Become an Olde Creek PTA volunteer Today!
Volunteering is important to the success of the Olde Creek community. Every parent should consider volunteering a few hours each year. Without volunteers most Olde Creek events are not possible.
One time commitment (Fall)
Laps for Learning: Early October fundraiser in which students and siblings obtain sponsors for their participation. Assist with set-up, event day activities, route safety, communications, and food donations.
Halloween Howl: This late-October event hosts a variety of games in the classrooms, along with prizes, dinner, baked goods, a silent auction, cake walk, and Monster Mash. Volunteers are needed to run various activities including food sales, ticket sales, security, carved pumpkin judging, games, and decorations.
Health Screening Day Assistants: Help the school clinic aide with this one-time screening day in September during school hours. No training is necessary.
Room Parent Coordinator: Assist in the coordination and orientation of room parents for each classroom.
Picture Day Helpers: Assist with student supervision and help ensure students look their best as they have their school pictures taken.
Thanksgiving Lunch: Assist the cafeteria hostess during this November event by helping serve lunch in the cafeteria or assisting with ticket sales before and on the day of the luncheon.
Staff Appreciation Luncheon: Coordinate the fall luncheon for our teachers and staff on one of the November Teacher Work Days.
One time commitment (Winter)
BINGO/Family Night: Assist with communications, set-up, serve refreshments, and help run BINGO games.
Movie Night: Assist with communications, setup/cleanup, and food/refreshments.
Taste of Olde Creek: Celebrate the various cultures within our school community. Assist with communications, coordination of entertainment, activities, food, and set-up/clean-up.
One time commitment (Spring)
An Evening of Fine Arts: Help mat/mount art work, coordinate refreshments and set-up for this spring event that displays art pieces of every child throughout the school. The Strings Concert is also held in conjunction with this evening.
International Night: Celebrate the various cultures within our school community. Assist with communications, coordination of entertainment, activities, food, and setup/cleanup.
Teacher Appreciation Week Helpers: Work with the Chair to help coordinate annual teacher/staff luncheon and other expressions of appreciation for our teachers and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week.
Sock Hop: Help plan and execute our Annual OCES Sock Hop PTA fundraiser. Assist with communications, games, prizes, set-up/clean-up, and admission tickets.
School Supply Order: Coordinate the upcoming school year’s school supply order. Serve as the liaison between the PTA/school and the external school supply vendor.
Picture Day Helpers: Assist with student supervision and help ensure students look their best as they have their school and class pictures taken.
Box Tops 4 Education: Assist in the collecting, tallying and submitting of Box Tops which are turned in via students as part of a national school rewards program. Possibly run a classroom competition with an ice cream social or other reward for the winning classroom.
Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) – MEN ONLY: Serve as a positive male role model by volunteering one day during the school year. Volunteers will help with classroom activities, enjoy lunch with your child(ren), and help with arrival and dismissal.
Clinic Aid: Assist the school’s Clinic Aide during school hours. This job is coordinated by our school’s Clinic Aide and requires a one-time, three-hour orientation provided by FCPS.
Library Aid: Assist in the library during school hours or for special events such as Book Fairs. This schedule is to be determined by your availability and the Librarian’s needs. Weekly, monthly or twice a year is possible.
Weekly Folders: Assist in the front office by copying fliers and other communications to be sent home with students each week. Copies are made and distributed to teachers each Thursday. This is a weekly (or-bi-weekly if two or more people sign-up) commitment.
Bulletin Board: Help with decoration of OCES lobby bulletin board throughout the year to highlight various themes and upcoming events.
Clerical (front office) Aid: Assist the front office staff during school hours as needed.
Reading Buddies: Spend time reading with a student on a regular basis. The commitment is 15 minutes per day per reader, which can be shared with other volunteers. Buddies are also provided with guidance on to how to read with the student based on that student’s needs.
After-School Chess Club Coordinator and Assistant: Serve as the lead person or volunteer to help with setting up boards, snacks and general supervision.
School Sign: Display the messages (coordinated with our principal) on the school’s front sign.
Yearbook: Work with the Yearbook Coordinator by assisting with the student cover contest, layout and contents of the annual yearbook. When needed, serve as a liaison between the school and the external yearbook publisher.
Classroom Volunteer: Help with a variety of class projects and provide educational support, such as assisting the teacher with classroom activities, making posters and displays, working on signboards and bulletin boards, photo copying, etc. This is often a weekly commitment. In-classroom volunteers work with students are required to participate in a one-time, on-line training session provided by the PTA.
Family Dinner Nights: Work with local restaurants to coordinate monthly family dinner nights. This is a fundraising opportunity for the PTA in which a portion of all proceeds are returned to the PTA.