volunteer opportunities

LOTS OF VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNTIES,FIND THE ONE THAT WORKS FOR YOU!Click Here to Submit Questions or New Ideas!
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS
The first VIRTUAL field trip we are planning is to Yellowstone National Park. In addition to the tour, PTA hopes to provide Yellowstone souvenirs for those students who attend.
Volunteers will help contactnon-profit organizations that can help to host future virtual tours.
Click HERE to Volunteer
MOUSTACHE ME
Pictures of participating Fletcher staff will be displayed on campus. Students will vote for the person they want to “win” a mask that they will wear for a week.
Volunteers will help update the votes on the display, create and manage the voting form, and send announcements.
Click HERE to Volunteer

BUDDY PROGRAM
Open a channel of communication between 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.
Volunteers will coordinate an exchange of questions and answers, a craft for Thanksgiving, and/or work together as a team on one of the other Fletcher’s events.
Click HERE to Volunteer
INSPIRATIONAL ROCK GARDEN
All Fletcher community members are invited to decorate rocks with inspirational messages.
Volunteers will help with delivery of rocks and painting materials, organize materials available during lunch time & weekends, and set up the garden display.
Click HERE to Volunteer
Youth Community Services
Activities Coming Soon!Bridging our communitiesthrough youth service.
Click HERE to Volunteer

Click Here for More Information on YCS
DECORATE THE MASCOT!

Volunteers will coordinate a group of students to decorate a statue of the Fletcher Tiger to live on Campus. This statue will be redecorated every year.
Click HERE to Volunteer

SCHOOL BEAUTIFICATION DAY
Beautify Fletcher campus with plants, flowers, and fun.
Volunteers will coordinate donations of plants, soil, and invite the community to plant a flower garden at Fletcher.
This event may take a couple of weekends to finish.
Click HERE to Volunteer

JUANA RUN 2020 – Take 2!
The Juana run committee has met and is off and ‘running’ where they left off in 2020.
Volunteers will work on obtaining sponsors, advertising, recruiting running clubs, putting up signs, etc., along with many race day volunteer opportunities.
Click HERE to Volunteer
Ellen Fletcher Middle School PTA-VP Community Activities

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Fletcher Community Building. Help us build a sense of belonging to our Fletcher community.  Fill out a Volunteer form HERE.
In the volunteer form you will find a description of each PTA event & activity; Decorate our Mascot, Virtual Field Trips, Beautify Fletcher, Moustache Me, Buddy Program, Student Collage, Inspirational Rock Garden, Community Service, Walk & Roll to School, Juana Run, and Much, Much, More.For questions email: fletcher.vpcommunity@gmail.com

fLETCHER fRIDAYS – tHE cOVID cORNER


FLETCHER FRIDAYSCOVID TESTING IN THE FLETCHER CAFETERIA FIRST TEST.  Have your child take this form the first time they are tested. (parent/guardian signature required) 
English Test Requisition Form (TRF) Formulario de solicitud de examen de español (TRF)
SUBSEQUENT TESTS.  Have your child bring this form for each and every subsequent test you want your child to take.English Testing Requisition Short FormFormulario abreviado de solicitud de examen en español
If you do not have insurance, leave that section blank, it is NOT required for testing.  If you don’t have a printer, blank forms are available in the Fletcher front office.
UPLOAD YOUR CHILD’SPROOF OF VACCINE
The guidelines for quarantine and testing after an exposure at Fletcher are impacted by your child’s vaccination status.  Submit to PAUSD either a close-up photo of your Fletcher student’s vaccination card or a screenshot of your CDPH Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record using this link: Vaccine Records.
COVID-19 Testing on Campus FAQPTA noted your questions on the Signal Groups, researched the answers, and put them in the FAQ above.Check back often for updates!
FletcherCOVID-19 DashboardThe PAUSD COVID dashboard was redesigned to show cases at individual sites.  Updates are made to the site every Tuesday. View the data HERE.


City of Palo Alto Free TestingThe City of Palo Alto has free testing available for community members.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact PAUSD Health Services Department via email at health@pausd.org,or you can call (650)833-4240. Dates and locations can be found: HERE
FLETCHER FRIDAYSTESTING ON CAMPUS
(more information)
 Ongoing Asymptomatic COVID Testing Clinics – Fletcher Fridays
In partnership with Predicine Labs, we will be providing on-site COVID-19 testing throughout designated school days. Elementary students will use an oral swab, while older students and staff will use a nasal swab. Students and staff who want to participate will need to have a completed Test Requisition Form (TRF).  Please note, this week, families must have the completed TRF form prior to testing and have the form with them in order to participate. Additional paper forms will be located in the front office and can be completed prior to the student coming onto campus.  The clinic will be available to staff & students before school, at brunch, lunch, and after school.   For anyone who did not participate in on-site testing this week, regardless if they’ve done a take-home test before, they will need to complete the long form to participate in one of our on-site COVID testing clinics.
English Testing Requisition Short FormFormulario abreviado de solicitud de examen en español For anyone who has already participated in on-site testing, moving forward, they will only need to complete the short form on days they want to participate in our on-site testing clinics.
English Test Requisition Form (TRF) Formulario de solicitud de examen de español (TRF)
What:  COVID Asymptomatic Testing for Staff and Students When:  Fridays, before school, brunch, lunch, after school (tardies will be excused) Where:  Fletcher Café.  (Bike riders enter from the back bike cage. Walkers and drop-off students enter the main campus and main café entry doors near the triangle.) What to Bring: Test Requisition Form (TRF) signed by parent/guardian (you only have to do this the first time). Send your child with the completed form.  There are also forms available in the front office. If you do not have insurance, leave that section blank, it is NOT required for testing.
More questions? Email them to fletchermiddleschoolpta@gmail.com

DOUBLE DOWN ON DONATIONS!


DOUBLE DOWN ON DONATIONS!
Fletcher PTA and PiE have joined forces during PiE’s Double-Your-Donationsfinal countdown!
Deadline: September 7th!
Donate to PTA
$10,000 to meet our PTA Budget Goal!
Click HERE to Donate!
Donate to PiE
DOUBLE Your PiE Impact!
Click HERE to Donate!
Once Labor Day weekend is over, matching is over!(a double bummer)

$10,000 more in donations are needed, to meet our PTA Budget Goal!
Click HERE to Donate!
Click HERE to see the 2021-2022 PTA Budget.
PTA Membership Campaign. 
Joining the PTA is like registering to vote. 
Becoming a PTA Member does not require volunteer hours.
The Fletcher PTA Executive Board Members are your PTA Representatives, we work with the teachers and principal to organize and financially support community building activities, science enrichment programs, field trips, theatre productions, school supplies, musical instruments, playground toys, teacher grants, etc.
The Executive Board does ask the Members to help from time-to-time, but there is no obligation.
Only Few Days Left to DOUBLE Your Fletcher Impact – Deadline Sept 7th
Click HERE to Donate!
Learn how PiE dollars were spent at Fletcher last year: Fletcher PiE Fund
Support PiE today and DOUBLE your impact before Sept. 7th, for us to get $350,000 matching funds from the Back-To-School Challenge Grant! Your donations make a tremendous difference in the education and well-being of all of our students. PiE funds donated to every PAUSD school help principals to staff programs in the arts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), wellness and counseling. Over 250 PAUSD staff members are funded in part or fully by PiE! 
Click here to learn more: https://papie.org/schools-of-pausd/
How does the Double-the-Donation Work? Board of Directors, Advisory Council members, and specific donors in our Leadership Circle. They specifically earmark their donations to be part of the match.D
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Konstella Platform Ready for LAunch 8/9/2021

Dear Fletcher Community,

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We are excited to launch a new, secure and private parent communications platform for Fletcher families called Konstella. This user-friendly platform offers a website and an iPhone app and an Android app and includes: 

  • PTA and school-wide announcements
  • Classroom updates
  • Event reminders (syncs to calendar)
  • Volunteer sign-up opportunities 
  • Private messaging
  • Searchable directory
  • Social groups and committees
  • Sales and donations 
  • File and photo sharing

To get started, please accept the Konstella invitation that is headed your way from Fletcher PTA on Monday 8/9/2021

Below are two short videos overviews of Konstella

For more information, visit the Fletcher PTA website

Our hope is that Konstella will streamline and centralize previous means of communication to create a great experience for everyone in our Fletcher community. We look forward to hearing what you think about it!

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