The Hope Valley PTA needs your help!
Many of our PTA board committees need additional support! Our current committees are audit, advocacy, fundraising, and nominating.
We are looking for people with a variety of experiences, skills and interests. We can work with any time commitment level and many tasks can be completed at night, on the weekends or from home. For more info please email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Communications Committee is also looking for a parent to maintain a whatsapp group in Arabic. About 1 hr/week; times are flexible.
- The Fundraising Committee is looking for parents to approach local businesses about becoming sponsors. We have a form you can take by when you’re out an about. This could be a one-time thing or an on-going opportunity. If you’re interested, please reach out!
- The Fundraising Committee is also looking for parents who can join the committee to plan and execute the Family Fun Fest–our spring fundraising carnival. January-March; 4-6 hours per month (mostly email). April, 15-20 hours. We are also looking for someone who is interested in learning the ropes for successive years.
- Ms. Ray needs help shelving books in the media center! Please stop by the media center or sign up here to arrange a time.
In order to volunteer at DPS Schools, all volunteers must first complete an application and undergo a brief background check. You can complete all of this online by registering with DPS using the link below. Please note that volunteer approvals are valid for two years. VolunteerRegistration
You can join the PTA at any time. We do a membership drive at our Open House that occurs sometime in the week before the first day of school and during Bring Your Parents to School Night in September. To join, you will fill out a simple form or fill out the online form. PTA fees are $5.00 per person, the large majority of which is used to pay our dues to the NC PTA.
As a member of the PTA, you are eligible to run for a board position, vote for officers, and approve the yearly budget. Your dues will support the National PTA, NC PTA, and the Hope Valley PTA.
The main goal of our PTA is to support teachers and students throughout the school year. The bulk of our income is used for school supplies and arts programs for our students, which, along with self-supporting programs like Family Marathon, Family Fun Fest, Book Fairs, Field Day, and Odyssey of the Mind, help to supplement the academic mission of Hope Valley Elementary School and provide a little fun as well!
Each teacher is eligible for a PTA-sponsored $100 reimbursement for classroom supplies that they personally purchase. The PTA supplements other classroom supplies for teachers who don’t seek reimbursement.
The PTA allocates money for the Creative Arts in Public Schools (CAPS) program. CAPS is a partnership between the Durham Arts Council and Durham Public Schools to support integrating arts into the curriculum. Teachers pick programs that compliment what they are teaching. Programs are chosen by each grade level; for example, when third grade students were working on a poetry unit, the group Poetry Alive! performed for students and conducted an in-class poetry workshop.
No! You are always welcomed and encouraged to volunteer at any PTA event.
We communicate in several ways! When you sign up for a membership via the link above you are automatically subscribed to our monthly newsletter. We have a facebook page and use whatsapp. If you’re interested in joining our whatsapp group please email email@example.com and indicate your interest. We have both English and Spanish whatsapp groups! Periodically we send home fliers with your children to advertise specific events.
You can support the PTA both by donating funds to support our mission and by donating your time.
There will be a variety of fundraisers throughout the year – please donate whatever you can – every penny counts. The funds raised annually are used to pay for PTA activities in that year. The budget is set to the fundraising goal so whatever we raise is what will be available to spend to support teachers and students in a given school year.
There will also be several opportunities to volunteer for PTA events throughout the year. Typically, these requests are made through the PTA e-newsletter and include links to online sign-up tools. Please sign up to help if you can. It is a great way to meet other parents and become more involved in the school. There are day-time and evening opportunities and the shifts are typically an hour or less.
We also have immediate needs for help in PTA committees. We can work with any interest, skill and time-commitment levels! Many of these opportunities can be done from home, at night or on the weekends. If you are interested in serving in this way, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will figure out a great fit for you. Potential areas of need are translation, managing social media, assisting with financial audits, planning events and much more. If you have fifteen minutes a week, we can use you.
The PTA Board meets the first Thursday each month at 6pm. All are welcome, however, these meetings will be focused on the organization of events and activities rather than the distribution of information. School-wide PTA meetings are held quarterly.