Committee Chairs List
CAMPUS & CLASSROOM ENRICHMENT
- Art in Action: Volunteers need to teach lessons in their child’s class by leading a discussion and an art project (docents) and to assist students and aid with clean up (assistants). No experience necessary and training is provided. There are 12 lessons over the course of the year. This committee manages the Art in Action program at Laurel. With a team of 4-6 parents, you will coordinate volunteers for each classroom, as well as, procure and manage inventory supplies across both campuses. Responsibilities also include coordinating the annual purchase of subscriptions and paper plus boxes from Art in Action. Interested in volunteering in the classroom, or joining the committee? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Art Studio Volunteer Coordinator: Manages Art Volunteer list. Checks in once per week to see what the need is. Then, emails parents who are on the volunteer list to see if anyone can help with various tasks, such as making black glue, refilling glue bottles, paint pallets, etc. At certain times of the year, the Art Studio Coordinator will solicit volunteers for projects that require more adult assistance (paper mache, for example). Contact: email@example.com
- Art Show: Works with Laurel's art teacher to manage logistics of this popular springtime event where students' artwork is displayed for the Laurel community to enjoy. Event coincides with Laurel School's Open House. Volunteers are needed to select and display student artwork and get ready for event with set-up and take-down responsibilities. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Library Volunteer: Coordinates Laurel Library volunteer master schedule, communicates the librarian's policies and procedures, and recruits and trains Classroom Library Liaisons to manage schedule conflicts. Volunteers needed to staff their child’s library time (30 minutes) – help check-in and check-out books and return books to shelves. This is a great way to see your child in a learning environment!
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Fair: Ask for THE MORNING off from work or get a sitter soon. You’ll remember this day for a long time (AND so will your child!). This committee creates, organizes and manages this school-wide, volunteer-intensive event that is one of our most popular each year. More than 150 parent volunteers are needed to help conduct art and science workshops. Not an artist? Not a scientist? Not a problem! Workshop folders contain detailed instructions, supply lists and more.
After-School Programs: Manages, schedules and contracts for all after-school programs; ensures program compliance with school safety and protocol requirements. Volunteers needed to check in on programs to ensure they are successful. Contact: email@example.com
After-School Sports: Manages after-school sports programs for third through fifth graders. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hot Lunch Coordinator: Coordinates the hot lunch program that is available to all grades five times per week. Works closely with lunch vendor. Four volunteers are needed daily to serve lunch to students (11:45 AM to 12:45 PM). Email email@example.com for more information. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Safe Routes: The Safe Routes at Laurel team works to improve biking and pedestrian culture and safety at Laurel. They sponsor the annual 3rd Grade Bike Rodeo, bike and pedestrian education on campus, and a variety of bike/walk/roll to School days. Contact them at email@example.com to learn more.
Yearbook Volunteer: Manages the yearbook process, take pictures at all-school events to use in creating school pages, and coordinate with Head Room Parents (HRPs) who will make class candid picture spreads. Populates our yearbook with class photos and student portraits. Advertises the yearbook for sales at the end of the year (via newsletter, through HRPs, etc.)..
Fall Family Picnic: Organizes the first community event of the year, coordinates food trucks and activities, featuring entertainment from local face painters, hair bling experts, the Menlo Park Fire Department, and more. Volunteers needed for set up, manning activities, and clean up. Prior to the event and outside of school hours, you can help by purchasing items needed for the event.
Spirit Wear: Designs the year’s Spirit Wear and set up our online store with our provider. Advertises Spirit Wear at school events, such as the Back-to-School Coffee and Fall Family Picnic. Delivers Spirit Wear through teachers’ boxes. Please visit http://www.laurelspiritwear.com/ to buy Laurel Spirit Wear!
Spring Picnic: Coordinates the final all-school event of the year, where we say farewell to those students moving on and hear students sing! Volunteers needed to arrange food trucks, help set up, clean up, and coordinate the music/Art Show portions of the evening.
Volunteer Appreciation: Collaborates on providing the Volunteer Appreciation Brunch and Award Ceremony toward the end of the year, as well as any other volunteer appreciation efforts.
Newsletter: Creates, edits, and distributes the weekly Laurel Newsletter and occasional Mid Week Updates, providing parents important school announcements.
Spanish Translation: Helps translate any needed Laurel collateral for distribution to our Spanish-speaking parents and immersion students.
Book Fair: Organizes, manages, sets-up, and works at the week-long book sale in the Fall. Volunteers also needed to help advertise, schedule class visits, and organize volunteers.
Pop! Pop! Read-a-thon!: Helps put on the annual literary event and fundraiser by planning, organizing, and facilitating the reading challenge, tracking, advertising, and collecting donations from reading sponsors, as well as planning the lemonade and popcorn celebration at the close of the challenge.
TEACHER & STAFF SUPPORT
Home Room Parents: Organizes and communicates volunteer activities and parent-involved events of the classroom. Acts as liaison among the teachers, the parents, and the PTO. Volunteers needed in each classroom to serve as Head Room Parent (HRP) and support the Board HRP Coordinator.
Staff Appreciation: Hosts various events and provides gifts of appreciation throughout the year to help honor Laurel teachers, aides and administration staff for all that they do to educate and nurture our children. Volunteers needed to help donate homemade and store bought food items for events and support activities associated with Staff Appreciation Week.
Please feel free to contact the PTO President, at firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions you may have.