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PTA Executive Board




Kari Chatterji


Email: karichatterji@gmail.com

Monica CdeBaca


Wendy Vinzant


Stacey Smith

VP of Student Programs




Jennifer Atenza

VP of Student Services



Dawn Gnadt 

VP of Fundraising

Miriam Rhee



Reyna Leiva



Lourdes Kidwai




The PTA board elections are held in May each year. Anyone who is a PTA general member may seek the nomination for any board position they may feel qualified to fill. Nominations will be announced at the General PTA Meeting at the School Open House. We will also accept nominations from the floor if there are any and the vote will be taken that night.


Listed here are the offices and a short description of their duties. Should you be interested in any board position contact any PTA board member to let us know how you wish to be of service to your school. And don’t be concerned about the time commitment required. It just takes a few hours a month to help Madison Elementary PTA continue to supply the great assemblies, field trips, and special activities that our children have come to enjoy and count on us to provide.

Slated Board Positions



 Prepares agenda and conducts meetings for the Executive Board and General Membership

 Oversees all other officers and activities

 Acts as a liaison between national, state, district, council and local PTA’s

 Represents Madison PTA at school district meetings

 Has signature authority for all expenditures



 Prepares Projected Budget for the year

 Presents monthly statements and maintains financial records for the PTA

 Responsible for banking and disbursing funds

 Has signature authority for all expenditures



 Maintains an accurate record of the proceedings of all the general meetings and executive board meetings in a bound book

 Responsible for all correspondence

 Creates and Maintains a current database of volunteer candidates

 Maintains a current copy of the bylaws and standing rules


1st VP: Programs:
• Presides over meetings in the absence of the President
• Plans programs for family fun nights and parent education nights
• Has signature authority for all expenditures


2nd VP: Fundraising, Ways and Means:

 Plans Fall and Spring Fundraising events

 Oversees Jogathon Chair

 Oversees and coordinates book fairs

 Plans and directs membership drive with appropriate committee chair


3rd VP: Student Services:

 Oversees STAR program, Hands-on-Art

 Coordinates Santa visit

 Oversees Halloween carnival, and Field day

 Oversees school gift committee and Teacher Appreciation Week

 Oversees Field Trip coordinator



 Responsible for reviewing the financial records of PTA and preparing audit reports



 Maintains records and other pertinent history items

 Maintains PTA bulletin Board

 Directs and oversees publishing activities for the yearbook

 Responsible for inside publicity (Madison Matters, calendar, Reference Guide and the Back to School Packet)


*: We cannot vote on a board without nominees in these positions.


Appointed Board Positions:

Principal Advisor - Principal

Teacher Liaison – Madison Teacher



 Provides advice on Parliamentary procedure at all General and Executive board meetings

 Responsible for the first nominating committee

 Chairs the Bylaws committee and reviews bylaws and standing rules annually


Chair Positions:

Chair positions are not voted upon, just filled by volunteers. We urgently need people to fill these positions as many of the programs need to be planned over the summer or early next school year! If you are interested in one of the chair positions below, please contact any PTA Board member to discuss your interests. Chair positions may be shared and chairpersons may appoint committees to help them fulfill their duties. Available chair positions include:


Box Tops/Labels

Hands on Art


Logo Items and T-shirts

Madison Matters


School Calendar

Science Program

STAR Reading

Thursday Packets and School Information Board


Weekly E-mail

Fall Fundraiser

Spring Fundraiser

Halloween Carnival


Publicity, Programs and Services

Reflections (national PTA visual arts program)

Teacher Appreciation

Volunteer Coordinator


Character Counts

Chess Club

Live Well Kids/Nutrition

Farm Produce Liaison

Redondo Beach Educational Foundation Liaison


* A PTA cannot operate without these three board positions