THE BACKBONE OF THE TBLS PA
We appreciate all the help we can get. Get involved, join us, and sign up. Most of the committees only last 1-2 months, from beginning of the project until the end of the event. The TBLS PA is an all-volunteer organization and can only be successful in supporting families and the school if parents and guardians contribute their skills, time and energy to the PA.
Serve as an officer of the TBLS PA. Elections will be held at the May 2021 PA meeting for 2021-2022 officers. Please find out how you can help!
Can you help with website maintenance, social media, graphic design, accounting, fundraising or online auction? Fill out the TBLS PA parent/guardian form to let us know how you can help. Or email us at email@example.com.
Not sure how you can help? The best way to learn about the TBLS PA is to attend a PA meeting.
MEET & GREET NEW FAMILIES
This is a "Mingle" Committee. Help find ways to engage parents, through social activities at or outside of school. The biggest "Mingle" happens when freshman come to TBLS for the first time as students during the first day of school for New Discipuli Orientation. Parents or Guardians drop the students at school and stop by the Parent Association to meet and greet other TBLS families. For this event, the Meet & Greet Committee welcomes parents with refreshments and help them navigate the TBLS-way of getting information. It lasts about 2 hours. Duties involve setting up, buying refreshments, promoting PA memberships and cleaning up.
SPEAKER SERIES MANAGER
We want to put together meaningful, helpful workshops and presentations for our parents during our general meetings. We need help finding skilled and expert speakers for the TBLS PA meetings. The following are some of the topics relevant to TBLS families: anxiety/stress, teens & sleep, college admissions, planning for productive summers, teen addictions, cyber safety, executive function, emotional intelligence, SAT/ACT prep, service opportunities for teens, parent-teen conflict, and more. Let us know if you can give a talk or help us with the following tasks:
--Identifying and reaching out to speaking candidates
--recording workshops and speeches
--taking notes for our blog
--fundraising for a speaker series
--advertising upcoming speaker events
--hospitality--arranging refreshments for meetings
--sending thank you notes to speakers
SILENT AUCTIONS COORDINATOR
This is an annual fundraising event at TBLS. We are always seeking donations for the Silent Auction! Past donations include giftcards to neighborhood stores, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Botanical Garden Membership, Wine & Cheese Gift baskets, Broadway plays, jewelry, figurines, and so much more. We need your talents and time in making this happen. Help us solicit donations from your own favorite stores. TBLS is a worthy cause.
BULLETIN BOARD MANAGER
This Committee maintains a visual presence at the school through our PA Bulletin Board. We welcome any artistically or organizationally inclined parents to help us keep the bulletin board in the hallway up to date with information for our school events, and be motivational, seasonal and or inspiring content.
ANNUAL TBLS HOLIDAY PIE SALE
The Pie Sale is a Thanksgiving tradition at TBLS. Parents purchase tasty pies for their own feast, and donate pies to our hardworking TBLS Teachers and Staff. Tasks for this committee include advertising for the sale, collecting and organizing orders, and helping distribute pies. Even a couple of hours of help is appreciated. Selling pies to the your neighbors or colleagues in the office? It's OK too!
SOCIAL MEDIA/WEB SITE MANAGER
We aim to have a strong presence on the internet. The PA's website is a resource of information for our school community! Which of the following tasks are you interested in doing?
--you know or are willing to learn WIX (it's not too hard!)
--you care about proofreading
--you want to look for, or forward interesting content about parenting teens, IB resources, summer opportunities, and anything that the parents of TBLS might want to know
--you have presentation ideas
--anything to do with website design