Volunteer

There are many ways to volunteer with the PTO, whether you would like to spearhead a project, spend an hour helping at the library or managing our social media from home. Please get in touch by taking our Volunteer Interest Survey. Thank you in advance for your participation and support!

We are actively seeking community members interested in volunteering in these roles. If you’re interested, please contact president@lawrenceschoolbrookline.org.

  • PTO Board roles: VP of Events and Secretary. Also would love expertise in marketing, social media and technology/website design.
  • Logowear Coordinator
  • Room Parent roles remain open in several classrooms

PTO POSITIONS

Most are school year-round, 2 year commitments.   In late spring the PTO will hold elections to fill open positions. Click here to Elect a PTO Member.

President

  • Oversees scheduling, planning and budgeting for PTO sponsored activities
  • Communicates regularly with Principal and Superintendent on behalf of PTO
  • Oversees PTO meetings and communication with PTO members

Vice President for Technology

  • Oversees PTO technology initiatives
  • Supervises PTOs social media and online presence

Vice President for Events

  • Liaison to event coordinators and room parent coordinators
  • Helps recruit volunteers to coordinate and volunteers
  • Trains event coordinators and others as needed

Vice President for Fundraising

  • Manages fundraising initiatives throughout the year, assisted by team of volunteers
  • Oversees marketing / communication to community regarding uses of PTO funds

Secretary

  • Responsible for organization’s filings
  • Oversees summer information packet that is mailed to all families
  • Oversees reporting of PTO meetings and all PTO correspondence

Treasurer

  • Maintains PTO Budget reports
  • Documents all financial transactions and maintains record of income and expenses.
  • Responsible for all deposits and petty cash distributions

Assistant Treasurer

  • Assists the Treasurer and provides operating continuity through potential succession

General Board Members

ROOM PARENTS

Support your child’s class by serving as a liaison between the teacher and class families.  Please contact rpcoordinators@lawrenceschoolbrookline.org

EVENT COORDINATOR POSITIONS

Family Fun Night Coordinator

Work with Team Leaders and oversee various tasks.

Auction Coordinator (December – February) 

Work with PTO Liaison to connect with vendors, and connect with Room parents.  Help solicit donations and publicize silent auction.

Book Fair Coordinator

Coordinate with principal, teachers and librarian with support from a PTO Liaison. Collect and sort books (Winter and Spring), help with advertising, setup and take down and/or assist students with purchases during Sale.

Understanding Our Differences Coordinator

Collaborate with a group of other Lawrence parents to promote the values of respect and inclusion for people of all abilities

SINGLE DAY COMMITMENTS

Volunteers are needed to plan, set up, help run, and clean up at each event. 30-minute shifts are available for many of the activities.

Fall Picnic

Help set up, clean up,  sell pizza, rice balls and baked goods, or help keep the water coolers filled. Coordinators are 6th grade families.

School Photos / Picture Day

Help organize students by classroom; distribute photo packages.

Food Day Festival

Help organize the event or bring nutritious food.
Contact the current coordinator at lawrence.food.day@gmail.com.

Annual Appeal (Fall)

Help raise essential PTO funds; assist with creating messaging/materials and social media messaging. Please contact fundraising@lawrenceschoolbrookline.org.

 Japanese Fair (Winter)

Early Release Movies

Help with registration, check in/out, supervising students.

Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Plan and prepare luncheon for teachers and staff.

Family Fun Night

Assist with the many activities offered at this annual event.

Spring Picnic (June)

Help set up, clean up,  sell pizza and rice balls. Help with Cake Walk or bake sale.  Coordinators are 5th Grade families.

Field Day (June)

Sign up for a two-hour shift or help all day. School event supported by the Principal.

SHORT-TERM PROJECTS

These projects require help over the course of several days/weeks:

School Directory (September – October)

Assist with management of information in Membership Toolkit.

Art Show

Help install student artwork and organize event.

PTO Play (December – March)

Help put on annual parent/teacher play. Requires a few weeks of rehearsals.

Yearbook

Help with organization, permissions and orders.

ONGOING 

Help as needed throughout the year:

Lawrence Logo Wear

Coordinate design, printing, and sales of school t-shirts and sweatshirts.

Green Team

This parent group raises green awareness and understanding of environmental issues to promote the adoption of responsible practices within the Lawrence Community.

Middle School B-PEN Liaison

Identify topics of interest to Middle School families and help organize network meetings

New Family Contacts

Welcome and assist new families, answer questions about the school.  Please contact newfamilies@lawrenceschoolbrookline.org.

Lawrence Special Activities (LSA)

Plan, advertise, and organize after-school enrichment programs such as karate, clay, chess, and drama.  Please contact lawrencespecialactivities@gmail.com

Art Room Volunteer

Help keep the art room drawers and shelves stocked and organized. Timing is flexible.

Library Volunteer

Assist with check-out and reshelving books. Please contact Kathleen Moriarty

Performing Arts Council

Preview and schedule storytellers, dancers, musicians, and actors.

Visual Arts Council

Recruit visiting artists who lead projects that are integrated into the curriculum.