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The Browns Point Elementary School PTA has been actively committed to the success of our school’s students, staff and teachers for over 30 years. Because of moms, dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles just like you is how we continue this tradition.
Volunteering with PTA can work with the time you have available. But we can’t work without the brilliant ideas, then endless energy, or the dedication of parents just like you! There is a place for you in the Browns Point PTA.
Visit our online store to purchase a household ($20) or a single ($10) PTA membership. Joining PTA means you are a part of a very special group of parents who want to be more connected to their children's school.
Three decades of research shows children whose parents are involved get better grades, do better on tests, and have fewer discipline problems at school.
All PTA programs, events and activities need team leaders plus committee volunteers. We encourage all Browns Point Elementary PTA members and parents to participate. We have opportunities big and small. From leading a committee to sending in store bought food items for school events.
Requests for volunteers are generally sent in the weekly In The Loop Newsletter but we also encourage you to reach out to us with your interest and availability!
People are often reluctant to participate because they are afraid they will get pulled into a black hole of never-ending volunteering. We don’t want that to happen. We won’t push you to commit more than you want or are able to.
We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities and all are fun, interesting and rewarding. Review the list of PTA sponsored programs below and let us know if any are of interest to you!
SHOP & GIVE
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2. Fred Meyer Community Rewards. Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Browns Point PTA! Click the button below and search for us by our name or by our non-profit number (LQ384). Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Browns Point PTA earn a donation! Don’t worry--you still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today. If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
We challenge you to give at least two hours to a PTA program this school year. That’s approximately 425 students x 2 hours = 850 PTA volunteer hours this year. Think what we could accomplish together! Email email@example.com to let us know what events interest you.
All PTA programs, events and activities need team leaders plus committee/program volunteers. We have opportunities big and small – from chairing (leading a committee) to sending in store bought food items for school events. Please review the volunteer opportunities and let us know which programs you would be interested in participating with during the school year. All dates subject to change due to school/ district events.
ART DOCENT & ART DOCENT ASSISTANT / All Year
Volunteers coordinate with teachers to provide monthly art activity for students. No special background in art is necessary.
BOOKS FOR BIRTHDAYS / All Year
Volunteers help promote the Books for Birthdays program which brings new books in the school library.
Volunteers organize end of year celebration and serve cake to program participants.
BROWNS POINT RUNS / April and May
Volunteers will assist students who want to walk/ run the equivalent of a marathon on the track during recess.
Volunteers needed to help with tracking student mileage, promoting event and coordinating prizes.
BROWNS POINT READS! AND FAMILY READING NIGHT / February
Volunteers needed to advertise and promote month event long where the entire school reads the same book.
Volunteers needed to run stations at family reading night on March 1st. (bingo, snack, etc.)
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS / January & All Year
Volunteers needed to help with school wide community service project, making no sew fleece blankets. (January)
Volunteers needed to assist with backpack program in conjunction with FISH Food Bank. (all year)
DANCE-A-THON / October
Volunteers organize and facilitate BPE’s biggest fundraiser, including procuring prizes, and assisting with daily collections in the weeks leading up to the Dance-a-thon.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS / All Year
Volunteers assist with stocking and maintaining emergency preparedness supplies; including inventory & restocking classroom emergency supplies.
FIELD DAY / June
Help coordinate parent volunteers to run stations.
FIFTH GRADE FUNDRAISER / Oct-Nov
Parents of 5th graders needed to assist with fifth grade fundraiser. The fifth grade fundraiser helps to offset the cost of camp and helps to fund the fifth grade party.
FIFTH GRADE PARTY / Spring
Volunteers needed to plan end of year celebration for graduating fifth grade students.
HOSPITALITY / Fall
Volunteers procure/donate food and drink for specific events (Veteran's Day assembly, etc.) and as requested by Hospitality Chair and school staff/ administration. Also organize Back to School lunch for staff the day before school starts.
LEGISLATIVE / Fall and Winter
Volunteers needed to attend Washington State PTA Legislative Convention in the fall and to coordinate opportunity for parents to attend PTA Focus Day in Olympia during the legislative session.
POPCORN FRIDAYS FUNDRAISER – 5th grade parents! / All Year
Volunteers distribute Popcorn Friday notices, collect money, pop and distribute popcorn on Fridays to support 5th grade camp and party.
MEMBERSHIP / All Year
Volunteers help with PTA membership information updates through data entry support – majority of work is in the fall. Volunteers also help recruit PTA members at school events.
MOVIE NIGHT / September
Volunteers help set up all school movie night, serve concessions and clean up after the event.
NEW FAMILY/BOO HOO BREAKFAST / 1st Day of School
Volunteers donate, prepare and serve continental breakfast to Kindergarten parents and parents of new students.
PHOTOGRAPHY & YEARBOOK / All Year
Volunteers needed to use PTA camera to take pictures at school and PTA events for submission to the year book.
Leave a legacy by donating a book to our library!
Make your child’s birthday extra special and help our library to grow by donating the cost of a new book to the Browns Point Elementary library.
Here’s How the Program Works: You purchase pre-selected books directly from the Browns Point Amazon Wish List and have them shipped to the school library. Our librarian, Mrs. White, keeps the school’s book wish list current on Amazon. Please be sure to put your child’s name in the gift message section when ordering.
Under the “Wish List” drop down menu on Amazon, select “Find a Wish List or Registry” and search for Browns Point Elementary. Or the direct link to the list is: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2AEQSRZZ7UYTZ
Once the book is purchased, your child will get to be the first to check out the book, and it will come with a special book plate affixed to the inside cover with your child’s name and the year the book was donated. Please note that your donation is tax-deductible, and you will be provided with a receipt for your records.
This is a wonderful way to celebrate your child and help grow our fabulous library. We will celebrate all those who have donated a book with an end of the year Books for Birthdays Party.
BROWNS POINT ELEMENTARY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
BOOKS FOR BIRTHDAYS