Volunteering allows the school to devote more staff time to working with students in the classroom and helps build a community of support. The PTO works with the school staff to coordinate volunteer needs in the school. We also need volunteers for programs that support our school community.
Upcoming volunteer needs are listed each week in the school’s weekly E-Blast.
In addition to specific event support, there are ongoing volunteer roles that we always need help with.
Ongoing Volunteer Needs
Some volunteer positions also require a background check.
|Centennial Media Center (Library)||Any frequency||Duties include covering / processing books, shelving, weeding out sections of the library, checking out books for students, supervising student library aides and assisting the Librarian, Mr. Georgitis.||BVSD Background Check and Confidentiality Agreement. Contact teacher-librarian Jonathan Georgitis at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 720-561-2057.|
|Green Star School||Ongoing||Work with the team who is supporting Centennial’s initiative as a Green Star School.||Email Julie Frieder at email@example.com for information and ways to get involved.|
|Honor Roll & Award Breakfast Coordinator||Quarterly||Work with the team that coordinates Honor Roll and Award Breakfasts, work with grade level coordinators, order supplies, create sign up sheets and contribute food items to grade level events.||6th grade: Tina Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org
7th grade: Ginger Barnes at email@example.com
8th grade: Michelle Christenson
|Grocery Cards||Any frequency||Help support the Grocery Card program which generously donates funds to Centennial’s PTO.||Email Cori Chavez at firstname.lastname@example.org for information and ways to help.|
|New Family Welcome||Any frequency||Help the team welcome new families to the Centennial community.||Email Wendy Barinek at email@example.com for information on ways to help or to sign up.|
|PEN Rep||Any frequency||Help market and coordinate district sponsored Parent Engagement Network (PEN) events||Email Kim Decker at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.|
|PTO Rep to School Accountability Committee (SAC)||PTO and SAC Monthly Meetings||Attend both PTO and SAC meetings. SAC discusses goals for schools and is a committee led by the principal or a parent chair.||Email Kim Decker, email@example.com for information.|
|Fundraising||Ongoing||Work with a team from PTO alongside principal Dana Ellis on fundraising campaigns including Cougar Cash, Lucky’s Giveback Cards, and others. No fundraising experience necessary!||Email Jill Zender, firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to sign up.|
|Spirit Wear||Ongoing||Our spirit wear coordinator always needs help setting up sales at events such as back-to-school night and parent-teacher conferences, and thinking of new ways to get the word out about Spirit Wear.||Email Kristy Westnedge at email@example.com for information or to sign up to help.|
|Staff Appreciation Events||Quarterly||Looking for an easy way to help out at CMS? Help show our staff how much we appreciate their long hours during Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences!||Email Tina Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on distirubtion list for reach outs when items are needed.|
|Student Council Support||Monthly, Thursday 8 am meeting||Serve as the liaison between PTO and Student Council and help them plan student events (Winter Party, Talent Show, Eighth Grade Promotion). This is a great way to work side-by-side with the students.||BVSD Background Check and Confidentiality Agreement required.
Email Sue Gehlert at email@example.com for more information or to sign up.
|Student Tutoring||ongoing||Needs to be determined once school begins. Please indicate if you prefer a particular subject.||BVSD Background Check and Confidentiality Agreement required.
Email John McCluskey, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
|Welcome Coffees||First few days of school||The PTO, along with the principal and staff, sponsor a Parent Coffee for each grade in the school courtyard. Parents get a chance to meet the principal, PTO officers, a few available staff members and other new parents.||Email Tina Rice at email@example.com if you can help with set up (before 8 am) or clean up (after 9 am).|