"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others"  -Mahatma Gandhi

VOLUNTEERS MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE!

When volunteers commit to serving at a school, students achieve higher grades, have access to more opportunities, and gain community connections to help them thrive.

Edmonds School District requires volunteers to be screened and approved for in-person work prior to being in the school. The new application process is available by HERE.  PTA membership is appreciated, but not required to volunteer. Volunteers of every time level are appreciated!

Sign-up links for individual events will be found here during the year!

Get involved >> Volunteer@TerraceParkPTA.com


Math Night Postponed Due to Weather Concerns

We will reschedule for early in 2023.

MATH NIGHT RETURNS  Tues. Nov. 29th and needs your help!

  • The more volunteers we have, the more actives we can offer at this loved event!
  • Please sign-up early, to help us best organize our biggest family event! Math Night Volunteers get a free meal (pizza and a drink) and front row seats to making learning fun!

Math night has been a sponsored event of the PTA since 2000.  It is a family friendly event that allows students and parents alike to play, learn and have fun - with math!  Many volunteers are needed to help students smoothly participate in hands-on activities, construction and art projects, games, puzzles and more.  There have been booths for local vendors of educational and math supplies and exhibits from school and after school clubs.  Every student who attends Math Night receives a certificate for "One Free Math Homework Assignment".  Students also have the opportunity to earn prizes (3 per grade!) in multiple challenges, including estimation and remembering the most digits of pi.  How many digits can you remember? Concession items will be sold at the event.


Toy Drive   November 28th - December 1st

Let's help all the kids have happy holidays this year! Bring new, unwrapped toys to school from Nov.  28 - Dec 1st to donate to the Holly House. They give pajamas, socks, underwear, and toys to kids in our area who otherwise might not have them. Howler will be collecting donations in the morning and after school. 
Holly House is also looking for adult volunteers for their packing parties. The dates to help are:

  • Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 10 am to 4 pm
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 3 pm to 8 pm
    Located at the Holly House Headquarters, 17214 Hwy 99, Lynnwood, WA 98037

Celebrate our school at the Holiday Bazaar

December 15th from 6-8 p.m.


New this year, the PTA is hosting a Holiday Bazaar during their General Meeting.

Enjoy music, food and shopping! Students, their families, and teachers are welcome to reserve a table to sell your wares.  Food, hot chocolate, and snacks will be available for sale, with proceeds going to support the 6th Grade activities.  You are welcome to come and sell any handmade items or baked goods, or just come to shop and eat. There will also be a Cake Walk, with delicious cake, cupcake, and other dessert prizes.


BECOME A ROOM PARENT

Our teachers have requested an extra set of helping hands this year. Room parents communicate with the teacher to help with classroom needs and coordinate volunteering assignments. We are hoping to have a lead parent and an assistant Room Parent for each class. The role will vary with each classroom, but the Terrace Park PTA is happy to help you be the best room parent you can be!


We are thrilled for the return of in person opportunities to serve our school, teachers and students for the 2022-23 year!

Some of the events the PTA has planned and is looking forward to this year:

  • Sept 7-9th - Teacher Appreciation coffee & breakfast treats
  • Various other Teacher Appreciation events through out the year
  • Sept 10th - Campus Clean Up for the National Day of Service 
  • Sept 30 - Skate Night
  • Sept 30 - Oct 13 - Wolf Pride Fundraiser that funds our PTA magic
  • Oct 14th - Wolf Walk
  • Oct 24 - 28 Return of Conference Week Camps for after school 12-3pm each day
  • Nov 29th -  Math Night  returns!
  • Dec 9th - Movie Night
  • Dec 15 - Winter Bazaar & PTA General Meeting - Sell your crafts & baked goods & engage your PTA
  • Supporting our Para Educators hard work by funding their recognition T-shirts
  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Swim Night
  • Movie Night
  • Spring Read-a-thon fundraiser and literacy event
  • Glow Dance
  • Spring Carnival & PTA  General Meeting!
  • Earth Day clean up the weekend of April 22nd
  • Return of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Science) Night in late spring
  • 6th Grade Moving On Ceremony
  • And of course, continuing our funding $300 to each classroom to fill the needs of our teachers!

More to come! Please stay tuned, become a member, volunteer how ever you can, follow us on social media for opportunities to participate and know what is happening at Terrace Park! Thank you for being a part of our community! Sign up to help out by contacting Volunteer@TerraceParkPTA.com and look out for event sign-up links.



Volunteer with the PTA

Volunteers are the backbone of our organization.  Without volunteers we would not be able to offer all of the activities, events, programs or enrichment opportunities that make Terrace Park such an amazing school.  The list of needs a volunteer can fill are endless and the special talents of volunteers cannot be purchased.

Who Can Volunteer? 

You!  Working parents, stay-at-home parents, young adults, grandparents, aunts and uncles, community members-basically anyone can be an invaluable volunteer.  Even if you only have an hour to spare, we can use your help.  Unable to make it to the school during school hours?  There are plenty of volunteer activities that can be done from home.  For security, in-person volunteers must be screened and pre-approved by the Edmonds School District. Get screened now, approval lasts a year.

What Skills Are Required?  

A love of children is all that is required.  While there is always a need for those with expertise in a given area such as communications, marketing, social media, legislation, etc., there are endless tasks at every level.  From stuffing envelopes and stapling packets to supervising and directing children, there is truly something for everyone.

How Often Must I Volunteer?

There is no minimum amount of time required to volunteer.  If you have a spare hour or two once a year, that is enough.  You can run a table at math night, staple student handouts one week, or help at the Book Fair one afternoon.  If you are willing and able to commit more time throughout the year, there are countless volunteer opportunities available, such as heading an activity committee or joining the PTA board. Follow us for Sign-Ups for individual events during the year!

Why Do People Volunteer?

There are many reasons why people volunteer. 

  • Learn something new
  • Get to know our community
  • Gain new skills
  • Have a sense of purpose
  • Help your child's school be better
  • Explore a career

Thank you for all who showed up for our 2022 Campus Clean Up events!
Huge piles of bark were spread over weeded and cleared areas, bushes were trimmed, blackberries removed and garbage picked up! We couldn't do it without your input and effort!
Our school is better when we work together!


2022 Edmonds Arts Festival reopened and was fantastic!

We were thrilled to have this art showcase return to the community!  Father’s Day Weekend • June 17-19th

Art makes your brain grow!

Highlighting student art from every school and grade across the Edmond School District wouldn't be possible without participation of a few volunteers from each school. Thank you for supporting the Edmonds Art Festival by supporting creativity, attending and, of course, volunteering! We enjoyed seeing you June 17-19th at the Frances Anderson Center & Field in Edmonds and look forward to 2023!

The Edmonds Arts Festival is a volunteer-run event, and we need your help to make it happen! Every year volunteers are needed with:

  • Information Booth
  • Artist Booths
  • Gallery Arts
  • Parking & Transportation
  • Kids Arts

If you want to meet your neighbors, help your community, and celebrate the artists' return, consider filling a shift next Spring!