CFMS Board 2022/2023

Executive Board


Estelle Valsamis

1st VP of Advocacy

Sherri Amato

3rd VP of Programs

Rebecca Albert

2nd VP of Membership

Dana Ennest


Julie Perhot


Michelle Canezo


We are seeking anyone that is interested in serving on the Board for the 2022/2023 school year. You can play a vital role in the success of our programs and events at Clearwater Fundamental Middle School even if you aren’t able to be at school.

The PTA success is only as great as the volunteers that get involved.

If you are interested in serving on the board or a committee e-mail:

Committee Chairs

Laura Daniels

Ways & Means

Cynthia Weclew


Mary Pagan

Spirit Wear

Erika Esche

SAC Representative

Suzanne Fisher


Lisa Schneider


Erika Esche

PTA Dances

Anne Nurnberger

Technology Chair

Sean Schreiber

Male Engagement / All Pro Dads

Lora Iosa

8th Grade Dance


Executive Board:

President - Oversees all other Board Members and is the liaison with the Principal. Prepares and facilitates 8 PTA Board Meetings Present budget for approval at first general meeting of the year, and present revised budget, if necessary at January general meeting.

Treasurer - Attends PTA Board Meetings Receive and accurately maintain all PTA money in accordance with annual budget Provide monthly report to PTA Board Members File 990 with IRS Secretary (1 hour a month at PTA Board Meetings, 1-2 hours per month to complete assigned duties) Attends PTA Board Meetings Provide all board members with monthly PTA Board Meeting Agenda Keep accurate minutes of all meetings (Board and General) and distribute to Board members monthly

VP of Advocacy - Attends PTA Board Meetings Attends 2 PCCPTA Meetings to get credit for 2 mandated meetings The Liaison between the Pinellas County PTA Advocacy Chair. With his/her help, you set up a one time “Meet Your Legislator” event at CFMS.

VP of Programs - Attends PTA Board Meetings At the beginning of the year, reach out and contact speakers to schedule for our meetings. Usually 3 or 4 speakers per year. Book of ideas and past speakers provided to you. Point person throughout the year with scheduled speakers to confirm and follow up with any needs of speaker before presentation.

VP of Membership - Attends PTA Board Meetings Process and track membership Most volunteering occurs the first 2 months of school.

Standing Committee Descriptions

SAC Representative - Attend PTA Board Meetings Compile Report for SAC Meeting approved by PTA President Report PTA Business at SAC Meeting.

Hospitality Chair - Organize and facilitate 3 main Hospitality Events for entire staff– Back to School Breakfast in August, Holiday Luncheon in December, and Teacher Appreciation Week Luncheons in May Can do little things during the year, if you would like (Valentine’s, Winter Soup Event) Hospitality Committee strongly suggested so Chair is not working alone.

Technology Chair – Creates, maintains and updates PTA website Checks PTA emails and forwards to appropriate board member.

Spirit Wear Chair – Processes Spirit Wear orders Maintain Spirit Wear Inventory Most volunteering occurs during the first part of the school year.

Reflections Chair - Work in conjunction with Mrs. Santangelo, Ms. Trotto, and Ms. Lakhani to process entries to this Nationwide Arts Competition. Takes place the first half of the year.

Ways and Means Chair (Fundraising) – Organize our one major fundraiser for the school year Spring fundraiser optional, only if budget warrants Most volunteering occurs during the beginning of the school year.

PTA Dance Chair - Organize, facilitate, and attend the Fall and Spring PTA dances How-to book is provided 8th Grade Dance Chair (15 hours per year) Organize 8th Grade Dance – Must be 8th Grade parent Organize design and sales of 8th Grade T-Shirt Most volunteering occurs at the end of the year Years of How-to books are provided.

Newsletter Chair- Create Monthly Newsletter Should attend all PTA Board meetings to know everything that is going on Base newsletter is provided from previous year, you just update with current and any new information.

All Pro Dads - Provides opportunities for Dads to spend quality time with their children during the school year.