ABOUT THE PTO
MONTHLY PTO MEETINGS
Please join us for our monthly PTO Meetings held the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM. Meetings sometimes shift due to holidays or school recesses, so check the News & Events tab for upcoming dates.
Due to COVID-19, meetings will be held via Zoom or outdoors at Memorial School as safety and weather permit. To stay informed on location updates and/or receive Zoom links, send us an email: Memorialptoupton@gmail.com
Ways to Volunteer & Documents
Because volunteers work with children, all volunteers are required to submit a Criminal Offender Records Information (CORI) application and undergo a background check.
*Please note that due to COVID-19, there will likely be very few in-person volunteer opportunities for the near future. However, we welcome your participation as we work behind the scenes to support Memorial students and staff- the upside is that much of the work can be done from home!
You can read up on the Memorial PTO Bylaws here.
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Volunteers needed to help students pick out books during their book fair time. We typically like to staff between 3-5 parents per class depending on grade. Please feel free to volunteer for your child’s library time. You can also volunteer to help other classrooms too.
Book Fair Committee
The book fair committee is comprised of 3-6 individuals who are responsible for the planning, set-up, break down and running of the fair. Main duties include running the cash registers at the fair. You do not need to be present every day at the fair but we ask that you try to make the commitment to be present for one full fair day. Members joining in the fall are not expected to run the Fall book fair on their own but will use it more as a learning experience for the Spring Fair.
Cultural Arts Volunteers
Volunteers needed to help this committee (led by co-chairs Christine Adams and Kayla Prairie) with programs brought into the school.
Teacher and Staff Appreciation
Volunteers needed to coordinate this event to help show our appreciation to the staff at Memorial School. This event is held in May and is typically a breakfast or luncheon.
Volunteers are needed to collect, sort, and distribute fundraising items throughout the year.
Kindergarten Play Date
Volunteers are needed to help run the Kindergarten play date in August for incoming Kindergarteners. Play date consists of outdoor playtime, a story read by principal,
Mrs. Bell, and a fun craft.
Kindergarten Play Date Coordinator
The coordinator is responsible for the overall planning of the play date in conjunction with the Kindergarten play date volunteers and the administration.
Volunteers are needed to help Mrs. Gale in the library throughout the year. Responsibilities include shelving books, changing the library display case and any other projects Mrs. Gale may need. Commitments can be once a week, once every other week or TBD.
Rt. 140 Sign Updaters
Volunteers are needed keep the Rt. 140 sign updated with messages from the school and PTO.
Photographers needed to take pictures at PTO and school sponsored events for the Memorial Yearbook. Will also work with the publicity coordinator to get photos for any news articles. Photographers will work in conjunction with Carol Gibson, the Yearbook Editor
Volunteers are needed to send in baked goods for a variety of PTO and school events throughout
Volunteers are needed to help with school pictures taken in the fall. This fun and easy job consists of watching kids in line, handing out new combs, helping to comb hair, making sure faces are clean, and throwing out used combs.
If you would like to volunteer for any of these positions, please contact
Volunteer Coordinator, Hong Ho, here.