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 “Volunteer Training” 5) Complete “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect” Module and then complete “COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety.”

The PTA and PTA Board is 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 always 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 here (at bottom of page). We would love to have you!

Lunch and Recess Volunteers: Help with outdoor lunch and/or with keeping children social distanced at recess. Sign up! (If no available dates listed, check back soon)

Book Fair Volunteers: Coming soon

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


Open Positions for the 2022-2023:

100th Anniversary Committee Chair (1-2 Persons Needed): In 2023, Potomac Elementary School will celebrate 100 years of educating our children! To mark this occasion, we are planning several events and activities beginning in January 2023. The 100th Anniversary Chair will work with Mrs. Bailey to execute class events and activities between January-June 2023. The chair will also be responsible for an alumni event to take place in Spring 2023. Event preparation will include securing a venue, developing a program, inviting alumni, and recruiting other parents to volunteer. The PTA Board will provide assistance, marketing, and execution. The 100th Anniversary Committee Chair reports to the Events Director, and while welcome at all PTA Board meetings, attendance is completely optional.

Room Parents: We like to have the help of volunteers to plan and lead activities for the annual Halloween and Valentine’s Day Parties. Responsibilities of the room parent also include collecting for the year-end teacher gift and providing communications from the PTA to families. The role may also include putting together a gift basket for a silent auction (date TBD) and aiding in collecting holiday gifts for our sister school. For 5th grade room parents, this role will also include assisting our yearbook staff in collecting photos and blurbs from 5th graders for the yearbook. 5th grade room parents may also be asked to help with graduation and end-of-year festivities. We ask that you only volunteer to be room parent for one classroom, even if you have multiple children.

Any Questions? Contact us.

Find Something That Fits Your Time and Talents!

~ One-Time Volunteer

~ Goody bag maker

~ Committee Chair

~ Room Parent

~ Classroom Helper

~ Digital/Web Designer

~ Organizer

~ Yearbook Photographer

~ Pinterest Parent

~ Anything!!