Event Descriptions and Volunteer Opportunities
Picnic & Contribution Drive
On the first Friday evening of the school year, the PTA hosts a picnic for new and returning Butler students and parents to meet, play, and mingle! This is the main night to encourage parents to sign up for PTA membership which directly supports all students’ academic programs at Butler. Everyone who signs up for membership is entered in a raffle for some amazing prizes! We need parent volunteers during the picnic to help serve pizza, run the raffle and answer parents’ questions about Butler and the PTA.
A photographer comes to the Butler school to take individual portraits and class photographs of all the students. All students can keep their class photos, and parents may purchase the individual photographs to keep. Parent volunteers wait with students and encourage great smiles for their photographs!
This is an afternoon when Moozy’s donates 20% of all proceeds to the Butler PTA. Families are encouraged to meet up at Moozys for food and ice cream during these hours to fundraise for the PTA!
Walk/Bike to School Day
This event is an active push to encourage parents and students to leave the car at home and walk or bike to school. There are designated meet up spots on the way to school for people to gather and walk together. Parent volunteers walk with students, welcome students at the Butler playground as they arrive, and hand out stickers.
Garden Clean Up/Planting
The Butler is maintained by the PTA where we grow flowers and herbs, as well as compost. Parent volunteers help students weed, water, and tidy up the garden.
This year the PTA will host the 6th annual Fun Run! The Fun Run is the primary fundraiser for the Butler PTA, with the goal to raise over $18,000 to support field trips and in-school enrichment programs. The students collect pledges from friends, family, and neighbors and then participate in a multi lap run around the Butler school. Parent volunteers organize the Fun Run with the Fun Run committee, meeting throughout the month of October to elicit sponsorships, manage the student donations, and coordinate all the logistics to make the Fun Run happen.
Family Art Show
This is a Butler student art show where students can create art for display in the school for their fellow students and parents to come and view one evening! Parent volunteers organize, set-up, run art activities, and clean-up for this event.
Ice Skating Night
This is a fun night for all Butler families to ice skate together at the Skip Viglioro skating rink. Entrance is free for Butler families; simply bring your skates! We collect items for the food pantry this evening as well. Parent volunteers collect food pantry donations from Butler families and help coordinate drop-off to the food pantry.
Join your Butler friends for a night of storytelling at Butler! Students wear their pajamas and bring blankets to listen to a fun, local storyteller. Parent volunteers help onsite with the students, and set up/ clean up any additional activities that the coordinator organizing the event may plan.
Math & Science Night
This is a fun evening where parents organize math and science games and experiments, giving Butler students the opportunity to experience math and science in exciting ways. Parent volunteers create and run the games and experiments that evening, as well as help set up and clean up the activities.
This is a fun school dance where Butler students and their parents can dance the evening away to a local DJ. Parent volunteers set up, clean up, and sell water.
This is a show where Butler students display their many talents by performing individuals or group acts. There is a dress rehearsal the evening prior to the Saturday talent show to run through the performances.
Butler Bookstore Event
This is a fun evening to support the Butler PTA and Belmont’s local bookstore, Belmont Books. A percentage of all in store sales go to the PTA! As part of the event, there is a story time featuring Butler teachers, and books can be purchased for teachers’ classrooms. Parent volunteers help manage the Butler table hosting the teacher wishlists.
Teacher Appreciation Week
This week is filled with different activities each day; such as dress up like a teacher, high five a teacher, write notes to a teacher; where students show their appreciation for their teachers! As part of the teacher appreciation week, the Butler PTA hosts a staff luncheon.
The Butler PTA hosts this luncheon in appreciation for the Butler staff and teachers. Teachers are treated to a fun and delicious spread of food. Parent volunteers set up, decorate the area, clean up, and provide food.
Color Day is Butler’s end of the year field day that is full of fun games and activities. It is one morning filled with field day games; such as a water balloon toss, a sack relay, an obstacle course. Parent volunteers run the games and serve the refreshments.
4th Grade Moving On
4th graders celebrate moving on from the Butler with a ceremony attended by parents in the morning, and then an afternoon party with their classmates. Parent volunteers form the committee that plans the ceremony and the party. There are various tasks of varying hours for which the members of the committee are responsible.
Two hours for Butler/Belmont SERVES
This is a two hour event that partners with Belmont SERVES, where parent volunteers assist with tasks to help improve the Butler. We will offer a variety of helpful activities. Sign up is through Belmont SERVES.