Children whose parents pitch in at school have a better attitude and higher academic achievement. It is important and it is fun! Please take a few minutes to review the various opportunities. Parents and volunteers who wish to attend field trips, chaperon, and/or volunteer for the 2017-2018 school year will need to update their volunteer application (each year) and complete their background checks. (Background checks are good for 5 years.) Click here to begin volunteering.
Marek Fall Festival: Saturday, Oct. 28th 12:00 – 4:00
This is one of our big fundraisers this year! Not only is it our fundraiser but it is going to be a blast! We will have games, bounce houses, booths, silent auction, food, drinks, and entertainment! We will need lots of people volunteering! Lots of people but not lots of time! We are just asking for a one hour block for volunteering and then spend the rest of your time having fun with your family! We will have game booths where children earn points to win a prize! It will be fun and easy! One hour and done! What a great way to support your school and your kids will love seeing you there volunteering!
Ways to volunteer: 1. Set-up and/or take-down 2. ticket sales 3. Booth helpers 4. Poster makers 5. Gathering business supporters! If you or your business would like to be a supporter, please let us know!
Opportunities Throughout the Year:
1. Spirit Sticks.
2. BoxTops. We collect Boxtops as a “free for school” money! We collect them throughout the year in a bin in the front hallway, but we also have 4 big collection times throughout the year. We could always use help counting. If you work during the day and have some time in the evenings or weekends, you could help us organize the boxtops. Our goal this year is to make $3,000! You could do this at your home or join us in a counting party!
3. Library Weekly Helpers: Anita Phipps, our librarian, needs lots of help in the library on a weekly basis. This is a weekly commitment. It is perfect for someone who has a flexible schedule or is off one day a week. You can come up and volunteer and then have lunch with your child if you like! This is such an important way to volunteer because it is how our children are able to check out new books through-out the day. If we don’t have someone, the library will have to be closed at times for check-out. It is a wonderful way to meet the kids, parents, and teachers! You also learn about all of the awesome children’s books that we have!
4. Library Pop-in. If you can’t commit weekly, pop-in ANYTIME, ANY DAY! They always need help with checking-out and shelving books. This is such a huge help.
5. Art Helpers. Our wonderful art teacher, Alis Little, has so many great activities for our students and can use help. Most of the activities are only 1-2 hours and she has everything ready to go! This includes things such as Dot Week activities, displaying rodeo art in the front hallways, Big Art Night,…
6. Poster Making. If you are even slightly creative, we could use some help when we make posters to announce something! We will tell you where to find the materials at school and what needs to be put on the poster.
7. Holiday Trees. Every year we put up trees in the front hallway. Each grade level does some kind of project and decorates the trees. We need someone to put the trees up and/or take them down. It is about an hour or so for each day. This is an easy way to volunteer! Stay and have lunch with your child!
8. Holiday Gift Shop. Right before our winter break, students have an opportunity to buy a little present for their love ones! It is a fundraiser for the PTO and the kids LOVE it. It is also fun as a volunteer! They get to shop for their parents on their own! We need volunteers throughout the week. Come in for one or two hours on one day or join us all week!
9. Family Nights. We will have various family nights throughout the year. We always need help planning and volunteering. (Read in Jammies, Movie Night, etc.)
10. Book Fair. Every year our library has a Scholastic Book Fair. We could use cashiers throughout the week. Super easy and a great way to see the books first hand! Opportunities before school, during school, and right after school, and one evening! You have lots of choices to fit your schedule!
11. Teacher Appreciation Week. This is one of the best ways to say “thank you” to all of the teachers. Help out setting up for one day or more!
Beginning of the Year Opportunities:
1. Morning car rider drop-off duty 7:30-8:00. For the first 3 weeks of school, we like to have a few parents help out in the car-rider drop off line before school. This really helps with making children feel welcome as well keeping everyone safe. You can volunteer one day or as many as you like.
2. Kindergarten Lunch Duty. For the first week of school, we need help in the cafeteria for our kindergarten students. This is their first time through the cafeteria line and sometimes they have trouble getting everything they need on their tray. They also need help with learning how to open their milk, opening their packets, and getting ketchup. You can volunteer one day or as many as you like. Your child does not have to even be in kindergarten to help!
3. Meet the Teacher Night. Before or after you meet your child’s teacher, we always need help selling spirit gear t-shirts. It is fun and easy and a great way to meet other parents!
5th Grade Dinner / Farewell