How Can You Help at TOW?
We’d love your help next year. Take a look at the following PTA roles, big and small, and let us know how you’d like to get involved.
Membership Chair – FILLED!
This is a standing committee chair role that would serve on the Executive Board. We need someone who is excited about recruiting new members and keep track of the membership list and emails throughout the year. You must be willing and able to attend PTA meetings as a member of the Exec Board. This is a great way to get your feet wet in PTA!
This chair runs projects big and small to help our kids and school community serve Laguna Beach and our surrounding areas. Past events include costume drive, collection for the local food bank, beach clean ups and more.
Reflections/Imagination Celebration & Student Art Contests & Exhibitions
The National PTA and our community put on amazing art contests throughout the year. Volunteers help collect, mat and label art projects, as well as find new ways to encourage school-wide participation. This role supports District chair Jennifer Baker.
Family Art Nights
Family arts night brings Sawdust and other community artists to TOW to facilitate an art project that is specifically designed for the whole family to work on together. Chair Christina Shook is looking for a partner to facilitate the events throughout the year.
A chance to continue to shape this new reading program at TOW! Volunteers work with chair Danielle Roedersheimer to facilitate the incentive prize system that rewards readers for hard work.
Staff Appreciation Week
A week of treats, gifts and love to show how much we value our TOW teachers and staff. Chair will come up with events throughout the week to show appreciation, secure food donations and manage parent volunteers. Past events include breakfast, luncheon, ice cream social, and homemade flower and card day. Week is in mid to late May.
A big production usually held in late January, in need of stage parents! Committee members help manage rehearsals, organize the event itself, including trolley and red carpet, and keep things calm onstage and off, working closely with chair Laura Buckle.
Welcome Back Luncheon
A luncheon for staff and teachers the week before school begins, as PTA’s way of saying “welcome back.” Chair would coordinate decorations and food. Please make sure this works with your summer vacation schedule.
5th Grade Spelling Bee – FILLED!
We need a parent of an incoming 5th grader to chair the spelling bee. This event will be held at the end of the year in conjunction with El Morro. The chair can also look into registering TOW for the National spelling bee so winners can go on to compete at the county and state levels!
Angels Laguna Family Night – FILLED!
This chair helps coordinate the assembly, promotion and ticket sales/distribution for the Laguna Family Night at Angels Stadium. Game date is selected by Angels organization and is usually in May.
It’s coming back for a 2nd year, bigger and better than ever! We need creative, excited committee members to plan and execute this fundraiser that includes inflatables, crafts, silent auction, food trucks, and more, under the leadership of co-chairs Gorjana Reidel & Diana Conley.
We need committee members of all kinds to make this huge fundraiser come together. We need volunteers to solicit sponsorship from local businesses, help with the flow of kids and management of the day, work on the t-shirt, and figure out food and prizes. This fundraiser is held at the end of March and will be chaired by Joana Diver.
Free Money Program – FILLED!
We need someone to coordinate and promote the Box Tops and grocery store scrip programs. Plus, we’d like to add Mabel’s Labels and ThredUp. These programs can make a big difference if all families participate! A passionate chair will make a difference.
Grant Research/Writing – FILLED!
Have you written grants? Do you want to learn? This could be the job for you! This is job is as busy as you make it. Can be intense if you are working against a grant deadline.
A super critical position that’s lots of fun. You need to collect photos (with the help of lots of awesome TOW photographers) and create layouts (online using Tree Ring) throughout the year to create a book of awesome TOW memories. This position requires tremendous dedication, but has a huge payoff at the end! We need a chair, plus a few willing event photographers.
Do you know WordPress? We want to find someone to continue to improve and evolve it, as well as do weekly updates.
Weekly Update & PTA Email Blasts
Are you a super organized, marketing writer or editor? The PTA puts together the Weekly Update for the principal every week. We need a volunteer to collect the weekly events and compile the newsletter in Google docs. Plus, this volunteer world write, create and schedule the PTA email blasts that go out from Constant Contact. This job takes 1-2 hours a week, and you need to dedicate time on Wednesdays and a bit of editing time on Thursday mornings.
Do you want a TOW Facebook site? Ok, make it happen! Want a Twitter feed for TOW—go for it! It’s easy to get this stuff up and running, but we need people to keep it going. Will take some time and dedication from someone who understands the power social media for communication.
This role would present updates on PTA advocacy to members through meetings or the website. Low time commitment, but must be present at PTA meetings.
See something you are interested in? Let us know.