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JH PTAVolunteer Opportunities





Join a committee to share your talents! 

The current Jefferson-Houston PTA Board recognizes that many parents and caregivers are under-represented in the Jefferson-Houston PTA, and we need to change this. All members of the Board are committed to supporting any parent or caregiver, even those who have not been involved with the PTA in the past, in taking on new leadership roles within the JH PTA.  We would also appreciate any suggestions or feedback from our families about how we can be more inclusive and encourage broader engagement from our whole school community.


The Jefferson-Houston PTA is looking for volunteers to serve as committee chairs and committee members for the 2023-2024 school year. Please get in touch with the JH PTA if you’d like to get involved.   


Ways to contact the JH PTA:


Facebook: @JeffersonHoustonPTA 

Calling All Volunteers! 


Parents are welcome to volunteer at Jefferson-Houston to support our teachers, administrators, students, and/or parent liaison.  ACPS uses a screening system to screen all visitors and volunteers including PTA members, and community members to help ensure student’s safety. 




Upcoming JH PTA volunteer opportunities: 


Below are specific upcoming events and ways you can help. If interested, please email us at

After-School Clubs - Schedules, recruits vendors, and helps organize student participants. Contact: Yaël Mangum

Reflections Art Contest – Help publicize the competition, gather and submit entries, and organize the judges at the school level. Submissions are gathered and judged in October and into early November. contact: Dipti Rao,

Teacher Appreciation - Coordinates events throughout the school year to thank teachers/staff for their dedication.  contact: Jen Palute,

Music Boosters - help fundraise for the JH Band and Orchestra programs! contact Mr. Roth

Events  contact: Michelle Schell,

Election Day Bake Sale – On election day, the JH PTA sets up a baked goods shop next to the Durant center, our local polling location, to raise money. Volunteers will set up a table, organize volunteers and donations of baked goods and coffee. Contact Mary Carlin

Bingo Night –Committee plans, help to promote, reach out to local business for prizes, and organize a light dinner.

Pancake Breakfast – Annual event held the first Saturday in December for families and community members to get together and relax. Organizers will plan the breakfast, prize raffle, holiday decorations, fun photo booth, holiday crafts for children, band/orchestra/choir performance and PTA tables. contact: Michelle Schell,

Restaurant Nights – Plan a school night at a local restaurant.

Field Day (June) - Help organize field day events, recruit volunteers and donations, and coordinate rental of bouncy house.  contact Jen Palute,

Rising Kindergarten Event (Spring) – Events for incoming JH families for engagement. Events include meetups and other opportunities for rising and current families to meet, connect, and strengthen the JH community.

Passive Fundraising – Maintain and promote the following programs: Harris Teeter Together in Education, Box Tops For Education

Spring2ACTion – A city wide on-line donation event held in April. Supporters of JH login and give to support our school. Committee will promote through all available channels. contact: Mary Harvey,

Business Sponsorships - Contact 3-5 businesses to sponsor the JH PTA. contact: Mary Harvey,

Contact us at if you are interested in volunteering.

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