At school, there are numerous ways to get involved and make a difference through the PTO. Every form of participation, whether big or small, is highly valued and crucial to our collective success! To help you find the perfect fit, here are descriptions of each committee. Please note that the committees are listed alphabetically. If you're interested in assisting with a specific committee, kindly reach out to the Committee Chair or the PTO Board Member responsible for that committee. You can find their contact information in the PTO Committee Chairperson Information. Let's work together to create a vibrant and engaged school community! 




Arbor Day is a special celebration dedicated to honoring trees and increasing awareness of their importance. It provides a wonderful opportunity to participate in tree-planting activities and involves students, parents, and teachers in promoting environmental conservation and a deeper appreciation for nature. For more information, please click here. Let's join hands to make a greener and more sustainable world!




The PTO sponsors two Scholastic Book Fairs in the Fall and Spring to offer books to our students. Proceeds are used to purchase books for the Norwood teachers’ libraries or classroom. Volunteers are needed to set-up/take down the book fair structure, assist students in selecting age appropriate books and to manage the checkout process, including running the cash registers. For more information, please click here




A Box Top Committee is a group responsible for collecting, verifying, and submitting "Box Tops for Education" to raise funds for schools. They promote the program, allocate funds, and report on the money raised. For more information, please click here.





The PTO Carnival is a fun event to raise funds for the school. It features games, activities, food stands, and entertainment, bringing the school community together for a day of enjoyment and bonding. For more information, please click here.




Two parents from each class are needed to be the point of contact for each classroom teacher. Depending on the needs of particular teachers, they may help teachers coordinate volunteers and donations for their classroom. Class parents also relay valuable PTO information to the parents in their classes. The volunteer form for class and party parents is available on the PTO website. A coordinator will solicit volunteers at the beginning of the school year, assign class parents and communicate with volunteers about their role as class parent. For more information, please click here.




An attentive and appreciative state, where individuals actively engage with and appreciate the sensory experiences of music and art. For more information, please click here.





Educational enrichment programs can be designed to cater to different interests and abilities, allowing students to explore areas that align with their individual strengths and aspirations. These programs often encourage hands-on learning, collaboration, and independent thinking, empowering students to become lifelong learners and well-rounded individuals. For more information, please click here.




Create cherished keepsakes but also support our school's PTO. A portion of the proceeds will directly benefit our school community, helping to fund valuable programs and resources for our students. We provide a selection of fall-themed props and scenic spots to make your photos even more magical. This is an opportunity to bond with other families in our school community while capturing the joy and warmth of the season. For more information, please click here.





Field Day is a fun-filled, outside day of activities for our students. PTO volunteers facilitate games defined and set-up by the gym teacher(s). The day is broken into two sessions to accommodate the AM and PM schedules. Over 75 volunteers are needed to assist with the facilitation and clean-up of the event. For more information, please click here.




Let your child create a lasting legacy at NPS by adding their handprint, name, and graduation year to the lunchroom walls. For further details, click here. This is a wonderful chance for your child to leave their mark on our school! 




The PTO sponsors a holiday shop for students to make holiday purchases for family members. This committee selects a company to provide merchandise, selects the merchandise to be sold at the shop and coordinates volunteers to assist the students with purchases, wrap purchases and run the cash registers. The shop is open during school hours for one week in December. For more information, please click here.




Celebrate the season with our PTO Holiday Cards! Designed by students, these cards spread joy while supporting our school community. Stay tuned for more information on how to purchase them and make the holidays brighter for all!




As the Hospitality Committee, we organize events, refreshments, and special treats for various school gatherings and occasions. From teacher appreciation events to parent meetings, we ensure that every event is a delightful and memorable experience. For more information, please click here.




International Day is a vibrant event that embraces and celebrates the diverse cultures within our school community. During International Day, students, parents, and staff come together to showcase the rich tapestry of cultures represented at our school. It's a day filled with colorful displays, performances, and interactive activities from around the world. For more information, please click here.




A special event designed to provide families with valuable information about our school, curriculum, and resources available for our youngest learners. It's an opportunity to meet the teachers, tour the classrooms, and get acquainted with the school environment. For more information, please click here.




The Korean Parent Support Committee (KPSC) serves as the primary connection between the PTO and the Korean community. It plays a crucial role in welcoming and assisting newly settled Korean parents as they navigate the Norwood school system. The KPSC actively encourages their participation in school events and initiatives. For more information, please click here.




The Lunch Committee is committed to offering affordable and high-quality hot lunch options for our Cornerstone students and families. Our program is entirely volunteer-run and directed, ensuring that we maintain control over the process. For more information, please click here.




The Non-Profit/Tax Committee of our PTO is responsible for ensuring compliance with non-profit and tax regulations, as well as managing financial matters. We work closely with the PTO Board and Treasurer to maintain accurate records, file necessary tax forms, and provide guidance on financial best practices. We welcome volunteers with expertise or interest in non-profit management and tax matters. Together, we ensure the PTO operates within legal requirements and maintains financial transparency. Contact the Committee Chair or designated PTO Board Member for more information.




The Original works Committee offers students the opportunity to turn a piece of artwork (done in art class) into a masterpiece! Student artwork can be transposed onto mugs, mouse pads, t-shirts, note cards, etc. which are available for purchase. These items make great gifts. Volunteers promote the program, collect and tally orders, and distribute the items to students and their families. For more information, please click here.





A Project Graduation or 8th Grade Committee is a dedicated group of volunteers or organizers responsible for planning and executing a special and safe event to celebrate the graduation of high school seniors or the transition of 8th-grade students to high school. The primary goal is to provide a memorable, supervised, and fun experience for students, typically held on the night of their graduation or promotion. For more information, please click here.





The Spirit Wear Sale Committee organizes and coordinates the sale of school spirit wear, showcasing our school pride and community spirit. We work with vendors to offer a diverse selection of high-quality apparel and accessories. Our committee manages inventory, processes orders, and coordinates distribution. The proceeds from the sale support various school programs and initiatives. Join us to promote school spirit and make our Spirit Wear Sale a success. Contact the Committee Chair or designated PTO Board Member for more information. Let's show our school pride with stylish spirit wear!




As members of the Spring Dance Committee, our dedicated team works tirelessly to plan and organize every detail of this thrilling event. From coordinating vibrant decorations to curating an electrifying playlist and securing professional entertainment, our aim is to create an atmosphere brimming with joy and celebration for our students. With meticulous attention to every aspect, we ensure an unforgettable experience that will have everyone dancing the night away. For more information, please click here.




As part of the Walk-a-Thon Committee, we are responsible for planning and organizing highly anticipated event. We work diligently to create a memorable experience for participants of all ages, encouraging them to embrace a healthy lifestyle while supporting our school. For more information, please click here.