Freshwater Community Club
Community Club Officers:
President: Rachael Thacker
Co-Vice Presidents: Amanda Walker
Secretary: Eileen Hackworth
Treasurer: Melissa Bode
Hospitality Chairpersons: Serrina Chapman and Melissa Vasquez
Room Parent Coordinators: Alyssa Biesecker and Amanda Walker
Staff Liasons: Sue Nickols & Danta Stoker
Community Club Members:
All parents of Freshwater students are members of the Freshwater Community Club, and are encouraged to attend our monthly meetings. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room. We welcome everyone to attend monthly meetings and to take an active role in planning events and fundraisers for our school.
What is Community Club?
Freshwater Community Club is similar to PTA/PTO, but without membership dues! Community Club sponsors many school events throughout the year, supports various school programs, and makes donations and purchases to enrich our students and our school.
Community Club Sponsored Events:
- Back to School Night – Thursday, September 1, 2016 ~ 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Come and learn about your child’s class. The teachers will discuss the curriculum that will be used, class schedules, discipline strategies, and other details of the classroom. This night is for teachers to give all the necessary information about their classroom and is meant for parents only. Please make other arrangements for your child(ren) for this event.
- All School Picnic – Friday, September 9 ~ 5:30-7:00 p.m.
The All School Picnic is the first family event of the year. Desserts and side dishes are potluck, and hotdogs, chips, and drinks will be provided by Community Club.
- Fall Festival ~ Saturday, October 8, 2016 ~ 1-5 p.m.
The Fall Festival is an event that is provided for Freshwater Families and the Freshwater Community. The school is decorated in a fall theme and you will find a variety of games and
activities provided for the children as well as a Classroom Basket Silent Auction provided for the
adults. There is music, food, and a great deal of fun that takes place at this special event!
Many people are needed to help out with this event, so if you are available to volunteer an hour or two, please contact Rebecca Pardoe, Chairperson of the Fall Festival, at 616-9310.
- Holiday Boutique – Friday, December 2, 2016 ~ 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
The Holiday Boutique is an annual event in which local crafters sell inexpensive handmade items for the students to purchase, and is also open to families and the community. If you are a crafter interested in having a table at this event, please contact Rachel Grosveld, Chairperson, at
- Dolphin Dash – April 28, 2017 ~ 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
The Dolphin Dash is the one major fundraiser of the year for the Community Club. Our entire year’s budget comes from the proceeds from the Dolphin Dash, so its success is vitally important. The students will get pledges, either per lap or a highly encouraged flat pledge, then run laps on the day of the Dash on our 1/8 mile track. Students earn prizes based on the amount of pledges they collect. The students will collect flat pledge monies as those sponsors sign up. All sponsors of laps will be billed by the Community Club. Many volunteers will be needed on the day of the Dash to mark laps, serve water, tally pledge sheets, and bill sponsors.
- Staff Appreciation Week – May 8-12, 2017
We like to recognize the wonderful educators and support staff that we have at Freshwater, and we encourage families to show their appreciation for the staff during this week, and particularly on Wednesday, May 10. We will sponsor a lunch to honor our staff on this day, and will need potluck donations for the luncheon.
- Open House – Thursday, May 11, 2017 ~ 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Come and see what your students’ have been doing all year. Student work will be showcased in each classroom. Bring your children and ask them to show you their amazing work. Visit the
Semi-Annual Book Fair that will be held in the Auditorium.
- End of the Year Picnics
During the first week of June, the classes will hold their End of the Year picnics at Freshwater Park. Community Club will provide hot dogs, condiments, chips, and briquettes. The Room Parent for your child’s class will contact your for additional donations to your picnic.
Sign up sheets for Room Parents and Holiday Party help will be sent out during the first week of the year. The Room Parent Coordinators will assign Room Parents to each classroom that will oversee Holiday Parties. A Room Parent Notice with further defined responsibilities will be sent home the first week of school!
Community Club Donations & Purchases:
Musical Instruments Swimming Lessons for 2nd & 5th Grades
Staff Appreciation Day Gifts (12) 8’ tables for events
Foss Science Kits Welcoming Garden Bed
6th Grade Promotion Flowers Red Ribbon Week Support
Campus Track Concrete Picnic Tables
Portable Sound System Adorni Center Halloween Carnival Sponsor
8th Grade Graduation Flowers Classroom Party Boxes
Scoreboard in gym Gym Support
300 chairs for gym Garden of the Dolphins
Conference Room Makeover Stage Curtains
Orff Musical Instruments Concrete Benches in front of school
Playground Equipment for Primary and Upper Grade Playgrounds
Visual Performing Arts Program ~ 2010 through 2014
Gymnasium Sound System Painting of US Map on Playground Area
Kindergarten Playground 2 Chrome Book Carts with 30 computers each (Grades 4-6)
Additional iPads for 1st Grade Classrooms 24 Chrome Books for Grades 2 & 3