Friends of Birches
To Create a PTA-like group to coordinate and facilitate a fun, community based events and smaller fundraisers for Birches Academy. The Friends of Birches Academy will work closely with the Foundation of Birches Academy to promote awareness of the Birches Academy and goodwill within the community. Friends of the Birches is a format that is more familiar to people wanting to volunteer and less intimidating to some people than The Foundation of The Birches Academy.
Friends of the Birches will be volunteers of the Birches community which includes parents & family members of Birches Academy students. The Friends of the Birches will have a chairperson that will work closely with the Foundation of the Birches Academy President, Volunteer Coordinator, Treasurer and Head of School. The Friends of the Birches chairperson will appoint a lead to all community events and small fundraisers.
All monies collected for events that are sponsored by Friends of the Birches will go directly to the Foundation of Birches Academy account.
Meetings will be coordinated by the Friends of the Birches chairperson and will be open to the public. Meetings will be scheduled at the discretion of the group. A monthly meeting is suggested.
If you have any questions regarding the Friends of the Birches please email the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tanya Filadoro at Tanya_Filadoro@yahoo.com who will be the Friends of the Birches chairperson.
Community Events & Fundraisers:
Welcome Back Picnic
Back to School Night
Bags 2 School
Salem NH Holiday Parade
Barnes & Noble Book Fair
Special Friends Day
Earth Day/Cupcake Sale
Teacher appreciation Week
Fine Arts Night/Ice Cream Social
8th Grade Graduation
Family Game Nights
This list is just a suggestion. Items and events can be added or subtracted. However, events should be coordinated with the Foundation so that fundraising initiatives do not overlap.
Friends of the Birches will also oversee ongoing fundraisers such as Box Tops for Education, Target charge cards and recycling of cell phones and ink cartridges.