EXECUTIVE BOARD & COMMITTEES 2018-19

Description of positionshttp://bit.ly/BHSPAroles (tasks are subject to change from year to year, but this gives an overview)

 

Per the bylaws, each position on the board may be filled by two people except Treasurer. 

If you are interested in running for a position as an officer of committee chair, or you'd like to join a committee, please contact BHSBucsParents@gmail.com.    


Co-Presidents: 

Michelle Saber - (final year as Co-President)

Kerry Rackey 

Co-Vice Presidents:   

Carla Bradford -  (final year as Co-Vice President)

Lisa Warhover 

 

Treasurer:  Diane Bernstein 

 

Secretary:  Jenn Puhle 
 

Communications Coordinator Secretary: Paula Gilarde 

 

Webmaster:  Wendy Cordero  

 

STANDING COMMITTEES:

Co-Chairs of the Hospitality Committee:    

Stacy Mortenson and Mary Ann Murphy (final year as a Co-Chair)

Coordinate occasional refreshments at Principal Roundtables and enrichment programs, and plans food and refreshments for four teacher events, i.e., the Welcome Back Teacher Pizza Luncheon in the Fall, Parent-Teacher Conference Night dinner for the teachers, National Teacher Appreciation Day Lunch, and End of the Year Lunch.

 

Co-Chairs of All Night Graduation (ANG) Party Committee: (Co-Chairs remain in position indefinitely)

Kerry Rackey & and Dawn Kociubes BedfordANG@gmail.com

Plans and oversees BHS's safe substance-free, fun-filled graduation party for seniors at the high school that runs overnight on the night of graduation. 

 

Co-Chairs Senior Fashion Show Committee: (ideally the Chair(s) hold office for several years)

Joan Palazzo and Patti Shelmire (final year as Co-Chairs)

Plans and oversees BHS's fashion show where seniors model clothes from several vendors. This event is a fundraiser for the All Night Grad Party. Responsibilities include confirming the vendors and getting parent volunteers to help with getting senior models, booking their fittings, confirming the date and venue, selling tickets, and running the fabulous show.

 

Co-Chairs Senior Parents Send-Off (SSO) Committee: (Chair(s) always are senior parents)

2019:   Carla Bradford & Tina Nappi - BHSParentsParty@gmail.com ((only & final year as Co-Chairs)

When seniors go to their prom, their parents get together to celebrate, reminisce, and enjoy each other's company one last time before their kids fly the nest. Chair(s) plans the SSO Party, books the venue, and plans the food, registration and slideshow. 

 

Student Directory Committee:

Chair:  Michelle Saber (final year as Co-Chair) & Jenny Stewart 

Collect student and family data from the school to make a student directory; solicit ads from local businesses to help defray the cost of the directory and student planners. This job also oversees the printing of the student planner which is prepared by BHS but paid for by the BHSPA.

 

Election Committee: comprised of 2018 Officers

Publicizes open positions and plans election. 

 

BHSPA Meetings
Standing meetings on the first Monday of each month during the school year, except for holidays. The one-hour long meeting starts at 7:50 am in the BHS Principal's Conference Room and is OPEN TO ALL BHS PARENTS/GUARDIANS. 

 

BHSPA officers meet with the Principal to plan and address parent concerns, and afterwards, the officers have their own meeting to vote, if needed, followup on issues raised, and plan events, strategize, and vote, as needed. Join us! If you have a concern you wish addressed, please contact any of the BHSPA Officers who will insure that your voice is heard.  BHSPA agenda and minutes are available at any time.

Volunteer Opportunities

The BHSPA's board and committee chairs need help in its endeavors to support to BHS, its students, administration, and activities.  Contact BHSBucsParents@gmail.com about joining any of these positions. 

  • Teacher Appreciation Day Coordinator: A person or small group is needed to organize this catered lunch and raffle day.  Coordinator manages a Sign-Up Genius to get volunteers to provide some food items, set up/clean up help, and raffle donations.  This person can be the Hospitality Chair or work independently. 
  • Fundraising:  The school looks to the BHSPA to contribute funds towards programs for our students, especially when the school budget is tight. All funds raised go back to the school and kids.  Plan and coordinate fundraising events & efforts with the Board and other volunteers. Busiest time in August, September, October. 
  • Boston/Bedford Connection Liaisons: Function as liaisons between the BHSPA and METCO program, these parent managers will work on strengthening a welcoming community for METCO children at BHS and in Bedford.  The liaisons would participate in METCO meetings occasionally and organizes host families for METCO children to have a home to stay in Bedford when needed. 
  • School Council: The School Council is composed of the principal, two teachers, four parents (2 Bedford residents, 1 Hanscom, and 1 METCO)  and one community representative (at large member.)  All members, other than the principal, are elected for two-year terms. The Council: (1) assists the principal in adopting educational goals for the school; (2) identifies the educational needs of students attending the school; (3) reviews the school’s annual budget; and (4) formulates a school improvement plan. 
    • Our two Bedford positions are filled, by Kerry Rackey and Lori Alper, whose terms expire June 2019.  
    • Our Hanscom position is filled by Brandi Ruiz, who term expires June 2019. 
    • Our METCO position  is OPEN. Write to BHSBucsParents@gmail.com if you'd like to apply!   

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