Descriptions

2018-19 Volunteer Opportunities

Your time is always greatly appreciated! Our school would not be the amazing place this it is without the help of our extraordinary parents! Please contact the committee chair of the activity that you would like to learn more about or join. You can also complete the volunteer interest form. If you have any questions, contact Tiffany Sherren @ VPVolunteers@JESPTA.org.

ADVOCACY
Work with PTA Board to advocate for our students on a variety of issues via correspondence and community meeting attendance. Contact: Alison Picone (ali-picone@comcast.net)

ART PORTFOLIO HELPERS
Assist art teachers with making the large, paper portfolios used by the children to bring home their artwork. Chairperson: Stacy Klingenberg-Gilligan (boxerlady71@gmail.com)

BLOOD DRIVE
Help with planning and setting up for the spring and fall blood drives. Assist during the blood drives at Jacksonville Elementary School with check in, serving refreshments, etc. Chairperson: Lindsey Nixon (nixon393@live.com); Tera Parson (teralparsons@gmail.com)

BOX TOPS
Box Tops, Labels for Education, and Tyson Project A+, make a big difference at JES! Help us count and submit them to earn thousands of dollars for our school and spread the word about these programs. Counting can be done at home – usually 2 hours/month. Chairperson: Eva Bailey (evamachelorbailey@gmail.com)

CAFETERIA HELPERS
Assist lunchroom aides by handing out utensils and opening pre-packaged items for students. Each day we have two, 1 hour and 15 minute shifts, and we need 1-2 volunteers per shift. A “JES Cafeteria Helpers” Sign-Up Website has been created for the 2018-2019 school year for your flexibility and advance planning. This is a fun way to volunteer throughout the year and see your child in a more relaxed social setting with their friends. Chairperson: Colleen Kilchenstein (colleenkilch@gmail.com)

CLASSROOM VOLUNTEER
Assist with teacher-directed activities in the classroom. Sign-ups will be provided by your teacher and/or Room Parent. Opportunities are offered at the discretion of each teacher.

CULTURAL ASSEMBLIES
Assist faculty representative with planning and implementation of student assemblies. Chairperson: Whitney Leber (wepleber@comcast.net)

FAMILY STEAM NIGHT 
Assist in planning and/or volunteering during the fall kick‐off event – Family S.T.E.A.M. Night. Chairpersons: Bethany Berkowitz (bethanyberkowitz@gmail.com); Whitney Leber (wepleber@comcast.net)

FUNDRAISING
Assist in planning and coordinating PTA fundraising such as restaurant nights and the silent auction, business sponsorship, and grant applications. Can be done from home/office. Contacts: Marisa Breslow, VP Ways & Means (VPWaysMeans@JESPTA.org)

GREEN SCHOOL AND RECYCLING
Assist Green School faculty committee with various activities through the year, including cafeteria drink pouch recycling, classroom marker recycling, JES gardening, Earth Day, etc. Chairpersons: Elizabeth McCarthy (elizm42@gmail.com); Kat Brayton (ktuers@gmail.com)

HEALTH SUITE
Assisting school nurse with non-health care related duties such as escorting students for hearing/vision screens, bulletin boards, photocopying, and other miscellaneous duties. Chairperson: Melissa DuCroix, School Nurse, (mducroix@bcps.org) 410.683.8351

HOSPITALITY
Do you like cooking or baking (or have a favorite bakery that does it for you) or enjoy being a “hostess with the mostest”? Throughout the year, we will be hosting a bunch of fun events for parents and teachers and staff. We act as greeters and provide goodies during American Education Week. We also show our gratitude for the teachers and staff by hosting our annual “Souper Bowl” and our Teacher Appreciation Week breakfast and luncheon. Assist during events or contribute food. Chairperson: Lisa Clemmer (eclemmer2@gmail.com)

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT
Plan and implement preparations for International Night 2019. A wonderful celebration of our world and its many cultures! Chairpersons: Colleen Kilchenstein (colleenkilch@gmail.com), Bethany Berkowitz (bethanyberkowitz@gmail.com)

LIBRARY
Help with shelving books, checking books in and out for the students and various other activities throughout the year. Assist with annual Book Fair. Chairperson: Erin Graff (erinspring@yahoo.com)

OUTREACH
Plan and implement programs to help children develop values and social consciousness throughout the year. Includes the Outreach Club, Beans and Bread, clothing drives, holiday gift drives and various other charitable events to help our community and JES families. Many activities suitable to do with your preschooler. Chairperson: Alicia Matesa (almatesa@yahoo.com)

READING ROOM
Assist children with reading in the Ben Carson Reading Room. It will be staffed from 11-2pm, Monday through Thursday. Chairperson: Katie Burkhart (katie.burkhart@gmail.com); Erin Norton (enorton@bcps.org)

RESOURCE ROOM
Laminate, duplicate and prepare materials for teachers throughout the year. You may stop in at any time on your scheduled day to complete the tasks. You can sign up on the days that work best for you. Chairperson: Erin Graff (erinspring@yahoo.com)

ROOM PARENT
Room Parents are responsible for lending/coordinating assistance to the teachers in the classroom. Helping to plan class parties and other activities throughout the year. See your individual homeroom teachers when school starts back! Chairperson: Tiffany Sherren (VPVolunteers@JESPTA.org)

SCHOOL STORE
We are excited to once again offer JES students the opportunity to support their school by purchasing fun school supplies at our school store.
5TH grade students and parents needed to run school store on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings (October to May) from 9:00 to 9:20am. Chairperson: Robyne Szokoly (robyneszokoly@gmail.com)

SPIRIT WEAR
Coordinate and order school wide spirit wear. Assist with sale of items. Chairperson: Melody Kelly (melody@jaredmkelly.com)

SPRING CARNIVAL
Organize and implement a school wide Spring Carnival. Chairperson: Elena Bradley (treasurer@JESPTA.org)

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
Help to create theme for JES Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week in the spring. Decorate the school and make the week special for the teachers that do so much for our kids! Chairpersons: Tiffany Sherren (VPVolunteers@JESPTA.org), Lisa Clemmer (eclemmer2@gmail.com)

Watch for additional volunteer opportunities throughout the school year!!
We appreciate ANY time you can give to make this year another great success!
THANK YOU!!!!

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