Want to Get Involved? 

There are loads of opportunities to be a part of Kolter, especially in our annual events! Find something that speaks to you. Thank you in advance — volunteers are a BIG part of what makes Kolter amazing for our kiddos!

NOTE: With Covid and social distancing, this year’s events are tentative.

VIPS

Before you can volunteer, you must register online with VIPS, Volunteers in Public Schools, at HISD. All volunteers must pass an ANNUAL criminal history background check before they can participate as a volunteer. Go Here

YEARBOOK

Join the yearbook team and take photos at events, sell 5th grade dedication ads, or help to put the actual yearbook together! yearbook@kolterpto.com

WELCOMING (fall/spring)

Welcome families to Kolter and help in planning, coordination, promotion and execution of the annual Kindergarten Roundup (held in April for all incoming Kindergarteners and their parents), Kindergarten Playdate (August), Snow Cone Social (August) and [...]

TEACHER APPRECIATION

Shower our teachers with Kolter love throughout the school year and help with monthly treats, staff lunches, and teacher appreciation week (May). thankyou@kolterpto.com

SPIRIT WEAR

Assist in design, order, promotion, and distribution of Kolter spirit wear. spiritwear@kolterpto.com

SPIRIT NIGHT

Help to identify local restaurants willing to participate, communicate with restaurant owners, create and distribute Spirit Night fliers, ensure collection of funds, thank restaurants appropriately. There is one Spirit Night per month for the school [...]

SCHOOL SUPPLIES (fall/spring)

Support chair in working with faculty to determine each grade’s needs for school supplies for the following year and help to secure bids on supplies, coordinate preorders, and organize volunteers for distribution at the start [...]

ROOM PARENT

Serve as main communicator of all important PTO information to parents in your child’s class and coordinate classroom volunteers for teachers as needed. Touch base with teacher throughout school year to best support classroom needs, [...]

PARENT/CHILD DANCE (winter)

Assist in ticket sales, soliciting volunteers, planning activities, coordinating food, decorations, and assist with other logistics to make Kolter’s annual family dance a success! parentchilddance@kolterpto.com

I HEART KOLTER

Assist in planning and encouraging participation in our annual family giving campaign. This two-month campaign is the PTO’s primary source of unrestricted contributed income and provides funds for sustaining PTO spending on behalf of the [...]

GREEN INITIATIVE

Assist in implementation and promotion of environmentally responsible protocol on campus and at school events. green@kolterpto.com

THE GRASSROOM (Garden/Prairie/Pond)

Work with the team to promote and facilitate the implementation of “The Grassroom” plans. Want to get your hands dirty? Work with Kolter-parent Pilar Hernandez to oversee the maintenance and general wellness of our Kolter [...]

GALA AUCTION (winter)

Solicit silent and live auction donations, pick-up donations, assist in putting items into database and software, help with display of items day of event, and work with chairs to follow-up after event on item delivery. [...]

FIELD DAY (spring)

Help plan, organize, and execute a fun day of games and activities for the entire student body during the spring semester. fieldday@kolterpto.com

DAD’S CLUB

Encourage participation from dads and possibly grandfathers willing to participate in special projects throughout the year. dadsclub@kolterpto.com

CARNIVAL (spring)

Create games and booths, coordinate with room parents on classroom booths, help with ticket sales, promote event and assist with necessary pre-event, event and post-event logistics. carnival@kolterpto.com

CAMPOUT ON THE PRAIRIE COMMITTEE (fall)

Assist in organizing, promoting and coordinating an overnight campout event on the Kolter field where families enjoy dinner, snacks and an outdoor movie before sleeping under the stars in the tents they’ve pitched. campout@kolterpto.com

BOX TOPS/ REWARD AND INCENTIVE PROGRAM

Assist in the collection and submission of Box Tops for Education tabs (paper and electronic) throughout the year. Research additional reward and incentive programs for Kolter to consider. affiliates@kolterpto.com

BOOSTERTHON (spring)

A two-week pledge-based fundraiser where students seek out per-lap before lacing up their running shoes for a fun-run! Proceeds from the fundraiser go to support designated projects, like the outdoor learning spaces. Assist chair in [...]

BOOK FAIR FAMILY DINNER

Assist in planning, promoting, set-up, decorations, and food pre-order for book fair dinner. We also host our GRANDS  on this night. grands@kolterpto.com

BOOK FAIR (fall)

A three-day book sale with associated events; funds raised support and improve the Kolter library. Assist in planning, gathering teacher wish lists, decorations, and coordination with Scholastic. bookfair@kolterpto.com