Capri PTA PROGRAMS
We are fortunate to have a school population with a variety of
backgrounds, skills, talents, and personalities.
If you would like to donate your time or have an idea that could benefit the school/programs, please let us know or find a committee to join!
Volunteer opportunities can be ongoing, monthly, or even just one-time.
"Volunteers are not paid ... not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless."
Here are some ways to learn about volunteer
opportunities with the Capri Elementary PTA
Check out the program descriptions below
Contact your child's classroom parent(s)
Chair: Anna Kronenberg
Parent volunteers teach art lessons within the classroom based on core curriculum. Supplies and online lessons plans are provided per grade and can be found in the PTA Room. Chairperson will support classroom Art Docents, order supplies, and organize participation per grade for the art show.
Ability Awareness Week
Chairs: Lani Miller
It is an annual event, usually in February, where students participate in various age-appropriate stations that will provide them an avenue to explore the individuals who in their world, live their day to day lives with physical or developmental challenges. The goal is to help participants feel more comfortable around people with disabilities teaching everyone about tolerance, acceptance and inclusion. Parent volunteer would coordinate with our Capri TRAC teachers to put together interactive and informational activities during the week for students.
Bike Safety Rodeo
Chairs: Reyna Maldanao, Hollie Dranginis
Implement a box top collection program where box tops are collected at various times throughout the school year. For each box top submitted, Capri Elementary will receive $0.10. Chairperson will implement saving program and create incentives for classroom participation.
Chair: Jessica Petree
The Book Exchange is a wonderful opportunity for students to bring in books that they have already read and exchange them for books that other students have brought in. Every Capri student will leave with at least one book. Chairperson will direct planning and organization of event with the help from volunteers to sort books by reading level and genre.
In-school event that brings the joy and excitement of reading to students. The library will transform into the look and feel of a bustling bookstore. The Chairs coordinate with Literati and Scholastic book companies to run and market book fairs. Chairs organize classroom visits and volunteers throughout the week. Chairs will host a Teacher Welcome event with the help of the Hospitality Chair and then coordinate the distribution of wishlist and reward books.
Box Tops for Education
Chairs: Erica Kan, Courtney LeDuc
Implement a box top collection program where box tops are collected or scanned at various times throughout the school year. For each box top submitted, Capri Elementary will receive $0.10. Chairperson will implement saving program and create incentives for classroom participation.
Capri de Mayo
Chairs: Denise Preston
Capri’s own Spring Fiesta is a celebration of our multicultural community. There's plenty of food, music, and fun activities. Everyone including friends and extended family is invited! Chairperson organizes event with volunteers assisting to run booths, supervise the attractions, work cash registers, set up activities, and tear down the show.
Chair: Tara Adams
Capri’s annual reading program designed to promote reading in a fun and motivating atmosphere. Chair person will be responsible for organizing the program and hosting the Medal Ceremony with the help of volunteers.
Chairs: Denise Preston, Adrienne Talbot
Come and join the fun before school, where children are invited to run/walk on the track at 7:30am. Students are responsible for goal setting and keeping track of their laps. Volunteers are needed for supervision. Chairperson will organize morning, work with lap tracker software, and present children with charms for miles they run or walk. Chair may also be asked to assist with the school Jog-a-thon.
Chair: Amy Zuanich
Show your Capri pride with custom items like apparel, water bottles, stickers, hats and much more...all sporting a new design!
Capri Wear is now available for purchase in our Online Shop (for pickup in person).
Community Serve Day
Chairs: Erica Kan, Amanda Cameron
Capri Community Serve Day is a fun way to get our Capri Families together to enhance and beautify our campus. It occurs once a semester on a weekend morning, with the focus of improving our outdoor space. Projects are selected and prioritized, from a wide range of tasks including gardening, refreshing planters, general campus clean up and improving outdoor spaces for our students to enjoy.
Chair: Glen Seidner
Join the Dad's club to support community events at school and meet other dads.
Representative: Bridget Burke
This is our English Language Advisory Committee that works to improve programs and services for English learners. A parent volunteer would attend the ELAC meetings, work closely with Audrey Critchlow to assist with Capri de Mayo, and act as the liaison between our English and non-English speaking communities.
Chair: Kendyl Kenny, Gina Bowen
A Wednesday lunch-time club led by students and parent volunteers that encourages a growth mindset and healthy behaviors through art, role-play, education and community. Badges will be awarded for periodic activities. Medal will be awarded for completion of the program.
A fun event to kick-off the school year done in the Fall, usually October. This Chair will coordinate the entire event from start to finish with the help of volunteers. The Chair will want to establish contracts with vendors prior to the event. This person will help with ticket sales, set-up, tear down, running the games, selling food, baked goods, etc.
Chair: Sara Schuhmann, Shannon Tondelli
Fun-filled, springtime event giving students the chance to celebrate the school year coming to an end. Students spend a day of outdoor activities, playing old fashioned and new-age agility games such as; Tug a War, Egg and Spoon, 50-yard dash, Spin the Bat. 3-legged races and much more. Chairperson would be in charge of organizing, planning and running the event with the help of volunteers.
Chair: Rebecca Macdonald
Parent volunteer to help the Capri School Gardens and possibly create an opportunity for each classroom to experience what it has to offer (i.e.: garden nutrition or gardening)
Chair: Tara Adams
Looking for a creative person to help the PTA with graphics and flyer design for our various programs and communications to the school. Graphics background or being proficient at Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PDF or other such software is ideal.
Chair: Rachel Woodfield
This committee works to inspire our kids to care for the environment, promoting sustainable practices on campus, posting environmental messaging around campus, celebrating Earth Day, encouraging waste-free lunches, or any green passions of the committee. The committee meets throughout the year, generally once a month to plan green initiatives.
This is a chance to get on campus to help with various hospitality needs the PTA has throughout the year. Looking for parents to volunteer time to show up prior to the ‘event’ to set up the table with food and drinks that will already be on site. It's a quick set up and not too time-consuming.
Chairs: Tiffany Rogers, Heather Iantorno
Chair: Lauren Calderone, Denise Preston
The Holiday Drive is an annual event where Capri families support other Capri families in need during the holiday season. New jackets, toys and gift cards are collected and distributed to our very own. Organize volunteers to create a "Store" of donated items for our Capri Families to shop.
Chair: Gina Bowen, Bill Shen
Put your running shoes on and support the school Jog-A-Thon! This works best with 2 Chairs to make this event happen. Chairpersons with the help of volunteers plans, implements and executes Capri PTA's largest fundraiser! Over 600 students participate by collecting donations, running and spreading school spirit!
Kindness Spirit Week
Chair: Lani Miller
Kindness Week encourages us to put kindness first and share it everywhere we go. It is a week, usually in January, when we focus on kindness as an important character trait, use kindness to improve self-esteem and create positive impacts on campus. Parent Volunteer would plan and organize this event for the school with fun activities that week for the kids and staff to create awareness and focus on being kind.
Chair: Michelle Silva
LEAP is a school-wide program that takes place during each class' regularly scheduled library time. It is an enrichment activity focusing on different monthly educational themes. Various displays will be posted to highlight each theme.
It's a Friday lunch-time club where 3rd-6th grade students gather to play a math game together called Math 24. It is an arithmetical puzzle in which the objective is to find a way to manipulate four integers so that the end result is 24. Parent volunteer coordinates school-wide competition to select participants for the district-wide competition.
Red Ribbon Week
Chairs: Kendyl Kenny, Gina Bowen
An early-intervention program to create awareness of healthy living choices. Red ribbons are used to remember drug enforcement agent, Kiki Camarena, who was killed on duty while trying to prevent illegal drug trafficking. The chairperson for this event, plans and implements a campus wide event where students attend age-appropriate assemblies and learn about healthy choices.
Chair: Rebecca Macdonald
This event happens in the spring. It provides students the opportunity to select a science project to work on and present at the fair. The chairperson works with volunteers to help with the setup, cleanup, and assists students when needed.
Chair: Diana Schaefer
Looking for a parent who is proficient in Spanish and English to volunteer their time and bilingual talent in working alongside the PTA to translate all our communication with a 24h turnaround time.
It's a commitment through the year with maybe needs of 1-2 hour a month.
Spring Auction & Gala
Chair: Denean Mosman
A Spring Fundraiser run by the EEF to help raise the other half of the necessary funds to support our "Wheel" program for the year.
The Spring Auction Chair will organize volunteers to plan, organize and coordinate both a Gala and Online Auction to raise these funds. The Spring Gala is enjoyed by parents, teachers, and staff and is typically done in March.
This week is dedicated to honor our WONDERFUL teachers and staff during National Teacher Appreciation Week. All week long, the school community will show our heartfelt thanks for their dedication to our children. The Chairperson for this event will develop a week long theme of appreciation for teacher's/staff as well as host a catered lunch.
Chair: Jessica Petree
The Variety Show is a fun opportunity to showcase the many talents of our very own students! Acts include singing, dancing, musical instruments, comedy, special talents and tricks, and more! Chairperson will direct the organization and execution of the event including conducting tryouts, working with students on their acts, holding a dress rehearsal, and managing the sound system and stage. This event is one of Capri’s favorites among families and admission is FREE!
Chair: Amy Zuanich
A wonderful compilation of our school is put together and available for purchase.
Volunteers are asked to take pictures during school events and programs.