Broad Run High School Student-Parent-Teacher Organization
 
 
 

 

Membership
 

 
BRHS PTSO ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP - OPEN ENROLLMENT
 
 
Please join the Broad Run High School Parent-Teacher-Student Organization (a 501(3)(c) organization) for the 2016-2017 school year. 
 
WHY SHOULD I BECOME A MEMBER?
 
Let’s face it, the beginning of school brings about a mountain of paperwork, forms, need to spend money here, need to spend money there…it can be overwhelming. So you may be looking at this form and wondering, why should I join?   Well, here is why:

The membership fee for BRHS PTSO is only $35 per family, but what we give back to community is much more. Last year only 18% of families joined the PTSO, but through fundraising efforts, we were able to spend, on average, $21 per student on educational support and enrichment programs.

There funds pay for programs/efforts such as the following:

•  Programs to enrich the education and school life of the students of BRHS, including the Freshman/New Student Welcome Reception, Parent/Student College Preparatory Programs, and Homecoming parade.

•  Teacher requests  – Some items or events that are not in the yearly school budget and would not be possible without the help of the BRHS PTSO. Some examples: Battle of the Books Club/Spartans Read, Special Needs Field Day, TechEd Projects, Student Art Displays, Magazine Subscriptions for English classes, Impact club (for students dealing with a significant medical/death related family change), and school based clubs and organizations such as NHS and DECA.

•  Scholarships - Each spring the BRHS PTSO awards up to ten $500 college scholarships to the most deserving BRHS graduating seniors regardless of gender or educational path.

•  Project Graduation - The BRHS PTSO contributes to the Project Graduation All-Night Party that is a yearly event held after graduation night at a local venue. It is a nationwide effort to provide graduating seniors with a fun, safe place to celebrate their last night together as high school students.

•  Hospitality - The BRHS PTSO supplements the Hospitality committee needs when parent donations are not sufficient to provide for food and drinks at many school events including: Back to School Kick-Off, Academic Awards Night, National Honor Society Induction, Foreign Language Induction, Teacher Appreciation Week, Junior Ring Ceremony.
 
Imagine how much more we can provide for the BRHS students and teachers if we can achieve full membership of all BRHS families!
 
In addition to becoming a member of the PTSO, we hope that you will consider volunteering to help with the many opportunities/events we have throughout the year such as: 
  • PTSO Board
  • Programs
  • Membership
  • Teacher Request
  • Hospitality Baking / Set up and Serve
  • Project Graduation
  • Scholarship Application Review
  • Bricks for Broad Run
  • Broad Run Beautification
  • Webmaster
  • L.E.A.P Rep
  • MSAAC Rep
  • Annual Auction
NO FRILLS FUNDRAISER
 
When completing the membership form you will also have the opportunity to participate in the PTSO's "No Frills Fundraiser."  We realize that sometimes it’s easier to donate money in lieu of your time…with hectic lives, teenagers and their busy schedules; it’s tough to do it all. Consider making a donation to our "No Frills Fundraiser" to help fund the BRHS PTSO programs.  
 
Donations made to our "No Frills Fundraiser" may be tax-deductible!  
 
DOES YOUR COMPANY MATCH EMPLOYEE DONATIONS?
 
Some companies will match donations that their employees make to 501(3)(c) organizations so please check with your company to see if they have a matching program.  We can do so much more with a little help from everyone!
 
HOW DO I BECOME A PTSO MEMBER?
  
There are two ways to become a PTSO Member:
 
1.  Click here to complete the membership form online AND pay for your membership with a credit card:
 
2.  Download the Membership Form form from below and return the completed form and check to the Main Office at BRHS or mail it to BRHS PTSO, 21670 Ashburn Road, Ashburn, Virginia 20147.
 

BRHS PTSO Volunteer Positions and Duties
 
President: Member of PTSO executive board. The President shall preside over all meetings of the Board of Directors, shall preside over all meetings of the membership, shall perform such other duties as the Board by resolution may designate, and shall be a member ex-officio of all committees. The President shall see that all orders and resolutions of the Board are carried into effect.
 
1st Vice-President: Member of PTSO executive board. The First Vice President shall coordinate programs and administer activities of the Corporation. In the absence of the President, the First Vice President shall perform the duties and exercise the powers of the President, and shall perform such other duties as the Board or President may designate.
 
2nd Vice-President: Member of PTSO executive board. The Second Vice President shall act as an aide to the President. In the absence of the President and the First Vice President, the Second Vice President shall perform the duties and exercise the powers of the President, and shall perform such other duties as the Board or President may designate.
 
Secretary: Member of PTSO executive board. The Secretary shall be Secretary of the Board. The Secretary shall document and keep a record of all meetings and proceedings of the Corporation’s meetings and shall attend to all correspondence required for the administration of the Corporation.
 
Treasurer: Member of PTSO executive board. The Treasurer shall cause all moneys of the Corporation to be deposited in Federally insured accounts for the Corporation and disbursed as directed by resolution. The Treasurer shall keep proper books of account and prepare monthly financial statement and report at all schedule meetings of the Board of Directors and of the membership. 
  • Programs: Coordinate the following programs: SAT Bootcamp, AIDS Awareness, Scholarships
  • SAT Bootcamp: September/October, February,.March & April - Catalyst SAT Bootcamp – weekend before SAT exam. Tasks: Communications, Facility reservation, Coordinate with vendor for training
  • Scholarship Committee – Coordinate logistics for Scholarship Committee. Tasks: May: Process and prepare the applicant packages for review and scoring by volunteer committee (see below). June: Scholarship Presentation
Membership: Coordinate Membership drive and maintain membership and volunteer database. Tasks: Aug: Develop Membership form (for paper and online use), Sep/Oct: Input/consolidate membership data and volunteer information into central repository. Coordinate with treasurer on dues and no frills checks. Early Nov: Email other volunteer coordinators with volunteer contact information for their tasks. Rest of School Year: Maintain any membership information updates.
 
Teacher Requests: Compile requests received from teachers and present to the board for approval. Correspond with teachers thru email on status of their request. Meet with bookkeeper and treasurer once a month to approve checks and disburse to teachers. Majority of the requests come during the first quarter of school, and then it tapers down the rest of the year.
 
Bricks for Broad Run: Volunteers to work with Booster Club to create a brick walkway near our athletic facilities. Engraved bricks will be sold to raise money for PTSO and the Booster Club. The money raised will be use to fund school improvement projects. Bricks can be engraved to recognize students, teachers, alumna, in memory of or friends of the school.
 
Hospitality: The PTSO Hospitality Committee organizes and coordinates events for Teacher and Staff Members to reflect how much they are valued, and we support various Student Recognition events throughout the year. Events include Back to School Teacher Breakfast and Dessert Social in August, Back to School Night Pizza dinner for staff in September, Teacher Workdays breakfast or lunch, Teacher and Staff Holiday Treats in December, Teacher Appreciation Week in May, NHS Induction treats for students and families, World Languages Induction, and various Student Award Ceremonies. There are typically one to two events per month. We work closely with the Principal and Staff to identify needs and coordinate these events. Most events are supported by our school community through the online tool Perfect Potluck to request donations for food, drinks, and volunteers.
 
Project Graduation: Project Graduation is a Nationwide effort to provide Graduating Seniors a fun, safe place to celebrate their last night together as high school students. This party is planned, organized and run by parents from ALL Grades. Please go to our website www.brhspg.org and click on volunteering.
 
Scholarship Application Review: May: Review scholarship applications and provide recommended selections to the Programs coordinator.
 
Broad Run Beautification: Volunteers work to keep our school aesthetically pleasing. Projects may include, maintaining existing landscaping, creating gardens, planting bulbs and flowers. Planting trees and shrubs.Working with school clubs on projects to improve our courtyards.(benches,butterfly garden, water garden)
 
Auction: Support the annual spring auction activities by helping in any of the following areas: Co-Chair, Procurement, Sponsorships, Check-In/Check-Out, Decorating, Food, Set-Up/Clean-Up, Solicit Donations, Ticket Sales, Thank you letters
 
Webmaster: Responsible for maintaining the PTSO website and updating the content as needed. In addition, the webmaster posts status updates to Facebook
 
L.E.A.P. Representative:  Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents: Attend monthly meetings held during the school year at the LCPS Administration Building. For 2015-16, the meeting is held the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm. Report back to the PTSO key points of discussion from the meetings.
 
Minority Achievement Representative: The Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee (MSAAC) representative attends monthly meetings held at the LCPS Administration Building and reports back to the PTSO key points of discussion from the meetings.