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PTA Elections, Board Responsibilities & Committee Chairs

PTA ELECTIONS

The PTA Executive Board elections are held in March each year. Anyone who is a PTA general member may seek the nomination for any board position they may feel qualified to fill. Nominations for office shall be made by a Nominating Committee, which is elected by the association in January of each year during our general meeting. Nominations will be announced prior to the election in March. 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 EXECUTIVE BOARD POSITIONS

President*

  • 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

Treasurer*

  • 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

Secretary*

  • 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 Jog-A-Thon Chair

  • Oversees and coordinates book fairs

  • Plans and directs PTA membership drive with the appropriate committee chair

3rd VP: Student Services

  • Oversees STAReading program, Hands-on-Art

  • Coordinates Holiday Multicultural Celebration

  • Oversees Halloween Carnival, and Field day

  • Oversees school gift committee and Teacher Appreciation Week

  • Oversees Field Trip coordinator

Auditor

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

Historian

  • Maintains records and other pertinent history items

  • Maintains PTA Bulletin Board

  • Directs and oversees publishing activities for the yearbook

  • Responsible for inside publicity

APPOINTED POSITIONS:

Principal Advisor – Principal

Teacher Liaison – Madison Teacher

Parliamentarian

  • 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

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

2019-20 COMMITTEE CHAIR POSITIONS

Chair positions are not voted upon but are appointed and 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 the PTA President to discuss your interests. Chair positions may be shared and chairpersons may appoint committees to help them fulfill their duties. Available chair positions include:

2019-20 PROGRAM COMMITTEES

Family Art Nights Jessica Wong
Family Bowling Night
 
Family Dance Night
Monica CdeBaca
Family Movie Night  
Family Ice Skating Night Anna Michelsen
Multicultural Night Anna Michelsen & Kari Chatterji
Parent Education Nights  
School Assemblies
 
STEM Night Aparna Prasad & Sangeetha Ananthakrishnan

2019-20 FUNDRAISING COMMITTEES

Book Fair (fall & spring)
Krista Valdez

Camp Expo

 

Fall Cash Drive

 

Jog-A-Thon

 

Student Artwork (fall & spring)

Jessica Wong & Kari Chatterji

Spiritwear

 

Passive — Box Tops

Christine Ricardo

Passive — Dine Outs

Derek Powell & Heyam Kakish Aqleh

Online Auction

Cindy Klewan

Sponsorship

 

2019-20 STUDENT SERVICES COMMITTEES

Battle of the Books Marti Livingston
College & Career Day Lori Simms
Field Day  
Field Trip Coordinator  
Halloween Carnival Marti Livingston & Krista Valdez
Hands on Art Jessica Wong & Kari Chatterji
Morning Milers Run Club
Jenna McCue, Deanna Lapen & Brandie Siu
PTA Reflections Jessica Wong (chair), Sheeja Shaj & Kari Chatterji
Multicultural Holiday Celebration Marti Livingston
School Gift Committee  
STAReading (Students Thrilled About Reading) Deanna Lapen (chair), Brandie Siu & Jolee Bentley
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week Monica Pagone

2019-20 HISTORIAN COMMITTEES

Yearbook Michele Palermo (chair) & Liezza Slywiak

2019-20 MISCELLANEOUS COMMITTEES

Honorary Service Award

Deanna Lapen

Project Unified

Kate Spjute & Lindsey Lawson-Partridge

Scholarship

Kate Spjute

2019-20 STANDING COMMITTEES

Diversity & Inclusion

Donald Hong

Legislative

Debra Koven

Membership

Patricia Chung

 

Additional Non-PTA Positions Needing Volunteers throughout the year:

  • BCHD LiveWell Kids Nutrition Education (Lead Docent - Ani Garabedian & Lisa Jen)

  • BCHD LiveWell Kids Garden Education (Lead Docent - Krista Valdez & Melanie Basen)

  • BCHD Walking School Bus (Lead Docent - Jolee Bentley)

  • BCHD Health & Wellness Liaison Council (Kari Chatterji)

  • BCHD Parent Advisory Group (Cindy Klewan)

  • Redondo Beach Educational Foundation (RBEF) Liaison (Jessica DeVille)

  • Morning Valet Coordinator (Frances Zelano)

  • School Marquee (Caroline Osborne)

  • Watch D.O.G.S. (Available Position)

  • Lego Robotics (Teacher Liaison - Liz Allen)