President's Checklist

 

  • Getting off to a Great Start!
    • Review what went well last school year and what needs improvement.
    • Set Unit Goals and include the Principal
    • Make a calendar for this school year and in May for next school year.
    • Set the Budget and get it approved at the first Unit Meeting.
    • Inventory supplies so you don’t spend money on unneeded items.
    • Update your Bylaws, if needed and email a copy to each Board Member and go over the rules.
  • Plan of Work
    • Beginning of the school year – Set a plan for the year.
    • Mid year – Do a progress report.
    • End of school year – Do a final report and along with the Principal, make the calendar of events for next school year.
    • Utilize MOPTA.org for helpful forms and information.
  • Better Board Meetings
    • Stick to the dates on the calendar.
    • Don’t hold meetings too long.
    • Start and end on time.
    • Have an agenda and print or email copies to members.
    • Ask the Treasurer to bring the current Budget Report.
  • Greater attendance at Unit Meetings
    • Plan an event for the Unit Meeting such as, having students sing etc…
    • Confirm the location, date and time and keep the event timely.
    • Determine the food budget, invitation specifics and event activities
    • Ask for volunteers and set responsibilities.
    • Serve food if possible during dinner time events.
    • It helps to market the meeting with the event name.
    • Ask Principal to encourage the staff to participate and volunteer.
  • Inform Board Members and Committee Leaders of their job duties.
  • Keep your Unit in Good Standing.
  • Keep insurance current.
  • PTA sponsored events and fundraisers are a must.
    • Some examples are: Book Fair, Box Tops, Carnival, Grandparents Day, Penny Wars, Selling School Supplies, Spirit Nights, Trash Bags, Yearbooks,Bingo and Movie Night, Room Parties, Trunk or Treat and Ice Cream Social.
  • Always look out for PTA members who would make great leaders for the Board or a Committee.
  • Elect new officers in March.