Volunteer

  • Boonsboro Elementary PTA

Volunteer

The PTA relies on the help of volunteers to be successful every year.  If you have a couple extra hours to help each month, consider serving as a committee chair.  If you have time a few times a year, we’d love to have your help serving on a committee.

From taking photos for the yearbook to baking goodies for our cake walks, we can use whatever time and talents you can spare.

If you are ready to say, “yes!”, please complete a PTA membership form  and indicate your willingness to volunteer in specific areas.   If you’ve already filled out a membership form, feel free to e-mail Andrea Sadler, PTA VP, at sadler.A@tie-inc.com, to be added to the volunteer spreadsheet.

 

Below is a list of Volunteer Opportunities and their estimated time commitments:

(Alphabetical Order)

Baker’s Committee: Bake items needed for various school activities, including Appreciation Week, Cake Walk held at Harvest Fest, and other special treats for staff throughout the year.
• Time commitment – from 1-2 hours per event, approx. 4 events per volunteer.

 

Book Fair: Each year the PTA promotes our school library by sponsoring two book fairs; one in the fall and one in the spring where students and parents have an opportunity to buy carefully selected, quality books at affordable prices. Working with “Scholastic Books”, volunteers turn our library into a Book Maze worth seeing and shopping! We’ll also have a Classroom Wish List section if you are interested in donating pre-selected books to your child’s library.
• Time commitment – jobs available from 1-2 hours up to 5+ hours twice a year.

 

Box Tops: BOE students and parents can earn money for our school by cutting Box Top labels from specially marked products and turning them into their teacher or dropping them off at the front office. Community awareness and family participation are critical to provide this extra money for our school.
• Time commitment – collect class cutouts and promote program throughout year.

 

Dads and Donuts: Dads and other significant male role models get the opportunity to have donuts and juice with their child(ren) at school prior to the start of the school day.
• Time commitment – Jobs available to promote, setup and clean up this one hour event.

 

Directory: The School Directory is an essential tool for our families.
• Time commitment – Volunteers are needed in September to compile and proofread the Directory before it’s published and distributed.

 

Family Skate Night: Family Skate Night is a free family event sponsored by the PTA at Turner’s Skate Palace in Hagerstown.
• Time commitment – promote and coordinate this one-time event.

 

Field and Fun Day: Field and Fun Day is student health, wellness and happiness all-day event held at the end of the school year.
• Time commitment – volunteers are needed in 2 hour shifts to lead activities, provide energy and assistance to teachers and students or to be available for the whole fun filled event including set up the night before and clean up at the end of the day.

 

General Volunteer: We need YOU!! Jobs are available for most every time availability and many can be accomplished at home
• Time commitment – 1-3 hours per instance. Throughout the year, be willing to volunteer as needed when the need arises, anything from classroom needs to helping with sight/hearing screenings and more.

 

Harvest Fest: A fun event for the whole family with games, food, pumpkin patch, and much more!
• Time commitment – from planning the event to running stations or just set up and clean up this activity needs a lot of parent involvement to be successful, come in half-hour shifts or for the whole event.

 

Membership: All parents, students, families, teachers, and community members are invited and encouraged to join and support our PTA. We have an annual PTA Membership Drive at the beginning of each school year, but you can join PTA any time throughout the school year. PTA members can be parents, students, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, etc. Contributions are greatly appreciated and will help support all of our PTA sponsored programs and events.
• Time commitment – TBD by you!

 

Morning with Mom : This event will provide moms or other significant female role models the opportunity to have a morning treat and juice with their child(ren) at school prior to the start of the school day.
• Time commitment – Jobs available to promote, setup and clean up this one hour event.

 

Race 4 Education: This will be our major fundraiser this year. Each student is encouraged to raise funds by asking sponsors to contribute a tax deductible donation. Students walk or jog around a ¼ mile area as they are able in one half hours’ time.
• Time commitment – 2-3 hours, Help plan the event ahead of time, set up equipment and help run the event.

 

Scholarship Awards: Annually our PTA allocates scholarship money for Boonsboro High School seniors who have attended Boonsboro Elementary. High school counselors collect applications at year-end that are evaluated by our PTA Scholarship Committee who select the recipients.
• Time commitment – jobs available from 1 to 2 hours to promote scholarships, review applications and follow up with PR.

 

Spirit Wear: Outfit you and your kids in the latest Boonsboro gear! Product and order information will be available to students when spirit wear is available for purchase.
• Time commitment – jobs available from 1 hour to 4+ hours to promote and help distribute orders.

 

Spirit Week: Show off your school pride by participating in each day’s themes.
• Time commitment – promote and coordinate with teachers.

 

STEM Night/ Family Celebration of Student Work Night: These School lead activities are an amazing way to connect with your child at their school. The teachers may need help with any planning ahead of time, greeting at the event, providing support to any activity areas.
• Time commitment – jobs available from 2 hours to 4+ hours.

 

Teacher/Staff Appreciation: This is an opportunity to show our teachers and staff our appreciation for all they do for our children and the school.
• Time commitment – from 1 hour to 5+ hours. Help with activities related to Appreciation Week such as planning, shopping for gifts, helping pack teacher baskets, setting up food displays early in the morning, stopping by the lounge in mid-day to refresh, sending in food for luncheon, etc.

 

Variety Show: A popular event at BOE to showcase our extremely talented students. Students can perform anything from singing and dancing routines, to beautiful pieces played on a variety of musical instruments, magic acts, skits and poetry reading. Be sure to watch for audition invitations and don’t miss the show.
• Time commitment – jobs available from 3 hours to 12+ hours. Help review act proposals, schedule acts, gather needed materials, help running rehearsals, create show program, supervise performers during show, organize basket raffle, etc.

 

Yearbook: The school yearbook is a wonderful keepsake for students. The yearbook includes individual photos of students by class, as well as a collection of candid photos taken at field trips, school functions, and in the classroom.
• Time commitment – jobs available from 3 hours to 12+. Come to the school to take photos of students throughout the year. Layout photos, collect orders, help layout personal ads, distribute books.

 

  •  Lots of volunteers are needed to either lead or help with PTA activities.
  •   If you volunteer for an area and we have enough volunteers for that particular program, we may ask if you’d be interested in another activity.
  •   We especially need parents who are willing to volunteer for an activity, learn that activity, and consider leading it in the future.
  •   Dads! Please don’t feel that the PTA is a “mom thing.” We need the support of all and dads often bring a different and wonderful perspective. We also welcome grandparents to pitch in and help.