Volunteering with Springfield Public Schools
Our volunteer program consists of community members,
parents, grandparents, local businesses and organizations
who acknowledge the importance between community involvement
and education. Our volunteers work in a variety of capacities,
both inside and outside the classroom from mentoring
or tutoring a child to assisting in a school's office
In order to become a registered volunteer, and keep
your volunteer status current, volunteers must complete
and return a Volunteer Registration and Background
Check Form each year. This form may be obtained by
clicking the SPS Volunteer Registration link below,
in the Community Relations Office, or in the main office
of our schools.
Upon a clear background check from the Missouri State
Highway Patrol, you will be sent written notification
(please allow up to 14 business days) which you may
be required to present at the school you are volunteering.
volunteering directly with children at our school
must perform the registration and background check.
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week during the school year, many of our students are
supplied with backpacks filled with nutritious food
to take home over the weekend. As the economy has been
weakened, the need has become greater.
The committee often purchases food in bulk for this program to stretch PTA
List item donations are always welcome, but the Backpack
Committee also welcomes cash contributions designated
to this program. There is a collection jar at the front
office window for this purpose.
you are able to contribute Wish
List items, please place them in the blue collection
bin in front
of the office.
Please contact Anna Gintz (email@example.com) or
Molly Robb (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Field Elementary has been awarded the Dirt Project
The DIRT Project, a project of Springfield Urban Agriculture
Coalition, will install ten school yard gardens within
the Springfield R-XII school district while providing
and teaching curriculum to address core state educational
standards by using the gardens to accompany what students
are learning in the classroom in a fun, educational,
The DIRT Project strives to promote healthy lifestyles
by providing education to our community and our school
children about the benefits of growing and using sustainably
produced locally-grown food.
Please visit the
to learn more.
Five for Food - $5 can make a real difference!
The Field PTA backpack program announces a Five for
Food campaign. When purchasing food for the backpack program,
every dollar counts!
Each single week during the school year, many of our
students are supplied with backpacks filled with nutritious
food to take home over the weekend. As the economy has
been weakened, the need has become greater. The committee
often purchases food in bulk for this program to stretch
PTA dollars further.
Food donations are always welcome, but in the interest
of trying to keep items being sent home uniform, the
Backpack Committee hopes some might consider it's Five
for Food campaign. A special can will be kept in the
front office of the school for the collection of contributions.
for Food can will remain in the office throughout
the year. Please give as you are able to help make sure
every student in our school is concentrating more on
their studies than hunger.