Thank you School Picture Day Volunteers!

#Wearefamily #volunteerlove SHOUT OUTS to:

Ejung Kwon, Eriko De Gracias, Yuka Lovell-Smith, Yuko Sakatoku, Ozge Kabakci, Aurora Chifu, Alena Iskanderova, Ayoung Kim, Asako Ishizaki, Larysa Boichenko, Dawn Liu, Elena Graushkina, and Najiba Ibrahimova
who volunteered helping LifeTouch during School Picture Days this past week, September 23 & 24! Thank You to you all for ensuring our children were safely taken/escorted to photo stations.

Thank you Vision / Hearing Volunteers!

Thank you to Dawn, Julisa, Ayoung, Seonghui, Jinny, Elena, Kyuri and Eriko, who volunteered helping our School Nurse, Rhiza Jackson, this past Friday, September 20th, with our school's Annual Vision and Hearing Tests! It’s wonderful parent volunteers like you that make organizing and running our events possible.

We Need YOU!

Why volunteer? YOUR support is essential to our success! The PTA relies entirely on volunteers.

In a continuing effort to enhance our children’s learning experience, the PTA is looking for volunteers who are willing to share their time and experience. It’s important. It’s needed and it’s fun!

Together we make a difference!

Please Click here to view Volunteer Protocol & Volunteer Guides

Step 1: Get District Approval

Washington State Law requires that all volunteers who will have access to children, complete a background check.

Click here to get District Approval

Step 2: Select from volunteer list

Limited availability? Check events by season. Want to see all the events planned for 2019-2020, check yearlong events.

Are you interested in specifically helping out with your child's classroom? Check out room parents. & Volunteer Guides

Thank you Volunteers!

Thank you to all who volunteered at the Back to School event August 29th! It’s wonderful parent volunteers like you that make organizing and running our events possible.

We were able to add 42 families to the PTA which brings us to over 100 members!

Thank you so much for volunteering your time before, during and after the event.

Volunteer Position Descriptions

Questions about volunteer opportunities? Email: volunteer@wilburtonpta.org

Programs marked with ??? will have to be approved by the membership during September PTA meeting. Please signup if you are interested to make them happen. [TBD - To Be Determined]


Math Adventure Committee [OCT] Plan, promote, recruit volunteers (work with Volunteer coordinator) and Host the Math Adventure Night. One-time event.

??? Art Reflections Team [SEPT - NOV] Reflections is an Art contest held September-November available to ALL students who wish to participate. Coordinators training provided. Communicate theme, categories, deadlines and coordinate student submissions to PTSA Council. One-time event.


Gift and Craft Shop Committee [NOV]Gift and Craft Shop planning team. First fundraiser of the year. Team managed by Committee Chair. Plan, promote, recruit volunteers and Host Gift and Craft Shop for local business owners and community outreach. One-time event.


Walk/Bike to School Coordinator [OCT] Wednesday, October 2nd (7:30am-8:15am). Coordinate and publicize this annual event to promote walking/biking to school and volunteers on the day of.

Book Fair Team [NOV 12-15] Join the team and help organize the Book Fair and Family Reading Night in collaboration with Librarian.

???Book Swap [TBD] Help plan, promote and recruit volunteers to coordinate book swap with school librarian.

Room Parents Possibly weekly commitment based on respective Teacher's needs to help with various teaching preparation tasks such as cutting, copying and general “busywork” and offer general support to classroom teachers and staff.

Library Our Librarian, Elizabeth Roberts, needs your help during the school day to keep the library the amazing resource that it is! Volunteer role: reshelving books, assisting students with research or finding books. Any amount of time is helpful.


??? Share Your Culture Committee [End of Nov] Bring your culture to our community school-wide; efforts leading up to our Festival of Culture. One-time event.

Festival of Culture [DEC 6] Along with Chair, plan a community event designed to showcase and celebrate the many cultures/countries represented within our school community. Promote and recruit volunteers. One-time event.

??? Family Fitness Night [TBD] Plan, promote, recruit volunteers and host a night to expose students and families to inexpensive, fun and easy physical activities that can be enjoyed together at home, as well as help families connect to fitness resources in the community.

??? Family Game Night [TBD] Plan, promote, recruit volunteers and host Family game nights to promote interaction between kids and their parents, as well as to provide parents with an opportunity to meet the parents of their children's classmates.

Book Fair This is an opportunity for families to purchase new books while helping the Wilburton library earn more books. Volunteer role: help organize the Book Fair events in November, set-up/take-down of displays, assist with cashiering in 1 hour shifts.

Dine to Donate Fundraising Dinners Join the Wilburton community in eating out and raising money for the school. Assist in the coordination of 1-2 “Dine to Donate” dinners at local area restaurants. Volunteer role: communicate information to school community via website, signs, marquee, Friday Folders etc.

Field Day Help set up the field day extravaganza in June. Our amazing PE Teachers need your assistance before school on the day of the event to get all of the equipment ready for the students to use. As well as after Field

???Spirit Week Spirit Week is a week-long event to celebrate Wilburton's school spirit. In collaboration with PTA and School Staff and the Wilburton Student Council, various activities are planned each day which include classroom contests, all school activities and special theme days. Volunteer role: assist with preparation of contests, all school activities, and other needs as determined by School Staff and PTA.


???Running Club Running Club runs from April – May and meets two mornings a week before school. Volunteer role: Facilitate at breakfast (help kiddos get food, be seated, clean up and get to class on time), record mileage during breakfast, take pictures during Running Club, or complete other miscellaneous tasks.


???Staff Appreciation Committee Making our teachers and staff feel special throughout the year! Help with grade-level luncheons and Appreciation Week in May.

???Conference Dinners During the week of conferences in October and February/March, volunteers provide the teachers and staff, who work all day and evening, with potluck dinners. This is a gratifying way to demonstrate your appreciation!

Staff and Teacher Appreciation Days Participate in a series of heartwarming events to thank the amazing Wilburton staff. Volunteers are needed to bring homemade goodies to staff/teacher luncheons in December, February, and May.


Hearing and Vision Screening Each child has their hearing and vision screened one day in September, so many volunteers are needed to make the day run quickly and smoothly. Volunteer role: Receive training and assist with testing students’ eyesight and hearing. Volunteers are needed for half-day or whole-day shifts.


School Directory The directory is a great resource for Wilburton parents and is distributed in September. Enter class lists and staff contact info, assist in proofreading before final print.

School Pictures Volunteers help by ushering students to the picture area, helping to fix hair and getting kids back to class. Help is needed for one day in September for student picture day and for class picture day in September 23 and 24.

???K-1 Ambassadors Attention current Kindergarten/future 1st grade families in ’19-’20! This program, which runs June 2019 – August 2019, welcomes incoming kindergarten families to Wilburton by connecting them with parents of soon to be 1st Graders. The “ambassadors” and new kindergarten families gather for Lemonade and snacks at the Kindergarten playground, the Sunday before school begins in September 2020. In addition to the Lemonade gathering, play dates are organized at DT Bellevue Playgroun throughout the summer for incoming kindergarten families.