Volunteer Opportunities

We have many events and fundraisers that need your help.  Would you like to man a booth for an hour at Halloween Carnival? design a school bulletin board? collect Safeway card numbers at your work place or church? run the register at book fair? count Box Tops or Labels for Education? pop popcorn at movie night?

There are so many things to do in PTO.  Don’t have time you say?  A lot of these can be done at home.

Read down the list of committees, if you have questions about what that committee does or want to help with that committee, send us an e-mail at ocostapto@yahoo.com and we will put you in touch with the committee chairperson.  It’s that easy.


  • Halloween Carnival – Eileen Kord & Edna Weber
  • Box Tops – Lacey Bishop & Eileen Kord
  • Apparel/Spiritwear – Laurie Deranleau
  • Bulletin Board – Edna Weber
  • Recycling Programs – Nichole Wyland
  • Teacher Appreciation – Edna Weber & Michelle Kachman
  • Labels for Education – Eileen Kord (open for new volunteer!)
  • Bingo Night – Laurie Deranleau & Erin Snider
  • Escrip/Safeway Club Cards – Edna Weber
  • Missoula Theater – Sandy Sweeney (1st grade teacher)
  • Movie Nights – Nichole Wyland, Stephanie Storino & Angela Weasa
  • My Coke Rewards – Julie Hitt (elementary librarian)
  • Sunny D Book Spree – Lacey Bishop
  • PTO Family Fun Night – NEED CHAIRPERSON
  • Valentine’s Day Fundraiser – NEED CHAIRPERSON
  • Mother’s Day Fundraiser – NEED CHAIRPERSON
  • Website, Facebook & Media – Brook Priest & Eileen Kord
  • Teacher Treats – Melissa Huerta
  • Wreath Fundraiser – Cassandra Carriker & Stephanie Storino
  • “Your Idea Here” – Have an idea for a new event or fundraiser??


Handy in the kitchen? Want to whip up some tasty treats for staff on campus?  Each month we have parents make a treat and drop in off in the teacher lounge, with a quick note of appreciation, for them to enjoy.  It can be whatever “treat” you would like to create or purchase.  Plan on around 30-40 treats for your school.  Melissa Huerta is the coordinator and will send out reminders and fill spots as needed.


  • September – PTO
  • October – Lacey Bishop
  • November -Karyn Mirante
  • December – Laurie Deranleau
  • January – Liz Coverdale
  • February – Brook Priest
  • March – Nichole Wyland
  • April – Michelle Kachman
  • May – Edna Weber
  • June – Kim Prigmore

Jr/Sr High School:

  • September – PTO / Lacey Bishop
  • October – Melissa Huerta
  • November – Eileen Kord
  • December –
  • January – Melissa Watkins
  • February – Helen Gundersen
  • March – Nichole Wyland
  • April – Maggie Cerda
  • May –
  • June – Kim Prigmore



The elementary room parent serves as a liaison between the PTO, teacher and the students’ parents.  Room parents need to network with those parents to keep them current on PTO and classroom volunteer opportunities and needs.

  • Stoddard (Pre-School) –
  • Beese (K) –
  • Schueber (K) –
  • Idso (1st) –
  • Sweeney (1st) –
  • George (2nd) –
  • M. Sperline (2nd) –
  • Saul (3rd) –
  • O’Meara (3rd) –
  • Samuelson (4th) –
  • Waara (4th) –
  • Anderson (5th) –
  • J.Sperline (6th) –
  • Ball (5th) –
  • Ably (6th) –


watch dogsWATCH D.O.G.S. (something for just the guys!)

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) – Is the father involvement initiative of the National Center for Fathering that organizes fathers and father figures in order to provide positive male role models for the students and to enhance school security. Today, more than 2276 active programs in 41 states participate in the WATCH D.O.G.S. Program.

Who are WatchDOGS? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other adminstrator.

This fantastic program is in it’s 2nd year at Ocosta!  The  Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support program that is helping to create a consistent and positive environment at the school. Sign up to volunteer again in your child’s classroom or at recess and lunch to have big impact on the success of all of our students.  We are hoping to develop a greater male presence on our school campus.

To learn more about it contact Counselor Tricia Flint at 268-9125 ext 110.


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