Monthly Meetings

1st Friday of the Month

9:30am --10:30am

  • 9/4 (General Assembly)

  • 10/2

  • 11/6

  • 12/4

  • 1/8

  • 2/6

  • 3/5

  • 4/2

  • 5/7

 
Executive Board

Nicole Brown

Co-President

nbrowncraigpta@gmail.com

Ann Osemene

Treasurer

Tangbanann@gmail.com

Kendra Scruggs

VP--Fundraising

kendragreenlee0622@yahoo.com

Radhika Singh

VP--Volunteers

radhi.panchal@gmail.com

Cheryl Elliot

Co-President

cherjohn09@gmail.com

Michelle Thornton-Frink

Secretary, Membership, Website

mtfrink@bellsouth.net 

Alaneyer Smith-Jensen

VP--Spiritwear

smithjensen.pta@gmail.com

 

About the PTA

How does the PTA operate?


The local unit is the most important division of PTA. It is organized and chartered by the State PTA in accordance with authority granted to the State by National PTA bylaws. The local PTA is a self-governing unit. The structure of the unit and its specific rules are contained in the bylaws adopted by the members of the unit. These bylaws may not conflict with the bylaws of the National or State PTA. A copy of the Craig PTA bylaws can be found on the Craig PTA website, and all members are encouraged to review them. Anyone who is committed to PTA’s mission and objectives is encouraged to join this association. Our goal is 100% membership which may be achieved by one paid adult membership per child enrolled at school. The cost of membership is $10.00 with $3.75 being allocated to the State and National PTA.




What is the Craig PTA Board?


The Craig PTA Executive Committee/Board consists of the elected officers and committee chairpersons. It takes action on matters that require attention between the general assembly/membership meetings. It handles emergencies as they arise and carries on the specific functions as stated in the unit bylaws. CRAIG PTA OFFICERS Cheryl Elliot Co-President cherjohn09@gmail.com Nicole Brown Co-President nbrowncraigpta@gmail.com Ann Osemene Treasurer Tangbanann@gmail.com Kendra Scruggs VP-Fundraising kendragreenlee0622@yahoo.com Radhika Singh VP-Volunteers radhi.panchal@gmail.com Michelle Thornton-Frink Secretary, Membership, Website mtfrink@bellsouth.net Alaneyer Smith-Jensen VP-Spiritwear smithjensen.pta@gmail.com




What is the Nominating Committee?


This committee selects the best qualified candidates for all openings on the PTA Executive Board. The committee of five members and one alternate is formed in December and stays in effect until after the officers’ election in March. A member should be informed, active, and interested in PTA. Serving on this committee does not prevent such member from being selected as a nominee. Committee members will be determined and announced at the December PTA meeting, on the website and in the newsletter. Please notify a board member if you are interested in serving on this committee. The committee consists of: one staff member, one officer, two board members and two members at large.




What does the PTA do?


Craig PTA operates by committee and each committee has objectives and goals. If there is a committee you are interested in joining or helping, please click HERE. PTA COMMITTEE DESCRIPTIONS This information is available for download HERE. 5th Grade Coordinator Helps plan and implement special events for the 5th grade, handles class donations for grade level, and coordinates all the Room Reps for 5th grade. Bingo Night Bingo Night is held in the early spring to foster community spirit among our school families. This committee creates, plans and runs the event. Clean & Healthy Schools The Clean & Healthy Schools committee plans activities that are focused around environmental, health & nutrition, safety, and science initiatives. Community Outreach The Community Outreach committee works with students, parents, and staff to address needs in our community through activities like food/toy/book drives, etc. and to help show how much Colts Care. End of Year Party School-wide end of year celebration. Engagement Coordinator This committee coordinates opportunities for parents and families to engage with the school (especially outside school hours) popsicle party, tailgate at BHS Football games, lunche dinners, etc. Enrichment Programs The Cultural Arts Committee expands the educational experience for our students. This committee finds and hires authors, scientists, historians, musicians, etc. to bring their subjects to life for our children in entertaining school assemblies and presentations. Fall Social The Fall Social is held every October to foster community spirit among our school family. This committee creates, plans and runs the event. Gift of Time Coordinator This person works with the VP of Volunteers and the Community Outreach Chair to choose an activity students can do during the annual Gift of Time for Teachers. The activity should be completed in the classroom and could be focused on philanthropy, kindness, giving, etc. Grounds Beautification This committee is in charge of helping keep our school grounds beautiful, including the decorations at the front entrance of the school. Holiday Shoppe Plans and implements week-long holiday store for students to buy holiday gifts. Hospitality Twice per year the Hospitality Committee shows appreciation for our staff by organizing a luncheon. The main meal is catered and the drinks and desserts are contributed by parents. Membership The Membership Chairperson runs the PTA membership campaign for the school. Parent & Family Life This committee coordinates 2-3 'Brunch and Learn' informational sessions for parents about topics of importance to Craig Families ranging from testing to internet safety. Website This committee updates the PTA website regularly so that members are informed of all the happenings at Craig as well as can find forms, calendars and other resources. Reflections PTA Reflections Chair works with the Cultural Arts Committee and is responsible for organizing and promoting the Reflections Program within the school. School Supplies This committee coordinates the school supply kit ordering. Flyers go out in the spring, orders are placed then the volunteers put supply kits by students in rooms for meet the teacher days. Teacher Appreciation Week Helps the VP of Volunteers create/implement ideas for the school to recognize teachers during the week of Teacher Appreciation. Yearbook Creating the Craig Yearbook is a year-long labor of love. The committee photographs school events and uploads photos to design website, completes the layout, coordinates 5th grade ads, manages the promotion of yearbook sales and distributes the yearbook.





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