PALMER TRINITY SCHOOL - VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNTIES 2015-2016

 
The success of the Palmer Trinity students depends on the involvement of all our parents. Every year, our parent community participates in a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. We strongly encourage your participation in the life of the Palmer Trinity School. Please select the committee that you would like to volunteer for and indicate the level of involvement desired (Committee Chair, Committee Co-Chair, Volunteer, etc.).
PTPA OPPORTUNITIES
Parent Book Club Committee
The Book Club meets on a monthly basis and is open to all current and alumni parents. The committee will be responsible to lead, organize, and build awareness in the community for participation. In addition, the committee works with faculty member Dr. John Griffin to offer seminar-format discussion on parenting related topics. 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 (STAC)
This committee organizes parent volunteers to show how much we value and appreciate our faculty, staff and administrators for all the time and effort they dedicate to teaching and supporting our students. Activities include either monthly or week long celebrations and gifts of bread at Thanksgiving and gift cards for the holidays.
Fine Arts Committee
The role of the Fine Arts committee is to increase awareness of significant art, drama and music department activities within the school and parent community. Working in collaboration with the PTS Communications department and Fine Arts teachers, the committee will assist with volunteer development and coordination, publicity and public relations.
Middle School 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 night, game night, school dances, lock-ins, and barbeques.
Grade Level Coordinator
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/Boosters 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 school Chaplain and administration as an outreach to the PTS community. Activities include, but are not limited to: acknowledging personal and team accomplishments, supporting members of the community facing crisis, and celebrating life events in the community. This committee will also provide other PTPA/Boosters committees with last minute assistance on their events. Members of this committee may also be asked to help 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.
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. If you would like to volunteer to be a Booth Coordinator, please select Booth and indicate the name of the country.
Parent Education Committee
This committee brings parents together to inform, empower and support each other on topics related to the health and well-being of our students. Current programs include the monthly Parent-to-Parent coffees on parenting topics, and speaker forums.
Book Fair Committee
This committee will be responsible for the planning, preparation and implementation of an evening parent Book Fair event. This annual fundraiser at PTS features author presentations and creative theme based table decorations. This year marks the 25 th Anniversary of the Book Fair so the celebration will be markedly special.
Falcon Spirit Club
This club 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! Ways to help include organizing and assisting athletic events such as Homecoming, Spirit Days, Awards Banquets, BBQ's, Tailgate parties and Falcon’s Nest concession stands. Here are a couple of the leadership opportunities within the club.
  • Team Parent Leader - 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.
  • Dad’s Club Leader – This club is exclusively for our PTS Dads – all of our PTS Dads are part of the Dad’s Club. Your main goal will be to foster Dad involvement within our PTS community. You will also be charged with planning our on-campus bonding activities with the Dads and their student/s. Some additional activity ideas may include: organizing spirit events such as bbq’s, and creative Father/Student sports activities, planning off-campus gatherings such as happy hours and poker nights.
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, Susi Cetta, 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 includes 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 Student Affairs, Susi Cetta.
DEVELOPMENT
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 and 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 day-long fundraising event includes golf and tennis tournaments and a reception. The committee will work closely with the school’s Development team to organize, plan, and orchestrate all the activities. This day-long fundraising event includes golf and tennis tournaments, dinner and auction. Proceeds are allocated to the Sandy Block Financial Aid Award, which allows outstanding students to attend Palmer Trinity School on a need-based scholarship.
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An independent, college preparatory, co-ed, Episcopal day school serving a community of students grades 6-12.