2021-22 PTO Board Positions

**Now Accepting Nominations through April 30, 2021!**


  • Serve as a liaison between the Bentonville School District PTO and the Central Park Elementary PTO
  • Schedule meetings, prepare agendas, and delegate duties to other board members as needed
  • Conduct / preside over Central Park PTO meetings
  • Serve as a liaison between the Central Park PTO and Central Park Principal
  • Serve as spokesperson for the Central Park PTO
  • Serve as a member of and attend BPTO meetings
  • Make proposals for spending distribution and fundraising to the board
  • Turn over next year officer names to BPTO by May 30
  • May designate another board member to carry out above duties if needed

Vice President

  • Perform the duties of the President(s) in the absence or inability of that officer to serve
  • Perform specific duties as assigned by the president or board
  • Chair the Nominating Committee for next year board positions
  • Recruit volunteers for the next school year (committee chairs)
  • Communicate to PTO members by managing email communication for PTO
  • Assist in decisions involving spending distribution and fundraising
  • Perform other delegated duties as assigned


  • Record and distributes the minutes of all general and executive meetings
  • Submit minutes for approval at the next regularly scheduled meeting
  • Assist in decisions involving spending distribution and fundraising
  • Perform other delegated duties as assigned


  • Safeguard the financial assets of CPE PTO and maintain adequate financial records
  • Oversee disbursements and reimbursements for PTO purchases
  • Work with the board to prepare an annual budget for approval at the first PTO meeting of the year and submitted to BPTO by Sept 15
  • Prepare monthly financial statements to present at PTO meetings for approval
  • Oversee the completion of all required schedules and forms for the preparation of the tax return
  • Prepare for the end of the year internal audit and BPTO required records by July 15th of each year
  • Perform other delegated duties as assigned

2021-2022 Central Park PTO Nomination Committee Summary:

The nomination committee is comprised of the Vice President and 2 non-board members who are interested in volunteering but preferably not in a board capacity. Nominations close April 30, 2021. A committee member will speak with each nominee to gauge their interest in accepting the position. If nominated for multiple positions, the committee member will seek clarity on the applicant’s preferred capacity. The nomination committee will then present their proposed board and officer positions to the current board and membership for a vote at the May 12, 2021 PTO meeting.

Are you interested in volunteering next year but not sure in what capacity? If you would like to learn more about opportunities to volunteer or would like to shadow a board position for the 2020-2021 school year, please email us at centralparkinformation@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you!

2020-21 Volunteer Opportunities:

There are countless ways for parents to become involved at Central Park Elementary.  We have a place for everyone!  This list below provides a better understanding of the wide variety of PTO opportunities available. Don’t forget to sign up as a booster to receive all the volunteer details!  THANK YOU!!!

Box Tops Coordinator: Organize and set up box tops program and report our fundraising totals at PTO meetings. Thank you, Jessica Epps!

Lost & Found Coordinator: Sort through and take pictures of lost and found items and post to our Facebook page.

**Spirit Sticks Coordinator: View and Order Spirit Sticks from our preferred vendor and set up sales 2-4 times per school year.

**Spirit Sticks Sales: Help with the sale of spirit sticks before school 2-4 times per school year.

Scholarship Coordinator: CPE PTO awards a scholarship each year, coordinator to review applications and create a committee as needed. Thank you, Angela Betts!

Hospitality Chair: Plan fun and creative ways to show our teachers how much we appreciate them! Assist with budget determination in order to plan events for teachers throughout the year, including luncheons and gifts. Thank you, Mara Dougherty!

Hospitality Staff Appreciation – We love to express our appreciation to teachers and staff at CPE a few times a year! Volunteer to be involved by working with the Hospitality Chair on breakfasts or lunches, Teacher Appreciation Week, and other small celebrations to support our teachers. 

Gators Give Back/School Resources Coordinator: Work with the school counselor to fill student needs and coordinate community outreach programs. Thank you, Mandy Bean!

Gators Give Back Team is a volunteer group working together to meet the needs of kids from our school family. We believe that human dignity is worth fighting for. Our heart is to volunteer our time and resources to help fulfill needs such as clothing, food, and shoes. Click HERE to join our Gators Give Back distribution list and stay informed of needs within our school family.

**Tailgator Chair: Coordinate our “Welcome Back to School” fall carnival. You will work within a designated budget to provide fun, safe activities and games to welcome our students back to school!

**Tailgator Volunteer – Work with our Tailgator chairperson on our “Welcome Back to School” fall carnival. Volunteers may set up, clean up, and run various games or stations. This is the best party of the year and a great way to meet new people.

**Gator Get Down Chair: Coordinate the school’s Fall dance-a-thon fundraiser by heading the committee

**Gator Get Down Committee: Work with the Gator Get Down chairperson to assist in organizing the school’s Fall dance-a-thon fundraiser. Create flyers, identify prizes, and raise excitement .

Supply Drives: Would you be willing to help organize a drive to help our teachers stock essential classroom supplies such as Clorox wipes, Expo markers, etc.?

Book Fairs – Scholastic Book Fairs are held during the school year to help raise funds and earn books for the school library.  Volunteers assist students with the selection and purchase of their books.  Book fairs will be virtual this year so PTO involvement will be minimal.

Booster Club – Join Booster Club to show your support for CPE. The Booster Club is our major fundraiser for the year and takes the place of catalog or door-to-door fundraisers. 

Gator Dads & Dudes Coordinator – Manage a calendar to create sign-ups for our CPE Dads, Grandfathers, Uncles or father figures to volunteer at the school.

**Please contact us if you are interested in helping with any events and/or fundraisers throughout the year! If you are interested in helping with an event that is not listed OR if you have ideas for new events, we would love to hear from you!

** These opportunities are currently on hold due to Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines.