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PTPA

PTPA Committees

Parent Book Club Committee

The Book Club meets on a monthly basis and is open to all current and alumni parents. See the school calendar for dates. Participants vote on a new book each month and enjoy a variety of book selections.

Staff and Teacher Appreciation Committee

This committee organizes parent volunteers to show how much we value and appreciate our faculty and staff for all the time and effort they dedicate to teaching and supporting our students. Activities include organizing small celebrations and gatherings, the FitBit challenge, Thanksgiving bread distribution, and other creative thank you incentives and gift giving.

Middle School Student Social Committee

This committee will be charged with working with the Middle School Head to plan, coordinate and execute social activities for Middle School students throughout the year. Events can include but are not limited to the following: Movie & Game Night, 8th Grade School Dance, and Field Day.

Grade Coordinators (GC’s)

Grade Coordinators are responsible for building community in their class. One of the primary responsibilities of the GC’s is to act as a liaison between the PTPA and parents by relaying timely and accurate communications. GC’s will be responsible for welcoming and assisting with the transition of the new families into the community. GC’s may be asked to assist with the planning of social gatherings throughout the year and should be prepared to support and assist with the staff and teacher appreciation celebrations.

Helping Hands Committee

This committee is charged with working closely with the PTPA and the Administration as an outreach to the PTS community. Activities include, but are not limited to: acknowledging accomplishments and supporting of the school community. This committee will also provide other PTPA committees with last-minute assistance and PTS staff with office duties.

Social Committee 

This committee is responsible for the planning, preparation, and implementation of various parent social gatherings such as the Holiday Party and the New Parent Party under the direction of the PTPA Executive Committee and the Director of Parents Relations.

Holiday Parent Party Committee

This committee is responsible for the planning, preparation, and implementation of the Annual Holiday Parent Party.

Parent Education Committee

This committee plans monthly gatherings that bring parents together to inform, empower and support one another on topics related to parenting and educating our students. Current programs include the monthly Parent-to-Parent coffees and speaker forums.

Parent Mentor

The Parent Mentor committee will be charged with working closely with the admissions office, new families, and returning families that have new students with the transition to the PTS community. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: attending mentor training, contacting and meeting assigned families before the start of school and throughout the year, and personal invitations to attend grade and community events.

Moms & Dads of Grads

This committee will assist and support in alumni events, such as preparing Alumni Care packages, helping and organizing Career Days, & other activities under the direction of the Director of Alumni Relations. 

Uni-Cycle Uniform Store

The Uni-Cycle Uniform Store committee will be charged with collecting used uniforms, sorting, and selling them at a discounted price at designated times throughout the year. Funds raised will be used to benefit and support the PTS financial aid fund.

Chapel Altar Guild 

This committee helps Chaplain Cassini in setting up and putting away all the holy items needed for PTS’ All School Holy Eucharist Services. 

Falcon Spirit Club

As a Palmer Trinity School parent, you are automatically a member of the PTS Falcon Spirit Committee. This committee supports the Athletic & Spirit programs at Palmer Trinity School. It’s all about PTS pride and school spirit!! Everyone is WELCOME & ENCOURAGED to get involved in the Spirit Club!
 
Here are just a few of the opportunities to participate with PTS Falcon Spirit Committee.
  1. TEAM PARENT – You will work closely with parents & coaches to assist with communications and schedules for team meals and snacks, spirit gear and whatever other support necessary for the success of the team parent and support of the team.
  2. SPECIAL EVENTS HELPERS - This committee lends a helping hand to organize special athletics events such as Homecoming, Spirit Days, Awards Banquets, BBQ's, Tailgate parties.

PTS SERVING THE COMMUNITY

Community Service Committee

This committee provides an opportunity for parent volunteers to support PTS’s rich array of community service initiatives. In addition, the committee works closely with the school administration and the Director of Student Affairs, to support service projects throughout the school year.

Breakthrough Miami Committee

This committee provides assistance to Breakthrough Miami, a not-for-profit organization that partners with Palmer Trinity. Breakthrough Miami offers academic enrichment to motivated middle-school students from underserved communities. Committee responsibilities include support for the on and off campus events, assistance in the classroom, and supplying snacks to the students of the program. The committee works under the guidance of Breakthrough Miami’s onsite Director and the Director of Parent Relations.


PTS SERVING THE COMMUNITY 

Annual Fund Committee

The Annual Fund allows our school to fulfill the academic plan budgeted for each school year. As with most independent schools, the tuition alone at Palmer Trinity School does not cover the cost of educating our children, and the Annual Fund provides the resources needed to meet our budget so that Palmer Trinity can continue to provide the highest level of academics, equip classrooms with technology and innovative educational aids, and hire and retain the best teachers. If you would like to help spread the word about the importance of the Annual Fund, you can become a volunteer or you can become an Annual Fund Ambassador and join a group of parents who want to make a difference.

Sandy Golf & Tennis Tournament Committee

Sandy Block was a former PTS parent and an active Board member. Aspiring to honor his father’s memory, Chris Block ’96 founded this tournament. This daylong fundraising event includes golf and tennis tournaments, dinner, and raffle and/or auction. The committee will work closely with the school’s Development team to organize, plan, and orchestrate all the activities. Proceeds are allocated to the Sandy Block Financial Aid Award, which allows outstanding students to attend Palmer Trinity School on a need-based scholarship.

International Festival Committee

Palmer Trinity School’s signature event, the International Festival, celebrates our vibrant multicultural community and highlights the school’s commitment to multiculturalism. This committee is responsible for planning, organizing, and orchestrating the Festival which showcases all that makes this community a dynamic international crossroad. The Festival is a daylong event that unites our Palmer Trinity family with the community at large. This is a day that celebrates our diversity with musical performances, art exhibits, food booths, a handicrafts bazaar, and various games and activities from around the world.