Get Involved

Interested in getting involved with the PTO at SMES? Please click here for more information and to complete the 2020-2021 SMES PTO Willingness to Serve Form.

Volunteer

Each of the PTO's events & programs depends on parent volunteers like you. To sign up to volunteer, click "PTO Volunteer Opportunities" and then click the event or events that most interest you. Not sure which volunteer opportunity is right for you? Take a look at the event descriptions below or contact the PTO Co-Presidents. We thank you for your interest and your support.

Events

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  • Book Fair - Fall & Spring

    The PTO hosts two book fairs each year – one in the fall, and one in the spring. Students of all ages enjoy shopping the book fairs. They aren’t the only ones who get to shop, though! The book fairs are open to everyone in the SMES community, including teachers, staff, parents, and even grandparents. Parent volunteers help set up and clean up; they also help with purchases during the book fair.
  • Celebration of the Arts

    The PTO decorates the SMES hallways with student art before parent/teacher conferences at the beginning of the 2nd semester.
  • Cookies & Carols

    This festive event gives students a chance to celebrate Christmas together while enjoying special Christmas cookies, caroling, and a visit from Santa. Parent volunteers bake cookies or pass out treats on this special day.
  • Dads' Events

    A few times a year, dads get together to socialize and support SMES. Parent volunteers help plan and sometimes host these fun get-togethers.
  • Decorations (Fall & Christmas)

    The PTO helps make the school festive and fun with special decorations for fall and for Christmas. Parent volunteers put up and take down decorations.
  • Fall Festival

    Fall Festival is one of our favorite SMES traditions. Typically held on a Saturday in October, Fall Festival has something for everyone. Rides, games, food trucks, a cake walk, a bake sale, and yummy festival favorites (think candy apples, popcorn, funnel cakes, and more) make Fall Festival fun for the whole family. Parent volunteers make this event a success. They help set up and break down the festival; sell tickets, food, & beverages; take pictures; and help with the bake sale.
  • Father/Daughter Dance

    Our SMES daughters enjoy a night of dancing and fun with their dads and their friends at SMES. Parents can volunteer to help set up, help attendees check in, take photos, and more.
  • Field Days (EC, ES)

    Each division has its own Field Day in the Spring. Parent volunteers help set up; they also help teachers & students during the day.
  • Fling Gala/Winter Social

    For over 30 years, the Fling and Winter Social have been the PTO’s biggest fundraisers. Funds raised during these events have helped students and teachers grow stronger with new gym & playground equipment; explore the world with Google Expedition goggles; travel in style in an SMES-branded bus; and much more. The Fling is a black-tie gala held at a local venue. Winter Social is a more casual, themed party held at SMES. The two events alternate years, and both are fun nights out for parents, faculty, & teachers alike. Parent volunteers make these events a success and are needed at every stage.
  • Hospitality

    This committee provides meals to our staff throughout the year – during pre-planning, Back to School Nights, conference days, and at the end of the year. Volunteers help plan and set up these much-appreciated meals.
  • Mother/Son Event

    Every year, the PTO offers a different opportunity for SMES moms spend some quality time with their sons. Whether watching an Atlanta United game, competing in “Warrior” games, or playing BINGO, everyone always has a great time. Parent volunteers help plan and host this popular event.
  • MS Graduation

    Volunteers help coordinate the graduation celebrations for our 8th graders and assist with the event at the end of the year.
  • New Family Coordinators (EC/ES/MS)

    New Family Coordinators help match new families with current families as SMES Warrior Buddies. They also assist Admissions with New Family Events and plan the New Family Parties prior to the start of school.
  • Orientation

    This committee works closely with the school to set up and organize for Orientation Day prior to the start of school. 
  • Parent Social

    Volunteers help plan, set up, and host this fun annual social event for parents. The Parent Social usually takes place in the fall and is held off-campus.
  • Recycled Book Sale

    The committee chairs and their volunteers plan, organize, and facilitate a recycled book sale at the end of the year, which gives parents a chance to sell old textbooks and purchase gently used ones for the upcoming year at a great price.
  • Recycled Uniform Sale

    At various times throughout the year, the PTO hosts recycled uniform sales where parents can purchase gently used uniforms at an incredible discount. Several uniform “collections” are also scheduled throughout the year. Volunteers help sort and store collected uniforms; they also help set up, run, and break down uniform sales.
  • Room Representative

    PTO Room Representatives help teachers by communicating with parents and coordinating classroom activities. This most-popular PTO role needs conscientious volunteers to send weekly class emails, schedule in-class parent volunteers, and help teachers with other classroom requests.
  • School Lost & Found

    Several times throughout the year, the PTO cleans out the school’s lost & found bins. Items are distributed or organized as appropriate. Volunteers help with every stage of the process:  cleaning out, distributing labeled items, and organizing unclaimed items.
  • School Store

    The SMES school store sells spirit items and other merchandise during morning carpool and other events. Volunteers help select & acquire inventory; they also help with the sale and distribution of items.
  • Spirit Events & Community Rebates

    The PTO organizes several Spirit Nights (usually at local restaurants) and other Spirit Events throughout the year. Usually, a portion of the sales at these events is donated back to the PTO. The SMES PTO also participates in retail rebate programs such as Box Tops 4 Education, Amazon Smile, and Publix cards to raise funds for the school. Click here for details. Volunteers may be needed to help promote, schedule, and/or organize these events and programs.
  • Teacher & Staff Appreciation

    The PTO organizes a variety of events during the year to show our SMES faculty and staff how much we love and appreciate them. Volunteers are needed to help at every stage of the process.
  • Veterans Day

    This annual event honors SMES-affiliated and other U.S. veterans during a special celebration. Volunteers help decorate and coordinate.
  • Warrior 5K & Fun Run

    The PTO has partnered with ORION Racing to expand the annual school community 5K and Fun Run to include runners and families from the Brookhaven and Greater-Atlanta Community. The event typically includes a post-race celebration with music, food and drinks, and an award ceremony. Volunteers help with set up/take down, registration, water stations, and managing traffic.
  • Warrior Wings

    The PTO’s Warrior Wings is designed to offer support to members of our SMES family during a time of need. Whether celebrating the birth of a new baby or mourning the loss of a loved one, Warrior Wings is there to help by providing a home-cooked meal. Volunteers are needed to make the meals; volunteers are also needed to deliver them.
St. Martin’s Episcopal School is a private day school for students in preschool through grade 8, located in Atlanta, GA. We are dedicated to providing a quality education of the whole person in a loving, Christian atmosphere, which fosters lifelong learning.