2018-2019 PTO Board Nomination Form

Nominations are now open for the St. Rita 2018-2019 PTO Board, and we need you! All parents of the school are members of the Parent Teacher Organization.  As your representatives, the board members organize and implement annual activities that create life-long memories for our children. Their efforts also offset tuition while providing educational and environmental enhancements on both the east and the west campuses.

Serving on the Board is your opportunity to provide valuable input on issues impacting the school and to meet other parents in the St. Rita community.  This year board positions have been updated for more opportunities to get involved. Please take a few minutes to nominate parents whose talents and willingness to serve would make them an asset to the Board.  This includes you!  Please don’t be shy; nominate yourself for a position. It is an experience that is both rewarding and fun.

Please feel free to contact any of the current Board members if you any have questions about their positions. The deadline for nominations is on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 3 p.m. Use the form below to submit your nominations or return the form in the family envelope to the school office.

Thank you for your participation in the nomination process. 

Sincerely,

The Nomination Committee
Caitlin Guthrie – Vice President
Annel Gloria – Health and Safety Chair
Daniela Barragan – Community Liaison Chair
Wendy Watson – Community Liaison Chair
Jen Crane – General Member

A few things to consider as you fill out this form:

  • You do not need to complete the entire form – you are welcome to nominate just one or two individuals.
  • Board members are elected to serve one year (2 years for Ways & Means).
  • Board members must attend monthly board meetings held during the school year.

The purposes of the PTO Board are to:

  • Promote goodwill, open communication and cooperation between and among parents, faculty, administration, and parish.
  • Help build and enhance the faith community of the school and parish.
  • Raise funds for the school.
  • Lobby for programs/services that has a positive impact on the school and its students.
  • Provide support for the Principal as the administrator of the school program.
  • Presides at all PTO general and Board meetings, approves the disbursement of PTO funds, chairs the Harvest Festival Sponsorship Committee, and performs all other duties incumbent upon this office. 1-yr term.
  • Performs the President’s duties in his/her absence, vice-chairs the Harvest Festival Sponsorship Committee, chairs the Nominating Committee, and assists with the school Lenten Soup Kitchen. Participates in other duties as needed by the President/Board. 1-yr term.
  • Records the minutes of all PTO Board meetings. Responsibilities include generating the weekly school newsletter (Mailchimp.com) and submission of all PTO events to the parish bulletin. Participates in other duties as needed by the President/Board. 1-yr term.
  • Maintains, reconciles, and reports on the PTO bank account, prepares and submits the annual PTO budget, and performs all other financial duties as may be designated by the Board, and participates in other duties as needed by the President/Board. 1-yr term.
  • Maintains the school’s emergency supplies and coordinates safety duties at all PTO events. Manages parent safety participation on signup.com. Participates in other duties as needed by the President/Board. 1-yr term.
  • Ways & Means Fundraising Chairs
    Will form and manage sub-committees to plan, organize and execute the following school events. 2-yr term. *Please note the change in team structure. Chairs will now only be responsible for the event in which they have been voted to chair. In addition, Auction will no longer be the responsibility of the Ways and Means chairs.
  • Records and reports all parent participation hours monthly. Timekeeper also manages volunteer sign-ups for all fundraising events and participates in other duties as needed by the President/Board. 1-yr term.
  • Oversee all room parent activities, reports the use of class funds to the Treasurer and Principal, works with the Timekeeper(s) to monitor and help families complete parent participation hours, recommends room parent candidates. Participates in other duties as needed by the President/Board. 1-yr term.
  • Offers a prayer before and at the end of the PTO general and Board meetings and provides refreshments for those meetings. Sends birthday cards to staff monthly as well as sympathy/get well wishes to members of the school/parish community. Provides spiritual support to the Principal and the Board to promote the Catholic identity and build the faith community of the school. Participates in other duties as needed by the President/Board. 1-yr term.
  • Individuals with graphic design skills will work with the Fundraising Chairs to create and implement promotional/publicity materials consistent with the St. Rita brand for advertising, news print and social media. Participates in other duties as needed by the President/Board. 1-yr term.
  • Plans and manages New Family Mentor Program, Welcome BBQ, Admissions Fair and Grandparents’ Day to support new and returning families as well as to recruit prospective families. Participates in other duties as needed by the President/Board. 1-yr term.
  • Optional
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.