Any time or talent you can donate would be appreciated! A little can go a long way towards helping our kids!

We are currently looking for volunteers for our 2018-2019 committee (please see the categories below)


SEPTA BOARD SECRETARY

Board secretary assists in the planning and execution of all meetings. The Board secretary is the board's record and minute keeper. It is a full board position. Board Secretary is an ideal starting point for those wishing to have more of a voice in SEPTA matters and when meeting with Administration.


VP of MEMBERSHIP 

  • Email the SEPTA building director

  • Have them confirm with their principal that we will have a membership table for SEPTA set up during Back to School Night.

  • Ask that they touch base with their fellow PTA director to request that all class parents include SEPTA in their “joining PTA pitch”. 

  • Confirm with each director as to who is collecting the envelopes after BTSN is over. (All envelopes should be delivered to the Treasurer’s home that evening if possible.) 

  • Work with SEPTA building directors and board to confirm coverage for all BTSNs 

  • Coordinate with the Volunteer Coordinator to get student volunteers to help out.

  • Make sure each director has a SEPTA tablecloth, tripod, poster-board and membership materials. 

  • Enter all membership “cards” into data base (plan for 2 “inputting evenings” – September & October) 

  • Check in with the directors (a few times during the remainder of the year) for members joining after BTSN 

SEPTA BUILDING DIRECTORS (CURRENTLY ALL FILLED)
As the building director your main responsibility is to be the point person for your assigned building. You will act as a liaison between SEPTA and your building. We will provide you information to relay to your building and you will provide the SEPTA board with critical information and updates.

  • Designate a SITE based rep for your building

  • Hold a joint meeting with your curriculum rep, site based rep and principal at least 2x per year

  • Attend PTA meetings for your school and share any important SEPTA updates

  • Foster dialogue and promote positive relationships among parents, teachers and administrators


SEPTA SITE BASED REPRESENTATIVES
(CURRENTLY ALL FILLED)
Our Site Base reps meet approximately 4 times per year with the Site Based Planning Committee and work with the school PTA Directors to address parents issues and concerns. The purpose of this committee is to improve the educational performance of all students, regardless of such factors as socioeconomic status, race, gender, language, background or disability.


SEPTA CURRICULUM REPS (CURRENTLY ALL FILLED)
The Curriculum Committee keeps up-to-date on and discusses topics related to curriculum and instruction, grading, student placement and co-curricular activities throughout the district. The committee works closely with district administration and serves as a conduit for the school community to provide feedback on these topics. As a SEPTA curriculum rep for your building, you will meet with your school principal, along with the PTA curriculum rep for the building several times a year. Additionally, you will attend monthly PTA Curriculum Committee meetings to discuss current topics relevant for parents and the school community, and participate in quarterly meetings with the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum.

Other available volunteering opportunities:

Interview Committee -

Want more of a say in who gets hired by the district? Well, here is your chance! Garden City has an interview committee made up of Administration, Principals, Staff and parent representatives from each of PTA and SEPTA for positions within the district. SEPTA always wants a rep at that table. If you would like to sit in on one of these interview days, please email president@gcsepta.org for more details! It's a terrific experience and a way to get your voice heard by your school's administration!

Communications Committee -

1. Article submissions are always encouraged!
2. Content Organizer - Help keep track of district calendar, meetings within Garden City, happenings of outside organizations, and any other content that you feel would benefit our members and feel that it should be included in our newsletter.

One & Done! (If you can't commit to anything long term, consider these...)

  1. We are always in need of a few extra volunteers for one time events such as, Back to School night, The Senior Afternoon Tea, Run for a Cure, etc.

  2. We could always use an extra set of hands when setting up prior to a General Membership meeting (example, Picking up bagels, setting up the coffee, etc.)

If any of the above positions interest you, please let us know. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to get involved! Contact Membership@gcsepta.org for more information.

Please note: In your role as a representative of SEPTA, it is imperative that the opinions you offer to parents accurately reflect those of SEPTA which may not necessary be your own.