Hello CHB Community!!
The CHB PTA is actively recruiting executive board members to serve for a two-year term starting school year 2021-2022. As many of you know, the CHB PTA plays a vital role in our community. The PTA not only supports, funds, and creates programs for our children but also for teacher development. Simply put the PTA brings a variety of services and programs that ensures EVERY child within CHB receives community support through arts, STEM, and plain old kid fun.
To make this happen, the PTA needs strong, dedicated, and exuberant family members on its Executive Board. Following are the open positions:
Two CO-VICE PRESIDENTs
(who will become the Co-Presidents 2022-2023)
Below are descriptions of the roles and time commitment. It is important our Executive Board represents the diversity of our school and we encourage all our families to consider adding your unique voice to our school.
The nominating committee (made up of past presidents) will nominate the slate of candidates in June at the last PTA meeting. Based on a majority member vote, the candidates will then be voted in.
The current Executive Team and Nominating Committee are here to answer any and all questions you may have about these positions and will support all the new candidates as you get “your feet wet.” We hope that you (yes you!)will think this over and talk amongst your family (including your children) and see if this is a fit for you.
We thank you for reading this email in its entirety and if there are any questions, please contact us directly.
CHB PTA Nominating Committee
PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
One position for a 2-year commitment by a PTA member
Time Commitment: Approximately 2-5 hours per month
Responsibilities include: Record the minutes from both the PTA Community meetings and the PTA Executive Board meetings; Post the minutes to a shared PTA website; Assist the VP and Presidents in creating communication to the CHB community (meetings, request for volunteers, etc.); assist Committee Chairs when needed regarding building use and fire permit applications.
One position for a 2-year commitment by a PTA member
Time Commitment: 1-4 hours per week
Responsibilities include: Manage the CHB PTA budget including compliance and tracking incoming funds and spending; bill paying and check writing to venders and fulfilling reimbursement forms; file annual tax returns while working directly with an independent accountant; file 1099 forms to independent contractors who work with the PTA; deposit checks and cash into CHB account; track income for fundraising projects; present budget updates to Executive Board and community members.
Two positions for a 2-year commitment by a PTA member. During the first year, each Co-VP will learn the ropes and support the PTA Presidents in all duties. The second year, the nominees will be promoted to Co-Presidents and two new Co-VP’s will be added to the Executive Board.
Time Commitment: 1-6 hours per week.
Responsibilities: Aide and learn from the Co-Presidents; support and identify Committee Chairs to run the various fundraisers and events throughout the year; assist in identifying classroom parents and staff PTA liaison; oversee membership drive and parent directory; aide and/or create weekly PTA newsletter; attend PTAC meetings and run PTA meetings along with the Co-Presidents; manage incoming emails; meet monthly with the Principal; sign PTA tax returns; approve expenditures; serve as President if the President is absence or inability to serve.
Please join the Special Education Parent Advisory Council for our monthly meetingtonight, April 27th from 7-8:30 pm. This meeting will feature a presentation about adult guardianships for individuals with special needs/disabilities featuring:
- Essex County Surrogate, Honorable Alturrick Kenney
- Essex County Deputy Surrogate, Devero McDougal
- Charles Auffant, Esq
Join the Zoom meeting here.
Meeting ID: 892 7839 8441
We hope you will join us!
SEPAC Leadership Team
BARET (Bullock Anti-Racism Equity Team) is hosting Learning Circles on Race, sponsored by MFEE.
Participants will be from our CHB community, including parents, caregivers, and staff.
Beginning in May, groups of 6-10 community members will meet (virtually) over the course of 5 weeks, led by a trained community member. Learning Circle members will explore their individual understandings of racism and identify opportunities for personal and community accountability.
“We live here. We can sit on the sidelines and be bothered, or we can be on the court and play the game.”
– Learning Circle Facilitator
Please register here to learn more!
Do you remember the amazing Eco-Fair back in May 2019? Last year it was held virtually, but we hope to be able to host our Eco-Action Committee signature event, which is all about eco-friendliness and sustainability, and focus on what we can do to live in better balance with our green environment.
However, if this is going to happen, we need Eco-Fair organizers and volunteers to help bring this event to life this year.
The pictures are from the 2019 Eco-Fair; this year, it will be with social distancing protocols, of course.
Please reach via email if you can help make this event a reality.
When it comes to helping our schools, every dime counts.
Scanning your receipt only takes a few seconds, and you’ll earn cash for your school with every Box Tops product you buy.
Get the Facts on the Vax – Register for a Virtual Town Hall – Thursday, April 29 at 7:30 pm
The CHB PTA is an affiliate of the National
and New Jersey PTAs and is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.