Our PTA

Our PTA is made up of hard-working parents & teachers who pool their talents to provide practical support for our school. There are several available positions and no experience is required. The Board would love to expand and diversify it's membership so that our student body is served and represented well. Plus, this dedicated group of volunteers is just lots of fun! Interested in open board positions? Contact katy.culver@me.com with questions or to volunteer!

 

President
Serve as a liaison between parents, school officials, and the RISD council of PTAs. Lead all PTA meetings and attend all RISD council meetings. Oversee all PTA business and represent the PTA in the community.

 

1st VP Teacher Appreciation
Provide administrative support to the President. Serve as a back-up to the President for board and membership meetings. Serve as an administrator on the PTA Facebook website. Lead teacher appreciation efforts and coordinate teacher appreciation events, such as the monthly coffee cart and luncheons. Maintain the teacher “favorite things” list and promote teacher appreciation week in May.

 

Treasurer
Maintain the PTA’s budget and financial records. Deposit funds into the PTA bank account. Write checks for vendors and reimbursements. Track expenses and revenue. Provide financial reports to the board and membership.

 

Secretary
Create minutes for board and membership meetings. Maintain historical records and oversee records retention. Send thank you notes and other correspondence.

 

VP – Membership
Lead membership efforts for the PTA. Communicate the PTA’s mission and the value of PTA membership. Maintain membership rosters. Update online membership database. Provide membership cards to all registered members.

 

Ways and Means
Lead fundraising efforts for the PTA. Communicate how funds support PTA events/programs. Develop ideas for fundraisers and coordinate PTA members to carry out fundraising events/drives.

 

Programs
Coordinate annual PTA events, such as the boo hoo breakfast, pastries with parents, night on the lawn, and the end-of-the-year dance. Coordinate the serving of refreshments at school choir events.

 

Room Representative
Coordinate three annual room parties (winter party, Valentine’s day party, and end of the year party). Advertise need for room parents for each class and provide “parties in a box” with basic food/drinks/supplies for each class party.

 

Communications
Design and arrange for printing of flyers for PTA announcements. Coordinate with Spanish representatives to ensure Spanish translation of all PTA flyers. Design graphics and announcements to post on the PTA website.


Volunteers
Recruit and assign volunteers for PTA events and to support school and teacher needs. Communicate the school district’s volunteer background check process. Gather and report volunteer hours to the RISD Council of PTAs. Identify and recognize the volunteer of the month.


Cub Club
Foster a sense of excitement about joining the Northrich community. Create events for rising neighborhood kindergartners (current 3- and 4-year-olds).Coordinate school tours, back-to-school socials, and maintain the Cub Club Facebook page.

 

Arts in Education
Publicize, promote, and ensure submission of entries in the annual PTA Reflections art program. Recognize all participants and celebrate those students whose work is selected to move forward to the state or national level.


Spanish Representatives
Help communicate all PTA announcements and events to our Spanish speaking families. Provide translation of PTA flyers and provide translation at PTA meetings and events. Advocate for Spanish speaking families, by communicating their needs and questions to the PTA and school representatives.

 

Multicultural Night
Coordinate the annual multicultural night PTA event. Recruit Northrich families to host a table with a poster and food that represents their culture/home country. Coordinate with outside groups (e.g., UTD student organizations and dance/performance groups) to provide entertainment.

 

Aides
Work with one of the positions previously listed to assist with their duties.

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