2020-21 PTA BOARD
President's Letter 2020-2021
Welcome Wilburton Elementary families!
What an unusual start to the year! We hope that everyone has been able to log on and get connected to their teachers and classes so far. Speaking of being connected, the PTA has shifted all focus to being connected as a community and providing student & staff support. We are committed to doing our part to make this year just as great, although different, as any other!
So what does being connected look like for the PTA?
It means virtual events to show school spirit, in lieu of gathering in person.
It means still having a yearbook, even if official school portraits aren’t taken. We are already getting creative with ideas to show all the innovative ways we are adapting to virtual learning! Yearbook appreciates ANY and ALL photos posted to our social media accounts to help tell the story of our virtual year.
It means getting exciting new spirit wear for your kids to show off on-screen to their classmates.
It means purchasing your annual PTA membership so you, as parents and staff, have a voice in what we do and how we spend the money we raise.
All of these things and more can help our students still feel a sense of belonging and like they are an important part of our community, virtual or otherwise!
Our second focus is on supporting our staff and students. We don’t know exactly what tools our staff will need all year to better connect with our kids and stay safe, but we want to make sure we can provide those tools when they do.
So, what can you do today?
First, go to wilburtonpta.org and sign up or update your account! This will get you on the mailing list for our PTA newsletter to keep you in the loop for everything happening at the school. Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/wilburtonpta) and Instagram (@wilburtonpta) for info on how to purchase spirit wear, your yearbook, and more. We often post reminders, news, and other helpful information.
We know this year is tougher than normal for our families, and your support means the world to us and makes a huge difference for everyone at Wilburton Elementary.
The Wilburton Elementary PTA
Tawny Vena, President
2020-2021 PTA CHAIRS
**Click Chair Program Event Name to send email
FB/Instagram: Tawny & Lindsay
Website Admin: Board 2020-2021
Advocacy Chair: Amy
AtoZ School Directory Admin: TBD
Volunteer Coordinator: Mary
GSuites Admin: Tawny
Nomination Committee: TBD
Standing Rules Review Committee: TBD
Library Coordinator Chair: TBD
Teacher Appreciation Coordinator: Lauren
Share your Culture Committee: TBD
PTA Bulletin Board Chair: TBD
Tellers Committee: Mary, Lindsay & Lauren *What is a Chair? This person works with a committee and other chairmen to plan and organize programs for the school year. Potentially collaborates with principal, PTA president, and other committee chairmen to coordinate, plan and implement programs and events.
2020-2021 MEETING MINUTES & RULES
President: Oversees and coordinates the work of an executive board to run a PTA effectively, presides at PTA board and association meetings and with approval of the executive committee, makes one-year appointments to positions and committees as speciﬁed in the standing rules.
Vice President: Works as the primary aide to the president, helps lead a PTA towards speciﬁc goals consistent with PTA purposes and policies, performs the president’s duties in his or her absence, carries out other duties outlined in unit bylaws and standing rules or as assigned.
Secretary: Takes minutes at board and association meetings, co-signs formal papers with the president's authorizations, handles PTA correspondence as directed by the president, maintains and preserves PTA records and important documents to pass on at the end of the term.
Treasurer: Maintains records to track unit funds and ﬁnancial transactions, presents a written ﬁnancial report every month and at other times as requested by the president, pays all PTA bills as authorized by board or association, prepares reports for every board and association meeting and an annual ﬁnancial report.
VP of Membership: Plans and execute membership campaigns to inform and invite the school community to join the PTA, plans and execute efforts to “brand” PTA activities and events, arrange and advertise any membership benefits.
VP of Communications: Plans and execute communications campaigns, works with the board to promote events and makes work of PTA work visible to the community through different channels of communication like social media, monthly e blast, directory, etc.
You can raise your hand or nominate a member of our community, also each of the positions can be shared by two persons so it a great way to work collaboratively. We would love to see on the Board next year.