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It takes many volunteers and many hours to continue the events and programs that Summit PTA sponsors every year. Volunteering is also a great chance to get to know your child’s school and make new friends. 

PTA sponsors many activities at Summit Elementary from during the school day enrichment like COSI, to after school opportunities like the Boys and Girls events. None of these events can happen without the support of our amazing parent and family community. If you are interested in getting involved at any level, from chairing an event to supporting a committee, please email PTA President, Ali Cumby.

Current Volunteer Opportunities 

There are so many ways to get involved!  Current opportunities are listed below!   We are also looking for volunteers for our 3rd Grade Musical, 6th Grade Game Night, and 6th Grade Farewell (typically planned by a 5th Grade parent.)  If you are interested in a specific opportunity or would like more information, please email PTA President, Ali Cumby.

Summit Reads!

Summit Reads is one of many intervention programs used at Summit to help students become better readers.  Summit Reads is a program that trains volunteers to work with children in a one-on-one setting during the school day.  At Summit, the program is open to students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade.

Please give some thought to volunteering for this worthwhile program.  If you can spare 20-60 minutes a week to read with a few children, we’d love to have you as a Summit Reads Tutor.  You can pick the day(s) and time(s) that work best for your schedule. Please email Mrs. Sanker for more information on becoming a tutor.

Media Center!

If you are interested in helping out in the Media Center this school year please email Amy Kisor for more informationA Sign Up Genius will be emailed out monthly so you may pick a time that best fits into your schedule each month. This is a really flexible and easy way to get involved at school. Shifts are from  9-11:00 am or  1-3:30 pm, Monday through Thursday; work all or any part of a shift. 

Cafeteria Crew!

Have you ever dreamed of opening ketchup packets on a daily basis? Do you like helping students learn the social graces of eating in a group setting? Then volunteering for the 2018-2019 Summit Elementary Cafeteria Crew is the job for you! 

We are looking for some dedicated parent (or grandparent) volunteers to work in our school cafeteria during our kindergarten, first, and second grade lunch times. We are looking for volunteers who can commit to one (or possibly two) days a week for the entire year. On the day you volunteer, you would come to Summit from 11:10 am to 12:30 pm to help students with anything they need. For example, kindergarten students need help navigating the cafeteria line and finding their seat. You may have to help with opening things in their lunch. Or they may have a question you can help with. A staff member is always on duty with you. You are not responsible for any behavior management or issues related to lunch, payments etc.

if you are interested, please email Mrs. Sulfsted, our principal, at We will have a training in late August for those who volunteer. More details to come! Our crew from last year did a fantastic job, and had a great time. 

Do you like to plan events?

Do you have a passion for making lists?  Do you enjoy the adrenaline rush of “event day” and the satisfaction of seeing a successful event come off?  Sign up to coordinate one of the many PTA events of the year, such as dances, the Back to School Bash, Arts Night, various sixth grade activities, etc.  Larger events like the Walk-a-Thon are broken into sub-committees such as prizes and volunteers.

Would you like to assist at events and activities?

Love helping at your kids’ school functions but aren’t interested in carrying a clipboard?  We always need people to help with set-up, clean-up, refreshments, games, etc.

Would you rather work from home?

Do you prefer working on your computer while catching up on your favorite show?  Lack flexibility to be up at the school during the day?  Consider working alone on a project such as submitting box tops, editing the Beeline, updating the website, overseeing publicity, organizing volunteers, etc.

Would you like to be a room parent?

Does your child love seeing you in the classroom on special occasions?  Do you secretly have as much fun with your kids’ birthday parties as they do? Consider becoming a room parent.  You will work with volunteers and a class budget to plan two or three parties a year.

Do you just prefer to send in refreshments?

Having an overwhelming year at work or a new baby?  We always need refreshments for events and for emails!

Do you enjoy organizing fundraisers?

Have some natural untapped sales abilities?  Consider selling Spirit Wear, coordinating the Book Fair, or organizing food drives.

Want to help, but need a minimum time commitment?

Prefer to work just a few hours a month or a certain month of the year? Let us know what time of the year works best and we can match you with the right event!

Have a special talent to offer?

Were you a writer or accountant in your “former life”?  Take great photos? Some other area of expertise?  Let us know-we’ll find a spot for you!

Are you a born leader?

Do friends tell you that you’re a great leader?  Have exciting ideas for making our school better?  Join the board!



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