Officers & Committees

Support the Big Picture: Serve as an Officer or Director!

Get more involved in the decision-making and planning. Volunteer to be an officer!
It is a rewarding position and important contribution to the school community. Officer positions include:

  • (Co) President
    Oversees all CPTO activities, coordinates all CPTO events in consultation with fellow officers, consults with Cambridgeport administration on activities and support, schedules meetings and creates agendas.
  • (Co) Treasurer
    Creates and maintains budget with fellow officers, enters financial data into QuickBooks, oversees bank account, processes teacher reimbursements for classroom grants, writes checks for expenses, works with fellow officers to plan and execute CPTO events.
  • (Co) Secretary
    Distributes meeting agendas, takes meeting minutes, ensures minutes are approved and posted publicly.

The next election is at the meeting on Monday June 17, 2024.
Officers are elected at the final meeting of each school year in June. Per the organization’s bylaws, “Any Member may nominate any eligible person, including himself or herself. Nominations may be made in writing or from the floor of the Meeting at which the Directors are being elected.

We are eager to engage anyone with interest in serving!
If you can’t attend in person, please share your interest with the Officers (officers@cambridgeportpto.org), the school’s Parent Liaison, Kristen Emack (kemack@cpsd.us) or anyone else who can help ensure your name gets onto the ballot, regardless of your in person attendance.


Follow Your Interests: Lead an Initiative or Serve on a Committee!

Can’t attend a regular meeting? Have a specific area of interest? Lead or support an initiative or event!
Meeting schedules are determined by participants. All leadership roles can be shared!

Committees & Coordinators

  • Communications Committee & Coordinator(s)
    Collaborate with the Parent Liaison to coordinate CPTO communications, including flyers, newsletters, and social media.
  • Fundraising Committee & Coordinator(s)
    Coordinate efforts to raise funds for the school and CPTO through individual gifts, fundraising events, and local business solicitations.
  • Room Parent Committee & Coordinator(s)
    Coordinate Room Parent volunteers and serve as the communications channel between the CPTO and individual Room Parents.
  • Teacher Appreciation Committee & Coordinator(s)
    Coordinate CPTO efforts to appreciate our teachers and staff, including the ongoing Treat Train and special teacher-focused holidays.
  • Teacher-Parent Committee & Liaison(s)
    Serve as the communications channel between the CPTO and school teachers and staff. 

Event & Initiative Specific Volunteers & Coordinator(s)

  • Fall Block Party (new idea for 2024-25!)
  • Monthly Movie Nights (new idea for 2024-25!)
  • Bike Bus (new idea for 2024-25!)
  • Fall Family Coffee Hour
  • Potluck Communal Dinner
  • Teacher & Staff Treat Train
  • Winter Solstice Lantern Stroll
  • Turkey Trot & Bake Sale
  • Holiday Meal Support
  • Farm School Fundraising
  • Farm School Supplies
  • Make A Difference Day
  • Super Bowl Squares
  • Spring Fling Celebration
  • Spring Fling Auction & Raffle
  • Spring Fling Bake Sale
  • Inman Eats Lemonde Stand
  • American Flatbread Benefit Bake Night

Interested? Ideas?
Email officers@cambridgeportpto.org if you’re interested in helping out or have other ideas. We look forward to seeing you and working as a community!