2011–12 Parent Association Leadership Nominations Due
Believe it or not we are already thinking about and planning for the next school year and Parent Association events, programs and priorities. As we hopefully have made clearer this year than ever before, it takes ALL Blake parents to make so many of the great opportunities for our children happen at Blake.
The first step in planning involves identifying leaders within the community who can help organize and implement our programs — both division-specific and all-school. On the all-school level, the Parent Association leadership consists of both elected and appointed positions and steering committee chairs — these are individuals who exhibit interest and have some form of prior experience in specific activities. We would love to hear from you if you are interested in a leadership position. Or, if not this year, perhaps next? The vice chair positions and president-appointed positions are great ways to learn more and get your feet wet in preparation for leading the charge in the subsequent school year.
2011 – 12 Parent Association-elected leadership nominations are due now! The Parent Association Nominating Committee will meet in December to consider next year’s parent leadership nominations. We will be electing parent volunteers for the 2011–12 school year for the following Parent Association executive and divisional leadership positions:
Overall Parent Association Leader
First Vice President (President–elect) — (Year 1 as Vice President, Year 2 as President, Year 3 as Nominating Chair)
Executive Committee Treasurer
Executive Committee Secretary
Division-Level Leaders (Year 1 as Campus Vice Chair, Year 2 as Campus Chair)
Lower School Vice Chair, Blake campus
Lower School Vice Chair, Highcroft campus
Middle School Vice Chair
Upper School Vice Chair
Lower School Secretary, Blake campus
Lower School Secretary, Highcroft campus
Middle School Secretary
Upper School Secretary
School and Family Partnership Co-Chair (2-year position)
Volunteer Publicity Coordinator (works together with the Volunteer Data Coordinator (2-year position) The volunteer publicity coordinator coordinates publicity and volunteer callouts for Parent Association events. This includes writing a monthly volunteer column in Parent News with topics of interest and callouts for that month’s upcoming Parent Association events, updates and news items for the Volunteer Now section of the website, event callouts for Bear Essentials as needed, and coordinating all-school news items for the divisional newsletters (Friday folders, Bearometer, US Link). The volunteer publicity coordinator will work with the volunteer data coordinator to assess volunteer needs on an ongoing basis. The volunteer publicity coordinator also works with the Communications Office to publicize volunteer needs on the school website. Writing skills and publicity experience are recommended. This position is a two-year commitment and is a member of the Parent Association Executive Committee.
Hospitality Vice-Chair (2-year position, 2nd year being the Chair) This role involves supporting and assisting the All-School Hospitality Chair. Duties include sending out evites for parent parties, and helping to organize and attending: New Student Welcoming Parties (May/June 2011), Lower School Back-to-School coffees, and Lower and Middle School Curriculum Nights.
Blake Classic Co-chairs (2 people, 1-year position)
Care and Concern Liaison (1-year position) Please refer to the Parent Association bylaws for a full description of these positions. To read the bylaws, click here. If you are interested in serving in any of these leadership roles or you know a Blake parent you think should be considered, please e-mail Parent Association Nominating Chair Ellen Hoeg at email@example.com. Names need to be submitted to Ellen by Friday, Dec. 3.