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Tuesday, January 15, 2019 9:15 AM

Get Involved at Burroughs! 


Burroughs welcomes all volunteers throughout the school year to help with every aspect of engagement and enrichment. There are always many openings that can fit your schedule, whether you can volunteer during the day, evening, or weekend. Our current opportunities include Read-a-Thon committees (see below for details!), a fourth-grade parent to coordinate the Fifth-Grade Advancement Celebration, 2019-20 PTA Officers (see below for details!), media center assistance, and the lunchroom! Visit SignUpGenius for a full list of current volunteer opportunities or email Jennie Hartman, Volunteer Coordinator, with questions or to find the right volunteer opportunity for your time and talents.
Read-A-Thon Volunteer Needs:


February is Read-a-Thon month, the PTA's largest fundraiser! The Read-a-Thon kicks off with an Opening Ceremony where the annual book theme is revealed. Students collect pledges based on how many minutes they will read during the month. At the end of the month, the school celebrates with a special skit, student prizes, and classroom parties. The Read-a-Thon committee is seeking many volunteers--invite a friend to join you--to help bring this beloved tradition to life! Please reach out to Jennie Hartman, Volunteer Coordinator or Jen Thorp, Read-a-Thon Chair, with interest or questions.


Packet Assembly: Coordinate packets that go home to students. January 29, day or evening opportunity, 1 hour, for 6-8 volunteers.


Packet delivery: One volunteer per grade to deliver packet bundles to classrooms and answer student questions about Read-a-Thon directly after the opening ceremony on January 30.  

Poster assembly: Help cut out and assemble posters for hallway artwork. Evening or weekend opportunity, 3-4 hour overall commitment, for at least one volunteer.   

Guest reader greeters: Meet special community readers in the office. Provide them with water bottle, books, and escort them to their first classroom. Schedule TBD. Daytime opportunity for at least one volunteer.

Tally Night: March 8 (date subject to change) Work as a group to tally Read-a-Thon forms in the Media Center. Evening opportunity for 10-15 volunteers.

Prize night: March 18 or 19, prize bag packing and labeling. Evening opportunity for 10-15 volunteers.


2020 Co-Chair: Our 2019/20 Read-a-Thon Chair is seeking a co-chair in 2020 who will Chair the program in 2021.
Seeking Burroughs PTA Officers for 2019-20 School Year


Help support the Burroughs PTA mission by serving as an Officer of the PTA:
  • Promote family involvement in the education of Burroughs students
  • Support school goals through projects and fundraising
  • Build and support a strong Burroughs community of students, parents, families, teachers, and administrators.
The PTA meets five times per year where we vote on budgets and other financial decisions and discuss academics and extracurricular activities. There are four open officer positions for the 2019-20 school year: Vice President, Co-Treasurer, Secretary, and Volunteer Coordinator. We welcome all interested applicants. Join us at a meeting to see if one of these engaging and rewarding volunteer positions is a good fit for you! Please contact us atburroughspta@gmail.com to learn more about officer positions.