We couldn’t run PTA events and fundraisers without the help of family and community member volunteers! The PTA and schools have one-time and regular volunteer opportunities; including tasks that can be done at home, at the schools or at a PTA event. Don’t let our great events go away, please volunteer! (SSL hours available for students)
Volunteering for the PTA makes you a positive role model by showing your children the importance you place on their education. If you are able to volunteer, there are many opportunities available to support the school outside the classroom. We would love to hear about your skills and interests!
Please contact the PTA Secretary, for more information about these and other volunteering opportunities.
Take a look at the events the PTA is able to do–when you volunteer!
PTA Dinner Night AND Karaoke at El Golfo Restaurant | El Golfo Restaurant, on Flower Avenue generously donates 20% of the night’s proceeds to our PTA. Your kids will have a great time spotting familiar faces and friends among the dinners! Both dine-in and carry-out apply.
PTA Dinner Night at Chuck E.Cheese | Takoma Shopping Center on University Blvd. Chuck E. Cheese’s donates 15% of the sales generated from this event to your child’s school. Friends and family members are encouraged to help support this event.Sales include all food, merchandise, and token deals purchased at the register. Just notify the cashier that you’re participating in your school’s Fundraising Night. Remember for the schools PTA to get credit you must purchase everything at the register including tokens. The token exchange dispenser machines will not count towards the fundraiser.
PTA Bingo Night | This is a night of bingo fun for all our school families and community. Volunteers are needed to help with food tables, call bingo number, obtain prizes, and general set up and clean up.
PTA Bake Sale | The PTA solicits and package treats for sale and if you love to bake, this is your moment to shine. Volunteers are needed to organize the sale and work at the sale during the event.
PTA Used Book Sale | This sale takes place at both schools alternating two days every year, to sell used children’s books (and parenting or cooking books for adults). All students receive 1 paperback book of their choice FREE! And additional books are priced at 25¢ for paperbacks and 50¢ for hardcovers. This is a great way for children to add books to their home library. Children who read at least 15 minutes a day do better in school.
If you would like to donate books for the Used Book Sale over the summer or during the school year, please contact your PTA President to where you may drop them off.
Types of Books Wanted: Any and all books in good condition are welcome. However, we are particularly interested in children’s books such as picture books, easy readers, and chapter books. Adult fiction and cookbooks are also greatly appreciated.
PTA End of Year Picnic | An excellent opportunity to meet parents whose children share the same classroom as your child or schools. Pack your dinner or bring the take out and join us on the lawn for an evening of play and mingling.
PTA Festival of Cultures | Festival of Cultures is a celebration of NHE and OV elementary schools multicultural diversity. It features food, performances and exhibits from many countries of the world. Festival of Cultures can always use more volunteers, set up your own exhibit, help other volunteers, organize, or offer the international performances, help with set up and cleaning. Parents and students are always needed.
Take a peek at one of our Festival of Cultures!!