Getting Involved

There’s a place for everyone at Teller.

One of the many strengths of Teller is parent involvement in our school. Parents are not simply needed at Teller, you are VITAL to our success.

The great thing about volunteering for Teller is that you can choose where to put your talents, treasure, and/or time to use, and you can choose how much you would like to give. Even if you are interested in a large event, you can choose to be a small part of it. EVERY BIT HELPS.

Please consider taking time for Teller now or in the coming year. You will meet other parents, be engaged, and make a HUGE difference in your child’s school. Volunteering builds community and IT. IS. FUN!

Some ways that you can become involved:

  • Be a room parent or volunteer in the classroom
  • Help plan an event or volunteer time for set up or clean up
  • Help in the school office, library, or with a specials class
  • Bring new ideas and talents to Teller!

Please be sure to check in at the Main Office to sign in and pick up a visitor’s badge any time you are in the building helping our scholars so you can be identified as a volunteer with appropriate clearance.  All visitors, including parents, must sign in and out when in the building for the safety of our scholars. If you plan on volunteering regularly, you can pick up an background check form at the Teller Office to receive your VERY OWN Teller Volunteer badge!

Become a Tutor!

Do you have an hour a week to support Teller 2017-18 Kinder or 3rd Grade?

What if all our Teller Tigers could reach grade level proficiency in literacy and math? We’re looking for parents, grandparents, and community members to support our teachers in reaching this goal!

Research shows that students who can’t read on grade level by 3rd grade are four times less likely to graduate by age 19.

Can you find an hour…

…once a week in the morning?

…over lunch?

Study: Third Grade Reading Predicts Later High School Graduation

WE NEED

  • 15 reading tutors for kindergarten (more and we can support 1st grade, too!)
  • 15 math tutors for kindergarten
  • 3 guys to lead 7:15-7:55AM, 3rd Grade “Guys Read” Book Club

Program Details:

Reading blocks in Kindergarten and 1st Grade run from 9:00am to 10:30am; Math Blocks run 12:50pm to 1:50pm.

We ask you to consider committing one hour a day, once a week, for the length of the school year. We acknowledge that this is a significant investment of your time, but we are convinced this will be a wonderfully rewarding experience for you as well!

Tutors will need to pass a background check and attend a (fun!) training at 4:00 pm on Thursday, September 7th in Room 101 (kids are welcome to hang out). Tutoring begins the week of September 18th. A second training will occur in Dec for the second half of the year (TBD). We’ll also have a follow-up celebration at the end of the school year.

If you are unable to commit weekly, subs are also needed!

Interested? On the fence? Use this Sign-Up Genius link and we will contact you shortly with more information or answer any questions. Thank you!

“It’s wonderful to be part of a pilot program that requires such a small weekly commitment but has such a huge impact on our kids and our school.” –Batya Stepleman, current tutor.

Support a PTA Event!

The Teller PTA has many volunteer events every year. Whether you have an hour or two, or want to really jump in, there is something you can do.

Almost every event listed on our Annual Events page needs volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering please contact the chair for that event or reach out to any PTA Executive Member to explore options.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact volunteer@tellerpta.org for more info.

Backpack Friends

For the past three years, the Teller Backpack Friends Program has been providing Teller students with a backpack full of nutritional food every Friday to those students who may otherwise go hungry over weekends and holidays. The food donations for this program come from the Food Bank of the Rockies, the Congress Park Community, and Teller Parent contributions. This year the Backpack Friends are currently helping 50 people per weekend.

You can contact Sandy Parker, Amy Morawa, & Cynthia Godoy for more information. Check in with the Teller office for their contact information.

If you don’t have time, but would still like to help: donate food or $ to purchase food.

  • Fresh fruit and vegetable donations are accepted on Friday mornings and can be dropped at the front desk. There is a bin outside of the gym where you can drop off donations of nonperishable food items (lightweight and easy to carry, as our elementary students are hauling these home).
  • We also accepting cash and check donations made out to the Teller PTA with Backpack Friends in the memo line.

Stay connected to current needs and updates on the Teller Backpack Friends Facebook Page.