Special Committees (event or activity-specific commitment)

MSAAC - Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee:  Works in partnership with LCPS, parents and community to further the academic, social and cultural development of every student and to ensure that the needs of all minority students are met.  Click here for more information. One (1) Trailside representative to attend monthly meetings

SEAC - Special Education Advisory Council:  Composed of parents, educators, administrators, business representatives and other interested community groups concerned with the education of students with disabilities. Click here for more information.  One (1) Trailside representative to attend monthly meetings

Membership - Encourages families to sign up for the PTA by raising awareness about the benefits of PTA membership to the school, students, and families.

Volunteer Coordinator - Work with committee chairs to support their volunteer needs. Coordinate with SBHS honor clubs to provide volunteer opportunities at TMS.

Social Media Coordinator - Will assist and coordinate the updating and posting of PTA events and school events on this PTA website, Facebook, etc.  Perfect opportunity to volunteer from home as this is a commitment that can be achieved from home.

Grant Committee - Committee that will receive and view the grant applications from staff that would like to receive money from the PTA. Will review the grants, discuss, and present to the Executive Committee and then to the General Membership.

Special Committees (event or activity-specific commitment)

Spirit Nights - Work with local restaurants to sponsor Spirit Nights on behalf of TMS PTA. Prepare flyers and promote event and TMS receives a percentage of the sales.

Staff Appreciation Week - Organize a small team of parents to plan a week's worth of activities for Staff Appreciation Week. Coordinate a breakfast, luncheon, fun treats and small gifts for staff during Staff Appreciation Week, usually held around the first week of May.

First Fridays / Smile Squad Coordinator - Organize a small team of parents to provide small appreciation gifts for TMS staff on the first Friday of every month.

Staff Cookie Exchange Coordinator - Organize a holiday cookie exchange party for teachers & staff members to enjoy. This includes setting up and decorating for the holidays.

Hospitality Coordinator - Organize the staff luncheon events, coordinate space usage, catering, volunteers, decorations, etc. to recognize our teachers and staff for their outstanding contributions to our school.

Grade Level Dance Committee Chair (1 per dance) - Coordinate volunteers to design an promote the annual dance for the designated grade level. Manage a team of volunteers to sell tickets, organize vendors, coordinate food donation, set up & decorate for dance, provide chaperones, manage the actual event, and clean up.

Dad’s Event – Develop, plan, promote and implement an event(s) to engage and attract participation with Dads at school.

Reflections (National PTA Arts & Education Program) - Organize and publicize the Reflections program within TMS, collect & organize entries, secure an independent panel of judges to select the winning entries, organize and facilitate awards ceremony and awards. Reflections begins in September with school awards taking place at the end of November. The work for this position is completed by December. Click here for links to answer questions and for the appropriate rules and forms.

Musical Committee - Responsible for organization of the entire production. Coordinate all volunteer teams to manage ticket sales, concessions, house management, promotion, and other appropriate production activities. Manage show selection, assist with casting, backstage operations, costumes, makeup, and technical production teams.

Volleyball Game - TMS vs FSMS Committee Chair - Coordinate with FSMS PTA team to organize and execute the annual TMS vs FSMS Staff Volleyball Game.  Cooperating with the PTA Volunteer Coordinator to gather support to host the game.  Coordinate all volunteer teams to manage ticket sales, concessions, raffles, promotion, and other appropriate activities.

PTA Board Nominating Committee - Identify and organize a nominating committee, responsible for identifying and selecting the slate of nominees that the general membership may vote from, to fill the PTA board for the upcoming school year.