Welcome! As a parent of a PDS student, you are a member of the Parents’ Association. The Parents’ Association is a volunteer support group for the school and our strength lies in the support of our parents. There is no charge or membership fee to belong to the Parents’ Association.
There are many ways to “plug-in.” We host numerous events throughout the year – some are service functions and others are fund raisers for the school.
We hope that you will take this opportunity to familiarize yourself with our upcoming events, mark them on your calendar, and use the attached Volunteer Form to plug yourself in. Rest assured, a committee member will contact you for your help as the event date approaches.
Parents' Association Events and Volunteer Opportunities
Book Fair: September 24-27 (Contact: Karen Klemis)
Get ready for a fun-filled week for parents and children. You are encouraged to visit the Book Fair in the PDS Library with your child during his scheduled class time. Volunteers are needed to help in planning all aspects of the Book Fair.
Crusaders Care: (Contact: Angie Street)
Established to help PDS families in a time of need providing meals and support to families going through a difficult time due to accident, illness or injury. For more information, contact Angie Street.
Gift Wrap Sale: September and November (Contact: Anne Sanford French)
One of the ways we raise money towards improving our school is through Sally Foster Gift Wrap sales. Volunteers are needed to help with the distribution of materials and gift wrap.
Spring Luncheon: (Contact: Courtney Smith)
Moms will certainly enjoy themselves at this luncheon in the spring. Volunteers are needed to assist in all planning details.
AR Auction: April 23 (Contact: Suzanne Sampietro)
This fun event is for boys in grades 2-6. The reading points they have accumulated during the school year (through the Accelerated Reader program) are redeemed towards special prizes in the AR Auction and the AR Store. Volunteers are needed to assist the librarians and reading specialists with the auction and store items.
Sixth Grade Graduation Banquet: May 23 (Contact: Stephanie Wilson)
The Parents’ Association assists the school in planning a night to remember for the sixth grade boys and their parents. Volunteers (5th grade moms) are needed to assist with all details.
Father/Son Event: February 26 (Contact: Marcy Maiden)
This is a special night for 3rd-6th grade boys and their fathers. Plans for this evening include dinner and a guest speaker. Volunteers are needed to help in all aspects of this event.
Faculty Appreciation: (Contact: Katy Patteson) This is a great way to show our faculty how much they are appreciated. Volunteers are needed to help coordinate monthly lunches, birthday celebrations and treats especially for the PDS faculty. (Events are held throughout the school year.)
Hospitality: (Contact: Ashley Robinson)
This is a fun committee to be a part of because you can see first hand the many ways the Parents’ Association helps the school. Volunteers are needed to bring food, arrange flowers and help with table decorations for school events such as Carpool Coffees, Teachers’ Sneak Peek party during Book Fair, Spring Luncheon, and other fun events throughout the school year.
Berclair Elementary School Partnership: (Contact: May Weiss) This unique partnership provides resources to a school in need while both parties learn and grow together. Volunteers will assist in gathering, sorting and transporting books and supplies to Berclair School as well as assisting in other partnership activities.
Early Childhood Connections: (Contact: Caroline Billups)
Throughout the school year, the Early Childhood division has social and educational events to benefit the development of our children. Volunteers are needed to help coordinate parent parties, parent workshops and special projects for the Early Childhood level.
Incentives: (Contact: Anne Sanford French)
Volunteers are needed to help count and sort Box Tops each month.
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