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At J.O. Wilson, we rely on our village to help our scholars SOAR. Join us!

(Photo credit: Wanda Lau)

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Donate to the Cardinal Fund

The PTA's Cardinal Fund raises money for teacher grants, enrichment programs for students and special events that bring our school community together. All donations are tax-deductible.

Donate using PayPal

The PTA can also accept donations through:
CashApp ($JOWilson660)
Zelle (
(Kindly note "Cardinal Fund" when making your contribution.)

As a registered 501(c)(3) organization, the J.O. Wilson PTA can receive matching donations from most corporate giving programs, such as Benevity and the Combined Federal Campaign.
Please check with your employer to see if you can multiply the power of your giving.

Join the PTA

Membership in the J.O. Wilson PTA is free and open to any parent, grandparent, or legal guardian of a J.O. Wilson student and to all J.O. Wilson employees. General Body meetings take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. Currently, we are alternating between in-person and virtual meetings. 

There are many ways to get involved with the PTA:

Visit the PTA page to learn more. 

Room Parents

Our teachers do a LOT and our room parents can help them be successful. Each classroom has room parents that help support the teacher with everything from:

  • Organizing class parties, usually around a specific topic or theme.
  • Organizing teacher gifts at holidays and birthdays.
  • Recruiting and coordinating volunteers for classroom support, school events, and field trips.
  • Getting communication out to parents
  • Coordinating the collection of classroom supplies needed

Contact your child's teacher to get involved and help out!

Field Trip Chaperones

Our scholars get out and explore as much as possible and to make those trips happened, chaperones are needed to keep all of the kids safe and supervised! Please consider volunteering to serve as a chaperone on one of the upcoming trips. In order to serve as a chaperone, you MUST have cleared the DCPS Volunteer Process. This process can take up to 3 weeks to complete, so please do so as soon you can so you don't miss out on all of the fun!