There are currently a number of PTG board positions open for the 2011-2012 school year. These positions must be filled in order for the PTG to continue supporting enrichment opportunities for the 2011-2012 school year. Please consider volunteering for one of the open PTG Board positions. You benefit from being on the board by being actively involved in decisions regarding PTG events, sponsorship and budget spending.  All board members are required to participate both in PTG meetings and PTG Board meetings (approximately one meeting each month). In addition to attending meetings, each position has specific job responsibilities.  We hope you will consider taking on one of these essential positions.  If you are interested in any of the positions below or have questions, please contact Melanie Bettencourt, PTG Co-President at .


Co-President functions include running PTG meetings, attending monthly Superintendent meetings, and overseeing PTG Board functions. In this team position, the shared work is organized and divided by the 2 Co-Presidents. The Co-President term is 2 years. (Over the course of the term, you’ll work with two different co-presidents.) Co-Presidents work on PTG tasks every week throughout the school year and spend a little time in the summer preparing for the school year.


Vice President functions include creating and organizing the Back-to-School packets, managing the volunteer forms used by committee and event chairs, and acting as a liaison between the PTG Board and the Committee and Event Chairs. The time commitment can vary throughout the year with this position; the Back-to-School packets require a number of hours at the end of the summer. Throughout the school year, the weekly commitment lessens with tasks like responding to e-mail and occasional communication with committee and event chairs. The term for Vice President is a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 2 years


Treasurer responsibilities include handling all PTG bank accounts and money activities, reimbursing PTG members for expenses incurred, paying any incoming bills for vendors, handling finances for fundraisers, paying staff gifts in the fall and publishing monthly updates on budget/expenses for PTG meetings. Since events, and fundraising runs throughout the year and the PTG books must remain current and reimbursements need to be dispersed in a timely manner, this position requires a weekly time commitment. The term for treasurer is a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 2 years.

Fundraising Coordinator(s)

There are 2 Fundraising Coordinator positions, and both are open.  Some of the Fundraising Coordinator functions are coordinating and executing the Annual Appeal and working with the Committee Chairs of Thoreau PTG fundraising events to help achieve fundraising goals. This is a team position. The shared work is organized and divided by and between the 2 fundraising coordinators. The Fundraising Chairs typically spend a few hours kicking off the Annual Appeal and then less than an hour each or every other week, while the Appeal is active, tracking responses and thanking donors.  Additional time may be necessary to respond to e-mail and prepare Thoreau Announcement communications for fundraising efforts. The term is for a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 2 years.