WE WANT YOU ... ON THE PTO
We are still trying to fill some slots for the school year. See what interests you and join the team. Please contact Cindy Henry if you are interested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library / Literacy Committee
The Literacy Committee is responsible for ensuring that volunteers from each classroom are secured to help during library time for their child's class. This committee also acts as a liaison with Sheila Packard the librarian. Library duties for volunteers include book selection, sign in and out of books, and shelving. This is a great way to spend time with your child's class weekly. We would ideally like 1 representative from each grade to help recruit volunteers and set up the schedule.
Help your children in art class by becoming a volunteer during their art class time. Duties might include helping the children complete their projects, helping with clean-up, and distributing supplies. Sign-up sheets will be available early in the year through room parents.
Special Education Representative
Act as a liaison with city-wide Parent's Advisory Council, and develop avenues of support to families receiving special education services for their children through community meetings, education, and outreach.
Volunteers are needed to maintain and update the PTO's website. No experience required.
CARe Committee (Community Awareness and Responsibility)
Volunteers are needed to implement projects to increase social awareness for our children. Projects can include Trick or Treat for UNICEF, assembling goody bags for birthday wishes as well as other community awareness activities. These events occur on early release Thursdays six times throughout the year for 2 hours. This committee is a minimal commitment.
Susan Tempesta needs office help this year! This is a great way to help if you cannot commit regularly or often. Susan needs the following types of help:
- Morning Photo Copying - stay after drop off and run copies needed for teachers.
- Come in one time per week and help make copies, do filing, distribute flyers, sometimes make follow up calls.
- Stay after drop off and help with attendance calls. This could be done after drop off and involves listening to the ChildWatch message, cross referencing with teacher attendance and call parents of necessary children and make sure they are safe/accounted for.
- Help with the front door buzzer - this is especially important when there are school or grade-wide events.
This group has been established to increase the number of children walking to school and to improve safety education. Each elementary school has a parent volunteer that represents their school on this task force. These volunteers can also plan special events for Ward to commemorate Walk to School Wednesdays and other events to encourage walking to school.
Grade Wide Pot Luck Dinners - Host Volunteers Needed
As in the past few years, the PTO would like to organize grade-wide pot luck dinners. These nights are a great way to meet and/or socialize with everyone in your child's grade. The evening is for adults only and hosts do not cook! They only need to supply paper goods and a big trash can and the guests do the rest. Your home should be big enough for approximately 50 adults to squeeze in (sitting on the floor or standing is fine.) You choose the night and it can be any month that works for you. This is not a sit down meal but rather more of an informal gathering. So no need to worry about having enough space.
Please contact Beth Panella at email@example.com if you can host one of the pot luck dinners.