PATH (Parents and Teachers Helping)

Welcome to PATH!

What is Parents and Teachers Helping?

Parents and Teachers Helping (PATH) at Eno River Academy is similar in function to a PTA. However, at ERA, PATH is overseen by the Board of Directors instead of operating as a separate entity from our school.

What does PATH do?

PATH functions as our school spirit and fundraising committee. We organize and oversee teacher luncheons, teacher appreciation events, and community building events such as Spring Carnival, potluck nights, book swaps, and game nights.

How do I become a member of PATH?

 As a member of the Eno River Community you are automatically a member of PATH! PATH meets five times a year at 7pm in the K-8 commons. Additional meetings or changes to this schedule will be sent out to the ERA Community.

What if I don’t have time to commit to a monthly meeting?

You don’t have to commit to meeting every month; there are many ways you can assist. The easiest way is by completing the volunteer form found in your student’s information packet letting us know about you.

How can I help?

There are many ways you can volunteer with PATH during the year! Here are just a few ideas:

Entire School Year

  • Liaison Chairs for K5-, 6-8, 9-12 and liaisons for each class
  • PATH Office: Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary
  • Chair for Spring Carnival
  • Chair for Community Events
  • Chair for Teacher Appreciation

Sub-Committees – meet outside of PATH meetings

  • Movie Night – set-up and planning
  • Evening Talks – set-up for event, promotion, and clean-up (three scheduled for the year)
  • Workday luncheons – set up sign-ups and coordinate set-up/clean-up
  • Support for Holiday Parade efforts led by Future Visions Committee (ERA Board)
  • Holiday Teacher Celebration for K-8 and 9-12th (December)
  • Support for Silent Auction – Set for February 16th, led by Future Visions Committee (ERA Board)
  • Spring Carnival – Set for March 16th (This is our largest community event for the year. Organization, contacting sponsors, scheduling food venders, sorting prizes, setting up and taking down, are just a few volunteer opportunities for this event.)
  • Teacher Appreciation/Administration Appreciation Week – end of April and first week in May

ERA PATH Event Calendar for 2018-2019

  • Aug. 8 Open House
  • Aug. 20 First PATH Meeting @7pm in the K-8 Commons. Including Liaison and Sub-Committee informational sessions
  • TBD Parent Night
  • Sept. Early Release lunch provided for ERA staff (organized & provided by PATH)
  • Begin classroom auction basket collections for Silent Auction (organized by Liaisons)
  • Oct. 1 Second PATH Meeting @7pm in the K-8 Commons. Includes planning for December events and Spring Carnival
  • Oct. 19 Community Movie Night & Picnic – showing “Harry
  • Call for volunteers to assist in Holiday Parade float preparation
  • Dec. 2 Hillsborough Holiday Parade – ERA float with volunteers
  • TBD Celebrate your teacher
  • TBD Teacher luncheon
  • TBD Exam survival kits
  • PATH Officer Elections for 2019
  • Jan. 14 Third PATH meeting @7pm in the K-8 Commons. Volunteer Appreciation Celebration and new PATH officers begin
  • Feb. 13 Early Release lunch provided for ERA staff (organized & provided by PATH)
  • Feb. 16 ERA Silent Auction – volunteers needed
  • Feb. 25 Fourth PATH meeting @7pm in the K-8 Commons. Discuss Spring Carnival, Teacher Appreciation, and Graduation
  • Mar. 18 Spring Carnival – volunteers needed
  • Apr. 29 Fifth PATH meeting @7pm in the K-8 Commons.
  • TBD Incoming Freshman curriculum night – Parent liasion recruitment
  • TBD Leadership Team Appreciation Day
  • TBD Teacher Appreciation Week
  • TBD EOG & EOC exam survival kits
  • TBD First ERA high school Graduation

* Dates are subject to change