OLD SCHOOL - NEW SCHOOL - OUR SCHOOL RULES!
Raise your hand. Join the parents that care enough to bring the change! The Ditmas PTA Executive Board and School Leadership Team meets with the Principal and his cabinet of Assistant Principals, Guidance & Dean of Students at least once a month to plan school activities.
Let us know if you are interested - nominate yourself or someone you know for the PTA & SLT elections taking place Wednesday, May 18, 2016 @ 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Ditmas.
"Willingness to be of service is the hallmark for parent officers. These parents shall exemplify a dedication and cooperation that will be a support to the Principal, therefore, consultation and dialogue is essential on a regular basis."
Roles of the Parent Teacher Association
Willingness to be of service is the hallmark of Parent Officers of the Ditmas I.S. 62 Parent Teacher Association. They shall exemplify a dedication and cooperation that will be a support to the Principal. Therefore, consultation and dialogue is essential on a regular basis. The PTA Executive Board meets with the Principal and his cabinet of Assistant Principals, Guidance Counselors & Dean(s) of Students every month.
The President/Co-Presidents shall:
Preside at all general PTA meetings (3rd Thursday, once a month)
Preside at the PTA Executive Board Meetings (1st Thursday, once a month)
Preside at the School Leadership Meetings (3rd Thursday, 4:00 pm)
Preside at the School Safety Meeting (1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30 am)
Preside at the District 20 Presidents Council Meetings (1st Monday of the month, 7pm)
Serve ex officio on all Committees
Appoint an Extended Board, and define its responsibilities, with approval of the Principal
Shall receive reports from all Committees
Develop a communication network (telephone/email relay)to share with the Executive & Extended Boards
Plan a schedule of meetings for the Executive & Extended Boards
Prepare the annual calendar for the monthly meetings complete with dates, times & agenda; approved by the Principal by the end of August that year for submission to general membership, in September
Prepare an agenda to be sent to Executive Board, at least two days before each Executive Board Meeting
- Make copies of the By-Laws to be given to officers and committee members at the beginning of their terms
Keep an accurate and exact account of all dues and monies that come into the Association
Record every amount that is paid out and indicate the reason for payment
Render Annual & Interim Financial Reports to the Principal & The Office of Family Engagement & Advocacy (OFEA); render a financial report at the Executive Board and General Members Meetings. This report should be co-signed by the Principal, President/Co-Presidents & Treasurer
Co-sign checks with the President
Assist in the responsibilities of the Treasurer
Assist in counting money contributed at school events, on a monthly basis
Serve the President/Co-President in whatever way he/she can
Represent the President when requested to do so
Sit on any committees as the President deems necessary
Assist the President in preparing the Annual Report
Record the Executive Board minutes in an exact, professional manner (must be able to type & email)
Prepare and send minutes to the executive board two days before Executive Board Meetings
Prepare, deliver and record minutes of Executive Board and General Members Meetings
Maintain a historical archive of pictures, happenings and events. This should be cumulative and passed on to the successor at the end of each term
Corresponding Secretary *
Keep an organized account of all communication to the Association together with responses which are submitted to the same
Contact all members about meeting notices
Assist the President/Co-Presidents in developing the Annual Calendar
*Both secretaries should be available to assist the President/Co-Presidents with the Annual Membership Drive. Membership dues may be accepted at the time of school registration.
Roles of the School Leadership Team
School Leadership Teams (SLTs) are school-based organizations composed of an equal number of parents and staff. They meet at least once a month, and determine the structure for school-based planning and shared decision-making.
SLTs’ roles in schools:
SLT Monthly Meetings
How do I join?
SLTs must include as mandatory members: the school principal, the PA/PTA president (or designated co-president), the UFT chapter leader, and an equal number of parents and staff. SLTs may elect to include representatives from community-based organizations.
SLTs meet once a month, on the 3rd Thursday of the month @ 4:00 pm, in the Principal’s office.
Parent members of a SLT are nominated by the school’s PA/PTA & voted in during the SLT elections meeting.