The PTO has various positions and work groups, which require our parents and families to support it. If you are interested in helping with one or more of the following positions please contact the PTO at pto@arcoirisschool. org. All positions can be shared among two or more people, with the exception of Treasurer. As a volunteer based organization, any tasks not taken on by volunteers will be canceled until a volunteer is found to run the event, project or program.
PTO Officers: Will work together to support the school board and administration, to support the mission statements of the school and PTO. Board members will negotiate between themselves who attends the monthly meetings of the school board, financial committee and occasional non PTO meetings as needed.
Organizes and runs PTO meetings. Ensures the school's board and staff needs, of the PTO, are managed appropriately. Supports the school and PTO’s mission statement. May take on additional duties at the discretion of the person (Requires ongoing communication with various PTO Board Members, the school board and staff. Monthly PTO meeting attendance is required)
School Board Representative:
Is appointed by the Arco Iris School Board to assist and guide the PTO in board related decisions. As an advisor this position has an active involvement in the PTO, and contributing the PTO voice into school board communications.
Records and post meeting minutes. Coordinates Communication and distribution of emails, including posting to the PTO Facebook page and manages the PTO portion of the school website. (Requirements are: Daily, 5 minutes, to distribute emails. Weekly, 30 minutes, to make social media posts, answer questions and coordinate items to be communicated to the community. Monthly, about three hours, including 2 PTO meeting)
VP of Fundraising:
Manages, supports and facilitates communications from the fundraising work groups (Auction, Jog-a-thon, movie tickets sales, restaurant nights, box tops, winter DVD sales, AmazonSmile, Fred Meyer Rewards). Cancels fundraising programs that do not have appropriate levels of volunteer support. Works with established work groups to advise and guide fundraising efforts. Works with school board fundraising committee on fundraising efforts if needed. Works with PTO Treasurer to ensure budget is supported. (Requires communication with major fundraising events coordinators and acting as a PTO representative in fundraising work groups. Monthly update is required at the PTO meeting.)
VP of Community Enrichment
Manages, supports and facilitates communication from community building efforts for the Arco Iris community. Evaluates and guides opportunities for Arco Iris families to connect and bond as a community including but not limited to: Beginning of the year social, Mazamas, summer playdates, sporting events, cultural events, spirit wear events, carpool signups, uniform exchange, lost and found, and other social events. Events may be added or canceled based on coordinators availability and coordination with the PTO calendar. (Requires management of volunteer driven events at various times of the year, to support the community connection. Monthly update is required at the PTO meeting.)
VP- Volunteer Coordinator:
Actively recruits volunteers on behalf of the PTO, school board and school. Coordinates Room parents, and volunteer opportunity on behalf of the PTO, staff, and administration. Facilitates communication regarding room parents, stocking of staff room, field trips, classroom celebrations, field day, and other volunteer requests. (Requires on-going commitment to support volunteer needs, a successful coordinator will be social with the Arco Iris parent community, to recruit. Monthly update is required at the PTO meeting.)
VP of Education and School Enrichment:
Manages, supports and facilitates communication of educational related support efforts of the Arco Iris PTO. This volunteer should have a passion for education. Educational support needs are determined by the school administration and include, but are not limited to: Los Jaguares Lectores, Oregon Battle of the Books, after school enrichment classes, book fair, art literacy, Passport Club, graduation, science fair, and year book. Programs and events may be canceled if there is not adequate levels of volunteer support to run the program or event. (Is mostly a coordination position, but works closely with the administration to ensure programs are being managed properly. Monthly update is required at the PTO meeting.
Standing Workgroups: Our standing workgroups are more successful when supported by a team of volunteers. These projects are critical to our school's success, and should not be occupied solely by PTO board members, to ensure success.
PTO Support Positions: The following positions more independent positions, which support the school, PTO and community but require self management and planning.