Without volunteers working hard behind the scenes, we wouldn't be able to put on any events, run any programs for our students, or provide our staff much needed support. Most of us have seen (or at least heard about) various events happening at school or programs like the Art Docent program and Book Fairs. We need volunteers to make those things happen. We ALSO need volunteers to run the PTSA behind the scenes, setup groups to support staff for single day events, such as greeting kindergarten parents as their children are assessed. Things that teachers and staff simply can't do while working. Many teachers also really appreciate the help of parent volunteers to be in their classroom, regularly or once in a while, to organize a classroom event or prep materials for an upcoming lesson.
Some people are able to be at school on a regular basis to help out, others take a day off work to organize a classroom party, while others stay at the end of an event to help cleanup for a short period...it ALL helps! Every event and program requires volunteers to be able to be run. Below are some of the ways you can help.
PTSA membership is not required to volunteer on a committee or at school, unless you are a chairperson or handling money. Those tasks do require PTSA membership.
A Washington State Patrol (WSP) Background Check is required every 2 years for those volunteering in the school. A copy can be found on our Resources page under Forms or picked up in the office. Please return completed forms to the office.
Every student should have access to art! It takes a whole tribe to get art into every classroom regularly throughout the year!
Volunteers help distribute computers, answer questions, and make sure students are all in the right place when computers are brought into the classroom.
Teachers need parents to help lead groups and keep track of their students on field trips.
Events need lots and lots (and lots) of volunteers! Every event has its own individual needs that event chairs will be happy to share; please ask if an event appeals to you. In, general volunteer opportunities at most events include:
Programs need volunteers to coordinate the program and people to participate in the program. Some examples include:
Volunteers of the PTSA come together to provide support meeting kindergarten parents during assessments, answering questions at the Meet & Greet, providing manpower for picture day and vision & hearing screening. We have several one time events throughout the year where we simply need manpower to get groups of students through a task.
As a group of volunteers, we understand that you have a life and obligations outside of school that may dictate your ability to volunteer at Sierra Heights! Whatever your capacity or desire, we will help you find a good fit that allows you to be involved and still fit in with your life!
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