Volunteer Handbook


Volunteer at Fruitvale!

Parent-Teacher Organization

The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) was developed to forge a deeper relationship between teachers and parents. The purpose of the PTO is to encourage parents to assist with various school activities/functions/services, provide financial assistance where needs are identified within the school, foster a community atmosphere, and support the mission and vision of the school and school district.


Our goals this upcoming school year are to have a parent liaison within each classroom that support the efforts that teachers need in order to function at a greater capacity. We are looking for a total of 15 members. The commitment can be as much time as you can afford to spend. Each liaison will report back to PTO meetings that support needs of the school site and community at large. You will be required to meet bi weekly for an hour, and check in with families weekly. We will be using (Koanstella/Talking Points) as a form of communication with families addressing concerns and negotiating initiatives throughout the year. 



Here is a list of some fundraisers and events that parents should be aware of that PTO will either be working in tandem with committees around the school, or be directly in charge of facilitating…


  • Back to School Night

  • Technology Night 

  • Ice Cream Sundae Awards Incentive

  • Latinx History Assembly

  • Halloween Parade

  • Heritage Night

  • Climate/Culture and Academic Awards Assembly

  • Literacy Night

  • Scholastic Book Fair

  • Winter Assembly

  • Black History Concert/Assembly

  • Math Night 

  • Kinder Promotion

  • 5th Grade Promotion

Donors Choose

Donors Choose is a great way to support the teachers at Fruitvale School. DonorsChoose is a United States–based nonprofit organization that allows individuals to donate directly to public school classroom projects. They make it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.