Restaurant Night, the Lilja Fair, and Board Elections

PTA Announcements

Restaurant Night: Please join us at Five Guys on Monday, May 23rd for a restaurant night benefiting our 4th grade fundraising committee. No flyer is needed, 10% of all sales between 3:00-10:00PM will go the 4th grade.

PTO Board Elections: Late last year the PTA voted to become a PTO. As we make the transition elections for the PTO Board will take place during our June 1st meeting.  If you would like to be a part of the board please submit a short statement of interest by Friday, May 27th to Christine Kingdon: ckkingdon@comcast.net.  Please review the job descriptions below as the terms of two current board members are expiring and two current board members will be running for new positions.

The president (or co-presidents) shall:

  1. Preside at all meetings of the PTO;
  2. Represent, or delegate a representative, the PTO with external organizations and community committees;
  3. Serve as an ex-officio member of all committees except the nominating committee;
  4. Coordinate the work of the officers and committees of the PTO in order that the purposes may be promoted;
  5. Perform such other duties as may be provided for by these bylaws, prescribed by the parliamentary authority, or directed by the Executive Committee;

The vice-president shall:

  1. Act as aide to the president;
  2. Perform the duties of the president in the president’s absence or inability to serve;
  3. Perform such other duties as may be provided for by these bylaws, prescribed by the parliamentary authority, or directed by the president, or the Executive Committee.

The treasurer shall:

  1. Have custody of all the funds of the PTO;
  2. Maintain a full and accurate account of receipts and expenditures of the PTO;
  3. Make disbursements as authorized by the president or Executive Committee or the PTO in accordance with the budget adopted by the PTO;
  4. Have checks signed by two people: the treasurer and one other director/officer;
  5. Present a financial statement at every meeting of the PTO and at other times when requested by the Executive Committee;
  6. Present an annual treasurer’s report to the PTO at the annual meeting;
  7. Have the accounts reviewed, when a person who has signature authority leaves the board. This is to be done by an audit committee selected by the Executive Committee at least two weeks before the meeting at which the officers assume their duties;
  8. Complete a form 990 or 990EZ with a Schedule A.  
  9. File form PC with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, submitting required forms in accordance with the instructions specified on the form.
  10. File an annual report to the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s Office, if incorporated;
  11. Perform such other duties as may be provided for by these bylaws, prescribed by the parliamentary authority, or directed by the president or the Executive Committee.

The Communications Director shall:

  1. Maintain the website of the PTO;
  2. Coordinate the marketing and promotions of all PTO activities;
  3. Perform such other duties as may be provided for by these bylaws, prescribed by the parliamentary authority, or directed by the president or the Executive Committee.

The Parliamentarian Secretary shall:

  1. Record the minutes of all meetings of the Lilja PTO;
  2. Be prepared to read the records of any previous meetings;
  3. File and retain all records;
  4. Maintain, offer suggestions, and prepare amendments to the By-laws of the PTO;
  5. Maintain a membership list, with names and addresses of members;
  6. Serve as parliamentarian at all PTO meetings;
  7. Perform such duties as may be provided for by these bylaws, prescribed by the parliamentary authority, or directed by the president or Executive Committee.

Lilja Fair: The Lilja fair is coming in a few weeks on Sunday, June 5th from 1:00-5:00 PM. The fair takes place rain or shine, we are hoping for a sunny day this year!  We have added some new attractions and will have all of the favorites from years past.  Attractions include: The Stacey Peasley Band performing from 2-3:30PM, Bubble Soccer, Cake Walk, Dunk Tank, Face Painting, Bake Sale, and so much more!

In order to put on such a big event we need a lot of volunteers the day of the fair beginning at 10:00 AM for set-up and 5:00PM  for clean up.  If you know any high school students who need volunteer hours please send the sign-up link to them.  We would also love to have some Lilja alumni currently at Wilson come back and help out.  Additional information on the bake sale and cake walk will be sent out in the next few weeks.  If you have any questions please contact Christine Kingdon or Colleen O’Leary.  

Sign up to volunteer

Box Tops: The May box tops collection sheet can be found in the virtual backpack.

Get the PTA Announcements: Make sure you’re in the know about news and upcoming events from the PTA. Sign up to receive our announcements by visiting: liljaparentteacher.org

Outside Events

The Rotary Club of Natick is excited to announce the 13th annual Tour De Natick bike ride on Sunday June 19, 2016. 
 
As you may know the ride benefits Natick Public Schools in many ways:

  • Scholarships for graduating seniors from Natick High School
  • Annual Elementary School Dictionary Project
  • Other education initiatives
  • In an effort to further support the Natick Public Schools, the Rotary Club of Natick would like to give a gift of $500.00 to the PTO of the school with highest percentage of student riders.   

Students and their families can sign up ahead of time at http://www.tourdenatick.org (click on "Register") or on the day of the ride.  In addition, Teachers ride for Free.
 
After the ride each student should come to the registration area to have their name placed on a board to be counted.  We will announce the winner at the event.  We hope to take a photo of the group of students from each school.  Students that cannot stay for the picture will be counted.

Upcoming Events and Dates

Thursday, May 19 - Wilson Information Night for Incoming 5th Graders, 6:30pm
Monday, May 23 - Lilja Restaurant Night, Five Guys, 3-10PM
Tuesday, May 24 - Early Release Day
Wednesday, June 1 - Lilja PTA Meeting, 7PM
Sunday, June 5 - Lilja Fair, 1-5PM

Please do not hesitate to contact a member of the board with any questions.