The Herndon Elementary PTA is made up of volunteers who are willing to contribute some of their time to plan and support the events and programs at the school. We are so grateful to the individuals who donate their time and energy to make these possible! Aren’t sure you want to take it on yourself? Volunteer with a friend! The more, the merrier!
We are always looking for new volunteers to get involved with our events, so please look at the list below and contact Jenny Kimsey, VP of Volunteers, at [email protected] if you would like to help!
These are just some of the ways that you can get involved with the PTA right now.
In order for a club to be offered through the PTA, it must have a PTA member volunteer willing to coordinate and receive PTA Board approval. If there is a club that you want to see for your child, please consider volunteering to make it happen! Volunteers who offer to run a PTA-sponsored club receive one free student registration per session of that club. Duties are basic and include: copy and send flyers home once a month with PTA mailing, pick up payments from the office and fill out deposit form and leave for the PTA Treasurer, and email all parents a registration acknowledgement and any relevant class information about changes to the schedule, such as closings.
School of Excellence Committee
The PTA has enrolled in the National PTA School of Excellence program. National PTA School of Excellence is a recognition program that supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students. If you would like to join our School of Excellence committee, please email Sara Murphy at [email protected] for more information. Our first meeting will be Thursday 10/22 at 8pm via zoom. You do NOT need to be a PTA member to join this committee.
Spanish-speaking Parents Committee
If you have any ideas on how to ensure participation and involvement from all our families at HES, consider joining this committee that specifically addresses concerns and needs from the Spanish-speaking community. Email Jenny at [email protected].
Silent Auction Committee for our event in the Spring. We will need help with event planning, set up and clean up that evening, calling area businesses for donations, and general administrative tasks. Email Jenny at [email protected] for more info.
Thank you to everyone who volunteers their time and energy to make HES awesome!
Bee The Hive Flyer Fundraiser Coordinator: Candice Spaulding
This “no-fuss” fundraiser is an easy one for someone to manage. It consists of making flyers and getting them ready for Thursday folders during the month of October, as well as tracking donations and sending emails/thank you cards.
Book Fair Coordinator: Lynn Murphy
Organizes the virtual R.E.A.D. Book Fair in the Fall and Spring. Coordinates team of volunteers. Responsibilities include coordinating with Scholastic, recruiting and managing volunteers and maintaining cash registers and depositing all monies received.
Boosterthon Coordinator: Tara Reddy
This obstacle-course run was originally scheduled to take place on the school grounds in February 2021, but they are providing a virtual event due to the current COVID situation. This is a great opportunity to help with a school event that gets our students and community excited about health and fitness!
BoxTops Coordinator: Jill Breeden
BoxTops bring a little bit of money, but they really add up! We need someone (or someones) to coordinate the collection and submission of BoxTops. This can be done by class or grade, or school-wide. It’s up to you!
School Supplies Coordinator: Jenny Kimsey
Do you love the convenience of being able to order your students’ school supplies? We need someone who is willing to make that happen! A lot of the background/prep work has already been done for this; we just someone willing to take it on. If you have appreciated this service in the past, please consider volunteering!
Sixth Grade Celebration: Janice Young-Peele
Coordinate the planning and preparation for the graduating sixth graders each spring. Coordinate fundraisers throughout the year.
Spiritwear Coordinator: Rose Dela Cruz
Work with Custom Sportswear to finalize Spiritwear designs. Distribute and collect flyers and order forms. Coordinate distribution of Spiritwear items after delivery.
Spirit Night Coordinator: Tara Reddy
Work with local restaurants to sponsor a “Herndon Elementary Night.” As an exchange to promote the event, Herndon Elementary will receive a portion of the proceeds for that evening. These events are usually held once a month and most of the work is done from home.
Spooky Bingo Coordinators: Possibly needed for Virtual Event
Organizes our Halloween-themed Bingo night, which is always a popular event. Coordinates community donations and team of volunteers to help run the event at the end of October.
Teacher Appreciation Committee Chair: Sarah Boyle
Advise the Board on teacher needs and preferences for various events throughout the year, including Welcome Back to School Luncheon, Holiday Cookie Buffet, Teacher Appreciation Week, and other programs that support teachers such as Teacher Grants for school supplies. Attends Board meetings when necessary.
Teacher Liaisons: Ashley Tingler and Lydia Montero
An HES teacher or staff member that serves as a go-between for the staff and the PTA, with duties that include creating surveys for teacher feedback and reporting the results to the Board.
Title I Parent Advisory Committee (TPAC) Member: Sara Murphy
Represent Herndon ES on the committee that analyzes and discusses parental engagement at Title I schools. TPAC meets a few times a year at different locations. More details can be found here. Contact Sara Murphy if interested at [email protected]