We Need Your Help

Galileo PTSA is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our officers team.  Everyone has the skills; it's the time, energy and commitment that we are looking for. If you want to get involved in the Galileo community and make an impact on the lives of Galileo students and teachers, all while having fun doing it, please join us! Below are open positions and their descriptions. Please contact our PTSA Vice President (vp@galileoptsa.org) if any position interests you.

 

If you don't want to join as an officer but want to volunteer from time to time, we have opportunities for you too! Many of our events in support of student activities need volunteers. We will announce them via email and other channels. Please respond when we make the call, and we look forward to seeing you!

Descriptions of PTSA Committee

​Athletic Committee 

Every year, the PTSA awards grants for student groups, teachers, and administrators. Last year, the grants included field trips, instruments, equipment for science classes, and entry fees for competitions. The Grants Committee reviews requests, and selects which ones to fund. Parents are invited to be on the committee. If you are interested, please send an email to: vp@galileoptsa.org click on the button "Yes, I want to volunteer..."

​Grants Committee 

Every year, the PTSA awards grants for student groups, teachers, and administrators. Last year, the grants included field trips, instruments, equipment for science classes, and entry fees for competitions. The Grants Committee reviews requests, and selects which ones to fund. Parents are invited to be on the committee. If you are interested, please send an email to: vp@galileoptsa.org click on the button "Yes, I want to volunteer..."

​Program Committee 

The PTSA puts on special programs to bring our community together and to build relationships between parents, teachers and students. These programs are not possible without the community's help. If you are interested in working with a group of fun, creative and energetic folks, please join this committee by sending an email to vp@galileoptsa.org or click on the button "Yes, I want to volunteer..."

​School Site Council 

The SSC is a 24 member collaborative body composed of faculty, administrators, students, alumni, parents and community stakeholders. This important committee sets school priorities and budgets operating funds to meet these priorities. If you are interested in serving, please send an email to vp@galileoptsa.org or click on the button "Yes, I want to volunteer..."

Descriptions of PTSA Positions

​President  

The President presides over monthly PTSA meetings, prepares monthly agendas and reports, and reviews meeting minutes. The President ensures that the PTSA operates in accordance with PTSA Bylaws, and spearheads revisions as needed. The President works collaboratively with the Principal and school staff to make sure that programs offered serve the needs of the school community, and is available to talk with parents about ideas or concerns. (Click here for a full description.) 

Executive Vice President

The executive vice president serves as the primary aide to the President and performs the duties of the President in his/her absence.

1st VP - Grants
The 1st Vice President serves as the primary aide to the President, performs the duties of the President in his/her absence, and oversees the Grants Process and collaborates with the Grants Committee.

2nd VP-Special Programs
The 2nd Vice-President oversees special events like the Beautification Day, serves as an aide to the President, and is able to perform the duties of the President in his/her absence.​

Treasurer
The Treasurer is the authorized custodian of all funds of the PTSA. The Treasurer serves on the Budget Committee, pays by check all authorized bills, transfers funds, maintains accurate and detailed accounting records, and prepares monthly financial reports to present to the association and executive boards. The Treasurer also provides necessary information to the Auditor and tax preparer. (Click here for a full description.)

Financial Secretary
The Financial Secretary is responsible for collecting and depositing all monies received by the PTSA and keeps accurate records of deposits. The Financial Secretary also provides this information to the Treasurer to become part of the financial ledger.

Recording Secretary  
The Recording Secretary keeps an accurate, concise, permanent record of the proceedings of all meetings of the association and the executive board, to be made available to the association and executive board for approval at the next meeting. (Click here for a full description.)

Auditor  
The Auditor performs audits of the financial records twice per year in accordance with the California PTA guidelines and presents the audit findings at the general and executive board meetings.

Historian
The Historian assembles and preserves the PTSA’s record of activities and achievements, and prepares the association's annual report required by California State PTA.

Communications Chair  
The Communications Chair helps PTSA members and the general public understand that the PTSA positively impacts the lives of all children and families, and is a relevant, inclusive, influential volunteer-powered association working for the well-being of children and youth (Click here for a full description).

Parliamentarian
The Parliamentarian assists the president to manage meetings and advises on parliamentary procedure, chairs Bylaws committee to review unit Bylaws each year and revise Bylaws every three years,  and arranges nominating committee's first meeting, providing information on nomination and election process (Click here for a full description).

Membership Chair
The membership chair works with the membership committee to plan the annual membership campaign. The membership chair is responsible for creating and implementing a membership plan, promoting membership throughout the year, providing membership reports at PTSA board and association meetings, collecting dues, and distributing membership cards (Click here for a full description).

Hospitality
Hospitality acts as official host of a PTA in creating welcoming atmosphere at meetings and events; works with committee and other chairman to organize and set up refreshments, food, decorations, registration, greeters and baby-sitting for PTA meetings and events; maintains hospitality supplies and equipment and an updated inventory for them; presents hospitality budget for approval at executive board meeting at start of the PTA year and monitor authorized budget; reports on hospitality plans at board meetings for forthcoming PTSA events (Click here for a full description).