Get Involved — Volunteer!
The WCES PTO relies on the help of the families of our school. We cannot accomplish our goals without your help. We always welcome volunteers and there are numerous ways you can help the school.
To be a volunteer at any UCPS school, you will be required to register with the school system.
PTO Committee Descriptions
Improve the outdoor environment around the school. Care for flowerbeds and flower pots. Host Beautification Day in the fall.
BID$ FOR OUR KIDS
Contact businesses and community members for donations to the silent auction to raise money for the school. Collect donations, advertise, and set up event. Distribute donations to winners after payment.
Help to set up, tear down, and work during book fair hours to ring up sales and assist buyers with book selection. Book fairs usually run for one week in fall and spring to offer books to our students, teachers and staff. Proceeds are used to purchase books for the media center.
Collects Box Tops from classrooms. Plan a fall and spring Box Top contest to encourage students to collect and bring in Box Tops to their classrooms. The class submitting the most all tops wins a prize. Final compilation, summarization and submissions to General Mills are managed by the committee following each contest. Also assists families in connecting their Harris Teeter VIC card with the school so we receive a percent of sales.
Decorate the PTO bulletin board in the school hallway to announce upcoming events and news.
Run copies weekly in the school workroom for teachers.
Develop our year-long sponsorship package. The purpose of the committee is to solicit corporate sponsors interested in promoting their business to our Wesley Chapel community while, in turn, vitally supporting our school. The Chair reaches out to the community to find these sponsors and works closely with them to gather their advertisements for our newsletter, website, banners, etc. Sponsorship is busy in the summer and early fall.
FAMILY FUN EVENTS
Plans and coordinates family fun events throughout the year, including Kindergarten Breakfast, Checkers game, Daddy/Daughter Dance, Mother/Son Event, Eagle Family Fun Fest.
HONOR ROLL LUNCHES (This is currently on hold due to over capacity in our school)
Prepare gymnasium for the A and A/B Honor Roll students lunch at end of the six grading periods for all eligible third, fourth and fifth grade students.
LOST AND FOUND
Try to find owners of lost and found items. Straighten lost and found area weekly.
Encourage parents to become PTO members at Open House and Curriculum Night. Compile spreadsheet of all PTO members. Create PTO membership contest at beginning of school year. Complete deposit forms to hand over to Treasurer. Send thank you cards/letters to families who donate to the PTO.
Assist the teacher as they request. Coordinate class needs and activities for the teacher. Communicate with class throughout the year on behalf of the teacher when needed.
SCHOOL SUPPLY PACKS
Plans and implements the ordering of school supply packs for the students in each grade level prior to the new school year.
SCHOOL SUPPLY CART
Manage supply cart offering reasonably priced shopping opportunities for our students including school supplies, Spirit Wear and small toys. Purchase items and coordinate volunteers to work the cart.
Contacts local restaurants (e.g. Chick-fil-A, Nothing but Noodles) to set up dates and terms for fundraiser nights. Promotes each night to achieve maximum participation. Works with Treasurer to track income and ensure that monies come in as promised.
Responsible for developing designs for apparel and merchandise intended to build school spirit within our school community. Spirit Wear finalizes designs before the new school year and has new merchandise available for purchase at Back-to-School events. Spirit Wear also offers winter merchandise, often at a later date. They have the capability of offering online ordering that can be filled by the committee and send home with students at school.
Seeks opportunities to acknowledge and appreciate the teachers/staff through several activities during the year. Hosts a welcome back lunch/breakfast at the beginning of the year, organizes snacks at the monthly staff meetings and organizes pie give away at Thanksgiving. Organizes and oversees the Staff Appreciation Week in May. Cover lunch duty for teachers.
WASEP (Due to volunteer availability we are shifting to a Clubs program this year - Eagle Club Adventures)
Welcome new students/families to Wesley Chapel by reaching out to them through welcome packet. Help new families get acclimated to the school by answering questions and being a point of contact.
Thank you to all of our corporate patrons for supporting the Wesley Chapel Elementary PTO! Do you own a business? Are you interested in reaching over 1,000 parents and staff while supporting our school? Consider becoming a WCES PTO sponsor today or contact email@example.com for information.
Why join the PTO?
100% of your donation goes into our school! During the 2020-2021 school year, the PTO was able to provide online learning programs such as IXL, which every grade level uses. The costs to purchase these classroom resources total $6,500. In addition, the PTO spent approximately $6,000 to provide cameras to teachers to support online learning. Furthermore, we support our teachers by purchasing additional cleaning items for their classrooms. This is a portion of what the PTO provides throughout the year in addition to the hundreds of volunteer hours.
For the 2021-2022 school year the PTO is looking to help our school with outdoor school improvements, educational resources and technological advances that will benefit the education of our students. The PTO will continue to provide IXL for students to access at home and in school.