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How to Help

Classmates in the Library

Volunteer at Northern Hills

  • The Media Center (aka Library) is always looking for volunteers to assist with book reshelving, labeling, helping students with book selection, bulletin board decoration, and all things literary!

  • Contact our Media Director, Mrs. Fahringer, by email at for more information

  • In April-May, we will also need test monitors which are required for state mandated testing!  More info to come! :)

Volunteer with PTO

  • We have many, many committees and events that are always in need of volunteers!

  • Check out the Committees page for more information and contacts!


  • Northern Hills PTO is a 501(c)3 charitable organization (EIN 73-1475783).  Consult your tax advisor for complete information, but generally all donations to NH PTO, that aren’t exchanged for goods or services, are tax-deductible according to IRS regulations. 

  • We welcome donations by cash or check made payable to Northern Hills PTO.  Feel free to send donations to the school. 

  • Please contact our treasurer here for the mailing address.

PTO Committees:

We Need Your Help!

We’d love your time and/or talent with the following committees! Email to get more info or to sign up!


Fall Fun Fest: A carnival style event for the whole family!  Volunteers are needed to help organize the evening, manage volunteers, and help set up and tear down the day of the event.  Truly one of Northern Hills’ most fun events!  Event is held on the NH playground in (usually) September.


Holiday Store: HO, HO, HO!  Students have the opportunity to purchase inexpensive but thoughtfully chosen gifts for their loved ones at the Holiday Store.  Volunteers will help with the creation of gifts, set-up of store, wrapping presents, and overall daily operations. 


Hospitality: Psst…Have you heard?  Northern Hills has THE BEST teachers and staff!! Help show our appreciation for them with the Hospitality Team.  Volunteers will coordinate items for luncheons and help with special events throughout the year to show how much we love our staff.


Husky Hustle: Fundraising not your thing?  It’s really not ours either!  That’s why we’ve created an awesome, fun-filled event that not only promotes health and community, but also raises a little cash to help us enhance our kids’ learning experiences and Northern Hills as a whole.


Meet The Masters:  Do you have ART in your HEART? Volunteers will lead and assist in art projects from the Meet The Masters curriculum 3-4 times per year.  No art experience or expertise required!


Pup Pal Readers: Reading opens a window to the world.  Volunteers will spend one-on-one time reading with an assigned student.  Student-Pup Pal matches will be made in September.


School Spirit: We have spirit, yes we do!  We have spirit, how ‘bout you?  Assist with various spirit activities during the year.


Social Family Events: Donuts & Grownups and Muffins in the Morning are the two main events of this committee.  Help organize and promote these fun mornings for parents and students.


Spring STEAM Night: A fun, FREE, events for students and their parents.  Enjoy family friendly STEAM activities and view the Meet the Masters Art Show.


Watch D.O.G.S: Calling all Dads Of Great Students (or uncles, grandfathers, or other special men).  Spend some time being a playground pal!


Wetlands: Like venturing into the great outdoors? Come help plan how the school uses the wetlands going forward!


Yearbook: Say cheese! Help capture the memories made by photographing events throughout the year. 

Classroom with utensils

Watch D.O.G.S

Northern Hills is proud to be one of over 4,700 member school across the country!  There are over 100 schools in Oklahoma that participate in this program as well.


What is WATCH D.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students)?

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center for Fathering. You can visit the Watch D.O.G.S. site here.

What are the goals of a WATCH D.O.G.S. program?

1) To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.

2) To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.


What is my role in helping?

Mrs. Milner has asked for help with recess. Volunteer time slots are available from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. You can come for an hour or two or stay for the entire four hour block. In the comment section of the sign-up, please let us know what time you plan on volunteering. Please sign up two days in advance of volunteering so we can let the office know to expect you.


How do I get started?

Sign-up for a day/time by clicking below.

For more info, email the Watch DOGS Team at

Meet the Masters

  • Supplies will be collected from the counter in the Multi-Purpose Room.  Your supplies will be labeled with the name of the artist and your teacher.  Please return all supplies to the same location after completing your project.  Place completed artwork also on the counter in the Multi-Purpose Room. Makes sure the finished projects are labeled with your teacher's name.

  • Don’t forget that you only have an hour in most classrooms for the entire session, so be sure to look over the ‘Introducing’ section with the PowerPoint presentation and choose the parts you want to focus on.  Keep the ‘Introducing’ section under 15 minutes to allow plenty of time for the project!

  • PowerPoint presentations for all artists will be accessed in the classroom on the school server. The teacher should do this, but if she/he has difficulty finding the presentation, here are directions:

    • My Computer

    • Data on 122-fp (F)

    • Curriculum

    • Meet The Masters

  • If you have questions, please call or email one of us!

The information provided in this website is Proprietary. The Northern Hills PTO has paid for and arranged for the use of this information at Northern Hills Elementary School only. The user of this website acknowledges and undertakes to Northern Hills PTO & Meet The Masters that it will not use the Proprietary Information for anything other than use at Northern Hills Elementary School Meet The Masters Art Program and that he/she will not disclose any portion of the Proprietary Information to any third party for any reason whatsoever (This includes sharing the passwords provided).

What is Meet The Masters?
  • Meet The Masters (MTM) is an interactive, multi-faceted approach to teaching children about art history, theories of color and techniques, and creativity!

  • MTM is a program that our PTO has purchased to supplement the education of out students as art education is not provided by the district for all grades.  Studies have shown that art education is vital in helping motor skills, overall language development, decision making, and visual learning.

  • MTM is created by professional art teachers and has been used by thousands of schools across the United States for more than 30 years.

  • More information about the program is available here!

Volunteer Information                
  • At the bottom of this page are buttons for each grade level and artist.  When you click on the button, you will be prompted to enter that password you were provided in training. After entering the password, you will be directed to a new page per grade which includes:

    • PowerPoint Presentation you will use in the classroom for ‘Introducing’ the artist.

    • Presentation Folder document with the ‘Introducing’ notes to use with the PowerPoint presentation as well as a copy of the ‘Learning From’ page(s) the students will use to practice art techniques and the ‘Working With’ pages that describe how to complete the project.

    • Training video to show you step-by-step how to complete the project with the class.

  • Be sure to go on our Sign-Up Genius page and sign up for the date of your session so we will have your supplies ready for you to pick up on the day. You must sign up at least 5 school days before your session! Include your teacher's name, artist, and the names of the two volunteers.

Annual Fundraisers

Each year, Northern Hills promotes health and fitness with its annual Husky Hustle. This fun run helps raise money to help support our teachers & their classrooms along with technological advances & PTO-sponsored activities. In 2023, we raised over $37,000!
This event happens in the fall, so check back for more updates when it gets closer to that time frame.
See our sponsor letter and shout out form below.
Questions??? Contact our Husky Hustle Chair Julie Bartel at

If you’d like more information about how you can get involved, send an email to

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