Book Fair: this is a one-night event to celebrate the love of reading. Help is needed to set up books, handle sales during the fair, and take down displays afterward (great for working parents).
Chess Club: chess club session lasts for a few weeks and meets once a week during that time. Volunteers are needed to help set up chess boards, assist students and clean up afterward. An understanding of chess is helpful, but not necessary.
Everybody Counts: this program is intended to teach children about various disabilities and how children cope with these challenges. Time commitment is one hour during Everybody Counts Week. Curriculum is provided.
Fun Fair: this February tradition is a themed evening of games, food, music and fun. Teaching staff & families provide this great event for the students of Ivy Hill. The success of the event relies on the many volunteers who work the games, sell tickets, donate pop/baked goods, or help with setup/clean up (great for working parents).
Field Day: this action-packed day takes place the last Friday of school. You would volunteer for the morning or afternoon session. The duties include race starter, finish line judge, referee, etc.
Holiday Gift Shop: PTA provides a friendly, safe place for student to do their holiday shopping with complimentary gift-wrapping. The sale is open for 3 hours the first Saturday morning in December. You may help by setting up the day before the sale or by selling or wrapping gifts at the sale. Time commitment is about 1-1/2 hours per shift (great for working parents).
Hospitality: Cook, bake, or supply for school events. ie Teachers Breakfast, Desserts for Teacher Conferences, etc.
Library Media Center (LMC): each class visits the LMC on a weekly basis to check out library books and materials. Volunteers are needed to staff the circulation desk. Volunteers typically work 2-3 hours, one day per week, for an eight-week period. This may change depending on LMC needs. Every effort is made to assign volunteers to your own child’s LMC time. Help is also needed at the end of May to do a complete inventory.
Lunchtime Readers(LTR): our LTR program is held once each week during lunch recess for a six week period in January and February. The program is for 3rd through 5th graders. Your job would be to lead a reading group of 5-8 students and hold weekly discussions on the chapters read each week. Your preparation time varies.
Market Day: held on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Volunteers organize and box food items for customers. We need 15-20 volunteers; time commitment is about 2 hours per month.
Movie Night Chaperones: help chaperone movie night at one or both of our Friday evening Movie Nights for 2-3 hours (great for working parents).
Room Reps: work closely with each classroom teacher to host the Halloween and Valentine parties and help coordinate Teacher Appreciation week activities. Room reps may also handle special teacher requests.
Running Club: volunteers help check in students or may lead a group of runners (great for working parents - scheduled after school).
School Supplies: help assemble school supply packets one day for 3-4 hours one week before school starts
Videotaping: videotape each grade’s shows and provide DVDs for purchase; equipment is provided.
Welcoming: help at the Welcoming Picnic in late August to welcome New Families and incoming Kindergarten families.