Classifieds Welcome to our nerve center! Below are our current committees – organized in three different categories: Ongoing, Hospitality and Limited – that are in need of Senior and Junior Chairpersons.
ADVOCACY: work with the IL and National PTA's platforms to advocate for the betterment of our students, both at school and beyond. Issues may include: education and special education legislation, physical and mental health, domestic safety, MORE. Perfect for: working parents, SAH parents with younger children; does not require an in-school presence. Contact:Christine Williams
BOX TOPS: They are the small coupons on most everything in a grocery store – and they're worth $.10 each to Burley. This person reminds the Burley community to collect and submit the stamps, and sends them on for redemption. Perfect for: anyone! Contact: Joanna Barnes
HEALTH & WELLNESS: This committee works with the Burley's administration as a resource for engaging the community in healthy initiatives. Perfect for: WHO? Contact:Maedhbh Cronin
KISS-N-GO: organize volunteers for Burley's morning curbside drop-off program. Perfect for: anyone who can donate 15-20 minutes before school Monday through Friday. Contact:Esme Borrero
PARENT SEMINARS: work with Burley's administration to determine a handful of topics of relevance to the community, and works to make those happen Perfect for: anyone! Contact:Christine Williams
ROOM PARENTS: the principal liaison between each classroom's room parents and Burley's administration. Requires ongoing communication
SCHOOL TOURS:more Perfect for: who? Contact: who?
TIGER TALK:Burley's occasional newsletter delves into topics that our community should know, but are too lengthy for the weekly email. This person would manage story contributors and edit stories for email distribution. Perfect for: who? Contact: who?
UPPER CLASS TRIPS: more Perfect for: who? Contact: who?
VOLUNTEER COORDINATION: more Perfect for: who? Contact: who?
YEARBOOKS: more Perfect for: who? Contact: who?
Hospitality Organize the food/drink donations and setup for these events. Know that the templates for each are well-established and can require little, if any, tweaking. Perfect for: anyone! You can choose to be on-site for each set-up or assign that as a volunteer duty. Contact:Jillian Jara.
MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS (monthly)
GRANDPARENTS DAY BREAKFAST (Feb)
CAREER DAY BREAKFAST (March)
TEACHER APPRECIATION LUNCH (May)
Contact Us If you are interested in or have questions about anything listed here, contact the person listed or Christine Williams, PTA President.
BURLEY BUCKS (Dec, May): organize the sale and distribution of gift cards. Perfect for: working parent; requires minimal in-school presence. Contact:Nicole Mott
BOOK BASH (Jan-April): a joint event with PTA and FOB; coordinate for visiting authors with the administration and teachers; organize volunteers for author escorts; liaison with local book seller for book sales.Perfect for a middle grade parent familiar with the event but wanting to be more involved. Contact:Jodi Hinzmann
BOOK FAIRS: more Perfect for: who? Contact: who?
BURLEY GEAR: coordinate the ordering and distribution of Burley's logo wear three times each school year. Perfect for: who? Contact:Arlyne Chin
CHARITABLE OUTREACH (Dec): organize and manage (collect and deliver) a holiday drive (toys, toiletries, coats, etc.) for a local charity. Perfect for: anyone who wants to contribute but has limited time; requires limited in-school presence. Contact: NAME
DANCES (Dec, Jun): coordinate food donations, gym decorations and chaperones for upper grade dances. Sign-up forms already in place. Perfect for: working parents, SAH parents with younger children; does not require in-school presence. Contact: NAME
FOOD TRUCKS (Sept-Oct, Apr-Jun): coordinate with local food trucks to stop weekly at Burley; involves liaising with the alderman's office for a 'No Parking' sign. Perfect for: anyone who get up early! (must be present while truck is on-site). Contact: Lisa Hale
FUN FAIR (Aug-Oct): more Perfect for: who? Contact:Jillian Jara
NOMINATING COMMITTEE (March-May): more Perfect for: who? Contact: who?
SQUARE 1 ART (Oct-Dec): coordinate with our 3rd party vendor and the art teacher to collect student-created art for … Perfect for: who? Contact: who?
VARIETY SHOW (April-June): more Perfect for: who? Contact: who?
Burley School PTA 1630 W. Barry Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60657