PTA programs and events wouldn’t be possible without our parent volunteers. It’s easy to get involved and we really do have volunteer opportunities to fit any schedule! If you have questions about any of the following opportunities, contact our volunteer coordinator c/o

One-time volunteer opportunities

  • Family Fun Night – October date TBD
  • Bingo Night – November date TBD
  • Book Fair – November date TBD
  • Holiday Shoppe – December date TBD

Ongoing volunteer programs

  • Parent Partners – Work directly with students or assist staff members during school hours. Scheduling is flexible, contact the Parent Partners coordinator, Christy Pine, c/o for details.
  • Media assistants – Shelve books and staff the check-out desk in the school Media Center. Volunteers are needed for 1-2 hours on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Contact for details.
  • Crafty Cougars – Make posters, pamphlets, and decorations for various school and PTA events. Contact Rachael Kelly c/o for details.

PTA committee positions

Chairpersons needed! The PTA’s nominating committee is seeking volunteers to fill positions for the 2020-2021 school year. View the PDF to find available roles and contact information: Open PTA positions 20-21 (pdf).

After-school classes – Help schedule classes and manage registrations, in compliance with PTA Council rules.

Awards Committee – Help apply for teacher recognition awards by gathering letters of nomination and creating and submitting application packages.

Bingo Night – Help plan Bingo Night or volunteer at the event, e.g., set-up, clean-up, and prize distribution.

Book Fair – Assist in the sale of books for after-school and evenings during American Education Week and November conference days.

Carnival – Assist with set up of booths and running the games for this special PTA social activity.

Community Outreach – Participate in the student-centered, outreach program, where students participate in community service projects.

Cultural Arts – Assist with the school’s cultural arts performances during the school year. Activities may include suggesting appropriate artists or greeting artists on performance days.

Family Fun Night – Help set up, hand out ice cream to kids, and/or clean up at our fun family DJ event.

Fitness and Health – Help organize a team from CCES to run in the Howard County 5K.  Help plan and organize Family Fit Night in January.  Help CCES have an Orioles Night at Camden Yards!

Holiday Shop — Assist in creating the holiday shop for students to purchase gifts for family and friends for the holidays.  Help with check-out, wrapping, set up, and clean up.

Inclusion – Work with the school’s special education staff to promote, support and recognize students receiving special education services.

International Night – Assist with planning activities and helping the night of the event. Also looking for parents to host a table and share their culture/heritage via games, food, artifacts, etc. at the event.

Membership – Help plan the PTA membership drive. Help is needed primarily in late August/September and occasionally later in the year.

Memory Book – Assist the yearbook chairperson in collecting payments and distributing yearbooks.

Parent Partners – Work one-on-one with students who need extra help in math or language arts.

Paw Print Press – Help publish books written and illustrated by each CCES student.

Reflections – Assist with preparing student entries for this National PTA arts contest. Publicize, collect, prepare and judge entries.

School Play – Work with outside vendor and school to schedule practices and performance dates, work as a parent volunteer during practices, or help out with tasks on the night of the events.

Science Fair – Assist with organizing and implementing this special event.

Spirit Wear – Assist with the assembly of orders or distribution.

Staff Appreciation – Volunteer to donate food items (store bought or homemade), supplies, or time to help with set-up and clean-up for events for CCES staff. Events are scheduled both during the school day and evenings.

Talent Show – Help with coordination of the event or work as a parent volunteer during rehearsals or on the night of the show.

Visiting Author

Web Site – Update the PTA web site.