This group works in conjunction with school staff to support and enhance eco-friendly and sustainable initiatives throughout CHB. Past projects have included the purchase of reusable plates and cups for each classroom and school events; the recycling of markers, foil wrappers, and fruit pouches; and the purchase of green products. Future projects include issuing a CHB Green Policy and replacing the plastic utensils in the cafeteria with stainless steel. This committee also works closely with the Co-Chairs of the Eco-Fair event in the spring.
In addition to hosting the fun and delicious annual Pancake Breakfast, the awesome members of our Fathers’ Group are our go-to team to help with other activities throughout the year, including building bee and bird houses at the Eco-Fair and BBQing at the End of Year Picnic.
The Garden Committee assists our Math and Science Curriculum Support teachers with the integration of our garden into the classroom curriculum. The members help plan the planting of the garden in the spring, assist teachers with lessons when appropriate, and oversee the maintenance of the garden throughout the year. The committee also stays abreast of grant opportunities that will expand our garden and help grow our future horticulturalists.
Grant Writing Committee
This crucial committee seeks out and writes grants for the funding of school materials and PTA programs. Deadlines are throughout the year. The committee meets with the PTA Co-Chairs in the fall to determine need and interest in specific grants. If you are a beginning grant writer or want to surf the web for grant opportunities in your free time, this committee is for you!
Green Ball Committee
The Green Ball is CHB’s biggest annual fundraiser. The event raises most of the money for the PTA, and proceeds from the night fund all the amazing activities that are listed in this brochure. The Green Ball is a big party, held at a local venue, that gives every’one a chance to get together for an adults-only evening complete with food, drinks, dancing, and fun! The Green Ball features silent and live auctions of amazing baskets and experiences for kids and adults alike. There is also an exciting part of the evening called “Everyone’s a Winner,” dedicated to raising funds for a special initiative at the school. In the past this has included our playground equipment and iPads for our classrooms. The Green Ball is a wonderful way to get together with all your CHB friends while supporting a great cause, OUR KIDS AND OUR SCHOOL!
Health and Wellness Committee
The Montclair Public Schools Health and Wellness Partnership is a grassroots consortium of parents, educators, and community organizations. Its mission is to promote the physical, emotional, and social well-being of students, staff and families of the Montclair Public Schools through increased access to quality services, education and information. As a member of the Health and Wellness Committee, you will work closely with staff to create healthy initiatives at CHB.
The goal of this committee is to continually improve and beautify our playground and field area. In 2018 we hope to have a native plant garden that will support local wildlife while providing a shady respite for our kids!