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Nominations & Elections for 2014-2015

I want Smith Elementary to continue to be the best school in Forney I want my child to have a great school year to learn and have fun! I want to help decide how PTO fundraising money is spent I want all the students at Smith to be successful

Help us help the school!! YOUR PTO IN ACTION Previously Sponsored

Programs Supported Teacher Appreciation Box Tops for Education Fundraising for School Events and Teacher Budgets

If the above statements are true, the help us help the school. Parent involvement is critical for a successful school. So volunteer as a PTO officer or a committee chair for 2014-2015. There are jobs that take no more than a couple hours a month, some that are seasonal and a few that require a routine commitment. Dedicated teachers, staff and PARENTS help make Smith Elementary a great school! Join us its rewarding, its important, its even fun! Nominate yourself or someone else. All positions can be shared (See back of form for position descriptions.) If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Kelley at Smith Sharks PTO Forney, TX Facebook page. Please return this form to your childs teacher or to the school office NO LATER THAN Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Events Sponsored Meet the Teacher Scholastic Book Fair Fall Carnival Cookies with Santa Polar Express Field Day T-shirts for every student Valentines Dance Muffins with Mom Donuts with Dad Six Weeks Rewards Parties Treasure Chest Family Movie Night

Elected Officers

Nominee Name

Contact Info

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Services & Supplies Teachers Wish Lists Volunteers Recruited School Fundraising

Vice President Secretary Treasurer

Officer and Committee Chair Descriptions

The PTO Executive Board is comprised of elected officers, committee chairs and school representatives. It meets one evening per month to conduct PTO business. Anyone may attend. General meetings for the entire membership are typically scheduled for twice a year.

Elected Officers
President Serve as leader and key contact for PTO; preside at all PTO meetings; ex-officio member of most committees; appoint chairpersons for special committees; coordinate the work of the officers and committees so that the PTOs objectives can be met. (Efforts: Year-round, ongoing) Vice President Act as an aide to the President; perform duties of the President in the absence or inability of that officer to serve; assume other responsibilities as necessary. Ideally is willing to serve a President in the future. (Efforts: Year-round, ongoing) Secretary Keep the minutes of the general meetings and all meetings of the board; help recruit committee chairpersons for all vacant standing committees of the board; keep the calendar of events for the PTO. (Efforts: 3-4 hours per month, including attending meetings and typing up minutes) Treasurer Be responsible for and have custody of all funds; make disbursements as properly authorized; make all deposits; be present at all PTO events where money will be collected; assure that PTO policies and best practices are followed with regards to funds; prepare financial reports for meetings and as needed (Efforts: 4-5 hours per month)

Chairs & Other Positions (Remember, these are COMMITTEES and will be on a volunteer basis)
Fundraising Coordinator Room Parent Coordinator (Grades K-3 & 4-6) Activity/Events Coordinator Teacher Appreciation Coordinator Volunteer Coordinators Box Tops Coordinator PTO Teacher Liaison (to be filled by member of Smith Elementary staff) Spritwear Coordinator

PLEASE NOTE: Other positions may be added as the year progresses or as needed. Chairs and Other positions can be filled by two or more people to ease the load of work, therefore lessening the amount of time needed to devote to volunteering. Without dedicated volunteers, Smith Elementary cannot succeed in helping our children to learn in a fun environment, and our teachers are carrying a larger weight as well.