Ballantyne Elementary School PTA

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Ballantyne Elementary School PTA

    Ballantyne Elementary School PTA

    General Board / Committee Chair Positions

―We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give‖.

    Winston Churchill

The committees listed below help our PTA run effectively and make a direct positive

    impact on our children’s educational experience. Please consider sharing your time and

    talent with our school. You may choose to be the chair (leader) or a committee member

    (worker bee). After reading the descriptions, please complete the form below and tell us

    how you can help our PTA and school be the best it can be.

Thank you for volunteering! Please complete the information below and a PTA member

    will contact you shortly.

Name: _________________________________ Phone #: ______________________

Email: _________________________________

I am interested in the following committees: Leader (L) or Worker (W):

1. ____________________________________________ __________

2. ____________________________________________ __________

3. ____________________________________________ __________

4. ____________________________________________ __________

Please put me on a general volunteer list. I can be contacted to volunteer on an as

    needed basis when things come up! Yes No

    Annual Campaign Work with Fundraising chair to plan annual campaign, collect and receipt money, keep donor spreadsheet. Follow-up with matching fund gifts.

Art By Me Coordinate this PTA fundraiser with our Art Teacher.

    Art Gallery Help maintain student art gallery. Change up artwork. Select items to exchange with our sister school.

    Book Fair Work with our Media Center Staff and book fair vendors to set-up book fair, get volunteers to help with sales, and plan a staff kick off event.

Box Tops Collect box tops and turn in to General Mills.

    Bear Night Out Plan schedule with restaurants, send reminders home to families.

    Beautification Organize projects both inside our school and out to make our school look great. Current project ideas include class gardens and a student art gallery.

    Beginner Day Plan a fun informative morning for children and families that will join our class in the New Year.

    Character Ed Work in classrooms teaching kids about character traits. Includes books, videos, and small craft projects.

    Club Coordinator Collect records of club times and locations, club members and phone numbers. Help VP Programs get clubs organized at beginning of year.

    Club Leaders Share your gifts to lead a new club or help out an existing club. Suggestions for new clubs are Legos, Gardening, and Art Appreciation. We are always

    open to new ideas too. Existing clubs are: Chess, Girls on the Run, Scrabble, Drama, &

    Photography. Play Spanish, Odyssey of the Mind, & Chorus are also offered through the


Class Parent Coordinator - Be a point of contact for the class parents. Send email

    communications out to our families.

    Membership Oversee the PTA membership drive including maintaining database records, collecting dues, and completing NC PTA membership requirements.

Community Outreach Help solicit businesses to donate goods and services for PTA

    events. Help organize charitable events/ giving for our school. Plan activities/ share info

    about events in the Ballantyne area for our families to attend such as runs and movies.

    Be a contact for BES families in need.

Cultural Arts - Plan performances/assemblies at school for all grades at a minimum of 4

    times a year.

     th grade team and PTA to plan end of Fifth Grade Steering Committee Work with the 5

    the year fifth grade activities and promotion reception.

    Family Dinners Contact restaurants to come cater a meal at our school once in the fall and once in the spring. Make a flier for our families, maintain reservation info. & get

    volunteers to decorate & clean up.

Fall / Spring Family Event Plan a special event for our families to get together in the

    fall. Events this past year were family activities night and BES Talent Show. Other ideas

    may be a dance, carnival, bingo, etc.

    Field Day Assist our PE teacher in recruiting field day volunteers to man activity stations.

    Garden Coordinator help teachers plan activities in our school garden area. Get supplies, seeds etc. Maintain garden area.

Hospitality: Organize staff breakfasts/lunches 3 4 times per year.

Health Room volunteers: Take a shift handing out band aids, ice packs and giving some

    attention to kids not feeling their best when our nurse is not available.

    Historian Keep the history of our school, clip articles and pictures that appear in print.

    Lost and Found Sort through items and return items with names on them. Drop off unclaimed items to good will or other charity.

Lunch Room volunteers: Let our teachers have a few minutes away from the kids to

    enjoy lunch and conversing with their co-workers. Hand out straws, ketchup, napkins and

    help maintain order in our school cafeteria.

    New Families Be a contact for new families to learn about our school / PTA. Newsletter Help print and sort copies of monthly newsletter to send home to families.

Proctors I will proctor exams as needed

Publicity- Submit photos and articles about BES events and activities to our local papers.

    Reflections Provide information to our families about this PTA arts contest, gather and judge entries, send entries to PTA office

Sunshine: Help the PTA recognize staff birthdays and other special occasions throughout

    the year.

School Directory Gather current contact information for our families and print a school


School Mates - Organize activities and volunteers between BES and our sister school

    University Park Creative Arts.

    School Store Sell small school spirit items once per week.

Specials Liaison Be the PTA contact person for the special area teachers to ask

    questions and seek help from the PTA.

    Spirit Wear Pick out stylish t’s, hoodies, etc. to sell to our families/staff. Work with vendor on pricing and orders. Send out ordering information and pricing to our families.

    Keep inventory records and sell spirit wear through out the year and at all PTA events.

Volunteer Coordinator: Maintain a list of people willing to be called on to volunteer at

    our school when needed for general duties. Assist Terri O’Leary for last minute volunteer

    needs for proctors, JA, etc at BES.

Website - Update info and pictures to PTA website frequently.

    Yearbook Take photos, collect photos and lay out our yearbook. Send purchase information home to our families.

PTA Executive Board 2009-2010

President: Hope Levin

    VP Communications: Shannon Biggers

    VP Fundraising: Joelle Cohn

    VP Programs: Mikko Evans

    VP Special Events: Jenny Hackett

    Treasurer: Kristine Goodman

    Secretary: Jill LeClair

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