PTA Questions

When are PTA meetings held?

How do I join the PTA?

When can I join the PTA?

How do I join the email list?

What events does the PTA run every year?

How does the PTA raise money?

How does the PTA spend the money?

How and when is the Executive Board elected?

Are there term limits?

Who is on the Executive Board?

 

When are PTA meetings held?

PTA meetings are held on the first Tuesday of most months, 7-8:30pm in the media center at the school.  Free child care is provided in the Instrumental Room.

 

How do I join the PTA?
All families are encouraged to join the PTA. Please fill out the membership web form below.

… and then pay with Paypal here:


Number of memberships



Alternatively, download the membership form [PDF] and return to the school, with a check or cash.
When can I join the PTA?

You can join the PTA at any time during the year.

 

How do I join the email list?

The PTA has a group email list which allows members to post questions and join in discussions about the PTA, the school, or education in general. To join this list, send an email to greenbelt_elem-subscribe@yahoogroups.com or alternatively join yahoo (free) at www.yahoo.com, then go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/greenbelt_elem to add your name to the group list. To post messages to the group, simply send email to greenbelt_elem@yahoogroups.com.

 

What events does the PTA run every year?

The regular events are: Labor Day Book Sale, Rafael’s Race, Multicultural Dinner, and Spring Fair.

 

How does the PTA raise money?

The PTA has three main fundraisers:

Labor Day Book Sale in September

Rafael’s Race 5k/1k in October

Scholastic Book Fair in late Fall and Spring

Other fundraisers are occasionally organized when extra money is needed.  The PTA also collects Box Tops for Education.  These can be left at the office, or in the box inside the entrance to the school. Please see the Fundraising page for more opportunities.

 

How does the PTA spend the money?

The PTA raises money to support many programs at the school, including the following:

– Books for the school library

– Learning incentives and rewards for the students and teachers

– Reading is Fundamental: free books for the children to take home

– Arts programs, including clay and other programs run by Barbara Simons

– Refreshments at the Science Fair and Honor Roll Assemblies

– Events such as the Spring Fair

– Miscellaneous items requested by the school, e.g. teacher conferences, new PA equipment for the gym, new mats for the front entrance, plants for the school grounds, repair of walkie talkies.

 

How and when is the Executive Board elected?

The new Executive Board is elected at the last meeting of the year.  There is a 3-person Nominating Committee, which finds members willing to be nominated for the board positions.  These nominations are announced 10 days before the last meeting.  Nominations are also accepted from the floor.  Only current PTA members are allowed to vote or be nominated.

 

Are there term limits?

The officers have a 2-year term limit.

 

Who is on the Executive Board?

The Executive Board consists of the officers and Standing Committee chairs:

The officers are:

President

1st Vice-President

2nd Vice-President

Treasurer

Secretary

Delegate to the Prince George’s County Council of PTAs (appointed by the officers)

The Standing Committees are:

Events Committee

The Standing Committee Chairs are selected by the officers and have no term limits.