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 child’s friends and teachers, raise funds for enrichment programs, and strengthen our school community! Whether you have a lot of time or just a little, there is a project or two that will work with your schedule.
Descriptions of each committee, along with contact information for the committee heads, are listed below. Use the Irving Volunteer Google Form to sign-up for a committee. If you’d like more information, you can email the committee head directly or contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Susan Raphael.
If you might be available for occasional projects during the school year, email Susan Raphael and she’ll contact you when extra volunteers are needed and you can step up if the timing is right.
You can also download the Irving Volunteer Form, fill it out and hand it in to the school office. Download the Irving Volunteer Form here.
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.
Sandi Carr and CO-CHAIR NEEDED
Box Tops for Education
Help committee chairs cut and count box tops.
Jaime Moran and Mona O’Keefe
Bulletin Boards and Tuesday Packets
Organize and display materials for the bulletin board near the main office, assemble weekly information packets to go home with students.
Coordinate publicity, solicit artists and crafters, set up, and/or clean up for this event, held in conjunction with the Cookie Crumble.
Amy Struckmeyer and CO-CHAIR NEEDED
Arrange for outside drama/music/arts groups to perform for the students.
Gloria Cockerill and CO-CHAIR NEEDED
Dancin’ 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.
CHAIR and CO-CHAIR NEEDED
Help with this winter indoor special event that includes games, prizes, entertainment, and food.
Kara Sakellaris and Nick Sakellaris
Fun Fair Teacher Parties
Organize teacher and staff donations to silent auction and supervise bids during fun fair.
Lauren Vanderberg and CO-CHAIR NEEDED
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
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.
Staff Appreciation Luncheons
Organize and host fall chili lunch and spring luncheon for Irving staff, as well as the WORM Club appreciation breakfast in the spring.
Lauren Vanderberg and Jennifer Carizey and Jessica Ocken
Organize parents fundraiser trivia contest.
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.
Compile and organize photos throughout the for the end-of-year yearbook, coordinate production and sales.
Anne Endres and CO-CHAIR NEEDED