Room Parents: This is a great way to get involved and be a big part of your child's classroom experiences. A room parent’s main task is to facilitate communication between other parents and the teacher, the PTO, and occasionally school administration. For the most part, as a room parent you’ll solicit donations (paper goods, snacks, decorations, etc.) from parents for classroom parties and events (usually based on a list from the teacher), collect money for teacher gifts during holidays and Teacher Appreciation Week in May, organize volunteers for the classroom for events or enrichment, and other tasks as decided by the teacher. Please contact Kim Millien with questions or sign-up at:

Gardens Chair & Volunteers:  Help keep our campus looking its best!  This fun group meets on a Saturday or Sunday in late fall and early spring to rake leaves, spread mulch, and plant.  Bring the kids and dig in! If interested in leading the Sanborn Garden please send an email to the Sanborn PTO at and be sure to check out the Sanborn Garden page

Library Volunteers: Assist Ms. Cremin as a volunteer in the library during your child’s library time!  Check-in and check-out books, shelve books, and help children locate books.  You choose your schedule, one time, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly, the commitment is up to you! Contact Elizabeth Henlin with any questions a sign-up for your child's class will be sent out in early Sept.

Literacy Volunteers:  Consider reading to/with a student once a week for 30 minutes during the school day – schedule is designed around our volunteers’ availability. Children of all ages need extra help with reading and comprehension and this is a wonderful way to share your love of books with a child! Please contact Lauren Leary if you are interested in volunteering.

Cafeteria/Zero Waste Volunteers:  Zero Waste Chairs: ​Carina Schusterman, Claire Stocker and Selen Aktar. The Zero Waste Team educates children about protecting our environment and supervises stations during lunch. At the end of the day they make sure rescued food gets placed into the refrigerators for donation.Please contact Carina to volunteer at


Fall Family Fun Night (Sept. 17): This combined event is for Sanborn staff, students, and families in grades K-5 to meet and greet and kick off the start of a new school year.  The event will be held outside on the school playground.  On the playground we will have (3) different bouncy houses, a mini-golf course, corn-hole, huge Jenga, face painting and a tattoo station! Note, no food will be served at the event.
We're need volunteers to assist with monitoring different stations/activities.  Sign-up at: 

Spooky Fun Fair Volunteers (October 21): Co-chairs Kelly Barry, or Beth DeLeo This long-time favorite & successful fundraiser and school spirit event. Many volunteers are needed to help with setup/decorating, break-down, games, café....a Sign-up Genius will be available once we get closer to the event date.

Assistant Read-Along Coordinator (November 13-17): We are looking for 2 co-chairs to coordinate the Annual Community Read-Along.  This event is traditionally held during the National Education Week in November.  You will organize community leaders (politicians, firefighters, business owners and many more) to come to Sanborn and read to the children in their classrooms.  This event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters.  It's a great way to get to know League members and Community Leaders from the town of Andover. Volunteers will:

  • Work with the Read-Along coordinators to organize the event.
  • E-mail potential readers, explain event and then follow up with a phone call.
  • Help to secure/confirm 18 Community Leaders as readers for the event.
  • Help welcome and coordinate the readers the day of the event.

This event is ideal for working parents or parents who would like to volunteer but need flexibility.  Phone calls and e-mails can be made from anywhere. Please contact Courtney Driscoll if interested at 

Harvest Festival Volunteers (November): There are a variety of opportunities to assist Co-Chairs, Anita Johnson and Kim Millien, to oversee packing of gift bags and the delivery of gift bags to Andover seniors; and assist with the hospitality event hosted for the special guest of the Harvest Festival Program. 

  • Nov 13-15: Gift bag packing
  • Nov 17: Gift bag delivery
  • Nov 21 @ 10:00 AM: Hospitality event 

Sweetheart Dance (February 2): Assist Co-Chairs, Lauren Annarelli & Kelly Barry, with the decorations, set-up and break-down of this fun event. This is a  dance for girls & an important male in their life (i.e. Dad, Step-Dad, Grandfather, Guardian). The dance only occurs every other year, we encourage 4th grade girls to attend!

Jr. Achievement Volunteers (February/March): Chair – Yong Chen. Volunteering to teach JA to your child’s class (4-5 weeks, 1x/week, 45 minute lesson).  Volunteers are needed for all grade levels.  All materials and teaching guide are provided.  A great way to see your child’s class in action! Check out the program at If interested in volunteering please sign up here:!/showSignUp/10c054ca8af2ea2fe3-junior questions contact Yong Chen, parent Chair

Book Fair Volunteers (March 12-16):  Assist Co-Chairs, Beth DeLeo & Beth Grappone
, with Scholastic Book Fair for one week with set-up, break-down, re-stocking, sales, and helping children with purchases. If interested in volunteering please send an email to

Heritage Night (March 14):  We are changing things up Heritage Night (fomerly International Night) will be held during Scholastic Book Fair week! Join us for our 6th annual event designed to celebrate all the different heritages/cultures represented at our fabulous school!  Assist Co-Chairs: Rashmi Bajaj and 
(Open) in planning, setup, serving food, and clean up. A Sign-up Genius will be coming closer to the event date.

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon (May):  Volunteers o
pportunities include decorating staff room, supervising children during lunch and/or recess, and cleanup.  Lots of fun and very rewarding chance to thank our wonderful teachers & staff for all they do for our kids all year!

Art Show Volunteers (June): Assist Ms. McCann and Karen Carriuolo with the planning, setup, and break-down of the Art Show.  This event is held the same evening as the Ice Cream Social.  

Ice Cream Social Committee (June):  Assist
 with the organizing and hosting of this evening in early June including setup, assisting teachers in serving ice cream, and cleanup of playground and serving area.

Children’s Stage Adventure Parent Coordinator (June 4-8, 2018):
Chair (Open) Work with Beth Kennedy and the Children’s Stage Adventure staff to coordinate parent assistance to monitor practice, make-up and back-stage help during the show. If you are interested in being the parent coordinator please send an email to Courtney Driscoll @


Our commitment to enhancing our children’s learning and socialization experiences is what makes us a strong and successful organization. Please join us, and volunteer!​