PTPA Committees

Our parent community participates in a wide variety of volunteer opportunities every year.  We invite and encourage your participation at Palmer Trinity School through the Palmer Trinity Parents Association (PTPA).


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 as well as the Book Club section of the PTPA Resource page on the school's website.

Social Committee

This committee is charged with working and coordinating social activities for the 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

The chair(s) of this committee will recruit volunteers for specific school events, as needed throughout the year.  These may include, stuffing envelopes for a mailing and helping set up for events.

Parent Education Committee (Parent Ed)

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 Committee

This committee assists and supports alumni events, such as preparing alumni care packages, helping and organizing career days, and other activities under the direction of the Director of Alumni Relations.

Uni-Cycle (Uniform Recycling Program)

This committee is charged with collecting, sorting, and selling used uniforms at a discounted price at designated times throughout the year.

Chapel Altar Guild

This committee helps the school Chaplain with all Holy Eucharistic Services.

PTPA Dads Club

The PTPA Dads Club is a group of dads who get together, network and support various PTS events.  This group works closely with the Spirit Committee to support all spirit events including Athletics, 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.  In the past, these resources have been used to 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.

Lessons and Carols with Christmas Tree Lighting Committee

This event is held in December.  The committee is responsible for planning, preparing and implementing the Annual event.

Sandy Golf 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 tournament, dinner, and raffle.  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 and highlights the school’s commitment to multiculturalism.  This is a daylong event that unites our Palmer Trinity family with the community at large, showcasing musical  performances, art exhibits, food booths, a handicrafts bazaar, and various games and activities from around the world.

Holiday Party Committee

This committee plans and implements the annual holiday party for Parents, Alumni, Faculty and Staff

Staff and Teacher Appreciation Committee (STAC)

The PTPA with the assistance of the grade coordinators organize activities and events by grade level 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.  The activities an events take place throughout the school year and include small celebrations and gatherings.

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