PBES PTA Volunteer Opportunities at a Glance

 

Please email Sasha Johnson at johnson.sasha@gmail.com if interested & thank you!

Our highest-need areas are highlighted.

 

EXECUTIVE

  • Secretary [NOW thru June 2021] - trade off recording meeting minutes with TPES PTA Secretary; record minutes from executive board meetings

FUNDRAISING

 

  • Book Fair [Fall] - help with Book Fair set-up or pack-up & sales shifts
  • Read-a-thon [Fall] - help tally Read-a-thon pledges; arrange info packets; organize speakers; award incentives
  • Basketball Game [Spring] - play basketball!; help sell concesssions or tickets; referee/assist with games
  • Merchandise Sales [assorted dates] - day or evening sales shifts to help sell and distribute Panther Pride merchandise

 

ADVOCACY

 

  • County PTA Representatives [assorted dates] - attend County PTA meetings 4th Tuesdays of the month virtually or @ Carver Education Center in Rockville, MD at 7pm, Board of Ed Meetings, etc. as your schedule allows; advocate to get a PBES rebuild, etc.

COMMUNICATIONS

 

  • Translation Committee/ Liaison [assorted dates] - translate Spanish, ASL, Amharic, etc. for PBES PTA communications & PTA meetings
  • Room Parent Coordinator/Room Parent  [school year] - work with Room Parent Coordinator to help get information to and from teachers and families; volunteer in the classroom
  • Newcomers Group [now forming] - contact interested families; provide an online platform for group discussion (like a Facebook page); answer basic questions; implement own ideas to foster meaningful connections

 

 

 

 

STUDENT ENRICHMENT

 

  • After School Clubs Coordinator [school year] - communicate with school & PTA leadership and vetted vendors to provide enrichment programming options for students
  • ESOL Night [Fall] - interact with parents at ESOL Night; help with ESOL Book Club
  • STEM Night [TBD] - assist with booking presenters; help greet attendees & direct to rooms; assist with hands-on projects/demos
  • Black History Night [February] - help plan presentation; greet & interact with attendees
  • GeoBowl [March (prep starts January)] - assist with packet parties, quizzes, & Lunch Bunch; help event run smoothly
  • Cultural Heritage Night (formerly International Night)[TBD] - help organize performances, activities, & food
  • Multicultural Arts Assemblies [date TBD] - book & coordinate event with performers & school administration; serve on host committee; assist with event flow
  • Hispanic Heritage Month [Sept. 15 - Oct. 15] - plan an event or display of recognition
  • Women's History Month [March 1-31] - plan an event or display of recognition

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS

 

  • Safe Routes to School (Takoma 5K) [May] - assist with fundraising; organize a fitness lead-up to event; advertise; be on-site to help with event
  • School Climate [date TBD] - promote relationships, discipline, identity, school spirit; work with Wellness on Teaching for Change (teachingforchange.org) and social-emotional initiatives
  • Garden Group [Fall and Spring] - help maintain and improve the new school container garden; plan garden events; visit our Facebook page!
  • School Safety [TBD] - assist with events and communications to keep school community informed of important safety issues & to advocate for necessary action within our school community

 

EQUITY

 

  • Literacy initiatives - Book Club; Multicultural Read-Alouds
  • Equity [year-round] - participate in initiatives related to equity, social climate, instruction, and advocacy; help fill school volunteer and resource needs for the school and teachers; review PTA communications for inclusivity
  • Social Services [assorted dates] - collect and maintain school/city/county/state contacts; arrange aid to PBES families in need
  • MISC/OTHER 
  • Supply Kit Helper [end of Aug./beginning of Sept. 2020] - help coordinator distribute kits at the beginning of the school year
  • Financial Audit Team [summer 2021 (about 1-2 hours)] - schedule interview with PTA Treasurer; review PTA bookkeeping
  • Aquarium Crew [assorted dates] - help maintain school aquarium
  • Staff Appreciation [early May] - coordinate and distribute food & gifts
  • Other [assorted dates] - help with administrative tasks (flyers, data entry, etc.), odd jobs; get a business or social connection to donate supplies; etc

MISC/OTHER 

  • Supply Kit Helper [end of Aug./beginning of Sept. 2020] - help coordinator distribute kits at the beginning of the school year
  • Financial Audit Team [summer 2021 (about 1-2 hours)] - schedule interview with PTA Treasurer; review PTA bookkeeping
  • Aquarium Crew [assorted dates] - help maintain school aquarium
  • Staff Appreciation [early May] - coordinate and distribute food & gifts
  • Other [assorted dates] - help with administrative tasks (flyers, data entry, etc.), odd jobs; get a business or social connection to donate supplies; etc