Volunteer opportunities

      The Marshall Road PTA relies on its parent and family volunteers to keep the many wonderful programs available to our students each year. Please review the following programs that are in need of a chair, co-chair, or help in general for the school year 2018-19.

 Please contact Anna Moore (president@marshallroadpta.org) if you are interested in filling any position or just want more information on positions or how you can get involved!


eNews Team: Currently Missy Dixon creates the weekly eNews. We are looking for a team of two or three eNews Editors to fulfill this important role. For this volunteer position, you need a computer. It also helps to be creative or detailed oriented since you are responsible for writing the content and creating the layout each week. PTA President Anna Moore acts as chief editor for content. If interested or just looking for more information, please contact Missy or Anna at eNews@marshallroadpta.org.

Room Parent Coordinator: Room Parents are the link between the PTA and the school to keep Marshall Road strong. The Coordinator oversees the Room Parent Network, assisting the Room Parents by providing information about the school and upcoming events, planning, and general support.

Runathon: Our annual Runathon is our most important fundraiser of the year! Every student has the opportunity to participate and raise money for the school. This fundraiser supports the school and the PTA. The event takes place in early November. A team of people are needed for planning the event.

Spirit Wear: You’ve got spirit! Yes you do! The PTA runs two Spirit Wear campaigns during the year, selling t-shirts and sweatshirts. Let’s show our love of Marshall Road all over town.

Art Smart: Bring an artist into the classroom and enrich student learning. The coordinator for Art Smart works in conjunction with parent volunteers to bring four projects a year into classrooms. Volunteers research an artist and come up with a project for the students to create.

Junior Great Books: JGB uses children’s stories and folktales from all over the world to help our children think for themselves. Through interpretive reading and discussion, the students are able to develop their ideas about the story and share those ideas with others. The chair organizes the program across grades, soliciting parent volunteers to lead small group discussions.

Fall and Spring Family Fun Nights: Love to throw parties and events? Let your imagination go wild. We are always looking for new ideas for these nighttime events that are loved by the students, staff, and parents.

Staff Appreciation Chair: Love Pinterest and coming up with clever and special ways to show appreciation? This is a great year-long position that plans gifts for our bus drivers, kitchen and custodial staff, and our office and administration professionals. It’s a great opportunity to get a group together to complete projects and gifts for our staff.

Teacher Appreciation Chair: Honor our fantastic teachers with a week full of activities. This week is usually in early May and is planned and accomplished with the support of the school administration. Activities generally include a breakfast, a buffet lunch, special mailbox messages, daily raffles for teachers, all around a fun theme.

Fitness & Wellness: The Indoor Recess Boxes get our kids through those rainy days!  Keep boxes stocked and in good condition.  Help promote Recess Roadrunners, an initiative (and competition!) to promote movement during recess.  Support other health and wellness programs as necessary.

Garden Committee: Do you love to garden or don’t mind getting a little dirty? The Marshall Road outdoor garden and grounds needs ongoing love and care. Team members always needed to provide general garden maintenance during the year (including summer if possible).


Staff Appreciation Committee:  Assist with some or all of the events that involve acknowledging and thanking our wonderful teachers, administration, and staff.

Runathon:  Help needed for this November fundraiser. This is a very large and important event, so we need as much help as possible!

School Library: Volunteers needed to help re-shelve books. The greatest need is in the mornings, especially Mondays. 

Junior Great Books:  Volunteers needed to assist small groups of students as they read and interpret stories during school hours.

Book Fair:  Parents needed to set up, assist students, run registers, and pack up.  Sign-up links will be available as we approach each semester’s Book Fair.

Fitness Warriors, Running with the Stars, Pix & Stix, and the School Play:  Parents needed to help facilitate these programs in the morning. The more, the merrier!