Volunteering is at the heart of our community, and your support makes a significant difference in creating a meaningful elementary school experience for our Tiger community!

Why Volunteer?

Join a group of parents invested in making Carnation Elementary the best place for our kids and staff! By volunteering, you can:

Make a Difference: Your efforts directly impact the success and well-being of our students and school community.

Build Relationships: Connect with other parents, teachers, and students who share a common goal of supporting education.

Stay Informed: Get a firsthand look at school activities, events, and initiatives, keeping you informed and engaged in your child's education.

Volunteer Opportunities

We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the year, catering to different interests, schedules, and skill sets. Whether you prefer to volunteer occasionally or on a regular basis, there's something for everyone. Below is a current list of openings we have for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year:



Bailey Denman

Kyla Page

Co-Vice Presidents:

Fundraising: Lauren Colburn

Volunteers and Fundraising: Emi Byrnes 

Engagement: Laura Ancich, 

Secretary:     Bethani Smeaton

Treasurer: Kristina Batishchev


Membership: Kristina Batishchev

Co-Lead: OPEN


Stacey Gunderson

Co-Lead (Newsletter): Bethani Smeaton

Advocacy: Kyla Page 

Staff Reps:

Brooke Baker

Sam Letterman

Hospitality:   Brooke Santos


ML Ambassador: Maribel Paniagua

ISET Ambassador: Melissa Baksa


Kyla Page and Bailey Denman

Before and after-school enrichment: Lauren Hubler 

Bingo Night Co-leads:

Lauren Colburn and Emi Byrnes

Box Tops/IGA Receipts/Minted/Smith Farms:

Kaitlyn Thompson

Bulletin boards: Melissa Baksa

Cupid Clay Café: OPEN

Dine-outs: Lauren Colburn

Donuts with Grownups: Sarah Soptich

5th-Grade Graduation:

Alison Watson

Kim Vilsmeyer

Flyer printing/distribution: OPEN

Holiday Bazaar Co-leads:

Lauren Colburn and
Sarah Soptich

Krispy Kreme Fundraiser: Bailey Denman

New-family gifts: Laura Ancich

Outdoor movie (January): OPEN

Playdates (Kindergarten):

Stacey Gunderson

Co-Lead: Bailey Denman

Playdates (Summer): Kaitlyn Thompson

Popcorn Friday: Laura Ancich

Reading Spirit Week:

Laura Ancich

Co-Lead: OPEN

Reflections: Elizabeth Metcalf

Room parent lead: OPEN

Scholastic Books: OPEN

School Dance:

Brooke Santos

Co-Lead: Bethani Smeaton

Site Based Council Rep: OPEN

Spirit Wear: OPEN

Staff Appreciation:

Sarah Baynes

Sarah Lyle

Talent Show: OPEN


Co-Lead: CHS Drama students

Teacher Grants: OPEN

Volunteer Appreciation: Brooke Santos

Co-Lead: Bethani Smeaton

Yearbook Co-ldeas:

Dane Halfdane and
Michelle Conlan

How to Volunteer

Getting involved is easy! Simply:

1. Complete the Riverview District Application

All volunteers for the school and/or PTSA need to complete the Riverview School District Volunteer Application. Click here to complete this online application. All school volunteers must renew their background checks every two years. It is a good idea to login and verify your information is current.

2. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Emi Byrnes, at tigervolunteers@outlook.com to get added to our email lists for volunteer opportunities. We're here to help you find the perfect volunteer opportunity that aligns with your interests and availability.

3. Sign Up: Keep an eye out for volunteer opportunities through our PTSA emails, newsletters, website, or Facebook.

4. Show up! Once you've signed up for a volunteer opportunity, show up and make a difference! Your time and effort are greatly appreciated.

Company matching for volunteer hours

Does your employer participate in volunteer hour matching? Many do! By submitting your PTSA volunteer hours, employers will make a donation to CEPTSA.

Thank you for considering volunteering with the PTSA! Together, we can make a positive impact on our school community and enrich the educational experience for all students.

Click to view the PTSA Events Calendar

Upcoming Events:

Jun 24
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Jun 28



Mailing Address:

4950 Tolt Ave. - Carnation, WA 98014

Email: ceptsa@outlook.com

Carnation Elementary 

Phone: 425-844-4550

The mission of Carnation Elementary PTSA is to positively impact the lives of all students by partnering with staff, families, and community to foster a culture that values learning, builds community and advocates for all students to excel personally, academically and socially.

2023-2024 Platinum
100% Staff Membership