Volunteer!

Are you looking for a way to get involved, meet new people, and support our school?  Consider one of the following opportunities:

Fall FestivalSaturday, October 15, 2016. This is a day full of carnival fun: Games! Crafts! and Food! The Festival is created and run by Forest View families. Although there are minimal charges for tickets, it is not a fundraiser. The goal of the Fall Festival is to have fun with our community. We’ll have several dozen ticketed games and activities and are looking for 80+ volunteers to help us run the Festival: Sell tickets! Run a game! Make crafts with the kids! No skills or special training required. Dedicate 1 1/2 hours of your time to a festival shift! Or work behind the scenes for set up or break down.

Share a shift with a friend! Have a good laugh! Connect with the Forest View community! Be part of the fun! SIGN UP HERE NOW!

Volunteers are ready to help in the library!

Volunteers are ready to help in the library!

Forest View Media Center. We need 3-5 weekly volunteers to help keep open circulation running for the students and staff in 2016-17. We lost several long serving volunteers due to cross country moves and full time job opportunities. If interested, please contact Kathleen Graves at kathleen.hill-graves@dpsnc.net or 560-3932.

Duke Concessions– Forest View staffs a concessions stand at all Duke home football and men’s basketball games. Our PTA receives a percentage of all sales from the stand. Last year we raised almost $15,000, all of which went directly to the PTA and classroom projects. Especially with budget cuts, these funds are crucially important to our teachers, and have a direct impact on our children’s  education. We need volunteers to help staff the stand for home games, and to train to be managers for next year.  With a strong volunteer base and managers-in-training, we can keep our stand next year—a significant source of funding for our school. Learn more here on our Duke Concessions page.

Grants Committee Work with a small group of PTA officers and teachers to identify and write school-wide grants. Our school has been awarded national and local grants for a range of programs, activities, and school improvements including our Kindergarten and Courtyard Gardens, art supplies and enrichment, field trips,  classroom technology, and our science lab. These grants enrich our school environment and programming, and we want to continue with our success!

Room Parent -Sign up to be a room parent and support your classroom teacher.  Look for the sign up sheet in your child’s classroom at Meet and Greet in August.  Want to learn more about what a room parent does?  Stop by the PTA table at Meet and Greet, or read about it here.

PTA Website- We need people to help gather Forest View stories, write blog posts about our community events throughout the year, and help with website design and editing.

If you are interested in these or other PTA committees, please contact Mara Deutsch marabd@nc.rr.com or email ptaforestviewelementary@gmail.com.

Looking for other ways to volunteer?  Check out these opportunities to share your time and talent with our school: http://www.forestview.dpsnc.net/volunteer.html 

NOTEIf you are interested in volunteering to work with students in our school, you must complete the online application with Durham Public Schools.

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