There are many opportunities to volunteer and help the LIN HOWE PTA continue to enhance the academic and social experience of every VIKING.
Take a look below and feel free to reach out to our
Volunteer Coordinator Hope Banks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
APEX FUN RUN
This jog-a-thon is an annual event where all Lin Howe students jog laps around the field to raise money for our school. It’s so much more than a jog-a-thon and fundraiser though. Apex combines fitness, fundraising and leadership into a powerful united event that builds character education for our students. Apex coaches are on hand throughout the week teaching lessons, and teachers act as coaches for their classroom teams. This is the only big fundraiser for the Lin Howe PTA – students can ask their friends and family to sponsor them either per lap or a flat donation for participation. Held in November, students are grouped by grade and enjoy fun music and check marks on their Apex t-shirt as they rack up their laps. This is a great volunteer opportunity - it’s so gratifying and fun to see the smiles and pride the students display as they complete laps!
Lin Howe PTA hosts two Book Fairs during the school year. Load up your kids’ brains with amazing books while adding to the PTA fund and supporting our school library! New books in the library circulation benefit ALL of our Vikings. The Book Fair takes over the whole library and each class visits the Fair. Teachers also create wish lists for their classroom libraries. Families can shop anytime - before and after school as well as one Saturday afternoon. The Book Fair is staffed entirely by parent volunteers, so we’re always looking for more help!
FAMILY FUN NIGHT
Lin Howe is more than a school, it’s a community. Nowhere is this more apparent than at our PTA sponsored Family Fun Nights! All FFNs are free of charge and open to all Lin Howe families. There are typically three Family Fun Nights throughout the school year. The first kicks off in September with a themed event, followed by our Gingerbread House making FFN in December, and finally our themed FFN in late May. Not only are Family Fun Nights great community builders, but they also take a community to make happen. We’re always looking for help with planning or volunteering before, during or after the event, so don’t forget to signup for a volunteer shift!
This is Lin Howe’s walking school bus. Students and parent volunteers meet Friday mornings from two locations to walk to school together. Join us at Carlson Park at 8:10am or Ince/Carlson at 8:20am, or join in along the way. Students are given a tag to be scanned and an opportunity to win a prize during that day’s morning assembly.
LIN HOWE'S GOT TALENT
Lin Howe’s annual talent show is held in January. Students attend auditions, dress rehearsal and then perform during the Friday night show. So many Vikings participate (acts are no more than three minutes in length) highlighting their singing, dancing, instrumental, comedic and other talents. Most performers start working on their acts over the winter break. It’s a fun night for all!
SPECIAL NEEDS COMMITTEE
The Lin Howe PTA Special Needs Committee is an informal, parent-led group that works closely with school faculty and staff to ensure that children of all abilities are visible and supported in our school and community. We organize special assemblies, classroom readings, and other activities to increase understanding and empathy for students who are differently labled. There also is a Parent Resource book center that addresses an array of social, emotional and developmental issues for our children at the Lin Howe library. For more information, contact co-chairs Lindsay Crain (email@example.com) and
Gabrielle Zadra (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Look for the Spirit Wear table at Lin Howe functions throughout the year, and during Spirit Wear drives when order forms go home in backpacks. Spirit wear is our line of clothing that features multiple Lin Howe and Viking logo designs. It offers a fantastic assortment for kids and adults including tees, sweatshirts and caps. Part of the Lin Howe community is showing our Viking pride, and this is a great way to do it!
Lin Howe celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week in May with a staff breakfast, luncheon and other special events throughout the week. Room Parents also organize specific gifts for teachers. It’s a great way to show our appreciation for all they do!