PTA Committees

There are many committees within the PTA that get to put their own stamp on the various events and functions that the PTA supports. Any of these committees would love to have your time and talents on their team! If you are interested in learning more about any of these committees, please visit their page and please reach out to anyone involved or the PTA board. We want to answer your questions and have you involved!

If you want more information about how to volunteer, what the various committee opportunities involve, or to discuss what opportunity might be the right fit for you, contact the volunteer coordinators Chandra Kilgriff and Christine Holloway at We are excited to hear from you!

2023-24 Horace Mann School PTA Volunteer Program & Event Descriptions

Art Adventure

This art appreciation program is sponsored by the Minneapolis Institute of Art.  Volunteers receive 3 hours of training, then present works of art in the classroom. Volunteers are invited to the MIA for a field trip with the class.  

Recognition/Thank you Coordination

Volunteer to assist with writing thank you notes for donations and volunteer work. This work can be done on your own time and all supplies and postage will be provided. Volunteers also needed to help with back to school and teacher/staff recognition treats. 

Landscape Team

Volunteers assist in the planning, maintenance, and beautification of our school grounds and playground.  No gardening experience needed and some tools are provided. Join us for Fall Cleanup on October 14, from 9am-12pm!

Teacher Conference Meals (November and/or March)

Provide a portion of a meal to our teachers for one night during conferences.  Opportunities to sign up for a main dish, side dish, or dessert is typical.  Delivery to school by 3:00 pm is required.

Free Family Fun Nights: On-going throughout the year

Volunteer to assist in informal free school gatherings like Movie and game nights or your ideas for school-wide fun. Volunteer for one gathering or many.  You choose what works for you!  

Silent & Live Auction: On-going throughout the year

This is a fabulous off-site, adult only fund-raising event for the school–our biggest of the year!  Volunteers are needed for planning on several committees throughout the year as well as working at the event.  Please join us at one or all of our monthly planning meetings–everyone is welcome. 

Scholastic Book Fair: November 

Held in November during Fall conferences.  Scholastic books are sold over 3 days at a display at the school.  Help set up, work the register, or take down the fair. 

Make It, Take It:  December

Everyone is invited to join in the free fun of creating great crafts and gifts for every age!  Volunteers are needed to help plan craft activities and/or staffing the event. No craft experience necessary. 

Family Volunteer Service Night: 1-2 Events During the Year

The Family Volunteer Service team typically organizes 1-2 service events or other activities during the year, with the main event typically in February or March. Volunteers needed to plan and to work the night of the event; also looking for a Chair for 2023-24.

Spring Plant Sale: May

This spring fundraiser provides beautiful plants for sale from Gerten’s and Wagner’s nurseries (via pre-paid orders).  The sale requires volunteers the day of delivery to unload, sort, and organize the plants. Volunteers needed for plant pick up.

Carnival: June 

This is a free fun-filled end of the year celebration of games, activities, and food.  It is one of the highlights of the school year! This school wide event relies on participation from the entire school community.  Volunteers can help with the planning on one of several sub-committees (games, sign builders, volunteer coordination) or help the day of.