Who are we and what do we do?

Mannsdale Upper Elementary School has a very active Parent-Teacher Organization.  We are a non-profit organization composed of volunteer parents, faculty members, and professional staff.  Our goal is to promote education and foster communication between parents, administrators, educators and the community, and to enhance the learning environment for our students.  Through our membership fees and various fundraising activities, we are able to provide support to the teachers and students. Check out the chart to see many of the ways we contribute to the school.

Why get involved?

Your involvement is so important to the success of our school.  Volunteering with the PTO is a great way to show your commitment to our community.  It also gives you a chance to have a lasting impact on your child’s education while making good friends and having fun along the way.   There are many ways to volunteer, whatever your talents, interests, or time constraints.  Below is a list of our volunteer opportunities and description of how you can help:

Box Tops
Help with counting and submitting box tops each month for our school

Color Dash
Help with preparing color supplies, lining up vendors, setting up, working shifts, and cleaning up

Fall Festival
Help with gathering supplies, lining up vendors, preparing games, setting up, working shifts, and cleaning up

Field Day
Work with teachers to plan Field Day activities and schedule volunteers to help

Fun Friday
Help plan and facilitate fun events for students on a Friday each semester

Fundraising
Help plan and facilitate fundraising events

General Volunteer
Help with activities and events (ex. Work a shift at Fall Festival, help set up for our Veterans Day program, send in items for testing weeks, etc.)

Library Book Fair
Help with sales during the school day the week of the Scholastic Book Fair

MAV Store
Help with sales in our school store before the school day begins on the last Thursday/Friday of each month

Partners in Education
Help recruit businesses to partner with MUES by donating money or items/services

School Decorations
Help decorate the school for the varying holidays and seasons

Special Events
Help during events such as Homecoming Pep Rally, New Mavs Breakfast, Veteran’s Day program, or Science Fun Day

Student Recognition
Help with monthly Student of the Month lunches and All A’s/B.U.G./PBIS parties at the end of each nine weeks (B.U.G. – Bringing Up Grades, PBIS – Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)

Teacher Appreciation
Help with monthly teacher lunches and gifts

Yearbook
Help with the design and compilation of pictures for the yearbook

If you have any questions, have a unique talent or skill, or have access to a resource which might be a great fit for the school, please email us at mannsdaleupperpto@gmail.com.