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PFC Board Nominations

Interested in Joining the PFC Board for the 2020-2021 School Year?
We need you! Our parent faculty club is a nonprofit parent group that relies on volunteers to power our students' education and support our school community. 
  • The PFC recruits volunteers in the spring for the next school year. We vote our new board members in at our May PFC meeting. 
  • PFC board positions are open to any Walnut Acres parent and do not require previous board experience. 
  • We ask that you commit to a 2-year term for PFC Executive Board Positions, and we recommend a 2-year commitment to PFC Committee Chair positions. 
Have more questions about volunteering? Visit Nominating FAQ's at the bottom of this webpage.

Open PFC Positions for the 2020-21 School Year

 

Executive Committee (2-year commitment)

Vice President - Activities - 1 current nomination

Vice President - Community Relations

Treasurer - 1 current nomination


Committee Chair (2-year commitment recommended)

Auction Team (one-year commitment)

Book Fair - 1 current nomination

Community Service Drives -1 current nomination

Read-A-Thon - 1 current nomination

Social (back to school coffee & holiday party)

School Supply Kits Coordinator
Shop & Earn (Amazon.com, Sports Basement, Dine & Donate events)

Walk & Bike to School Days 1 current nomination


PFC Want Ads - Current Open Positions

PFC Executive Committee (2-year commitment)
The 8 members of the PFC Executive Committee lead our organization and oversee our programs, activities and fundraisers. 

VP of Activities - This position has high-level oversight of PFC activities and programs, oversees Jaguar Day, our annual kick-off event, and sets the PFC Key Dates Calendar. The VP of Activities is our meeting Parliamentarian, and shall act in the absence of the President. Attend monthly PFC meetings and Executive Committee meetings. If you like event planning, this position is for you! 

VP of Community Relationsliaison with the local community, oversee corporate sponsorships, and run our Shop & Earn program. Attend monthly PFC meetings and Executive Committee meetings. If you like networking and fundraising, this is the position for you! 

TreasurerAre you familiar with creating budgets and financial reports? The PFC Treasurer manages the budget, updates financial reports, process disbursements and prepares checks. Attend monthly PFC meetings and Executive Committee meetings.We have one parent nomination for this position. 

PFC Committee Chairs (2-year commitment recommended)
A 2-year commitment to each chair position is highly encouraged. Auction positions are part of a one-year team.  

Auction TeamAre you interested in being part of the 2020-21 Auction Team? We need parents who are dynamic, and willing to be flexible as we discover what auction will look like next year. If you are interested, please reach out to our PFC President. 

Read-A-Thon Chair(s)You know the joys of a good book, let’s encourage our children to read! We need 1-2 chairs to advertise, coordinate and run the Read-A-Thon in the fall/winter of 2020. It’s two for the price of one…a fundraiser with an academic focus! We have one parent nomination for this position. 

Book Fair Chair(s)Coordinate an on-site or virtual book fair with Scholastic for Walnut Acres next year. Book fair is a fundraiser, a great way for parents to buy books for their students and their classrooms, and a fun community event. We have one parent nomination for this position. 

Community Service Drives Chair(s)If your motto is “Give Back”, consider chairing our Community Service Drives. Advertise and run a toy and clothing drive in December, a food drive in March, a book drive in May and a charity bake sale at the end of year Open House festival! We have one parent nomination for this position. 

Social Chair(s) - Love to party plan?  Coordinate a Back to School Coffee on the first day of school in the fall,  and a PFC Holiday Party in December. 

School Supply Kits Coordinator - Coordinate with a vendor to provide school supply kits (paper, pencils, binders, etc.) by grade level for purchase by Walnut Acres parents. Kits are shipped direct to student homes. 

Walk and Bike to School Chair(s)Do you and your kids walk, scooter or bike to school every day? Do you think it’s important to raise awareness of street safety? Consider chairing our Walk and Role to School days. Typically we host one in the fall and one in the spring. You can coordinate with a program called Street Smarts, and get as creative as you want with advertising and promotion. We have one parent nomination for this position. 

Please contact our current president at president@walnutacrespfc.net if you are interested in getting involved.

Nominating FAQs

What is Nominating? 
Nominating is the process by which we fill our PFC Board each year. 

What is the Nominating Committee?
The Nominating Committee begins to meet in January of each year.  This committee seeks out nominees for each PFC Board position.  Candidate nominations are voted into their positions at the May PFC meeting.

Who can be on the Nominating Committee and how do I get on it?
Anyone willing to help recruit board members can be on the Nominating Committee.  Contact the current PFC President if you are interested. 

What is the PFC Board?
The PFC Board is composed of parent volunteers, the principal and two teacher representatives. Parent volunteers serve as officers and chairpersons for over 40 committees.  Over 50 parents currently hold PFC Board positions. Click here for a description of committees and to contact current board members.

Who can be on the Board?
PFC board positions are open to any Walnut Acres parent and do not require previous board experience. We are always in need of volunteers for our PFC Board. We require a commitment of 2 years for Executive positions, and strongly recommend a 2-year commitment for chair positions. 

How do I get on the PFC Board?
Notify any member of the nominating Committee or email the current PFC president if you are interested in keeping your current position, are interested in another board position or are available for general nomination.

Who has priority over board positions?
Priority is given to current PFC Board members that have served in the same position for less than 2 years.  Holding a position for more than 2 years requires Board approval. In this case, priority can be given to another person interested in that same position.  Requests are responded to in the order received and based on open availability of a board position.

What does being on the PFC Board mean?
It means you acknowledge that we need 100% of our families to commit to our children's education.  As a board member, you are encouraged to attend PFC meetings and if you choose your voting status to be "voting member", you are committing to participating in votes at PFC meetings.

How long do PFC Board positions last?
Board members are encouraged to hold their position for at least 2 years.

What is the PFC Executive Committee?
The Executive Committee is comprised of the president, the vice president of activities, the vice president of communications, the vice president of community relations, auditor (formerly assistant treasurer), treasurer, secretary, financial secretary and principal.  The Executive Committee meets once per month and conducts routine business and makes recommendations to the membership on matters of major concern. 

Is the process different from the rest of the Board for filling the Executive Committee?
The 8 parent volunteer members of the Executive Committee are nominated at the same time as the rest of the PFC Board, at the May PFC Meeting.  The PFC Executive Committee members are required to hold their position for a minimum of 2 years. 

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