Become a Volunteer

We love our volunteers!

Step 1: Log into the MDCPS Parent Portal using your parent number & password

Step 2: Click "Apps/Services/Sites" in the upper left hand corner

Step 3: Click "Be a School Volunteer"

Step 4: After reading the policies and guidelines, click "Acknowledge and Accept"

Step 5: Select "4221 Palmetto Elementary School"

Step 6: The majority of volunteers will only need Level 1 - please choose the associated volunteering activity

Step 7: Click "Submit". You will notice a box at the bottom of the page that says your application is being processed. Click "Close" in the upper left hand corner.

Step 8: Once you have completed Step 7, visit the Main Office to provide your photo ID and complete your volunteer registration. 

Congratulations! Now you're ready to volunteer! 

You must be an approved Level 1 volunteer to participate in any school related activities.

Room Parents

Room Parents are the backbone of the PTA. As a liaison between teachers and parents, Room Parents work closely with their teacher to provide support for class activities and special events.

Room Parent Requirements:

  • Attend the mandatory Room Parent Orientation conducted in the beginning of the school year
  • Collect contact information for parents within their assigned class. All Room Parents to use information for PTA or teacher directed communications only.
  • Collect and manage Class Funds
  • Coordinate class parties and/or events as directed by teacher. Solicit food items as needed.
  • Facilitate email communications to parents regarding PTA events and class information as directed.
  • Work with Staff Appreciation Week Committee and provide support (takes place in May)
  • Attend at least two General PTA Meetings over the course of the school year and provide class with updates regarding PTA events as needed.

Interested in becoming a Room Parent?

Please contact your child's homeroom teacher during the first week of school. Many classes will have a minimum of two Room Parents. 

Get Involved

Interested in volunteering but don't know where to start? Join our Volunteer Bank for email notifications of volunteer opportunities throughout the school year - we have options big and small!

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