One of the reasons Irving School is such a vibrant and special place is our awesome volunteers! Volunteering is a great way to meet other Irving families, get to know your student’s friends and teachers, raise funds for enrichment programs, and strengthen our school community.
Descriptions of each committee, along with current contact information for the committee heads, are listed below. If you’d like more information, you can email the committee head directly, or contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Michelle Le Hew Ahring. You can also use this form.
If you might be available for occasional projects during the school year, email Michelle Le Hew Ahring and she’ll contact you when extra volunteers are needed.
PTO Volunteer Committees
Help with publicity, setup, and supervision of this spring academic fair.
Help coordinate and set up for this student art and music event in the spring.
Help with the fall and spring sales of high-quality paperback and hardcover books.
Bulletin Boards and Weekly Packets
Organize and display materials for the bulletin board near the main office, assemble weekly information packets to go home with students. Position Open
Coordinate publicity, solicit artists and crafters, set up, and/or clean up for this event, held in conjunction with the Cookie Crumble. Position Open
Dancing for Desserts
Coordinate donations of desserts, help run this event at the Fun Fair, and coordinate storage and pickup of desserts after they are won.
Assist in scheduling and publicizing after-school art, sports, and theater activities, and other fun and educational programs.
Kate Fishburne, Kelli Harsch, and Alicia Boddy
Help with this winter indoor special event that includes games, prizes, entertainment, and food.
Kara Sakellaris and Nick Sakellaris
Fun Fair Class Baskets
Organize parents and teachers to provide donations for class baskets and supervise basket auction during fun fair.
Fun Fair Teacher Parties
Organize teacher and staff donations to silent auction and supervise bids during fun fair.
Brainstorm and execute fun and educational gardening-related activities – no previous experience required! This is an on-going, year-round club that is busiest in the fall and spring.
Help fourth-grade and fifth-grade students with homework, 3:00 – 4:30 pm, Mondays – Thursdays.
Help supervise student sports activities during this school-day event.
Online Auction Parent Parties
Generate and organize parent parties for the online auction
Help out with a fun weekly running event where kids run laps around Irving at recess.
Room Parent Coordinator
Ensure that each classroom as at least two room parents to help with social and academic events and to serve as a link between the teacher and other parents.
Organize and produce school directory of teacher, staff, families, and PTO leaders.
Solicit parent/teacher volunteers, promote to families, and organize activities, food, and supervision for annual sleepover.
Coordinate sales of Irving t-shirts and other items.
Organize parents fundraiser trivia contest. 5th Grade Parents and Kara Sakellaris and Nick Sakellaris
World Language Program
Organize lunchtime and after-school language program.
WORM Club (Working On Reading in the Morning)
Read with first-grade through third-grade students, one-on-one, 7:30 – 8:00 am, Monday – Thursday.