• The personal rewards are significant and the impact we have on our district is immense. We are a K-12 PTA and would like representation from all three schools in the district. Job descriptions for each position are listed below, along with the current board member’s contact information. They are prepared to answer any questions you may have regarding the position. Please note that Board members are required to attend monthly PTA meetings.

    Co-Presidents:
    *Note - To be eligible for the office of president, the person must have been a member of the Executive Board of the Blind Brook PTA for a minimum of one year.

    Duties Include:

    • Sign and execute all contracts and agreements in the name of the PTA
    • Preside at all meetings of the association
    • Coordinate the work of the committees toward a common goal
    • Meet frequently with School Administration to discuss current events, issues and share information
    • Develop annual operating budgets
    • Attend Board of Education meetings
    • Membership on the Budget Committee
    • Approve discretionary funds spent by building principals
    • Sign checks
    • Send emails to PTA community re: meetings and events
    • Hold Executive Board Meetings 2x/year
    • Update bylaws if necessary
    • Ensure proper methods and protocols are followed for committee work
    • Meet monthly with superintendent of schools 

    Contact: Johanna Gonzalez (uscjohanna@hotmail.com) & Alicia Scala (alicia.scala@gmail.com)

     

    Recording Secretary: 

    Duties Include:

    • Record and maintain minutes of all PTA meetings
    • Copy and distribute minutes at PTA meetings

    Contact: Linda Wu (lihua.wu@gmail.com)  

     

    Corresponding (Communications) Secretary:

    Duties Include: 

    • Prepare and post Summer Bulletin
    • Update PTA page of District Website
    • Post PTA events on District Calendar, hard copies in display box at RSS
    • Prepare and send email blasts on behalf of PTA
    • Send any outside correspondence as necessary
    • Represent PTA at monthly District Communication Committee Meeting

    Contact: Betsy Rohtbart (blindbrookptasocial@gmail.com)

     

    Treasurer:

    Duties Include:

    • Collect all monies of the PTA
    • Keep full and accurate accounts of receipts and expenditures
    • Issue checks for payment
    • Present financial statements at each PTA meeting
    • Prepare a budget for submission to the members
    • Have the accounts examined annually by an auditor
    • File all IRS and NY State tax forms
    • Preside over the meeting and be a member of the Budget Committee
    • Administrator of Community Pass

    Contact: Cameron Sager (csager10@gmail.com)

      

    Legal:

    Duties Include:

    • Review all contracts
    • Ensure that all events conform to unity bylaws
    • Provide legal opinions on specific issues
    • Revise bylaws if necessary
    • Responsible for going to minimum of two Board of Education meetings

    Contact:          Danielle Carey (danielle92773@aol.com)

     

    Chairperson(s) Ways and Means {Fundraising}:

    Duties Include:

    • Solicit committee heads to chair all Fundraising events (i.e., Holiday Boutique, Book Fair, School supply sales, plant sale, Magic Night, Wrapping Paper, After School Activities (currently managed by Flex Academies))
    • Manage end of year “Boosterthon”
    • Train committee heads in proper procedures
    • Support committee heads in any way needed
    • Present a report at PTA meetings
    • Manage the PTA calendar in collaboration with the Co-Presidents
    • Ensure proper protocol is followed with coordinating events through the district
    • Look at current fundraisers and revise based on community interest

    Contact: Alex Boruch (alexruth74@aol.com) & Kate Marino (kmarino63@gmail.com)

     

    Chairperson(s) Programming:

    Duties Include:

    • Solicit committee heads to chair all Programming events (i.e. School Spirit Day, Teacher Appreciation lunch, Educational Speakers, Movie Nights, Kindergarten Social, Olympic Nights, K/1 event, etc.)
    • Train committee heads in proper procedures
    • Approve the work plans of all committees
    • Support committee heads in any way needed
    • Present a report at PTA meetings
    • Develop annual operating budget
    • Ensure proper protocol is followed with coordinating events through the district
    • Look at current fundraisers and revise based on community interest

    Contact: Bree Candee (breecandee74@gmail.com) & Lynn Glantz (laglantz@gmail.com)


    Membership Chairperson(s):

    Duties Include:

    • Send out membership forms
    • Manage dues using Community Pass for all district members
    • Communicate with PTA-Teacher representatives to collect dues from teachers and staff
    • Prepare and distribute Dial-a-Friend directory
    • Update and maintain School Bee Website (online directory) including class lists, new students, students who have left the district, etc.

    Contact: Hedy Cardozo (hedozo@aol.com) & Yvette Montvelisky (ymontvel@gmail.com)

     

    School Liaisons [Ridge Street School, Middle School, High School]:

    Duties Include:

    • Meet monthly with building principals
    • Liaison with the school’s public relations contact to coordinate information to be posted on the school district’s website
    • Provide parent feedback to administration
    • Follow up on issues or provide resources as directed by principals
    • Assist in coordinating of events and recruitment of volunteers for the building’s activities, including teacher appreciation luncheons, as well as:
      • RSS Liaison coordinates:
        • Meet monthly with building principal and report at PTA meetings
        • Selects, coordinates and manages Class Parents
      • MS Liaison coordinates:
        • Faculty Talent Show, 6 & 7 grade Spirit Day and 8 grade Graduation breakfast
        • Chairpersons of Reflections Program [MS Liaison spearheads program w/ assist from other 2 liaisons]
      • HS Liaison coordinates:
        • Support PTA Co-Presidents in various ways
        • Recruits Volunteers and helps coordinate graduation receptions for all 3 schools
        • HS liaison is parent representative to HS Congress

    Contact:

     

    Pupil Services Liaison:

    Duties Include: 

    • Meet monthly with Director of Pupil Personnel Services
    • Liaison with the school’s public relations contact to coordinate information to be posted on the school district’s website
      Assist in coordinating of events and recruitment of volunteers for Creating Connections Program each Fall
    • Provide parent feedback to pupil services department
      Follow up on issues or provide resources as directed by Director and Assistant of Director Pupil Personnel Services
    • Oversee parent members as resource for participation in initial and annual 504 and CSE meetings, as well as for ad-hoc support and guidance to other families
    • Support PTA Co-Presidents in various ways

    Contact: Katherine Ayala (Katherine.hallissyayala@gmail.com)

     

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