School Involvement

OVPTA (Click here to visit the OV PTA website)


OFFICERS / EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Elected by the OVPTA general membership. All positions are 1 year terms with the ability to serve 2 terms 
 
President
Overall direction of the organization, public representation and connection to the school staff, community and state PTA.

Vice President
Develop and maintain the operational infrastructure necessary for optimal organizational functioning, strategic planning, board training, and new initiatives.

Secretary
Manage and oversee organization’s administrative requirements including minutes, filing of necessary documents, and supporting the functioning of the board.

Treasurer(s)
Management and oversight of the organization’s finances, ensure maintenance of proper records and that fiscal controls and protocols are being met.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Approved by the Executive Committee
 
Family Engagement Director
Develop and oversee efforts to engage families in student activities at OV as well as support efforts for teachers, students and parents to feel/become more connected to OV and student learning.

Advocacy Director
Track and engage OVPTA members and parents staff in policy and funding decisions that impact our students and school’s ability to best meet their full potential.

Fundraising Director
Develop, manage and support all fundraising efforts of the OVPTA, and ensure we meet budgeted fundraising goals.

Activities Director
Develop and oversee OVPTA activities that build and foster a sense of community among students, staff and the broader OV community.
 
Membership Director
Oversee membership development and recruitment efforts including engaging members in the work of the organization and providing necessary information to fully participate.

Student Enrichment Director
Develop and support efforts and projects that enrich the learning of OV students, included in this is Science Council, Arts Council, after school enrichment. 

Communication Director
Develop, oversee and foster regular communication about the OVPTA and our work among and between students, staff, teachers, members and donors .

Staff Liaison (s)
Ensure OV staff and the OVPTA are communicating and collaborating in efforts to ensure students are reaching their full potential.
 

  How the Olympic View PTA Supports Our School

  • Build community within the school. We host a variety of events that bring families together including the Fall Carnival, Multi-Cultural Dinner and educational events so families can meet each other and learn together.
  • Provide ways to get involved and connect with your child’s learning. This can be as easy as baking cookies for one event, volunteering in the classroom or serving on a committee to plan programming.
  • Ensure our school can pay for the things our kids need. Money contributed by families to the Olympic View PTA has helped buy equipment for our great new playground and the new computer lab in our library, and fund a school counselor to support our students and community
  • When you join PTA as a member, you join a community that believes in building partnerships between our families and our schools. We believe TOGETHER we can help our children be successful. Together we can make a difference!

Click here to visit the OV PTA website

Why Join Olympic View PTA?


  • To help increase your student’s success in school. The data is clear: there is a direct correlation with parent involvement and student achievement.  Joining the PTA is a great way to get involved with your child’s education.
  • To better understand the school system.  Many parents see PTA as their connection between home and school, keeping them informed of school events and policies.  Joining PTA allows them to work more closely with teachers and gives them better insight to activities and workings of the school.
  • To get to know other parents.  Parenting is not easy—it helps to share ideas, concerns and experiences with other parents and educators in the community.  PTA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues.
  • To play a part in decisions that affect children.  Because the PTA is a forum for exchanging ideas, you are encouraged to make suggestions.  PTA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.
  • To be a positive volunteer role model for kids.By joining PTA, parents are showing children that they believe in education and that school is important.  It also provides ways for parents and their children to volunteer together.
  • To build lasting friendships.  PTA events provide a forum to establish long-term friendships with people who have common goals.
  • Witness Improvement.  By getting involved at your child’s school you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes.  PTAs play an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events—all vital to a school’s success.
  • Enjoy Substantial Benefits.  Individuals and local units can take advantage of a host of benefits from PTA membership including discounts and offers from member benefits providers and sponsors, magazine subscriptions, leadership training, and much more.

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