Volunteer with the PES PTA

We Would Love Your Help!

IMPORTANT: Please note MCPS’ new policy requires that all in-person volunteers complete a volunteer course. This includes taking the online Volunteer Training on Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect and also filling out a COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation.

How To Cheat Sheet: 1) Login to ParentVue 2) On left menu bar, choose “Parent Resources” 3) Choose “myMCPS Classroom” 4) Choose “Y21-22 Volunteers and Contractors” 5) Complete “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect” Module and then complete “COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety.” (Scroll down the page to find the two links in small grey boxes.)

The PTA and Foundation Boards are staffed with amazing volunteers who organize and execute events and programs that benefit our children and our school. We are always in need of an extra hand to help with the big and little things. We will publicize volunteer needs in our weekly emails, but if you have the desire to help with any of the following roles, please reach out! You can also join our volunteer email list hub here (at the bottom of page). We would love to have you!

Lunch and Recess Volunteers: Sign up today!

NAACP Parent Group: It is our hope to decorate for each cultural heritage month. You can sign up to help with this here.

Sunshine Committee: This committee helps with appreciation activities throughout the year, including teacher appreciation, parent appreciation, helping families in need, and much more. Contact Kimberly King (kimberlynugent@hotmail.com) if interested.

In-Class Helpers: Please reach out to your child’s teachers to inquire about volunteering in the classroom.

Hanging with the Mustangs: This popular PTA program is run by PES parents and caregivers on early release days for students. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have not been able to offer the past couple of years. If you are interested in helping bring back this activity for the PES community and volunteer on early release days, please let us know.

Sister School – Highland Elementary School: The PTA works closely with Highland Elementary School staff to fulfill wish lists, organize donation drives, promote holiday gift collecting, and drop off donations at Highland Elementary School. Please let us know if you are interested in helping with any of these activities.

Product Donations/Purchasing: Short on time, but still want to help? There are many opportunities throughout the year to provide event support, fulfill Sister School wish list needs, and help with Sunshine Committee appreciation activities. Also, please let us know if you have any art supplies, gift cards, or other items you’d like to contribute to PTA events and activities!

Multicultural Night – 11.17.22: This popular family event spotlights the diverse PES community. Families (and groups of families) sign up to host a booth sharing about their country or ethnicity of origin. Booth participants share food, participate in a fashion show, and create a poster for attendees to learn more about their culture. Please let us know if you would like to have a table at this year’s event!

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Open Positions for the 2022-2023:

PES PTA: The PES PTA has an open Events Director position. The events director oversees all events not managed by committee chairs and/or works with the board to find chairs for events. Event chairs may include current board members, and some events already have chairs. Back-to-school picnic, spring fair, ice skating social, dames/dudes and donuts, grandparents’ day, kindergarten orientation, teacher appreciation week, etc. all fall under the umbrella of events. We are hoping to find a good team member to assist with Board responsibilities throughout the year. The Board meets monthly.

PES Foundation: The Foundation has open board positions it is looking to fill. Their main initiatives this year are to raise funds for a shade structure and to plan a 100th anniversary party. Contact potomacelementaryfoundation@gmail.com for more information.

Any Questions? Contact us and/or fill out our Volunteer Interest Form.

Find Something That Fits Your Time and Talents!

~ One-Time Volunteer

~ Goody bag maker

~ Room Parent

~ Classroom Helper

~ Digital/Web Designer

~ Yearbook Photographer

~ Anything!!