Executive Board Members


Time Commitment



Leads all meetings and helps with all of the committees. Delegates and coordinates the work of the PTA.

Weekly obligations of checking in with committees and writing blurb for the principal's newsletter. Monthly meetings with Northwest Suburban Council’s president meeting. Writes an agenda for monthly PTA meetings and leads them.

President Elect

Shadows Presidents and fills in when needed, gets ready to fill the president position for next year.

Attends monthly PTA meetings. Assistant to the president.

1st VP Advocacy & Legislation

Review the bylaws and implement the national advocacy and legislative programs and activities. Assist the president. 

Attends monthly PTA meetings.

2nd VP Membership


Conducts membership drive and promotes the benefits of the PTA to our school and neighborhood communities.  Welcomes new families/households throughout the year, sharing the benefits of the PTA and inviting them to join.  Manages MemberHub data. Also assists the president.

Attends monthly PTA meetings. Busy at the beginning of the school year signing up new members.

3rd VP Ways & Means


Raises funds for the PTA and assists the president. Works closely with the Treasurer.

Attends monthly PTA meetings. Can hold two tax exempt fundraisers a year (Movie Night and Cougar Carnival). Can organize dine-and-shares if needed.


Keeps a record of the income and expenses. Sets a budget. 

Attends monthly PTA meetings. Goes to the bank.

Recording Secretary

Records the minutes of the meetings.

Attends monthly PTA meetings. Sends out a monthly email.

Corresponding Secretary

Chair of the communications committee.

Attends monthly PTA meetings. Sends out reminder emails.


Standing Committees


Time Commitment 


Schedules motivational speakers or cultural art performers for the student body.

2 or 3 times a year during the school day.

Back to School Picnic

A PTA-sponsored “welcome back” event for all Pleasant Hill staff and families. Families bring their own picnic. Desserts are provided, as well as entertainment and games - at no cost to attendees.

Planning starts in summer and the event is during the first month of school in early evening.


Plants and cares for flower planters around school 

Ongoing throughout the school year. Can be done on off-school hours.

Book Fair


Work with book vendors. Each fall the Resource Center is transformed into a bookstore in support of the annual book fair.  Parents, students and staff may purchase books and other items throughout this week-long event.  All of the proceeds go directly to the LRC.

Held twice a year in Fall and Spring for a week.  Need workers during school day and during one evening.

Care & Concern

Provides help to families in need. May organize meal-trains, clothes drive, car pooling, or gift certificates. Serves as liaison with POC/PATH organization for donations and volunteers

Ongoing when need arrives. Can be done from home.

Cougar Carnival


Coordinates a family fun fair. The event boasts games, activities and fun for the whole family. A planning committee and a large number of event volunteers are needed to make this event run smoothly.

Late winter/early spring. Planning starts about two months before. Works with food vendors, game vendors, and a group of parent and high school volunteers.   

Donuts with Grownups

Parents or guardians share donuts and juice with their children in the Cafe with other dads and kids.  It starts about 30 to 45 minutes before school and ends when school starts. 

Available before school day

Family Reading Night

This committee chairperson is responsible for planning and hosting a family fun evening that helps encourage the joy of reading. The evening may include: guest speakers, games/activities and share a snack at the end of the evening. The Book Fair and Reflections gallery will be open for the evening as well.

Planning starts a month before. Event held in fall during the evening. Organizes with teacher readers and parent volunteers.

Family STEAM Night

A PTA-sponsored event designed to showcase the wonders of science, technology, engineering, arts and math through fun, hands-on activities and demonstrations. 

Planning starts a month out. Held in late fall/early winter in evening. Organizes with professionals and parent and high school volunteers.

Field Day

A PTA-sponsored event in which students rotate through a series of indoor and outdoor sports stations.  Games are run by volunteers and students rotate through them with their classrooms.

Planning starts month before. During school day in late spring. Organizes with parent volunteers.

Fifth Grade Celebration


Manages committee for 6th grade activities and events; may included: T-shirt, pictures, video, memento/keepsake, and other events and celebrations.


Gift Card Program


Coordinates gift card purchase program for fundraising usually done twice a year.


Health and Safety

Plans, coordinates and facilitates programs throughout the school year that focus on student health & safety. 


Make A Difference

Teaches students about hands of volunteering.


Multicultural Fest 2026

(even years)


Pleasant Hill families sponsor booths where they showcase their countries/cultures through artifacts, food, and activities. Families sign up ahead of time to sponsor a booth. Offered every other year.

Plan event every other year (opposite of Talent Show)


Parents as Partners Representative (superintendent’s parent council)

Attends the Parents as Partners quarterly meetings with the superintendent’s council

Quarterly meetings during the school day at the district office

Plum Grove Middle School Liaison

Provides communication regarding the middle school. 

Regularly attend middle school and elementary school PTA meetings.

Recreation Nights


Rec nights are grade-level events students and parents (one parent per student) come together to participate in physical activities and games.  The games are held in the gym, providing children and parents some active, indoor fun in the winter.  Gym shoes and activewear are recommended for both students and parents.



The national PTA sponsors this art program which offers students an opportunity to create works of art for fun and recognition.  There are six different categories in which a student may express themselves:  visual arts, musical composition, photography, literature, dance and film/video.  Specific program rules are sent home along with the annual theme for the contest.


Room Parent Coordinator 


Staffs each classroom with parents/guardian volunteers. Conducts an informational meeting with guidelines for all room parents. Provides support and resources as needed.


School Supply Kits

Works with school and vendor to provide convenient, discount school supply kits.  Provides scholarship kits to students in need.


School Pictures

Plans, coordinates and assists students on school photo day, make-up day, club picture day, and 6th grade picture.

SPARK Representative 

(Special Education Parents Accessing Resources and Knowledge)

Attends district SPARK meetings to share information, events and resources to parents and caregivers of children with special needs. Works to promote understanding, tolerance and acceptance of children with different abilities.

Spirit Wear


Oversee and plan Spirit Wear sales throughout the school year

Staff Appreciation


Help with welcome back lunch in August, teacher appreciation week in May, and year end gifts for nurses, secretaries, custodial staff, and crossing guards.

Talent Show 2025

(odd years)


The PTA-sponsored variety show spotlights the talents of Pleasant Hill students. Coordinates all aspects of the show: auditions, selections, dress rehearsal, and performances. (The purpose of the audition is to ensure the act meets the allotted time frame and the material is appropriate for a grade-school environment.) Offered every other year.

Veteran’s Day

Arranges Veteran’s Day school event. Provides refreshments and snacks for the veterans. 

Walk & Bike to School Day

Organizes Walk to School Day in October and Bike to School Day in May. Orders stickers and arranges greaters.



Manages yearbook committee in photo opportunities, photo submissions, selection, creation of book and page layout, sales process and distribution.