Volunteer Opportunities

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SWEPTA like most PTA’s is based on Volunteer support!  If we can get many parents to volunteer for even just one event each we would have a ton of support.  The following is from our Volunteer page, currently we are in need of Jog-A-Thon Volunteers for Monday 10/13/2014.

Volunteer Opportunities


SWEPTA is planning a lot of exciting events and activities. If you have some time to share and would like some more information, please CONTACT US.  Thank you for taking the time to volunteer at our schools.  Your time and effort are truly appreciated!  We love our volunteers!

Jog-a-thon – This is SWEPTA’s one and only major fundraiser for the year and happens in September/October.  The proceeds go to fund all SWEPTA’s programs and activities for the school year.

Bingo – This is one of SWEPTA’s most exciting events of the year and happens between January – March. We need  event organizers, prize solicitors and volunteers for the event.

Family Activities – These are evening events held through out the year organized to promote family interaction. Events may be dances, movie nights, sports theme activities, ice cream socials and other special programs. Volunteers needed to plan and organize events.

Science Day – This is a One day event in the middle of the School Year. Volunteers are needed to be presenters and also host the events, bringing lunch for presenters or assisting at presentations.

Hospitality – This committee is responsible for all the goodies provided at various functions through out the year. If you like to bake this is the committee for you!

Legislative – If you are interested in politics and how they affect our educational system here is an opportunity to learn what role the PTA has in the decision making process locally, statewide and nationally.

Art Docent – You don’t need to be an artist, just have an appreciation of the importance of art for our students.  The curriculum is provided for all art docent volunteers.  You visit the classroom once or twice a month to show and talk about a famous artist and their work.  Then the students create an artwork based on the technique of the artist presented.  Later in the year, there a need for volunteers with Festival of the Arts, a community art show for the students to show their work created in this program throughout the year.

Staff Appreciation – Each May SWEPTA thanks the teachers and staff of the Elementary School and Bus Barn with a week of fun events. Join us in decorating the classroom doors, providing lunch goodies, or even washing their cars.


PTA Membership

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Keep an eye out, PTA membership registration is in a Take Home Tuesday folder heading your way! You can sign up for a membership and then determine your level of participation based on your interest. Upcoming opportunities include  volunteering at the upcoming Jog-a-thon, attending the next meeting on October 14th at 6:30 in the PTA room and helping to plan a Family Fun Night. However, just joining the PTA does a lot to show support for our school, helps to build a sense of community and it provide kids with opportunities. Let’s get those membership forms turned in, go Orcas!

The form didn’t make it home?  That’s okay!  You can download and print off the form HERE.  Just fill it out and send it to school with a check attached.

Cailyn – SWEPTA Membership


Hero’s Mission: Jog-A-Thon

Are you ready to accept this year’s mission to raise money for your school while earning the chance at amazing prizes? Our goal this year is for each class to raise $600, if everyone collects $30 we shall meet this goal. The Jog-A-Thon has …been a fundraiser for SW grades K-5 for over 20 years. This is SWEPTA’s largest and primary fundraiser for the year.
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·         September 30th through October 13th Get Pledges With the help of a parent, students ask friends, family & neighbors to make a pledge. They can pledge a flat donation or a donation per lap. Pledge form to use is attached.

·         October 13th Jog-A-Thon Day Bring your Jog-A-Thon pledge form to school and turn into your teacher. Wear good running shoes and be ready to run, jog, walk and have a blast! During lunch recess students will complete as many 1/8 mile laps as they can. Parent volunteers will tally their laps and fill out the remainder of their sheet, attach an envelope to their pledge sheet and send it back home on 10/14.

·         October 14th through October 22nd Go Collect those Pledges With the help of parents. Students collect all remaining pledges/donations and return them to their teacher in a sealed envelope with their pledge form to qualify for raffle entries and classroom prizes. Remember you help win a pizza party for your class or an awesome prize for yourself!