Volunteer with the PES PTA

We Would Love Your Help!

IMPORTANT: Please note MCPS’ new policy requires that all in-person volunteers provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. You will also need to complete MCPS’s online Volunteer Training on Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect in order to volunteer. At this time, we do not know the exact protocol for providing this proof to MCPS. It may involve uploading documents to a portal. We will keep you posted, and the main office will keep photocopies of records in the meantime.

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 at the bottom of this page. We would love to have you!

Drop-Off & Pick-Up Lane Helpers: Get your steps in and your frustrations out by helping our car rider lane go more efficiently! Sign up here: https://signup.com/go/THENNcg

Lunch and Recess Volunteers: Help with outdoor lunch and/or with keeping children social distanced at recess. Sign up here: https://signup.com/go/brumyQw

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

Room Parents (2-3 Per Classroom): 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. You can sign up to be a room parent for your child’s PM class here.

Book Fair Chair (1-2 People Needed): The Scholastic Book Fair is an event children look forward to twice a year. A mini book store is set up at school for a week in the fall and a week in the spring, and students are given the opportunity to shop for themselves and their families. The coordinator for this event will work with Scholastic reps and organize volunteers to set-up and run the book fair.

NAACP Representative: Potomac Elementary is looking for an NAACP parent representative. You will attend monthly county meetings and work with the PTA and administration to support our students and families of color. Please contact Dr. Allie at Catherine_R_Allie@mcpsmd.org if you are interested.

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!!