Parents' Association - Nomination Form

Parents' Association Nomination Form

“The PDS Parents’ Association endeavors to promote parental involvement and to strengthen family commitment to the school through service and support”
PDS Parents’ Association Mission Statement

The PDS Parents’ Association is a great way to get involved and plug in to the many events at PDS. All parents of PDS students are members of the Parents’ Association. There are many ways to get involved with the life of PDS. We are now accepting nominations for the 2019–2020 Parents’ Association Board. The Parents’ Association Board meets to assist the faculty, administration and students in furthering the well-being of the school through various events and activities, many of which are described below. Nominees must be willing to attend all meetings (approximately 5–6 meetings during the school year), regularly support Parents’ Association facilitated events and activities, and make a donation to the Annual Fund.

THE PDS PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION RELIES PRIMARILY ON A SELF-NOMINATION PROCESS. Self-nominations are highly encouraged, as such nominations indicate that an individual is actively seeking to be more involved in the PDS community and has carefully considered the responsibilities and obligations associated with the position sought.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jenny Haddad, Nominations Chair (901–292–3520 or jennyhaddad05@gmail.com). Nomination forms are due March 1, 2019.

Nominations Due

Nominations are due Friday, March 1, 2019.

Please review the following descriptions and consider nominating yourself or someone you think would be a good candidate for a Parents’ Association position. As you will notice, several positions have already been slated because they are two-year positions. Please be aware if you are nominating yourself or someone else as a Vice Chair that means serving a two-year term (as Vice Chair for 2019–2020 and then as Chair for 2020–2021).

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Provides support to the President.
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Responsible for all correspondence, minutes and meeting notices for monthly meetings.
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Responsible for handling all monies involved with the Parents’ Association activities and events.
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The previous year’s president is responsible for taking nominations for new officers, preparing the slate and contacting those nominated for new position.
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Works throughout the year with the Information-Literacy Specialist and Reading Specialists regarding the Accelerated Reader Program and facilitates the AR Auction, AR store and AR awards.
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Responsible for coordinating volunteers to provide art studio support as requested by PDS art instructors, including uploading student work to PDS’ online art gallery program and facilitating yearly art shows and receptions for student artists and their parents.
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Responsible for coordinating partnership activities between PDS & Berclair Elementary School including a school supply drive, Read for the Record and Berclair Angel Tree.
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Responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Book Fair held in the fall - including choosing theme, coordinating volunteers, decorations and all communication with the Information-Literacy Specialist and Scholastic.
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Responsible for promoting and coordinating Box Tops for Education, Kroger and Amazon community incentives programs.
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Responsible for coordinating help to PDS families in times of need (accident, illness or injury) by providing prayers, meals and other support. 
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Responsible for coordinating Early Childhood parent parties for each grade, working with the Faculty Appreciation Chair to coordinate meals for teachers during EC family night and assisting with various EC projects.
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Responsible for organizing grade level parent parties (1st through 6th). One party per grade in late fall or early winter.
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Coordinates monthly “thank you” luncheons, birthday celebrations and other events for PDS faculty and staff.
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Responsible for working with the PDS staff to coordinate this dinner for 3-6 graders and their dads. Duties include coordinating volunteers, decorations, set-up, take-down and menu planning. This event is generally scheduled in February or March.
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Responsible for providing refreshments for various PA and PDS events such as Grandparents’ Day, Book Fair Sneak-a-Peek, and various school receptions.
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Responsible for scheduling volunteers for the library throughout the entire school year and assisting with library activities (processing books, AR searches, special library projects) as needed.
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In early summer, secures commitment of assigned PDS families to act as buddies to new students in grades 1-6 and helps plan the Buddy Party the week before school starts. Acts as an Ambassador for PDS and is responsible for making new parents and families feel welcome at PDS with regular phone calls and emails throughout the year.
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Responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Spirit Sale that is held the week before school begins as well as special sales throughout the year (Jamboree, Holiday Spirit Sale, EC Spirit Sale, Field Day)
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Responsible for planning and promoting the Parents’ Association Spring Luncheon (generally held in April), Duties include coordinating volunteers, decorations, set-up, take-down, menu planning and programming.
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A fifth (5th) grade parent responsible for assisting the administration in coordinating the graduation banquet for 6tth graders and their guests. Duties include coordinating volunteers, decorations, set-up and take-down.
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