Join the PTA! When you join the PTA, we'll keep you informed via email about big and small volunteer opportunities like:helping with events like Fun Run or STEAM night, donating food or items, stuffing envelopes, or filling out a survey
Join a Committee! If you want to be a little more involved, consider joining a committee for the 2021-2022 school year and send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you are interested. Meeting frequency varies by committee You can volunteer any amount of time that works for you and your schedule
Committees Why? Meet other parents and teachers Use your time and talents to provide opportunities at YMES Add your voice to the larger national PTA voice
Membership Seek new PTA members. Enter new membership forms. Maintain membership roster.
Book Fair Help with Spring and/or Fall Book Fair through set-up, sales, promotion, events. Help with Buy One- Get One event in the spring. Committee leaders are responsible for following financial procedures for keeping track of book fair funds, working with Scholastic and school to coordinate dates.
Hospitality Organize meals for teachers throughout the year. Help set up/tear down hospitality events. Helps brainstorm ideas for teacher appreciation and bus driver appreciation weeks.
Fun Run Plan and/or promote this event. Seek out sponsorships. Volunteer the day of the event.
Spring Festival Plan and execute Spring Festival. Help secure donations for silent auction. Put together silent auction baskets, volunteer the day of the event . Grant Writing Research and identify grants that would be beneficial to the YMES community. Complete the grant application and guide the application through the submission process.
Original Works Work with Art Specialist to plan timeline for Original Works. Collect artwork and work with company to schedule deadlines. Put flyers in Friday Folders. Distribute artwork.
Cultural Arts Work with the administration to plan and promote cultural arts events at Yates Mill. Attend the Cultural Arts workshop in August. Communicate with artists close to events.
Audit With your team, perform an end-of-year audit for submission to the NC PTA. Also responsible for quarterly or monthly audits of budget . Box Tops/Coke Rewards/Painless Fundraisers As students drop off box tops and coke bottle tops, enter them into the proper websites so the school can receive funds. Encourage families to get rewards for our school from various local grocery stores.
Advocacy & Family Engagement Work with school and community partners to advocate for all children at Yates Mill. Help provide programs that promote family engagement. Volunteer to help at various Family Engagement events.
Community Nights Plan, organize and promote community fundraising events at local businesses.
Social Media/Website Post important and appropriate information and encouragement on PTA social media accounts. Help keep up website.
Spirit Wear Help design new spirit wear items. Sell spirit wear at various Yates Mill events. Place orders in fall and winter. Distribute items.
Translation Help with various PTA translation needs (including at meetings and translating documents).
Yearbook Collect pictures throughout the year. Work with Strawbridge to create yearbook. Collect orders and distribute yearbooks.
Outdoor Experience Participate in generating ideas for outdoor improvements, research costs and methods for funding, help coordinate onsite improvement volunteering and events
Please consider serving on the Board Meetings once a month Have a voice in what the PTA does Meet other parents and teachers Advocate for all students at YMES Add your voice to the larger national voice
Board Positions President Provides oversight for all committees. Presides over PTA General Member and Board Meetings. Develops the agenda for each meeting and ensures that the meetings proceed according to the agenda. Primary point of contact between the school administration and the PTA. Works closely with the administration to set the calendar of events for each school year.
Vice President, Lead of Fundraising Oversees fundraising efforts for the PTA including but not limited to the Fun Run Team, Box Top/Coke Rewards Teams, Community Nights/Business Partners teams, Original Works Team.
Treasurer Oversees the Audit Team. Works closely with the president to write checks, manage the budget, deposit funds at the bank, and provide oversite for the financial direction of the PTA.
Secretary Takes notes at all meetings. Files important documents and is responsible for the creation of the monthly PTA newsletter. The secretary also helps with teams as needed.
Advocacy and Family Engagement Chair Oversees Social Media and Website team, Cultural Arts Team and Translation Team. Works closely with school to promote and provide equitable practices and events for all families at YMES.
Business Partnership Development Chair Works to develop relationships with local businesses to enhance programs at YMES.
Nomination Chair Oversees the Nominating Team, and attends board meetings. Helps with other teams as needed.
At-Large Member An at-large member serves as a liaison to the general membership. Attends and provides input at meetings. Assists in determining the program direction of the PTA. Volunteers time and energy to any projects and/or programs he or she would like to assist with.
Faculty Representative The Faculty Representative is a member of YMES Faculty. Works closely with PTA to provide feedback from teachers. Serves as PTA spokesperson to teachers. Attends board meetings. Helps with other teams as available.
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