Ping Pong and Drum LineVolunteering at Deal

Volunteering with the PTA at Deal doesn’t have to be a year-long commitment. There are many ways throughout the year to lend a hand to make Deal a great school, even if you have only an hour or two to spare. To volunteer, simply contact the person who is coordinating the event/activity. Or download the PTA volunteer form to get started.

Coming up in 2011-2012:

Auction: Help with the PTA’s biggest annual fundraiser, which is always a fun evening for Deal parents and staff. Solicit or donate items, design invitations, write or edit the catalog, provide computer support, plan or prepare food, decorate, check in or check out bidders, tend bar or clean up after the party. (February, 25 2012)

Politics and Prose: Promote and staff the Politics and Prose Deal Book Fair. (November 2011). Chair: Anne Joyce

Career Day: Share information about your job or career with a homeroom class on “Career Day.” (October 2011) Contact:

Chaperone School Parties: On-site attendance at Halloween, Spring and class parties. Contact: Amy Tanen

Foreign Language Fundraising: Help Language Department plan events to raise funds for student trips abroad. Contact: Kimberlee Wilson (teacher)

Grant Writing: Help to identify and apply for grants to supplement Deal’s academic and extracurricular programs, and help teachers identify and apply for grants for classroom projects or professional development.

History Fair: Be a Judge – Parents and others with backgrounds in research, writing and analysis (not just historians) are invited to serve as Judges (50 judges are needed, including those with backgrounds in journalism, history, museum studies, law, etc.). Volunteers are also needed to help with registration and set-up. (March 2012) Contact: Cynthia Mostoller (teacher)

Holiday Greens Sale: Sell holiday greens on first two weekends in December. Contact: Steve Agostino and Leah Roberts

Hospitality: Organize refreshments for school events (Career Day, parent workshops, key PTA meetings, etc.). Chair: Jackie Armstrong,

Ice Cream Social: Scoop ice cream, serve drinks, set up or clean up for this school-wide party after the Spring concert (May 2012) Contact: Liz Garman, Teri Barnet

International Night: Coordinate a food table or bring your favorite dish to share in this celebration of Deal’s rich cultural diversity and our new official status as an International Baccalaureate school! (October 13, 2011) Contact: Betsy Anderson, Amy Tanen or Pamela Gramlick

Newsletter: Write articles or take pictures for the PTA newsletter or Deal website. Newsletter contact: Kim Gross; website contact: Anna Callon

Open Houses: Welcome potential families to Deal and direct them in visiting classes during the day. (Nov./Dec. 2011) Contact: Amy Murphy and Maria Petaros

Parent Education Workshops: Help identify speakers and coordinate publicity for workshops.

Phonathon: Call friendly Deal parents who want to contribute to their child’s education. (November 2011)

Printing Facilities: Provide printing services for free or at reduced prices for printing for the PTA.

Safeway/Giant eScrip: Promote parent participation. Enter grocery card numbers into database. Contact: Lisa Cross Shelton, ; Lesa Holmes,

School Spirit Items: Help create and sell special Deal items like T-shirts, stickers, bags, and pencils. Contact: Sue Longo Wright

Science Fair: Be a Judge – Parents and others with a range of backgrounds are invited to serve as Judges (individuals are needed with backgrounds or careers in science, math, medicine, technology, clinical care, engineering, architecture, etc.). Or, help with set-up, planning, and hospitality (Feb. 2012). Contacts: Elyse Lerum and Darcy Hampton (teachers)

Teacher Appreciation: Plan special lunch/breakfast or gifts to thank teachers for their excellent work with our kids. (Spring 2012) Contact: Jane Meroney or Anne DiRosa

Deal Directory: Kindra Tully and Elizabeth Vaden

Download the PTA Volunteer form