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Volunteer Opportunities

A successful school needs support from parents, students, staff, and the community. We welcome your involvement and look forward to it. For safety, our volunteer opportunities that work directly with students will require a background check. Please click here to get more information about a background check. We have two ways to get involved: directly through our PTSA and directly through the school itself.

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School Based Volunteer Opportunities - Mustang Parent Action Committees (MPAC)

To be a school based volunteer it is important to have the proper training and background check. Click here for training information about volunteering in schools. Click here for the "Acknowledgement of School Volunteer Privacy Form".

 

Front Office

This committee assists our main office staff when needed. For example, if a clerk or the secretary is out for the day or if we anticipate a large crowd such as during the first week of school. Members of this committee may also sign up for weekly office duties.

Time Commitment: Typically 1 to 2 hours per week (Based on 3 committee members serving 1 shift each week)

Coffee and Conversations

This committee assists with the preparation and registration of parents for Principal Nelson's Coffee and Conversations. Coffee and Conversations is an hour long visit with the principal and parents which usually has two parts and occurs in the morning. First, a message that our principal wants to share with parents. This could be about instruction, assessment, safety, or other school related topics which parents should be aware. Second, is a question and answer segment. This segment is intended for parents to ask questions or provide input to our principal about school related topics.

Time Commitment: 6 - 8 hours per school year (Based on 3 or 4 events per year. Each event takes approximately 2 hours - including setup.)

House Cup

This committee assists our faculty with the concessions provided during our House Cup activities. This includes set up and manning of our concessions carts. The House Cup Committee will also help with the sporting events during House Cup. House Cup activities take place Wednesday afternoons and are an amazing way for students to bond and build teamwork skills.

House Cup events take place every Wednesday from 3:15 - 4:15.

Time Commitment: 1.5 hours per month (Based on 8 committee members serving 1 shift per month)

Lunch N' Learn

This committee assists with the preparation and registration of parents for Principal Nelson's Lunch 'N Learn series. Lunch 'N Learn is an hour long visit with the principal and parents which usually has two parts and occurs around lunch time. Guests are invited to purchase a lunch from our school cafeteria or bring their own. The first portion of the visit consists of a message that our principal wants to share with parents. This could be about instruction, assessment, safety, or other school related topics which parents should be aware. The second session is a question and answer segment. This segment is intended for parents to ask questions or provide input to our principal about school related topics.

Time Commitment: 6 - 8 hours per school year (Based on 3 or 4 events per year. Each event takes approximately 2 hours - including setup.)

Student Recognition Store

The Student Recognition Store is a way for schools to encourage good behavior. With the PBIS program, students earn points for being respectful, being responsible, and being safe at school. Students can “spend” their points at the school’s PBIS store! The store is open from 11:05 - 12:35 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of most weeks throughout the school year. We need parents to assists with running and restocking the Student Recognition Store.

Time Commitment: 1.5 hours per month (Based on 4 committee members serving 1 shift per month)

Campus Beautification

The Beautification Committee assists our Principal with projects that will help improve the interior and exterior of our school to provide a more welcoming and positive atmosphere. Current projects include Pansy Planters and rejuvenating the garden just outside of the library.  Other Projects will be added as they arise.

Time Commitment: Varies by project

Bulletin Boards

Making our school look good and communicating information to our students and parents is important. If you would like to help maintain our Parent Information Board in the Main Office or the student information boards over the water fountains in the common areas, this is the place for you to plug in your talents!

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PTSA Opportunities

There are many ways to get plugged in to our school through our PTSA. To be a chair of a committee, you do need to be an active member of the PTSA.

PTSA Communications Committee: Prepares and distributes main communication vehicles for the PTSA. Examples include promoting PTSA activities and events, administers PTSA social media, manages PTSA website, and email distribution lists, publishes newsletter, etc.

Time Commitment: Varies and is very flexible with schedules.

PTSA Fundraising Committee: PTA/PTSA is the nations largest volunteer child advocacy orgainization. The Pine Mountain PTSA raises funds for multiple initiatives and activities to support our students. Some of the things that we help fund are teacher's grants, USA Testprep, student social events, family engagement programs, and a host of other important events that enrich the PMMS student's lives.

School Store: The school store is located inside our school and open to students during select times. The PTSA volunteers working in the school store sell concessions and school supplies.
Membership Drives (PTSA) - This committee develops programs and activities that increase membership  in the Pine Mountain Middle School PTSA. The PTSA is the largest child advocacy organization in the United States. PTSA membership dues go to fund teacher grants, educational programs for students like USA Testprep, student activities, etc. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.
General Fundraising - The general fundraising committee is responsible for developing ideas and coordinating volunteers to carry out a successful fundraising event.
Passive Fundraising - Identifies and manages passive (No Cost2U) fundraisers. Examples are Amazon Smiles, Publix, Shutterfly, etc.
Spirit Nights

Time Commitment: Varies depending on type of event and number of committee members.

PTSA Programs: This committee is instrumental in developing and organizing the critical PTSA programs that will support the mission of advocating for our students.

Family Engagement
Red Ribbon Week
Diversity and Inclusion

Time Commitment: Varies depending on type of program and number of committee members. 

PTSA Student Activities and Recognition Committee: This committee is responsible for planning, overseeing, and/or supporting various activities planned by the school to support school goals.

Mighty Mustangs - The “Mighty Mustang” wall signing event occurs each 9-week grading period.  This celebration of “Academics”, “Amazing Attitude” and “Arts & Athletics” gives teachers the opportunity to recognize students for one of those categories. Parents are invited and students are given refreshments, in addition to a certificate and the opportunity to sign their name on a “Mighty Mustang”.  
Back to School Bash - Offering an after school event for students to socialize, eat pizza, and dance,  the Pizza Party is a fun activitiy that our PTSA sponsors to help make our school an exciting plance for kids.
Eigth Grade Events - The 8th Grade Events Committee is resposnisble for working with school administration in planning and hosting these three culminating activities for our Mustangs leaving Pine Mountain Middle School.
  • 8th Grade Dance
  • 8th Grade Picnic
  • Wall of Honor Banquet - 8th grade students earning all A’s on their report cards, during their entire 3-year middle school career, will be recognized in May at our Wall of Honor Banquet where they will have the opportunity to leave their handprint on the "Wall of Honor" as they leave Pine Mountain. This is an invitation only event.

Time Commitment: Varies based on type of event and number of committee members.

PTSA School Service Committee: To help ensure Pine Mountain Middle School is the best place to teach, lead, and learn, the School Service Committee addresses several areas of school needs.

Grade Level Parent Leaders - There will be two parent leaders per grade level that will assist the staff chair persons with things such as copies, bulletin boards, field trip chaperones, etc.
Staff Appreciation - This committee works on various events for staff throughout the year. As examples, they plan "Soup for Souper Staff and Staff Appreciation Week.
Duty Free Lunches - This committee helps relieve teachers during lunch time by covering lunchroom supervision for staff. This is planned in coordination with the principal.

Time Commitment: Typically 1 to 3 hours per event.

Meet and Greet and Curriculum Night

Meet and Greet - Occurs just prior to the start of the school year. This committee works to help recruit and promote PTSA membership as well as assists our new and returning families by creating a warm and welcoming environment.
Curriculum Night (Open House) - This event occurs after the start of the school year and is the same concept as Meet and Greet. However, during this event parents are able to learn more about the specific curriculum of our school by meeting their student's teachers.

Time Commitment: 1 to 2 hours planning time, plus 2 to 2.5 hours per event for committee members. There are only 2 events each year.

This committee helps relieve teachers during lunch time by covering lunchroom supervision for staff. This is planned in coordination with the principal.

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