Current Volunteer Opportunities

Our events and fundraisers for the 2018-19 school year were successful thanks to the many parents and family members who volunteered.  You are truly appreciated.  DREAM has many events throughout each school year and we cannot do it without your help.  Please consider volunteering for our 2019-20 events listed below.  We are looking for people to be on committees for our fundraisers and family events next year.  Please consider offering your time and expertise to make our goal of supporting the wonderful programs at Deterding successful.  You are welcome to attend our meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.  Youcan help us keep all the things that make Deterding a special place for our children.


Back to School Ice Cream Social


When:  Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Time:  5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Volunteer for the committee 

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Penny Wars


When:  Sept. 3rd - Sept. 13th

Each classroom collects coins for the school in a large, class decorated jug.  Prizes to classes collecting the most money and best decorated jug.

Volunteer Here

Missoula Childrens' Theatre


When:  Sept. 9th - Sept. 13th

Missoula Children's Theatre is a traveling troupe of actors who come to Deterding for one week and students audition to be in the performance.

Volunteer Here

Fall Book Fair


When:  Sept. 23rd - Sept. 27th

Fall Scholastic Book Fair supports our school library and classroom libraries.  

Volunteer Here

International Celebration


When:  Sept. 26th 

A free family evening event of food, dance and music highlighting our family's cultural heritage.

Volunteer Here

Harvest Festival


When:  Oct. 25th

The Harvest Festival is a family event filled with games, food, parades and much more.  Fun for young and old.

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Ceramics Workshop


When:  Nov. 21st

Students create a ceramic work of art .

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Breakfast with Santa


When:  Dec. 7th

Families get a yummy breakfast and a photo with Santa !

Volunteer Here

Winter K-3 Dance Show


When:  Dec. 19th

Every class, grades K-3, performs at this exciting show! 

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Spring Ceramics Workshop


When:  March 12th

Students create a ceramic work of art.

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Dolphin Dash


When:  TBA

Students collect pledges and run laps to earn fun prizes like a limo trip to MOJO DOJO and slime the principal.

Volunteer Here

Arts Festival


When:  May 3rd

The Art Festival is what Deterding is all about.  See and bid on beautiful student art, hear our band, choir and recorder students perform, create your own art and enjoy delicious food.

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Red Ribbon Week


 Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October.

Each day has a theme relating to the theme. 


Hospitality and Teacher Appreciation Week


Parents provide lunch for staff on August 14, 2019, once a month treats for birthdays and celebrate teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week the first week of May (daily treats and luncheon on Thursday.)

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Reminder to Volunteers


If you plan to volunteer to chaperone on a field trip, you MUST get fingerprinted for San Juan and complete the Volunteer Guidelines Contract.  You need to  pick up the form from the school office before going to be printed.  Fingerprint results typically take 3 days to 2 weeks to come back, so please do not wait to get the process started.



Mrs. Weil is our Artist-in-Residence.  All Grade levels visit her classroom each week. Deterding students create fabulous artwork learning to use many styles and mediums.

Band and Recorder


Ms. Burris is our Band and Recorder Specialist.

All 4th grade students start learning the recorder and 5th and 6th graders participate in Band.



Mrs. Snow is our Dance Specialist.  All students grades K-3 take dance during the school day.  5th and 6th graders can choose Dance or Band class.  Mrs. Snow choreographs dances for all grade level performances and the K-3 Dance Show.