Volunteering

Get Involved — Volunteer!

When adults volunteer, all students benefit! There are many opportunities for parents and community members to get involved!  Your help is needed!  We count on our volunteers; without YOU many of our events and programs would not be possible. 

 

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/bhj4NhcAEkj977Xe7

 

Open Chair Positions:

  • Art Expo
  • Auditor
  • Bylaws (OPEN 2024)
  • Care Committee
  • Clothes for Cash (OPEN)
  • Community Outreach
  • Copy Coordinator (OPEN)
  • Cultural Events and Enrichment
  • Direct Donate Fundraiser
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Green Hands (OPEN)
  • Health & Wellness
  • Hospitality
  • Kindergarten Meet & Greet (OPEN for 23-24)
  • Lost & Found 
  • Membership
  • Parents Night Out (OPEN)
  • Plant Sales (OPEN for Winter & Spring)
  • Race for Education 
  • Rec Council Liason
  • Reflections Program
  • Room Parent Coordinator
  • Room & Facility Reservations (OPEN)
  • Scholarship
  • School Directory
  • School of Excellence (OPEN)
  • School Spirit
  • Spiritwear Fundraiser
  • School Supplies Fundraiser
  • Special Education Liason
  • Spring Festival
  • Teacher Appreciation
  • Volunteer Coordinator (OPEN)

 

Open Chair Positions Descriptions

Bylaws Chair

Got rules?? The Bylaws Coordinator coordinates the process by which, every three years, the Prettyboy PTA by-laws must be updated. If changes are made, they must be voted on and then sent to the Maryland State PTA office. (These were reviewed in 6/2022 and will not need to be done until 6/19/ 2025). The bylaws chair starts this process in January the year they are due so they can be reviewed at PTA meeting and submitted.

Approximate time commitment: (A few hours every 3 years; time includes filling in templates, attending PTA meeting, acquiring signatures, and submitting bylaws).

 

Clothes for Cash Chair

You know you have old junk sitting around the house! Why not let it benefit your kids’ school?!?!? The Clothes for Cash Chair works with the Clothes for Cash organization to promote the event and organize clothing drop off by the PBE community and pick up by the Clothes for Cash organization. PBE receives money based on the amount of clothes collected. (Suggested to run this fundraiser 2x per year)

 

Copy Coordinator

Who doesn’t like the feel of nice warm copies straight from the copier? The Copy Coordinator
copies materials for the PTA at the school such as Race for Education Packets, Back to School
Packets, Fundraiser Reminders. Make the copies and put them in teacher mailboxes- that’s it!

Green Hands Chair

Forget a green thumb!  We are going for the whole hand!  The Green Hand Chair assesses PBE outdoor spaces and plans and monitors gardening, mulching, and general outdoor care (above what BCPS may already do).  This team also actively considers ways to increase environmental awareness among Prettyboy students and the community and partners with administration and BCPS maintenance/grounds departments as needed. Budget: ~ $250/year. 

 

Kindergarten Meet and Greet Chair

Kindergarten can be nerve wracking- especially for parents/caregivers! Let’s get to know each other before the school year starts! The Kindergarten Meet and Greet Chair is responsible for organizing, advertising, and carrying out 2-3 meet and greets over the summer so that kindergarten students and parents/caregivers may get to know each other. Fun items such as chalk, bubbles and icy pops are typically brought to meet and greets.  Budget: Approximately $50/year.

 

Lost & Found Chair

Dang kids! Leaving stuff all over the place! Thank goodness the PTA has someone to sort through’ those lost things!!! The Lost and Found Chair periodically goes through the “Lost and Found Box” and tries to connect items with their owners. Any items that are “lost forever" are donated. Approximate time commitment: 3 hours per year

 

Parents Night Out Chair

Yes! Take me away and give me a good reason to ditch the kids (whom I love very much)! The Parents Night Out Chair organizes a social event for the grown ups outside of school.

 

Plant Sales Chair

You have them. You love them. You kill them and then you need to buy some more! Buy from the PTA! The Plant Sale Chairs are responsible for coordinating  PBE Plant Sale fundraisers. The chair distributes and collects order sheets, coordinates with various vendors to fulfill orders, and facilitates distribution of plants for sale. There are typically 3 sales each year: Fall- Mums Winter- Poinsettias Spring- hanging baskets, flowers, and food plants. Approximate time commitment: 6-10 hours per fundraiser.

 

Room Reservations Chair

The PTA must get permission from BCPS to use the schools facilities. This chair is responsible for filling out the forms needed to reserve space on campus during our events. 

 

School Of Excellence Chair

The PBE PTA is in the process of being designated as a National PTA School of Excellence. We want to start building our Excellence Team that is diverse and representative of our entire school community. Help us throughout the school year to reach our program goals.

 

Volunteer Coordinator Chair

We couldn’t do this all without our PBE volunteers!!! It takes A LOT of you!!! The Volunteer Coordinator Chair is responsible for recruiting/advertising and tracking all volunteers. The Chair maintains our list of volunteers in the PTA Volunteer excel sheet. The Volunteer Coordination maintains relationships, shares volunteers’ interests with board members and communicates with volunteers as needed.

 

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/bhj4NhcAEkj977Xe7