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Vallemar Parent-teacher organization(PTO)

The Vallemar PTO is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, tax ID 94-2800093, whose purpose is to promote and support the education and wellbeing of Vallemar students through programs, events, and services.

The PTO is committed to enhancing the educational experience for our students by supporting academic and enrichment activities, as well as raising money to enhance the school environment. We are focused on strengthening the relationship between home and school by facilitating communication and encouraging productive engagement amongst parents, teachers, administrators, the school board, and the community.

All members of Vallemar School are strongly encouraged to participate in and volunteer for PTO events throughout the year. The success of Vallemar and the PTO can be seen in the cooperation between teachers and parents as we work together for the best interest of our children and our school.

Who is the vallemar pto

YOU are the PTO

All Vallemar parents and guardians are members of the PTO. The PTO plays an important role in educating our children.  Aside from raising funds for the school, the PTO is also responsible for organizing numerous activities and school programs. It is vital in promoting a sense of community between parents, teachers, staff and the students.

vallemar pto- board Positions

Vallemar PTO is an all-volunteer, parent-run, non-profit organization committed to enhancing and enriching the education of our children and fostering a sense of community within our schools. 

All PTO Board members are encouraged to attend monthly PTO board meetings. Each position provides a report to update the board at the meetings. Board meetings provide an in depth view of school happenings and include updates from the Principal,  Superintendent’s office and Pacifica Education Foundation.

PTO Board Positions are available with varying time commitments, skills, and include roles where you can work from home or be in the schools. Each role offers flexibility to make your own unique impact.

President

Preside over all Board, General, and Membership Meetings. Lead the Board in developing annual fundraising goals. Act as the official representative for the Vallemar PTO. Act as a liaison between the parent body and the school administration. Conduct business of the PTO as authorized by the Members of the Board. Prepare the agenda for Regular, Special, and General Meetings. 

Vice President Fundraising

Facilitate planning and implementation of fundraisers throughout the school year. Communicate any fundraising issues to the board. Keep the administration apprised of concerns. Be responsible for overseeing fundraising event Chairs. Maintain up to date information on donors and a fundraising calendar. May preside over all Board, General and Membership Meetings in the absence of the President(s). 

Vice President Volunteer Affairs

Coordinate celebrations, recognition, and school wide activities in collaboration with other chairpersons. Oversee, manage and help recruit volunteers for all events in collaboration with chairpersons. Help each Chair coordinate orientations and/or trainings. May preside over all Board, General and Membership Meetings in the absence of the President(s). 

Publicity Secretary

Develop and/or coordinate the creation, editing, and the distribution of communications from the Board, newsletters, committees, correspondence and any general media. Maintains PTO website, social media and produces and distributes Vallemar Information Packet.  Works with chairpersons for all events to promote events and fundraisers.

Recording Secretary

Keep an accurate account of the proceedings of all PTO meetings. Post and be prepared to read, if requested, the minutes of any previous meeting, in a timely manner. Handle all correspondence and delegate as appropriate. Provide communication to grade level representatives to share.  Write a newsletter to keep our community up to date on what is happening at Vallemar. Keep a folder of all pertinent correspondence and copies of outgoing letters for future reference. Provide minutes of previous meetings to the Board in advance of the next scheduled meeting.

Accounts Receivable Treasurer

Receive all monies for the organization and deposit them in the name of the PTO in a bank approved by the Board. Present a statement of account at every Meeting of the PTO and at other times, when requested by the Board, and shall make a full annual report to the PTO. Keep such permanent books of account and records as shall be sufficient to establish gross income with the input of the Accounts Payable Treasurer. Such books of account and records shall, at reasonable times, be open to inspection to any member, with another Board Member present. Prepare annual report at the end of the year with the Accounts Payable Treasurer. Keep administration apprised of concerns (e.g. checks returned, unpaid credit card charges, shortage of funds, etc) Reconcile any bounced checks and unpaid credit card charges that may arise.  Help guide committees/event coordinators for money handling for all events.

Accounts Payable Treasurer

Prepare checks for Board purchases and transactions. Prepare a statement of account at every meeting of the PTO and at other times, when requested by the Board, and shall make a full annual report to the PTO. Keep such permanent books of account and records as shall be sufficient to establish the items of gross income, receipts and disbursements of the PTO. Such books of account and records shall, at reasonable times, be open to inspection by any member, with another Board Member present. Help guide committees/event coordinators for money handling for all events.

Activities Program Coordinators – vAcademy

Coordinate afterschool programs such as the vAcademy. Coordinate vAcademy classes and administer paperwork. Maintain vAcademy catalog, both online and hard copy. Keep administration apprised of concerns. Attend monthly Board Meetings.

Parent Council Representative

Attend and report on monthly Parent Council meetings. Act as liaison between the Vallemar Elementary School community and the Parent Council. Handle all the responsibilities and duties associated with the Elna Flynn Award. Attend monthly Board Meetings.

Pacifica Education Foundation - Representative

Attend and report on monthly PEF meetings. Act as liaison between the Vallemar Elementary School community and the PEF. Help with at least 2 school fundraisers

TK-K Representative

Position open for election in our September meeting.  Serve as a link to the PTO and Room Parents/Teachers.  Maintain regular contact with Room Parents/Teachers that they represent to keep them informed of PTO and school events and activities. Provide information to the parents about grade‐level activities and distribute notices as needed. Help with at least 2 fundraisers 

1-2 Representative

Serve as a link to the PTO and Room Parents/Teachers. Communicate with each teacher in their grade level about events and activities.  Field questions about the PTO to the school community. Organize the TK/K meet and greet, Help with at least 2 fundraisers

3-5 Representative

Serve as a link to the PTO and Room Parents/Teachers.  Maintain regular contact with Room Parents/Teachers that they represent to keep them informed of PTO and school events and activities. Field questions about the PTO to the school community. Provide information to the parents about grade‐level activities and distribute notices as needed. Help with at least 2 fundraisers 

Middle School Representative

Serve as a link to the PTO and Room Parents/Teachers.  Maintain regular contact with Room Parents/Teachers that they represent to keep them informed of PTO and school events and activities. Field questions about the PTO to the school community. Provide information to the parents about grade‐level activities and distribute notices as needed. Help with at least 2 fundraisers

 

8th Grade Representative

Manage 8th grade activities: raise money, coordinate activities, including graduation ceremony, coordinate 8th grade gift to school.

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