KGA and PTO have a number of events and duties in search of volunteers.

Click on the event/committee name to see more information.  If you are interested in assisting in organizing any of the activities, please fill out the PTO parent form.

You can also see current needs on the Signup Genius page.

Community Events

Family Fun Breakfast – 9/25/15 – Lead: Leah O’Doherty

The Family Fun Breakfast is a fantastic opportunity for family members to connect with kids at school! Volunteers decorate, setup seating, collect, prepare and serve food & beverages and help clean up when it’s over. Easy!

Book Fair – September and March – Lead: Liz Moynihan

KGA hosts 1-week long Book Fairs the last week of first and third quarters. There are various small easy jobs for Book Fair volunteers both during school hours and after school hours: help setup and take down book displays, cashier duties, display tidying, or book helper. You also have a choice to work during the week as cashier and/or book helper, tidying displays and helping kids make suitable book selections. Sign-up for however many 1-hour long time slots you have available throughout the week.

Movie Night – 10/30/15 – Lead: tbd

KGA is hosting Movie Night the night before Halloween. Event coordinators will select the movie, advertise the event and arrange for sales of popcorn and drinks.

Fall Festival – 11/20/15 – Lead: Jen Tobias

As our largest community event, Fall Festival requires the largest number of volunteers and also has the widest variety of volunteer tasks leading up to the event (including booth organizers, volunteer coordinators, and vendor coordinators) as well as just lots of volunteers to give an hour of their time to run a game or activity booth during the Festival.

Winter Social – 12/17/15 – Lead: tbd

A new event to strengthen community at KGA on the last day before winter break, the Winter Social will allow students and their families to gather and listen to holiday music performed by KGA students. PTO will provide snacks and beverages.

Celebration of Science and Engineering Night – 2/18/16 – Lead: Keith Aspinall

All in aid of promoting STEM education, volunteers for CSEN help coordinate and run many different areas for the evening including food vendors, activities and displays all with STEM education in mind. Tasks include set up, tear down, and hosting various booths/activity areas as students and parents try all the different activities.

Lunch on the Lawn – 3/4/15 – Lead: Leah O’Doherty

Lunch on the Lawn is the final day of 3rd quarter. Family members can join their student for lunch in the quad and check out the last day of the spring book fair. Volunteers will prepare the quad and perform cleanup duties.

Art Night – 4/10/16 – Lead: Art Masterpiece Committee

Arts Night puts the “A” in KGA’s STEAM philosophy. Held in April, Arts Night is a family event that puts on display the Art Masterpiece Gallery and KGA’s student musicians and singers, as well as opportunities to explore and make your own art!

Service Events and Committees

Art Masterpiece – Leads: Heidi Leff, Karla Tandon, Hiromi Yampol, Jamie Cozza, Noemy Esparza

If you love art, this is for you! Art Masterpiece is an entirely volunteer-run program in the Chandler Unified School District. Previous Art experience is NOT required. You will help prepare art materials (cutting, copying, mounting), assist in class by teaching the provided fully self explanatory lesson plan (optional) and/or distributing materials plus encouraging the students’ creativity during the lessons. There are 6 lessons per grade each school year. Choose the grade you wish to help in!

Teacher Appreciation Week – May 2-6, 2015 – Lead: tbd

The Teacher Appreciation Week committee works to provide a week of recognition and pampering for the teachers and staff of Knox. Volunteers coordinate food donations, plan ways for students to show appreciation to their teachers, and work to coordinate and advertise the events of the week.

Merchandise Committee – Lead: tbd

The merchanidise committee will help with sales tracking and order fulfillment of KGA spirit wear.

Technology Committee – Lead: tbd

The Technology Committee will be a resource to provide expertise on school technology issues, such as evaluation of PTO technology purchases or trouble shooting, as well, as a idea generator for the school.

Community Service – Lead: tbd

PTO this year would like to generate ideas for community involvement for both students and parents.

Dad’s Club – Lead: tbd

The Dad’s Club has been inactive in recent years. At other schools, Dad Clubs run a specfic event, or have a day per quarter of completing campus projects


Read-a-thon – September 2015 – Lead: Chamin Higgins

KGA is running the Read-a-thon in house this year so 100% of proceeds will be kept by KGA.

Fun Run – January 2016 – Lead: Justin Durham

This year’s Fun Run will be led by Coach Durham, so 100% proceeds stay with KGA! Volunteers will be needed to help plan and organize the event.

Box Tops/Labels for Education – Lead: Beth Vogl, Mona Stevens

KGA gets 10 cents per label turned in. Box Tops volunteers prepare all labels for submission and coordinate prizes for classroom winners.

Harkins Fundraisers – Lead: Heather Catlin

Volunteers help distribute vouchers for loyalty shirts and cups Harkins makes available in October.