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It Takes a Village

Parent and community volunteers are integral to our school’s success. From working with students, to beautifying the grounds, to fundraising, to offering enrichment opportunities and special events, our school would not be the unique community it is without our Volunteers. There are many ways for you to get involved in our community. You can simply help with events, join a team or volunteer to take on a leadership role. Scroll down to find more information about these opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Just generally want to help out? Fill out this form to let us know what you are interested in doing at THES. At the bottom of the page you will find more information about ongoing volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Form

Leadership Roles

We currently have the following openings for Leadership positions:

Filled! PTA Vice President

Supports the President, helps to keep track of the PTA calendar and supports PTA event coordinators. Average time commitment- 1 hour/week (sometimes more near events or on board meeting weeks).

Filled! PTA Secretary

Takes notes at monthly PTA board meetings and bi-monthly general meetings. Average time commitment- 2-3 hours/month

Filled! Carnival Co-Coordinator

Supervises teams of volunteers to organize games/booths, provide publicity, recruit volunteers and arrange for logistics at the event. Time Commitment: 1-2 hours/week in Sept/Oct, (more the week of the event).

Filled! Hospitality Coordinator

Organizes volunteers to provide hospitality and food for our Young Writers’, Young Artist and Young Scientists’ Workshops. Time Commitment: 1 hour/week in weeks prior to the events, (more the day before and day of event).

T-shirt Sales Coordinator

Organizes volunteers to sell T-shirts and other merchandise, tracks inventory, and publicizes and arranges logistics for sales. Time Commitment:1 hour/week to prepare for sales (more during sales) primarily in August/September

Filled! Tamalada Coordinator/Co-Coordinator

The Coordinator(s) are responsible for working with volunteers to solicit donations, organize volunteers, and handle logistics. Time Commitment: 1-2 hours/week in Oct/Nov (more the week of the event).

Filled! Box Tops Coordinator

Helps organize collection schedule, counts box tops, and publicizes program. Time Commitment: 3-4 hours for each collection date, approximately 3 times a year.

Welcome Coffee Coordinator

Arranges publicity, coffee, snacks, decorations, and volunteers at the event. Time Commitment: 1 hour/week in weeks prior to the event.

Communications Chair

Leads a team to update website content, maintain our social media presence, and send the e-folder/Wednesday Folder each week.  Average time commitment: 1-2 hours/ week.

Wednesday Folder Leader

Arranges materials and supervises volunteers at the filling of Wednesday Communication Folders each week. Time Commitment: ~1.5 hours weekly on Wednesday mornings.

eFolder Leader

Helps to collect information and reminders for the weekly e-folder.  Average Time Commitment: 1-2 hours/week.

Rock Store Leader

The ROCK store allows students to trade in their hard earned ROCK tickets (given for positive behavior) for prizes.  The ROCK store leader will order prizes and organize volunteers to run the ROCK store each month.  Time Commitment: varies depending on number of volunteers helping..

If you are interested in learning more about these positions, please contact:

Join A Team!

Communications Lead & Team

This group helps ensure that parents are kept informed about what’s happening at the school by updating the website, bulletin boards, maintaining our social media presence, and sending the e-folder/Wednesday Folder each week.

Fall Carnival Team

The group behind the Fall carnival fun! Help is needed to organize booths, food, supplies, signs, set up and more.

Cultural Festival Team

Organizes this event which celebrates the diverse cultures of our school. Team members are needed to arrange performers, organize cultural tables and the Mercado, and handle logistics.

Fundraising Team

Members are needed for a variety of tasks including: helping find business sponsors, requesting donations of items, organizing the fundraiser, database data entry, writing thank yous and more.

Grants Team

This group researches grant opportunities and writes grants which are essential to help keep our academic programs running.

If you are interested in learning more about these positions, please contact:

Ongoing Opportunities

Assisting Students

Help is always needed leading learning groups, reading with kids, tutoring, and assisting with special projects in the classrooms.

Workroom Helpers

Help make copies, laminate, make die cuts, or prepare materials for teachers or the office

Wednesday Folder

Show up Wednesday mornings to help stuff folders. Come when you can and stay as long as you are able! No commitment required!

Library Helpers

Shelving books- Drop in anytime and shelve a few books, every little bit helps!

Creative Projects

Creative individuals are needed to help with creating and updating bulletin boards, making signs, photography and design work


Help keep THES looking great by sharing your gardening talents.

Chicken coop

Animal lovers are needed to help care for our chickens on weekends and school holidays.


Help to translate letters, flyers, forms and emails from English to Spanish.

Staff Appreciation

Volunteers are needed to help with organizing events to show our teachers and staff how much their hard work means!

Communications Team

Help spread the word about events and programs at THES (newsletter, marquee, neighborhood listservs, social media, website, press releases, calendars and bulletin boards)


Works with the larger community to enlist support for our school and families


Help with fundraising, building business partnerships or finding grants to support the school’s programs.

Technical Support

Help with database or website maintenance and other technical needs

Sign up here to help with these ongoing needs:

Ongoing Volunteer Form

Volunteer Training

Volunteer training is required every two years.  All field trip chaperones must be trained volunteers.

Training Dates 2016-17:
No training dates scheduled at this time.