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PTA Positions Needed for Next Year

The Jamestown PTA has many exciting things planned for the 2014-2015 school year but to make these events and activities possible… We need your help! Any amount of time you can give would be appreciated. Interested? Please see the list below with the open positions and email the nominating committee at nominating-committee@jamestownpta.org with your interest or questions.

Community Relations:

CCPTA Liaison – representing Jamestown at monthly meetings of Arlington County Council of PTAs and reporting back to the Executive Board

External Relations (Budget) – Represent Jamestown at APS meetings (generally December through April) related to the budget, inform the community and Executive Board informed about the process, and gather community feedback to communicate to APS Staff/School Board members

External Relations (More Seats) – Represent Jamestown at APS meetings related to the More Seats initiative (Capital Improvement and Development), inform the community, and gather community feedback to communicate to APS Staff/School Board members

Membership -reach out to parents to join the PTA and coordinate membership

New families – help new families transition to Jamestown by matching them with returning families, coordinating rising kindergartener playdates and hosting a coffee on the first day of school.

Social committee – help coordinate an outdoor movie night, folk dancing and other socials next fall.

Reflections Contest – Work with Kathi Leon to run the Reflections Contest for Jamestown

Internal Relations/curriculum enhancement:

After school activities – work with Lara Meadows to coordinate after school activities with vendors and manage student registration

Schoolyard habitat/landscaping – coordinate the upkeep of the school’s landscaping and outdoor spaces, including volunteer events

Outdoor Classroom – work with Ms. Runkle to coordinate volunteers to support our outdoor classroom

5th grade graduation coordinator – coordinate the 5th grade graduation ceremony, t-shirts, pool party, and sock hop (for rising 5th grade parents)


Assistant treasurers – support the treasurer by reconciling our bank account each month, managing online payments through paypal or filling other needs. May be done remotely.  Should be able to use a spreadsheet or capable of entering deposits into an online register.


Book fair co-chair – plan and coordinate the Fall book chair in the library (usually November).

Grocery cards – advertise the grocery program to our community and help parents register. The majority of the time is in the early Fall.

Spirit Wear Merchandise – Work with Amy Fang to order and sell spirit wear in the fall

Art-Based Merchandise – Advertise and coordinate the art-based fundraiser in the fall

School supplies – work with teachers to obtain school supply lists, advertise the program to parents in the spring and deliver school supplies for first day of school (late spring and early fall)

Spring fair co-chair – plan and coordinate the spring fair including booking vendors and finding chairs for games and concessions (usually April).

Winter social (event/donations) – Work with Grace Shea to plan and coordinate the winter social event and auction donations.

Winter social co-chair (finance/technology) – Run the auction software and manage the finances alongside Grace Shea


Jaguar Post advisor – work with 5th grade students in publishing articles for Jamestown’s online newspaper on Friday’s during lunch. (Rising 5th grade parent)

Poetry journal – coordinate publication of the poetry journal in late winter