Many hands make for light work. The students, staff and PTO would be very appreciative of any time you can give! PTO meets just one time per month and we encourage any of our student's adults to attend any meetings they can. Can't make the monthly meetings? There are still lots of volunteer opportunities available throughout the year!
JOIN THE BOARD
Help guide PTO initiatives and activities. Learn more about the different roles at a meeting and nominate yourself or another caregiver in the Spring.
PITCH IN AT EVENTS
Organize or help at PTO-sponsored community events. This is a great option if you have an hour or two to spare. ALL family and caregivers are welcome to help!
BECOME A ROOM PARENT
Help support your classroom teacher and keep your class updated on key happenings.
JOIN A COMMITTEE
The PTO is only as successful as our volunteers enable us to be. If you have just a few hours a year to give please consider signing up for a PTO volunteer committee.
ASSIST WITH FUNDRAISERS
Volunteer to run an entire fundraiser or just a task here and there. Whatever your level of commitment, we are happy to have you!
There are many ways to help, ongoing opportunities and flexibility to fit everyone's schedule!
Interested in joining one of our PTO committees? We would love to hear from you! Please read through the committee descriptions and fill out the form using the button below to get started.
Student Support Committee
Committee of 5-7 family volunteers will work directly with Mrs. Zelli from our office staff to ensure that student needs are being met. Those types of needs may be but are not limited to families in need (clothing, food, negative lunch accounts), and the Angel Tree submissions for the potential to help 3-6 families in need during the Holidays. Members will help carry out the necessary tasks that are involved.
Teacher Appreciation Committee
Committee of family volunteers that will help carry out duties of teacher appreciation week which involves organizing appreciation gifts, delivery of gifts to school and making Utica teachers feel appreciated and loved all year long. This may include doing special things for teachers throughout the year that committee members agree on and get approved. Examples of things done for teachers could include, but are not limited to donuts for teachers, coffee cart, extra supply baskets, etc.
School Day Support Committee
This particular committee will be for volunteers that are interested in coming into the building (with a background check on file) during the school day and assisting with clerical things like help with copying/distributing information, help with daytime events and any other duties that may need to be done during the day that you can assist with 5-7 committee members would be great to be able to lend a hand when needed!
Class Parent Committee
This committee will comprise 2 parents per classroom that will have a background check on file. Members can help facilitate class parties, field day and special activities in the classroom and any other activity/day that the teacher may need extra help with.
Student Activities Committee
Our student activities committee serves to make our students' school experience more fun and exciting! Members will get together and discuss fun activities that will be able to be carried out with the approval of administration. Whether it be Kona Ice day, Dress like a superhero day, or larger events like 5th grade graduation, we want to make the students excited to come to school and be a part of the Utica family!
All committees are responsible for compiling ideas, requests, needs, and designating a lead person from that committee to bring information to PTO meetings to present and be voted on. All members are required to have a current year background check on file with the Utica Elementary school office.
Request a background form from the school front desk or your child's teacher. Complete background check form, include copy of your ID (front and back, must be clear and visible) then email your documents to Tabitha Chevalier, firstname.lastname@example.org or send into the school inside of your student's folder.