We are so pleased your family is part of the Spruce community! If you want to participate more in school life and better understand how the PTA functions and how it funds so many different aspects of the school life, you should join us in our monthly meetings.
Our Executive Board meets on the first Wednesday of each month - unless the school is closed, which moves the Board meeting to the next Wednesday. Board elections are held in May, with a nominating committee working in April to put together a balanced team. If you are interested, reach out at any point during the year. In some cases positions may be available before the yearly election, through Special Expedited Elections. The PTA is governed by the Spruce PTA bylaws, written and regularly updated by the Executive Board, according to the Department of Education of the City of New York. EB members are volunteer parents elected to perform the roles needed to run the PTA, a Delaware 501(c)3 Nonprofit, for one fiscal year (July 1st - June 30th).
Volunteers are the life and blood of the PTA. Organized around a Committee Chair that sits on the Executive Board, volunteers set up events, decorate, sell tickets, find sponsors, deliver friendly messages, design merchandise, maintain website & social networks, chaperone parties, hold yoga sculpt sessions (true story), walk around art galleries (also true), print flyers, drink coffee, take pictures, invent spooky stories, and most of all have fun and meet other families from our community. Sounds fun? It is. Reach out, there's always room for more.
Other than checking this website, you can keep in the news flow by following our Facebook page and Instagram, as well as reading our PTA newsletters - look out for messages from Spruce PTA, and make sure they're not going to your spam folder!