2023 – 2024 PTA EVENTS
Edgemont is the smallest school in MPS but we have a huge slate of events planned for this year. We depend on volunteers to plan and staff each event. Interested in learning more or leading an event? Contact us at email@example.com
Hispanic Heritage Night
An all-day, all-school celebration of the harvest and good stewardship of the earth! Students engage in hands-on learning activities like scarecrow building, visiting a petting farm, and more! It’s a full day of fun, experiential learning for the kids. Volunteers staff and run the stations and help with set-up and clean-up.
This is one of the kids’ favorite events! Kids (and adults) are invited to an afternoon of costumed fun! Volunteers DJ the party in the back of the school and there are lots of tricks and treats to be had! Volunteers run the stations and help with setup and cleanup.
This is the night when the adults get to have all the fun! Come dance, socialize, and enjoy drinks, appetizers, and a night out. The evening also features a silent auction, raising money for PTA programming.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
In partnership with Bradford Elementary School, students and families are invited to take the
“day on” by participating in activities that support local families and organizations.
Scholastic Book Fair
Students and parents can shop for books – and help support new books for the classrooms!
This is a big event, and requires lots volunteers. There are many different opportunities – set
up the book fair, assist students in selecting and buying their books, or even run a cash
register! Volunteer time slots are 90 minutes. Contact Sara Holliday at
Edgemont Book Club, Book Swap, & Book Club Pajama Night
Edgemont Reads! All families receive a free copy of a selected book for a school-wide book
club experience. All month, families can participate in a book swap. Edgemont Reads
culminates in an evening event – book club conversations are facilitated by parent/caregiver
volunteers, and students can participate in activities that bring the book to life! Volunteers
help out during PJ night by running activities and hosting book club conversations.
Teacher Appreciation Fridge Stock & Luncheon
Every May we show our appreciation for our teachers and school staff by providing delicious
foods to sustain them during the busy month of May. Volunteers donate food and help stock
the fridge or set up the luncheon.
The BEST DAY OF THE SCHOOL YEAR! (Seriously. Ask your children.) Every student
looks forward to this special day when the outdoor space of the school is turned into a fun
fair. This year, we’re looking for new volunteers to run the event. Responsibilities include
deciding on games or activities, booking equipment, recruiting volunteers, and organizing
classroom visits at all stations. Running this event is just like slotting lots of puzzle pieces
together — and you will get a great feeling of accomplishment when you see the smiles on
Bike & Roll To School
On the first Wednesday of every month Edgemont students get to participate in Walk Bike
and Bus day at school. This gives the students the opportunity to get a little
activity before starting their school day! We are always looking for volunteers to help
chaperone around the perimeter of the park. In October and May we have a larger event
where we provide light refreshments for the walkers so we need extra volunteers at that time.
Volunteer commitment is short and sweet – 7:45-8:25 am that day. Contact: Brooke Kessler
PTA meetings are an opportunity to connect with other parents/caregivers and talk about
what’s happening at Edgemont. Each meeting will feature a guest speaker or workshop.
Meetings are open to all parents/caregivers and school staff. Meetings are held in the
evening; free childcare is provided.
The Edgemont PTA Enrichment Program offers a variety of after-school classes we hope
spark curiosity, support healthy bodies, and give our students an opportunity to enjoy new
experiences and build new friendships. We offer Fall, Winter and Spring sessions. Class
suggestions are always welcome!
The Hospitality Committee feeds the volunteers and students at events and activities, and
keeps everyone smiling! It is a GREAT job if you like to bake or enjoy catering!