WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR SCHOOL? GET INVOLVED!
When adults volunteer, all students benefit. There are several opportunities throughout the year for parents and community members to get involved. No experience necessary
Want to share your talents behind the scenes? Able to tap into your network to help our school?
FUNd Run - Promote the 112 Foundation FUNd run in the fall and increase participation of Wayne Thomas students and staff by offering contests/incentives to sign up for the event.
5th Grade Committee - Comprised of 5th grade parent volunteers (with assistance from school administrative assistant) to plan all fundraising and pre-designated activities (end of year picnic, Northwood tour) for the 5th Grade class only.
Kindergarten Welcoming Committee - Returning parents will act as liaison for incoming Kindergarten families and oversee the incoming kindergarten yard sign and t-shirt orders, assist Principal-directed meet-ups (including playground gatherings and "Cheers & Tears" event on the first day of school), and answer any questions for incoming kindergarten families.
Fundraising Committee - Execute and oversee school-wide and external fundraisers to engage student/community participation, secure advertising from local vendors for the PTO website, support efforts for other potential fundraising opportunities.
Events Committee - Coordinate PTO family events and fundraisers (Back to School, Fall Family Fest, Movie Nights, etc.).
Yearbook Committee - Oversee the development of the annual Wayne Thomas yearbook, including publisher/printer relations, design of yearbook pages, coordinate photo collection from staff, parents and school photographer, and manage the purchases and distribution of the yearbooks at the end of the year.
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Committee - Coordinate appreciation events throughout the year including holiday gifts, luncheons, staff gifts and occasional surprise deliveries (lunch, treats, etc). This committee also runs daily appreciation events each day during Teacher Appreciation Week in May.
Book Fair Committee - Coordinate and manage the annual book fair. Parent volunteers run the book fair, including recruiting volunteers to work the event, event set up, purchasing and placing orders.
Learning Garden Committee - Maintain (water, prune, plant, etc), promote and fundraise for the Wayne Thomas School Learning Garden, located in the interior courtyard of the school building.
New Family Welcoming Committee - Contact new families to make them feel welcome to our Wildcat community. These volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide guidance to help make the transition to Wayne Thomas as smooth as possible.