2017-2018 PTA VOLUNTEERS

2017-2018 PTA VOLUNTEERS

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED
As you can see, many of the positions are filled by the same people. But we don’t want it that way! We’d LOVE to have new Parents come in and learn how to run events and programs! We are all for new Volunteers, Helpers, Co-Chairs, Chairs, Board members, and even Executive Committee members! Please contact the PTA at [email protected] if you’d like to help in any way. Thanks!

PTA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2017 – 2018
Elected Positions: 1-year commitment – These elected Board members attend Executive Committee meetings and PTA meetings.

President: Tiffany Stallings
The President presides at general PTA meetings and Executive Committee meetings, and serves as the primary contact to the Principal. The President also retains all official records of the PTA.

Vice President: Jim Minor
The VP assists the PTA President as needed, including conducting meetings in Presidents absence. THE VP also acts as the Membership Rep in the absence of a Volunteer to fill that position.

Treasurer: Napole Suozzo
The Treasurer posts all financial transactions to the financial system as they occur. She also creates a monthly PTA Treasurer report. She reconciles the checkbook, writes checks as needed, and makes deposits in a timely fashion. She leads the annual budget development process and presents the budget to the PTA membership for approval. She also files annual IRS forms, renews licenses and insurance annually, and facilitates the annual audit.

Secretary: Laura Shelley
The Secretary records and distributes minutes of Executive Committee meetings and general meetings. She maintains a complete file of all approved minutes, agendas, and materials distributed by any official PTA meeting. She manage communications through newsletters, emails, and flyers. She also works with Webmaster to insure the PTA website is up to date.

PTA BOARD MEMBERS 2017 – 2018
These Board members are appointed by the PTA President with the approval of the Executive Committee. They attend PTA meetings, and update the PTA on matters pertaining to their position.

Fundraising Representative: Tiffany Stallings
The Fundraising Rep coordinates our fall fundraiser; this is our Fun Run. 100% of the proceeds go to the BLE PTA to help fund activities and benefits for the school.

Passive Fundraising Representatvie: Jennifer Evans
The PF Rep develops a plan to encourage families to turn in Box Tops & Labels for Education, and runs a quarterly contest for the classrooms. She arranges restaurant takeovers, manages store rewards program, etc.

Membership Representative: Vacant
The Membership Rep plans a membership campaign, in coordination with the Treasurer collects and processes fees, enrolls members, and send fees and forms to the Washington State PTA office. Orders and distributes Certificates of Appreciation and other items to show the PTA’s thanks to Volunteers. Attends all BLE PTA functions, and gives a small speech (coordinating with the Event Chair) to thank Volunteers at the event, to remind attendees that the PTA put the event on, and to give people a Point-Of-Contact for joining the PTA.

K-2 Parent Rep: Vacant
The Parent Reps promote PTA meetings and programs to their grades. They also provide an informal report at PTA Meetings on things happening in their grades, ideas, concerns and/or suggestions.

3-5 Parent Rep: Vacant
The Parent Reps promote PTA meetings and programs to their grades. They also provide an informal report at PTA Meetings on things happening in their grades, ideas, concerns and/or suggestions.

Volunteer Chair Positions 2017 – 2018
These positions are the leads of the various awesome activities that our PTA funds and runs for our Bobcats throughout the School Year! These programs and events are always in need of new Parents to help out and to eventually take over. They may be at risk of being discontinued at times if Chairpersons are not found to lead them!

Auditors (2): STILL NEEDED 
Auditors review the PTA books twice a year to verify that all checks are accounted for and that the books balance. Audit forms and instructions are provided.

Bingo and Books Co-Chairs: Jim Minor and Laura Shelley
The Bingo and Books Chairs plan a night of Bingo fun for BLE students and families to take place in February. Jim and Laura are looking for Parents to help out and learn how to run this super fun event!

Trunk or Treat and Boo Bash Chair: Jim Minor
The Chair of this event plans a night of family fun with Trunk or Treat in the parking lot, including a Best Trunk Contest, followed by a fun activity with A DJ for dancing, coloring and activities tables, and a Best Costume Contest for grades K-1, 2-3, 4-5, and one for Parents, in the gym. Jim is looking for a CO-Chair to help with this event!

Book Fair Chair: Crissy Worthen
The Book Fair Chair plans three days of book sales through Scholastic Books. All funds raised support the BLE library.

Bulletin Board Chair: Tiffany Stallings
Design and create monthly PTA bulletin boards in the BLE foyer. The PTA would LOVE to find a creative Parent to take over this task!

Carnival Chair: Jim Minor
The Carnival Chair coordinates with local community organizations and businesses to host Carnival games, hires entertainment, works with local food vendors to arrange food trucks and vendors, and coordinates the Volunteers to ensure that Carnival goes off without a hitch – at least to the outside observer! The PTA needs a Parent with some organizational skills and a can-do spirit to step up and learn what it takes to take over this event. It’s the one event each year that all Bobcats look forward to!

Open House and Community Night Chairs: Laura Shelley, Napole Suozzo, Tiffany Stallings, and Jim Minor
The Open House Chair coordinates with the Principal to have a night full of information from the School, and makes sure that the PTA table at the Open House is staffed and has all of the documents and Spiritwear needed so that Parents and Bobcats can see what the PTA has to offer. The Community Night Chair contacts local local businesses and community organizations to have as many as possible set up with tables to show new and returning Parents and Bobcats what’s out there in our community. The Executive Committee would appreciate any help they can get to make this event a winner!

Flaky Fun Chair: Napole Suozzo
The Flaky Fun Chair coordinates with the School to hold a day just before winter break filled with crafts, food and fun! She works with tons of volunteers makes this event a success. Napole is searching for a Parent to help take over Flaky Fun in the future!

Garden Day Chair: Jim Minor
The Garden Day Chair works with the Principal to organize a day for volunteers to clean up the gardens and grounds around the school. Last year we cleaned up the Secret Garden and made it much more accessible to our Bobcats! This year we plan to plant more flowers in the Secret Garden area and to take out some of the thorny vines and weeds in the area adjacent the Secret Garden to make things safer – and prettier! – for our Bobcats! Jim is currently looking for a Parent to Co-Chair so that more can get done!

Movie Night Co-Chairs: Laura Shelley and Jim Minor
The Movie Night Chairs plan two or three movie nights throughout the year at BLE for families to enjoy a safe night out with ALL of their kids! This is a relatively simple event, where the Chairs need only to pick the movie (with approval from the Principal!), and have Volunteers (usually from local High Schools) make popcorn while families watch the movie and relax. If you’re interested in helping out, let us know!

Science Fair Chair: Napole Suozzo
The Science Fair Chair coordinates with Teachers and the Principal to arrange for enough space for all of the Science Fair entries. She also arranges for science demonstrations, recruits judges and other volunteers for event. She oversees set up, operation, and clean up of the event. Napole has never had a Co-Chair, but she sure would love to have one!

Staff Appreciation Chair: Tiffany Stallings
The S.A. Chair does a whole HOST of things during Staff Appreciation Week in May to show the BLE Teachers and Staff that we think that they are the best in the business! If you’re interested in knowing more or would like to help out, please let us know!

Webmaster: Jim Minor
The Webmaster does his best to regularly update the BLE PTA website, to enhance communication with our members and local community. If you are computer savvy (and know HTML), and would like to take on the job, contact us!

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED
As you can see, many of the positions are filled by the same people. But we don’t want it that way! We’d LOVE to have new Parents come in and learn how to run events and programs! We are all for Volunteers, Helpers, Co-Chairs, completely new Chairs, Board members, and even Executive Committee members! Please contact the PTA at [email protected] if you’d like to help in any way. Thanks!



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