Lend A Helping Hand!

Whether you have time to volunteer 3 hours a week or 3 hours a year at Eisenhower or from home, we'd love to hear from you! Our many committees cover a lot of ground - everything from raising funds to cover our annual budget, staffing the workroom, or providing hundreds of homemade treats for our annual Holiday Spoil the Staff with Cookies event. We need volunteers to make our events and programs a success!  To learn more about the opportunities available please review the list of committees below then click on the Sign Up Genius Link to volunteer. 


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VOLUNTEERS


Please ensure you apply for an APS background check after signing up to volunteer or ensure your existing Background Check is current & that you have selected Eisenhower Middle School as a school of choice via the application sign through APS.  For more information on how to apply or update your profile visit the APS website here below.  Once you submit your form you do NOT need to send it to the PTA or the school directly, APS will distribute the clearance to the appropriate contact at the school.


https://www.aps.edu/police/background-and-fingerprinting/background-checks-for-prospective-volunteers

8th Grade 

Recognition Ceremony

March (begin planning) – 

May (ceremony)

Chair will obtain current information about the 8th grade recognition ceremony from the EMS staff 8th grade chair. Use this information to make and order invitations to be mailed to 8th grade families.  The committee will also order all decorations and coordinate set up of the event. 

A committee of 8 - 10 people 

minimum is needed.

Book Fairs

Fall (September – October) & 

Spring (February – March)

Chair will work with the Librarian to organize two book fairs: one in the fall and one in the spring. This includes setting up, advertising, finding volunteers, and cleaning up.

A committee of 8 - 10 people 

minimum is needed.

Box Tops

Year Round

Chair will organize contests for students encouraging them to turn in Box Tops for Education. Donated prizes should be secured. Committee is also responsible for collecting and submitting Box Tops turned in to the school, as well as providing the PTA Treasurer with all documentation sent to receive checks from the Box Tops organization. 

A committee of 1 person 

minimum is needed. 

Spoil The Staff 

With Cookies

December & March (Optional)

Chair will solicit volunteers to bake cookies for staff cookie exchange before winter break.  Business donations can also be solicited. The chair will advertise exchange with the staff and reserve conference room. Set-up and clean-up on the day of the event is required. The second exchange before spring break is optional.

A committee of 8 - 10 people 

minimum is needed. 

Five Star Friday Newsletters

Weekly (Year Round)

Collect articles for and create the weekly email newsletter to be distributed school-wide. 

A committee of 1 person 

minimum is needed. 

The Generals Fund

Fall & Spring

Manage a direct donation drive once or twice a year.

A committee of 1 person 

minimum is needed. 

Instructional Council

Representative

Meetings are monthly year-round & are held twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday in Room 12

PTA volunteer will attend the bi-weekly Instructional Council meeting at EMS. This committee is made up of department representatives and administration and discusses issues affecting the whole school. The volunteer will report back to the PTA membership at each PTA meeting.

A committee of 2 people 

minimum is needed. 

Library Lunch & Workroom Support Staff

Year Round

Chair will solicit and schedule volunteers to staff the library during lunch time so that our librarian can take a lunch break. Chair will also solicit and schedule volunteers to make copies in teacher workroom. Weekly email reminders are helpful. Other special projects may also occur.

A committee of 8 - 10 people 

minimum is needed.

Generals Night Out

Monthly Year Round

Organize monthly fundraiser nights at local restaurants. This mainly consists of online sign ups and advertising. 

A committee of 1 person 

minimum is needed.

Spirit Gear

Year Round

Chair will run one or two spirit gear drives during the school year. This can include shirts, sweatshirts, water bottles, backpacks, etc. or it can only be shirts. This includes advertising, collecting orders, placing the order, and distribution.

A committee of 8 - 10 people 

minimum is needed.

Staff Appreciation 

Monthly Year Round

Responsible for monthly staff mailbox treats. This committee will work closely with the Staff Luncheons Committee.  There is a budget for expenses.

A committee of 1 - 4 people

minimum is needed. 

Student Achievement Luncheon

December (Begin Planning) –

January (Ceremony)

Chair is responsible for hosting a Straight A Lunch for all students who have earned it. This includes getting reports from the counseling office secretary, making invitations, finding a couple volunteers for the event, and clean-up. A smaller treat is also given to other high-achieving students (GPA 3.5 and up). There is a budget for expenses.

A committee of 2 - 4 people

minimum is needed. 

Teacher Mini-Grants

Fall & Spring

Distribute and collect mini grant information to the staff. After the deadline, a committee will score the applications and determine awards. Work with PTA Treasurer and awardees to make sure the proper paperwork is completed (tax exempt form, receipts/invoices, etc).

A committee of 8 - 10 people

minimum is needed. 

WATCH D.O.G.S.

Year-Round

MEN: Help us launch this exciting new program at EMS. 


WATCH D.O.G.S. is one of the nation’s largest and most respected school-based, family, and community engagement, organizations in the country.

More information to come!

A committee of 8 - 10 people 

minimum is needed. 

WEB Day & 

Registration Day

August

Chair will update and copy PTA flyers for distribution, set up PTA tables, and coordinate volunteers to man the tables and greet parents and incoming students at the school-wide registration day.  Committee  will also organize the lunch for incoming 6th graders and WEB leaders on the Jump Start Day. Find volunteers to serve and clean up.


A committee of 8 - 10 people 

minimum is needed.