Get Involved and Support Poplar Tree ES

Parent Volunteers at Poplar Tree

Volunteers are always welcome at Poplar Tree Elementary! We encourage you to spend time at our school – come to a performance, join your child for lunch, and participate as a classroom volunteer. (Please note that non-school aged children may not accompany parents when volunteering.)


WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is a national program where dads and other male role models spend at least one day during the school year serving as a positive male role model. WATCH D.O.G.S. volunteers spend time in the classrooms, in the cafeteria, at bus duty, at recess, and serve as an extra set of eyes for safety and security. 

WATCH D.O.G.S. at Poplar Tree runs from November through April.  

For more information about this program, please visit the website  or watch this ABC News video.

If you are interested in signing up to be a Poplar Tree Watch DOGS volunteer please:

  • Click this link to see the available dates and to sign up  

  • Pick a date to sign up - Please enter your child's name and teacher in the comments box. 

If you sign up to volunteer as a Watch D.O.G., you will also need to place an order for the Official Watch DOGS Uniform t-shirt. To order your official Watch DOGS t-shirt please visit the Dog Store.

If you have additional questions or need additional information on how to become a Poplar Tree Watch D.O.G.S. please email Ms. Walker (@email).

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Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

The Poplar Tree Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is one of our greatest assets. The PTA coordinates many volunteer opportunities both inside and outside the classroom, after-school enrichment programs, community gatherings and more. 

The PTA relies on all parents to get involved with their children’s education in some way, and this makes for a more advanced education and stronger community. Please take time to browse the PTA website and consider how you can best contribute.

Poplar Tree ES Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

FCPS Cares

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Business and Community Partnerships

The Business and Community Partnerships office’s primary functions are to recruit and supports Ignite Partnerships, serve as a liaison to local Chambers of Commerce and other community organizations, help lead the annual Collect for Kids school supply drive, manage the FCPS Donations Portal for donated goods, and promote the Savings for Staff merchant discount program.

In the last decade, the Business & Community Partnerships team has helped secure over ten million dollars in donations of money and valued goods through partnerships and direct donations, not including the value of volunteer hours contributed by partners and mentors.

Parent Volunteers For FCPS

Volunteers are essential to the success of Fairfax County Public Schools. Many enriching and worthwhile experiences are afforded to our children through the volunteer help from parents. Every day, volunteers change the lives of students across FCPS and we offer several ways for people in the community to get involved.

Volunteer Opportunities with FCPS

Background Checks for Volunteers