Parent Volunteers

The PS10 PTA is a community of parents who want to make the elementary school experience better for ALL of our students. The PTA consists of every single parent and guardian of current PS10 students …  that means YOU. 

We know volunteering can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Spend an hour helping out at an event, sign up for a task that can be done from home. Have more time? Join a committee and help shape one of our fun PTA sponsored events. Any amount of time donated will be appreciated and it’s a great way to become part of the awesome PS10 community.

We offer a variety of ways to be involved so you can choose whatever fits best in your schedule. Some tasks require only an hour of your time and some require a bigger time commitment. Find what works for you and join in!

We frequently post requests for volunteers through “Sign Ups” on Konstella and on our weekly Newsflash. Or, you can find an event or committee that interests you and join on Konstella. We also welcome you to contact us at pta@ps10.org or stop by the PTA Office (just inside the cafeteria) to find out what’s going on and where we currently need help.

Committees

Fundraising & Development Committee – Identifies fundraising needs and opportunities for raising money for the school’s programs and PTA. The committee writes and applies for grant applications and develops our fundraising campaigns.

Parent Action Committee – Keep parents abreast of actionable items within education legislation and policy.

Parent Engagement Committee – Help welcome the incoming class of students and parents by presenting them with tours, information on volunteering, and school support opportunities. Events include: Kindergarten Picnic and Parent Volunteer Mixers.

Community News – This committee gathers and reports on the news, events, and information for our school community on a weekly basis. Authors of the PTA newsletter.

Store and Merchandise Committee – Runs the PS10 PTA store, sells items throughout the school year. This committee also chooses the design for the year and manages the school store inventory.

Technology Committee – Made up of several smaller committees which integrate new and existing technologies within the school. Technology handles communications, media, audio-visual, and the PTA computer systems. If you understand technology, internet, audio or visual, we can use your help!

Extended Day Advisory Committee – This committee advises the Extended Day program on classes, programming, parent account management, billing, and resource management for the program.

Auction and Gala Committee – The Gala & Auction are some of our most important fundraising events of the year, featuring amazing adult-only evenings for our parent and neighborhood community to celebrate and enjoy delicious food, drink, and bid on and win some fantastic items and experiences. This committee starts preparing in July.

Cafe & Bake Sale Committee – During the year there are several opportunities to raise money through bake sales of donated food items.

Class Parents Committee – Class Parents serve as a liaison in the classrooms for parents and the classroom teacher. They coordinate to pass along information from school administration and the PTA.

Diversity Committee – Education and activity focus in the PS10 Community about the rich cultural diversity that exists in our school and neighborhoods. In addition, this committee oversees the annual International Potluck Dinner.

Flower Sale Committee – Flower sale where students can buy reasonably priced flowers and plants prior to Mother’s Day weekend.

Wellness Committee – Focuses on food, nutrition, and lifestyle. If you are interested in promoting healthy eating habits, nutrition, and exercise this is the committee for you.

Lice Out Committee – The PTA assists the administration in scheduling and raising funds to help keep lice out of classrooms.

Literacy Committee – Organizes the PTA Read-A-Thon fundraiser and Reading Under the Stars special events.

Recess Committee – Coordinates volunteers and recess coaches to help the school staff supervise the children on the playground and in the cafeteria at lunchtime and recess.

5th Grade Committee – The 5th Grade committee helps raise funds for 5th grade parties, graduation and trips and is led by 5th grade parents in coordination with the PS10 administration.

Grandparents & Mentors Day Committee – A wonderful day when grandparents and mentors are invited to come join the PS10 family for a special breakfast at school and visit to their grandchild’s classroom.

Harvest Day Committee – A fun, PTA-sponsored in-school event celebrating autumn featuring a band in the lunchroom and games in the playground. This event also coincides with a food drive for The Center for Family Life in Sunset Park.

PhotoDay Committee – Each October students have an individual portrait and class photo. Committee members help with readying the students for class photos, keeping the classes organized, and working with the Photography staff to facilitate the day.

Visiting Author Committee – Coordinates school visits by published authors who come to share their experiences and read from their books.