Programs/Volunteer Opportunities


The National PTA Reflections program encourages students to explore the arts and express themselves by giving positive recognition for their artistic efforts. Since it was founded in 1969 by Mary Lou Anderson, millions of students have benefited from this program.The National PTA Reflections Program has three opportunities for PTAs to promote arts in education:Students in Pre-K through grade 12 create theme-based artwork in dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography or visual arts. The program runs from August –  ...more

Book Fair

The Book Fair is a one-week book sale event for students and parents held twice a year in the media center. Volunteers help with set-up, assist students with preview and purchases, serve as cashiers, work Family Night, and help with packing up books at the conclusion of the sale.  ...more

Hook a Book – Programming Team

With the assistance of the Media Specialists, team members select books from the FW collection that illustrate the IB attitudes (character attributes). Volunteer readers for the program then choose books from these lists when reading to the classrooms. The programming team evaluates books by grade level and prepares short conversation prompts relating to the books and the IB attitudes. Even if you are unable to make the team meetings, you may provide book recommendations to the programming team by leaving  ...more

Cultural Arts Series

Thank you to the FWES PTA for increasing arts appreciation and cultural awareness by funding diverse shows for our fantastic school. Some shows are supported in part by a grant from the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, Inc. Additional support is provided by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Dept of Cultural Resources. Pre-show, educational materials are available at artists’ websites. Visit them with your children.  ...more

Project Parents

Respond to periodic requests from school staff for simple repairs and projects. May involve light construction. (No gender requirement.)  ...more

Hook a Book – Reading in the Classroom

Hook a Book … Catch an IB Attitude!is designed to meet the following complimentary goals: 1. To encourage the students’ love of reading by engaging them in a fun-filled discovery of quality literature, and2. To stimulate students’ character development by encouraging them to relate the books’ characters and themes to the IB attitudes focused on monthly.Volunteers choose 2-3 books from a list compiled by the programming team around a central theme, which has been chosen to reflect a particular IB  ...more


The Hospitality Team provides and/or serves refreshments or meals to staff on various days throughout the year. Primary events include the Welcome Back Teacher Lunch (August), one of the Teacher Conference nights each semester, Early Release Days, and the Staff Appreciation Luncheon. Volunteers are notified via email when a need for food and/or servers arises.  ...more

Kindergarten Registration

Volunteers greet parents of rising kindergartners and assist them with filling out the forms necessary to register their child for the upcoming school year.  ...more

Media Helpers

Volunteers help Media Specialists with shelving books and other duties.  ...more

Teacher Task Team

Volunteers meet Tuesday morning in the school workroom to complete projects requested by teachers such as photocopying, cutting, laminating. (Sorry – children are not allowed in the workroom. If you have younger children and wish to help with this kind of task, please let your child’s teacher know that you are available to take this kind of work home.) A weekly commitment is not required. Please attend as your availability allows. No gender requirement!  ...more


Donate clothes for emergency needs, help organize Lost & Found, assist with book drives to build class libraries, help support families in crisis and/or help address special needs within the FWES population.  ...more

Physical Education Helpers

Work with PE instructors to conduct physical fitness evaluations in the fall and field day in May.  ...more

Picture Day

Assist the photographer with collecting funds, preparing students, filing orders, etc.  ...more

Room Parents

A Room Parent is sort of a “class mom/dad” for your teacher – schedule Hook a Books, give ideas and help out during teacher appreciation week/luncheon, recognize your teacher’s birthday, and distribute and coordinate information to the PTA. It’s great when there are multiple Room Parents in each class! Room Parent Information  ...more

School Improvement Team

State law mandates each school have a School Improvement Team (SIT) to create, review & revise annual performance goals. The team is composed of elected staff and parents. (Anyone can view the plan housed in the Media Center.)Approximate time commitment: 4 x a yearAvailability required: FlexibleBackground check required: Yes  ...more


Become part of the FWES second language database which will be used, as needed, to assist families without an English speaking adult. All second languages needed.  ...more


Tutors meet with a student on a weekly basis to provide assistance with materials determined by the teacher. Some of our younger ESL students would benefit from someone simply reading to them. You may request to be matched with a student in a particular grade, with particular subject matter needs (e.g. ESL), or at a convenient day/time for you.  ...more


Order your yearbook now! The online price of the yearbook is $20. The yearbooks will be delivered at the end of the school year but don’t wait until then to try to order one. Last year we completely sold out and were sad to hear about some tears shed when some students were unable to purchase one. Get yours online today at Jostens. It’s a treasure for your child and also raises money for the PTA!Volunteer to join the  ...more