POET is the parent organization at NDPA. Like a PTA or PTO, our POET helps organize special activities for our school and advocate for our students.
To us, POET stands for “Part Of Every Thing.” All parents are automatically members, and involved in all aspects of student life at NDPA. There are zero membership dues; your contribution as a volunteer makes you part of POET.
To find out how to become a member of the POET Board, contact the POET President. See current POET Board members here.
Here’s a sampling of the events POET sponsors (and opportunities to volunteer):
After School Activities (all year long) – There are many opportunities to get involved in after-school activities, you can just come to the school and hang out for a bit while your student has fun doing art, participating in choir, learning Zumba or sports!
Fun Run (September) – Your first big chance for volunteer hours, the Fun Run is great opportunity to mingle with other NDPA families, get a t-shirt that can be worn on Fridays, and win some prizes! There are many different areas you can help in advance of and during this fun kick-off event.
Fall Carnival (October) – This is a fun night for students to see each other’s costumes. The Fall Carnival is a fun event for the whole family. You can sign up to help with games, activities, and decor!
Art Auction (Spring) – The Art Auction is POET’s main annual event and the biggest fundraiser for our school. Putting the Art Auction together requires several committees, much of the work can be done at home, making decorations, contacting businesses for donations, wrapping up items for the silent auction, helping students create artwork for the live auction, and so much more! See more information about the Art Auction here.
Field Day (May) – Students love this all day event and lots of volunteers are needed to make it a super fun day for them! This is the last chance of the year to earn volunteer hours.