Volunteer Opportunity

Participating in a PTA Sponsored program is the best way for you to know more about TMS and to enrich the middle school experience for your child and the entire TMS community. The opportunities are numerous and can accommodate nearly every interest and schedule. A brief description of the committees is shown below. Please review the list, check the committee(s) in which you are interested and return the Volunteer Sign-Up form to school as soon as possible via backpack or mail to: TMS PTA VP Volunteers, c/o Tomlinson Middle School, 200 Unquowa Rd, Fairfield CT 06824. Feel free to check off more than one! A committee chairperson will contact you as the committee forms and its needs approach. Remember, all volunteers MUST BE PTA MEMBERS, so sign up now on our PTA website. In addition, all volunteers must comply with FPS policy and return a completed Form 1212AR, Volunteer/Resource Person Registration Form and Waiver of Liability, to the main office before participating in PTA events. Thank you for volunteering! Lisa Broder broderlisas@gmail.com and Sharon Jacobs jacobs.sharon@gmail.com, Co-VPs of Volunteers.

___   Adult Social: Help plan this fun, social event where TMS Parents can relax and get to know each other. Chairperson(s): Suzanne Francis

___   Beautification: Help create a warm and welcoming atmosphere at Tomlinson. Indoor concert 
decorating and/or outdoor gardening opportunities. 
Chairperson(s): Anne Chapman

___  Book Fair: Assist chairperson(s) in setting up and selling books during the fall and/or spring in- school book fairs and help promote and manage Barnes & Noble event held in December. 
Chairperson(s): David Hunter, Krissy Smith, Roxanne Abder

___   Book Swap - Help promote a spring book swap so kids have fresh reading material over the summer while promoting the recycling of gently used books. Chairperson(s): Kim Spinosa

___   Box Tops: Assist chairperson in promoting and collecting Box Tops coupons. Chairperson(s): Amy Baisley

___ Class Pictures: Help Picture Day run smoothly. Chairperson(s): Jenn Richards

___ Community Service: Participate in the Fall Rake & Bake in November and/or help with other service – related various projects Chairperson(s): Jenn Richards

___   Directory: Assists VP of Communication and President with input. Chairperson(s): Georgina Lovell

___   Done in a Day: Volunteers on this committee help staff events and fill in gaps as needed. Examples include selling spirit wear and assisting with the Walk-a-Thon. Get your name on the list and help out when your schedule permits!
 Chairperson(s): Andrea Smith

___   8th Grade Picnic: Celebrating the last day of school, this event needs volunteers to shop for picnic supplies and food, and assist with set up and clean up.
 Chairperson(s): Suzanne Francis, Carlotta Elliot, Jen Cullinan

___   8th Grade Dance: Help plan, decorate and/or chaperone this end-of-year celebration. Chairperson(s): Jenn Richards, Sue Yoder, Sloane Feldman

___   Elementary School Liaison: Acts as link between TMS and feeder schools, gets TMS PTA info to incoming parents assists with presence at 5th grade dance/event.
 Chairperson(s): OPEN

___    Gifted & Talented: This committee will attend appropriate town meetings and monitor and report on Gifted & Talented-related proposals to the TMS Board and general membership.
 Chairperson(s): OPEN

___   Health & Wellness: This committee will attend appropriate town meetings and monitor and report on health & wellness-related proposals and/ or legislation to the TMS PTA board and general membership.
 Chairperson(s): OPEN

___   Library: Clerical and shelving assistance is needed weekly, bi-weekly or flexible scheduling. Chairperson(s): Kim Spinosa

___ Mill River Lab: Be a guide for 6th graders during their hands-on field trip to a local Long Island Sound estuary in October. Attend one training session to prepare. No science experience necessary. Chairperson(s): Cheryl Eustace, Maggie Nyiri

___Odyssey of the Mind: Coach a student team in creative problem solving according to Odyssey of the Mind contest guidelines. Teams form in fall, regional competition is in March.
 Chairperson(s): Jennifer Maxon Kennelly

__ Operation Hope Meals: Prepare a dish to be delivered to Operation Hope for dinner. Chairperson will select menu and coordinate volunteer contributions.
 Chairperson(s): Vicki Swanson

___ Reflections: National PTA cultural arts program encouraging students to create and submit works of art in six areas: literature, visual arts, photography, dance choreography, film/video and musical composition. Volunteers assist in promoting program, submitting entries (due in Jan) and displaying artwork. Chairperson(s): OPEN

___ SEPTA: This committee will attend Fairfield SEPTA Council meetings and will monitor and report on SEPTA-related proposals to the TMS PTA Board and general membership.

___ 6th Grade Mixer: Volunteer to help the 6th grade mixer, which will be held early in the Fall so that the kids and parents can have fun and get to know each other. Chairperson(s):Nancy Lefkowitz, Marcia Cohen, Amy Belkin

___ Spirit Wear: Promote and sell TMS Spirit Wear at events during the school year. Chairperson(s): OPEN

___ Staff Appreciation: Help arrange/coordinate food, beverages and/or supplies for staff periodically throughout the year. A great way to thank the TMS staff!
 Chairperson(s): Heather Petrecca, Elisabeth Hofmann

___  Tools for Schools Chairperson(s): OPEN

___   Walk-A-Thon: Help with TMS PTA’s biggest fundraiser of the year! Many opportunities available to fit all schedules and interests.
 Chairperson(s): Jamie Kagan, Cheryl Jones, Amy Selter