The Ways You Can Participate
The Perkerson PTSA undertakes dozens of initiatives each year, so you're likely to find a volunteer position that suits your availability, interests and expertise. Figuring out how it all fits together, however, can be a bit confusing.
At Perkerson Elementary, you can volunteer at any of the following:
- The Perkerson PTSA Executive Board works directly with school administration to ensure the PTSA's goals align with the school's needs; it also sets and manages the PTSA budget. The co-presidents and vice-presidents oversee the PTSA Committees. Nominations for vacancies on the executive board are submitted to the Nominating Committee in January and February; the executive board slate is officially voted on at the March PTAS meeting.
If you know someone you'd like to nominate for a position on the PTSA Board (or if you would like to nominate yourself), complete the Nomination Form and return it as per the instructions on the form.
- Committee Chairs coordinate, plan and manage the budgets for their respective initiatives, which can range from one-time events, like Bingo Night, to large school-wide undertakings, such as Read-a-Thon or International Travelers Week. To serve as a committee chair in the next school year, complete the PTSA Willingness to Serve form, which will be available in May.
- Committee Members work with the Committee Chairs to get the work done for their events. Sign up to serve on a PTSA committee.
- Classroom volunteers focus their energies on communicating, organizing and working with their classroom teacher and fellow parents on PTSA-related initiatives. Some classroom volunteer opportunities include Room Parent, Reflections art representative, Read-a-Thon class rep, yearbook photographer and teacher helper. Your room parents will advise you on volunteer opportunities in the classroom and how to sign up.