Creating Connections Through Volunteering

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The PTA is a volunteer organization.  We don’t pay salaries or receive special perks.  The work we do is done on a volunteer basis and depends on the generosity and enthusiasm of parents from our Woodside community!  There are so many benefits to volunteering, including:

  • Meeting other parents
  • Meeting teachers and staff
  • Learning about our school
  • Sharing your talents with impressionable children
  • Knowing you are enhancing the school experience for our kids
  • Creating meaningful connections to your Woodside community!

The WAS PTA offers parents countless ways to share their talents, time and connections to support their children and our school.  When we say there is a place and a need for everyone, we mean it! 

Below is an alphabetical list of committees for the school year.  If you have questions or would like to volunteer, contact Julianne Jabaly, WAS PTA President.  To volunteer for a committee, click here.

After School Drama Program
Works directly with our drama vendor, manages scheduling and logistics for the program. (Year-Round)

Annual WAS PTA Fundraiser
Helps plan and run annual PTA fundraiser (Spring).

Art Committee & Stage Design
Handles stage design for various shows and supports decorating for various PTA programs. (Year-Round)

Works with principal & teachers to select and schedule WAS assemblies. (Year-Round)

Gift of Reading Program (Part of the Scholastic Book Fair)
Organizes the collection of money and orders and oversees ordering/processing of books donated to classrooms in honor of WAS birthdays.  (Sept – Jan)

Book Fair
Organizes January Scholastic book fair. Orders books, organizes volunteers, handles, money, etc. This is a significant event and commitment. (Jan)

Box Tops for Education
Collects Box Tops from classrooms, distributes monthly prizes to classes, sends Box Tops into General Mills for reimbursement.

Buddy Program for New Families
Serve as a “guide” for a family new to Woodside. We need parents in all grades but mostly in the lower grade levels. (Year-Round)

By-Laws Review Committee
Leads team of 3-5 volunteers in the review of PTA by-laws and drives process to identify any changes/amendments needed. (Spring)

Class Parents Coordinator
Selects class parents, coordinates class parent orientation, and oversees communication and coordination of class parents throughout the year.  (Year-Round)

Community Service
Organizes community service events such as Thanksgiving baskets, toy drives, etc. (Year-Round)

End-of-Year Picnic
Plans and runs Woodside’s end-of-year party for the school.  Organizes games, food, volunteers, etc. (Spring)

Family Programming
Plans 1-2 family night events for WAS families. (Dates TBD)

Field Day
Organizes parent volunteers, events, class supervision, lunch, etc. (Spring)

Fifth-Grade: Farewell & Moving Up Ceremony
Organizes the reception after the moving-up ceremony.  All fifth graders and their families attend.  Volunteers should be fourth-grade parents. (Spring)

Fifth-Grade: Picnic
Organizes the fifth-grade end-of-year picnic at the Shadow Lake Club. (Spring)

Fifth-Grade: Legacy Tile Wall
Plans and runs ordering and installation of tiles for 5th grade graduates (New Tradition!)  (Spring)

Fifth-Grade: Yearbook & Video Montage
Responsible for working with vendor and overseeing development of 5th grade yearbook. (Year-Round)   Also responsible for using photos collected to create video montage for 5th grade moving up ceremony. (Spring)

Grounds Beautification
Responsible for maintaining/decorating planters at entrance of WAS. (Fall, Winter & Spring)

Halloween Monster Mash
Help plan and work at WAS Hallowen bash. (Fall)

Health & Wellness
Creates fun events that promote health and fitness throughout the year.

Holiday Boutique
Help work at WAS holiday boutique, a shop set up for kids to select gifts for family and friends. (Nov/Dec)

Organizes food for Back to School Night, PTA Mtgs, Theme Day (Year-Round)

KidStuff Coupon Book Sale
Coordinates sale of KidStuff coupon books. Easy program with a great return! (Fall)

Library Volunteer Coordinator
Organizes a committee to shelve books, check out books for classes, etc.

Lunch Program: No Fuss Lunch
Coordinates lunch program with vendor.  Processes orders and manages accounts.

Lunch Raffle Raffle (No Fuss Lunch)
Organize raffle for 3 months of hot lunch. (3 times/year in Fall, Winter, Spring)

Lunch Program: Pizza
Process lunch orders, coordinate with pizza vendor and manage volunteers to serve pizza on Fridays at WAS.  (Year-Round)

Municipal Alliance Liaison
Attends Municipal Alliance meetings and serves as liaison to promote programs with WAS community. (Year-Round)

Nominating Committee
Receives letters of intent and selects the slate of PTA Executive Board officers for the coming year.  (Year-Round)

PTA Membership Coordinator
Processes PTA membership forms, distributes membership cards and completes monthly reports. (Mostly Fall but Year-Round)

Takes photos of school events and sends them to newspapers and posts on school bulletin board.

Read Across America
Works with teachers to arrange activities for Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’s birthday. (Spring)

Red Ribbon Week
Work with school guidance counselor to coodinate drug awareness activities. (Fall)

School Picture Day
Organizes volunteers to help with school photos.  (Fall).

School Supplies
Sends out flyer before end of school year and collects orders for school supplies.  Distributes orders in September. (Spring & Fall)

Staff Appreciation
Organizes Back to School Breakfast, Holiday Lunch and Teacher Appreciation Lunch for Teachers/Staff. (Fall, Winter & Spring)

Stop & Shop A+ Rewards Program
Coordinates with Stop & Shop to set up program and promote program. (Summer)

Superhero Day (Staff Appreciation Event)
Organize breakfast & lunch for WAS support staff. (Fall)

Theme Day
Coordinates full-day of workshops for students centered around a theme (e.g., World Traveler Day, Time Traveler Day, etc.) (Winter-Spring)

WAS Car Magnets
Processes orders for school spirit t-shirts for new students or those wanting new ones. (Mostly Fall but Year-Round)

Maintains the WAS PTA website with current news and events.

WAS Outdoor Classroom (formerly called the Environmental Center)
Organizes group to help maintain the Environmental Center (weeding, basic clean-up, etc.) (Mostly Fall & Spring)

WAS Pride T-Shirts
Processes orders for school spirit t-shirts for new students or those wanting new ones. (Fall)

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