The Trinity Lutheran Parent Teacher Friends Association is compromised of a group of dedicated parents, staff members, and friends who provide positive support to the school by organizing and helping out on various designated projects that have been deemed most beneficial for Trinity students.
The PTFA’s vision is
- to encourage a community in the school for the parents
- to provide one strong voice for Trinity’s parents
- most importantly to raise money to enhance the educational experience for Trinity’s students.
Some of the many community activities the PTFA organizes are Movie Nights for K-5, the Harvest Dance for K-5, Middle School Dance, Holiday Boutique, and Scholastic Book fairs.
Additionally, it is a priority of the PTFA to raise money to enhance the educational experience of the students. We have numerous fundraisers throughout the year with our major fundraiser, WINGO, in the Spring.
Trinity PTFA fundraisers provide funding for many educational activities from the fifth grade Philadelphia tee shirts to teachers’ class supplies. We are dedicated to putting 100% of the money raised back into Trinity students. The PTFA’s recent and major school projects were the funding of the Robotic Lab, the updated Art Room and refurbished School Lobby.
The Trinity Lutheran School Parents Teachers Friends Association is a collective effort. Parents and families are highly encouraged to sign up to volunteer with PTFA at firstname.lastname@example.org, attend our meetings, and participate in our events.
The 2018-2019 PTFA Board
Caroline Jones – Treasurer, PTFAboard@TrinityLI.org
Gelene Graham – Secretary, email@example.com
Terms for board positions are as follows:
President: (after serving one year as Vice President)
He/she shall preside over all meetings; enforce the rules in accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws. He/She shall oversee the daily operations, committees and their various functions, and financial operation of the organization.
Vice President: one year (VP year 1; President year 2)
He/she shall assist in the performance of the duties of the organization and become involved in committee affairs and functions. He/She shall perform the duties of the President/Secretary in his/her absence. Position, in effect, is a direct training to move to President in second year of term commitment.
Treasurer: two years
He/she shall keep an accurate accounting of all receipts and disbursements of the association, balance bank statements, and produce a monthly financial standing in writing at each regular meeting. He/She shall work closely with the 1st Co-President in all financial matters. He/She shall maintain accounting of various committee receipts; maintain accounts payable and receivable accounts. Position has auditing accountability by the current bookkeeper of Trinity Lutheran Church/School, and at year-end, will turn over said records for annual audit of books.
Secretary: two years
He/she shall keep correct minutes and attendance records of the regular meetings of the association. He/She shall keep typed copies of said minutes with a distributed copy to the school office and original maintained on file. He/She shall send correspondence as directed by the President. All documents will be kept on file and available for review, when requested by members at large.
Other opportunities to serve:
Middle School Reps (typically one parent for each of the grades 6th, 7th, and 8th)
Parent reps for each class
Campbell Soup/Box Tops for Education Chairperson
Cultural Arts Chairperson
Friday Pizza Chairperson
Holiday Boutique Chairperson
Used Uniforms Chairperson
We are always looking for new talent and if you are uncomfortable chairing an event or have limited hours due to work please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to discuss the many possibilities.