ISLA Parent Volunteer Interest Form
ISLA is celebrating 10 years of a successful school, this year! Without volunteers, ISLA would not be the community that it is today. Volunteering and being involved in your child's school looks different for every family. Please take a look to see where your help and talents might be best used at ISLA.
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I am interested in volunteering in my child's classroom. Indicate the classroom teacher(s) and where you might like helping. (Classroom parties, Fiesta art project, room parent, other tasks.)
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Lunch Volunteers: The Lunch Program at ISLA offers you and your family a wonderful opportunity to visit and interact with your child and their classmates. Volunteers help with set-up, serving, assisting students, and clean-up at lunch. There are two volunteers and the food manager each day. Volunteers do not need to speak Spanish. Some volunteers cover regular shifts and others serve on a substitute assistance. Open to parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. Times: Mon. through Fri. shifts are from 11:15am - 1:00pm
Dia de los Muertos Family Night: Volunteers are needed to assist with the set-up, working throughout the evening at different tables/booths, some supervision of different areas, welcoming families, and clean-up at the end of the evening. Time: Friday, November 1-2 hour shifts from 5:00pm - 10:00pm
5th and 6th grade parents help with Tie Dye: 2 5th grade parents and 2 6th grade parents assist the 6th grade class in tie-dyeing their grade level t-shirts. Time: Days are decided with Sra. Ashby and Sra. Devers, during the school day.
Library Volunteers: 2-3 volunteers to assist the Librarian on library days. Restocking books when returned, organizing book shelves and assist students with locating books. Spanish a plus, but not required. Time: Days TBD based on class library hours. Shifts are afternoon during school hours.
Picture Day: Volunteers are needed to assist the photographer with getting students from class and ready for their photos. There are 2 days for pictures and one retake day. 2 volunteers needed each day (one full day, one just morning) and one for retake day. Time: October 5th, 6th & 12th.
Vision and Hearing Testing: Volunteers are needed to help with testing students for both hearing and vision. Typically we plan for 2 days of vision screening and 2 days of hearing screening, with shifts being either 9:30 AM to 12 PM, or 12:30 to 3PM. 2 volunteers for each shift are needed for help with vision. 1 volunteer for each shift is needed to help with hearing. Dates TBD, usually November.
Yearbook: Design Committee meets in the spring, Photographers are able to come in during school days to take candid shots. We are looking for a co-chair to help learn the layout and planning for next year (2018-2019.)
Grade Level Social Events/Parent Night Outs Hosting and Organizing: Several volunteers from each grade level plan and communicate 1-2 all grade parent events. For example, 1st Grade Dad Lawn Bowling at Brookview in May, 5th Grade Parents Happy Hour at LTD in Hopkins. You choose the time and place.
Barnes and Noble Book Fair: This event earns books and Barnes & Noble gift cards for the classrooms. 2 hour shifts. Time and Date: December 3rd 10am - 6pm.
Language Ambassadors Assistance: Volunteers needed year-round (opportunities range from 30 minutes to many hours a month - driving to appointments, assistance with errands.) You would work with the LA Coordinators and LA Host Families to facilitate driving and additional help for LAs during the school year, usually after the school day.
Fiesta: The Fiesta de la Primavera is the main ISLA PTO fundraising and social event of the year. There are two ways to volunteer for the Fiesta. 1.) Volunteer for the planning committee. This is a dedicated position and planning begins around February or earlier. If you wish to participate, please indicate below and the Fiesta Chair will contact you. 2.)Fiesta Event Volunteer. The Fiesta organisers seek help with setup and cleanup. Other needs range from greeting arriving guests, helping with bidding during the auction, and managing the raffle sales and other games. No experience is necessary and all of these positions are easy and a great way to meet other parents. These shifts do not occupy the entire evening and you will be able to enjoy the event. Various times before and at the Fiesta on Saturday, April 14th, 2018.
Winter Family Night: A night to celebrate giving back! Although this night gets crazy with a DJ-hosted dance, we will need help manning the service project tables, monitoring the movie room, and welcoming arriving guests.​ ​Setup and cleanup help is always necessary. These are short shifts which allow you the opportunity to enjoy the night with your kids, too. Date: 6pm - 9pm on January 19th, 2018
Teacher Appreciation Week: Week-long celebration in recognition of teachers! Volunteers to assist throughout week in various ways to show our appreciation: picking up & dropping off catered lunch and “thank you” breakfast, distributing gifts to teachers, decorating front and teacher/staff entrance, etc. Volunteer/s that have a service they would be willing to offer or other ideas (chair or hand massages, nail technician.) Dates: 5/7/2018-5/11/2018
Field Day: Come spend the day with your kids as they enjoy Field Day. Sr​. Diaz needs help with th​e sporting activities, and the PTO needs help preparing and serving snacks throughout the day. This is a great time​ ​ and one of the last opportunities of the school year to see your kid in action at school. Please indicate which portion of the day you would like to help with - the sporting activities or the PTO food activities. Date: End of May, during the school day
4th and 5th Grade parent volunteers for 6th grade graduation night: 4th and 5th Grade parents assist 6th graders and 6th grade parents with ISLA graduation. Date: 6th Grade Graduation - evening
Conference Meal Prep and Clean-Up: Volunteers to donate meals for teachers during conferences, as well as set-up and clean-up before and after. Dates: 11/9/2017-11/10/2-17 & 4/5/2018-4/6/2018
ISLA PTO Board Interest: Volunteers who are interested with the strategic planning and organizing of the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) Board. Parents can be involved at a variety of levels, but should be excited about working with lots of ISLA families, and attending regular PTO Board Meetings. There are approximately 4 board meetings per school year.
Grounds keeping, fall and spring landscaping: Work with the ISLA Board Facilities Committee to assist with small and large grounds keeping and landscaping projects. These project are usually done on the weekends.
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