BECOME A MEMBER OF THE PTA
The PTA sponsors educational programs, coordinates parent volunteers, and conducts fundraising events to benefit the school.
Your annual membership dues of $15 cover our school’s national PTA dues, insurance for school events, 501(c)3 designation (which is necessary for receiving grants and donations), and other school events and initiatives. (Note: member dues must be renewed each school year.) All paid members are eligible to vote in general meetings and elections.
We want the PTA to be an opportunity for everyone. If financial dues are a hardship, please select the ‘scholarship membership’ option. If you want to support our scholarship fund, please choose a sponsorship level. Donations are tax-deductible.
Questions about PTA membership? Please reach out at email@example.com.
OPEN PTA POSITIONS (2022-2023)
The PTA has several positions open for the upcoming school year. Please take a look at the descriptions and consider joining us. Your involvement is vital and appreciated, especially as we return to in-person school and rebuild the community. See the current list of board members here. If you are interested, contact the PTA.
Membership and Directory Chair: Maintain the PTA membership and PTA family directory to help engage and connect the Chapman community with each other.
After Care and Enrichment Coordinator: Connect and help communicate the after school care and enrichment programs offered to the Chapman community. See more at https://friendsofchapman.org/after-care-and-enrichment
Family Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator: Organize volunteers, create sign-up sheets, and help facilitate community events.
Volunteer Coordinator: Organize volunteers for school and PTA events and needs, create sign-up sheets, and help facilitate community events.
Lead Room Parent: Each class may have a room parent that will help communicate the class and teacher needs, school messages, and connect the families together. Be the main liaison for the all the room parents to the PTA, school, and teachers.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair: Chapman recognizes and celebrates the diversity of our school! Help build and continue the vision and goal of an inclusive and diverse community.
Facebook Admin on Friends of Chapman: The mission of the Facebook group Friends of Chapman Elementary is to share information that relates to Chapman and to build a healthy, supportive, and engaged community. We are looking for multiple admins to help facilitate the page.
[FULFILLED] Scholastic Book Fair Coordinator: Chapman is in need of person to take over the Book Fair. The book fair is held twice a year, once in the fall and then again in the spring. The lead parent works with a Scholastic representative to put on the fair.
[FULFILLED] PTA Secretary: The PTA secretary is an executive board position. You attend each PTA meeting and record the minutes. These meeting minutes are the permanent history of the PTA. If you cannot attend a meeting, you can ask another PTA member to record minutes for you. In addition, you’ll take two 30 minute online courses on how to be a PTA secretary, update PTA standing rules, and track votes as needed. It is a great way to be involved in the PTA with minimal time commitment.
[FULFILLED] PTA Communications Chair: The role of PTA Communications Chair is to provide communications to connect the Chapman community. The two main ways of communication are through the newsletter known as the Chimney Flyer and the Friends of Chapman website. In addition to those, content may be passed directly through the school (from the principal or teachers), room parent emails, and posted on the Friends of Chapman Facebook page. Face to face communication is powerful as well! Still, most of the work can be done from your computer and on your own schedule, and no pre-technical skills are required (the tools are simple to learn). If you appreciate clear and useful communication and like to dabble in newsletters or graphic design, you’ll find this role fun and fulfilling.