We make the school a better place to learn. Every year our PTA spends thousands of dollars to purchase classroom furniture, supplies and equipment, library books, musical instruments, computers, science and technology supplies and equipment, and funded playground and school beautification projects.
We provide enrichment opportunities for children, including studio art, movement and dance programs (such as African Dance for 3rd graders, and ballroom dance for 5th graders), theater games and musical theater programs, and an architecture enrichment program.
We provide opportunities for parent engagement at school, as well as opportunities for parents to connect with each other and engage in topics pertaining to children.
What do Board members do? The PTA bylaws specify responsibilities and duties for each position, but the reality is that each member brings to the table different skills and strengths. There is a great deal of flexibility (except, perhaps, in the President and Treasurer roles) and overlap between positions, which makes it easier to collaborate and support each other in the most practical manner.
No qualifications are necessary - ALL parents/guardians of children enrolled in the school are permitted to run for Board positions (unless they are also staff members).
How often do Board Members meet? The Board meets monthly, immediately prior to PTA General Membership meetings.
How much time are Board Members required to spend on PTA activities? How much time is spent at school? This is a volunteer position. There are no specific time requirements. In the past, some members are able to assist with tasks on a daily basis, while others only attend meetings, contribute to online discussions/votes and assist with event planning/committee discussions on an as-needed basis. It can fluctuate depending on monthly activities and can range widely from 2-30 hours/week spent on PTA-related work (and anything in between!) and arranging to be at school a minimum of 2-5 hours per month (including monthly meetings).
How many Board members are there and how long do Board members usually stay on the Board? For a PTA to function, the positions of President, Secretary and Treasurer must be filled, but there are no set numbers. Positions can be filled by 1, 2, or even 3 people in partnership as long as they all co-nominate together in the election. Each member only needs to commit to one year--elections are held every year for each position, though often board members are nominated for the same or different board positions when they are able to do so.
Why Join the PTA Board (or event and volunteer Teams)? Join for your child! Supporting the school's material needs and building a robust parent community makes a huge impact on their educational experience, and that of every child in the school.
We are now accepting nominations for the following elected positions:
Vice President of Events
Vice President of Membership
Vice President of Middle School**
* These are mandatory positions ** Must be a parent of a current or incoming MS student
All parents are eligible to run for a PTA position unless they are employees of the school. You are welcome to co-nominate with a partner! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to nominate yourself or someone else (who will be contacted to confirm they agree to participate!) Deadline for Nominations: October 29.
Election: To be held on October 29 via Zoom and OpaVote.