Get VIPS Approved + Volunteer
All volunteers must register online and undergo the annual background check prior to volunteering in the school. Volunteers can work in any HISD school for the school year once cleared by the background check.
Volunteer Opportunities & Descriptions
Check out our volunteer opportunities awaiting you at Poe. Let us know what your volunteer interests are by filling out our Volunteer Interests Form.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Poe Elementary welcomes and encourages all parents to participate in school activities. Our PTO volunteers make it possible for the school to conduct programs that enhance its students' and teachers' educational environment. The descriptions offer a brief overview of the roles and responsibilities of the Poe PTO Board and committees taken from the by-laws. Positions are for one-year terms beginning July 1st and ending June 30th.
Please note that underneath each chair position there are numerous volunteer needs.
Are you interested in supporting our campus related initiatives? Whether you are great with outdoor projects or hospitality is the name of your game, we have lots of volunteer needs to choose from.
- Building & Grounds
- Community Relations
- Lost & Found
- Outdoor Education
- School Supplies
- Staff Appreciation
- Reading Mentor
- Uniform Store
Family Experience & Enrichment
Are you interested in providing an enriched educational experience for our students and families? We have so many opportunities for you to show off your creativity.
- All Art Day
- Career Week
- International Festival
- Speaker Series
- Heritage Committee
Are you interested in helping our PTO raise money for our school? We have several fundraising opportunities to choose from.
- Book Fair
- Corporate Development/Poe Partners
Are you interested in helping with our communication needs? Are you adept at technology or other creative endeavors? We could use you in any one of our communications roles.
- Membership Toolkit (our website communications tool used for email communications, school directory, online sales, and more)
- Poe in the Know Monthly Newsletter
Volunteer Coordination & Representatives
Our Volunteer Coordination & Representatives roles include the following:
- Incoming Kindergarten Representative
- Magnet Representative
- Parent Representative - Bilingual
- Grade Level Representatives
2022-2023 Board of Directors
Jennifer Pardue Perry
2023-2024 Board of Directors
Board of Directors/Committee Chairmen
Consists of Executive Board members of the PTO and the persons who are the Chair and/or Co-Chairs of the PTO Committees. Committee Chair(s) are delegated the authority and responsibility to see that the functions of their project or committee are organized and performed, and they shall report directly to the Executive Committee. The Chair(s) are authorized to organize other volunteers to assist them in carrying out their project or committee’s functions and may determine how many volunteers are needed, and who they are. The Chairs shall keep files reflecting their work, contacts, and expenditures. Positions are for one-year terms beginning July 1st and ending June 30th.
Consists of President, Past President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-President Budget/Finance, Vice-President VIPS/Membership, Vice-President Administration and School Principal. The Executive Board shall conduct the business of the Board and the Poe PTO between Board meetings as is reasonable and appropriate, and the Board may otherwise delegate specific authority and responsibility to the Executive Board to carry out activities and functions of the Poe PTO. The Executive Board meets monthly prior to the upcoming monthly PTO Meeting. Positions are for one-year terms beginning July 1st and ending June 30th.More
Consists of the President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, VP Finance, VP VIPS Administration, VP VIPS Communication, School Principal, one Teacher Representative, and two PTO Members. Prior to April 30th the Budget Committee will meet two (2) times to draft a proposed budget covering a one year time period from July 1st to June 30th. The draft budget is based upon past performance, Budget Committee, Board, and School Principal input, and contains estimated income and non-capital expenses for the PTO. The draft budget is then provided to the Executive Committee fourteen (14) days and to the entire PTO membership seven (7) days prior to the May PTO meeting. The general PTO membership votes at the May PTO meeting on the proposed budget for the following school year.More
Recommends a slate of nominees for the Executive Board, Committee Chairs and other Board positions to be considered for approval by the Board at its May Board meeting and elected by the PTO members at the May PTO meeting. Total Nominating Committee members will be five (5) determined from a slate of ten (10) and elected by a majority vote of the PTO Board prior to March 31st. Nominating Committee members will meet two times between April 1st and April 15th to develop a recommended slate.More
Chamber Door - $250+
The Wade Family
The Vykoukal Family
Family of Divya McDonald
Ben & Melissa Flack
Angela and Mario Chairez
The Bells - $50 or More
Aaron Chang & Geneva Li
Blaine River Jordan
Moe Connect Management