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Our monthly meetings are on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 pm during the school year. For now, we will meet on Zoom. (Link will be shared prior to each meeting.)   The PTA:

  • Supports the Mosaic Program by funding visiting artists, authors, musicians and speakers
  • Provides school supplies and kinesthetic equipment for students
  • Organizes after-school enrichment activities, Girls on the Run and Odyssey of the Mind
  • Supports field trips for every grade level
  • Provides scholarships for after-school activities, field trips and other activities
  • Communicates via email, Facebook and monthly PTA Meetings
  • Provides meals and organizes celebrations for teachers and staff on special days
  • Volunteers in classrooms and the library, as Room Parents, and at PTA events

Favorite Oakridge PTA Traditions (and we will get back to some form of these soon!):

  • Back to School Social
  • Kindergarten Meet and Greet
  • Spirit Wear Days
  • Community Night
  • Oakridge Night at the Washington Nationals and DC United
  • Reflections Arts Competition
  • Staff Appreciation Week
  • School Yearbook
  • 5th Grade Promotion Celebration

PTA Fundraising Events:

  • Book Fair and Read-A-Thon
  • Spring Fling and Silent Auction
  • Spiritwear
  • Harris Teeter VIC card, Giant Store Card, Amazon Smiles, Box Tops Collection

Oakridge PTA

1414 24th Street SouthArlington, VA 22202-1500 

Oakridge PTA Officers and responsibilities:

  • President – Jenny Smith
  • Secretary – Liz Meydenbauer
  • Treasurer – Julie Krueger
  • VP Communications – Sarah Malakoff
  • VPs Fundraising – Robin Mott and Laura Henry
  • VPs Membership – Michelle Burton and Emily Yezerski
  • VPs Staff Relations – Amy Lyons and Heather Crowley
  • VP Parent Relations – Melanie Brown
  • VP Community Relations – Molly Young
  • Chairs of Back to School Events  – Kira Means and Jessica Kingsley
  • Chair of Yearbooks  –   Mary Wierzbicki
  • Chairs of Garden Team – Lauren Bailey and Anna Hudson
  • Chair of Sports Nights  – Claire Boogaard
  • Chairs of 5th Grade Promotion  – Beth Gorman and Jenny Smith

The Co-Presidents shall:

  • Preside at all meetings of this local PTA/PTSA.
  • Coordinate the work of the officers and committees of this local PTA/PTSA in order that the purposes may be promoted.
  • Submit this local PTA/PTSA officers’ contact information form and verification of this local PTA/PTSA’s employer identification number (EIN) to the Virginia PTA state office immediately upon election of officers annually.
  • Perform such other duties as may be prescribed in these bylaws.
  • Serve as an ex-officio member of all committees of this local PTA/PTSA except the nominating committee.

The Secretary shall:

  • Record the minutes of all meetings of the local PTA/PTSA.
  • Keep the official copy of the local PTA/PTSA bylaws in his/her files.
  • Maintain a membership list as required by Virginia PTA.
  • Review PTA mailbox and help either directly respond or communicate to the President, or other VPs as needed.
  • Perform other delegated duties as assigned.

The Treasurer shall:

  • Have custody of all funds and finances of the local PTA/PTSA.
  • Keep a full and accurate account of receipts and expenditures as described in these bylaws.
  • Make disbursements as authorized by the president, executive board, or general membership in accordance with the budget adopted by the general membership.
  • Have checks or vouchers signed by two (2) officers, preferably the treasurer and the president.
  • Present a written financial statement at every meeting of the local PTA/PTSA and at other times when requested by the executive board.
  • Prepare an annual financial report at the close of the fiscal year.
  • Have the accounts examined according to the auditing procedures outlined in these bylaws.
  • Submit a copy of the fiscal year-end audit report to the Virginia PTA state office within fifteen (15) days following the adoption of the audit by the membership.
  • Submit a 990N, 990EZ, or 990 forms per IRS regulations. A copy of this form shall be sent to the Virginia PTA state office within fifteen (15) days of filing.
  • Remit by December 1 to the Virginia PTA state office, Virginia PTA and National PTA dues for membership received prior to December 1. Remit by March 1, dues received after December 1 and remit by June 30, all Virginia PTA and National PTA dues received after March 1.
  • Perform other delegated duties as assigned.

Vice-President(s) of Parent Relations

  • Facilitate communications between Oakridge Elementary PTA and parent members;
  • Assist Oakridge Elementary in organizing and running approved classroom activities;
  • Organize parent volunteers for each classroom.

Vice-President(s) of Staff Relations

  • Facilitate communications between Oakridge Elementary PTA and teachers and staff;
  • Welcome teachers/staff at the beginning of the school year;
  • Assist Oakridge Elementary in organizing, funding, and running approved staff appreciation events;

Vice-President(s) of Membership

  • Promote PTA membership
  • Communicate the membership list to the secretary
  • Gather dues and coordinate payments with the treasurer

Vice-President(s) of Fundraising

  • Plan fundraisers to support the PTA budget and objectives
  • Manage and conduct fundraisers
  • Monitor and report on the effectiveness of fundraising activities

Vice-President(s) of Communications

  • Plan communication strategies
  • Manage ad hoc and routine electronic communications to the membership and overall school community
  • Monitor and report on the effectiveness of communications

Vice-President(s) of Community Relations

  • Support, manage and ensure the representation of this local PTA on councils, boards, committees, working groups and initiatives led by higher units of the PTA, the County, and Arlington Public Schools as necessary to promote the interests of this PTA and the larger Oakridge community as-a-whole.
  • Attend pertinent community meetings to make sure this local PTA has one vote.
  • Facilitate consensus within this PTA on key APS topics such as instruction, capacity, APS budget, and school board issues.
  • Monitor the APS Engage website ( and Press Releases to ensure the Oakridge community is aware of upcoming APS issues.
  • Share information on pertinent APS events with the PTA membership and community.
  • Perform other delegated duties as assigned.