Volunteering & You

Parents, Grandparents and Guardians,

On behalf of the PTO I’d like to welcome you back to school at Kreinhop. There will be many exciting opportunities for you to volunteer on campus and in the classroom this year. I look forward to working with you.

If you are a current Klein ISD volunteer with a cleared background check, you can update your profile here (you do not need a new background check).

If you are a new volunteer, you must complete 1) a volunteer application and 2) a background check form.  Please visit the Volunteer Page on kleinisd.net for detailed instructions.

It would be helpful to the PTO if you would complete a Kreinhop PTO Volunteer Form which lists the specific volunteer opportunities at our campus. Forms are available in the lobby on the PTO desk.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me:

Karen Burnett
Kreinhop PTO Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer Job Descriptions

Art Appreciation
Be a part of this enriching and enjoyable opportunity to bring art to life for Kreinhop’s kids! Students of all grades will be delighted to explore one of Klein’s Traveling Mini-Art Museums. This is a once a year event. Many volunteers are needed to make this event successful. The Cultural Art Coordinator will instruct volunteers in exactly what needs to be done. Come and help our kids explore the vast world of art!

Classroom Readers 
Your child’s face will light up the room when you volunteer to read in class! Volunteers are needed to read in the class for 30 minutes once a week. The number of volunteers determines how often each volunteer reads. Readers can be parents, grandparents, etc. The teacher selects the time and the librarian selects the books.

Clerical (Workroom) Assistance:
A clerical assistant may be asked to assist during school hours to proofread, duplicate, or laminate instructional materials; count and sort papers, and prepare Tuesday folders. 

Clinic Help
The clinic will test your child’s vision and hearing at the beginning of the school year. Volunteers are needed to record results, assist the clinician, input computer data, and escort the kids to and from the test. Special volunteers who wish to be certified to conduct the actual vision and hearing screenings can take a one-day certification course. The certification is valid for 5 years. Other screenings include spinal screenings for 5th graders and diabetes screenings for 3rd and 5th graders.

*****Klein ISD is in need of Registered Nurses to substitute for school nurses. If you are interested, please contact the school nurse.

Field Day
Field Day is one of the students’ favorite days! The P.E. Coaches schedule events for the students throughout the day. Help is needed setting up, staffing the games, and handing out refreshments. It’s a fun day, and your children will love having you there! 

Fifth Grade Activities
Fifth graders receive special perks, such as Colonial Day, fifth grade T-shirts, Fifth-Grade Appreciation Day, and an end-of-the-year party. The fifth grade coordinator will be responsible for all communications to fifth grade room parents to make sure everyone receives information regarding these special events. Lots of fifth grade parents are needed to make sure the kids’ last year at Kreinhop is the best ever!!

Grade Level Coordinator
This volunteer is the liaison between the Room Parent Coordinator and the Home Room Parents of their grade. Grade Level Coordinators will offer support to classroom parents for grade level activities throughout the year (open house, back to school mixer, membership drives, fundraising, special service projects, class parties, teacher appreciation events, student appreciation activities, and all other school wide events that require parent involvement for success). Grade Level Coordinators will meet once per grading period with classroom parents to ensure needs are being met. They will also meet once a grading period to share needs, concerns, and issues with the Room Parent Coordinator. Grade Level Coordinators should be available several hours a week to help ensure grade level needs are being met.

Home Room Parent and Assistant Room Parent
The Home Room Parent and Assistant Room Parent will act as the main contact for the teacher, administration, and PTO in all things regarding their child’s class. The Home Room Parent will contact their teacher to discuss needs/role via email, phone conversation or in person within the first month of school. The Home Room Parent will relay information from teachers to parents regarding upcoming events and services needed (classroom readers, workroom help, special projects, etc.) and organize those events as needed. They will also coordinate classroom activities on behalf of PTO for events that would benefit from group participation (box tops, fundraising, sharing of school and grade level events information, membership drives, newsletters, teacher appreciation events, student appreciation activities, and all other school wide events require parent involvement for success). Homeroom parents should be available to be on campus several hours a week to coordinate classrooms needs.

Volunteers will help provide food/snack for teacher appreciation lunches, student appreciation events, serve at special events and during teacher appreciation week.

Interests and Talents
In our continuing efforts to enrich the curriculum we call upon the talents of our parents in a variety of areas. If you have a special interest, hobby, occupation, or experience with travel and would be available and willing to share this knowledge with a class, you could be an invaluable source of information to our children. Please write in your special interest on your pink form if you don’t see it listed on the volunteer form.

Library Helpers
Many volunteers are needed to assist the Librarian with shelving books. This is done daily. You can volunteer to work once a week or once a month. In addition, the Library holds a Book fair to raise money for new books. Volunteers will be contacted to help with this once the dates and times are set.

Lunchroom Monitors
Volunteers will assist students with those “hard to open” packets during lunch, remind them to pick up after themselves and dismiss them from their tables at the appropriate time. The kids love to see a new face in the lunch room.

Music Appreciation
We are looking for volunteers to share the joy of music! Volunteers DO NOT need a prior experience in music. It is easy and fun for both you and the children. As a volunteer, you will perform in a puppet show to help enrich the children’s musical experience. This is a once a year event and many volunteers are needed to make it successful. Come have fun with music at Kreinhop!!

Paparazzi/ Photographers
We are looking for individuals who own digital cameras and would be willing to take digital photographs for us at various events throughout the school year.

Watch D.O.G.S. 
(Dads of Great Students) – This is a program that will engage men, inspire children, reduce bullying and enhance the educational environment. 
Watch D.O.G.S. - Is the father involvement initiative of the National Center for Fathering that organizes fathers and father figures in order to provide positive male role models for the students and to enhance school security. Today, more than 2276 active programs in 41 states participate in the WATCH D.O.G.S. Program. 
Who are WatchDOGS? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities.

Wunderlich Farms Docents
As part of the elementary curriculum, KISD fourth graders have the unique privilege of touring the Klein Museum and Wunderlich Farm. The children will be able to learn what life was like at the turn of the century right here in North Harris County! Docents are trained by the district coordinator and conduct tours of the farm throughout the year. Help keep this part of Klein history alive by volunteering to be a docent!