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PTA Supported Programs

Art In Action

Trained parent volunteers, called Art Docents, use classic works by great artists to enhance students’ knowledge and appreciation of the artist, as well as art history and media types and techniques.

Interested in becoming an AIA Docent? Contact Gretchen.

Classroom support

Heather’s teachers need a variety of support in the classroom, from coordinating events, assisting with reading groups or gardening activities. If you have a flexible schedule, please considering devoting an hour a week. It makes a difference!

Please contact your child’s teacher to volunteer. You’ll have as much fun as the children!

Chess Program & Club

Our internally developed, award winning, PTA sponsored program is designed to teach the fundamentals of tournament chess in a “fun” environment. For over 15 years former parent, Mr. Bob Blatt, has volunteered thousands of hours teaching and mentoring students in the game of chess. Many of his students are rated in the top 100 in the nation. Lessons are one hour at the beginning of class then after a short break, students play inter club tournaments to practice their skills. Chess kids are expected to devote the entire year in the program and it is offered at a minimal cost courtesy of the school’s PTA.  Beginning instruction is offered Tuesdays from 3:00 to 5:00pm and the Intermediate Club meets on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 3:00pm.  From time to time homework is assigned to reinforce and practice concepts taught during the class. Additionally, the Heather Chess Club hosts an annual Heather Scholastic chess tournament which draws over 100 players from schools throughout the Bay Area. Contact Bob.

Healthy Cities Tutoring Program

San Carlos Healthy Cities program trains volunteers from the community to tutor and mentor students. Volunteers work approximately one hour per week and scheduling is flexible.  Visit the Healthy Cities website.

For more information about the Healthy Cities program, please contact Donna Becht at

Hot Lunch Servers

The Lunch Master offers a variety of healthy, delicious meals which feature fresh produce, whole grains, hormone-free meats and dairy products, and low-fat/low-sugar recipes. Consider volunteering during lunchtime once/week. This is a fun and easy way to see your child during the school day.

Contact us at to sign up.

Kindergarten Lunch & Recess Helpers

Help our new kindergartners get in the swing of things during lunch and recess.  Help unwrap straws and open containers, keep order, remind kids to take out their trash, escort the kids safely to the playground and help keep them safe while they’re on the playground.

Volunteers are needed Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11:45am to 12:30pm. Please sign up in the office.

Library Enrichment

Parent volunteers assist Mrs. Herndon in the library by helping students select and check out books. Our Library Enrichment coordinator works with Mrs. Herndon and the teachers to find volunteers for each of the classrooms and to coordinate volunteer projects needed in the library.

Would you like to help in the library? Email Mrs. Herndon at to volunteer.

Room Representatives

Two to five parent room representatives assist every Heather classroom teacher.  In addition, room reps serve as a communication link between the PTA, teachers and families.  This is a great way to get involved with classroom activities.

Contact Meredith Park or Corbie Kiernan at

School Beautification

Every year our PTA organizes a School Beautification Day to maintain and improve the school’s grounds. Get your hands dirty! Help us fix things, get organized, weed, plant & paint. Prior experience is not necessary. Days are scheduled on the weekends.

Want to help coordinate? Contact Mona.


The yearbook committee creates and publishes Heather’s yearbook. Volunteers collect photographs, write, design the layout and work with our printer to create the yearbook. They also publicize the sale of the book, process orders, and distribute the yearbook. This is a fantastic way to share your photos of our kids!

Contact Jing at to take part in this activity.