HOW YOU CAN HELP

Many hands make light work.

Each year the CPTO provides essential funds for classrooms and the school, puts on free family events, and provides vital funding for field trips and other school programs. If you’d like to be involved in making this happen, please let us know! While we love to have you at our monthly meetings, attendance is by no means necessary for you to lend a hand. Here are just a few ways you can help:

  • Make a contribution – every dollar truly helps! 
  • Serve on the PTO Board (click here for President, Treasurer, and Secretary job descriptions)
  • Help with event planning
  • Help with event setup and cleanup
  • Update our silent auction contact list
  • Reach out to businesses for donations
  • Pick up and deliver food for community events and teacher appreciation meals
  • Bake items and/or sell at bake sales
  • Help organize the Spring Fling Talent Show or Silent Auction
  • Maintain our Amazon teacher’s wish list

You can also channel your passion by serving on one of our new committees, which will meet and work at the convenience of those on the committees:

  • Equity and Diversity
    Increase the diversity of caregiver representatives and of community members at our events; ensure that the PTO promotes equity in all of its fundraising initiatives and events; work with school leaders, faculty, and staff to promote a culture of equity and diversity at Cambridgeport 
  • Caring for Teachers
    Assist with teacher reimbursements for annual classroom grants and professional development grants; plan and organize teacher appreciation luncheons and dinners; communicate with teachers on how the PTO can better serve them 
  • Family Relations
    Provide support for programs and activities sponsored by the Family Liaison (Weekend Backpack Program, Give a Coat – Share a Coat, Multi-Cultural Potluck, etc.), help coordinate and procure supplemental provisions for Camp Becket (4th grade) and Farm Camp (5th grade); assist with organizing 5th grade Moving Up Ceremony 
  • Fundraising and Events
    Assist in planning and execution of fundraising events and initiative (Turkey Trot, Year-End Appeal Spring Fling, etc.); assist in planning and execution of community events (Early Learners Dinner, Math and Pasta Night, Movie Night, Open Gym Night, etc.)

If you’re interested in helping in any of the ways listed above, or if you have ideas for other ways you’d like to be involved, please email officers@cambridgeportpto.org. We look forward to seeing you!