BHPA Program & Committee Descriptions
Do you have an advertising sales background? The BHPA Board is looking for an energetic and outgoing individual to set up advertising relationships with local retailers, restaurants and other businesses. Responsibilities include selling ads in the BHPA newsletter, creating online advertising partnerships and securing event sponsorships. If your background is in advertising and you are looking to get back into the workforce, this position would be a great resume builder!
Read more! Read things you wouldn’t normally read! Meet new people! And, most importantly, it’s so fun! The BHPA Book Club usually meets every month for lively discussions in a social setting. Book Club meetings take place at BHPA member homes.
Every child matters! C.H.I.L.D – which stands for Children Having Individual Life Differences – is a parent group within the Byram Hills PTSA that provides support for the various emotional and education needs of our children. Are you worried about your toddler’s speech? Do you feel that your child may have behavior issues? Not reaching certain milestones? You have someone to talk to at the BHPA and C.H.I.L.D. It’s a great resource – especially to just talk with other parents that may be going through similar issues. All communication is confidential.
Be part of the FUN for our kids! The BHPA Children’s Committee plans our annual Fall Carnival, Halloween Ball and other holiday events, get togethers at local playspaces, arts and crafts and other fantastic children’s activities throughout the year. Committee members work together to plan events, book talent (such as DJs, face painters, bouncy castles, etc.), prepare craft projects and implement other activities at the events.
Taking place each spring, the BHPA Eye Screening program is a proactive approach to our preschoolers’ vision health. Committee members set up the eye screenings at each preschool at no cost to the parents. All results are confidential and immediately shared with the parents. This unique program has identified several potential vision problems in preschool-age children, allowing their parents to intervene early.
Our successful and always anticipated biannual Fashion Show is back for the spring of 2016! Do you have a fashion background? Love to shop? Have experience planning fundraising events? Then we would love your help to make this year’s BHPA Fashion Show the best yet! If your background is in fashion and you are looking to get back into the workforce, this position would be a great resume builder.
Health & Fitness Committee
BHPA also stands for Be Healthy, Active & Positive! Committee members plan events such as an annual Health & Fitness Night, 5K Runs, Yoga Nights, etc. to keep us all active and to share tips on how to live a healthier lifestyle for parents and kids.
Little Helping Hands
You are never too young to help others! The BHPA Little Helping Hands program is designed to engage our preschoolers in the act of giving back to others and to our community. Committee members plan and implement holiday food drives, bake sales, and other volunteer events throughout the year.
Mom’s Night Out
Do you like to plan parties? Love to attend them? Don’t we all!! Our Mom’s Night Outs are such a great way to enjoy adult conversation – perhaps over a cocktail or any drink of your choice. Meet and connect with other moms and even make lifelong friendships! Mom’s Night Outs are held monthly – with our first event tentatively scheduled for mid-October.
Perfect way to get to know other moms – whether you are a new mom, full-time mom, working mom or mom of many! This committee coordinates preschoolers by age and interest to create play dates in an easy and comfortable setting- where kids and moms can play and meet others in the same phase of life.
This committee chairperson will act as a liaison for the BHPA Board to all of the preschools in Armonk. Making sure events are promoted and that families are aware of what is happening. The BHPA preschool liaison is also responsible for identifying a specific liaison at each preschool.
S.O.S. (School Orientation Session)
One of the highlights of the BHPA year! This popular program runs from January through May for our four-year old preschoolers as they get ready to head to Kindergarten. Each month, participants visit Coman Hill Elementary School where they tour and learn about the school as well as bus safety. Program ends with an actual practice ride on the school bus!
Our Welcoming Committee members reach out personally to all new BHPA members – whether through email or in-person. This committee also creates and distributes a “BHPA welcome packet” to be sent to all new members. Committee members also plan and implement our Opening Wine & Cheese event, a Welcome Coffee event and other new member meet ups throughout the year.
Winter Family Festival
Our annual winter fundraiser and one of the BHPA’s most popula events! Come in from the cold and celebrate with the whole family! Includes bouncy castles, face painting, music, dance, auction items, yummy food and delicious bake sale items! The Winter Family Festival Committee works together to plan, implement and publicize this event.
Working Moms Committee
Get to know other working moms! This committee offers the working moms of our community with resources and a support network – and lots of fun along the way! Also a wonderful way to make lifelong friendships! Committee members plan networking events, meet ups in NYC, and other events for both parents and children in the evenings and on weekends.