Art In the Classroom

Parent volunteers coordinate with teachers to go into the classroom to share a lesson about an artist or genre of art and to create an art project with students. These projects will then be displayed in the Spring Art Show/Evening of the Arts. Parent volunteers are needed to be in the classroom and lead the art lesson with the students.

Artist in Residency

The PTO invites an artist from a myriad of genres to come into the school and interact with the children. Artists in the past have included muralists, authors, illustrators and musicians.

book Fair

Each year the PTO co-sponsors the Scholastic Book Fair with the school. Parent volunteers are needed to help set up and take down the book fair, help students pick out books and work the registers. Proceeds from the book fair go to support the school library and it’s programming.

Classics in the Classroom

A program in which parent volunteers visit each classroom a few times a year to introduce different styles of classical music in a fun and creative way.

Cultural Assemblies

The PTO, working with the principal, organizes various events to come to our school and put on an assembly for the student body. In the past, this has included “City Love” musicians, “The Brain Show” and “Science Explorers”.

Homeroom Parents

Parent volunteers are needed to act as a lead to all Homeroom parents. They will disseminate information to the individual class homeroom parents and relay the needs and wants of the class to the PTO and administration. These parents also work with Mr. Kershaw to provide snacks for Field Day.

Young Writer’s Day

A magical day when about twenty authors, illustrators, and singer/songwriters visit the school and work with every class to get their creative writing juices flowing. Volunteers act as escorts for the Authors. The program provides more humanities education to the students.