There are countless ways for parents to become involved at Central Park Elementary.  We have a place for everyone!  This list below provides a better understanding of the wide variety of PTO opportunities available. Don’t forget to sign up as a booster to receive all the volunteer details!  THANK YOU!!!

2020-21 Volunteer Opportunities:

Box Tops Coordinator: Organize and set up box tops program and report our fundraising totals at PTO meetings. Thank you, Jessica Epps!

Lost & Found Coordinator: Sort through and take pictures of lost and found items and post to our Facebook page. Thank you, Camille Harpole!

**Spirit Sticks Coordinator: View and Order Spirit Sticks from our preferred vendor and set up sales 2-4 times per school year.

**Spirit Sticks Sales: Help with the sale of spirit sticks before school 2-4 times per school year.

Scholarship Coordinator: CPE PTO awards a scholarship each year, coordinator to review applications and create a committee as needed

Hospitality Chair: Plan fun and creative ways to show our teachers how much we appreciate them! Assist with budget determination in order to plan events for teachers throughout the year, including luncheons and gifts. Thank you, Mara Dougherty!

Hospitality Staff Appreciation – We love to express our appreciation to teachers and staff at CPE a few times a year! Volunteer to be involved by working with the Hospitality Chair on breakfasts or lunches, Teacher Appreciation Week, and other small celebrations to support our teachers. 

Gators Give Back/School Resources Coordinator: Work with the school counselor to fill student needs and coordinate community outreach programs. Thank you, Mandy Bean!

Gators Give Back Team is a volunteer group working together to meet the needs of kids from our school family. We believe that human dignity is worth fighting for. Our heart is to volunteer our time and resources to help fulfill needs such as clothing, food, and shoes. Click HERE to join our Gators Give Back distribution list and stay informed of needs within our school family.

**Tailgator Chair: Coordinate our “Welcome Back to School” fall carnival. You will work within a designated budget to provide fun, safe activities and games to welcome our students back to school!

**Tailgator Volunteer – Work with our Tailgator chairperson on our “Welcome Back to School” fall carnival. Volunteers may set up, clean up, and run various games or stations. This is the best party of the year and a great way to meet new people.

**Gator Get Down Chair: Coordinate the school’s Fall dance-a-thon fundraiser by heading the committee

**Gator Get Down Committee: Work with the Gator Get Down chairperson to assist in organizing the school’s Fall dance-a-thon fundraiser. Create flyers, identify prizes, and raise excitement .

Central Park PTO board would love to have any parents interested in joining a future board visit with current board members to learn the ropes and/or to shadow the 2020-2021 board. Please email us for more information.

Supply Drives: Would you be willing to help organize a drive to help our teachers stock essential classroom supplies such as Clorox wipes, Expo markers, etc.?

Communication Helper: Are you a thrill seeker that enjoys heights? We could use your help by bringing your ladder to the school to help us change out the lettering on the school sign.

Teacher Assistance: Help our teachers by picking up a packet of papers that need sorted and cut and return to school. This is a great opportunity for volunteers who do not have as much flexibility in their schedule and parents of our virtual learners!

Book Fairs – Scholastic Book Fairs are held during the school year to help raise funds and earn books for the school library.  Volunteers assist students with the selection and purchase of their books.  Book fairs will be virtual this year so PTO involvement will be minimal.

Booster Club – Join Booster Club to show your support for CPE. The Booster Club is our major fundraiser for the year and takes the place of catalog or door-to-door fundraisers. 

Gator Dads & Dudes Coordinator – Manage a calendar to create sign-ups for our CPE Dads, Grandfathers, Uncles or father figures to volunteer at the school.

Gator Dads & Dudes – CPE Dads, Grandfathers, Uncles or father figures are invited to volunteer at least one day during the school year. Gator Dads are asked to sign up any time their schedule allows. You may assist with facility projects, carline, or

**Please contact us if you are interested in helping with any events and/or fundraisers throughout the year! If you are interested in helping with an event that is not listed OR if you have ideas for new events, we would love to hear from you!

** These opportunities are currently on hold due to Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines.


Box Tops Coordinator: POSITION FILLED, thank you Mara Dougherty!

Lost & Found Coordinator: POSITION FILLED, thank you Emily Mertig!

Spirit Sticks Coordinator: POSITION FILLED, thank you Andrea Gomez & Becky Query!

Scholarship Coordinator: POSITION FILLED, thank you Rebecca Winters!

Hospitality Chair: POSITION FILLED, thank you Amanda Morrow!

Central Park Gives Back/School Resources Coordinator: POSITION FILLED, thank you Mandy Bean!

Tailgator Coordinator: POSITION FILLED, thank you Amanda Morrow!