Volunteer Opportunities

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:

Julia Johnson, Volunteer Coordinator

Carmen Fraza, Room Parent Coordinator

To review Spears' Volunteer Handbook, click here.

 

 

 

Parents-At-Lunch (PALS): Sign up to volunteer to help our Kindergarten students at lunch (10:30-11:00am). We have 2-3 volunteers each lunch to float the cafeteria and help students open their milk, yogurts, etc. Shifts are available Monday-Friday and done on an every-other-week basis. Kindergarten will be for the entire year and 1st Grade will end after December. 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 the days you are available for a 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:  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 - Responsibilities: Help plan and execute 3 parties per year - Winter, Valentine’s, and End of School, create classroom directory, coordinate classroom parents for classroom/teacher projects and organize bday and year-end teacher gifts. Lead Room Parents will oversee an entire grade worth of Room Parents. DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH. You may only sign up for ONE classroom per parent and there will only be 2 Room Parents assigned to each class. It is not FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. Many factors are considered to keep the process as fair as possible. *Note: You much be a PTA Member to be a Room Parent. If you have not joined the PTA, please select My Profile and Join the PTA if you would like to be considered. All interested parents must have completed PTA Membership by the Sept 7th deadline.  ****5th Grade Parents, Please see your special opportunities BELOW to become involved in your child's 5th grade year in the classroom, camp & celebration festivities!****

 

5th Grade Parents: As a 5th grade parent, you have some special opportunities to become involved in your child's classroom, camp, and celebration festivities in their last year at Spears! The following opportunities are for 5th grade parents ONLY:

  1. Classroom Room Parents: create the classroom directory and assist with planning 3 parties a year (Winter, Valentine's and End of Year). Room Parents also help with Spear-It Sprint, assist with executing Teacher Appreciation Week and other classroom projects as requested by the teacher. (2 per classroom)
  2. 5th Grade Room Parent Lead: oversees all the 5th Grade Room Parents; and above Room Parent responsibilities for their classroom. This position cannot also be a Celebration Co-Chair.
  3. 5th Grade Camp & Celebration Committee Co-Chairs: this position coordinates and executes the 5th grade camp and celebration festivities with help from the Committee; max of 2 co-chairs. Co-Chairs cannot be Room Parents or Room Parent Lead. Co-Chairs must be a current PTA Board Member.
  4. 5th Grade Camp & Celebration Committee Member: anyone can join; you can serve only on this committee or this in addition to any above position.

The deadline to sign-up for the above positions is Friday, September 7th. Interested parents must be a registered PTA member prior to this deadline as well. No Exceptions. You may sign up for/express interest in more than one position above, please just be aware that the positions of Lead Room Parent and the Committee Co-Chairs are not exclusive of one another and will be filled by 3 different parents.

 

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!

 

 

To view a copy of the Volunteer Handbook - Click Here