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Viking Volunteers - VV (formerly known as our Parent Teacher Organization - PTO)

The Viking Volunteers (VV) consists of four parent-led teams: Community Connections, Budget and Funding, School Environment, and Staff and Student Appreciation. Each team works on different aspects of our school community.


Community Connections Team: Designs, organizes, and implements Nordic Fest (and volunteers there). Nordic Fest is November 13 from 2:45 pm to 5:45 pm. Helps communicate school volunteer opportunities and organizes culture builders for our Lesher community. Communicates with administration.


Staff and Student Appreciation Team: Organizes staff appreciation events at least 1 time a quarter (coffee cart, staff lunches, massages during work day, etc.). Works with MTSS team on positive student behavior supports (SOM, honor student stickers, school spirit gear prizes, etc.). Spruces up the teacher café during different seasons (pumpkins for centerpiece in October, candy canes in December, etc.). Communicates with administration.


School Environment Team: Updates monthly SOM bulletin board. Cleans and organizes display cases 1-2 times a year. Sets store Snack Shack hours, manages students, manages supplies, provides supervision, and monitors money/budget for the Snack Shack. Communicates with administration. In coordination with the Snack Shack student team, develops and approves the 8th Grade Class Gift each year.


Budget and Funding Team:  Monitors the year to year Viking Volunteers budget (including the annual Direct Donation Drive). Facilitates the in-house school grant process (quarterly competitive grant), and allocates funds as decided by a rubric-based decision making process.  Communicates with administration.
Team meetings are coordinated by the team lead parent and times vary. Team leads meet one time a quarter to look at grant proposals and give updates regarding their team’s work. However, all are welcome at the quarterly meetings (not just team leads). If you are interested in joining one of the teams, please contact the parent team lead.
  • Community Connections Team: Kelsey Nosler - kelseynosler@msn.com
  • Staff and Student Appreciation Team: Courntey Kershner - 
  • School Environment Team: TBD
  • Budget and Funding Team: Deb Linder - gogogrl17@gmail.com

Viking Volunteers Direct Donation Form

Viking Volunteers Meeting Dates (5:30 pm to 6:15 pm in the Media Center)

  • Monday, September 9, 2019
  • ​Monday November 18 - previously Monday November 11
  • Monday, February 10, 2020
  • Monday, April 13, 2020

Past Viking Volunteers Meeting Minutes

If you have any questions about the VV and the activities at Lesher that the VV supports please feel free to contact Janice Martinez, Assistant Principal at janicem@psdschools.org.

► Nordic Fest - Friday, October 11, 2019 from 3pm - 6pm. Fun, food trucks, & festivities for all current Lesher and 5th grade feeder families to enjoy!