Founders Day Celebration

February 28, 2019

Snow Day: March 5

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!


Founders Day Important Dates

  • December 7, 2017 -10 pm Deadline for “Special Honorees" Awards to be loaded into Google Docs
    1. John Schultz Leadership
    2. Distinguished Service
    3. Bright Ideas
    4. Council Member of the Year
  • December 7, 2017 - 10 pm Deadline for Artwork for Founders Day Design Contest
  • December 12, 2017 - 9:30 am Founder’s Day Meeting, Parker Room, Select Special Awards and Logo Design
  • January 2019 Founder’s Day Meeting, Parker Room
  • January 2019 Deadline for Honoree write ups, 3 per each school in the district, maximum 50 words
  • February 2019 Deadline for 2 Gift Baskets details per school to be entered into spreadsheet
  • February  2019 Founder’s Day Meeting, 3rd Floor Admin Room B
  • February 2019 Deadline to deliver 2 Gift Baskets = Debbie Jones: fully arranged and ready for display
  • February 28, 2019 -

  1. 12:30 pm Volunteers pick up baskets and bring to RHS
  2. 1:00 - 3:00 pm Set- up at RHS
  3. 7:00 pm Founder’s Day Event RHS Mall

  • March 2018: Post Event Meeting


Founders Day Chair

Joanne Deys