The Parent Teacher Association is a team of volunteers who focus on many important issues and events that involve our children and our school. We create a positive link between school and home, and advocate for all of our PLE students. If you are interested in volunteering, we would love to have you!  Commitments can be short or long-term, whatever fits into your schedule.  Click here to sign up online. Or click here to print out a paper form to turn in at the front office. Please contact us for more information -

Each year we plan and host many events that bring our families together and we raise funds to benefit our students and teachers. Events like the Fall Read-A-Thon and Spring Happy Hour help pay for vital programs and materials that are needed within the classroom. These funds also help keep the cost down for field trips and books, as well paying for playground equipment, school supplies and after-school activities.

Volunteering on the PTA is a great opportunity to meet other parents while making a difference in the lives of our children. This is an area where you can make a definitive impact on the quality of your child’s education and the community as whole. You are part of a tight knit family of volunteers dedicated to creating the best environment for our children to learn and grow.

We urge you to join us and become part of the PTA team that advocates for our future, our children.

Thank you for helping us make our school great!

OPEN POSITIONS for 2019-20

Board Positions

President - Lead general and board meetings. Public face of the PTA. Oversee all PTA financials, programs and fundraisers. Meet with school administration once per month. 

VP of Fundraising - Oversee all fundraising activities for the school year and ensure fund raising goals are met. Continue researching new options for fundraising.

Treasurer - Authorized custodian to manage the funds of the PTA on behalf of the membership and the board of directors. Serve as chair of the budget committee and present the budget to the membership. 

The PTA will be voting on the board positions at the April 3rd meeting. To be eligible, nominee must be a parent or guardian of a student at Phantom Lake Elementary, and have been a PTA member for 30 days.

Periodic On-site Volunteering

Hearing and Vision Screening — Assist the school nurse with screening students in the fall. Training provided the same day.

Picture Day — Escort classes to the photo location at their time. Help comb and “primp”. Could also include Picture make-up day.

Language Ambassadors — The PTA needs help reaching out to our ELL parent population. If you know another language please consider helping out.

Staff Appreciation — Show the teachers how much we value them. Set-up and clean-up, decorations or bring a dish to one of several teacher appreciation events.  Actively assist during Staff Appreciation week, usually happens the first week of May.

Field Day — Assist PE teachers during field day. Help out for a couple of hours or all day in June at the end of the school year.

Library (Book Fair) — Help at the Fall and Spring Book Fairs and help library staff as needed.

Decorating – Assist with decorating tasks for various events. Posters, crafts, etc.

Eagle Eye Patrol - Get to know the students at PLE and come hang out at recess. Come once a week or once a month as an extra set of eyes on the playground. Help whenever your schedule permits!

Family Events

Harvest Dance — Put on your dancing shoes, a cute costume (for Harvest Dance) and boogie it up! We need help with set-up, clean-up and organizing events at the dance.

Multi-Cultural Night – A fun family evening where families get to share their culture with other members of the Phantom Lake community.  Help would be needed planning and promoting the evening as well as with set–up, clean-up and running the event.

Family Movie Nights — Help plan movie, refreshments for any/all movie nights. Promote the event, start the movie and run the popcorn machine.

Science Fair – A great opportunity to bring science fun to school. Help would be needed planning the evening, as well as with set–up, clean-up and running the event.

Talent Show — A fun evening of showcasing the talents of the students at Phantom Lake.  This event needs a lot of prep time and dedicated individuals who will plan and promote the evening as well as all the rehearsals needed.  The show will not happen without a volunteer chair for the 2019-20 year!

Virtual Volunteering

Grants Chair - Communicate grant deadlines to school staff and assist staff in writing grants to apply for PTA funds for field trips, classroom resources, etc. 

Spring Fundraiser Item Procurement — Assist PTA VP of Fundraising with donation letter production and in-person solicitation of area businesses and organizations.


Book Fair Chair — Oversee the setup/take down of the Fall and Spring Book Fairs. Schedule volunteers to accept payments at the book fair.

Reflections Chair— Publicize the art contest and collect submitted projects for judging.  This is busiest from September to January. Training is available.

Yearbook Chair — Oversee design and layout of yearbook, take pictures, help publicize and/or track sales and delivery of yearbooks. Assign yearbook volunteers tasks and make sure the project stays on schedule. 

Walk to School Day (Oct) – Plan, participate in or run activities that supports Walk to School Day on October 10.


Fall Read-A-Thon Chair –Manage the Read-A-Thon including planning, decorating, promotion and/or executing the event.

Spring Fundraiser Chair— Oversee the planning, decorating, promotion, procurement and set-up/clean-up, etc. 

Parent volunteers who work in the classroom or office, help out with school events and/or attend field trips are required by Bellevue School District to fill out a Volunteer packet and Washington State background check found HERE.  Complete entire packet first.   Print out  -  Sign all three forms  -  Attach copy of a valid photo ID.   Return entire packet to the Main Office.