Welcome to this new school year! Whether you are new to Towne Acres or a returning family, it is great to have you and your family at Towne Acres Elementary School.
Volunteering through PTA is an excellent way to support the educational experience of our children. Many volunteer positions involve only a little time, and the rewards are great. You can serve from home or work, on your lunch hour, or on your phone or computer – you name it. Several areas of service are just right for new parents to jump right in and volunteer with no experience needed. Through PTA involvement you gain satisfaction through helping your child’s school.
Parent Involvement Opportunities 2016-2017
Auction for Fall Carnival: Help to solicit donations for the auction and run the silent auction at Carnival.
Classroom Art Projects: Help design and make art projects for each classroom to sell at our annual carnival’s auction.
Classroom Baskets: Help to collect items and wrap classroom baskets for the auction at Carnival.
Box Tops: Help collect and collate Box Tops before submission.
Bylaws: Help review and update our current bylaws.
Cafeteria: Assist the students at lunch by opening milk cartons, juice boxes, passing out straws, etc.
Carnival: Get involved right away by assisting at this year’s Fall Carnival. This is a fun way to help out and offers many different opportunities to be involved!
Clinic: Volunteers: People are always needed to take temperatures, call parents of sick children, and just give a little TLC.
Contests: Assist with the Citizenship essay contest, Safety Poster contest , and the Reflections arts contest.
Cultural Arts: This committee works to broaden our children’s appreciation of art and culture.
Dictionaries: Help label and distribute dictionaries to our third grade students.
Directory: Assist in the preparation of our student directory.
Faculty and Staff Appreciation: Help show our appreciation to our faculty and staff with luncheons and other special recognition events.
Family Engagement: This committee works closely with our parent and family volunteers to help meet the needs of the school and the PTA.
Field Day: This is always a wonderful conclusion to a great school year! The PTA and our teachers put on this fun event in May and could use your help.
Green and Clean: Assist in weeding, planting, mulching, and donating garden items to keep our school grounds looking the best they can be.
Health/Safety: This committee helps to educate parents and provide related programs for the students. This committee also coordinates the Safety Poster contest in September.
Hospitality: Love to entertain? Several events are scheduled for students throughout the year where help is needed in providing refreshments and serving during the events.
Legislative: Report on federal, state and local regulations that affect our children and school.
Library: Assist with labeling and organizing books for our school’s Leveled Library.
Muffins and Donuts: Help prepare for our annual breakfasts with Moms and Dads in November.
Newsletter: Assist the editor of the monthly PTA newsletter publication.
Public Relations: Help promote Towne Acres events through media outlets such as television, newspaper, internet, and radio.
Reading: Help provide leadership and resources to the school on reading programs and library services. Assist with Town Criers, our monthly reading incentive program.
Room Parents: Two room parents will be paced from each classroom. This position requires a year-long commitment and involves assisting with classroom celebrations and other activities. You will also be asked to call parents for help with working carnival booths and Field Day events. Room Parent Interest Forms are sent home in each child’s folder during the first week of school.
Scholarship: Assist with the selection of the recipient of our annual Towne Acres PTA Scholarship which goes to a former Towne Acres student who is a graduating senior at Science Hill High School.
Science: Help to coordinate our annual STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) day activities and help with the science fair.
Scrapbook: Help create a PTA scrapbook for the 2016-2017 school year. You will be asked to take pictures or collect pictures from other parents, and help layout pages for the scrapbook.
Spirit: Assist by promoting school spirit and help with the sale of Towne Acres spirit merchandise.
Yearbook: Assist in catching those unforgettable moments on film throughout the year and compiling them into a true keepsake. Also help with collecting monies and order forms for annual yearbook sales.