2019-2020 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

Thanks to the amazing volunteers at BE, the PTA is able to run fabulous programs and events as well as provide daily support to the school. Whether you only have an hour to give once in awhile or have time to work on a long-term project, there are volunteer opportunities for you.  No matter how much time and energy you give, your contribution is greatly appreciated and makes a huge difference for all BE students. 

 

PARENTS: WE NEED YOUR HELP! PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER IN YOUR STUDENT'S CLASS

 

If you plan to volunteer, please take a moment to read the Guidelines for Parent Volunteers. For more information about volunteering opportunities at BE, please contact Beth Van Gelder or Meri Kahan.

 

In addition to volunteering in your student's class, there are a number of school-wide opportunities to help:

 

SCHOOL WIDE ONE-TIME COMMUNITY EVENTS

BEPTA’s events offer a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, from helping from home during planning stages to working on site during events.

 

  • Arts Night – Enjoy socializing and viewing students’ artwork at this spring evening event

  • Back-to-School Picnic – Kick off the school year with a relaxed picnic for the whole family

  • Game Night – Enjoy dinner and play games with friends and family

  • Scholastic Book Fair – A multi-day event in the media center

  • Multicultural Night – Showcase your heritage at a one night world tour

  • Stem Night – A spring event that challenges  all of our student scientists to participate

  • Skate Night – Get your skate on at  the ice rink one winter evening

  • Family Fun Night – A great spring family event

 

 

SCHOOL WIDE ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS

There are numerous ways you can help the school with its day-to-day operations as well as with special activities held at school for students and/or staff.

 

  • Cultural Arts Assemblies – Schedule assemblies such as theater/dance groups, musical performers and science demonstrations

  • Kindergarten Orientation and Summer Play Dates – Assist at spring orientation and/or help with summer play dates for incoming kindergarteners

  • Lunch and Recess – Help keep students happy and safe on the playground and in the lunchroom by providing additional supervision. Click here to volunteer to help at lunch (grades 1-5). Click here to volunteer to help at recess (grades K-5)

  • Room Parent – Help your teacher meet his/her class needs, plan class parties, and communicate information to parents via email

  • School Picture Days – Make sure the picture-taking process runs efficiently and smoothly

  • Staff Appreciation – Help plan and execute various activities/events, such as lunches or gift giving, to remind our teachers and staff how much they are valued

 

 

SCHOOL WIDE FUNDRAISING

In addition to our annual campaign, the PTA runs a number of fundraisers to support the programs we do all year long. For example, BEPTA typically holds the following fundraisers, which volunteers help coordinate.

 

  • Auction – A spring fundraising event for adults

  • Spirit Wear – Help with spirit wear sales

  • Box Top and Grocery Store Program - Earn money for our school help with publicity, registration and redemption

  • School Store – Help 4th graders run this store on Friday mornings before school

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Volunteering makes a big difference. Research consistently shows that kids whose parents are involved in their schools do better.

 

2 It’s fun! Even simple events like dance night or game night are a great way to spend time with your family and support your school.

 

3 It feels great to participate! Your child spends a lot of time at school, and it’s great to share some of her school-related experiences with her.

 

4 You’ll get to know other parents. It’s powerful to create a circle of adult friends around a school, and help foster connections between families in your community.

 

5 Volunteering offers tangible ways to be part of things.  Joining a parent group will provide concrete ways to get involved, whether at events, in the classroom, or on a committee.

 

 

6 It’s a manageable commitment.  Spend an hour at a bingo night or talent show, and your efforts will be appreciated. And remember, it’s always OK to say no when you’re busy.

 

7 You can tailor volunteering to play to your strengths. There are many ways to contribute, some of which are sure to complement your strengths, interests, or professional skills.

 

8 Your help is always needed. Whether it’s helping run the next big event or providing support in the classroom, there are always ways to pitch in.

 

9 Volunteering provides another way to get to know school and support staff to better understand their needs and ideas

 

10 Have a great idea? Volunteering gives you opportunities to get your ideas out there.

 

 

 

TEN REASONS TO GET INVOLVED AT SCHOOL