Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization in helping us accomplish great things for our Centennial staff and students. We understand how busy life can be, so we greatly appreciate any of your time and energy that you can donate to our school. There are a myriad of options as far as ways you can help out. From counting Box Tops to heading up a committee and everything in between, we are incredibly thankful for everything our volunteers do. Keep in mind that volunteering can be done by anyone who wants to do so – moms, dads, grandparents, extended family, and community members are all welcome! And, if you have special interests, abilities, or ideas about how you would like to serve, please let us know! You can always reach us at our Contact Us page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please complete and submit the Volunteer Interest Form, and we will work on getting you plugged in as soon as possible.
Thank you for your willingness to get involved. We look forward to finding the perfect fit for you!
Annual Fall Fundraiser
This year our Annual Fall Fundraiser takes place between 8/28-9/11. We have three major volunteer needs to make this fundraiser a success:
- We need help handing out special incentive prizes to our Husky students before school on the mornings of 8/31, 9/4, 9/7, and 9/11.
- The big prize that most of our students look forward to is the limo ride and special pizza lunch that will take place on 10/18. We need volunteers who can help supervise these mini field trips throughout the day.
- We also need volunteers to help distribute fundraising products and prizes to families on the afternoon of 10/18.
The PTO sells spirit wear each year for our families to purchase and show off their Husky pride. We are looking for volunteers to help organize and distribute orders to students as well as help sell spirit wear during special events at the school.
Provide Food for Teacher Conference Nights (Oct 8th-10th and/or Feb 11th, 12th, and 14th)
Our teachers and staff members work extra long hours during conference weeks, so the PTO makes sure that they are able to enjoy delicious meals on these days. The PTO provides the main dishes for these meals, but we need your help in providing sides, drinks, and desserts – most of which are easy and inexpensive to pick up at the store or make at home.
As the winter holidays approach, the PTO needs volunteers to help with gift wrapping teacher gifts to students as well as gifts donated to our Giving Tree project (for Husky families in need of extra assistance). We are also looking for volunteers to help with other school-wide holiday events and activities that take place during this time of year.
We love the teachers and staff at Centennial Elementary, and we want to show our appreciation to them for all that they do. In addition to smaller gestures throughout the year, the PTO devotes an entire week in late April to let them know how very thankful we are for them. We need volunteers to help with providing food, decorating, etc. during this special celebration.
Family Fun Night
At the end of the school year, the PTO sponsors a huge carnival at the school for our Centennial families to enjoy. To make this fun, favorite Husky tradition happen, we need a lot of volunteers to help run games, serve food, set up and clean up, etc.
Box Tops for Education
As one of our big “free money” fundraisers, we need volunteers to help collect and count Box Tops brought in by students. We also need folks who are willing and able to help out with the details of the various contests associated with Box Tops throughout the year.
Academic Support in Classrooms
Volunteers providing academic support in classrooms will need to have some consistent availability during the school day. These individuals will receive special training and work with teachers to provide much-needed small group instructional support to our students.
Our wonderful nurse, Carrie Rivera, needs volunteers to help assist with organizing students during the hearing and vision screenings that take place during the school year.
When picture days roll around, we could use some extra helping hands and smiling faces to assist with organizing our students and keeping everything on schedule for the day.
Twice a year, our incredible librarian, Beth Colvin, provides book fair experiences for our Husky students and families to purchase books and other items to enjoy. To make the book fairs as successful as possible, Mrs. Colvin needs assistance from volunteers to help customers make selections as well as pay for their items.
Shadow: Centennial’s Own Husky Mascot
At the end of the 2017-2018 school year Centennial adopted their own Husky Mascot, lovingly named Shadow by the Shearing family through winning the opportunity at Family Fun Night. From time-to-time Shadow will make school appearances and we may need some extra help. PTO is looking for volunteers to help Shadow with his costume, escort him to and from the activities, and just making sure Shadow is safe overall. PTO may need extra volunteers to play Shadow at some point in the year as well.
Plug me in wherever I can help!
If you are interested in helping with anything and everything on our volunteer list and/or anything else that might come up, this is the selection for you on our Volunteer Interest Form!