PTA Executive Board

Organizationally, the PTA is comprised of the Executive Board and  Committee Chairs.   Below is a description of the more than 35 positions that support the Mary Lee Burbank Elementary School.

Co-Presidents: Oversee the operations of the PTA with the assistance of the other Executive Board members. Two year position with one new co-president at the start of each school year. Andrea Fisichella and Sonia Kumar

Treasurer: Responsible for all finances of the PTA and for the preparation of financial statements distributed at each PTA meeting. Assists the Executive Board when necessary. Must be familiar Quick Books. One year position. Pamela Schmidt

Secretary: Responsible for preparation of the minutes at each meeting. Assists the Executive Board as needed. One year position. Jessica Lee

VP of Events: Ensures all events have a committee or co-chairs to run successfully.  Lindsay Doherty

VP of Grants/Fundraising: Manages our Faculty Grants applications for teachers and support fundraising efforts.  Laura Briggs

For information, inquiries, and to get involved, please email us. We will be glad to help direct your message to the appropriate committee.

Email: maryleeburbankpta@gmail.com

PTA Committees

Annual Appeal & Membership: Coordinates and implements all membership and Annual Appeal communications.

BOKS (Build Our Kids Success): Manages the before school fitness program.

Burbank Walks: Organizes annual Walk to School Days and promotes other programs to encourage walking to school.

Classroom Programs: Researches, coordinates, and schedules Enrichment Programs for each grade level with teacher involvement. Coordinates a parent observer to provide feedback for each program. Publicizes programs in the school newsletter after the program takes place.

Garden Curriculum: Works with teachers to create and implement curriculum related to the Garden Classroom. Manages classroom volunteers to facilitate projects.

Grant Writing: Works with the Burbank Principal to identify appropriate projects, locate funding sources, and apply for grants.

Green Team: Collaborates with faculty, other PTA committees and the Belmont community on issues related to recycling, reducing waste and environmental issues.  

Landscaping-Garden Classroom:  Oversees volunteers and maintenance in the Garden Classroom.

Landscaping-Grounds: Coordinates grounds clean-up and plantings twice per school year. Oversees maintenance of playground, including purchase of fibar mulch as needed.

Landscaping-Veggie Garden: Coordinates care and curriculum in veggie garden.

Library: Assists Library Aide in various activities, including organizing cur rent collection, filing cards, pulling discard books, and processing new books. Schedule is flexible.

METCO Family Friends: Pairs Belmont families with Boston families in the Burbank METCO program. Coordinates events for Boston and Belmont children in town-wide elementary school METCO programs.

Room Parent Coordinator: Manages room parents who facilitate communication between teachers and classroom families.  

School Committee Observer: Attends a number of School Committee meetings per year with school committee observers from other Belmont elementary schools. Writes a summary of School Committee meetings to share with the Burbank PTA Co-Presidents and the School Committee Observers from the other elementary schools. Collects documents for Burbank at these School Committee meetings and gives them to the Burbank Co-Presidents.

Social Action: Coordinates all community support activities, including, but not limited to, food, clothing, and toy drives.

Website: Works with PTA Executive Board and School Principal to update the Burbank PTA Website.

Welcoming: Coordinates and implements welcoming activities for incoming kindergarten parents and new Burbank families.