Chelsea PTO


Primary Objective of the Chelsea Elementary PTO

Our primary objective as a PTO is to provide our school with funds, programs, resources, and services that will enrich and maximize the education of every child and to benefit the school. To meet this important objective, we fundraise. Here are a few programs that we sponsor and/or support: Family Fun Night, Bulldog Jog, Reading Night, Pastries for Parents, Ice Cream Social, and Science Night/Geography Night, to name just a few.  Behind the scenes we also provide teacher grants, prepare meals for teachers throughout conferences, host staff appreciation events, provide volunteers for school events/projects and work with outside groups, such as Kiwanis, to provide community events like Punt, Pass and Kick.



Become a Volunteer….Why YOU should get involved!

As you can see, we are a small and busy group. This is where you can come in! We need your help, and so do your children. A special thanks to all of our volunteers from last year for their hard work and dedication to our mission. Here in Chelsea, we strive for excellence and what better way than to become involved today. We are in need of growth and are seeking volunteers to continue the important work we do in the schools and community. The PTO is a team effort in which we cannot succeed on our own.  There is something for everyone no matter what your schedule allows.  If you are unable to attend this important first meeting, please feel free to contact the board to see how you can help at pto.chelsea@gmail.com. Here are some of the PTO Volunteer Opportunities:


2017-2018 PTO Volunteer Opportunities


Art Person (throughout the school year) Helps the art teacher prepare and display art throughout the school.  This can be as a onetime involvement or as a regularly scheduled commitment.

Book Fairs Helpers are needed to help set up, clean up, and help students with their purchases.

Bus Driver Appreciation (June) Help coordinate and provide food for the Appreciation Breakfast that we provide for the Transportation Staff.

Family Fun Night (November 9th) K-5 Family event with games and activities. Help is needed at the event with set up, clean up, or work short shifts.  

Field Day (June/TBD) The teachers organize this event but ask for parent help through PTO contact.

Bulldog Jog Fundraiser (October 6th) We have one major fundraiser for the year which finances the major portion of the PTO programs and helps us make purchases for the school such as playground equipment, shade structures, assemblies, or help fulfill classroom needs. This event will take place during school hours on October 6th and volunteers are needed to make sure the event runs smoothly.

Geography Night (February 23rd) This is family event full of hands on fun and learning. Many helpers needed for 30 minute time slots.

Ice Cream Social (June 8th) K-5 huge family event - full of outdoor fun & games, lots of activities, bounce houses, live bands, and ICE CREAM. Volunteers, teachers, and students are needed to run the event.

Pastries for Parents (March 2nd) For all the Moms, Dads, Grandparents, significant people in the students life to spend the morning with having pastries, juice and coffee in the cafeteria before school. Committee is in charge of ordering the pastries, purchasing supplies and setting up.

Picture Person (throughout the school year) Spend 20 minutes with an assigned class once a month showing and discussing art with students. Training is provided by the art teacher.

Publicity / Newsletters / Facebook (throughout the year) This committee is needed to efficiently communicate between the schools, the families, and the community about ongoing events at the elementary schools. Publicity committee would be responsible for newspaper articles, Facebook updates, etc. This committee is an important component to the PTO. This is a great opportunity to help if you need a task you can do at home and not have to meet outside of the house. Please contact Denise Cugliari (drcugliari@gmail.com) to assist.

Reading Night (March 2nd) Hosted at North but K-5 free family event for all ages. You and your child(ren) will pass through reading stations with books and activities. Special guest readers and fun reading games. Volunteers needed to help with set-up, clean-up and to run stations.

Rewards/Box Tops (throughout the year) The committee submits the labels to the respective company for collection. This committee also facilitates the POP YOUR TOPS incentive parties held three times a year in the class rooms. Last year we did popcorn parties, tootsie pop parties and popsicle parties. Volunteers are needed to help pass out treats at pop parties, organizing box tops, etc.

Teacher Appreciation Committee (conference time and week of May 7th-11th) This committee is in charge of hosting teacher conference meals the evenings of conferences.  Volunteers will create a sign-up for meal items and help with set up and clean up.  Also provide assistance throughout teacher appreciation week with given events.


If you have any questions about these events, please feel free to contact any of our PTO Board Members – or email Jennifer at PTO.Chelsea@gmail.com. Thanks for your time and generosity.