PLEASE NOTE: School clearances are required for all activities during school hours. Parents are highly encouraged to get their clearances as soon as possible so that they can take advantage of volunteer opportunities throughout the year.
About Volunteer Opportunities
Looking to get more involved in your child’s classroom or the school? There are many opportunities to volunteer, both in and out of the classroom. Help is always needed and appreciated.
A Homeroom Representative is chosen for each classroom at the beginning of the school year. The Homeroom Representative communicates regularly with the teacher/caregivers in the class and coordinates parties and teacher gifts. This is an ideal volunteer position for someone who would like a leadership role in the classroom. Look for signups for this position early in the year. Clearances required.
There are many different ways to volunteer in the classroom. Please use this form to indicate the opportunities you are interested in.
Class Party Planners – There are four annual parties held in your child’s classroom at O’Hara Elementary: Halloween, Winter, Valentine’s and Year End. These parties last approximately an hour and generally involve 3-4 stations of crafts, games, stories, etc. Due to the limitations in the 2020-2021 school year, parties will be held virtually. If interested in helping, contact your child’d homeroom representative. Clearances required.
The 2020-2021 school year has created new volunteer opportunities. In order to adhere to Covid guidelines and keep classes separated, caregiver volunteers with clearances are needed to help the lunch and recess monitors each day. The lunch/recess periods begin at 10:30 and lasts until 1:50. Volunteers are welcome during any period of time during this time frame.
Clearances and face covering required.
The O’Hara Elementary PTO has several committees that work on various activities and roles throughout the school. If you’re interested in joining or learning more, reach out to their chairs. E-mail is linked to the committee.
- Green Foxes
- Teacher Appreciation Committee
- Fundraising -includes several subcommittees and events
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Kindergarten Family Welcome
The O’Hara Elementary PTO also hosts a variety of fun school-wide events during the school year. Volunteers are always needed to assist with these: