Watch D.O.G.S.

Watch DOGS in action

The Watch D.O.G.S program (Dads of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center For Fathering. Watch D.O.G.S. are fathers, grandfathers, uncles and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at an official Watch D.O.G.S. school.


There are many ways you can volunteer through our PTA.

  • Officer position
  • Newsletter
  • Hospitality
  • Membership
  • Room Parent
  • Fall Fest
  • Movie nights
  • Staff appreciation 
  • Mother/Father events

The opportunities are endless, but perhaps the most important way you can support Lister's PTA is by joining. You may join online at: www.joinpta.org or make a check payable to Lister Elementary PTA. The annual membership dues per member are $10.

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We have a few open positions on the PTA board this year. For information on Lister Elementary's Parent Teacher Association, visit the PTA page.




Lister's gardens are growing, and could use your help. This year, with the help of a grant from Garland Education Foundation, each grade level has been given a garden bed to grow anything they choose with the expectation of maintaining a healthy garden. Our Fall garden party started us off in the right direction by filling each bed with rich soil and the capability for magical things to come.  


You could volunteer by:

  • signing up to be a "garden parent" 
  • help maintain by watering, fertilizing, weeding etc.
  • maintain gardens during the summer months


Volunteer appreciation








As a way of saying "thank you", we have an appreciation breakfast for all of our volunteers at the end of the year.  Whether you are on our PTA board, or simply helped out on a field trip, we are thankful for your support. 

How to volunteer


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

Volunteer guidelines

Volunteer application process

We appreciate every volunteer.  Contact our Campus Engagement Coordinator, Amy Monzon-DeJesus for more information. 

Support opportunities

Box Tops for Education

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Box Tops for Education lets you earn money for Lister Elementary using everyday products that you buy for your home. Every time you purchase a Box Top for Education product, trim the Box Top on the dotted line and send it to school with your child. Each Box Top is worth 10¢ for our school. 

Amazon Smile

Did you know that PTA Texas Congress Vernal Lister Elementary has a unique Amazon Smile link that makes it easier for you to find and support our organization? You will automatically be asked if you want to support PTA Texas Congress Vernal Lister Elementary.