Your help and creativity make things happen for our community! Find upcoming PTO event sign-ups and volunteer opportunities here.
CORI Checks: Every person who volunteers in school needs to be CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) checked. Bring your ID/driver's license and the last six digits of your Social Security number to the Main Office. You will need to fill out a short form. Allow time for your CORI information to be submitted for processing, at least several days in advance of your volunteer commitments.
Once completed, your CORI check is valid for three years.
Volunteers and Donations Needed for Craft Day!
The Hardy PTO will host a Craft Day on the afternoon of Sunday, December 3. We are looking for donations of craft supplies, as well as adults to help guide children in making crafts. Craft options will include yarn crafts, ornament decoration, origami and other papercrafts, card and bookmark decoration and more. Drop off donations of materials in the black bins outside the Hardy office, or sign up to volunteer here.
CLASSROOM COORDINATORS NEEDED FOR 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR
Thank you to all those who volunteered to be classroom coordinators for 2023-2024! At this point we have at least have one parent volunteer per teacher. If you are still looking to get involved, learn more here, or please reach out to email@example.com.
Safe Routes To School Committee Member and Volunteers
We are also starting a monthly blog where parents or their children can share with the Hardy Community their journey to school. We are looking for volunteers who want to commit to writing a blog post this year.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or have questions.
Treat Train Volunteers and Donations
Please join the Hardy PTO Treat Train created to deliver snacks & smiles to all Hardy Staff during the first Friday of every month! Each grade level is assigned a different month between November - June.
How can you help? Many ways!
- Help decorate our "Train" and make classroom deliveries between 12:50am - 2:15pm on Friday! Our train is made up of two carts on wheels, easily decorated with signs, balloons, streamers, etc.
- Drop off sweet or savory snacks in the designated boxes in the Hardy Lobby.
- Provide chilled water or seltzer waters the Friday of delivery.
Sign up HERE. Thank you for volunteering to show our staff how much we appreciate all that they do!
Book Fair Event Coordinator and Volunteers
The Hardy PTO Book Fair is a much loved annual event and raises funds for the PTO while supporting Arlington's local book store, The Book Rack. Caregivers are also given an opportunity to volunteer in the school with their student's class. Katrina Bernstein-Lewicke will be running the book fair for a second year, but is hoping to train someone who is willing to commit to running it next year.
- Coordination with the vendor Fantastic Book Fair and school administration
- Recruiting volunteers to staff the bookfair through Signup Genius
- Creating a promotional flyer for the event
- Helping with setup and clean up
- Using the vendor’s computer based cash register system working with the PTO board to deposit cash at the bank.
This is typically an event that takes minimal time in planning ahead of the event, but considerable time from the event planner during the week of the book fair. The book fair vendor is very experienced, helpful and pleasant to work with. Contact email@example.com to volunteer!
Buddy Families Volunteers
Buddy Families pairs incoming and existing Hardy families who would like some guidance and orientation about our school with a "buddy family" to answer questions and be a point of contact in the Hardy community.
We always need volunteers at PTO events to help with set-up/clean-up and to help supervise games and activities. These are often short, half-hour shifts, and kids are almost always welcome to help their volunteering adult with their task.
If you are planning to attend an event and won't have your hands full with child supervision or other factors (we get it: sometimes you just can't!), please consider signing up for a shift!