PTA: Every Child, One Voice (from NPTA)
Why join PTA?
GET CONNECTED: There is no better way to know what’s happening in your school.
DISCOVER GREAT RESOURCES: The PTA offers a variety of programs designed for parents as well as students.
TAP INTO A NETWORK: Parenting is not easy – it helps to share ideas, concerns and experiences with other parents and educators in the community. PTA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind.
WATCH YOURSELF GROW: By volunteering with your PTA, you gain valuable experiences. It’s an opportunity to put your skills and hobbies to good use for a good cause – your child and all children in the community.
SPEAK UP: Because the PTA is a forum for exchanging ideas, you are encouraged to make suggestions. PTA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.
WITNESS IMPROVEMENT: By getting involved at your child’s school, you’ll be a part of the solution, helping make positive changes. Local PTAs play an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events – all vital to a school’s success.
BE A ROLE MODEL: By becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.
As the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) reminds our country of its obligation to children and provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child while providing the best tools for parents to help their children be successful students.
PTA does not act alone. Working in cooperation with many national education, health, safety, and child advocacy groups and federal agencies, the national PTA organization collaborates on projects that benefit children and that bring valuable resources to its members.
This is an incredible opportunity to make a difference in your child’s school. All positions are open for nominations. The duties of the most positions can be done as teams – so if you have someone you work well with, sign up together! We encourage you to talk to any current board member if you have questions about what is involved. We are in need of creative, energetic and dedicated individuals to help make this school year the best yet! If you are interested in filling any board or committee position, please complete the volunteer form on this website or download the latest PTA Nominations Form and return to your child's teacher.
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EXECUTIVE BOARD POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
PRESIDENT (president@bryantPTA.com): Acts as the primary liaison between PTA and the school administration and coordinates PTA events with the school’s Principal. Directly oversees officers, chairs, and committees.
1st VP – LEADERSHIP (leadership@bryantPTA.com): Acts as assistant to the President, supervises and coordinates the administration of the PTA; Acts in the President’s place in the event of absence or resignation. Responsible for coordinating FCAT snacks/drinks, PTA documents for First Day Packets, purchases 4th Grade Battle Books, and works with the school’s Social Worker to help meet the needs of Bryant’s families-in-need.
2nd VP – MEMBERSHIP (membership@bryantPTA.com): Responsible for coordinating all activities related to promoting, registering, and retaining PTA memberships. Coordinates 100% PTA Membership classroom parties and membership incentives, including Free Stuff Fridays.
3rd VP – WAYS & MEANS (waysmeans@bryantPTA.com): Responsible for all fundraising initiatives; Recruits people to chair various fundraisers committees, and provides direction for these committees which may include but not be limited to the following:
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY (corsecretary@bryantPTA.com): Coordinates with the school’s Principal and PTA Board for pertinent dates and information, and develops opportunities to place the school’s name, its achievements and activities before the public. Responsible for getting press releases out to the media on school events, writing PTA correspondence (such as letters of appreciation), submits nominations for PTA awards, and acts as PTA Historian.
RECORDING SECRETARY (secretary@bryantPTA.com): Creates meeting agendas, notifies Board Members and Membership of regularly scheduled meetings, and records and reports meeting minutes, in accordance with Bylaws. Ensures PTA mailbox and voicemail are checked regularly and all messages are passed to the appropriate party. Establishes and manages the Nominating Committee and the Bylaws/Standing Rules Committee.
TREASURER (treasurer@bryantPTA.com): Responsible for managing all PTA budgets and financials, through the use of good accounting and in accordance with Bylaws. A background in accounting is required.
NON-ELECTED POSITIONS (STANDING COMMITTEES)
PROGRAMS COORDINATOR (programs@bryantPTA.com): Recruits people to chair event committees and guides these chair people in the planning of school programs. These program committees may include but not be limited to the following:
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR (volunteers@bryantPTA.com): Acts as the coordinator of all volunteers for various school activities; Responsible for recruiting, retaining, matching volunteers with activities and recognizing volunteers for their efforts. Tracks volunteer hours, nominates/recognizes Volunteer of the Month, provides direction to Home Room Parents, compiles volunteer database, coordinates Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast.