Standing and Special Committees
Our Salem Middle School PTA sponsors several fun events as well as educational programs at our school every year. In order to keep these events and programs going, we need your help. We are looking for volunteers to help organize events and programs. If you would like to lead a particular effort, we are also looking for committee chairperson positions.
We understand broad volunteer requests can be overwhelming and ineffective. We’re happy to help you get involved in any way that works for your schedule and interests. There are different levels of volunteering that one can do - from positions that require a good deal of time and energy (such as Board leadership), to positions that only ask you to commit a bit of time for specific events. See the "Volunteering" page to learn more about requirements and sign-up forms.
Standing Committee Opportunities
Advocacy Chairperson: Develop and organize meetings, activities, and programs to further the goals and purposes of the PTA. Keep abreast on and inform the board and membership about education issues and North Carolina PTA legislative goals. abreast on and inform the board and membership about education issues and North Carolina PTA legislative goals.
District 9 Representative: The District 9 representative from Salem Middle School attends and represents our school at the Board Advisory Council meetings for District 9 (BAC9). These meetings are held 4-6 times each year at various schools within the district.
SEIC [Special Education and Inclusion] Liaison: Work with PTA and school leaders to support efforts toward greater inclusion and understanding of the special needs of families in our school community. Provide information about current events in special education in Wake County Schools and the surrounding community.
The audit committee is mandatory and shall be composed of no fewer than three members. Individuals with check signing authority and their family members may not serve on the audit committee, nor may the outgoing or incoming treasurer. The volunteers responsible for audits and financial reviews described in Article 11 of the bylaws.
The nominating committee is mandatory and shall be comprised of an odd number and no fewer than three members; at least two of the committee members shall be board members and at least one committee member shall be a member of the local PTA who does not serve on the board. Neither the president nor the principal shall be a member of the nominating committee.
Special Committee Opportunities
Communicate with SMS leaders [Principal and Teachers ], and volunteer coordinator to award all exemplary student, volunteer and educator achievements. Work within budget to purchase chords gifts, and other awards. [Services Committee]
Book Fair /
Book Fair/ Basket Auction
Plan, organize, and facilitate the annual SMS Book Fair and Basket Auction. Work within and across committees to promote and communicate the timelines and any other fundraising related aspects that run tandem with these events. [Fundraising Committee]
Communicate with SMS leaders [Principal and Teachers ], and volunteer coordinator to award all exemplary student, volunteer and educator achievements. Work within budget to purchase chords gifts, and other awards. [Communications Committee]
Newsletter: Prepare and publish weekly SMS PTA Newsletter content and ensure deadlines are met. Verify the accuracy of calendar events, content submissions, citations, and maintain digital archives. An editor might review and edit grammatical errors for SMS PTA weekly Newsletter. Verify the accuracy of calendar events, content submissions, and citations.
Social Media: Ensure that information communicated via various social media platforms (ex., Facebook, Instagram) are accurated and are done in a timely manner.
Website: Perform updates and maintain SMS PTA website.
Review and track copy requests from SMS teachers and staff. Provides copy services (paper and printing supplies) for the SMS Staff and Teachers. Organize copy room schedule and work alongside other CR volunteers to ensure turn around efficiency. Perform copy room services [includes copying, sorting and delivery to classrooms] as needed. [Services Committee]
Work with Program Chair and others to guide the implementation of the SMS, Student Assistance, Student Groups and Teacher Grants; communicates availability of grants to groups. [Fundraising Committee]
Organize hospitality programs at SMS, such as:
- New student / parent orientation nights
- Staff appreciation events
- Training day breakfasts or lunches
Lost & Found
Lost & Found
Gather, sort and post images of items found around the school to the SMS PTA website and social media. They're middle schoolers ... some of them lose a LOT of stuff!! [Services Committee]
Grounds & Facilities
Grounds & Facilities
Helps develop ideas to update and maintain grounds and facilities at Salem Middle School. May include things like updating planters around entrances, making sure signage is updates, advocating for attractive outdoor spaces for both staff and students. [Services Committee]
Reflections & Cultural Arts
Reflections & Cultural Arts
The primary responsibilities of volunteers for this program include an in-depth understanding of program/contest rules, regulations, deadlines for entry, fundraising, small event planning, purchasing, announcements, and newsletter content creation (Reflections portion). The Cultural Arts volunteers organize CA events, schedule artists of various types (dancers, singers, story-tellers, acting, art) for the school. [Programs Committee]
Help organize and facilitate special events for SMS PTA. Serve as liaison between the Communications Chair, school, other PTA members, and the community to promote special events. [Programs Committee]
Work alongside the SMS Treasurer to set budgets, maintain pars for orders, perform re-orders, and make price adjustments. Work with the SMS school bookkeeper, Fundraising Chair, Spirit Wear Coordinators, and Vendors to ensure the SMS Spirit Wear On-Premise and Online Shops are up to date. [Fundraising Committee]
Track Out Hunger
Each of the special committees listed above is categorized under Programs, Services, or Volunteers. A PTA member can volunteer to simply help on one or more special committee, or they might wish to take on additonal responsibility and oversee multiple programs, services, or volunteer aspects.
Chairs are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Board of Directors. Chairs are part of the official Board leadership team and will be invited to participate in Board meetings in addition to general membership meetings.