Carlmont High School


PTSA "Class of 20xx" Parent Committees

Responsibilities for All Parent Committees:

  • Participate in the eScrip Program! All proceeds benefit the PTSA.
  • Work with the PTSA Parent Education Committee to arrange for and publicize class-specific Parent Education speakers
  • Prepare for this class's Grad Night Celebration Event
  • Chairs: Attend PTSA Executive meetings and PTSA General Meetings; Chairs learn from classes ahead and mentor classes behind
  • Bookkeeper: Monitors Grad Night Event budget and expenses
  • Email List Administrator: Coordinates and sends email updates and announcements to the class Email List

What is the Grad Night Celebration program?

Each year, the Carlmont PTSA sponsors a Grad Night Celebration for the graduating class to be together in a safe environment. There is food, entertainment, and lots of activities, but most of all, it’s a chance to relax and enjoy being together one last time before going off to whatever the future holds. It is open to all graduating seniors in good standing and eligible to walk in the CHS Graduation Ceremony, including CHS Middle College students.

Students arrive at Carlmont during the early evening on the day of graduation and board buses that whisk them away to an undisclosed location (a closely-guarded secret known to the Senior Class Parent Committee, the Principal, the PTSA President, and the PTSA Treasurer) to revel with their classmates. Buses return to campus in the wee hours of the morning to disgorge Carlmont's new alums, sleepy, and ready to be picked up by parents.

PTSA Senior Class Committee Responsibilities:

  • Meetings are typically monthly
  • Firm up Grad Night Celebration Event budget details; establish subcommittees to work on various aspects of the Grad Night Celebration

PTSA Junior Class Committee Responsibilities:

  • Meetings are typically monthly
  • Parent Education topics include the college application and selection process, including Financial Aid applications
  • Planning begins for the Grad Night Celebration Event
  • Review venue options
  • Select venue (by vote of committee members)
  • Set draft Grad Night Celebration Event budget
  • Obtain venue & transportation contracts (you'll benefit from what the previous classes have done)
  • Manage the Grad Day Concessions booth for the current Senior Class on graduation day
  • Manage the Grad Day Lei & Bouquet orders and sales for the current Senior Class

PTSA Sophomore Class Parent Committee Responsibilities:

  • Meetings are typically bi-monthly

PTSA Freshman Class Committee Responsibilities:

  • Meetings are typically bi-monthly