Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Quick Details of Volunteer Opportunities

Here are some short descriptions of our volunteer opportunities so you may find something that fits with your schedule -- there will be more detailed information forthcoming on these events as the year progresses. 

Walk-A-Thon: Students collect pledges and walk at Ryan Field to earn them. This activity takes place in October, in the morning.

Trunk or Treat: An evening Halloween Party held in the All Purpose Room. Parents also have the option of decorating their cars and handing out candy. 

Book Fair: This event takes place during school hours, and begins after Halloween. Volunteers assist students with placing orders,return books to cabinets at the end of sale, and total their sales.

Shred Day:  We sponsor two Community Shred Days. One in November and the other in April. These events take place on Saturdays. Eco Shred provides the service and all proceeds go to our school. Volunteers greet those who arrive to have their personal documents shredded.

Festival of Trees Christmas Bazaar: This event features Breakfast with Santa, photos with Santa, a free craft activity for children, and a variety of vendors. We will be raffling off donated Christmas trees -- decorated by volunteers -- and items from a chinese auction. This Festival takes place in November.

Shopping Spree: This is an opportunity for the students to select Christmas gifts for their families. Volunteers help children select gifts and wrap them. This event takes place at the school during weekdays.

Box Tops for Education: Box Tops can easily be done from home. Chairperson collects the Box Tops sent in to school, mails them to the company, and our school receives a check.

Monthly Family Dinners: Volunteers help in the kitchen, serving, cleaning up etc. Families of volunteers eat free, but a raffle donation is requested. These dinners take place once a month at St. Mary Church. Seating begins at 5PM. Dinner is served at 5:30. We welcome raffle donations. (wine, seasonal decorations, etc.)

Pot Luck Movie Night: This activity that takes place during Christmas Recess.

Spell-A-Thon: Students collect pledges and learn spelling words to earn them. 

Mother's Day Plant Sale: Takes place in May. 

Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast: Takes place before the Memorial Day Parade.

Duck Race: A major fundraiser for the school. Takes place on Derby Day. Many opportunities for volunteers.

Field Day: Takes place at the end of the school year, an all day fun event at Coon Hollow Park in Derby. Volunteers help with food and games.

Lunch Aides:  Serve lunch to the students. You can sign up to do this all year, once a week, twice a week, basically when it works for your schedule.

Counting Lunch Money: This takes place once a week at the school during the day. Contact Grace Torres for more details.

Father's Club: A group of fathers who volunteer to assist at various school activities and help with special projects at the school.

Hospitality: Volunteers provide refreshments at HSA Meetings, Open Houses, Meet the Teacher Nights, and any other HSA school functions.

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