Teacher Appreciation Week
Teacher Appreciation is May 15-19! Last year we had a committee of 5 and each parent planned and implemented one day of treats or pampering for our teachers. Please consider helping either again or for the first time!
Please email Hospitality Chair Meagan Friedman if you can help!
General Volunteering Signup
We need lots of volunteers to keep everything moving! Please fill out this form so that we know you are interested in helping out:
There are still many volunteering opportunities to come!
Nominations for the 2023-2024 PTO
If you are interested in serving on the PTO Board or if you know someone who would be a great candidate, please complete the PTO Nominations Form or email our Volunteer Chair Valerie Carville.
Are you a CPA, bookkeeper or just fantastic with QuickBooks? We NEED you! Please consider volunteering as Treasurer or Treasurer Elect.
FRESHMAN and SOPHOMORE parents - now is the time to get more involved! Many of the current Board Members and Committee Chairs have rising seniors and will only be around one more year. Please consider sharing your time and talent with the PTO so we can have a smooth transition and pass institutional knowledge along to the next group of up-and-coming volunteers!
All Volunteers have to complete a VIPS registration
Volunteer in the Public Schools,
There will be numerous volunteer opportunities through the PTO as well as through your child's cohort and club activities. To volunteer at EIHS for on-campus activities and field trips, you will need to register through VIPS (HISD's Volunteer in the Public Schools program).
HISD requires that all volunteers register online in the Raptor volunteer management system and agree to the annual background check for each school year. VIPS approval expires each academic year on July 31st. Last year's VIPS approval will not renew for the next year.
Please follow the steps below to become VIPS-approved:
Step 2: Complete the entire Online Application in Raptor Volunteer Management System and submit your application.
Step 3: Once your application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email to your email address.
Step 4: Within 2-3 weeks, an email will be sent to your email address informing you of the status of your VIPS background check.
Step 5: If you have not heard back from the Raptor Volunteer Management System in 2-3 weeks, contact your school for more information.
Step 6: You are eligible to volunteer in HISD schools once you have received your VIPS approval.