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!!


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!