COMMITTEES & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The Anderson School depends on our entire parent body! Our children count on you! No amount of time is too small. Take a look below at the opportunities available.
Support the school at lunchtime and recess by opening up lunch containers, managing lunch lines, helping maintain safety in the cafeteria and at recess, and coordinating with other initiative that may take place during recess.
Contact: Ana Crenovich, ACrenovich@schools.nyc.gov
Work on one of the many aspects of the annual spring Auction, the PTA’s largest fundraising event of the year. There are many opportunities (communications, donations team, registrar, event planning) to help through the year.
Audit Committee (Elected in April)
Responsible for annually reviewing the financial reporting and accounting procedures of the PTA.
Responsible for managing yearly school bookfair with Scholastic.
Responsible for drafting a proposed PTA budget each spring for approval by the PTA membership and conducting a review of the prior year’s budget. Each year grade reps are elected to represent their grade cohort in budget discussions.
Class Auction Representative
Coordinate your class’ efforts to collect donations for the annual Auction. Encourage all families to attend the Auction.
Class Auction Project Coordinator
Design and help execute a project created by your child’s class to be sold at the annual Auction. Great opportunity to work creatively with the kids!
Responsible facilitating and implementing communications to the parent body, including the newsletter as well as maintenance of the PTA website.
Community Affairs Committee
Represent Anderson and report on meetings that may include the Presidents’ Council, District 3 Community Education Council (CEC3), and other relevant community-based meetings and forums. The Community Affairs Committee also leads initiatives that support our sister schools and broader District 3 community.
Fundraising & Programming Committee
Organize and plan aspects of general fundraising and social events that may include Halloween Spooktacular, Thanksgiving Eve Carnival, Valentines’ Day, Movie Night, and overall PTA programming. The committee is also responsible for planning the overall PTA calendar of events.
Responsible for planning and execution of PTA-sponsored events that acknowledge and celebrate teachers/staff and welcome newcomers including, Teacher Appreciation Week, Buddy Program, and New Parent welcome events.
Merchandising Committee (New!)
Responsible for handling merchandise sales, managing store inventory and vendors, and creating new designs for Anderson swag and gear.
Nominations Committee (elected in February)
Propose nominees for PTA Executive Board, School Leadership Team (SLT) Representatives, and Budget Committee positions, and conduct elections at General PTA membership meetings. Two to 5 parents.
Parent Involvement Committee
Engage parents to volunteer for Anderson events (Picture Day, Multicultural Day, AMS Dances) and Anderson PTA fundraising and social events. Keep record of potential volunteers for each event.
Engage parents to participate in “Wellness” events throughout the year, which may include yoga, health/nutrition or movement related activities.
Yearbook (Anderson Journal) Committee
Plan and execute annual Anderson Journal.
Here at Anderson, we pride ourselves on our very active parent body. We encourage you to contribute some time to volunteer at Anderson so you can get to know other parents and become an integral part of this wonderful school community. Parent involvement is critical because it enables us to continue all the special programs, activities and field trips that make this school so special. Fundraising events are run by parent volunteers and are vital to the school because funds raised at these events support many of our enrichments and pay for all the assistant teachers at Anderson.
Questions? Please reach out to VP of Parental Involvement at parentinvolvement@andersonpta.