Volunteering – new orientation sessions are available!

Happy New Year, parents! After several requests before the holiday parties, Mrs. Bachman is offering three more volunteer orientation sessions. These will be the last sessions of the year!!! So, if you have not been to a volunteer orientation and want to volunteer between now and the end of the year, this is your last chance. Remember…one volunteer orientation AND a current background check are MANDATORY for anyone that wants to volunteer.

The last three dates and times are:

Jan 16 at 6:30 pm
Jan 19 at 8:30 am
Jan 23 at 7:30 am

If you have any questions, you can email me at hlsitko@gmail.com. Thanks!!


Book Fair 2017 – Wild West

It’s almost Book Fair time again! Our fair gets delivered and needs to be set up on Wednesday. We need a lot of volunteers then and for the following week. On Wednesday, we need volunteers to come immediately after school and help us set up the fair. Then, there are two hour shifts throughout the day and evenings the following week. Please take a look at our Sign Up Genius and see where you can help out. The details are in the description on that page.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING: If you want to volunteer during the school day, you MUST HAVE ATTENDED A VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION SESSION AND HAVE A COMPLETED BACKGROUND CHECK. Those things are not required for after school hours, because children are not permitted to be there without their parent or guardian. So, if you haven’t completed a background check or attended and orientation, you CAN volunteer for any shifts after 3:00.

Here is the Sign Up Genius link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4caeab2ba0fe3-cscpto

If you have any questions, please email Heather at hlsitko@gmail.com.

For a digital version of the flier, click here.

Thanks so much!
Heather Szczytko and Lauren Averill, Book Fair Co-chairs


Volunteer Orientation – 2017 Change!

Dear Parents and Friends,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! We are pleased to invite you to join the dedicated group of school volunteers who contribute so much of their time and talent to enrich our school and PTO programs. We encourage parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors to join us by volunteering for various activities in our school.

The Anne Arundel County Board of Education requires ALL VOLUNTEERS to attend the school’s volunteer orientation and view the sexual harassment and child abuse video before working with the children. Thank you for understanding that this is a requirement from the county, not our school, as a way of protecting our children and our volunteers.

Volunteer Orientations are scheduled for:

  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 at 9:00 a.m.
  • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 at 5:45 p.m. prior to Back to School Night
  • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 at 1:30 p.m.

AACPS requires that any volunteer or chaperone who will be working with children have a background check. Information about the county policy and the link for completing the background check can be found at:


In addition, there may be some field trips or activities that require a more extensive fingerprint- supported background check that requires an appointment and a fee. You will be notified by the school if that is necessary.

We look forward to having you be part of our volunteer team this year!

Christina Gehring, PTO President
Heather Szczytko, Volunteer Coordinator
Heather Bachman, Staff Liaison for Volunteers

Download a copy of this document here