Be a Peabody Hero – Help Guide the PTA

Work, family… life.  Heck, we all have so much on our plates.  Why not add one more thing?


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The Peabody PTA – there is no better way to make a direct impact on your child’s education.  

We have one dynamic PTA, and the best part is – no matter your talent – there’s a place for you.  


Peabody Open Elections

When: Sat, Aug. 20th @ 9 am

Where: Peabody Elementary gymnasium

Interested in running?  E-mail  

Ballots will be printed in advance but will be opened for nominations the day of elections as well.

Here are the positions and requirements:
Requirements:  The Executive Board (all elected positions) will meet five times a year at 6 pm: 9/22, 11/10, 1/26, 3/22, 5/10.  The general membership will meet five times a year at 6 pm:  8/25, 10/27, 12/15, 2/23, 4/26.

President:  Will be the overseer of the teams below and will be the point person for questions regarding issues.  This individual will be the liaison with the Peabody administration and the MCS school board.The president will network with other PTA’s and parent groups around Memphis to share best practices and will attend regional PTA meetings.

First Vice President of Academic Innovation:  Chairperson of the team that will know and understand the academic standards and be aware of any changes happening.  This team will be advocates for children and parents regarding academic issues with Peabody’s administration and the MCS Board.

Second Vice President of Staff Support:  Chairperson of the team that will be responsible for Room Parent recruitment, teacher appreciation, teacher surveys, teacher wish list book, and will have a volunteer coordinator who helps direct volunteers to the needs of the school.  This team will also organize work days or beautification projects as they are needed.

Third Vice President of Parent and Community Engagement:  Chairperson of the team that will be over marketing and public relations for the school.  Any swag that is sold will be determined by this group.  This team will also be over any communications that go home through newsletters, facebook, or the website.  They will also recruit new adopters for the school, and communicate appreciation to the current adopters.  This team will also be over community building such as movie nights, donuts with dad, muffins with mom, Light the Way party during CY festival.  They will also be in charge of keeping the parent bulletin boards updated.

Fourth Vice President of Fundraising: Chairperson of the team that will organize the Silent Auction, Cookie Dough fundraiser, Chili Cook-Off, and Chick-fil-A, Central BBQ, and Ching’s Wings Nights.

Secretary:  Attend every executive board and general membership meeting.  Take notes from each meeting and report notes at general meetings.

Treasurer:  Make deposits to bank from membership dues and every fundraiser.  Pay all vendors and reimbursements.  Create and follow budget.  Reconcile account each month.  Have a CPA Audit books each year.  Give treasurer’s report at every exec. board and general membership meeting.

Membership:  Recruit PTA members and direct members to volunteering on PTA teams.  Organize a competition and prizes for recruitment.

Bylaws:  One year position (every 5 years) to rewrite the PTA bylaws for the Peabody unit.

Grantwriter:  Be available to write grants for Peabody as needed.

Teacher Liaison:  A Peabody teacher who is on the executive board to represent the needs of the teachers and staff and communicate to teachers as needed.

Parliamentarian: Follows and enforces Robert’s Rules of Order


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