Your involvement is critical to our children’s success.
Volunteering at PTA events is a great way to stay involved in your child's education and make a difference at your school. Please note that ALL VOLUNTEERS must have a “green badge.” Register for your green badge in the AES school library.
Committees with Vacancies
Interested in chairing or volunteering on a committee? We need you! Look through our list of current needs and let us know where you think your skills will make a difference.
Before & After School Clubs | 2 Chairs needed | URGENT NEED
This committee is comprised of volunteers who are leading after school opportunities. Each opportunity must be submitted to the PTA board for approval. A chair for after school clubs does not need to be an instructor. His or her role is to provide interested club volunteers information for submitting/establishing a club, follow up with PTA board about approval of club, and communicate with administration regarding use of space and student participation and dismissal.
YEARBOOK | CO-CHAIR NEEDED | URGENT NEED
Chair: Kimberly Reichbach
This committee works to design, coordinate and publish the yearbook - a much anticipated annual! Chair works closely with Strawbridge to use a template to create. Chair oversees orders and deliveries. Many volunteers are needed to input pictures from events throughout the year.
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN (SIP) | LIAISON NEEDED
Participates in monthly meetings as the PTA representative for the school Improvement Plan. Perfect opportunity for a working parent as the meetings are held early a.m. one time per month.
Field Day | 2 Chairs Needed | Urgent Need
This is a spring event that takes place at the end of the school year. Students play water games, battle obstacle courses, ride giant slides and race "hot wheels." Coordinators partner with the P.E. teacher to set up station and organize products and treats.
Fun Run After-Party | Members Needed
Chair: Caroline Cockman
Work with a committee to plan a family friendly event to celebrate the evening of the FUN RUN. Event includes a silent auction and raffle as well as a DJ dance party. Concession stand, food trucks and other entertainments are flexible add-ons.
Grant WRiting | Chair Needed
Works to secure grant money to support school enrichment programs.
SPIRIT SHOP AND SPIRIT WEAR | CO-CHAIR NEEDED
Chair: Ashley McMillan
Our School Spirit Store sells Apex school spirit items such as t-shirts, shorts, visors and school planners. The student store is open every Friday from 8:05 to 8:35 a.m. A co-chair would need to be available to work the Spirit Shop occasionally on Fridays.
Reflections Contest | Co-Chair Needed
Chair: Lisa Glover
This committee organizes the PTA annual Reflections contest and encourages all students to enter. Must recruit judges and prepares entries for submission to the Wake County PTA Council.
These committees have filled their positions, but we can always use more help from volunteers! Take a look at the list and see which committees might interest you. Contact us if you find a committee that fits!
Battle of the books
Chairs: Jan White, Ann Louise Lake
Battle of the Books is a popular program that encourages students to read books and test their comprehension. This chair works closely with our school librarian to select books for the program and plan opportunities for students to test their knowledge.
Chair: Erin Carpenter
This fundraiser allows you to enjoy a night off from cooking and support AES at the same time. Come out for dinner and say hello to the teachers and staff of AES. Chair selects venues and sets dates with input from administrators.
Chairs: Jaimee Baron, Lesley Kohler, Jamie Synan
This program promotes positive character traits education throughout the school year. Each month a new character trait is introduced. Students are encouraged to talk about good character. Students are recognized when they display a character trait. The committee organizes the monthly recognition and awards for students.
Chairs: Juliet Andes, Vivian Magarino
This committee leads efforts to maintain the school grounds and helps to keep our campus safe and beautiful.
Box tops fundraiser
Chairs: Janis Snyder, Nilda Cates
Collect General Mills product Box Tops for school cash! Chairs promote the program, organize collection drives and submit eligible Box Tops for cash.
Chair: Rebecca Muscaro
The chair organizes the distribution and sells of GPS coupon books. This fundraiser earns 50% for each book sold. It requires time at the beginning of the school year for about the first three to four weeks.
Chair: Rebecca Muscaro
Compiles and publishes the electronic Friday Bulletin that updates parents of school and PTA events as well as volunteer opportunities.
Chairs: Sherry Presnall, Ashley McMillan
Plans details of the PTA’s largest fundraiser, the Fun Run. Duties include working with a Fun Run committee to create a timeline for events, communicating with families about donations, acquiring corporate sponsors and planning for the day’s events.
Lost & Found
Chair: Roxanne Williams
Sorts through lost and found items on a weekly basis and returns labeled items to classrooms. Organizes unclaimed items to be donated twice per year.
Chairs: Stephanie Baker, Shafaq Guriya
This committee organizes Donuts with Dads & Dudes (October) and Muffins with Mom (May) where parents visit with their children and other parents over breakfast before school in the cafeteria.
Room Parent Coordinator
Chair: Lesley Kohler
Coordinates and communicates with our school's Room Parent Volunteers what their duties are and answers any questions and concerns for the classes. Maintains the teacher profiles and wish lists for the teachers and well as coordinates Teacher Appreciation week with the room parents.
Chairs: Stephanie Baker, Jordana Balanos
Volunteers collect recycling from classrooms once a week. Adult volunteers may do it alone or establish a student team to help, with administration approval.
Chair: Jennifer Conaty
This program integrates the science curriculum and scientists in the community to help students expand their scientific knowledge. Programs are presented to 1-5 grade students once each year. Kindergartners have a separate science related program funded by the PTA.
Media/Technology Committee Parent Liaison
Liaison: Corley Strunk
Parent representative to meet with school’s technology team. Keeps parents informed about technology needs and decisions.
Chairs: Julie Thomas, Caroline Cockman
Works with a committee to plan a family friendly free outdoor event. The event includes food options, playground and field play, and more.
Walk & Bike to School Days
Chair: Fanella Tague
In conjunction with the National PTA Apex Elementary promotes walking and biking to school. Committee organizes and promotes local meeting points for families on Walk to School Day.
Apex Advisory Board
Representatives: Heather Smith, Jan White
A representative from our school attends advisory council meetings and Apex Education Advisory Committee meetings.
Manager: Kristy Buchanan
A volunteer position that can be done 100% from home! Maintain and update the AES PTA website as needed.
Current Chair: Corley Strunk
Chair: Carla Gregg