Our PTA  

 

Our PTA is made up of hard-working parents & teachers who pool their talents to provide practical support for our school. Those listed below volunteered to provide leadership this year. Get to know their names and faces, and feel free to ask them if you have questions. Interested in open board positions? Contact us!

 

To be a part of any PTA committees, please click to fill out the volunteer form

 

MEMBERSHIP

By joining the PTA, you help us meet our school's needs that are outside the scope of their budget.  When you go a step further and volunteer to help with events—or join our board— you set a fine example for our students to follow, and greatly encourage our teachers and staff.

 

PTA is a major collaborative effort and we are very grateful for all the contributions from Roosevelt families and community members! Clipping Box Tops, attending our Annual Spring Fling Fundraiser, volunteering in the classroom, tackling a PTA position, or anything in between; all these contributions make it possible for our PTA to help enhance our children’s educational experiences.

 

If you are interested in joining please head over to the volunteer section and see what appeals to you. If you have an idea of something else come let us know, we love new ideas. 

 

To satisfy the PTA bylaws, specifically the one that states only PTA dues paying members can participate in voting, the executive board, committee chairs, and any others who so decide to become a dues paying member will be the ones who submit votes during meetings for PTA business. All parent/family voices will be taken into account (those who attend meetings) before a vote is taken. If you'd like to join the Idaho PTA it is currently $7.50 per adult. Please notify a PTA officer and we can help you sign up. 

 

 

IF I JOIN, DO I HAVE TO?

  • Go to meetings?
    No. You are welcome to attend our general meetings though.

  • Volunteer or spend a lot of time at school?
    Nope! Joining the PTA is not the same as volunteering. If you choose to volunteer we would LOVE the help—but volunteering is not required.

PTA GENERAL MEETINGS

Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month. Times usually alternate between 3:30 and 7:00pm to try to accommodate as many parents as possible. 

  • Meetings typically run an hour. 
  • Everyone is welcome!

If you are unable to attend PTA meetings and would like to stay informed, meeting minutes will be posted on this site. 

 

(Meeting notes are approved and published by the board in the following months meeting)

 

2022- 2023 PTA Meeting Monthly Meeting Dates:

 

September 15th @ 3:30 In Person

October 13th @ 5:30 PM Virtual

November 17th @ 3:30 PM In Person

December 15th @5:30 PM Virtual

January 19th @ 3:30 PM In Person

February 16th @ 5:30 PM Virtual

March 16th @ 3:30 PM In Person

April 20th @ 5:30 PM Virtual

May 18th @ 3:30 PM In Person (proposed budget approval for 23-24 and elections)

 

CONTACT US!

President
Beth Vawter  beth.vawter@yahoo.com  

 

Co-President
Claire Berlat cmcarson08@gmail.com

 

Vice President 
Tom Hamilton  atomhamilton@gmail.com

 

Secretary
Lisa Gates lmgates10@yahoo.com

 

Treasurer
Luke Sturdy luke.sturdy@gmail.com 

 

 

If you wish to ask the PTA any questions or submit proposals/announcements please email us at pta@rooseveltraiders.com

 

Roosevelt Elementary PTA's Standing Rules

Idaho PTA Bylaws 

 

ROLE DESCRIPTIONS 

President:

The president’s function is to take primary responsibility for organizing and coordinating the PTA. This includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Communicates PTA news and event information to parents and staff throughout the school year.

  • Meets with outgoing and incoming officers in the summer to establish goals, discuss the yearly calendar, and set the budget for the upcoming school year. The incoming president will then add their name to the PTA account.

  • Works closely with the treasurer to pay bills (two signatures are required on all checks), secure insurance, and meet other important financial document deadlines throughout the year (a minimal time commitment).

  • Checks the PTA mailbox (at least once a week) in the office and informs any officer or committee chair of information that is pertinent to their position and/or upcoming events.

  • Attends kindergarten registration to introduce the PTA to incoming families.

  • Helps organize Back to School Night and is present to welcome and inform new families about the PTA as well as assist in Student Directory and Raider Wear sales with other officers.

  • Prepares the agenda for each monthly meeting, has copies on hand at each meeting, ensures it is saved in the PTA files. This includes checking with committee chairs, a week before each meeting, to see if they have informational updates to share or need help with any of their responsibilities.

  • Leads each monthly meeting (8 monthly PTA meetings during the school year). Assists in communications of relevant topics keeping the meeting organized, on task, and on time. Leads all votes but does not vote him/herself.

  • Meets with the principal and other PTA committee heads to discuss business as needed. Much of this can be done through email (it is a minimal time commitment).

  • Ensures thank you notes have been sent after events (helps with this task if needed).

  • Works with other officers near the end of the year to fill all PTA positions for the following year, ensuring incoming volunteers are well informed and welcomed.

Vice President: 

The responsibilities of this position have varied over the years. Before the new school year begins, the incoming president should clearly communicate what they expect from the vice president for the upcoming year, as they will be working closely together. Below are the minimum requirements of the position.

  • Helps with Back to School Night, including Student Directory and Spirit Wear sales, coordinating volunteers if needed, and promoting the event to kick off the year.

  • Presides over PTA meetings in the absence of the president and helps with the various presidential responsibilities as needed.

  • Attends monthly meetings and any additional officer meetings.

  • Serves as a co-signer on checks.

  • Helps with Thank You notes when needed.

  • Helps other officers fill all PTA positions for the upcoming year.

Secretary:

The secretary is responsible for keeping accurate records of all PTA proceedings.

  • Must attend all monthly PTA meetings.

  • Records all business discussed at each meeting and then reads the minutes at the next meeting to be voted on.

  • Minutes should include: name of association, date, place, time (start & finish), attendance count, a statement of minutes from previous meeting, the topics of discussion, all motions, and the names of the member who introduced and seconded the motion.

  • Motions also need to be noted as “approved” or “approved as corrected”.

  • Minutes need to be proof read by the president or vice president before being posted to the website. 

  • Minutes are emailed to the Website Manager to be posted on the PTA website within one week of each meeting.

  • (PTA Meeting Minutes should be kept indefinitely as they are the official record of the association.)

Treasurer:

The Treasurer’s function is to receive funds and safeguard all PTA assets, make disbursements as authorized by the Executive Board, and maintain appropriate financial records. It is highly recommended that this person has extensive accounting or bookkeeping experience. (It is recommended this person submits to a background check to help ensure the safe handling of incoming PTA funds.)  

  • Works with the Executive Board to develop an annual PTA budget for the upcoming school year.

  • Attends all monthly meetings to report any budget activity. (Makes copies of the current budget available for meeting attendees.)

  • Works with the PTA President and Boise Public Schools Education Foundation to manage account balances and transfers.

  • Monitors monthly revenue, expenses, and cash flow for variances from budget amounts.

  • Maintains and reconciles checking, savings and Foundation accounts on a regular basis.

  • Experience with Excel, Quicken and online banking required.

  • Any questions can be directed to the current Treasurer.

(Executive Board: The executive board consists of the four PTA officers; President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.)