• Volunteer Opportunities

    You are invited and encouraged to participate in the Peter J. Shields’ Parent Teacher Association (PTA).  The PTA helps to link home, school and community.  Each year the PTA purchases supplementary materials for the school, helps support academic programs, field trips and special events for the children. PTA enriches the community with festivities such as the Harvest Festival, Book Fairs, the School Picnic and provides a channel for parent input and support.  PTA officers may be contacted by sending a note in your child’s Wednesday Folder, by emailing a board member, by telephoning the board member’s home, or by leaving a note in the PTA box located in the school office (phone numbers and email addresses can be found on the PJS website (http://www.fcusd.k12.ca.us/pjsweb/index.htm)

    Should you choose to volunteer, we would like you to tell us when you can volunteer and in what capacity.  While classroom volunteers often need to commit to a regular schedule, there are many jobs around the school that could be done by a volunteer who can come less often.

    Our district requires all volunteers to have a Volunteer Application, a copy of a negative T.B. test, and fingerprint clearance prior to volunteering. Fingerprint clearance is required for all volunteers.

    We appreciate volunteer help in our classrooms and on field trips, but regret that siblings may not accompany their parents during these times.

    HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
    • Classroom volunteer

    • Prepare materials

    • Take pictures at assemblies/special events

    • Hang student work for display

    • Assist with the book fair

    • Listen to a student read

    • Help students in math

    • Staple the monthly newsletter

    • Teach a special lesson in the classroom

    • Join a planning committee/PTA for special events

    • Create an outreach or donation program from your place of business

  • Please review the Volunteer Handbook for requirements and responsibilities.
    Once approved as a volunteer, please submit a completed volunteer form according to the instructions in the handbook. 
     
     
    Volunteer Form - Category 1
    Part of Volunteer Documents
    ( English )
     Rev Date 12-11-14
    Description
    This form is required for Category One Volunteers once the volunteer has completed the "initial request to volunteer forms" in the Volunteer Handbook.
     Department Human Resources
     File Download
     Instructions This form must be completed by the volunteer, direct supervisor, and the principal.
     Submit to School Principal

    Volunteer Form - Category 2
    Part of Volunteer Documents
    ( English )
     Rev Date 12/09/2016
    Description
    This form is required for Category Two Volunteers once the volunteer has completed the "initial request to volunteer forms" in the Volunteer Handbook.
     Department Human Resources
     File Download
     Instructions This form must be completed by the volunteer, direct supervisor, and the principal.
     Submit to School Principal

    Volunteer Handbook
    Part of Volunteer Documents
    ( English )
     Rev Date 12/09/2016
    Description
    Board of Education encourages parents/guardians and other members of the community to share their time, knowledge and abilities with our students. Community volunteers in our schools enrich the educational programs and strengthen our schools, relationships with homes, business, public agencies and private institutions. The presence of volunteers in the classroom and on school grounds also enhances supervision of students and contributes to school safety.
     Department Human Resources
     File Download
     Instructions Please complete the forms included in this handbook and return to the District Education Services Center. You will need to have a TB clearance, fingerprinting and background check, receive a district badge
     Submit to Human Resources

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