Volunteer

The Anderson School depends on our entire parent body! Our children count on you! No amount of time is too small. Take a look below at the opportunities available.

COMMITTEES & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Anderson Leaders
Support the school by escorting students to the nurse, escorting younger children to the bathroom, opening up lunch containers, helping maintain safety in the cafeteria and at recess, and coordinating with other initiatives such as Kindness Week activities that may take place during recess.
Contact: Ana Crenovich, ACrenovich@schools.nyc.gov

Auction Committee
Work on one of the many aspects of the annual spring Auction, the PTA’s largest fundraising event of the year. This year’s auction will be held on Saturday, March 7th, 2020 and there are many opportunities (communications, donations team, registrar, event planning) to help through the year.
Contact: Shani Byrne, auctionchair@andersonpta.org

Audit Committee (Elected in April)
Responsible for annually reviewing the financial reporting and accounting procedures of the PTA.
Contact: presidents@andersonpta.org

Budget Committee (Elected in October)
Responsible for drafting a proposed PTA budget each spring for approval by the PTA membership and conducting a review of the prior year’s budget. Contact Nominations Committee in September if interested.
Contact: Sarah DeLeo, nominations@andersonpta.org

Class Parent (Elected in September at Meet the Teacher Night)
Assist teachers with organization of class events, attend monthly PTA meetings (Friday mornings), help manage communication with parents, organize class social events, and collect class photos throughout the year for use in the yearbook. Up to 4 parents per classroom.

Class Treasurer (Elected in September at Meet the Teacher Night)
Collect and issue receipts for in-person contributions at Meet the Teacher Night for Class Funds and Teacher Gift Funds. One parent per classroom.

Class Auction Representative (Elected in September at Meet the Teacher Night)
Coordinate your class’ efforts to collect donations for the annual Auction. Encourage all families to attend the Auction on March 7, 2020.

Class Auction Project Coordinator (Elected in September at Meet the Teacher Night)
Design and help execute a project created by your child’s class to be sold at the annual Auction. Great opportunity to work creatively with the kids!

Communications Committee
Responsible facilitating and implementing communications to the parent body, including the newsletter as well as maintenance of the PTA website.
Contact: Amanda Carr & Gladys Pagán-Ramdas, comm@andersonpta.org

Community Affairs Committee
Represent Anderson and report on meetings that may include the Presidents’ Council, District 3 Community Education Council (CEC3), and other relevant community-based meetings and forums. These meetings inform the future of the public school system as it pertains to our children! CEC3 meetings are monthly in the evenings. Presidents’ Council meetings are monthly, usually on Friday mornings.
Contact: Elie Chiha, eliecheng@gmail.com

Fundraising Committee
Organize and plan aspects of general fundraising (and funraising) events that may include Halloween Spooktacular, Thanksgiving Eve Carnival, Valentines’ Day, Movie Night, and sporting events. Plan merchandise sales at PTA events and organize community partner programs (Fairway, Amazon).
Contact: Melissa Zoldan-Leite, melissazl334pta@gmail.com

Green Team
Support Anderson’s recycling and eco-friendly initiatives and engage the Anderson community in activities that raise awareness about environmental issues.
Contact: greenteam@andersonpta.org

Hospitality/Welcoming Committee
Responsible for planning and execution of PTA-sponsored events that acknowledge contributions and welcome newcomers, including Welcome Back Picnic (September), Teacher Appreciation Week, Teacher “Linners,” Meet and Greet (September), and New Parent Welcome Event (spring).
Contact: Heidi Zee Kao, heidizkao@gmail.com

Nominations Committee (elected in February)
Propose nominees for PTA Executive Board, School Leadership Team (SLT) Representatives, and Budget Committee positions, and conduct elections at General PTA membership meetings. Two to 5 parents.
Contact: nominations@andersonpta.org

Parent Involvement Committee
Engage parents to volunteer for Anderson events (Picture Day, Multicultural Day, AMS Dances) and Anderson PTA Fundraising Events. Plan and execute Parent Engagement events including Meet the Teacher Night, Spring Open Houses, Kindergarten Orientation. Keep record of potential volunteers for each event.
Contact: Prerna Kapur, parentinvolvement@andersonpta.org

Yearbook (Anderson Journal) Committee
Plan and execute annual Anderson Journal.
Contact: Kelly Opdyke, kmopdyke334@gmail.com

We are Counting on Everyone to Lend a Hand!

Here at Anderson, we pride ourselves on our very active parent body. We encourage you to contribute some time to volunteer at Anderson so you can get to know other parents and become an integral part of this wonderful school community. Parent involvement is critical because it enables us to continue all the special programs, activities and field trips that make this school so special. Fundraising events are run by parent volunteers and are vital to the school because funds raised at these events support many of our enrichments and pay for all the assistant teachers at Anderson. Questions?  Please reach out to Prerna Kapur, VP of Parental Involvement at parentinvolvement@andersonpta.org