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2024/2025 Board & Committee Nominations

Brown School PTO

Nominations & Elections for 2024-2025 School Year


  • I want Brown Intermediate School to be one of the best schools in Connecticut!

  • I want my child to have a great school year – to learn and to have fun!

  • I want to help decide how PTO fundraising moneys are spent.

  • I want all the students at BROWN SCHOOL to be successful.


If the above statements are true, then “help us help the school”!  Parent involvement is critical for a successful school, so volunteer as a PTO officer or a committee chair for the 2024-2025 school year.  There are jobs that take no more than a couple hours a month, some are that are seasonal, and a few that require a routine commitment.


Dedicated teachers, staff, and PARENTS help make Brown Intermediate School a great school!  Join us – it’s rewarding, it’s important, it’s even fun!


Nominate yourself or someone else!  Some positions can be shared! (See below for position descriptions.) If you have any questions, please contact Jaimee DeAngelis at .


Elections will be held at the PTO General Meeting on Thursday, May 16th in the school cafeteria.

All candidates for officer positions must be registered with the Nominations Committee using the form below by April 30th . 

Elected Officers General Descriptions


Co-President (2) – Serve as leader and key contact for the PTO; preside at all PTO meetings; ex-officio member of most committees; appoint chairpersons for special committees; coordinate the work of the officers and committees so that the PTO’s objectives can be met. (Effort: year-round, on-going)


Co-Vice President (2) - Act as an aide to the President; perform the duties of the President in the absence or inability of that officer to serve; assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Board; coordinate the general activities of any Special Committees created by the Executive Board.  Ideally –  is willing to serve as President in the future.  (Effort: year-round, time varies depending upon roles)

Secretary (1) - Keep the minutes of all general meetings and all meeting of the Executive Board; prepare correspondence and perform all other duties assigned; maintain master documents on school computer;  help recruit committee chairpersons for all vacant standing committees of the board; keep the calendar of events for the PTO.  (Effort: 3-4 hours per month, includes attending meeting and typing up minutes)

Treasurer (1) - Be responsible for and have custody of all funds; make disbursements as properly authorized; be present at all PTO events where money will be collected; assure that PTO policies and best practices are followed with regards to funds; prepare financial reports for each meeting and as needed; prepare the books for an annual audit/taxes. (Effort: 4-5 hours per month, average)

Member at Large (3) – Act as a consultant to assure that meetings and processes are conducted in accordance with bylaws; advise on parliamentary procedures using Robert’s Rules of Order; bring current copy of Constitution and By-Laws to all meetings. (Effort: attend meetings and be in communication with the board).

Committee Chairs General Descriptions

Remember, these are COMMITTEES – there will be additional volunteers to help! Fundraising - Manage the coordination of the PTO’s fund-raising activities. The PTO plans to hold one big catalog sale in the fall, online raffle in the winter months and another food/ candy based spring fundraiser. Other small programs ideas welcome such as “family nights” where a restaurant or recreation center hosts a “BROWN SCHOOL PTO Night.” Only 2 or 3 per year, require minimal effort – a few phone calls to arrange and sending home a flyer (usually supplied by host). Effort: Fall Sale (10-12 hours), Spring Sale (3-5 hours), Family Nights (1-2 hrs each). Hospitality – Coordinate any hospitality activities (Administrative Professionals Day, including welcome program and documentation for new families, visiting Veterans, etc) Membership - Organize the annual PTO membership drive and the on-going process to encourage membership. Maintain membership records. Effort is primarily in August, September. Minimal role after September. Family Fun Events – Coordinate the PTO’s family events. Typically includes bingo,skate night, any other ideas that would be a good way for our families to mingle! Effort is focused around the timing of the event. Time spent depends on how work is divided and how roles assigned. Teacher Appreciation – Organize regular teacher appreciation activities (lunch, dessert, treat, small gift, etc.) and to coordinate recognitions for Teacher Appreciation Week in May. Works closely with Hospitality and Grade Parents. (Effort: 2-4 hours per month, more in May depending on what activities planned.) Spirit Wear - Coordinate the selection, design, ordering, inventory, and sales of school shirts and any related products. (Effort varies. Peak sales in August/September, November-December. New design in late Spring/Summer). Volunteer – Coordinate volunteers for PTO events and school activities. Collect list of general volunteers at beginning of year and for special events. Assure that volunteer data is recorded and available to both the Board and teachers. Work with teachers, staff, and leaders of committees to assure volunteers are recruited for programs. On-going dialog with Grade Parents as to class and grade activities. (Effort: on-going, year round; time peaks with a few big events. Average: 3 hours per month; could range from 0 to 8 hours per month during major events.) Room Parent – One parent representative from each homeroom whose job is to touch base with the teachers and parents of their class room and share PTO communications in a timely manner. Room Parent relays what activities are occurring in the classroom/grade, if any field trips or programs are planned, if the teachers need volunteers for upcoming events. (Effort is minimal – 1 hour per month). Appointed at beginning of year. Yearbook - Oversee coordination of photo collection throughout the school year, following district guidelines, communicate with yearbook representative and meet deadlines, work with a committee to create yearbook for Brown School. On-going effort with more time spent during book creation starting in January. Bookfairs - Work with Scholastic Books for scheduling and running 2 in-person fairs for the school year. Parent Night Mixer/Fundraiser - Work with a committee to plan a fun, casual parent mixer and fundraising event (can be late fall or mid winter). School Store: Coordinate monthly school store. Purchase inventory, coordinate volunteers, and work with treasurer to exchange funds. Approximately 1-2 hours/month Student Enrichment/Cultural Activities - New! Work with achool administrator/team leaders to research and coordinate assemblies or other activities that bring culture and other forms of enrichment to the student body. Workshops - Coordinate with vendors, teachers and school staff, and building administration, 2 or 3 sessions of afterschool workshops for Brown students. This a heavier undertaking a couple times a year and is a big fundraiser for Brown PTO.

Board & Committee Nomination Form

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