Volunteer Opportunities at Queen Anne Elementary
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Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Queen Anne!
Below you'll find a detailed listing of the many jobs and committees available to QAE volunteers with differing levels of required commitment and needing participants at different times during the year. To learn more about a particular committee, contact PTSA Volunteer Chair(s), Heather Anderson & Karen Gigliotti.
- Cash-Back Program Scout (1-2) - identify, share & manage e-scrip, Safeway, etc.
- Jog-a-Thon Lead (1-2) - manage ‘day-of’ volunteer team
- Procurement (2-3) - Jog-a-Thon & Auction
- Mail-merge Expert (1) - generate fund drive letters and all fundraising Thank You letters
- Logo-Wear Lead (1) - design, manage logo-wear inventory & sales (online & on site)
- Auction Team (10-15) - Copywriter, slide show production, site coordinator, registration, set-up/clean-up, A/V coordinator, check-in/out, spotters, recorders, invoicing, Dessert Dash Lead
- Fundraising Committee (as many as as are interested!) - be available to help as needed
Activities Committee // more information
- Classroom Coordinator (1-2 per classroom, to be finalized with each class's teacher) Gather & distribute contact info for class parents, lead teacher appreciation projects, coordinate volunteers for snacks, in-class assistance & class parties, lead/identify a lead for the creation of a class auction project, act as liaison between teacher and PTSA Community Development & Volunteer Chair(s)
- Social Committee (5-7) - assist PTSA Community Development Chair(s) in arranging/organizing non-fundraising all-school socials, mid-year classroom tours/ prospective families meet & greets, year-end Field Day
- Yearbook Committee (4-8) - assist with all aspects of yearbook creation, publication & distribution
- Parent Education Committee (3-5) - assist in identifying/obtaining parent ed presentations
- Garden Co-Chair & Team (10-12) - Planting, harvesting, watering, weeding, general maintenance & upkeep with direction of Garden Coordinator (possibly to incorporate recycling & sustainability activities)
- Bakers/Hospitality (5-10) - If you like spending time in your kitchen, sign up as part of the team that provides goodies for school activities, (when the 4th Graders aren't raising funds for Islandwood...), including our Auction Dessert Dash.
- Science Kit Inventory (3-5) - inventory incoming science kits
- Classroom Set-up (2-3 per room) - help teachers settle in before First Day (cleaning, decorating, labeling, laminating, leveling class libraries, etc)
- Safety Patrol Monitors (4 each AM & PM) - Until the 4th & Boston intersection becomes a 4-way Stop, this is CRITICAL! Keep pedestrians safe while crossing at this intersection. Early in the school year during the 5th Grade Islandwood trip, an additional 6-8 adults will be needed to help the 4th Graders cover the other crosswalks surrounding the school.
- Playground Helpers (2-3) - Help keep our kids safe and happy during recesses! We need volunteers to referee playground activities, monitor Running Club lap runners, and oversee entrances and exits outdoors. Our students also have access to the gymnasium and library during recess, so if you prefer to help indoors, we can accommodate! Our goal is to supplement staff supervision. Even 15 minutes of your time can help. Come join in the fun! (ongoing)
- Lunchroom Assistants (2-3, non-kindergarten parents) With only 20 minutes for lunch, our lunchroom NEEDS at least one lunch line volunteer each day to ensure that kids get served in a timely manner. Additional help is often needed by our younger students, as well, opening containers and directing recycling/clean-up efforts.. You can help by signing up for one 45-minute slot once a week, twice a month, or once a month. It's quick, fun and truly serves a vital need!
- Running Club (5-6)
- Recess Lap monitor - create an audio record of each runner’s first/last name, grade, # of laps. Mid-morning & lunch-time, daily..
- Trail-running/Fun Run supervision - evening/weekend off-site running (e.g. Run The Bluff)
- Mileage chart recorder - transfer transcribed running data to wall chart at school
- Marathon Assistants (2-4) - early November
Contact your child's teacher or your classroom coordinator directly (or see available volunteer links below) to learn about volunteer opportunities in the classroom or to support the teacher and students. There are so many ways to help your child's class, both in the classroom and at home (subject-specific help, library time, field trips, celebrations, materials prep, auction projects, etc), are available.
Classroom Volunteer Links: Ms. Yokoyama | Mr. Bailey | Ms. Smith | Mr. Jeffrey (Library/Tech Lab)
- Library/Computer Lab - assist with student check-in/out, re-shelving, monitor student computer lab usage during lunchtime/recess as directed by Librarian.
- Field Trip Chaperones (as needed) - available during the school day, irregular schedule. These will be coordinated by Teachers/Class Coordinators
Standing & Regular Ad HOC Committees:
- Communications (2-3) - assist Communications Co-Chairs with content and various associated tasks, including web-site modifications and upgrades
- Parent Volunteer Committee (1-2) - recruit, organize and be a point-of-contact for PTSA & external volunteers; assist Committees and Staff in filling volunteer needs for school-related activities directly & in association with the Community Development Chair(s) via Class Coordinators; Survey & build database of incoming parents as to volunteer interests/contact info; Assist QAE Administrative Assistant with keeping required documents up-to-date; Assist in designing and presenting Volunteer Orientation/Training
- Social-Emotional Learning Committee (4-5) - monthly meetings & add’l research & workshop time to assist with implementation of the Roots of Empathy (ROE) and other programs which teach life skills. Such skills include how to deal with oneself, others/relationships, and work effectively
- Legislative Committee (1-4) - inform & energize PTSA members to advocate for primary education in Washington State
- Technology Committee - “Nerd Squad” members help teachers better use technology in their classrooms, address the school & teachers’ “tech wish list”, build a technology strategic plan to support QAE’s long-term goals, liaise with SPS technology staff re QAE progress/needs
- Facilities Committee - Facilitate master planning with QAE staff & architects for future potential buildout on QAE campus and within existing buildings; Help advocate for funding for QAE projects with District administration (e.g. BEX levy prep); Work with teachers and staff to identify needed minor improvements to school facilities and, where appropriate, implement those improvements in accordance with SPS requirements (e.g. “self-help” projects; Typical ‘handyperson’ skills a plus, but not required
- Finance/Budget Committee - convened as needed to review budget, record-keeping
- Nominating Committee - Identifying and vetting new board members, primarily late winter, early spring.
- Hiring Committee - Provide parent representation during interview processes when QAE hires new staff. One-time SPS training required.
Enrichment Committee (8-10):
- Language Program Coordinator (1) - Work with Language Link LLC to create and maintain an enjoyable, effective language program. Back-to-School – help identify rooms for classes, coordinate use of teacher rooms, prepare registration announcements for QAE website. Throughout school year – serve as the point-of-contact for parents, observe classes periodically and provide feedback, take photos for website/yearbook, prepare announcements for mid-year classes, support special class projects. Develop innovative ways to enhance language program.
- Childcare Coordinator (1) - Serve as a liaison between PTSA & Kids Co.; schedule childcare for PTSA evening events; communicate families’ childcare needs & concerns.
- Club-to-KidsCo Shuttle - Safely deliver kids (who are not going directly home) from after school activities to KidsCo.
- Chess Club Coordinators (2-3) - Organize parent volunteers to provide club support during club training & tournaments, responsible for all in-school club advertising, flyers/posters & website announcements, take photos of clubs for website/yearbook, observe club meetings periodically & provide feedback, serve as point-of-contact for families.
- Performing Arts Subcommittee (3-5) - With the instructors of the Drama Club guide the club activities: planning & supporting an all-school play. Serve as point-of-contact for Drama Club. Provide information on club activities to the greater QAE community. Help QAE teachers incorporate drama in specific classroom activities. As interest in a chorus develops, evaluate providers and add to enrichment program.
- School Assemblies Coordinator (1) - Identify artists and/or performances appropriate for student special event assemblies. Develop budget for assemblies. Work with Enrichment Co-Chairs and QAE principal/teachers to schedule assemblies. Host performers on assembly day.
- Standardized Testing - assist in the computer lab during testing periods
- World Read-Aloud Day, Young Authors' Day, Science Fair - school-wide celebrations of learning
- Book Fair - Set-up/Break-down, inventory, teachers’ wish lists, cashier
- Lost & Found "Closet Organizer" (1-2) - sort, take & post digital pics of misplaced items, deliver unclaimed items to non-profit at end of school year.
- “See a need, fill a need” - We are still in the process of “building this airplane in which we are flying”, so if you have an idea for a project or activity that would enhance our school, Let us know!