If you’re reading this, you’re probably interested in getting involved with the PTO, but not sure about the level of commitment. No worries! You’re in the right place!
Valley Forge Elementary School has a rich tradition of active family involvement. Our success is dependent upon families who are enthusiastic about being engaged in their children’s education. A few hours of your time benefits all VFES children, families and staff.
You can view a complete list of descriptions of all Board, Chairperson and other volunteer opportunities from the “Get Involved” menu on this page.
But remember, WHATEVER your level of flexibility and availability may be, the VFES PTO appreciates ALL of our parent volunteers and staff. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to offer such high quality experiences for our kids.
How will I know what to do?
The titles “VP” and “Chairperson” might sound a bit intimidating, but don’t worry. Current PTO members, as well as past members who had the role, will be happy to help get you up to speed!
Life is already so busy. What is the time commitment like?
There are roles that can be performed at home or in school. If you have any questions about the time commitment, let us know and we will work with you!
How long is a term on the PTO Board?
The length of time that you serve is a minimum of one year and a maximum of 5 years in the same position. You can remain longer on the board if you like, but you will need to change your role.
Will I have to stay in the same position each year?
No, you can switch positions for the next year as long as everyone is in agreement.
How often are PTO meetings?
There is one meeting every month. Monthly meeting times are determined by the board’s schedule.
Will I need to attend meetings in person?
It is always ideal to have everyone show up in person, however, we have had board members call in. We do our best to be accommodating.
Can I share a position with a partner?
What happens if there is not a chairperson for an event that I am running?
The VP of Volunteers does her best to fill in all empty positions. However, if there is not a chair for an event, the appropriate VP usually steps in.
Why are the Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, and President all required to work during the Spring Fair?
While most of the board is bonded (insured to handle money), the Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer and President are the most logical persons to count and create deposits during the Spring Fair. The two treasurers are given the first hour to enjoy the fair with their families and then they work on creating the deposits. The President covers them for the first hour and then steps in to help them again after the raffle.