To volunteer at MBE, you must be approved by 

Broward County Public Schools. 

The online application is the first step in the process.

MBE PTA COMMITTEE

DESCRIPTIONS 2019-20


Volunteer Coordinator:

Throughout the school year, the PTA will need volunteers to

help with various events. After becoming an approved volunteer

with Broward County, give your name and contact information to the Volunteer coordinator and you will be contacted when help is needed for a variety of school events. Sign-up Genius and WhatsApp are often utilized to facilitate communication and logistics. For information contact Kate Grasshopper.


SAC Committee (Student Advisory Committee):

The PTA SAC committee members may attend the schools SAC meetings held on the first Tuesday of every month at 2:15pm and will report PTA business at the school’s meetings.  Student Advisory Council is a team of people representing various segments of the community

- parents, teachers, students, administrators, support staff, and other interested community members. The school’s SAC members assist the principal with the school’s budget and gives recommendations on how school monies are to be spent or allocated. The SAC meetings provide a place where all parents are welcome and can voice their opinions and suggestions.  Parents should have an active role in making decisions that will best serve the students. For information, contact Kate Grasshopper or Jessica Gandara.


Marketing & Multimedia Committee:

Committee members help to collect content for the MBE PTA Web site and Facebook. The committee chair may create & distribute content such as articles and photos to local magazines with prior approval. For information, contact Julie Romaniw.


Meet-the-Masters Art Committee:

Committee member volunteers will receive training from the “Meet-the-Masters Committee” chair at the beginning of the school year. Each committee member will receive lesson plans and support as needed from the committee chair. Each committee member may present artwork in the classroom and facilitate discussions on famous works of art. Each committee member may help students complete tasks based on the art work that was presented. For information, contact Athalia Lujo.


Citizen of the Month Committee:

Committee member volunteers may assist the committee chair in taking the students’ pictures and posting them on the bulletin board. Committee members may also help distribute special gifts to those selected students and help decorate the bulletin board. The “Citizen of the Month” program is designed to identify model students. Recognizing students helps create a more positive school climate and culture. At the end of every month, one student from each class will be selected by his/her teacher as “Citizen of the Month” for demonstrating that month’s positive character trait. For information contact Christina Rosario


Principal’s Honor Roll Breakfast Committee:

Committee volunteers help during the Principal’s Honor Roll Breakfast and/or Academic Honor Roll recognition event (TBD). These take place around the time of report cards being issued.  Volunteers will help set up, assist students during the event, and help clean up afterwards. For information, contact Jazline Llanes.


Decorating, Art & Bulletin Boards Committee:

Committee member volunteers may work closely with the committee chair to keep the

designated PTA bulletin boards up to date. Committee members may ensure that the bulletin boards are creative and are school appropriate. Committee members may also help decorate other school bulletin boards, such as for specials teachers, with prior approval. For information contact Aurora Alvaro.


Staff Appreciation Week and Hospitality Committee:

Committee member volunteers may assist the committee chair in planning out special events for Staff/ Teacher Appreciation Week held in May. Committee members may assist the committee chair in organizing a lunch and gifts for the entire staff that week. The committee members may also help room parents come up with creative gift ideas for each day for their teachers (excluding lunch day) during teacher appreciation week. Committee members may assist the chair with setting up, decorating, and planning food and drinks for various PTA activities throughout the year. For information contact Susie Boza.


School Tours Committee:

Committee member volunteers may assist the committee chair in giving school tours to families interested in coming to Manatee Bay. Committee member volunteers will be given training on what information to give to the families and where to go around the campus to highlight the school. For information contact Evelyn Peralta.


Book Fair Committee:

Committee member volunteers may assist the committee chair in setting up, advertising, and volunteering during the week long book fair that is held twice per school year. Volunteers will be needed to help children shop, restocking shelves, or cashier. Committee members may help decorate using the book fair’s theme and at the end of each book fair, committee members may assist the committee chair in the breakdown and cleanup of the book fair materials. For information contact Tricia Rector.


Nominating Committee:

The purpose of the Nominating Committee is to recruit the most qualified people available for the PTA board positions. Members of the nominating committee must be PTA members.  Nominating committee will hold confidential meetings, review nominations, select best candidate and confirm acceptance of the nominated position with each candidate. PTA elections should be held at the end of each school year. For information contact Kate Grasshopper.


Health & Safety Committee:

Committee members may work closely with the committee chair to educate and provide programs for Manatee Bay and the community. The committee’s goals are to increase good health while promoting safety and health awareness. Committee members may assist with any health screenings that are to be done at the school throughout the school year and may attend any training if necessary. For information contact Jessica Gandara


5th Grade Events Committee:

Committee member volunteers may work closely with the committee chair(s) and may help carry out a wide array of 5th grade events such as the 5th grade social dance, tug-o-war, lunch and many more. Much of the responsibility is geared towards the end of the school year so committee members are needed the most around that time. Committee members may also assist students with the 5th grade tiles and wall. For information, contact any member of the MBE PTA executive board. There is currently no chairperson for this committee.


School Supplies Committee:

Committee member volunteers may coordinate with the committee chair and grade team leaders, in January, to compile a list of school supplies needed for the upcoming school year.  The committee member volunteers may assist the committee chair in addressing any problems that may arise. The committee member volunteers may ensure that the students and parents are aware that the school supplies may be purchased online via the supply company. For information contact Evelyn Beltre-Pico.


Manatee Market Committee:

Committee member volunteers may assist the students in buying items from the Manatee Market cart and may help keep the area around the cart safe for the students. Committee members may work closely with the committee chair in ordering and stocking new items to sell on the cart throughout the school year. Committee members may count and record monies received after each Manatee Market day. The Manatee Market may be open every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 7:25am - 7:55am or another set schedule as needed. For information,

contact Jeri Wheeler or Estella Horsburgh.


Sponsors Committee:

The members of this committee may contact those who may be interested in sponsoring the PTA. Members may coordinate with volunteers to seek out businesses and private individuals to sponsor or donate items to the PTA. Members may help maintain an updated log of all PTA sponsors including their contact information. Members may be needed to invite all active PTA sponsors to the book fair and any other PTA sponsored event. Members may be needed to invite each sponsor to the Volunteer/Sponsor Appreciation Breakfast at the end of the school year and help present each PTA sponsor with a certificate and/or award depending on the

amount of their donation. For information contact Meg McClinton.


Fundraising Committee:

Committee members provide support during fundraising. Current fundraisers are Bundt Cake sales in November and the Holiday Shop in December (9-13). Volunteers for the Holiday Shop will assist children shop during class visits, perform cashier duties, and restock shelves. Set up and clean up help will also be requested. For information contact Kate Grasshopper or Ana Barrios.


Box Tops, Shoparoo, & Little Bites (Trash to Cash) Committee:

Committee member volunteers may help the committee chair in collecting and counting all of the Box Tops & Little Bites as they are turned in. They will use the online apps for Boxtops, & Shoparoo and connect with Little Bites/ Terracycle liaison so our school receives money for all submitted items. Committee members may assist the committee chair in promoting, planning contests, and offering prizes to help boost submissions. Committee members may also help monitor and explore other companies or websites that offer schools easy ways to earn money.

For information contact Dulce Rodriguez or Christine Durandis.


AHA Committee: (American Heart Association)

Committee member volunteers may work closely with the committee chair during the

American Heart Association Week and prior to the AHA fundraiser held at the school.

Committee and members may assist the committee chair during the fundraiser to help keep track of prizes ensure they are distributed properly. The committee members may assist the committee chair on finding ways to promote a healthy lifestyle throughout the school year and on ways to promote the AHA. For information, contact Stephanie Moreton or Missy Archibald.


School Pictures Committee:

The committee chair will coordinate with the MBE office staff to determine what is needed before Student Picture Day. Volunteers may help the FoxMar photographers or teachers with lining up students and ensuring they have their photo envelopes ready to present to the photographer. For information contact Steve Romero.


Photography Committee:

Committee member volunteers may coordinate with the committee chair and room parents or classroom photographer to take photos on field trips, classroom parties, and yearbook volunteers. The committee chair will organize coverage of school and PTA events where photography is needed. Member volunteers who take photos will be willing to send photos to yearbook or upload them Pictavo for use in the yearbook in a timely manner. For information, contact Steve Romero.


Yearbook Committee:

Committee member volunteers may assist the committee chair in producing the yearbook. Committee members may assist the committee chair with yearbook orders, recognition pages and sponsor ads. Committee members may help keep record of the number of yearbooks ordered and assist in distributing them. Committee members may assist the committee chair to ensure that photographs are taken at various school activities and events on and off campus.  Volunteers who take photos will upload them to Pictavo in a timely manner. For information, contact Anahi Welschen.


Room Parent Coordinator:

Committee chairperson schedules an orientation meeting at the beginning of the year and disseminates information throughout the year. Ensures that all room parents are given pertinent information regarding PTA events and fundraisers. For more information contact Renee Arrigo or Jazline Llanes.


Membership Coordinator:

Collects & enters member information using MemberHub. Maintains membership database and verifies accuracy of data. Communicates with PTA executive board regarding pertinent membership issues. For more information, contact Chun Harvey.