May, 2016



Get Involved!

Join the leadership team of Ephesus PTA!

 In 2015-16, Ephesus PTA sponsored, provided volunteers for, or funded the following programs:

International Night

After-School Clubs

Teacher Appreciation Events

STEaM Night

Teacher Discretionary Funds

Reflections Art Program

Family Fitness Night

Teacher Grants

Read Across America Week

Walk/Bike to School Day

Cultural Affairs Assemblies

Popsicles, Bowling, Bingo, Movies and more…

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Whether you have 1 hour or 100 hours to share, your contributions are valued and needed!

We believe that the Ephesus PTA benefits by the inclusion of everyone’s participation and talents, but there are a few key roles that define the organization’s work each year.  

Please consider whether your schedule allows you to get involved and take on one of these larger commitments. 

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President: works closely with Ephesus Principal and Administration to

·    Schedule, set agendas, and lead PTA membership and PTA Board meetings

·    Determine and set each year’s Schedule of Events

·    Help determine spending priorities for PTA budget (with Administration and Board)

·    Approximate time commitment: 5-15 hours/week, August-October; 5-10 hours/week, November-February; 5 hours/week April-July

 

Vice-President: works closely with President to

·    Support and assist President in all areas of PTA as needed

·    Support and assist Vice-President/ Walk for Ed in all areas of organization

·    Ideally, Vice-President role will be filled the President following their year as PTA President

·    Approximate time commitment: 5-10 hours/week, August-February; 5 hours/week April-July

 

Vice-President/ Walk for Education; member of the PTA Board:

·    Acts as point of contact with Public School Foundation (PSF) and Ephesus in all matters relating to Walk for Education (August-October)

·    Working with PTA President and Board, helps to

o   Recruit Volunteers to assist with Walk for Education

o   Draft and schedule Communications Plan for Ephesus community

o   Schedule and attend  two to five events, informing parents about Walk for Ed and encouraging participation (events may include Meet the Teacher/ Popsicle Night, Ephesus Open House, Playground socials before school starts, Neighborhood gatherings, Fundraising events)

·    Approximate time commitment: 5-15 hours/week, August-October; >5 hours/week Nov-July

 

Vice-President/ Communications; member of PTA Board:

·    Write weekly newsletter: Roadrunner Express

·    Format and distribute (through email) Roadrunner Express

·    Consult on other communications and publications as interest and time allow

·    Approximate time commitment: 5 hours/week, August-October; >5 hours/week November-July

 

Vice-President/ Membership; member of PTA Board:

·    Administer a “Time and Talents” survey to new and returning parents at Ephesus

·    Use information gathered to create databases of volunteers who are looking for ways to get involved in the PTA and at Ephesus

·    Follow up with new PTA members after meetings and events

·    Assist with Thank You notes and other correspondence as needed

·    Assist with Membership registration during and after Walk for Ed


Vice-President/ Advocacy; member of PTA Board:

·    Serves as Representative to CHCCS PTA District Council; attends District Council meetings

·    Informs PTA Board and Membership of salient legislation and upcoming advocacy news

·    Contributes to Roadrunner Express (PTA newsletter) 


Treasurer; member of PTA Board:

·    Process all Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable for PTA

·    File Annual Tax Report (this is a relatively simple procedure that uses online software created for PTA organizations)

·    Approximate time commitment: 5-10 hours/week, August--July

 

Secretary; member of PTA Board:

·    Attends all meetings and records minutes

·    Posts minutes to Website

·    Approximate time commitment: >5 hours/week, August-July


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Here are the names of parents who have offered to serve so far.  Won’t you join us?

 

PTA President…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

PTA Vice President………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Kristen Stewart

VP/ Walk for Education……………………………………………………………………………………………

VP/ Communications……………………………………………………………………………………………….

VP/ Membership…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Kym Hunter

VP/ Advocacy............................................................................................................... Lisa Kaylie

Treasurer………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Donna Lipsmeyer

Secretary………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Elizabeth Portnoy

 

If you are willing to serve or if you have questions about the PTA roles listed above,              please contact Kristen Stewart, president@ephesuspta.org

Thank you again for your support!  We look forward to another great year in 2016-17!



 

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School Directory

Thanks again for Marne Meredith for organizing the school directory.  It lists students alphabetically by last name, then by teacher/grade, and there are pages of staff contacts and PTA/SIT contacts. To receive a copy of the directory please send an email request to president@ephesuspta.org.