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Volunteer & Fundraise

Volunteer at Jefferson-Houston

We appreciate your interest in volunteering at our school! Volunteers are a vital part of our school community and we welcome your contributions.

To help ensure students' safety, all prospective volunteers must complete a volunteer verification process. ACPS uses the KeepnTrack screening system to screen all visitors/volunteers including parents, PTA members, community members and vendors.

Visit the ACPS website to learn more about how to complete the volunteer application process.

Thank you to all that have signed up to be an ACPS Volunteer. Remember there is no "I" In TEAM, but we are glad to see "U" join our school's volUnteer team.
Volunteer opportunities arise throughout the school year and change in nature. Examples are listed below:

  • Classroom Parent - assist a teacher in the classroom by making copies or helping with fun experiments and projects

  • Reading Department Assistant - help unpack, sort, and label books for classroom use; help move books to classrooms

  • Math Department Assistant - help organize the math supply room by sorting through games and organizing the math materials

  • Library Assistant - help shelve books, put labels on new books, put reading level labels on books, create displays

  • Scholastic Book Fair Assistant - help with advertising: creating and distributing flyers, setup the book fair, assist students with making wishlists on the preview day, assist students with finding and purchasing books, help break down the book fair at the end of the event

  • Parent Liaison Assistant - help make copies, distribute information to teacher mailboxes, setup for parent events

  • Field Trip Chaperone - help assist teachers and students during field trips

  • Jefferson-Houston School PTA also has volunteer opportunities including assisting with their annual Pancake Breakfast and Bingo Night 

If you are interested in volunteering in the school or assisting on a field trip as a chaperone and you have not applied to be a Volunteer, please take a moment to do it today.

The process takes approximately two weeks to complete and your Volunteer Badge will be valid for one year.

For more information on how to become a volunteer please contact:

Family and Community Engagement (FACE)

Alexandria City Public Schools

1340 Braddock Place, 7th Floor

Alexandria, Virginia 22314

703-619-8055

Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (by appointment)

Additional contacts:

Linda Rodriguez at lrodrigu@acps.k12.va.us

Krishna Leyva at krishna.leyva@acps.k12.va.us 

Fundraising at Jefferson-Houston

Help raise money for your school!

Amazon.com

Shop at amazon.com like you always do and earn money for Jefferson-Houston. To sign-up:

  1. Go to http://smile.amazon.com
  2. Choose your charitable organization by searching for 54-1816135 (it will say "Virginia Congress of Parents and Teachers Alexandria, VA." This is Jefferson-Houston PTA). Click Select. Log in (if you haven't already).
  3. Voila! You will see "Supporting Virginia Congress of Parents and Teachers" in the upper left corner. Amazon is now donating 0.5% of the price of your eligible AMAZONSMILE purchases to the Jefferson-Houston PTA.

Lands' End

When you purchase school uniforms from Lands' End (www.landsend.com/school), Lands' End donates 3% of your net sales back to Jefferson-Houston. The preferred school number for Jefferson-Houston is 900151390.

Harris Teeter's "Together in Education"

Visit www.harristeeter.com and sign up. The Jefferson-Houston ID# is 7481.

Safeway Escrip

Visit www.escrip.com and sign up. The Jefferson-Houston ID# is 6521184.

Giant A+ Bonusbucks

Visit www.giantfood.com and sign up. The Jefferson-Houston ID# is 02311.

Save your Boxtops

Each one is worth 10 cents and with your help the school gets back that amount. Last year we had 1,000 Boxtops for Education and we want to double that amount this year! Count them and place them into separate baggies of 50 and drop them off at the school.