PTO Board & Committees

2021 - 2022 BEMS PTO Executive Board

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Sharon Wilson

Julie Pinches
1st Vice President Communications

Heather Rhodes
2nd Vice President Hospitality

3rd Vice President, Ways and Means/Fundraising

Carrie Wright
4th Vice President, Volunteer Coordinator

Bindu Reddy
5th Vice President, Membership

Scott Cook

Susan Ferguson
Parent Liaison

Open Position
Teacher Liaison

Committee Chairs

8th Grade Celebration: Leanne Peterson
BASAP: Open Position
Spirit Wear: Roberta Pierce-Osborne and Julie Pinches
Minority Student Academic Achievement Committee (MSAAC): Natasha Wyllie
Scholarship Committee Chair: Pamela Craig
Special Ed Advisory Committee (SEAC): Open Position
Special Events: Amy Woodward
Teacher Appreciation Week: Open Position

Musical Committee

Musical Director: Jason Augustowski
Musical Producer: Kristie McDonald
Musical Treasurer: TBA

Open Positions

Any of these positions can be shared by two people! Please email us at if you have any questions!

VP of Fundraising - work with local businesses to develop relationships and coordinate PTO sponsorships for various events and projects. This is a Board position.

8th Grade Chair - this position is available exclusively to 8th grade parents. Work with our PTO and administration to coordinate the celebratory events for our 8th graders as they prepare to head off to high school. You'll establish and head up the 8th grade parents committee of volunteers. The 8th Grade Events chair starts the planning process in January and gets busier in the spring/

BASAP Chair - as Coordinator of our Before and After School Programs, you'll work with BEM teachers and staff to develop a slate of classes for our students. BASAP Chair works with our VP/Communications, Parent Liaison, and PTO Treasurer. BASAP sessions are conducted in the fall and spring, and preparations for the fall session have already begun. Busiest times for our BASAP chair are August/September and January/February.

Spirit Wear Chair - we are seeking someone who can work with our VP/Communications (who has already established the spiritwear platform and vendor relationship) to handle picking up the spiritwear orders, sorting, bagging, and distributing the purchased items to our BEM families and staff. Our online Spiritwear store opens just a few times during the school year.

SEAC - Our Special Education Advisory Committee Chair represents Belmont Ridge at the county-level meetings and reports back to the board. Time requirement is approx 1 - 3 hours per month.

Scrip Gift Card Fundraiser Coordinator - Our PTO is adding Scrip to our lineup of fundraisers! Scrip is a passive fundraising program that allows our PTO to raise money thru the sale of gift cards from a wide variety of vendors and retailers. Our Scrip Coordinator will manage the gift card orders that come in and, when necessary, coordinate the delivery of the physical gift cards that are purchased (although many of the gift cards purchased thru Scrip are electronic.)