Our parents are very active with our children, at school and at home. Many of our parents who cannot spend direct time during school hours work very hard to provide our kids with many enrichment activities.
At Fremont Open Plan, we have many ways for our parents to be involved inside AND outside the classroom. Please contact one of our PAG Executive Committee members or a Committee Chair for more information and how you can help.
2016/17 FOP Committees
Work with Upper Department teachers to organize this end-of-year event.
Work with FOP teachers to devise and oversee a project to enable 6th graders to serve the school or community.
Plan events, a party or day to celebrate Fremont Open Plan’s 40 years of serving the Modesto community.
Create an FOP book of poetry produced by our students.
For new arrivals who would like to connect with an experienced FOP family and FOP veterans who would like to help.
Keep up FOP bulletin boards throughout our school hallways.
Organize participation in the City of Modesto’s Celebration of Lights parade in December. This committee will create a theme, build a float and participate in the parade. Lots of help needed!
Compile and create a annual, parent directory of FOP parents at the beginning of every school year. Use class lists and previous contact information to verify new families and changes to existing families.
Oversee PAG Executive Committee elections in April of every year.
Lead – Work with teachers to create a theme, work stations, signage, student paperwork.
Support – Assist lead as needed by copying, cutting, laminating, setting up, taking down, assisting with stations, leading groups, helping with food, etc.
Assist the PAG Treasurer.
Lead – Organize a school-wide fundraiser, every other year, to raise funds for a specific need within FOP.
Includes planning, working with vendors, submitting needed permits, soliciting for donations and money management.
Organize and process 2 fundraisers per year.
Native Garden Chair: Sarah Ratley
Edible Garden Chair: Sarah Ratley
Upper Department Garden Chair: Emily Cowdery
A lead for each garden who can liaison with teachers, do upkeep on the garden, maintain corporate sponsorship, organize volunteers and be creative with the gardens’ great potential.
Search for grant opportunities for Fremont Open Plan. Write grants, manage and monitor grant upon approval from PAG and Modesto City Schools.
Adult oversight is needed for this kid-produced blog.
Upkeep FOP grounds like the stage, backpack hooks, etc. Liaisons needed to communicate with teachers and look for projects that need updating.
Develop marketing strategies for FOP like an FOP sign for the front of the school.
Middle Department Chair: Stephanie Jenkins
Upper Department Chair: Tamra McCarthy
Lead – We need a lead for each class that work with teachers and parents to collect/organize photos & student work to be used in the memory books. Organize book layout and get supplies.
Photographers – Work with Memory Book leads and teachers to photograph classrooms and special events.
Support – Put together the books and assist leads as needed.
Plan a half-day of mini-courses for our FOP students to take place in April. Solicit parents, teachers and alumni to run the courses. Place students in courses and make room arrangements.
Perform at the annual Peace Assembly, Farewell Assembly and Theater Production as needed.
Coaches – Lead a group of students as they prepare every aspect of a performance and organize their trip to the regional convention where they will compete with groups from around the Central Valley. Weekly meetings from September to March.
Bring speakers in for child development topics to support parents with their parenting skills or to be more knowledgeable on a topic.
Organize social events for FOP families to interact and build the FOP community.
Mail out cards or provide small gestures to families who have a baby, illness or death in the family.
On or near Teacher Appreciation Day we join together with the Fremont School PTO and throw a lunch party for all Fremont teachers.
Write and produce a play to be performed in the spring of every other year. Assign actors, create props and manage practices.
Produce our weekly Tie Dye Newsletter for the Tuesday Folder that outlines upcoming events, important dates and information. Collect this information from teachers and parents for the publication.
Oversee tours for prospective FOP families in the spring.
Create T-shirts in the fall and spring. Put together order form, collect money and order forms. Order from printer and deliver to school upon arrival.