Get Involved & Volunteer

The success of our school depends on parent volunteers. 

There are many ways to be involved at KMS, big and small! Please see below for how you can help.

Colt Day, Yearbook Distribution and Locker Clean Out - To volunteer, email
  • Colt Day is a fun, field day/carnival like day for the students of KMS. This year it will be the afternoon of June 23. We need 10 volunteers. 
  • Yearbook Distribution: Hand out yearbooks! Date/time not set, but probably Wed 6/21.
  • Help students clean out lockers 7:50am - 9:30am on Wed 6/21

Staff Appreciation

Our PTSA tries to appreciate our amazing staff about once a month.  It's a big job to feed or provide treats for 80 people.  We need everything from homemade goodies to non-perishables.  Sometimes it is as simple as providing a bag of candy!  Email if you would like to get the emails on how you can help. 

Friday Popcorn Helpers 
    • Hand out popcorn to students on Fridays during lunch! Choose which days work for you. Sign up with a buddy or meet other parents! Sign up online.

    PTSA Officers, Chairs and Volunteer needs

    If you're interested in any of the KMS PTSA open positions, please email We are currently in need of:

    • Legislation
      • Advocate for our kids and inform our PTSA with what is going on in  Northshore School District and in Olympia. This is a board position.

    Mentor Room

    • Volunteers needed to support students in a variety of settings during this special time for intervention, activities and clubs. Be a mentor to a few students, provide supervision in free choice areas, or help with homework! 
    • Volunteers needed one or more times each week - can be combined with classroom mentoring
      • Mondays - 8:50am to 10:15am
      • Thursday, Friday - 9:45am to 10:15am
    • Interested volunteers can contact Eileen Jowell - or 425-408-7648
    Hang Time Mentor
    • The Hang-Time after-school program offers junior high youth a safe place to have fun, complete homework and socialize with peers. Hang-Time meets in the school cafeteria, is open to all students and free. Northshore YMCA is the lead Northshore Community Schools partner to oversee Hang-Time at the four middle school community schools. The Hang-Time mentors build positive relationships with 7,8 and 9 grade students as role models, tutors, mentors, small group facilitators, and team-game coaches. By engaging youth in safe, productive activities, team-play and study, youth's sense of belonging and confidence is strengthened. 
    • Volunteers needed one or more times each week on MondayTuesday and/or Thursday 2:30 to 4:30pm.
    • Interested volunteers can contact Eileen Jowell - or 425-408-7648.
    Classroom Mentors
    • Classroom mentors support the learning environment in classroom settings to improve students’ confidence to independently complete classwork. Volunteers may identify strengths and barriers youth bring to the academic setting, assist youth with problem solving and developing positive communication skills and/or coping behaviors and study strategies. Teachers and volunteers will work together to support students’ academic skills and confidence. Classroom mentors have an interest in helping youth discover success and do not necessarily need to be academic subject experts. 
    • Volunteer placements are determined by student needs and volunteer interests. Time range is 7:45am to 2:40pm.
    • Interested volunteers can contact Eileen Jowell - or 425-408-7648.

    Library Volunteers

    • The library is looking for dedicated volunteers.  Are you dropping your kids off at KMS in the morning?  Consider helping for 30 minutes. (7:45 - 8:15am: younger siblings welcome.)  
    • Volunteers are also needed to assist with lunch supervision (times vary.)  
    • Contact Monica Twitchell at   

    Safe Arrivals

    • Select the days that work for you and come to school between 11:45am and 1pm  on those days to assist school staff with attendance verification. Contact Juli Van Pelt at

    If you'd like to help, but these opportunities don't work for you, get added to the volunteer list by emailing your name, contact info and the grade your child is in to

    VOLUNTEERS NEED TO HAVE A COMPLETED APPLICATION ON FILE WITH THE KMS OFFICE. Parents, guardians and family members interested in volunteering at their child's school should send completed forms directly to the school. Forms are available in the office or via the district website.

    KJH PTSA Communications,
    Apr 4, 2016, 5:09 PM