• VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

    We have lots of opportunities to volunteer, please see the below sign up genius for options:

     

    Please help us by signing up to serve as a PTO Committee Chair or Member!

    Like most of the current members of the Hillside PTO Board, you are likely super busy, travel a lot, have a demanding job, (you might be a Dad instead of a Mom), and you are hesitant about yet another time commitment...but on the other hand...you would LOVE to get more involved with the Hillside PTO by volunteering for one (or more) of the committee’s below – because you know that our kids and teachers need your help!  (Plus, you get to work with great people and have lots of fun with the PTO.) 
     
    Below are brief descriptions of some of the many ways you can donate your skills and time. Simply fill out and return a Volunteer Interest Form 2018-2019 and someone from the Hillside PTO will follow up shortly.  If you have questions about roles or time commitments, or if you have a special skill or talent you'd like to offer to the school community, please contact us via email.  
     
    Email the PTO today at PTO email! 
     
    DESCRIPTIONS OF PTO EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:
    PTO Advertising & Sponsorship – Distribute flyers, talk with interested businesses, collect & organize ad/sponsor materials
    After School Enrichment Program – Contact person for vendor, advertise program to families, oversee during program hours
    Boosterthon Fun Run, Character & Fitness – Assist vendor w/daily class activities & during run/walk event
    Book Fair – Assist librarian & PTO w/set up, organize, collect money, help students shop & set up/pack up Scholastic Book Fair Fa & Sp
    Book Swap – Help organize the collection & categorization of books & assist students in selecting books at the swap
    Box Tops for Education – Collect box tops, count & send in for redemption, run class contests to encourage participation
    Cultural Assemblies – Identify & work with vendors to select assemblies & facilitate campus performance schedules
    DARE – Collect t-shirt sizes for 5th graders&teachers, placeorder & monitor delivery to classes
    Donuts with Dad – Arrange for & pick up food & supplies, set up & serve food items before school, clean up
    Muffins with Mom – Arrange for & pick up food & supplies, set up & serve food items before school, clean up
    Fifth Grade Graduation Party – Plan event, help fundraise, identify/selectvendors & activities, set up/clean up; oversee all planning for Spring movie night fundraiser for party
    Mother/Son Dance Night – Plan the theme & activities,createflyer,workw/DJ,arrange&sellconcessions,set up/clean up, possible silent auction
    Father/Daughter Dance Night – Plan the theme & activities,createflyer,workw/DJ,arrange&sellconcessions,set up/clean up, possible silent auction
    Halloween Bingo Night/Concessions – Plan night, create flyers, shop for prizes, arrange/sell concessions, set-up/clean-up
    Hawk Fall Donation Campaign – Plan kick-off activities, track progress, create flyers, promote, incentivize
    Holiday Wrap/Catalog Sales – Work w/sales rep, advertise & distribute catalog to families, monitor pre-packaged deliveries
    Membership – Help recruit & enroll families in PTO, enter memberships in database, deliver magnets
    Movie & Pizza Night – Order/sell pizza & drinks, set-up/clean-up
    Meet the Author Day – Assist w/planning, book sales & meet/greet between author & children
    Odyssey of the Mind – Oversee program & mentor a team
    Paint Night -Help set up and clean up with Painting with a twist staff
    Parent Info/Conversation Nights – Organize talks & meetings, advertise, work with scout troops to provide childcare during event
    Read a Thon – Coordinate w/vendor, promote program w/ families & teachers, get business sponsors, deliver prizes to participants
    Restaurant Nights – Work w/local eateries to host spirit nights, create flyers & promote to families
    School KitsWork w/school on uploading supply lists, promote program, monitor orders & delivery
    Teacher Appreciation/Care & Share – Help plan recognition activities, luncheons, treats & other surprises for staff
    Volunteer Sign-Up Coordinator & Appreciation – Create, solicit & monitor sign-ups for PTO events; help w/ volunteer recognition
     
    ASSIST SCHOOL & TEACHERS/SPECIAL EVENTS:
    Picture Day (Fall and/or Spring) – Assist photographer, help children tidy up just before photo & escort children to/from class
    American Education Week – Sign-in parents & sell lunch tickets, help in cafeteria
    Camp Flintlock (4th Grade) – Assist classes at various activity stations throughout day, serve drinks during picnic lunch
    Dental/Hearing & Vision Screening Days – Assist screeners, escort children to/from class
    Field Day – Run various activity stations as classes rotate around the school; prepare/serve drinks & snacks
     
    OPERATIONAL SUPPORT & REPRESENTATION:
    *Once flyers are created they need to be copied off and divided among teacher boxes to be sent home with students
    *Fundraising,marketing & graphic design assistance is needed for all PTO-sponsored events/activities
    *Assistance needed to create the layout for the printed membership directory and run the cover art contest
    *Solicit and compile file of parent careers & expertise for staff
    *Conduct annual independent financial audit of PTO, file taxes & suggest modern accounting policies, templates & practices
    *Represent school at LCPS meetings & bring back information
      
Last Modified on May 14, 2019