Take 5 Minutes With Your PTO! Each week we’ll peel back an area of our PTO and Volunteer Committees to learn more about how you can get involved.
This week we are featuring: The Irving Diversity And Inclusion Committee
Who they are: Lettie Sullivan and Mechelle Wesley, co-chairs and a whole slew of helpers!
What they do: Coordinate events and programs that promote a diverse and inclusive educational environment for all Irving students. Meetings typically 2nd Tuesdays at 7pm – at Irving. These committee chairs also sit on the Executive Board of the PTO (which meets first Thursdays 6:30 for Executive meeting, and 7pm for Public meeting).
So what’s the commitment?
There are 3 ways to serve on this committee, please contemplate the level of commitment that works best for you:
- Planner: This role requires the commitment to meet, plan and participate in any given event(s). Please expect to dedicate at least 3hrs+ per month spaced out for various meetings, conference calls and emails. You will be collaborating on a subcommittee until your event completes.
- Player/Participant: This role requires you to sign up to participate in DivInc functions. Please expect to pitch in with setup/breakdown and logistical activities, but most of all come and have FUN! Ideally, we all will serve in this way. Time requirement is dependent on the event.
- Promoter/Participant: This role requires you to champion, promote, recruit and spread the word about DivInc activities to the Irving community and your neighbors. Come and play with us, bring yourself, family, friends and neighbors to our events to ensure their success. You can do this on your own timetable. Staying informed and attending monthly meetings is good enough.
What are some things they have done?
Well take a look at these great events made possible by this team just this year!
Book Club/ Table Talk: The 5 Love Languages of Children
Gender & Inclusion Training for Parents & Caregivers
A Taste of Irving! Community Potluck Dinner
And not to mention – tonight’s Irving Valentine’s Day Loved Ones Dance. And the last week of the month – our African American History Week!
So – hope to see you tonight – and next month at the monthly meeting on the 11th!