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PTA Meeting Schedule

Be in the know and come to a meeting!

When and where do PTA meetings happen?

PTA meetings are held on the third Tuesday in the months of September, November, January, March, and May at 9:15 am in the School Site Multi Purpose Room. 

  • Tuesday, Sept 19th

  • Tuesday, Nov 28th *date amended due to school site closure

  • Tuesday, Jan 23rd

  • Tuesday, Mar 19th

  • Tuesday, May 21st

What happens at a PTA meeting?

PTA meetings are a great way to hear directly from the principal about what’s going on at El Morro, as well as help contribute to decisions about PTA programs and events. The general agenda for a typical PTA meeting includes:

  • Welcome

  • Approval of minutes (from the last meeting)

  • Teachers report

  • Principal’s report

  • President’s report

  • Treasurer’s report

  • Unfinished business

  • New business

  • Committee reports

  • Announcements

  • Adjournment

What’s the deal with the complicated parliamentary procedures?

If and when you go to a PTA meeting, you’re likely to hear motions, approvals, calls for member votes, etc. It might seem strange or even a little intimidating, but it’s just how we run the meetings. PTA meetings are governed by Robert’s Rules of Order. While these rules go far beyond what’s needed for a typical parent group (after all, they’re used for the United Nations!), the key concepts work well to keep meetings organized and flowing. An orderly, well-run meeting is best for everyone.

Is it ok to bring up my own questions and concerns during a PTA meeting?

Of course! There is always an agenda for the meetings, in order to ensure that we keep the meeting on track and tackle one item at a time. You are welcome to submit an item for the agenda in advance (even the night before!)—simply email the PTA president at president@elmorropta.org. There’s also a point in the meeting, usually at the end, when the president will ask for new business. At that time, you can bring up any topic that is not formally listed on the agenda.

Can anyone go to a PTA meeting?

Yes, and we’d love to have you there. However, bylaws state you must be a member for 30 days to vote on anything during the meeting. 

Can I bring my late-start kindergartner, baby, toddler, or preschool-age child?

Sure, but we can’t promise they will be riveted by the meeting! Feel free to bring your little one (and maybe an electronic device to entertain them).

How do I get more involved in the PTA, even if I can’t attend the meetings?

If there is a specific event or position you’d like to volunteer for, let us know. Plus, keep up to date with happenings by reading the weekly newsletter.

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