2017-2018 School Year Volunteers

To volunteer on a Takoma Park Elementary School PTA committee or for an event, contact the committee chairs below or contact the executive board to volunteer to chair a committee.

We need the following volunteers:

Event Coordinators

Boxtop Fundraising Coordinator – volunteer needed

  • Keeper of the box tops
  • Promote this passive fundraising strategy
  • Turn in box tops

Dining Out Fundraiser Coordinator – volunteer needed

  • Work with local restaurants to arrange for a day that a percentage of food sales is donated to TPES
  • Promote the event to TPES and the broader community
  • Currently, this event takes place at Politics and Prose, but other sites could be Pete’s New Haven Pizza, El Golfo, Mark’s Kitchen, etc.
  • Can advertise these as family nights out; mom and dad “no cook nights”; community building events (i.e. go to dinner with friends), as well as raising funds for TPES

Dolphin Folder Coordinator – volunteer needed

  • Re-order the Dolphin folders that go home in each child’s backpack
  • Work with the vendor to ensure that all info on the folder is correct
  • Submit the invoice to the treasurer to get the vendor paid
  • Ensure that Ms. Paz gets the order delivered to her in time for back-to-school

Dolphin Pride Gear Coordinators – volunteer needed

  • Keep an inventory of the shirts, water bottles, bumper stickers, etc. we have on hand
  • Reorder new inventory when necessary
  • Manage team of volunteers that sells Dolphin Gear at school events

Grocery Store/Electronic Scrips Rebate Coordinator – volunteer needed

  • set up passive fundraiser with major grocery stores to donate percentage to TPES PTA when you shop

Politics and Prose Coordinator – volunteer needed

  • coordinate with Politics and Prose to set up passive fundraiser (select days where a percentage of sales are donated to TPES PTA)

Supply Kit Coordinator – volunteer needed

  • gather supply lists for each grade for the upcoming school year
  • distribute order information to families in the spring
  • collect fees and place orders in June
  • distribute to classrooms at Open House in late August

Committee Chairs

Chair, Parents and Staff Spring Sport Event – Volunteer Needed

  • Work with a team of volunteers to plan this favorite parent/teacher event of the year
  • Ensure that a date is selected and that the International Middle School is reserved
  • Recruit parent and teacher participation
  • Work with the VP of Communications to promote the event
  • Work with the VP of Fundraising to get sponsorships and raise funds

Chair, Scholastic Book FairVolunteer Needed

  • Work with Scholastic to schedule a book fair (one small in the fall; one large in the spring)
  • Ensure that the Media Center is reserved through MCPS
  • Create a schedule of volunteers to set-up, clean-up, and work each day of the event

Other Projects

NAACP Parents’ Council Representative for TPES – Volunteer needed