2019-20 PTA Volunteer Opportunities
PTA is a wonderful way to get involved at Windsor and there are many volunteer opportunities available that need your help! Please review the list of volunteer opportunities and indicate any programs/areas you would like to be involved in or learn more about. You will be connected with the appropriate Committee Chair or Windsor Staff member in the near future for more details on how you can help. All dates are currently TBD and subject to change.

NOTE: Completing this form does not guarantee placement or obligate you if your situation changes.

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ABC/25 Foundation Get Burbed Challenge
ABC/25 Foundation provides teacher grants and scholarships to District 25 schools. The Get Burbed Challenge is a 5k and 1 mile fun run/walk and the foundations main fundraising event. Volunteers needed for various fundraising, race planning and on-site support. ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge will take place on April 25, 2020. For more information visit www.abc25challenge.org
A.C.E. IT 25
Assist committee chair/Windsor Rep in promoting this program at Windsor. ACE IT 25 was started by our AH Council of PTAs in 2017 and helps support continued inclusion of children w/ special needs at PTA events.
Activity Night (Grade Specific)
Assist with activities organized for a one-hour, weeknight, grade-specific activity night. Kindergarten includes both AM & PM classes and is typically held in Sep/Oct. 1st Grade includes all 1st grade classes and is typically held in Oct/Nov. Dates are TBD for 2019.
Back to School Social 2019
Assist committee chair as needed. Distribute popsicles and water or help setup/cleanup after the event. Typically within the first week back to school, so on or around Aug 21, 2019.
Book Fair
Assist w/ set-up, take down, and/or work during the sale (multiple times available – day and evening). Typically in early February. Tentatively set for Thu, Feb 6, 2020. A sign-up genius is created closer to the event date.
Chaperone for Literacy Testing within Windsor
Escort groups of K and 1st graders for literacy testing (AIMSWeb). Time slots during the school day. 1 or 2 days in the AM or PM in Sept., Jan., or May.
Chess Club
Parent volunteers assist on free pizza days and during the regular 8-week sessions to help maintain order and assist at dismissal. Chess Club is an after school program held in the LMC and run by Illinois Chess Teachers on Fridays from 3:35-4:35 pm during one of the three sessions. A sign-up for each session (Fall, Winter, & Spring) will be created.
Communications
Assist PTA presidents with Friday Updates to Principal, help with Windsor Facebook and Twitter pages and assist with windsorpta.org website (WordPress) and tech help as needed. This job can be shared and can be done from home.
Dance Party w/ Sensory Friendly Time
Formerly our "Sock Hop", parent volunteers will assist committee chairs as needed with check-in, sensory friendly time, crowd control, and serving drinks. On a Friday at the end of January 2020. A sign-up genius is typically created closer to the event date.
Fall Harvest
One day in Sept/Oct to assist with unloading truck or organizing items for pick-up. Fill caramel apple and cinnamon donut orders. Order delivery/pick-up set for Thu., Sept 26, 2019. Various shifts in the afternoon and after school would be available. A sign-up genius is created closer to the event date.
5th Grade Committee
Volunteers are needed for many roles, such as Camp Duncan (8/27/19), 5th Grade Breakfast (6/4/20), Tshirts, Memory Video, Class Pictures, etc. Sign-up here to get more information from the committee chairs in the fall.
Fun event for students held on a day that kids have no school. Event and location are not yet set. Tentatively planned for a day off in the month of April.
Green Team
Various garden and ecology lunchtime activities with the kids. Help with the planting day, harvesting, watering and various activities with the kids. Typically meets 1x month on Mondays in LMC during lunchtime recess (approx. 12, noon to 1 pm).
Hospitality
Assist committee chair as needed. Serve food & refreshments for various activities/events such as teacher dinners at conference time, back-to-school luncheon and teacher/staff appreciation week. Also may be asked to help set up/break down events. (you do not provide all the food as part of this committee, just help organize and set up). A sign-up may be created to help with donations for a specific event.
Jump-a-thon
Assist committee chair during student jump times. Held during the school day during gym class. This is a fundraiser planned for March 2020, exact date is TBD.
Junior Great Books
Lead small group literature discussions (Jan-Mar) during lunch recess. Group meets 1x/week for 8 weeks. The session/group can be shared by two or more leaders. **Training is provided.
Legislation - School Board Liaison
Attend evening monthly school board meetings and provide information back to parents about state/local legislation initiatives.
Nominating Committee for 2020/21
Windsor's Nominating Committee meets in February to discuss qualified candidates for the following year's PTA Executive Committee (Officer) positions. There is a mandatory training session.
Picture Day
Escort students to & from photo area, assist keeping children in line, and collect order forms. A sign-up genius will be created in Sept.
Reflections
Assist Committee Chair to promote this program at Windsor. Student artwork is submitted as it relates to the yearly theme. The program kicks off in Sept. and submissions are due late October. Efforts/activities are focused in the Fall. Also option to assist Council PTA as judge for Visual Arts Category, TBD in November for ~2 hours.
Room Representative
Coordinate and communicate classroom volunteer opportunities, work with your specific teacher to schedule other volunteers per teacher/classroom needs. Communicates as needed throughout the school year.
Runapalooza
Assist Committee Chairs to deliver Runapalooza. Help manage runners by grade levels. Fun run held after school on weekday typically in the month of October, 2019.
School Supply Kit Distribution
Assist with distributing school supply kits in mid-August 2019. A sign-up genius will be created closer to the distribution date.
Spirit Wear
Assist with organizing and distributing orders to students mid to late September.
Variety Show (only 4th and 5th Grade)
Help with various roles as needed during auditions, rehearsals, and the parent show. In Nov and Dec of 2019.
Veterans Breakfast
Assist Committee Chairs on the day of the Veterans Breakfast, held on weekday morning. Veterans Day is Mon, 11/11/19.
Vision and Hearing Screening
Escort students to and from screening area - in October.
Community Service/Windsor Cares
Assist Committee Chairs to deliver community service oriented projects and events (like Veterans Breakfast, Project Linus, Bernie's Book Bank, etc).
World of Work
5th Grade Students spend 2 hours "working" in a downtown Arlington Heights business. Volunteers needed to chaperone at assigned business. Typically held in late May. A sign-up genius would be created closer to the event date.
Yearbook Photographer
Take classroom and party photos for the WIndsor yearbook. Will also be coordinated through the specific classroom Room Reps.
Miscellaneous
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