Juniata Gap Parent Teacher Organization

The Juniata Gap PTO is a strong organization, built from the efforts of dedicated parents and teachers. The officers and committees along with a job description are listed below.
 
Officers Responsibilities

President - responsible for presiding over the organization and executive meetings, setting the agenda for all meetings, coordinate, propose and schedule organization events.

Vice President - responsible for overseeing programs and setting up the equipment necessary for each meeting, must be prepared to represent and perform the duties of the President.

Treasurer - responsible for maintaining custody of all organization funds, maintain accurate records of the funds, provide a written report of all financial transactions at each meeting, make disbursements in accordance with the approved budget.

Secretary - responsible for maintaining a record of the minutes of all meetings.

Committees

Membership - responsible for conducting the annual membership drive.

Scholarship - responsible for interviewing applicants and selecting the recipients of the annual scholarships.

Labels and Receipts - responsible for collecting, and administering, the Campbell's soup labels, General Mills Boxtops, and the Giant Eagle Program.

Ways and Means - responsible for the fund raising activities.

Picnic - responsible for planning and coordinating the annual picnic.

Staff and Community Relations - responsible for overseeing the communication between parents, teachers and staff - examples - teacher/staff appreciation day, opening week of school "helpers".

Library - responsible for coordinating volunteers to assist with library checkout and maintaining the school library.

Sports - responsible for coordinating the sports-related activities, including scheduling of teams practices, uniforms and pictures.

Activities Banquet - responsible for coordinating the annual banquet recognizing those students involved in sports, music, etc.

Contact Room Parents - responsible for coordinating help for classrooms and refreshments at PTO meetings and school functions. Room parents are selected by classroom teachers at the beginning of school year.

Nominating - responsible for generating a slate of candidates for the office vacancies.

6th Grade Recognition and Party - responsible for coordinating the annual 6th grade recognition ceremony and 6th grade party.

6th Grade Patrol Trip - responsible for planning and coordinating the 6th grade patrol trip along with the patrol supervisor.
 
The Officers serve two-year terms, whereas the Committee chairpersons are 1-year terms.

Parent participation and commitment to the PTO is appreciated. The chairperson of each committee is responsible for attending the PTO executive meetings and updating the membership on the activities of that committee. The executive board meets once a month 30 to 60 minutes each meeting.

We welcome parent volunteers in our school for library, class projects, and tutoring. When a parent volunteers in any school setting (including field trips), their full attention must be given to the students. When volunteering, bringing a baby or other children is not permitted for safety reasons. All volunteers must have a volunteer application (available in the office) and proof of a negative TB test on file in the main office.