As we look towards the 2021/2022 school year, we expect things to return to a more “normal” routine. We need to add volunteers in order to be able to offer the programs and services of the PTA! Below are all the places that we need help to function and run effectively. The more people that offer their time, the easier the workload! If you are able to help, please email us.
After-School Activities Committee
We need your help to fill a critical Committee - the After-School Activities Committee. We need several volunteers to help for this program to continue. If we do not get enough volunteers, then the PTA will not be able to offer any after school activities next year.
Book Fair Chair
Each year the PTA coordinates with the school to host a book fair in the fall and spring. The primary responsibilities for the book fair chair are:
Our current book fair chair will be available to help with the transition this fall. This position can be filled by one person or can be shared among two volunteers.
Spirit Wear Coordinator
Set up spirit wear order with a new vendor. Help arrange any bulk orders (though we envision much of next year to be independent orders with direct ship to individual’s home.)
Staff Appreciation Committee Members
Help plan MES Staff Appreciation activities throughout the year including a back to school lunch, holiday lunch, and daily activities during Teacher Appreciation Week in May.
Advocacy Committee Chair
The MES PTA is fortunate to be a part of a large network of PTAs. The Virginia PTA and the National PTA are actively engaged in sparking change in programs and policies that benefit children.
We are looking for a volunteer to help keep our members up to date on the important initiatives taking place. Responsibilities include:
Memberhub Forum Administrator (new for 2021)
The PTA has a new database that will allow us to connect our families through forums. The administrator will help set-up and monitor the forums. Memberhub makes set-up very easy so no advanced technical knowledge is necessary!
Reflection Program Chair (new for 2021)
The Reflections program is an art competition that encourages students to explore the arts and express themselves. Students in Pre-K through Grade 12, and a special artist division, create theme-based artwork in dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography or visual arts. This committee will begin work this winter to prepare the program to launch next school year.
Keeping our members informed is an important part of the PTA. We need a volunteer to help us coordinate incoming information from within our community and our extended PTA network and then coordinate the design and dissemination of that information through different channels.