Volunteering

When adults volunteer, all students benefit! While there is not a requirement to volunteer, there are many opportunities for parents and community members to get involved if you’d like to help! Below is a list of the areas where we are currently seeking volunteer interest. Please contact PTA President Shannon Guindin if you would like to learn more and volunteer for any of these roles! 

 

2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR VOLUNTEER ROLE DESCRIPTIONS

ONGOING ROLES

Room Parent (1 per class): Help teacher coordinate class parties, coordinate Teacher Appreciation Week (May 1-5) activities with your class

PTA Liaison (1 per class): Attend PTA meetings (4 per year), send PTA-related emails to your class (content is provided) approx. 1/week (or less)

Event Helper: Fall Festival (October), Snowflake Festival (December), and Family Fun Night (April) each have activities where set up, clean up, activities, and other assistance is needed.

Hospitality Team: Assist with picking up food and  set-up for various PTA events and teacher appreciation celebrations throughout the school year.

STEAM-RELATED:

Maker Space Monday Chair: Empire Oaks has a Maker Space with supplies for students to create and innovate one Monday a month with their class.  This chairperson will develop and coordinate one Maker Space activity per month, September-May, provide the necessary supplies, and communicate the Maker Space Project with the teachers. The school has an established Maker Space activities book that can be used, or the chair can come up with their own activities.  The PTA funds the materials for the Maker Space.

Meet the Masters Classroom Docent: Work with the Meet the Masters Chair on scheduling and coordinating six art activities during the school year, and bringing the necessary supplies and providing the art project instruction to their class.


EVENT- RELATED:

Harvest Festival Chair: This is the Halloween carnival/dance party held in October. This person will recruit and work with a committee of volunteers to coordinate this event, which includes Trunk or Treat, a cake walk, dance party and games. Chair will coordinate decorations and materials needed for this event.

Staff Appreciation Week Chair: The chair can recruit a committee of volunteers to assist with the following activities: Establish the theme and activities for Staff Appreciation week, coordinate those activities with the room parents, ensure that staff and teachers without a set class (such as PE, music, etc.) are recognized and receive gifts and treats, deliver and set up/clean up  food (breakfast and lunch each day during the week, along with snacks and treats) and decorate the staff lounge.

Snowflake Festival Chair: This is the annual winter celebration held in December which includes vendor sales, pictures with Santa, crafts, Santa's Secret Shop, and the pancake breakfast. This person will recruit and work with a committee of volunteers to coordinate this event.  Chair will coordinate decorations and materials needed for this event.

 

Family Fun Night Chair: This is a new event that the PTA will be holding in April, and includes a movie, games, food and other activities for the whole family to enjoy! This event will also include the teacher experience/basket auction. This person will recruit and work with a committee of volunteers to coordinate this event.  Chair will coordinate teacher experience/basket donations, decorations and materials needed for this event.

 

2023-2024 Chairpersons:

We are grateful to the volunteers who have fulfilled the following roles for the 2023-24 school year:

 

Harvest Festival Chair: Open

Fun Run Committee: Open

Family Fun Night Chair: Open

Meet the Masters Chair: Open

Maker Space Chair: Open
Read Across America Day Chair:
Open

Teacher Appreciation Week Chair: Open

Popsicle Sales: Savannah Adams

Restaurant Nights Chair: Heather Dickerson

Pastries With Parents Chair: Allison Olofsson

Apparel Chair: Allison Olofsson

Bingo Night Chair: Aimee Johns

Birthday Marquee Chair: Mary Vogel

Welcome Back Coffee Chair: Shannon Guindin

Membership Chair: Amy Bell

PTA Liaisons Chair: Mark Angle

Poster Communications Chair: Megan Hilscher

Historian: Shannon Guindin/Megan Oates

 

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