Fill out a Volunteer Form and help out at the events listed below. Let us know what you can do!

September – April Silent Auction Planning
The Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser is April 25, 201 3 . but in order for it to be a success each year , we must start planning in September! First Meeting determines theme, goals and committees (ie auction item collection, database management, food coordination, promotion, graphics, catalog layout, volunteer coordination, item display and space decoration, setup/breakdown etc.).  Meetings will be held monthly until Januar y, and then will convene weekly.  If you are unable to attend meetings, a nd/or want to become involved, contact us .
September • High School Fair TEchHSFair102.jpg
Brooklyn Tech hosts the tremendous two–day Department of Education City–wide High School Fair. Representatives of all high schools from all five boroughs will fill most of the halls of our building. Your help at this event will be much appreciated.

Please commit as much time as you can to answer parent questions , from 9:30am – 3:30pm:
  • Parents encouraged to come assist with translating Spanish
  • Parents encouraged to come assist with translating Chinese
* To help out at City Wide High School Fair, please send an email with the subject line: “High School Fair”.

Fall  •  Open House Committee
We’ve been through this experience: come help prospective students and their families as they come see what Tech is all about. Help make it a positive and memorable visit.
  • answer parent questions, give directions
  • Parents encouraged to come assist with translating Spanish
  • Parents encouraged to come assist with translating Chinese
* To help out at Open House, please send an email with the subject line: “Open House”.
October •  Lunch Form Task Force
Assist in the collection of DOE Lunch Forms and the considerable paper work. Tech needs every family to fill out the form, even if their teen does not qualify for free/reduced lunch. TECH NEEDS AN ACCURATE COUNT IN ORDER TO BE CATEGORIZED TITLE I AND RECEIVE EXTRA FUNDING. The amount of Title I funding would be a significant addition to the budget!
* To be a part of the Task Force, please send an email with the subject line: “Lunch Form Task Force”.
November •  Teacher & Staff Recognition Dinner TeacherDinnerServing.jpg
Help setup, clean up or volunteer your time or services when we serve Tech Faculty at our annual “PTA Teacher Appreciation Dinner” before the evening Parent–Teacher Conferences. All the food is delivered but we need to obtain beverages, tablecloths, plates, ice, etc. separately. There will be two shifts:
1st Shift: volunteers from 1:00 – 3:30 pm. Pick up and Setup
2nd Shift: volunteers from 3:30 – 7:00 pm. Serving and Cleanup
(All servers please bring an apron with pockets)
* To help during a shift for the Recognition Dinner, please send an email with the subject line: “Teacher Recognition Dinner”.
October  •  Faculty, Club and Team Grant Committee
Evaluate grant submissions by faculty for academic and professional development, after–school teams, clubs and extra–curricular groups. Determine amount of awards based on PTA budget. Communication by e–mail. Meetings by phone or in person.

* To join the Faculty Grant Committee, please send an email with the subject line: “Faculty & Club Grants”.

March–June •  PTA Nomination Committee
Manage the election process for officers of the PTA Executive Board, following the DOE Chancellor’s regulations. Generate notices of call for nominees and make the announcement at the April PTA meeting. Receive nominations and then present the final slate of candidates at the May PTA meeting. Finally, run the election at the June PTA meeting, which may include preparing paper ballots if any positions are contested. Committee members are not allowed to run for office.
* To become a member of the Nomination Committee, please send an email with the subject line: “Nomination Committee”.
Year Round  •  Various School Committees
There are more ways than the SLT to help Tech administratively with the faculty. Be a parent member on the Safety, Academic Accreditation and C–30 Process Committees. The first two committees are self–explanatory. C–30 is the interview of teachers and assistant principals process as stipulated in the DOE Chancellor's Regulations. We always need parent members with math, engineering and science backgrounds to interview prospective instructors of those discliplines .

* To become a member of a school committee, please send an email with the preferred subject line: “Safety”, "Accreditation" or "C–30" Committee.


May 4, 2013  •  26 th Annual Brooklyn Tech College Fair Day
Techfair1.jpg Tech′s College Office works diligently and invites representatives from Cooper Union, CUNY, Fordham, Harvard, Hofstra, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Michigan State, New Jersey Institute of Technology, NYU, Penn State, Stanford, Syracuse University, SUNY, and nearly 80 more colleges and universities.
Please commit as much time as you can to make this event run smoothly , from 10:30am – 5:00pm:
  • setup and/or clean up
  • running concessions
  • serving food to the college reps
  • answering parent questions
  • Chinese–speaking parents encouraged to assist with translations
* To help out on College Fair Day, please send an email with the subject line: “College Fair”.
May •  Learning Environment Survey Task Force
Assist in the collection of Learning Environment Surveys and the considerable paper work. Tech needs every family to fill out the form so that the School provides complete data and receives an accurate “grade” from the DOE.
* To be a part of the Learning Environment Survey Task Force, please send an email with the subject line: “Learning Environment Task Force”.
All Year  •  Communications: Translation, Public Relations and Marketing Committees
How to reach 5,000 disparate families? Design newsletters and flyers, implement strategies, and ultimately translate materials.
* To be a part of the Communications Committee, please send an email with the subject line: “Communications”.
All Year  •  Trip Chaperones
Volunteer to accompany groups and classes on field trips. Even in high school, the Department of Education regulations require groups on trips maintain an adult–to–student ratio.
* To sign up to be on call as a Trip Chaperone, please send an email with the subject line: “Parent Chaperone”.
All Year  •  School Entry Committee
Facilitate the morning swipe–ins as students enter the building, 7:30am.
* To help make morning arrivals run smoothly, please send an email with the subject line: “School Entry”.

All Year  •  Fundraising Committee speechTeam.jpg
Introduce, develop and coordinate new ways to raise much–needed funds to close the gap brought by government budget cuts to the school. Sear ch for grant o pp ortu nities and Requests for Proposals that will benefit the school, academic departments and students. Write or assist in writing gr ants and proposals with the PTA Officers and possibly Tech administration. Assist with current fundraising activities, including the annual appeal mailing.
* To take an active role in PTA fundraising, please send an email with the subject line: “Fundraising Committee”.
Varies/As Needed  •  ByLaws Committee
201 2 –1 3 School Year and every three years subsequently . Review and update existing PTA bylaws as per instructions from the DOE Chancellor’s regulations. You do not need a legal background. After reading through bylaws, hold meetings for revisions and review of the final draft. Submit final to PTA Executive Board for signing.
* To join the ByLaws Committee, please send an email with the subject line: “ByLaws Committee”.
Varies/As Needed  •  Audit Committee
2011–12 School Year and every three years subsequently . Prepare an audit for the current school year and the prior school year, with the help of the treasurer. Examination of all relevant financial statements and records of disbursements, ensuring compliance with bylaw provisions for the expenditure of funds.

* To join the Audit Committee, please send an email with the subject line: “Audit Committee”.



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