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The Executive Board of Tuckahoe PTA Is Seeking Committee Chairs for the 2021-2022 School Year!
Being a member of the PTA Executive Board allows you to get involved and play an important role in your children’s school experiences by organizing things like the PTA Dance program, the Cottle Halloween Party, 3rd Grade Circus, Field Day, cultural-arts performances, parent-education events, scholarships, graduation hospitality, and more. Interested in inventing your own program for Tuckahoe kids? Want to give an established program a makeover? We welcome your creativity!
All committees have two chairs to share the responsibilities, along with additional parent volunteers able to support these efforts. Terms are for two years. Chairs attend monthly PTA Executive Board meetings (held the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm).
If you are interested, please send a short email to the Nominating Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 7 with the name of the position of interest in the subject line. The email should include:
- your name and contact information
- grade(s) of each child
- what committee you would like to co-chair and
- a sentence or two about why you’d be good a good fit for the committee you’re applying for.
Per PTA by-laws, the Executive Board will vote to approve the new slate at its June 8 meeting, after which all applicants will be contacted about the outcome.
Below are the vacancies for the 2021-22 school year. Not sure what would be the best fit for your schedule and interests? Let us know, and we’ll help you find a good fit. Please also refer to our new FAQs. If you have any questions, feel free to email the address above.
Executive Committee Officers (2-year appointment)
|Vice PresidentMust have 2 years’ experience on the PTA Executive Board to apply||Assists the President with duties, as needed.||1|
|TreasurerMust have 2 years’ experience on the PTA Executive Board to apply||Custodian of all funds; reconciles and pays receipts of committee expenditures; prepares and distributes budget for monthly meetings; keeps track of budget lines; keeps insurance current. Help with transition to the treasurer’s successor after completion of two-year term (may be on another committee during this third year).||1|
|Recording SecretaryMust have 2 years’ experience on the PTA Executive Board to apply||Records the minutes of all PTA meetings and prepares and distributes to Executive Board. Maintains a permanent file of minutes.||1|
Executive Board Committee Co-chairs (2-year appointment)
|Committee Title||Description||# Needed*|
|Communications||Communicates news of PTA events and programs to district families via PTA website, SchoolBee, principal newsletters, and social media.||1|
|Community School Relations||Presents a gift to a Tuckahoe school on behalf of the Board of Education on Recognition night.Organizes teacher appreciation breakfasts and luncheons at all 3 schools.Organizes recognition of Administrative Assistants and Nurses on their respective National Appreciation days.Organizes gifts for retiring staff.||2|
|Cottle Committee||Works with the Cottle principal to help organize and support different school projects and events including the annual Halloween Party and Field Day.||2|
|Cultural Arts||Coordinates student enrichment programs (e.g., assemblies, field trips) for grades K-12.||1|
|Dance||Manages the September-May after-school dance program for K-12, including the Spring Recital.||2|
|**NEW** Diversity , Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee||-Provides a DEI perspective on the PTA’s programming and communications, considering a variety of factors such as race/ethnicity; gender; sexual orientation; mental, emotional, psychological, and physical disabilities; a variety of learning needs; geographic residence; languages used; cultural heritage; educational level; and more.|
-Advocates for district policies, activities, and accommodations to support students and families.
-Plans and coordinates programs and communications designed to celebrate diversity and promote inclusion.
|High School||Develops and implements programs that serve students in grades 9-12. Past events have included: providing breakfast for college-rep visits with students; coordinating parent-principal town-hall meetings; planning and executing Taste of Tuckahoe catered lunch; supporting senior dinner and HS awards; and providing refreshments at THS graduation.||1|
|Membership||Organizes annual PTA membership drive.||2|
|Middle School||Plan and implement programs to benefit students in grades 6-8. Past events have included parent-principal meetings, Taste of Tuckahoe catered lunch, Color Wars (end-of-year game day), and graduation refreshments. Work with TMS administrators to determine programming.||1|
|PARP||Coordinates with Cottle librarian to bring in an assembly/ book signing/ author luncheon in the month of March. Possibly organizes Books-n-Bites lunchtime book club with parents as leaders during the winter months.||2|
|Programs||Organizes speakers for PTA General Meetings (2x per year) as well as Volunteer Recognition Night (June).||2|
|Scholarship||Reviews student criteria, essays and accomplishments to select recipients for yearly scholarships. Works with Guidance Office to obtain applications from students.||2|
|Student Support (SEPTA)||Responsible for planning programs and speakers/assemblies to support students, teachers and parents in the special education community.||1|
|Welcoming Committee||Plans and implements activities to welcome families to the district. This has included hosting a meet-and-greet during the kindergarten bus-run, coordinating a new-families picnic, updating informational packets, and new-family outreach.||1|
|SUB-COMMITTEE CHAIRS:||* Sub-committee chairs do not attend PTA meetings|
|Student Support sub-committee: Building Bridges||Organizes activities and volunteers for annual Building Bridges event where parents go into classrooms to teach students how students with disabilities are both similar to and different from their peers, and help them see things from those students’ perspectives.||1|
|Ways & Means sub-committee: Boutiques||Operates Holiday “stores” at Cottle twice a year to allow children to buy gifts for family.||2|
|Ways & Means sub-committee: Book Fairs||Helps to set up book fairs, solicit volunteers to work at it, and track money received from purchases.||2|
|Ways & Means sub-committee: Fall Fundraising||Comes up with different fundraising ideas.||2|
|Ways & Means sub-committee: Spring Social||Plan the PTA’s largest annual fundraiser and put the FUN in fundraiser. Schedule venue, choose menu, coordinate raffle, invite the community, manage RSVPs, and determine other fun elements. Executed with the support of other committee members and the PTA Executive Board.||2|
|Ways & Means sub-committee: Spirit Clothing||Coordinates sale of Tuckahoe Tiger and Cottle Cub clothing and related items to boost school spirit and raise money for PTA.||2|
*Note: Committees have two-three co-chairs. Some committees have one vacancy this year (the other chair will be completing year 2), while other committees will welcome two new co-chairs.