Armstrong loves its parent volunteers. In fact, there are so many things that we simply could not do without your help. If you are interested in helping at school - whether assisting with a class party, helping the teacher in the classroom, reading with students or even chaperoning a trip to the zoo - we want to make it easy for you. Volunteer once, sporadically, or on a regular basis. We're happy to have you. Contact our Campus Engagement Coordinator, Kelly Wheatley, for more information.
Anyone who would like to volunteer must:
- provide a photo ID to the front office
- complete an online application and upload a copy of your photo ID
The online application can be completed at home or the main office of any campus.
What happens next?
- A background check will be performed using the Raptor Volunteer Management System.
- You will receive an email to notify you when you may begin volunteering.
Contact the Campus Engagement Coordinator for more information and specific volunteer opportunities.
District volunteer resources
How can I help?
There's no shortage of places to plug in and help at school. Armstrong loves having helpers for:
Tuesday Envelope team
If you are available on Tuesdays, there is group of parents who stuff student envelopes with whatever information needs to come home that week. Some weeks there's a lot to be stuffed, others not as much. This group is always looking for helpers. To jump in here, feel free to just show up by 8:00 on a Tuesday you're available. One of the team will walk you through what to do in the cafeteria.
Teacher classroom helper
Classroom teachers might need help with things like cutting out laminating, filing, copying, reading to students and such. Sometimes, they may even have projects you can work on from home. To help your child's teacher, simply contact them by email.
Aviator Ace program
This special program is geared specifically toward encouraging male father figures to help out at school. Fathers, uncles, grandfathers, older brothers and the like are all welcome. Your day might consist of helping out in your student's classroom, reading to the class, helping the teacher or an administrator with a specific task. To help with this program, contact our counselor, Mrs. Mellony Wheatley.
Field trip chaperone
There are generally a few day trips taken by each grade level throughout the school year. Many of these trips utilize parent chaperones. Each school year, those interested in going along on field trips must complete an online volunteer application, as well as have their ID verified in the school office and a campus photo taken before the semester deadlines in which the field trip will take place.
Class party helper
The head room parent for each class will send home notes prior to December's holiday party and the Valentines' Day party. This might consist of assisting with a craft or a game, bringing food or helping to serve food, things of that nature. You can contact this parent using the information provided on the note and let them know you'd love to help.
Each year, Armstrong holds a schoolwide carnival. Help is needed with working a particular game station, working at the concessions table and selling carnival tickets. To help with carnival, contact PTA president Heather Malcolm or Carnival Chairperson Katie Julio.
Field Day helper
Our students eagerly look forward to Field Day each year. Our PE department plans a host of game stations that require a lot of assistants. There is also a need for adults to work water bottle stations when students need to re-hydrate. If this sounds like fun to you, you'll want to respond in late April/early May when the PE department sends home it's request for help form.