Volunteering is a wonderful opportunity to become more involved with the school that supports your child. Your PTA strives to connect our students, staff, families, and community. We can't do it without your help!

Upcoming Opportunities

2019/2020 OPEN chair positions:

Below is a list of PTA committee chair positions.  There are varying time commitments and some you can outside of school hours, so there is something for everyone!  Open positions are highlighted.  

If you are interested in a role, or have any questions or suggestions, please email us at thoreauptaboard@outlook.com   

Committees 2019-20 Chair Summary of Duties
Assemblies OPEN Coordinate dates, pay and logistics between school and vendor. Time will be minimal and spread throughout the year. Onsite presence during assemblies by Chair or volunteer is highly encouraged.
Carnival OPEN Lead Carnival, organize volunteers, ticket sales, procure food, entertainment vendors, set up and clean up, communications/marketing. This event takes place the afternoon/evening of June 5, 2020. Requirement to be onsite for the event.
Communications Co Position OPEN Partner with confirmed co-chair to manage communication between PTA and Thoreau families/staff by using social media, email, newsletters. No onsite requirement. Tasks are throughout the year. Work closely with Executive Board.
Fundraising - Auction OPEN Lead offsite adult-only auction. Create a committee to seek out venue, food, procure donations, ticket sales, set up, clean up and marketing/communications. Timeframe is TBD and largely up to the chair.
Fundraising - Procuring Donations OPEN Secure donations for Thoreau fundraising (raffles, auctions, etc). Work with companies to procure the donations. A list of companies and contact information will be provided to contact. No onsite requirement. Time frame is throughout the year.
Herbicide Free Program OPEN Manage and maintain school grounds by hosting weekend "work" parties to clean up (weeding, spreading bark, planting flowers, etc). Work parties to be scheduled around Chair availability and school calendar.
Movie Nights OPEN Lead event a few times per year, secure license for showing movies, host onsite at school in evening, run the movie. Procure refreshments for purchase (fundraising) and manage communications/marketing. Dates to be determined based on Chair availability and school calendar.
Nominating Committee OPEN This committe is 3 people, socialize open Board positions and gain interest. Communicate names to the Board of those interested or nominated for certain roles. Most involvement would be in April and May time frame.
Sustainability OPEN Educate, promote and improve practices for sustainable-thinking among students, teachers, staff, admin, parents, and all our community through the school year. Implement eco-friendly practices, experiments and activities to motivate everyone and progress further towards improving overall sustainability. Some onsite involvement is required. Attend monthly LWPTSA Sustainability Committee meetings at 10am Thursdays in Redmond.