JCE PTO Committees
There are a great many volunteer opportunities available at JCE. If you have time and/or talent to give, we have a spot for you to shine! All of the committees listed below would benefit from additional volunteers – many hands make for light work. Volunteer hours are also used to meet benchmarks for 5 Star School status.
Are you a working parent? Do you have a newborn or preschooler? We have opportunities that fit into your schedule as well! Baking Buddies and Cutting Club might be exactly what you’re looking for this year.
**Please note – To volunteer in the St. Johns County School District, you must complete the KeepnTrack application form. This is for the safety of all our children. If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Volunteer Coordination, KD Bender at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AR (Accelerated Reader) Store: Manage and stock the AR store for students participating in the AR program. Schedule classes to shop at the store, and volunteers to staff the store during one week in May.
Art Show: Assist Mrs. McAnarney with JCE’s yearly art show. Organize receipt of ice cream and supplies. Assure all student art is mounted and correctly displayed.
ASAP Tutoring Program: Commit to weekly hours with a classroom teacher. Work with students in various academic areas.
Back to School Bingo: Organize our community-building Back-to-School Bingo and Pizza night. Secure volunteers and prizes.
Baking Buddies: Bake or purchase treats and beverages for various functions throughout the year (Tissues and Tea, Teacher Appreciation, occasional meetings.)
Bulletin Boards and Signs: Assist the PTO in utilizing our bulletin boards to effectively advertise our needs and events. Assist in making signs to advertise events and programs.
Business Partner Program: Contact Jill Benavides at email@example.com for more information. Work with local businesses to form partnerships for the benefit of our school and the community at-large. Seek business partners, assist with district paperwork and the completion of the 5 Star School application. Develop and distribute business partner newsletter.
Cutting Club: Contact Mrs. McAnarney at firstname.lastname@example.org . Cut and/or mount items for art classes. Under many circumstances, materials may be taken home.
Family Fun Day: Coordinate publicity, ticket sales, sponsorships, baskets, volunteers and set up before our annual Family Fun Day. Many volunteers are needed day-of to make this event a success. Jobs range from bounce house patrol, to grilling hamburgers and hotdogs, to directing traffic. Please consider getting involved in this awesome JCE event!
Fifth Grade Celebration: Coordinate theme, food, games and activities for our annual year-end celebration for graduating fifth graders. Volunteers are also needed at the event.
Gator Bowl Tickets: Coordinate presale of tickets for the annual Gator Bowl game. Promote program, collect orders and distribute patches.
Holiday Shop: Order items, set up shop, coordinate scheduling and volunteers for our annual holiday shop for students. Many volunteers needed to staff the shop.
Membership Drive: Organize and promote the membership drive. Collect PTO membership dues from parents and staff.
Multicultural Event: Assist administration and staff with the annual multicultural event. Obtain necessary supplies for food tasting portion of the event.
Service and Outreach: Organize JCE PTO philanthropic efforts. Coordinate annual St. Augustine Boys Home project. Additional campaigns are desired.
Teacher Appreciation: Organize events and activities to show teacher and staff appreciation throughout the year.
Tissues and Tea: Organize annual Tissues and Tea breakfast for parents of Kindergartners and students new to JCE. Utilize baking buddies for treats. Set up and take down for the event – which takes place the first Friday of school. Schedule administrators and PTO officers to speak.
Please contact a member of the PTO Executive Board if you would like more information or would like to volunteer. We would be happy to put you in touch with the committee chair. If you would like to share an idea that you don’t see listed, please let us know…new ideas and events are fun ways to change things up!
JCE PTO Executive Board