Become a member

The CDM PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is a parent-funded and all volunteer based organization whose mission is to positively impact, support, and enhance the overall learning environment at CDM for all students. 

We organize community-building events, sponsor educational programs and assemblies for students, support teachers, and fund school site needs. 


GUARANTEE THIS YEAR’S PROGRAMS AT CDM: A successful campaign means that we can continue to fund our yearly programs and support teachers and staff with instructional and school site needs. Go check out some of what we do here.

The CDM PTA is part of the California PTA and National PTA. Your annual membership allows us to run our local organization.

ENJOY THE BENEFITS: PTA membership comes with many benefits including discounts to local attractions such as Legoland, as well as the pride of knowing that you are supporting our children, teachers, and school community. Take a look at the perks.

PTA Family Membership: $30 | Teacher/Staff Membership: $15

Please enter all parent and student/teacher information in the spaces provided so that we may ensure items are properly delivered to each student.

John Doe

PTA Membership 2021-2022


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Mark Frapwell Photo Sessions

SMILE! Do you need a photographer for your Family Portrait?
The Holidays are coming up and we have partnered with well-known Carmel Valley photographer Mark Frapwell.  He will be doing Family Pictures Oct 9th &10th.  He will be donating half of his proceeds to CDM!
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Volunteer Positions Explained

Become a member of the CDM PTA Executive Board and you will not only have the opportunity to get in the room where decisions are made, but you’ll also be able to create relationships with other CDM parents, teachers, and staff.  We are a welcoming and low-key group that values diversity and a range of opinions.

Below is a description of some of these positions, if you are interested in a position that doesn’t have a description please contact the president at


Minimum Time Commitment: Undetermined (2-year usual commitment – can be 1 year)

CDM PTA President essentially runs the PTA and makes sure we are in compliance with PTA rules and bylaws. Some key tasks are:

·         Create and maintain yearly Google calendar

·         Maintain cdmptapresident Gmail account

·         Creates Executive Board Meeting Agendas and coordinates with Principal and other Board members for required documents [e.g. financials (from Treasurer) and previous meeting minutes (from Secretary)].  Presides over these meetings – some usage of parliamentary procedure

·         Creates Association Meeting Agendas and coordinates with Principal and other Board members for required documents [e.g. financials (from Treasurer) and previous meeting minutes (from Secretary)]. Presides over these meetings – some usage of parliamentary procedure

  • Creates and/or approves all communications for PTA distribution, and “blurb” in Principal emails
  • Attends monthly PTA Presidents meetings chaired by Superintendent
  • Attends monthly NCC PTA meetings
  • Helps execute activities as needed


Minimum Time Commitment: Undetermined (2-year usual commitment – can be 1 year)

The VP role is great to consider using as almost a co-president role to ease the requirements of the President position.  Typical VP duties include:

  • Performs same duties as the President, in the absence or incapacity or request of President
  • Works alongside the President as an adviser, helper, and trainee, preparing for a future position as president
  • Supports the President by assisting to make sure the PTA is successful
  • Attends all PTA general and executive board meetings, ensuring all who are present act within Bylaws, and within some approximation of parliamentary procedure (Robert’s Rules)
  • Helps with board transitions
  • Helps execute activities as needed


Minimum Time Commitment: 3 hours/month

  • Prepares the annual tax return
  • Tracks and records all financial transactions: membership dues, donations, receipts, disbursements
  • Keeps the PTA compliant with rules and regulations, reporting to government agencies and state PTA as required
  • Up-loads financials to Dropbox
  • Informs committees of budgeted funds
  • Pays bills and reimbursements as required (within 48 hours of approval)
  • Oversees ongoing PTA finances
  • Ensures adherence to approved PTA budget
  • Prepares and presents budget/treasurers report for each PTA meeting
  • Prepares and presents year-end audit
  • Collects membership dues and submits officer list and membership list to PTA as required


Minimum Time Commitment: 3 hours/month

  • Records minutes at PTA meetings (board and association meetings), submits minutes for review, and up-loads to Dropbox
  • Counts a rising vote when requested by the presiding officer
  • Ensures Board members are reminded of meetings each month
  • Has the following on hand for reference at each meeting:

o    bylaws and standing rules

o    agendas and minutes

o    copies of treasurer’s reports

o    approved budget

o    list of membership and committees and their members

o    yearly calendar


Minimum Time Commitment: 2 hours/mo

  • Finds volunteers for events and activities
  • Provides a list of scheduled volunteers to board member chairing a specific event


Minimum Time Commitment:  5 hours at the beginning of the school year and 1 hour per month during the school year

  • Works with classroom teachers to establish a room parent for each class, providing room parent guidelines and suggestions from PTA
  • Maintains a list of Room parents and sends communications they should forward to their classes


Minimum Time Commitment: nominal + 5 hours for a bylaw review

  • Assists the president to manage meetings and advises on parliamentary procedure
  • Chairs Bylaws committee to review unit Bylaws each year and revise Bylaws every three years
  • Arranges nominating committee’s first meeting, providing information on the nomination and election process



Minimum Time Commitment: Varies depending on event and # chairpersons

This person is responsible for all non-fundraising events throughout the year.  VP of Programs can recruit chairs for each event or can manage events themselves.  Traditional events at CDM include:

  • Welcome Back Coffee
  • Annual Ice Cream Social – typically has had a chairperson
  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Kindness Week
  • Art Night – typically has had a chairperson
  • Chili Game Night – typically has had a chairperson
  • International Showcase – typically has had a chairperson
  • Field Day
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 6th Grade Graduation – typically chaired by 5th grade parent volunteers


Minimum Time Commitment: 10 hours per year

PTA audits are done twice a year, as a mid-term audit (Due in March, covers July-December) and a year-end audit (Due in October, covers (January-June). They are also conducted when a financial officer or check signer is replaced, a bank account closed and whenever an audit is deemed necessary.  The Auditor:

  • Audits the books and financial records of a PTA to determine their accuracy
  • Presents written reports on audits to the board and the association for adoption
  • Forwards copies of adopted audits to council/district PTA as indicated in unit bylaws
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