The mission of New Eagle PTO is to enhance the educational and social experience of the students and families of New Eagle Elementary School. We achieve this by coordinating, and contributing both money and manpower to, a variety of events, programs, field trips, clubs, and more. New Eagle PTO is an all-volunteer organization and we simply cannot continue our mission without volunteers. We need YOU!
EVERYONE is welcome to help us! The PTO is VERY grateful for every parent who steps up and offers to help us by giving their time to help our cause and strive to make every parent volunteer feel welcome and appreciated! We are not the “clique” parent-teacher organization that movies are made of — we are all just a bunch of parents who love our kids and our school and want to help make New Eagle a great place for all!
There are many volunteer opportunities available, regardless of the amount of time or experience you have to offer. To express your interest in any volunteer role at New Eagle PTO, please read the descriptions below, then submit our PTO Volunteer Interest Form. Please note that there are many other volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Watch our news section and email blasts for other opportunities as they become available!
The following is an overview of the types of positions offered throughout the year as openings are available. CURRENT positions open appear in the next section.
- Board Positions: PTO officers are elected and serve for 1 year terms. Open positions are generally posted near the end of the school year for the following year.
- Committee Chair Positions: Committee Chair positions are appointed and serve for the duration of the event they are chairing. The amount of time and scope of responsibility varies based on the position – see position descriptions below for more information.
- Committee Volunteer Positions & Event Volunteers: The events that the committee chairs lead almost always need volunteers – and sometimes, MANY volunteers. These are great for those who cannot commit to full-year positions and/or who have interest in certain events. These volunteer openings are announced throughout the year as committee chairs begin planning of their events. We recommend you regularly read the News on our website and announcements in email blasts throughout the year as we will post announcements of upcoming events and calls for volunteers. If there is a committee or event you are particularly interested in, feel free to fill out our Volunteer Interest form and use the Other Information section to let us know what you’re interested in.
Open Positions for 2019-2020
The following is the list of positions we are hoping to fill immediately. Once you have read the descriptions, please submit a Volunteer Interest Form to let us know what you would like to be considered for! We will be collecting submissions for open 2019-2020 positions through Thursday, June 13. Please don’t be shy – come join us in the fun! If multiple people express interest in specific positions, we will fill the role through a PTO Board election process.
Open Board Positions:
Executive Vice President: This person helps and assists the PTO President. He/she will run the Golden Apple Grant’s, work on PTO gift to school and will become next year’s PTO President.
CO-VP of Fundraising: This CO-VP will support and oversee fundraising activities and committees such as: Book Fair, Trunk or Treat, Pizza Bingo, Spirit Wear sales, the Parent Social auction and party, the School Store and New Eagle Nights Out. This position works in conjunction with another Fundraising Board member to meet the fundraising goals throughout the school year.
Character Building Committee Chair: This committee assists and supports the programs and initiatives of the NEES guidance department, principal, and District, including pep rallies, classroom activities and parent workshops and training.
Diversity Committee Chair: This volunteer represents the New Eagle PTO at the monthly T/E Diversity Committee meetings. Information learned is shared with the PTO. The diversity committee meets once a month about six times during the school year.
Arch Representative: This volunteer will attend district ARCH (Area Residence Caring and Helping) meetings and report related information to the PTO. ARCH is a local organization that provides opportunities to be educated about alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues that affect the youth in our community.
Book Fair Co-Chairs: (2 people needed) The chairs at this event are responsible for working with the vendor and running a weeklong fall book fair. Volunteers are scheduled to set up, staff and disassemble the book fairs. Committee chairs spend a significant amount of time organizing the book fair.
BUILD Representative: The BUILD (Better Understanding for Individuals with Learning Differences) Representative review mailing from the district-wide BUILD committee and places information and committee activity reports in the school newsletter.
FLITE Representative: This volunteer is the liaison between the PTO and FLITE (Foundation for Learning in Tredyffrin/Easttown). The primary role of this representative is to act as the contact for the organization to ensure certain information is included in the PTO blast or newsletter.
New Eagle Night Out Committee Chair: This committee organizes a New Eagle Night Out approximately four times per year. Local restaurants and businesses will designate a day or night where a percentage of all purchases from New Eagle families will go to the PTO. Examples include Bertucci’s, Mod Pizza, and Chipotle.
Parent Social Co-Chairs: (2 people needed) This committee is responsible for planning and running the social for the New Eagle parent community. The social takes place in mid-late February. Committee members help organize the event.
Beautification Committee Chair: This committee is responsible for helping to maintain and improve the appearance at New Eagle both inside and outside the school building. Committee members plant the flowerbeds around the school grounds and keep an eye on the plantings year-round.
First Grade Publishing Center: This committee organizes parent volunteers to assemble manuscripts written by the first grade students into bound books. This activity takes place each spring.
K/New Parent Mixer Chair: Organize and invite K/New parents to a mixer at a local restaurant to meet other new families to New Eagle.
Staff & Teacher Recognition Events Committee Co-Chairs: (2 people needed) The chairs of this committee organize volunteers to bring food, set-up and clean-up from the winter breakfast and end-of-the-year luncheon honoring New Eagle teachers and staff. This committee also plans the Teacher/Staff appreciation week that takes place in May each year.
Spring Fair Co-Chairs: (2 people needed) Chairs coordinate, organize and run the school spring fair, which includes making arrangements with a carnival games suppliers, food vendors, and other merchants. Responsibilities are structured to be split up among multiple co-chairs, by following a pre-established template.
To express your interest in helping with any of these positions, please complete the Volunteer Interest form.
Important Volunteer Information
All volunteers must have their clearances up to date and on file. Please see the Volunteer Requirements & Clearances page for complete information.
For more information on our Volunteer Guidelines and Policies:
To see a list of current officers and committee chairs, visit the PTO Leadership page.