At Voy Spears Jr. Elementary, the PTA provides many programs to help show support to our school. The following is a list of the PTA programs that VSE parents assist with. This page provides a brief description of each of the areas that you can become involved.
If you are interested in becoming involved or have any questions about any of the programs listed, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Before you can volunteer, a volunteer packet must be obtained from the office and completed. Please check in at the office to complete this form.
- Bus Driver Appreciation
VSE PTA recognizes our bus drivers each year with an appreciation breakfast, complete with hand-made thank you notes from students. A parent volunteer helps to coordinate this event.
Each year VSE PTA sponsors a school carnival, complete with games, prizes and food. Tickets are available for pre-sale at a discount, as well as at the door at full price. Volunteers are what make this event a success!
- Cultural Arts
PTA sponsors art activities throughout the year, including Tie Dye week.
- Fall/Spring Party
VSE PTA hosts Fall and Spring parties for all grade levels. Each grade is assigned a time during the day. Parent volunteers make these parties possible.
- Field Day
PTA provides volunteers that make Field Day possible. This event is always an end of year highlight for our kiddos. It takes many parents to help make this event a success!
- Field Trips
VSE PTA is proud to sponsor field trips each year for all grade levels. Past field trips have included Arts Partners trips, trips to the zoo, as well as trips to the School of Economics.
- 5th Grade Activities
Graduation from 5th grade is a big milestone. PTA sponsors a ceremony and end of year activities for 5th graders to celebrate their accomplishment.
- 4th Grade Activities
PTA supports and helps 4th grade plan their trip to Jeff City each year.
- Dad’s Day (Mornings With Dad)
Once a year Dads/Special Friends join their kiddo(s) before school in the cafeteria for breakfast. Donuts and juice are provided for the families and volunteers are needed to coordinate this event.
- Mom’s Day (Mornings With Mom)
Once a year Moms/Special Friends join their kiddo(s) before school in the cafeteria for breakfast. Volunteers are needed to coordinate this event.
- Grandparent’s/Special Person’s Day
This event is a fun day for Grandparents (or Special Friends) to join their grandchildren/friend in school for part of the day. They will spend some time in the child’s classroom, eat lunch and have the opportunity to visit the Book Fair and have their pictures taken.
- Health and Safety
Health and Safety activities include an annual blood drive and presentations during Dental Health Week. Volunteer help to coordinate these events.
- Library/Book Fair
School book fairs are a great opportunity to purchase books for a good price and support the school library at the same time. Parent volunteers are needed to help with this event.
- PAFLE (Family Events)
PTA sponsors several events for the whole family, including a Trunk or Treat, Family Event Night and Bingo for Books. Volunteers helps to coordinate these events.
- Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. VSE PTA supports this campaign with activities planned throughout the week in late October.
The National PTA Reflections Program is designed to enhance a quality arts education. The program provides opportunities for students to express themselves and to receive positive recognition for their artistic efforts.
Find out more here.
- Salute The School Week
VSE PTA sponsors a fun week of activities designed to show support for our school.
- Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
PTA wants VSE teachers and staff to know how much they are appreciated! PTA hosts teacher breakfasts and lunches, monthly treat days, as well as many special activities during Teacher Appreciation Week.
- Box Tops For Education
- Help support your school by clipping Box Tops for Education. These help fund money for your teachers’ classrooms. Find out more here.
VSE PTA appreciates donations from local businesses. Donations help defer costs of school activities.
VSE PTA awards a $500 scholarship each year to a Blue Springs High School student that is a VSE alumnus. Applications may be obtained from the high school counselor’s office.
VSE PTA sponsors a spirit wear sale each year. T-shirts and sweatshirts with VSE logos and images are available for purchase.
- Summertime Passes
PTA offers movie tickets, The Blue swimming passes, and other discounted tickets at the end of the school year for summer use.
- 2017-2018 Fundraising- 100% of funds raised stay at our school! Please consider donating.
- Bulletin Boards
Keep an eye on our bulletin boards outside your child’s classroom for upcoming events! Volunteers help maintain these boards for the teachers.
- Courtyard-Nature Center
PTA maintains the beautiful courtyard found between the 3rd and 5th grade hallways. Volunteers help maintain this garden by watering, weeding, and nurturing this beautiful area.
- Falcon Food Friends
Falcon Food Friends: VSE PTA provides volunteers each lunch period to support cafeteria staff and assist kiddos with things such as opening milks and juices.
- Helping Hands
Helping Hands bulletin boards are displayed outside each classroom. If you would like to help a classroom with needed supplies, select an item from the Helping Hands board, purchase the item, and drop the item off to the classroom or send the item to school with your child.
Social event for Kindergarten parents, refreshments for Grandparent/Special Person’s Day and other events throughout the year.
- Room Parent Committees
Room Parents help coordinate MAP testing snacks, teacher birthday and Christmas gifts, party volunteers, and new this year, Room Parents will assist with class baskets for Carnival Silent Auction.
- School Suppllies
VSE PTA sponsors a school supply order campaign at the end of each school year that allows parents to purchase grade level school supply packages for the following school year. Purchased packages are delivered to the classroom and available to students at Open House before the beginning of the school year.
- Online Volunteer Signups
Sign-up Genius is an on-line tool for creating and managing group sign up lists. VSE PTA uses Sign-Up Genius for many activities requiring parent volunteers. If you would like to receive volunteer opportunities for VSE, please sign up here: http://eepurl.com/bAKSUD
- Teacher Aides
Teachers requesting aides are matched up with parents volunteering an hour or two of their time per week. Aides help with copying or whatever teachers would like assistance with. Parents will not be assigned to their child’s grade level. Hours and times are flexible.
- Volunteer Hours
VSE receives funds for the amount of volunteer hours spent. Be sure to submit your volunteer hours throughout the year!
- Website/Facebook Administration
PTA’s goal is to communicate with parents in every avenue we can. Please visit www.voyspearspta.com or our facebook page here.
VSE PTA sponsors a yearbook available each year for purchase. Find out more about VSE Yearbooks here!