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 lpta.general@gmail.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.


Book Fair: coordinates the annual book fair; including set-up, removal and assisting students and parents during fair hours


Carnival: Responsible for planning and implementing the annual Spring carnival.


Cultural Arts: Works closely with teachers + staff to coordinate and schedule cultural enrichment programming, and the annual author visit.


Destination Imagination: Coordinates school teams to participate in the district Destination Imagination competition in early Spring.


Fine Arts: Works closely with teachers + staff to plan and coordinate the annual artist in residence program.


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 Delegate: With the president and principal, attends the local Norfolk Council PTA, and reports on activities of the council to the PTA ; votes on all issues as instructed by the LES PTA.


Marquee: Responsible for keeping the outside marquee up to date.


New Parent Liaison: Serves as liaison between school and new parents.


Parliamentarian: Assists the president to manage meetings and advises on parliamentary procedure. Chairs bylaws committee to review unit bylaws each year and revise bylaws every five years. Arranges nominating committee's first meeting, providing information on nomination and election process. Maintains a position of impartiality, and therefore, must forego their right to vote.


Reflections: Organizes Larchmont Elementary's participation in the annual National PTA Reflections competition.


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.


Room Parents: oversees the Room Parent volunteers; serves as liaison between school and room parents.


Run At Twilight (RAT): Responsible for planning and implementing the annual Fall RAT Race.


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.


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.



Each standing committee chair shall prepare and submit a year-end transition document outlining responsibilities, resources, and any other helpful information to be maintained by the secretary.




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

4th year LES parent


Shall preside at all meetings of the PTA

Coordinates the work of the officers and committees of the PTA

Submits all necessary paperwork to Virginia PTA
Serve as administrator for PTA website and social media platforms

Serve as ex-officio member of all committees, except the nominating committee


Summer Brennan, 1st Vice President, Volunteers


2nd year LES parent


1st Vice President:
Works closely with all committee chairs for the purposes of recruiting, training, and scheduling volunteers for events.
Serves as administrator for PTA website, and social platforms.


Laurie Taylor, 2nd Vice President, Membership


2nd year LES parent


2nd Vice President:
Coordinates the work involved in recruiting membership; and works closely with the Hospitality Committee to plan and execute community events.
Serves as administrator for PTA website, and social platforms.


Allison Arbuckle, Treasurer


5th year LES parent



Keeps full and accurate account of receipts and expenditures.
Makes disbursements as authorized by the president, executive board, or general membership
Presents written financial statements at every meeting
Submits audit report to Virginia PTA
Submits IRS tax forms
Remits dues to Virginia PTA and National PTA by deadline.
Serves as administrator of the PTA website, and social media platforms


Julie Walsh, Recording Secretary


11th year LES parent


Recording Secretary:
Record the minutes of all PTA meetings and posts them to the website
Keeps official copy of PTA bylaws in files
Maintains membership list as required by Virginia PTA
Keeps and maintains the list of standing committees; and maintains executive board year-end transition documents.|
Serves as administrator for PTA website, and the weekly emails.


Kim Murray McDonald, Corresponding Secretary


4th year LES parent


Corresponding Secretary:
Serves as editor of the PTA's printed newsletter
Sends weekly emails to all membership; as well as any special email(s) at the discretion of the president
Keeps and maintains submissions for the printed newsletter, and the weekly emails.
Serves as administrator for the PTA website, and social platforms







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