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    PTA Openings for 2017-18
    Posted on 06/02/2017
    PTA Hands

    Attention Leschi Families! 

    There are many volunteer opportunities at Leschi Elementary – something to fit everyone's interest and time available. Volunteers are greatly appreciated and are absolutely essential to help our school run smoothly. Please read on to learn about some of the different ways to contribute.

    Many of these positions are flexible and can be adapted to fit your abilities and schedule. And there is absolutely no experience required. We have volunteer opportunities of all shapes and sizes, and experienced folks who can show you the ropes. Even if there isn't something specific that you can commit to right now, we have at-large members allowing folks to join the board and find their roles throughout the year. Please consider stepping into an open position for next school year. Thank you for taking this request to heart!

    If you are interested in helping out or have any questions, please contact any of the current board members below or the person listed next to the open positions below.



    Leschi PTA Board and Committee Openings for 2017-2018 


    Part of the Executive Committee of the PTA Board, meet once a month or twice every other month.

    Seeking a second Secretary to share this position. It requires attendance at one PTA training. Access to a laptop computer helpful. Outgoing Secretaries are Polly Jirkovsky Gual ( and Katherine McDermott (

    Divide the following duties:

    1. Take minutes at executive committee and general PTA meetings
    2. Edit and distribute minutes
    3. Email Board with action items

    After-School Enrichment Committee

    Seeking 2-3 Committee Members. Lead is Pam Johnson (

    Divide the following duties:

    1. Assist with scheduling of after-school classes
    2. Assist with communication between Garfield Community Center, enrichment teachers and school staff
    3. Assist with compiling/editing enrichment brochures to include Garfield CC and school run programs.

    Community Events and Family Outreach Committee

    Seeking Committee Lead and/or 3-4 Committee Members.

    Divide the following duties:

    1. Work with the PTA, teachers, staff, and community members to celebrate and educate the Leschi community through events including Leschi Family Potlucks, Equity Events, Summer meet-ups, and other school events as needed
    2. Liaison between the PTA and the Equity Team.

    Fundraising Committee

    Seeking 3-4 Committee Members. Lead is Jennifer Marquardt (

    Divide the following duties:

    1. Develop and implement all fundraising efforts
    2. Communicate with families the goals and progress of fundraising efforts
    3. Handle accounting and deposit slips for donations
    4. Sign and addressing thank you notes to donors
    5. Organize and distribute Giving Garland gifts
    6. Assist with the organization and execution of Jog-a-Thon
    7. Assist with the ordering, distribution and accounting for fundraising efforts such as the Chinook Book and Seattle Seed Co.

    Garden Coordinator and Outdoor Education

    Seeking Committee Lead and/or 2-3 Committee Members.

    NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. All you need is a love of the outdoors. Outgoing leads are Kim Blakemore ( & Jana Robbins (

    Current duties include the following, but you are free to add or change the program to whatever you’re comfortable with:

    1. Planting and caring for the school garden with students
    2. Support staff, parents and community in developing garden, composting, nutrition, forestry, and outdoor learning based projects
    3. Working with community organizations to match outdoor learning activities with curriculum and standards.

    Safe Routes to School/Walk and Bike to School Committee

    Seeking Committee Lead and 2-3 additional members. Outgoing lead is Jana Robbins (

    Duties include:

    1. Organize and assist with Bike/Walk to School Month
    2. Assist with other issues related to getting to school.

    School Newsletter

    Seeking Committee Lead and/or 2-3 Committee Members. Outgoing lead is Mariea Taylor (

    Divide the following duties:

    1. Request submissions from the school staff, families, and the Leschi community
    2. Compile, edit and format newsletter
    3. Distribute printed and electronic copies to families each month.

    Yearbook Committee

    Seeking Committee Lead and/or 3-4 Committee Members. Outgoing lead is Kelly Smith (

    Divide the following duties:

    1. Take pictures at events and everyday activities throughout the year
    2. Create layout of the yearbook
    3. Work with the printer to get the books ordered
    4. Approach local businesses about financial support to pay for or reduce cost
    5. Send out and process order forms to families.

    WRC Recruitment Volunteer

    This is a summer job. Seeking Committee Lead and/or 2-3 Committee Members.

    Divide the following duties:

    1. Help recruit AmeriCorps/Reading Corps Volunteers
    2. Research, register with sites, and post job announcements at local universities, community colleges, high schools, job websites local and regional within Washington
    3. Respond to inquiries/responses/applications
    4. Screen applicants, as appropriate
    5. Set up first interviews with applicants and screen applicants to possibly send to the school for 2nd interviews.