PTPA Committees

Every year, our parent community participates in a wide variety of volunteer opportunities.  Whether event, spirit, or committee-related options, the ample possibilities serve a variety of parent interests.  We invite your participation in the life of the Palmer Trinity School. Please view the list of available committees below. To sign up to join a committee, fill out and submit the PTPA Volunteer Form.

Parent Book Club Committee

The Book Club meets on a monthly basis and is open to all current and alumni parents. Participants vote on books and enjoy a variety of book selections. Book Club meeting dates can be found on the school calendar.

Staff and Teacher Appreciation Committee (STAC)

Grade coordinators organize activities and events by grade level to show how much we value and appreciate our faculty & staff for all the time and effort they dedicate to teaching and supporting our students.  Activities and events take place throughout the school year and have included small celebrations, a Fitness challenge, Thanksgiving Bread Distribution, and other creative thank you incentives and gift-giving.  All parents will be invited to volunteer for their grade’s activities.

Middle School Students 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 and 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 support of the school community. This committee will also provide support to the PTPA Uni-Cycle store and other PTPA committees with last-minute assistance and PTS staff with office duties.

Alumni and Parents Holiday Party Committee

This committee works with the alumni office to plan, prepare, and implement the Annual Alumni & Parent “Bows & Bow Ties” Holiday 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 and 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.

Chapel Altar Guild 

This committee helps Chaplain Cassini with all Holy Eucharistic Services.

Falcon Spirit Committee

The PTPA Spirit Committee is a vital parent committee which provides support to our Falcon Fury Spirit Club and engages the school community with school spirit. Our purpose is to celebrate and share our pride for our Palmer Trinity Falcons in athletics, academics, and visual and performing arts.

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 members organize and provide healthy lunches, assist with on-campus events and celebrations, and provide other support as needed.  The committee works under the guidance of Breakthrough Miami’s onsite Director and the PTS Director of Parent Relations.

Annual Fund Committee

The Annual Fund allows our school to fulfill the academic plan budgeted for each school year. As with most independent schools, tuition alone at Palmer Trinity School does not cover the cost of educating our children.  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 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 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.
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