Committees & Volunteer Opportunities

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Field Day - Held in June. Assist Administration by organizing volunteers to help with water stations throughout the day. Visit tents throughout the day to make sure everything is running smoothly.

Hospitality - Help plan and organize 2 breakfast/brunch or lunches for teachers and faculty.Typically held in August and May. Holiday Gifts - Purchase gift cards for Secretaries in the main office and either cookie trays or pizza & soda for Custodial Staff. Create a Sign-Up Genius to obtain food donations & volunteers to help with set-up and clean-up. Purchase any items that are not donated. Leftovers are saved for teachers to eat throughout the day.

Sunshine Committee - Events held year round. Work with Student Council and the Unity Team delivering messages of cheer or encouragement via locker notes or other methods. Work with Administration to deliver unexpected "sunshine" throughout the school year. If volunteers are needed a signup genius can be created.

Family Fun Night - November/December - Organize a Family Night that would include the Book Fair, Raffle Baskets and a family event (Spaghetti Night, Pancake Breakfast, Bingo, etc.). Subcommittees would be formed and a sign up created to assist the chairperson.

Walk-a-thon - Held in October. Coordinate parent helpers via Sign-Up Genius to hand out water during the walk-a-thon. Help with prizes the following week.

Evening Socials - Coordinate with Student Council as they run these events. Obtain food and volunteers to help with the event. Run food station.

Art Night - Schedule and book an Art/Craft Night held in February. Work with current vendor on set up and organizing the event. Create sign up genius for volunteers if needed. This can be done from home.


6th Grade Picnic - Held in the evening during the first week of school. Coordinate with administration on number of 6th grade students Purchase supplies needed. Create a Sign-Up Genius to obtain volunteers to help run the event.

8th Grade Happening - Held in June. Help plan, organize activities, prepare the Sign-Up Genius to obtain food donations and volunteers to help run the event. Decide on a theme and create subcommittes to help with the event; tickets, food, decorations etc.


Getting involved is a great way to show your kids that you take an interest in their education and consider school a worthwhile cause. It's also a great way to better know the teachers and staff at our school. The PTO needs volunteers during the school year to handle specific tasks or assist with events. Some tasks can even be done at home. You can check our Sign-Up Genius to see ongoing volunteer opportunities that would fit your schedule. Please help support Pennwood by volunteering for the PTO.

Our continued success depends on you!

Donations Coordinator - Will be the liaison between businesses and committee heads seeking donations. Keeps records of who donates what items so donation requests aren't focused on the same businesses. Records kept so proper appreciation can be extended for the donations.


Scholastic Book Fair - Held in the Fall. Coordinate with Scholastic on delivery and pickup from Pennwood. Obtain volunteers to work in shifts & help with setup, sales and break down.

Spring Fundraiser - Plan and organize the Spring Fundraiser. Takes place in April or May. Vendor has not been decided for 2018/2019 so any suggestions you have are welcomed. This can be done from home.

Spirit Wear - Help kick off the school year with our school pride sale. Secure vendor and manage order procedures and delivery of items. If needed, recruit volunteers. This can be done from home.

Box Tops - Collect box tops from the PTO mailbox and submit them to earn funds for PW. Work with the PTO to run contests throughout the year to help boost box tops submissions. This can be done from home.

McCaffrey's/ShopRite - Collect receipts every other month. Add up the receipts. Place the receipts and completed form in an envelope and bring it to McCaffrey's Customer Service Desk. This can be done from home.

Special Events/Dinner Night Coordinator - Set up a "Snack Bar" in the Student Dining Room following Pennwood events (Band & Choral concerts, Play, etc.) Coordinate bi-monthly dinners at restaurants (Chick fil A, Chili's, etc). This can be done from home.

Magazine Drive - Work with Administrator on coordinating sale kickoff and collection dates. Secures volunteers to help with tallying orders and money. Distributes prizes to students. Event typically runs in October. Funds benefit the Pennwood Student Activities Account.