Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to be more involved in the Middle School community? It is a great way to get to know the school, teachers and the administrators.  Please contact us at WaylandMiddleSchoolPTO@gmail.com to volunteer or for any questions!

Board Positions

President
Manage the PTO activities listed below, providing support as needed. This includes finding/assigning committee members, balancing financial resources, managing communications for the PTO including, but not limited to, eblasts, online PTO webpage, and integration of social media. Interface with administrators, staff and parents to ensure PTO is a useful resource for all

Vice President
Support President as needed and ideally, assume full responsibilities of the president role in subsequent year. The VP is responsible for all the same duties as the president and the role is split out based on a discussion between the VP and President each year

Past President
Provide guidance and continuity as needed across all PTO activities

Treasurer
Administer annual Budget and funds for a PTO activity such as managing checks and cash, submitting refunds to the town-wide PTO, and administering supply grant process with the teachers

Secretary
Take meeting notes at the PTO meetings and distribute the minutes prior to the subsequent PTO meeting for a vote

Fundraising
Plan and manage the only PTO fundraiser, Gift Your Child.  Gift Your Child runs in Sept-Oct and includes a significant push at Back to School Night.  Drive fundraising efforts with creative marketing to increase participation and contributions.  Aside from minimal funds required to fund a few PTO activities, these monies are used to fulfill teacher grant requests

Parent Enrichment
Organize parent facing discussions, focused on both student well-being/parenting and school curriculum.  Interface with teachers and administrators to identify hard-hitting topics and speakers. This role, in particular, is a wonderful way to get to know the school, teachers and administrators!  Setup coffee and food day of event.  Coffees are held monthly

* Committee positions may be added to support any of the roles above

Committee Positions

6th Grade Parent Rep
Work with the house leaders to organize three events, the Walden Pond bike trip, 6th Grade Math Night, and a potluck dinner for the staff for 6th Grade Back to School Night.

  • Walden Pond bike trip occurs in the Fall. Organize volunteers and snacks
  • 6th Grade Math Night occurs in early November.  Organize a potluck dinner for 6th grade teachers and ice cream sundae bar for students
  • Back to School Night occurs in early Fall.  Organize a potluck dinner for the staff and help to cover the PTO table at the 7th/8th Grade Back to School night

This is a great way to be involved and connect with other parents, teachers and staff without having to attend meetings. Plus, the events are amazing!

7th Grade Parent Rep
Work with other parent reps to organize Back to School Night and Cape Cod Night

  • Back to School Night occurs in early Fall.  Organize a potluck dinner for the staff and help to cover the PTO table at the 6th Grade Back to School night
  • Cape Cod Night occurs in May.  Organize a potluck dinner for teachers and thank you gifts for those teachers who chaperoned the trip

This is a great way to be involved and connect with other parents, teachers and staff without having to attend meetings. Plus, the events are amazing!

8th Grade Parent Rep
Work with other parent reps to organize Back to School Night, DC Night, DC Breakfast and Graduation Breakfast

  • Back to School Night occurs in early Fall.  Organize a potluck dinner for the staff and help to cover the PTO table at the 6th Grade Back to School night
  • DC night are usually April.  Organize a potluck dinner for teachers and thank you gifts for those teachers who chaperoned the trip.  DC breakfast is organized through Food Services for students and teachers
  • Graduation Breakfast is the last day of school for students and teachers

This is a great way to be involved and connect with other parents, teachers and staff without having to attend meetings. Plus, the events are amazing!

Cultural Enrichment
Work across the schools to bring cultural enrichment presentations to our schools

Holiday Gift Drive
Coordinate with administration, WMS community service clubs and local organization, Wayside Youth and Family Services, to publicize online gift drive late November to early December benefitting middle school age children in state custody living in an institutional setting for the holidays

My School Anywhere Administrator
Review new entries and confirm District / school attendance

New Family Welcome Coordinator
Manage communication with new families joining WMS to introduce the PTO organization and events. Manage information sheet and be a resource as needed.  Host at least one New Family Welcome Breakfast

Staff Appreciation
We love our teachers and staff, and this is a very fun role to help show them how much we appreciate them.  Coordinate luncheon for teachers before school starts and treats or other creative ways to show teachers our appreciation periodically during the school year

School Pictures
Manage the fall school picture process with Hayward Photography. This entails communicating with the photo company, organizing volunteers for school picture day, and publicizing make-up day

School Supplies
The PTO offers a pre-packaged school supplies service as a convenience to parents. It allows families to order their entire school supplies list at a discount to be delivered to their homes prior to the start of the school year. Interface with school support staff and 3rd party vendor to setup school supplies for each grade level.  Work is focused in May/June and can be done almost entirely from the comfort of your own home, over email

Webmaster
Share ideas and recommendations to create an efficient and informative website.  Manage and update website with relevant content