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 chapmanptamembership@gmail.com.


OPEN PTA POSITIONS

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.

PTA Secretary (for 2022-23): 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.

PTA Communications Chair (for 2022-23): This role is about providing communications to connect the Chapman community. There are different mediums to communicate with, such as the Chimney Flyer newsletter and the Friends of Chapman website, or simply through face to face conversations! 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.

Family Engagement Chair (now): Organize volunteers, create sign-up sheets, and help facilitate community events.

Facebook Admin on Friends of Chapman (now): 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 another admin to help facilitate the page.

Scholastic Book Fair Coordinator (for 2022-23) – 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] Treasurer-Elect: If you have accounting experience and would like to serve with the PTA from the comfort of your couch, I would love to fill the Treasurer Elect position that assists the Treasurer.

[FULFILLED] Outreach: Work with the Chapman school counselors and PTA to provide support to families in need. Previous programs have included after care sponsorship and outreach baskets during the holidays.

[FULFILLED] Grant Writer – The PTA is in need of a Grant writer. Our main grant each year is with Metro for our reading results program. This person would submit this important grant in the Fall.

[FULFILLED] Chapman Garden Coordinator – Chapman has a vibrant garden program but to keep the garden going we need a team of people to take over coordination and care.

[FULFILLED] Dining for Dollar$

[FULFILLED] PTA Gear Shop: Manage inventory and ordering of gear shop items, add new items with PTA approval, fulfill orders from website as they come in. Sell gear at larger school events: ice cream social, musical, STEM Night and Art Ball.