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The PTA here at OB is strong and vibrant. We are always looking for people who would like to be more involved and are willing to help out. The PTA helps with a number of school events during the year, including the following:
Back to School picnic 
Fall Festival
Family Science Nights
Jog-a-Thon fundraiser
Student Art showcases
Family Dances
Fourth Grade promotion ceremony
OB school-wide art program
 
 
We meet the second Tuesday of each month in the auditorium. We hope you can join us. 
 
Andrea Vasquez-Villalobos, PTA President 
 
Deirdre Encarnacion Slaughter, PTA Executive Vice President
 
Jaimie Holcomb, PTA Vice President of Communications
 
Tracy McCormick, PTA Vice President of Memberships
 
Jonathon Villalobos & Caryn Johnson, PTA Vice President, Volunteer Coordinator
 
Jody Madigan, PTA Treasurer
 
Leah Carcione, PTA Secretary
 
Kevin Mathy, PTA Parliamentarian
 

 

 

 

PTA Position Descriptions

 

President: The PTA President is the liaison between the parents, staff of our school and our community. You must be available for one board meeting per month, including announcing monthly PTA meetings via signs on gates and e-blast communications, communicating with other board members about agenda items, writing the agenda, making babysitting arrangements, providing food (usually pizza) for kids and running the meeting. You will need to be present at most if not all events sponsored by the PTA and oversee all fundraisers.  Monitor the progress before and during the event or fundraiser to make sure everything is going smoothly.

Executive Vice President: The EVP’s primary responsibility is to assist the President, be available for one board meeting per month and run meetings in the absence of the President. Manage the PTA calendar of events in coordination with the Principal and President. Assist with the email correspondence person for PTA communication to classroom parents. File permits for events.

Vice President Chair Positions:

Volunteers: The PTA Vice President of Volunteers needs to be available for all monthly board meetings. He/She will be responsible for collecting and coordinating volunteers for events. He/She will also be responsible for setting up family dining night locations for the 3rd Thursday of each school month.   

Membership: The PTA Vice President of Membership needs to be available for all monthly board meetings. He/She will be responsible for setting up our yearly membership drive, keep track of all members, and print and hand out PTA membership cards. He/She shall assist with nomination forms and voting at the end of the school year. 

Programs (EACH):  The PTA Vice President of Programs needs to be available for all monthly board meetings. Officer shall monitor the progress before and during the event or fundraiser to make sure everything is going smoothly.

Communications:  The PTA Vice President of Communications needs to be available for all monthly board meetings. The officer shall also be the email correspondence person in charge of PTA communication to classroom parents. 

Secretary: The Secretary needs to be available for all monthly board meetings. It is the Secretary's duty to record the minutes of each board meeting.

Treasurer: The Treasurer needs to be available for all monthly board meetings. The Treasurer is responsible forkeeping permanent records that track gross income, receipts and disbursements of the association, including the number of members and dues collected. Chair the budget committee and prepare the budget for adoption by the PTA. Pay all bills as authorized by the executive board or the association. Be aware of deadlines (including postmark dates) for all financial transactions. Secure two authorized signatures on all checks. Deposit money immediately and give receipts. Prepare and present a Treasurer's Report at every association and executive board meeting. Maintain continuous and direct communication with the president regarding finances. Advise board members of the status of the treasury and their individual budgets. 

 

Auditor: The Auditor needs to be available for all monthly board meetings. Reviews records and makes sure receipts have been accounted for and expenditures have been made as authorized in the minutes and according to the budget.

Parliamentarian: The Parliamentarian needs to be available for all monthly board meetings. Reviews and studies the bylaws annually and make sure PTA is in compliance. Chair a committee to make any changes at the end of each school year.

Historian: The historian assembles and preserves the record of activities and achievements of the PTA and assists the president in preparing the Annual Unit Historian Report.

Expressive Kids: The leader for this committee handles all things art, OB Elementary has a strong arts program and that is thanks to this committee who is responsible for art related fundraisers such as Family Art Night, Performance Night and Spring Open House Class Art Auction. They are expected to be available for PTA board meetings to report on events and new ideas for this committee.

 

Academic Achievers: The leader for this group is responsible for the organizing of all fundraisers and events related to academics, such as Family Science Night and Star Party. They are expected to be available for PTA board meetings to report on events and new ideas for this committee.

 

Community Builders: This committee leader is responsible for creating and maintaining business relationships for donations within the OB community and heads up events like Skate for the Kids Day and Holiday Float Decoration. They are expected to be available for PTA board meetings to report on events and new ideas for this committee.

 

Healthy Choices: Healthy Choices big event is our annual Jog-A-Thon and also represents our school garden. He/She is in charge of coordinating after school popcorn and otter pops and Jamba Juice on Fridays. They are expected to be available for PTA board meetings to report on events and new ideas for this committee.