Theme Committees are created by parents to address specific areas of need at HCCS. In addition to planning and coordinating activities to address the theme, the committees may propose to make a relatively major purchase from PTO funds.
About the Committees
The Wellness Committee, in collaboration with the school community, promotes lifelong, healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices through education and by improving access to healthy food in the school. Monthly throughout the school year we provide a Farm to School program that brings local farmers and food samples into the school, Try it Thursdays that feature on the lunch line the food item introduced by Farm to School, a Fruit/Veggie Bowl with fresh fruits and vegetables to every classroom once a month by the PTO, and a thriving Edible Schoolyard Garden. We also host an annual Fall Harvest Dinner (a fundraiser for our Farm to School program and the schoolyard garden), recruit lunch line helpers at the beginning of the school year, and support the school’s annual Earth Day celebration.
Honey Creek’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Committee helps support students and the Honey Creek Community through fundraising, community events, resources, career ideas, and creative hands-on learning opportunities intended to advance science, technology, engineering and math-related education. The STEM Committee fulfills this mission through a variety of programs throughout the school year, including Lunch With An Expert (monthly events where experts from the STEM community share information or tangible hands-on displays from their field of expertise); participation in Washtenaw’s Science Olympiad (WESO); and Honey Creek’s STEM Fair, an annual showcase of student science and technology projects.
The Arts Committee helps bring key resources to support art, music and drama activities, enriching the experience of Honey Creek students with new arts opportunities. We sponsor field trips to local museums, organize performances at the school, and work with Middle School students to produce and direct an annual school-wide Talent Night and student Art Exhibition. In addition we work with teachers, administration and other committees to support the arts throughout the year. This has included sponsoring artists, providing support for Earth Day and the Fall Festival and even a committee to build a paper mâché puppet for Festifools.
The Literacy Committee was established in Spring 2015. Details will be added soon.
To Contact a Committee
Each committee meets according to the preferences of its active members. If you’d like to participate in any way, please click below to email your interest to the committee chairs:
- Karen Andrews (STEM)
- Chris Untalan (Arts)
- Deb Lentz or Jane Pacheco (Wellness)
- Karen Larson (Literacy)