PTA Vacancies for 2019-20

The Olney Elementary School PTA counts on parent volunteers to help make our programs and events a success. If you are interested in filling any of the vacant PTA positions listed below or want to learn about other ways to get involved, please contact PTA President Mariah Payne at olneyespresident@gmail.com.


OES PTA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The following position is elected for a 2-year term.

Vice President
Make all necessary arrangements for PTA meetings (childcare & activities; snacks & water; set-up & clean-up).  Attend monthly board & general membership meetings as well as PTA events when possible.  Assist president with planning calendar of events, PTA meeting agendas, filling committee positions, liaising with the school administration and other duties.  Assume various duties when chairpersons are unable to fulfill their duties or require assistance.

 


COMMUNITY BUILDING

Chess Club Mentor
This OES club needs a sociable co-leader with good kid skills to help organize players into groups and help set up the season ending tournament.  The Chess Club meets one day a week after school usually Fridays in December through March.  Minimal knowledge of the game is fine.  A club leader is already in place and this is an auxiliary role to come Friday afternoons 3:30-5:15pm through the season, but every session is not mandatory.

Community Athletic Game
Coordinate our 3rd annual kickball game for staff and parents, scheduled to take place after school one day in Spring 2020.

Diversity Committee
Our families and students have many different talents, backgrounds, opportunities and challenges. Write monthly newsletter submissions and/or create bulletin board displays to recognize the diversity of our community.  Help coordinate Cultural Heritage Night or similar event.  Additionally, help ensure that all families feel welcome to participate in PTA meetings and events.

End of Year Social
Coordinate a fun social event for OES families and staff to celebrate the end of another successful school year!

Spring Dance Committee
Help our coordinator with planning, decorations, staff raffle and more for one of the events OES students look forward to most each year!


SCHOOL SUPPORT

5th Grade Memories Committee
Fifth grade parents are needed to coordinate the end of year activities for the OES Class of 2020.  The signup for 5th Grade Memories committee will be available at Back to School Night (September).

Grant Writing
Research opportunities for grants to help support our school.  Submit proposals as needed.

Kids Heart Challenge/Field Day
Assist Ms. Morse with Kids Heart Challenge and Field Day events.

Staff Appreciation Committee
The Staff Appreciation Committee is in charge of finding ways to celebrate the staff at OES. This involves planning and organizing donations and activities each month which has included the Wish Wall, Back to School Breakfast, Book Fair preview breakfast, Pie Drive, Holiday Treats, mailbox treats, snack cart, organizing staff lounge sponsors, and Staff Appreciation Week.  Creative alternatives or additional activities are always welcome!


FUNDRAISING

Fundraiser Committee
Help plan and carry out the PTA’s biggest fundraiser of the year.  Numerous positions available including sponsorships, student incentives, marketing and more.  This event has been a fun run in recent years.

Grocery Programs
Manage OES PTA accounts for Harris Teeter’s Together in Education and Giant’s A+ School Rewards programs.  Assist parents in registering at beginning of each school year and inform community of bonus opportunities.

Spirit Wear
Work begins over the summer in order to have spirit wear available at the beginning of the school year.  Work with vendor to create/design and order Olney ES Spirit Wear items such as t-shirts, magnets, etc.  Decide marketing strategy for upcoming year (order in bulk, etc.).  Manage ordering, distribution and sales at school events.

Restaurant Nights
The coordinator works with local restaurants to set up monthly fundraisers.  Help spread the word to staff and parents as well as larger Olney community through flyers, Fletcher’s BP sign, online forums, etc.

Yearbook
Work with yearbook company to create the school yearbook, help take photographs, collect photographs from parents and classroom teachers, coordinate yearbook sales as well as other tasks.  Distribute yearbooks to teachers for distribution at end of school year.  Most of the work may be done at home on a personal computer.

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