Our school is important to our students, teacher, family, and the community! Be a part of something special and share your sea turtle spirit!
DO YOU PTSA?
Join the James B. Sanderlin PTSA and help us keep moving forward! Together, we will continue to be: a powerful voice for all children; a relevant resource for parents; and a strong advocate for public education.
Don’t miss your chance to become a supporting member of this wonderful organization! Anyone can be a member – parents, grandparents, community members. Membership is not tied to any volunteer commitments, but rather a way to show your support for the programs and events the PTSA provides.
Memberships range from $5-$10 for individuals and $50 for businesses.
There are a ton of events throughout the year that our school needs help with. Our teachers and students are eternally great full for any time you are willing to help. Opportunities include back-to-school time with teacher room set-ups, classroom champions, and various social and fundraising events.
Events with volunteer opportunities include:
- Movie nights
- Cultural Celebration fundraiser
- Book fairs
- Tortogua Trot
- MLK Community Day
- Other fun celebrations!
To become a volunteer with Sanderlin, you must first register on the Pinellas County School website and submit identification. This online form takes 5-15 minutes to fill out and ensures the safety of our students.
Already a Level 2 Volunteer with Pinellas County?
If you are a current volunteer, you do not need to complete another volunteer application. Simply click the volunteer link to reactivate your profile. Volunteers are required to reactivate their application each year, prior to volunteering.
LOG YOUR HOURS
It is very important for volunteers to log ALL of their hours in the system. Hours include planning and attending PTA and SAC meetings, planning and working events, making phone calls, working on projects, soliciting donations, shopping for supplies, etc. ANY time spent on activity that benefits the school counts! Hours do not have to be served on campus.
Recognition, funding, and grant opportunities are available if we meet certain criteria on volunteer hours and activity.
HOW TO LOG YOUR HOURS
STEP 1 – Go to https://focus.pcsb.org/volunteer
STEP 2 – Sign on to the Volunteer System using your v.account
Username: v.last name first initial (not case sensitive) Example: v.doej
Password: Last name (first letter capitalized) immediately followed by 4-digit birth year. Example: Doe1980
Click ‘Log In’ (it may ask you to register your computer)
STEP 3 – Click the ‘Log Hours Here’ link and enter all volunteer hours
STEP 4 – Click ‘Save’ (very important!) and then Log Out
If you need any assistance at all, please contact Brenna Arch, the Sanderlin Family and Community Liaison.
MAKE A DONATION
No time to volunteer, or feeling in the giving spirit? Help support James B. Sanderlin by making a donation of any amount. These funds will go to year-long initiatives. See below for examples on how your donation can make a difference.
- $5 Covers a student PTSA membership
- $10 Covers an adult PTSA membership
- $20 Supports IB cultural awareness
- $50 Plans family events & socials
- $100 Enhances community building
- $250 Provides supplies for learning spaces
Contribute to our school’s continued success by sponsoring the James B. Sanderlin Tortuga Trot on January 22, 2022. Your donation benefits will surpass the actual event, as you will be listed as a sponsor for the remainder of the school year.
Sponsorship levels range from $50 to $1,000. All sponsors over $100 will be recognized on our new and heavily trafficked PTSA website through the remainder of the school year. More information about each level can be found below. As a sponsor, you will reach over 700 families and community members.
One hundred percent of your donation will expand the quality and quantity of educational opportunities. Sanderlin PTSA is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and your donation may be tax-deductible. Letters for tax purposes will be sent at the end of the calendar year.
With your support, we can continue to offer these valuable services to our school community and promote a culture of principled, open-minded, and caring IB learners. Please contact us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
You can now scan your receipts to collect Box Tops for Education! These Box Tops are found on many of your household items and grocery packages.
Download the mobile app to scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase. The app finds participating products on the receipt and instantly adds funds to Sanderlin’s earnings. Scanning a receipt takes less than 10 seconds, so download the App “Box Tops for Education” and start using it today!
Forward your receipt to email@example.com. Simply send from the same email address that you use for your Box Top account. Learn more here.
There are a few items that still have the traditional box tops to clip. If that’s your jam, bring them into the office and those still count!