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Shiloh, the Movie

We just finished reading the book, Shiloh, and I will be showing the movie in class next week. Shiloh is about a beagle dog that is mistreated by its owner and a young boy who takes the dog in and cares for it without letting anyone know. The movie is rated PG, so I need your permission to have your child watch it. If you do not want your child to watch it, please let me know and I will be sure to make accommodations. Thank you!

PTA Board Nominations

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Please consider yourself (or any friends) for a role in next school year’s PTA board. Many of our school’s board members are moving on soon. The school needs your help to recruit new dedicated parents to continue the effort. Elections will be in early April. Please submit all nominations to the nominating committee before 6pm on February 28th. Below is a description of the role of each PTA board member:


  • Coordinate the work of officers and committees of the PTA
  • Preside at all meetings of the PTA Meetings and Executive Meetings
  • Attend council, district, and state PTA meetings as appropriate
  • Meet with the Principal/Associate Principal monthly or as needed


Vice President:

  • Serves as the primary aid to the President
  • Perform the duties of the president in the absence
  • Attend council, district, and state PTA meetings as appropriate



  • Keep an accurate, concise, permanent record of the proceedings of all meetings of the association and of the executive board
  • Maintain the Facebook page
  • Keep up to date on email correspondence



  • Keep permanent books of accounts and records as shall be sufficient to establish the items of gross income, receipts and disbursements of the PTA
  • Chair the budget committee and prepare the budget for adoption
  • Receive and deposit all monies form units, remit all portions of per capita dues to Council
  • Present a treasurer’s report at every meeting of the PTA
  • Be Responsible for filling out and forwarding all necessary report forms required by the state PTA for insurance and for filing all tax returns and other forms required by government agencies
  • Reviews all financial paperwork to submit for audits



  • Assemble and preserve a record of the activities, achievements and volunteer hours of the PTA
  • Gather all Volunteer hours from the PTA and assist the president with the preparation of the Council’s annual report


*Required Positions to maintain a PTA Board


Contact nominating committee members for more information or to nominate:

Eric Jones:

Ileana Brogan:

Bertha Chambers:




Camarena Elementary PTA

Nomination & Application Form


Name of Nominee:__________________________________________


Position Sought:___________________________________________


Please provide workplace or PTA experience applicable to the position sought.


Please provide a brief statement about why you wish to volunteer your leadership skills to this PTA.


What are your strengths that you bring to the position you are seeking?


Leading a PTA is a commitment. Are you able to give the time necessary to fulfill this role and to attend all PTA and board meetings and events?