The Parent & Teacher Organization for Louise Van Meter Elementary, Los Gatos, CA

Volunteering is a vital part of the fabric that makes up Home & School Club. From our annual fundraisers to helping out with school lunches, it all starts with parents like you. It is really rewarding to get involved and help out. It is always amazing to see the wonderful pool of talents that the parents possess and even more curious to see the help that we seek. From accounting to sewing we need your help throughout the year. So please take a moment and fill out our volunteer interest form and let us know a little about you. Remember, the size of your volunteering role is up to you. So what are you waiting for? Contact us today and help make your child’s experience better.





These are the two largest events for HSC of the year. Aside from your generous yearly per student donations, these two events generate the highest contributions for the HSC.

Event NameDescriptionDateCo-ChairsEst. Time Commitment
Pumpkin PatchA Wonderful carnival tradition for the whole familyOct 2016Desired 14 hrs/wk in Sept

10 hrs/wk in Oct

The WagVan Meter’s annual adult-only auction event with cocktails, dinner, dancing and live auctionMar 2017Desired 24 hrs/wk in Nov/Dec

10 hrs/wk in Jan/Feb

School & Classroom Volunteering Opportunities

These are on campus activities that would not happen without our parent volunteers.

Event NameDescriptionDateCo-ChairsEst. Time Commitment
Book FairStudents are able to browse a variety of reading and other educational materials available for purchaseNov 2016Filled2 hrs/wk for 4 weeks
Bulldog StampedeVan Meter’s walk-a-thonApril 2017Filled4hrs/wk for 2 weeks
Clay ProgramHelp with forming and glazing sessions for kids’ creationsSchool yearFilled2 hrs/wk for school yr
CornerstoneManage Van Meter’s parent reading programSchool yearFilled1 hr/wk for school yr
iVolunteerLead and manage the HSC volunteering programSchool yearFilled1 hr/wk for school yr
Math Olympiad(4th & 5th grade ONLY) Lead the student club and plan for national contest tripsSchool yearDesired 22 hrs/mth for school yr
Parents on CampusProvide student supervision on campus during the lunch hourSchool yearDesired 11 hr/wk for school yr
The Play(4th & 5th grade ONLY) Van Meter’s yearly theater productionMarch 2017Desired 15hrs/wk for 3 months

10 hrs/wk in March

Science FairCoordinate the fair and assemblyFeb 2017Filled2 hrs/wk for 4 weeks
Spirit WearManage the Van Meter apparel sales businessSchool yearDesired 11 hr/wk for school yr
Teacher AppreciationTeacher’s luncheon hosted during lunch hour at school4 times a yearDesired 12 hrs every 2 mths
YearbookCreate the layout and content of the school yearbookSchool yearDesired 12 hrs/wk for school yr

4 hrs/wk in April/May