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2020/2021 Spreckels Volunteer Request
Spreckels Elementary School Volunteer Opportunities
Please fill out one form per volunteer (parent, grandparent, etc).

Spreckels PTA has many different events and programs for you to get involved in and make a real impact on your child's education. We have a variety of needs from one-time events to weekly commitments.

As we enter into an unprecedented 2020/2021 school year, we are having to rethink many of the PTA sponsored events and programs that we traditionally host. We do not know which of the events listed below will happen or exactly how they may change for the digital environment.

We will follow up with more information soon. Please note that in the event of on campus activities, all volunteers must complete a volunteer form and have a current TB test on file. If you are interested in volunteering in the digital classroom, please contact your student's teacher directly.

Thank you for your support!

Lindsay King
VP Memberships
spreckelsvolunteers@gmail.com
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Check the boxes of volunteer areas that might interest you. Please see below for descriptions of events.
Thank you!
VP of Ways and Means (aka Fundraising)
Join the 13 member Spreckels PTA executive board as the VP of Ways and Means. Help set and shape the PTA goals and objectives for the 2020/2021 school year.

Approximate Dates: throughout the year
Time Commitment: 2 hours week (more during fundraisers) and monthly PTA meetings
Description: oversee and be the point of contact for fundraising events (fall fundraiser chair, parent party chair, jog-a-thon chair, square1 art chair, book fair chair, family fun night chair, etc)
Book Fair
For 2 weeks during the school year, the Spreckels Library transforms into a Scholastic bookstore! Students and families have the opportunity to visit before / after school and during the week with their teachers. Funds raised by the Book Fair are used to purchase a yearly subscription to Scholastic News (a student favorite!) and fund other PTA programs.

Approximate Dates: occurs 2 times per school year, December & April
Time Commitment: sign up for a 30 minutes shift during or immediately before/after school
Description: run the cash register, help kids find books, crowd control, etc.
Dad's Club
Dad's Club is a great way to be involved in the enrichment of your child’s school experience while getting to know other father figures at Spreckels. The Dad's Club organizes special events during the school year. We welcome all family members to attend and participate.

Approximate Dates: throughout the year
Time Commitment: varies, 1-4 hours per event
Description: help set up events, work on special projects, and build community among dads
E-Blast Newsletter
The PTA e-blast is a bi-weekly newsletter sent home to families with important updates and communications from the PTA. Bonus if you have experience making graphics!!

Approximate Dates: throughout the year
Time Commitment: 1 hour per week
Description: gather and review requests for content, use Constant Contact website to send emails.
Field Day
Field Day is a fun day is full of games, snacks, inflatables and other fun stations. This outdoor event provides a unique time for children to engage in outdoor activities with their fellow students and celebrate the completion of another school year!

Approximate Dates: June
Time Commitment: 1 hour shifts on event day (Friday)
Description: help set up events, supervise a station
5th Grade Programs
Spreckels hosts a number of special events at the end of the year to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of our 5th graders. The Fifth Grade Committee is responsible for planning and fundraising for 5th grade events, t-shirts, and yearbook.

Approximate Dates: throughout the year
Time Commitment: varies
Description: help plan promotion, fundraising, and/or yearbook
Fundraisers (Miscellaneous)
Fundraisers are events that are organized by the PTA to raise money. In addition to our two large fundraisers, the PTA organizes smaller fundraisers throughout the year.

Approximate Dates: throughout the year
Time Commitment: as much or as little time as you like
Description: could include Mixed Bags, Box Tops, Family FUNraisers, Square One, Family Photo Day, etc.
Garden Club
Spreckel's on-campus gardens create a unique opportunity that allows children to foster a sense of stewardship of their environment, gives them a personalized understanding of their own health and nutrition, and improves their overall accountability for themselves and community. Plant, water, weed, and collect crops!

Approximate Dates: throughout the year
Time Commitment: varies
Description: help tend the garden, plan activities for Earth Day
Give Back Events
Give Backs are events that are organized by the PTA as an opportunity to 'give back' to Spreckel's families and the community. These fun events are free for all who wish to attend!

Approximate Dates: throughout the year
Time Commitment: varies
Description: could include movie nights, STEAM night, Trunk or Treat – helping to plan and run event(s)
Jog-a-Thon (Wildcat Run)
The Wildcat Run is our largest fundraiser of the year and a student favorite! Jog-a-thon encourages kids to move, exercise, and have FUN while raising money for our school. Families are encouraged to attend sessions and cheer on their students!

Approximate Dates: August - December
Time Commitment: several meetings leading up to event, 1 hour shifts on day of the event
Description: planning committee, help set-up. hand out water, mark laps
Library
Students visit the Spreckel's Library throughout the school year with their teachers.

Approximate Dates: throughout the year
Time Commitment: as much or as little time as you like
Description: help with re-shelving of library books
Parent Party & Auction
The Parent Party and Silent Auction is our second-largest fundraiser of the year and a parent favorite! This is an adult-only event held off-campus (evening). Parent Party is a great way to socialize with teachers and other parents at Spreckels.

Approximate Dates: Spring
Time Commitment: several meetings leading up to event, 4-6 hours on day of event
Description: planning committee, help set-up and run event
Room Parent
Room Parent’s facilitate communication between other parents and the teacher and the PTA. Responsibilities can vary widely from teacher to teacher; but don't require the ability to volunteer in the classroom. Room Parent's may help the teacher plan & secure volunteers for class events, parties, and field trips. This is a great role for those who are on a computer regularly as information is often time-sensitive.

Approximate Dates: throughout the year
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month
Description: serve as communication liaison to parents in your child’s class, plan teacher gifts & class fundraising basket
Running Club
Students start their day in a healthy, social environment that will set the stage for a productive school day. By achieving awards at certain mile goals, Running Club participants learn the value of perseverance, gain confidence and obtain health benefits that carry over into every aspect of their lives.

Approximate Dates: throughout the year
Time Commitment: three mornings a week, 8:25-8:45AM
Description: mark laps, pass out cards
Superstar Assemblies
Each month students from each class are honored for exhibiting a specific Superstar personality trait.

Approximate Dates: throughout the year
Time Commitment: once a month
Description: setup photography backdrop, assist KitKat, photograph families
Teacher Appreciation
Teacher Appreciation Week is a special time to honor the men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating our children. The PTA creates a schedule of simple activities that students may follow to show their appreciation. The week is concluded with a special luncheon to thank all of our AMAZING teachers and staff! .

Approximate Dates: May
Time Commitment: 3-5 hours
Description: help organize and run teacher appreciation luncheon
Virtual Socials
This year, we’re hosting a number of virtual events for both students and parents to help keep us “together apart”. The more parents volunteers, the smaller we can keep the virtual rooms and that makes for better connections.

Approximate Dates: during distance learning
Time Commitment: unknown, events are typically 30 minutes to 1 hour
Description: help organize and host virtual socials
Webmaster
The PTA website is an important place for updates and communications from the PTA. Bonus if you have experience making graphics!!

Approximate Dates: throughout the year
Time Commitment: 30 minutes per week
Description: gather and review requests to update the website, use Wix (drag & drop) editor to update the website
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