Thank you in advance for volunteering at Spears! There are many opportunities available for parents to get involved! Please take a few moments to consider what's available and to indicate all of your interests by selecting the Sign Up To Volunteer button below. Information will be given to the appropriate PTA chair and you will be contacted as volunteer needs/events arise. There are many opportunities for parents and community parents to get involved!
Please make sure to complete the background check information so that you are able to volunteer at Spears. A background check is required each school year. If you haven't already done so, please click here to complete yours.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our volunteer chairs:
Laura Lester, Volunteer Coordinator
Keri King, Room Parent Coordinator
To review Spears' Volunteer Handbook, click here.
Parents-At-Lunch (PALS): Help our Kinder and 1st grade youngsters with the little struggles of cafeteria life. There are two (2) thirty minute shifts: 10:30 - 11:00 (kinder) and 11:00 - 11:30 (1st). Shifts are available Monday-Friday and done on an every-other-week basis. We will begin with one shift per family to ensure that everyone gets a chance to participate and then any parent that wishes to take on a second shift can do so based on availability. Please indicate your preference for shift(s) and you will then be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator with your day.
*2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades have implemented their own student helper system
Book Fair - Fall / Spring: Assist with set-up, take down or running cash registers and keeping book shelves stocked during the Fall Book Far and/or during the Spring Book Fair.
Newcomers Committee: Become a “Buddy Family” to our new Spears students. Help them learn the in’s and out’s out of life at Spears and in the Frisco community.
Field Day: Planning and coordinating takes place in February. Volunteers needed for game and snack stations in May.
Hospitality: Hosts and coordinates several events during the school year for the teachers and staff where food and drinks are needed. Events include Fall Teacher Luncheon, Open House, Fall Treats, Dessert Day, Teacher Appreciation Luncheon.
Programs: Assist in the many enrichment and educational programs/activities sponsored by the PTA and presented at Spears such as Movie Night, Art Night & More.
Room Parents: Each individual Room Parent(s) will help plan and execute 3 parties per year - Winter, Valentine’s, and End of School, as well as Teacher Appreciation Week and Teacher Birthdays. Create classroom directory. Coordinate classroom parents for in-classroom volunteer projects and markers for Spear-It Sprint. (*5th grade parents will coordinate those little extras for the graduating class). RPs are typically assigned before school begins so sign up early! Only 2 Room Parents per classroom- NOT first come, first served. Selection process takes many factors into account and attempts to be as fair as possible.
Specials Committee: We are a group of parent volunteers that look after the Specials (art, computer, library, music, P.E.) teachers, the administrative and office staff, the nurse, all instructional specialists, and the resource staff (cafeteria and custodial). There are three occasions when the Specials Committee acknowledges the Specials teachers and staff: birthday, winter holiday, and teacher appreciation.
Reflections Program: An opportunity for students to create and be recognized for their original art works on a nation-wide theme, through literature, musical composition, dance choreography, visual art, film production and photography.
Environmental: Recycling efforts, conservation awareness, Green Team & landscaping.
Historian: Help in taking pictures at events throughout the year and put together the Spears scrapbook.
Spear-It Sprint: Help with our major fundraiser! There will be lots of exciting opportunities to help prior to and during this exciting event this Fall!