PTO Volunteer Opportunities
A standing committee is formed when a specific project requires continuous service throughout the year. Certain essential committees ensure that the goals of the PTO are met.
Book Fair: The PTO holds two book fairs each year. Both of these Book Fairs will be held in the Kruse Media Center. Volunteers are needed each year to organize, promote and staff the fairs.
Enrichment: The PTO helps fund and sponsor enrichment opportunities for children such as Book Bowl, Math Club, Lego Robotics and other after-school activities. Volunteers are needed to organize and help with activities, as well as be parent leaders.
Holiday Gift Baskets: In December, Kruse families kindly donate food, clothing, presents, etc. for our holiday basket giving. These baskets help approximately 25 families in the Kruse community.
Fundraiser (Read-A-Thon): The fundraising committee is responsible for planning and conducting the major fundraiser(s) for the year. Parent volunteers are usually also needed on the day of the event.
School Directory: The Kruse Directory is a listing of all students who give permission to be listed in the Directory. Help is needed to organize, type, sell, and distribute the Directory.
Teacher Appreciation: Staff appreciation is an important part of the PTO. Volunteers are needed to organize small monthly tokens of appreciation for staff, birthday greetings, luncheons for parent conferences, and meals and activities for Teacher Appreciation Week in May.
Volunteer Coordinator (VIPS): The VIPS coordinator works with
the Poudre School District to organize, quantify and track parent volunteers at Kruse.
Yearbook: Kruse PTO sponsors the yearbook, which comes out in the spring. Volunteers are needed to help sell, organize, and layout the yearbooks. Volunteers also photograph events and clubs at Kruse.
Family Activities: Kruse PTO sponsors family activities such as the Back-To-School ice cream social and fun nights such as bingo and visits to Fort Fun. This committee needs volunteers to help develop, plan and run social and community-building activities for Kruse families.
A special committee is created and appointed for a specific purpose normally not of a continuing nature. When its work is done, it ceases to exist.