Thank you for considering volunteering at Fairmount Park Elementary.
Our school soars when all of us participate in the ways that we’re able.

How to help?  Learn about the biggest volunteer  needs below and through occasional requests in the Falcon Flyer. Sign up for volunteer opportunities here.

Annual Auction

Our biggest fundraiser of the year requires all hands on deck. Parents:

  • procure or offer items for the auction
  • be the photographer or the DJ
  • set up and take down decorations
  • donate bottles of wine
  • sell tickets
  • dress up and party
  • … all of the above.

Grab a friend and sign up for something, because many hands make light work!

With the funds raised, the PTA pays for enrichment scholarships, parent-education events, weekly groceries for families in need, and all the things that make Fairmount Park Elementary a caring community.

Falcon Fest

Kids LOVE our fall celebration. They get to:

  • bowl with pumpkins
  • dig for treasure with bare toes in a big bin of corn kernels
  • hook candy surprises with fishing rods
  • toss beanbags
  • show off the school to their parents and be silly with their teachers
  • run around the school after hours with their friends.

Parents and teachers volunteer to staff the games, bring in the food trucks, find fall decorations, and generally make it all happen for the kids. Join the Falcon Fest planning committee or email spirit@fairmountparkpta.org with questions!

Spirit Committee

Who plans Falcon Fest, helps our art teacher put on her famous Art Walk and Maker Fair, plans Parents’ Nights Out, gets everyone showing up in Falcon gear, and otherwise makes school a fun (even more fun) place to be? 

Hopefully, you! 

Email spirit@fairmountparkpta.org to help!

Cohort Leads and Classroom Parents

Classroom Parents

Talk to your child’s teacher if you’d like to be a classroom parent (or otherwise volunteer in the classroom). You’ll get to:

  • work with teacher(s) and parents/guardians, as a parent contact and liaison, to build stronger family-school partnerships for a classroom or grade level
  • encourage easy, two-way communication between teacher(s) and parents on what’s happening in the classroom to support student success
  • collaborate with the teacher(s) to identify how parents can assist with classroom activities
  • recruit parent volunteers and delegate volunteer assignments for your child’s classroom
  • help promote PTA goals, membership and activities

Cohort Leads

Each grade level has one classroom parent who agrees to be the Cohort Lead as well, to help coordinate activities (like after-school playdates) and across all classes in the same grade level.

Email volunteer@fairmountparkpta.org or sign up here to help!

Volunteer Paperwork

Will you be volunteering in the classroom
or as a field trip chaperone?
You’ll need to fill out some paperwork first.
It’s easy to do online at the
SPS Volunteer page.