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FALK SCHOOL PTA HOW ARE WE STRUCTURED? HOW ARE WE STRUCTURED? General PTA -- PTA Executive Committee -- Falk School Board WHAT DO WE DO? WHAT DO WE DO?

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1 FALK SCHOOL PTA HOW ARE WE STRUCTURED? HOW ARE WE STRUCTURED? General PTA -- PTA Executive Committee -- Falk School Board WHAT DO WE DO? WHAT DO WE DO? HOW DO WE DO IT? HOW DO WE DO IT?Time/EnergyFundraising WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO? WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO? HOW TO GET INVOLVED! HOW TO GET INVOLVED!

2 GENERAL PTA HOW ARE WE STRUCTURED? GENERAL PTA Entire Falk Community Annual Dues ($20) Typical participation ~ 80% Goal for the School Year: 100% Two to Three General Meetings/Year School-Focused Topics First Meeting: October 9 th -- Meet the Interns & Falk Strategic Plan

3 HOW ARE WE STRUCTURED? PTA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Officers (President, Vice-President, Treasurer & Secy) Falk Faculty and Director Committee Chairs Room Parent Chairs (2) Gift Wrap Chair Fundraising Chair Carnival Chair Library Chairs (2) FalkTalk Editor(s) Directory Chair Special Activities Chair (Bingo, Kennywood Day, etc.) Falk Fund Trustees (3) Interpretations Chair Technology Chair New Parent Representative Multicultural Event Chair School Board Representatives (3)

4 Falk School Board HOW ARE WE STRUCTURED? Falk School Board 11 members Chaired by Chancellor or Designee Dean of School of Education + 2 Pitt School of Ed Faculty Director of Falk School Members of Falk Family One member of Pitt Trustees Three previous Falk PTA Presidents

5 Serve as Communication Link WHAT DOES THE PTA DO? Serve as Communication Link The PTA serves as a means of communication between the school and the home – both directions. FalkTalk Letters Home General PTA Meetings Executive Committee Meetings Feel free to contact any of us! The PTA works closely with the University of Pittsburgh & with the Falk School Board to promote the best interests of the school.

6 Organize and Fund Activities/ Provide Other School Support WHAT DOES THE PTA DO? Organize and Fund Activities/ Provide Other School Support New Family Welcome/Special Subjects Curriculum Meeting Sally Foster Gift Wrap Sale Multicultural Event/Picnic Falk Directory FalkTalk Oversee Falk Fund Library (Primary Circulation Days, Gift Book Program, & Book Fair) Room Parents Enrichment Activities (author appearances, dances, musical performances) Halloween Party General PTA Meetings – General Interest Topics Holiday Gift Shop Bingo Carnival Yearbook Kennywood Day

7 HOW DO WE DO IT? TIME/ENERGY! TIME/ENERGY! Much of what the PTA does is a matter of parents putting in time and energy. Organizing, volunteering, making phone calls, sending letters. FUNDRAISING FUNDRAISING Some of what we do requires money: Ongoing Fundraising – Sally Foster, Ink Cartridge Recycling, Giant Eagle, Holiday Gift Shop, Bingo Unique Fundraising –Holiday Portraits, Personal Chef New Fundraising – Annual Campaign and Alumni Campaign

8 FUNDRAISING: WHERE DOES THE $ GO? How PTA monies were spent in in order of amount: Playground fund Enrichment funds Enrichment speakers (authors, musicians, etc.) Special Activities Falk Talk (6 to 8 issues per year) Holiday Gifts for Staff Excellence in Teaching Scholarship Fund Falk School Fund PTA meeting speakers Sunstein Fund End of Year Teacher's Lunch General Administrative Expenses New Parent Welcome

9 HOW TO GET INVOLVED? We depend on parents to get involved – it builds community, it sparks and supports friendships, and helps provide both the foundation and the uniqueness that make us Falk School! Attend the General PTA meetings Become a room parent, a library volunteer, or help at any of the year-round events Join the PTA Executive Committee – call Pam Greenhouse ( or to apprentice in a role this year or to jump right into a role next year!


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