Current Volunteer Needs

Looking for ways to get involved in your child’s school? Please consider volunteering for a position on the PTA Board, volunteering in the classroom or helping out with an event.  These are some of our current needs but we have many other volunteer opportunities so please contact us at volunteerspepta@gmail for details!


Event Chair (voting position): Supervise and assist in the planning and execution of all non-fundraising activities as needed. Determine event chair and other volunteer needs and communicate with volunteer coordinators. Attend event-planning meetings, and assist relevant event chairs with necessary action items: marketing, reservation of space, custodian requests, supplies purchases, meals, city permits, etc. Ensure compliance with PTA insurance and loss prevention guide (i.e., parent approval & student waiver forms). Work with President to create academic year event calendar, and coordinate spacing of activities with President. Require and collect compiled event and committee manuals. Liaison with teachers to support all school led events, ensure consistent clear communication to school community working in conjunction with communications chair(s).

Garden Chair/Co-Chair Position: Oversee general maintenance of the garden, coordinate with garden program teacher on classes, assist with class/lessons, and planting, watering, and harvesting.

Arts Program Volunteer: Twice each month prepare materials, provide assistance to the art teacher and students during the lesson, clean and put away supplies.

ELL Chair: Facilitate introductions for new English Language Learner (ELL) families throughout the school year, maintain ELL Bulletin board, work with Michelle Merklin & ELL team to address volunteer needs, oversee Host Family Initiative- which pairs native English speakers with non-native English Speakers.

Social and Emotional Co Chair-Family Liaison: Sand Point Elementary is using an approach known as RULER to help students and teachers Recognize, Understand, Label, Express and Regulate emotions.Parent-liaison will work with designated school staff to provide updates on the RULER program to the PTA and school community. This is the first year SPE will be using RULER.

Earth Day/Heritage Brunch

Safety Committee



If interested, please contact Kris Van Houten or Dawn Robinson at volunteerspepta@gmail.

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