• Volunteering at Monroe
     
     
     
    PTO is nothing without its volunteers.  Each year, PTO members log hundreds of hours helping Monroe in a wide variety of ways.
     
     
    Program Support and General Help around Monroe
    • volunteering in the kindergarten classrooms through the K-skillbuilder program
    • working the Scholastic Book Fair each fall (earns money for our media center)
    • typing up Gearzette articles and layout design
    • yearbook photos and page design
    • workroom support
    • lunchroom assistance
    • hanging artwork
    • reading to students
    • field trip chaperones
    • Art Adventure picture people
    • Celebrity Reader Day volunteers
    • Fun and Fitness Day volunteers
    • MCA testing hall monitors
    • counting and submitting box tops and other loyalty points
    • organizing Subway nights to support the PTO
    • purchase and count out classroom treats (4X/year)
    • donating time, money, and food for staff appreciation week and conference meals
     
     
    Committee Chairs
    Conference meals: To show our appreciation to the Monroe teachers and staff, we provide dinner six nights per year during conferences.  The chair is responsible for planning the meal, cooking or buying the food, coordinating with other volunteers, lunchroom decoration, and evening clean-up.
     
     
    Teacher/staff appreciation week: For one week every May, we celebrate the hardwork and dedication of the Monroe teachers and staff.  Each year it is a little different, but in the past, the PTO has typically arranged a staff breakfast, daily treats and surprises, and an easy way for students to send a personal “thank you” to their teachers.
     
     
    Ongoing fundraisers: Monroe collects various consumer items (ex. Box Tops, Kwik Trip Milk Moola points, keys, and Christmas lights) as ongoing fundraising activities throughout the year.  The chair ensures that everything is collected, counted, and turned in for money.  Click here for more information.
     
     
    Fall and spring fundraisers: These two annual fundraisers are the biggest money makers for the PTO and critical to our solvency as an organization.  The chair is responsible for assembling and dispensing all promotional materials, collecting any forms and money, counting money and coordinating volunteers and all other related activities.
     
     
    Art Adventure: Each January, Monroe offers this is an enrichment program through the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The chair is responsible for recruiting volunteers, facilitating volunteer training, distributing the program schedule for each classroom, providing project and presentation ideas, coordinating the 5th grade field trip to the institute and providing the Scavenger Hunt worksheet, picking up and dropping off the art kit at the institute, and creating and dispensing any additional promotional materials for the program and the MIA.  Click here to learn more about Art Adventure at Monroe.
     
     
    Yearbook: The chair is responsible for taking and/or collecting pictures from the school year and doing the layout for the annual yearbook.  This responsibility also includes coordinating with the printer and choosing a printing option that keeps the price affordable for our families.
     
     
    PTO Family Events: The event chair is responsible for coordinating all activities related to an event including creating and distributing promotional materials, coordinating with volunteers and all outside vendors or venues, staying within the approved budget.
     
     
    5th Grade Celebration: This chair is responsible for working with administrators and the 5th grade teachers to make this event fun for our graduating students.
     
     
     
    PTO Board
    The PTO board provides the leadership for the organization.  It comprised of five volunteers: a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and member-at-large.  Members for the following school year are elected each spring and serve a one year term.  Click here for more information.
     
     
    For learn more about volunteering at Monroe, click here.