How Can You Share Your Talents With West U Elementary?
GET INVOLVED WITH THE PTO IN 2021-2022
Please review the below list of PTO Executive Board and appointed positions then consider how you might share your talents and support WUES by volunteering for a position. Often, more than one person is interested in the same position. You can assist the Nominating Committee by considering more than one position. Contact a current Board Member or committee chair if you have additional questions. Please let us know of any area that you would like to volunteer in, no matter how big or small.
Contact Helen Wright at helenHwright@gmail.com or 713-299-1103 if you have questions.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE PROCESS
The PTO Bylaws Article VI outlines the process for the election of Executive Board Members. Helen Wright, PTO Parliamentarian serves as the appointed Chairman of the Nominating Committee. The Parliamentarian leads the efforts of the Committee but is non-voting except in the case that the Committee ends in a tie vote. The Committee consists of five (5) voting members with one (1) alternate to serve in the event a member is unable to complete the process. No member of the Nominating Committee may be nominated by the Committee to fill an elected Executive Board position.
The Nominating Committee first contacts the existing Executive Board members to see if they wish to be nominated for another term in office. Each Executive Board Member may serve two terms in the same position. If a position is vacant, the committee nominates an eligible person for each elected office to be filled and reports all nominees at the regular meeting in April. At which time additional nominations may be made from the floor. The nominees will be publicized to the PTO membership through the Pony Express and/or the Monday folders at least ten days before the election meeting. Only those persons who have given their consent to serve if elected shall be nominated for or elected to any office. Contact Helen Wright at 713-299-1103 or helenHwright@gmail.com if you have questions.
2021-2022 West University PTO
Executive Board and Activity Chair Positions
Elected PTO Executive Board Positions
President: Oversees and coordinates all PTO activities and general PTO meetings; represents WUES at HISD meetings; an ex-officio member of SDMC and West U Foundation.
President-Elect: Presides over the PTO in the absence of the President; assists the President; an ex-officio member of SDMC and West U Foundation. Oversees orientation and Red Apple back to school sale. A two-year commitment.
Treasurer - EXPENSE: Administers day-to-day financial operations with regard to payments owed by the PTO.
Treasurer - INCOME: Administers day-to-day financial operations pertaining to income raised by the PTO.
VP Fundraising & Membership: Plans strategy and provides oversight for all the fundraising committees; oversees corporate underwriting campaigns and the general membership drive.
Directory Annual Party/Auction (4 Chairs)
In-Kind Sponsorship Corporate Sponsorship
Birthday Book Club PTO Membership
Book Fair Underwriting
Carnival West U Gear
Box Tops Sociables
VP Service: Plans and oversees service projects with the school administration: Recycle and Lost and Found
VP Curriculum Enrichment: Plans, oversees, and coordinates enrichment programs with teachers and school administration.
Art Night Name That Book
Bluebonnet Odyssey of the Mind
Junior Achievement Special Education Ambassador
International Festival Science and Math Night
VP Instructional Support: Assists in developing and coordinating instructional support programs for the school.
VP Budget and Finance: Prepares and manages the budget, and budgetary requests; and monitors expenses.
VP Volunteers: Trains school volunteers, maintains executive board and chair notebooks, oversees hospitality for school events, and teacher appreciation.
Library Volunteers Teacher Hospitality (Fantastic Fridays)
Teacher Events New Family Coordinator
Red Apple Art Volunteer
West U 101 Garden Chairs
VP Room Representative: Plans and coordinates the efforts of grade-level representatives and room parents; prepares room parent notebooks, and ensures that HISD and school policy are communicated to room parents.
Grade Level Representatives (one per grade)
VP Communications: Coordinates communication and publicity for the organization including the PTO website and oversees the publication of the yearbook.
Secretary: Prepares, distributes the agendas and minutes for general PTO and executive board meetings. Coordinates the printing and distribution of the first-day packets; handles PTO correspondence including notices of meetings.
Appointed PTO Executive Board Positions
Parliamentarian: Advises on parliamentary procedure, ensure that the bylaws are upheld, and chairs the nominating committee.
HISD Liaison: Represent WUES at HISD meetings and events and communicate with the PTO membership regarding HISD activities and policies that will impact the school.
School Representative: Scott C. Disch, Principal
Other Appointed Positions
Shared Decision Making Committee (SDMC): PTO President appoints two parent members for a two-year term. The goal of this committee is to review the district’s educational goals, objectives, and major district-wide classroom instructional programs.
West U Foundation Trustees Appointed Members: PTO President appoints five trustees. Members serve up to a five-year term.