Monthly Archives: April 2015

2015-16 Officers; Call for Committee Interest

The Dodd Elementary PTA presents the following officers for the 2015-16 School Year.

President – Kim Vitale
1st VP Fundraising – Open
2nd VP Programs – Open
3rd VP Membership – Laura Cornstubble
Secretary – Christi Farrow
Treasurer – Jeniffer Reyez

Congratulations to both returning and new Officers!


If you are interested in serving in one of the open officer positions or as Chair of a Standing Committee or as Parliamentarian for the 2015/16 school year, please submit the following to kvitale03@verizon.net by April 30th:

Position/Committee Chair interested in
Name
Home Address,  ZIP
Phone, Best time to reach you
Email address
Member Local PTA Unit(s)*
Number of years in PTA*
Number of years on a PTA Board*
Previous and Current Positions held in PTA*
*Please note: Previous experience is not required.

Below are the descriptions of each position.


Officer Positions

First Vice President/Fundraising

  • Ensure proper permission for fundraising activities is obtained.
  • Coordinate fundraising activities.
  • Chair the Fundraising Committee. This committee shall be composed of a chair and at least two (2) members.
  • Work with the committee to select, coordinate, and promote all fundraising activities (such as Carnival, Santa Shop and Silent Auction) with board’s approval.
  • Work with the committee to select, coordinate, and promote all non-fundraising programs (events such as family nights, trunk or treat, garage sale and game night), with board’s approval.
  • Adhere to the 3-to-1 rule; PTA’s should use the 3-to-1 rule when planning the year’s activities. For every fundraising activity, there shall be at least three (3) non-fundraising programs aimed at helping parents and children.
  • Chair the Fundraising Committee.
  • Fill in when president is not available.
  • Foster unity among the board, school and parents.
  • Participate as a member of the Budget and Finance Committee.

Second Vice President Programs

  • Coordinate two (2) educational assemblies to enrich and enhance the student curriculum with approval of the principal.
  • Participate as a member of the Volunteer Recognition Committee.

Parliamentarian

  • Chair the Bylaws and Standing Rules committee
  • Advise the presiding officer on questions of parliamentary procedure when asked

 

Standing Committee Chairs

Accelerated Reader (AR) Store

  • This committee shall be responsible for:
  • Assist the school librarian with recognition for the accelerated reading program.
  • Recruit volunteers and participate with book fair.
  • Promote and assist with Box Top Contest.

Arts in Education

  • This committee shall be responsible for:
  • Promote National PTA Reflections Program.
  • Coordinate local unit entries by publicizing, receiving, judging and forwarding winning entries in each category to Wylie Council of PTAs.
  • Assist Council with Reflections program where necessary.
  • Promote art education with the school.

Communication

  • This committee shall be responsible for:
  • Promote Local PTA school events and district events by publishing four (4) newsletters including information requested by the board and approved by the president and principal.
  • Maintain website and all social media outlets with accurate and timely information as requested by the board and approved by the president and principal.

Environment/Green Team

  • This committee shall be responsible for:
  • Develop programs and projects that will enhance the beauty of the school and community and to promote environmental education for students and the general public.
  • Coordinate activities with the school administration.
  • Participate in the district wide paper recycling contest.

Field & Water Day

  • This committee shall be responsible for:
  • Organize annual field day:
  • Coordinate activities with school administration.
  • Coordinate all supplies with the school administration and purchase necessary supplies, as budget allows.
  • Create a volunteer list for the school administration to assign stations for the day of the event.
  • Volunteer the day of the event to setup and facilitate.
  • The Water Day committee shall be composed of a chair and members as needed.
  • This committee shall be responsible for:
  • Organize annual water day:
  • Coordinate activities with school administration.
  • Coordinate and purchase necessary supplies for the event, as budget allows.
  • Create and communicate a volunteer list to assign stations for the day of the event.
  • Volunteer the day of the event to setup and facilitate.

Hospitality

  • This committee shall be responsible for:
  • Provide refreshment at the musicals for all grades, as budget allows.
  • Provide refreshments as requested for UIL and STAARS testing, as budget allows.

Room Parent Representative

  • This committee shall be responsible for:
  • Be responsible for designating a room representative for each classroom.
  • Assist the room representatives in organizing the three (3) school designated class parties during the year.
  • Serve on the Staff Appreciation Committee.
  • Serve on Fundraising Committee.

Special and Gifted Education (SAGE)

  • This committee shall be responsible for:
  • Promote SAGE upcoming events, classes and programs.
  • Advocate for the diverse learner and for their teachers. Make sure each special education and gifted education teacher on your campus has a room parent, if needed. Ensure that they are included in all activities and staff appreciation.
  • Be a resource for all PTA Board members.
  • Reach out to parents and new families.
  • Ensure inclusion of special and gifted children in PTA sponsored activities when possible. This may require modifications and accommodations.

Spirit

  • This committee shall be responsible for:
  • Coordinate design, printing and sales of spirit items.
  • Obtain approval from the board and school principal on all new designs and items.
  • Schedule volunteers to work at spirit table during school events.

Staff Appreciation

  • This committee shall be responsible for:
  • Provide for Back to School, Teacher/Parent Conference Nights and Teacher Appreciation events for the faculty and staff, which include:
  • Coordinate event item donations and purchase event items when necessary, as budget allows.
  • Secure volunteers to serve.
  • Reserve school location for events.
  • Coordinate activities for Teacher Appreciation Week in May.
  • Serve on Recognition Committee.

Volunteer and Recognition

  • This committee shall be responsible for:
  • Recruit, oversee, and train volunteers for Morning Duty, Recess Duty and Holiday Duty.
  • Notify volunteers that they must have a current and approved criminal background check with the district before volunteering.
  • Compile and enter all volunteer information into database.
  • Distribute volunteer information to the board when needed.
  • Coordinate selection of Volunteer of the Year and responsible for submitting nominee to the Council for District Volunteers of the Year.
  • The Volunteer Recognition Committee shall be composed of a chair and two (2) members.
  • This committee shall be responsible for:
  • Recognition of Condolences, Memorials, Retirement {within Officer and/or school position}, other School Staff Appreciation events and thanking Volunteers.
  • Condolences and Memorials expressed by this Local PTA shall be in the form of sympathy cards and a nominal gift not to exceed $45 (forty-five), as budget allows.
  • Career Change expressed by this Local PTA shall be in the form of congratulatory cards and a nominal gift not to exceed $20 (twenty), as budget allows.
  • Other staff appreciation days expressed by this Local PTA shall be in the form of thank you cards, as budget allows.
  • Volunteer Thank You’s expressed by this Local PTA shall be in the form of thank you cards, as budget allows.
  • Chair the Recognition Committee.
  • Serve on the Fundraising Committee.

Watch D.O.G.S.

  • This committee shall be responsible for:
  • Promote the program, plan and host the kickoff party.
  • Organize volunteer information.
  • Collect and turn in money for shirts, order and distribute shirts.
  • Make the volunteer schedules, communicate with volunteers and staff, and keep up with email daily.
  • Provide the campus liaison with supplies they need (printer paper and ink for pictures, goodie bags).
  • Order supplies for the following year.
  • Serve on the Recognition Committee.

Council PTA delegates shall:

  • Two (2) delegates shall be appointed by the president.
  • Participate fully in Council PTA discussions and deliberations;
  • Report announcements, important actions and the Council PTA program to the board;
  • Report and/or vote as directed by the Local PTA board at the Council PTA meeting.
  • Promote/assist in all Council projects: ie. Boots & BBQ Gala with the Wylie ISD Educational Foundation and Teacher of the Year Recognition.

School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) delegate(s) shall:

  • Be appointed by the president; one (1) or two (2) delegates maybe appointed.
  • Delegate(s) must participate fully in the four (4) SHAC meetings.
  • Report announcements and important actions to Local PTA board.

Nominating Committee Report

The Dodd Elementary PTA Nominating Committee submits the following nominees for the 2015/16 term:

President – Kim Vitale
1st VP –
2nd VP Programs – Patty Celis
3rd VP Membership – Laura Cornstubble
Secretary – Christi Farrow
Treasurer – Jeniffer Reyez

Elections will be held during the Membership Meeting on April 16, 2015, at Dodd Elementary beginning at 6:30pm.

Dodd Carnival

carnival tent

It’s Carnival time at Dodd!  Please join us Friday, April 10th from 5:30pm – 8:30pm for some food and fun.  Everyone is welcome.  We’ll have a petting zoo, train, games and prizes, and the always favorite DUNKING BOOTH!  See you there!