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Why are we here?. We want Jie Ming Academy to prosper We want our kids to thrive We want to build community within our parent group We want to continue building rapport with our administrative team We want to centralize our efforts to maximize efficiency

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Why are we here

Why are we here?

  • We want Jie Ming Academy to prosper

  • We want our kids to thrive

  • We want to build community within our parent group

  • We want to continue building rapport with our administrative team

  • We want to centralize our efforts to maximize efficiency

  • We want to raise funds for our program, both passively and actively

  • We would like a way to organize and solicit donations

  • We want to provide enrichment opportunities/materials


How do we do it

How do we do it?

  • PTA

  • PTO

  • Independent charitable organization


What is a pta

What is a PTA?

  • PTA stands for “Parent Teacher Association”

  • An advocacy group formed to promote education and family welfare

  • National leadership team as well state level leaders

  • MN PTA began in 1922

  • Local units “roll up” under the state organization to gain 501c3 status automatically


Why pta

Why PTA?

PTA

PTO/Other

No national/state agenda

No umbrella organization

No dues required

501c3 status must be applied for individually (one time fee of $750)

Insurance is not required and is more expensive

You’re on your own!

  • Advocacy group

  • Dues to national and state organization

  • 501c3 status is automatic

  • Insurance is available via preferred rate program

  • Templates, turn key resources, parliamentary procedure

  • Support from MN PTA!


What are the constraints of pta

What are the constraints of PTA?

  • Every unit must submit at least 20 memberships ($6.25)

  • Every unit must have valid bylaws

  • Parliamentary procedure is used to conduct meetings

  • Not supposed to knowingly endanger 501c3 status

  • Anyone can speak during PTA meetings but only members may vote

  • Anyone can become a member

  • The unit is tied to a school

  • Focusing solely on fundraising is frowned upon

  • Generally speaking, monies should be spent in a timely fashion


What passive fundraisers do we have

What passive fundraisers do we have?

  • Box Tops for Education account

  • Campbell’s Labels to Learn account

  • Target “Take Charge of Education” account

  • Lands’ End “Preferred School” program


What active fundraisers do we have

What active fundraisers do we have?

  • Chipotle event tomorrow in West St. Paul

  • Give to the Max through GiveMN and Razoo

  • China Sprout book fairs


Executive board composition

Executive Board composition:

  • Officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer

  • Committee Chairs

    • Chinese New Year

    • Public Relations/Fundraising

  • Principal

  • 3 at-large members from our school community


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