SSPTA Volunteers Needed

Options are as follows:

  • Cheerleading – Dr G is looking for a former cheerleader to lead our 6th Grade Cheer Squad.  The students are very excited about this opportunity, having watched the Cheer Squad for years, but we no longer have a teacher on site with this experience and passion!  Go Team!  You can contact Dr G directly, reply to this post, or email Jessica at

  • Time Capsule Let's Make History!  The Sulphur Springs School District has asked our SSPTA to put together a time capsule to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Sulphur Springs.  We are looking for volunteers who are willing to research the best ideas for time capsules and who can help collect and assemble appropriate items from the students/classes.  I can help, but I do need some additional people-power.  (The capsule will be opened in 25 years.)

  • Career Day – We are planning a Career Day for later in the year (date is to-be-determined).  This was not on our initial Volunteer Interest Form, so please let me know if you would like to join this committee or if you would like to be contacted about speaking at the event.

  • Culture-Sharing Event – Parents asked, and we're answering:  Yes!  Your SSPTA would love to host an event for our school where students, families, and teachers can share in the multitude of cultures we bring together.  We have no idea what this will look like, but if you want to get involved, we'd love to have you.  Please let me know if you'd like to be on the committee to plan the event or if you'd like to help put together a table (food, art, dance/song performance, costume/traditional dress, etc) for a specific country or culture.  We can't wait to see how this turns out!

  • Calling all Art Lovers! – We have two different art projects where I need help!

    • Reflections – In this week's Spotlight, I'll get into the details of how students can get involved in the PTA's National Art Show.  But right here, I'll tell you what I need to make this event happen behind-the-scenes:  Help making copies in the office, judging student's artwork (we have specific rules to follow), hanging the artwork to be shared with everyone, and celebrating the winners!  How do you want to help?

    • Art with the Kids – The SSPTA is proud to fund arts enrichment for all of our students.  Unfortunately, we are running into a bit of trouble in finding staff who can lead our visual arts curriculum.  I am seeking adults who would be willing to do art with their kid's class during the school day, for about an hour.  I have done this before, and I can train you.  ANYONE CAN DO ART WITH KIDS.  You do not have to be talented (and they love it when we're human!).  We will have lesson plans to follow, and I will walk you through every single one (if that's what you want).  The SSPTA will also provide all of the materials to be used.  Please don't leave our kids without art this year!

  • Website/Social Media – We have a great SSPTA volunteer who helps to maintain our website and keep our social media accounts up to date.  And we have another great volunteer who makes beautiful images to post.  But we would love to have someone who could learn the ropes and serve as a back-up person, for those times when things get busy at home (or work).  You don't have to commit, but please do reach out if you're curious or interested, and we can have a conversation.

  • Office Help – And, lastly (for now), the SSPTA is looking for a parent or two that we could call on to help with making copies in the office (we'll train you on the machines and provide all the paper), sorting the flyers into stacks by teacher, and putting the flyers in their mailboxes so they can get sent home with students.  Feel free to do this job with a friend!

We love it when our volunteers bring their friends–it's true on every committee and at every event!