebration
  •                       Raffle/Music/ 6:00 p.m. RHS Mall (use Livernois entrance)
  •                     Event 7:00 p.m. RHS Mall (use Livernois entrance)

 

Founders Day Co-Chairs

Barb Rill   barbrarill@gmail.com   810.513.0681

Debbie Jones   debra-l-jones@hotmail.com   248-860-3598