VOLUNTEERING

The PTO relies on a great number of volunteers throughout the year for a variety of events and activities. In the future this page will showcase all the opportunities available to those who are able to volunteer their time.

Help Wanted!

We’d like to thank the parents that have volunteered with all of our events and activities in the past, and hope that you’ll continue to support Middleton this year.  Volunteering will look different this year as we navigate through the pandemic and keeping our community safe and healthy.  While we likely won’t have a lot of our usual volunteer opportunities, we’ll still plan for as many as we can - whether they’re going to be virtual events or hopefully in person. If any of the below events/activities look like something you’d like to help with, please reach out to us at yourmiddletonpto@gmail.com.

 

Events that need chairs, co-chairs, or parent volunteers include:

Fall Fest (Formerly Boo Bash - postponed to fall 2021)

Needs include: One or two people chair the event, volunteers to set up, decorate, run games, sell tickets, sell food, supervise activities, cleanup

Carnival

This event is one of our biggest fundraisers and may be run later this year, either in person or as an online auction fundraiser.  Needs include: One or two people chair the event, reaching out to donors for auction items, organizing classroom baskets.  If in person, we will also need volunteers on the day of the event to set up and run games and activities, sell food, cleanup

Yearbook

Middleton’s yearbook is created using software from our school picture/yearbook vendor.  We ask for a few parents to create pages using the vendor’s websiteshowcasing the various events and groups that take place through spring.  

Art Fair

This will run in the Spring, either in person, or done virtually.  If this event is going to be in person, needs will include planning and setup/take down.  If done virtually, organizing entries and posting to our website.

Science Fair

We are planning to run this event online for the 20-21 school year.  Needs include help with planning and entry evaluation.

Sports Outings

Once fans are allowed in the stands again, Middleton will have outings with the Timberwolves, Wild, and Twins.  Needs include organizing ticket sales, seating arrangements, and distributing tickets (via email or sent home with students).

Website Maintenence

The Middleton PTO website needs updating about once weekly.  This role can be split among one - two people.  The site is run on a simple platform and is easy to add/remove information as needed.

Walkathon

This event is one of our biggest fundraisers.  Needs include: One or two people to chair the event, planning/prizes, fundraising/donation organization, volunteers to run the event.


School Play 

This family favorite is run through Ashland and allows our students to showcase their acting talents.  All are welcome to try out as space allows.  Needs include a chair for the event, and two parent volunteers to supervise rehearsals.  Ashland takes care of the production.  

5K

This event is a fundraiser that we hope to run in the spring.  One or two chairs for the event will be needed to plan the event, obtain city/route permission, and volunteers for water distribution, timing, and setup/take down.  

Restaurant Nights

We have restaurant nights covered this year but will need someone to take over soon! This includes contacting local restaurants to set up nights for our community to enjoy lunch/dinner, and a percentage of profits come right back to our PTO.

Reading Rivalry

This event is for 3rd - 5th graders.  Each grade level will have teams of students to read ten books, followed by a competition in the spring answering questions about the books.  Volunteer duties include a chair to organize the event and volunteers, parent volunteers to coach teams, creating study guides, and helping out on the day of the event.  

Book Fair

Middleton typically holds three book fairs throughout the year in November, February, and May.  Our book fairs raise money through Scholastic to purchase books for our school classrooms and library, along with other classroom necessities.  Volunteer needs include a one - two people to chair, setup/takedown, parents to take shifts selling books (shifts are usually 1-2 hours), restocking books as needed.  This year, we will likely hold at least one if not all book fairs virtually.

Picture Day

Parent volunteers are needed to assist with making sure kids are camera ready - checking hair is in place or making sure faces are free of evidence of snacks/lunch.

Box Tops for Education

General Mills generously donates money for each Box Top clipped and we need: A chair to organize the twice-yearly collections, distributing flyers to classrooms, and counting the collected Box Tops.  **This fundraiser has evolved to a digital platform and the collection has changed to mostly online submissions.*

Middleton Elementary

9105 Lake Road, Woodbury, MN 55125

Office: 651-425-4900

School Hours: 8:40 am - 3:10 pm

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