What does the Larchmont Elementary PTA do exactly? How can you get involved?
Below you will find a quick reference guide for our PTA committees and associated responsibilities.
Whether you have only an hour or two to volunteer or if you are interested in a more involved role, there is a place for you within the LES PTA.
To learn more, contact Nicole at email@example.com
We would love to hear from you.
Standing Committes & Descriptions
Click HERE for the list of 2017-2018 standing and special committee chairpersons.
*As per LES PTA Bylaws, the term of each chairman shall be one (1) year.
No chairman shall be eligible to serve in the same capacity for more than two (2) consecutive terms.
After school program: Coordinates third-party enrichment programs to be offered after school in the Spring.
Awards: Stays informed of potential PTA award opportunities and applies for them on behalf of the PTA.
Rewards Program: Organizes publicizing, collecting and sorting the Box Tops, Labels for Education, Tyson A+ labels etc. Also encourages parents and faculty to link any grocery store and Target RED cards to our school.
Restaurant Night: Coordinates restaurant night fundraising.
Book Fair: coordinates the annual book fair; including set-up, removal and assisting students and parents during fair hours
School Store/Spirit Wear: Maintains school spirit store operations and coordinates design/sale of Spirit Wear merchandise. Also works with teachers to compile the list of supplies for the school year, work with the supply pack vendor to put together pre-packaged packs of school supplies for each grade level to be sold to parents and students, and distribute the packs when they are delivered.
Room Parents: oversees the Room Parent volunteers; serves as liaison between school and room parents.
New Parent Liaison: Serves as liaison between school and new parents.
Cultural Arts: Works closely with teachers + staff to coordinate and schedule cultural enrichment programming, and the annual author visit.
Fine Arts: Works closely with teachers + staff to plan and coordinate Fine Arts Night, as well as the annual artist in residence program.
Carnival: Responsible for planning and implementing the annual Spring carnival.
Destination Imagination: Coordinates school teams to participate in the district Destination Imagination competition in early Spring.
Hospitality: Coordinates the annual Open House and Meet + Greet, the annual Welcome Teacher Breakfast and Holiday Cookies for Teachers, as well as the efforts during Teacher Appreciation Week.
Legislative Affairs Delegates (2): With the president and principal, attends the local Norfolk Council PTA, and reports on activities of the council to the PTA , and votes on all issues as instructed by the LES PTA.
Marquee: Responsible for keeping the outside marquee up to date.
Run At Twilight (RAT): Responsible for planning and implementing the annual Fall RAT Race.
Reflections: Organizes Larchmont Elementary's participation in the annual National PTA Reflections competition.
Watch D.O.G.S.: Organizes the LES Watch D.O.G.S. program, which recruits and coordinates "dads of great students" to volunteer in the school.
THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Our PTA is made up of hard-working parents & teachers who pool their talents to provide practical support for our school. Those listed below volunteered to provide leadership this year. Get to know their names and faces, and feel free to ask them if you have questions.
Nicole Norris, President
This is Nicole's fourth year as a Larchmont parent.
Summer Brennan, 1st Vice President, Volunteers
This is Summer's second year as a Larchmont parent.
Laurie Taylor, 2nd Vice President, Membership
This is Laurie's second year as a Larchmont parent.
Allison Arbuckle, Treasurer
This is Allison's fifth year as a Larchmont parent.
Julie Walsh, Recording Secretary
This is Julie's eleventh year as a Larchmont parent.
Kim Murray McDonald, Corresponding Secretary
This is Kim's fourth year as a Larchmont parent.
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