PTA Committees 

PTA Committees

There are many ways to get involved at the Ella Baker School and everyone is encouraged to participate. We have different levels of involvement—from chairing a standing committee to selling tickets at an event. Volunteering is a great way to support the Ella Baker School, it’s a great way to meet staff, families, and students, and it’s fun!

If you want to serve on a regular committee, please contact us at and let us know which one you are interested in joining. 

Committees Projected Projects 2018-19:
  • Annual PTA Family Dues

  • Work with Exec Board to determine goals

  • Strategies to encourage participation

  • October mailing and follow up calls

  • Follow up reminders in December, March and May

  • Other fundraising events/opportunities

Online School Store
  • Work with vendors to design and order EBS merchandise

  • Market the store and merchandise at EBS Events

  • Market merchandise through the website and bulletin

  • Winter Potluck Dinner 

  • Fall Cocktails

  • Book Fair

  • Student Talent Show

  • Spring Cocktails

  • Update Family Grade Directories

  • Bulletin and text alerts program

  • Translate school forms into Spanish

  • Look for other venues for communication with families

PTA Classroom Reps/Liaisons
  • Host grade events per year (can include PTA events)

  • Help with encouraging/reminding parents about PTA dues

  • Sponsor event 

  • Mid-year supply requests

  • Facilitate communications/feedback from the grades

Not sure which committee to join?

Writers are needed on both the Communications and Fundraising committee.

The Special Events and Online School Store committees all need graphic designers.

Are you super-social and happy to send emails/talk on the phone? The Fundraising committee needs people on phone bank in November, then again in the spring. Grade Reps have a great chance to talk to almost every family in their class and to organize grade-wide social events. Are you interested in stepping up to take a leadership role on the Executive Board next year? The Grade Reps work closely with the Executive Board and have insight into the year’s challenges and accomplishments.

If you speak Spanish, consider joining the Communications committee to help with translating written school materials and in helping some of our families feel more comfortable at EBS events.

If you are good with technology, we need people on the Fundraising Committee and the Communications committee to help with both managing data and social media policy.

Are you super organized?  We’re looking for someone to be our Volunteer Coordinator and help find and coordinate volunteers for EBS and PTA events.

Are you interested in participating, but can’t commit to an on-going role?

In the early months of the school year, you could help with the Family Grade Directories Working in Excel on your own computer, update last year’s Family Directory for one or more grades. Help EBS families get in touch and stay in touch.

Throughout the school year you could help out for a few hours at events such as curriculum night, the pot luck dinner, parent cocktail parties, raffle ticket sales, student talent shows, and more.

We encourage everyone to get involved with EBS, and the PTA is a great way to do this. Join a committee, volunteer at an event, or come to a meeting, and we think you’ll agree!

Thank you,

Ella Baker School PTA

We’d love to hear from you!

317 East 67th Street, New York, NY  10065

Tel: 212-717-8809

Fax: 212-717-8807

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