Founders Day

Founders Day

Founders Day activities promote an understanding of the shared vision and legacy of National PTA founders – Alice Birney, Phoebe Hearst and Selena Butler. Founders Day provides an opportunity to recognize our hard-working volunteers for their outstanding service to the school, to say thank you to these special individuals by presenting Honorary Service Awards to acknowledge their time, effort and dedication as volunteers.

pdf_small Founders Day nominations

Do you know of someone who has gone above and beyond the call of duty for our Brookvale students, school or community? It may be a parent, PTA member, teacher, support staff, or a community member. Founders Day is a perfect time to renew the dedication to the Purposes of the PTA that was defined by PTA’s Founders more than a century ago. Each year in February/March PTA honors the three founders as well as past and present PTA leaders. It is also an appropriate time to show appreciation to those in our own PTA and community who have been dedicated advocates for children. Brookvale PTA is seeking your assistance in identifying and nominating those dedicated individuals for our Founders Day Program.

Founders Day Awards and Criteria

The Golden Oak Award, Continuing Service Award, Honorary Service Award and the Very Special Person Award are bestowed upon exceptional people to honor them for their outstanding efforts on behalf of children.

Nominate the person that you feel to be a true leader and exceptional volunteer in our school and local community—those individuals who have gone beyond the normal call of volunteerism and display exceptional leadership qualities including: A Definite Goal or Cause, Enthusiasm, Problem Solver, Achiever, Communicator, Courage to Make Tough Decisions, Self-Control, Persistence, a Clear Thinker and Personal Commitment. The nominee should be recognized for outstanding service to children and youth and not for routine, assigned responsibilities or for retirement.

Very Special Person Award (VSP): May be given to an individual or a group.

Honorable Service Award (HSA): May be given to an individual in the PTA, school or community in special recognition of outstanding service to children and youth.

Continuing Service Award (CSA): May be given to an individual in the PTA, school or community in special recognition of outstanding service to children and youth. This award may be given to a person whose contributions have been significant over a continuing period of time. The award may be given regardless of whether a recipient has a previously received the California State PTA’s Honorable Service Award.

Golden Oak Service Award: May be given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the welfare of children and youth in the school or community. This award should be given to recognize exceptional service to children and youth; it is the California State PTA’s most prestigious award.