Thank you for visiting this page and for taking the first step toward donating your valuable time to the PTO. Whether you have 30 minutes a week or 30 minutes a month, there is a volunteer opportunity for everyone. Your ideas, your time, and your talents are truly needed to make Roberts a success.
Brief descriptions of our essential jobs are given below. Select as many as you may be interested in. If you have questions about an opportunity and would like to know more, please contact that committee's chair via the email addresses listed here.
Once you've decided which opportunities you'd like to volunteer for, fill out our Volunteer Interest form.
Please note due to the ongoing pandemic, parents, and volunteers may not be allowed on campus and some of the events below may be canceled.
Please check the PTO Calendar for the most up-to-date information.
Art Room Helper
Art room volunteers are needed throughout the year. You can help out by cutting paper, wedging clay, organizing supplies, hanging up artwork, or guiding students through class assignments.
Oversees acquisitions, ticket sales, underwriting, decorations, advertising, invitations, food, and drinks for the auction. Jobs vary from leading a group of volunteers, picking up donated items, to setting up the day of the auction.
Coordinates set up, publicity, organizing refreshments for family night, decorating, working checkout at family night, accepting book dedications, and helping customers select books. The book fair will occur two times a year, once at a book store in the fall and once on campus in the spring.
Works with school staff on building enhancements, getting bids, and working with contractors.
Organizes various functions of the event, such as classroom booths, scheduling rides, and booths, publicity, sponsors, food and t-shirt orders, and distribution. Jobs range from leading a group of volunteers, organizing your class booth, working an hour the day of the event.
Organizes dinner, movie, and volunteers for our community night held in the spring on the Roberts grounds.
Sells and manages community partners and corporate sponsors.
Culture of Giving
This is our annual fundraising campaign. Jobs include keeping records of donations, data entry, generating and distributing receipts, and thank you letters. Planning and volunteers are needed during September.
Dads Club – PADRES (Promoting Active Dads at Roberts Elementary School)
Organizes our Fall Campout on the Roberts grounds and participates in various service days (making repairs/improvements on campus) throughout the year.
Works with Information Services volunteers to maintain the online Roberts directory.
Coordinates and raises funds for our fifth-grade activities, a special year!
Front Page Newsletter
The Front Page is the weekly e-newsletter. Jobs will involve writing, editing, using layout, adding text, and pictures. All the work can be done via e-mail.
Work with the teacher to ensure the class flag is decorated and any class themes/costumes etc are coordinated. Attend Pep Rally & Fun Run, send communication to the class as required, and above all, help motivate the parents to work with their kids to raise pledges!
Maintains the Roberts website and the PTO website. Provides tech assistance to the PTO.
Largest community event. Work with parents from various countries to put on a showcase of Roberts' international flavor at the event. In past years, over 40 countries have been represented. Jobs include Country Specific booths, Continent leaders, Outdoor stage performers.
International Garden and Outdoor Classroom
Maintains the garden with the support of parents, students, and the community. Organizes classroom planting and harvesting days. Weekly garden liaison days for parents. Coordinates large seasonal pruning and cleanouts.
Library volunteers re-shelve books, maintain the books and help children to select books for checkout. This job can be a set schedule for you, usually for 30-minute increments.
Organizes annual Roberts family evenings at a Rice football game in the fall, a basketball game in the winter, and a baseball game in the spring.
Helps to coordinate and communicate classroom activities. Works with the teacher and parents on winter and end-of-school parties. Maintains an email list of all parents in the class and distributes information throughout the year. Collects a classroom fund to be used for parties, class auction projects, and teacher gifts.
Works with Coach Alexander. Communicates with parents and supports kids in club events and with fundraising efforts.
Oversees school store sales of Roberts merchandise via flyers, during meet the teacher, curriculum nights, field trip days, and other events throughout the year.
Helps with the pre-ordering of school supplies in May, delivers pre-purchased supplies in August, and sells the remainder at curriculum night and the first week of school.
Several times a year, different grades sponsor a lunch for the entire staff and teacher appreciation week, dates on the Roberts website calendar. Jobs include: coordinating your grade lunch, bringing in a dish for luncheon, coordinate catered events. As needed basis.
Working with Room Parents to provide any help to new incoming families. Volunteers needed to help with language transitions, additional tutoring, medical center, and/or area information. On an as-needed basis.
Organizes and serves as part of a committee to copy, laminate, and generally assist teachers in making handouts that they need for their students. Copies all forms and flyers for the Tuesday folders. Training is provided. Hours and dates are flexible, can be a set schedule.