Boards and Committees

We welcome new volunteers! Please email Sherri Hussar at president@aldenpta.org if you are interested in getting involved.

BOARD MEMBERS (TWO YEAR COMMITMENT)

PRESIDENT
Sherri Hussar (2020-2023) email: president@aldenpta.org

Oversee internal affairs and all PTA programs. Act as a liaison between the parents, teachers and principal. Serve as ex-officio member of all committees. Preside at Alden PTA meetings.

SECRETARY
Meredith Jefski (2022-2024)
Keep minutes at PTA meetings. Manages PTA correspondence as needed. Maintain by-laws.

TREASURER
Christine Cadorette (2022-2024)
Create a budget for the school year. Process incoming payments with QuickBooks. Write checks for expenses. Balance checkbook.

VICE PRESIDENT
Jen Litchfield (2021-2023)
Oversee fundraising and PTA sponsored activities. Assist with PTA initiatives

VICE PRESIDENT
Alyssa Brymer (2021-2023)

Oversee school enrichment and educational programs. Assist with PTA initiatives.

VICE PRESIDENT
Amanda Randall (2022-2024)
Oversee internal affairs and PTA communication. Assist with PTA initiatives.


COMMITTEES CHAIR COORDINATORS AND LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

(ONE YEAR COMMITMENT)

FUNDRAISING
Online Store Admin
Melissa Brown (2022-2023)
Add new designs to online store (all deliveries made directly to customers). Time commitment: 1-2 hours/month (all remote)

Book Fair Coordinators
Meredith Jefski and Amanda Randall (2021-2023)
Coordinate the marketing, sales, set-up and tear-down, volunteer staffing, inventory control and overall operations of Book Fairs. Time Commitment: 2 hours/month (September/April) and 25+ hours the week of the onsite book fair.

Dragon Dash
Jen Litchfield and Leah LaRose (2022-2023)

Organize the yearly Dragon Dash fundraiser and help at the Dragon Dash (hand out race bibs, organize students, etc.) . Time Commitment: 1-2 hrs/week (September) and at school the day of the Dragon Dash (typically first week of October).

Memory Book Co-Coordinators
Aun Holland (2021-2023) and Melissa Murphy (2022-2024)
Work with Classroom Coordinators to collect and organize pictures for the year-end Alden Memory Book. Time Commitment: 2-6 hours a week to design the Memory Book starting in January to submit for publication in April. All done remotely.

School Picture Day
Jen Litchfield (2020-2023)
Organize Picture Day at Alden School and retake day. Time Commitment: 1-2 hours/week at the beginning of the school year and be present to organize volunteers, kids and photographers.


PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES
Author Visits
Lara Kingston (2022-2023)

Research, coordinate and schedule Alden School author visits. Time Commitment: 1-3 hours/month throughout the year. Must be present for author visits in the spring. Busiest time in the spring.

Battle of the Books
Alyssa Brymer (2020-2023) and Kate Rafoth (2022-2023)
Create teams from registrations, maintain resources and help organize activities. Co-Coordinator Time Commitment: 2 hrs/week (September/October) to start program and 2 hrs/week (March/April) for Final Battle.
*Team Leaders (Signup in September)

Birthday Books
Meredith Jefski (2021-2023)
Work with the librarian to process online birthday book orders and prepare books at the library to be given to students. Time Commitment: 2-3 hours/month at the library.

Fenway Family Night
Rachel Sama (2020-2023)
Organize yearly Red Sox game ticket sales and ticket distribution. Time Commitment: 2-3 hours/month leading up to the game.

Kids Care Club Coordinator
OPEN 2022-2023
Organize a community based after school activity for students to participate in three times a year. Time Commitment: 1-3 hours to organize each activity (ex. making cards for the troops, clothing drive, spring clean-up).

Passport Club
Amanda Randall (2022-2023)
Organize materials and arrange presenters for Passport Club after school program. Time Commitment: 3-4 hours quarterly

NEW! PTA STEM Coordinator(s)
OPEN 2022-2023

Organize materials and assist with quarterly team visits to the Makerspace. Time Commitment: 2 hours/month to organize materials. 3 days at school for team visits to Makerspace.

Science Fair Breakfast/Concession Coordinator
OPEN 2022-2023
Coordinate a breakfast buffet for the judges and concessions for families attending the Science Fair. Organize volunteers to assist with the breakfast. Time Commitment: 2-4 hours to organize, set up the night before the Science Fair, help with breakfast on the day of the Science Fair. Please note, Alden School organizes the Science Fair (to be held in the spring). Alden PTA is only responsible for the breakfast and concessions.

INTERNAL AFFAIRS
Classroom Coordinator Liaison
Jen Litchfield (2021-2023)
Act as the liaison between the PTA, teachers and all Classroom Coordinators during the school year. Time Commitment ~ 1-2 hours/month.
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Classroom Coordinators for each classroom (Signup in August 2022) - Help build class contact list, plan classroom parties and share news with families in your class via the Alden PTA website message board.

Family Events Coordinator
OPEN 2022-2023
Organize community events for families. Time Commitment: 2-4 hours/event.

Field Day Helper
Marth
a Loring (2022-2023)
Coordinate field day t-shirts order for students/staff and sort for distribution (April/May). Organize popsicles for Field Day (June). Time Commitment: 8 hrs in April/May and attend Field Day in June

Social Media Admin
Sherri Hussar (2022-2023)
Manage social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). Design posts with www.Canva.com (easy to use!). (Time Commitment: 1 hour/week. All remote.

Staff Appreciation
Martha Loring, Colleen Connolly (2022-2023)
Organize staff appreciation efforts. Time Commitment: 1-2 hours/ month. Must be able to be at the school during the school day.

Amazon Wish Lists
Marcy Tavano (2022-2023)
Maintain Amazon Wish Lists for staff. Time Commitment: 1-2 hours/week. (all remote)

Volunteer Coordinator
Jen Litchfield (2021-2023)
Organize classroom coordinators at beginning of school year. Assist with scheduling all PTA programs and event volunteers. Set up signups and check volunteer eligibility. Time Commitment: 1-3 hours/week. Busiest time: September/October. All remote.

Webmaster
Luba Gilpatric (2022-2023)
Manage www.aldenpta.org. Run reports. Manage Google email accounts. Experience with Google Drive and/or Google Sites helpful. Time Commitment ~ 1-2 hours/week. All remote.