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


Annual Back to School Night

11898652_990770110945124_7248459947002262661_n September 8th, 2015, (TONIGHT!) is Back to School night. It starts at 6:30pm with two sessions to give you the opportunity to meet with your child(s) teachers. Also, if anyone needs to watch the new volunteer sexual harassment video, it will be running in the media center with Mrs. Bachman.

Take advantage of this opportunity to see the world your child inhabits every day and meet the people in charge. It’s one of the best ways to begin to build that all-important home-school connection.

We hope to see you at the Elementary school tonight!


Holiday Shop is coming December 11&12!

941852_10152024172783724_1394781174_nThe Holiday season is in full swing and Heather Kilpatrick is excited for everyone to come and join the PTO for their annual Holiday Shop.

We thought about renaming the Holiday Shop this year to The Kilpatrick’s Holiday Shop. Why? I did a quick internet search and found that Heather has been doing the shop since 2007.

From the CSCPTO Website from November 2007:

“Holiday Secret Shop (Chair: Heather Kilpatrick) Fundraiser on behalf of Destination Imagination. Help with the fun child-oriented event scheduled for early December. Volunteers needed to shop for sale items and help on the day of event. This was a very popular and exciting evening for the kids last year. Please help make this an annual event.”

Heather loves doing this event and it shows. It’s a GREAT and inexpensive way for your children to pick up a little something for all of us parents; for our hard work and efforts, for our love, and for buying them their new iPads.

There will be exciting new items this year for Mom, Dad, Grandma and Grandpa, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, your pets and your teachers.

[alert type=”info” close=”no”]Children whose last names begin with A-M will shop on Thursday, December 11th.[/alert] [alert type=”info” close=”no”]Children whose last names begin with N-Z will shop on Friday, December 12th.[/alert]

Times are from 4-7pm in the Media Center. Heather hopes to see you all there. (Oh, and so does the rest of the PTO too!)

Further details and a calendar reminder can be found here. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated so contact Heather for more details.

Christmas donation