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Special Announcements, Open Board Positions & Volunteer Opportunities
Join the GO PTO Board
Serving on the GO PTO Board gives you a direct say in the daily decisions we make to support our staff and students. GOPTO is refreshingly low-key compared to Elementary. We still fundraise for staff appreciation, supply stipends, mini grants, and occasional enrichment subsidy, but planning, booking, and facilitating field trips, enrichment, school pictures, yearbook, etc. are all done by the administration and off our plate.
We will have a significant amount of turnover this spring. Email email@example.com with your interest in taking on any of these roles. Shadowing now is encouraged to prepare for a smooth transition.
Open Board Positions for 2023-2024 **Update 5/10/23: all task-specific roles have gained applicants with the exception of Co-President, 2nd Co-Treasurer, and Diversity & Inclusion Officer, and we are still accepting Members-at-Large.**
Co- or Vice- President - shares duties with the President like running meetings, fielding requests from the Administration, keeping the board informed of necessary agenda items, etc.
Co-Treasurers (2 ppl) - manage budget, help teachers claim their $200 classroom supply stipends, file taxes (quite simple), review and approve special funding requests from staff and principals; we use Citizens Bank, Mint, and Paypal. UPDATE: We have secured 1 Treasurer, now they need a partner!
Fundraising - October: print and stuff the GOPTO Annual Fund letters. Nov-May: book special dining days with our running list of local establishments who like to donate a percentage of sales to GOPTO. We try to keep it to one a month.
Special Events - organize breakfast/ lunch/ coffee 2 to 3 times a year for the staff of both schools, including during teacher appreciation week.
Communications - oversee the compilation and sending of our weekly e-newsletter. We use the Mailchimp platform. Publish the Recording Secretary's meeting minutes to the GOPTO website (a simple learning curve in GoogleApps).
Diversity & Inclusion Officer - typically a representative of the Gibbs or Ottoson DIG.
Website Manger - make occassional updates to the website like post meeing dates, volunteer needs, etc. We use GoogleApps.
Tech Manager - - 1Password admin; Google Apps admin (keyholder for login, password, etc; this is where we house our docs, files, and GOTPO email addresses); Website admin (hosted by Google apps;be the keyholder for login, password, etc; editing not required as that is done by Communications). Past experience with GoogleApps and 1Password would be helpful, but not required; former admin can give you a tutorial.
Members-at-Large - these are members of the governing board who do not hold a named officer position, but attend most meetings (usually 1st Tuesday of the month @7pm), and assist with special projects as needed. It's another great way to be involved and help make decisions without having to commit to a specific role.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest in, or questions about, these roles.