Thank you all for taking the time to read “Step Up for Polaris” each week. I’ve gotten very good feedback from many of you that find the column useful in your efforts to find a volunteer job that best suits your interests and time available. I’m always open for suggestions on how to keep improving it so keep the comments coming!
As always, thanks for doing what you can!
Tammy Chamberlain Volunteer Coordinator email@example.com (303) 831-9518
Current Volunteer Needs:
2012 Polaris Annual Fund Kick-Off Party
We still need help for this event that is now only nine days away! Because it is a catered event, very little help is needed to make this night a success. Here’s the Sign-Up Genius if you can help out!
Chess Club Coordinator
No luck on this one so far but I’m not ready to give up on it yet! We have many, many little budding chess players that would love the opportunity to hone their skills. If you know how to play and would enjoy teaching/facilitating a group of children, we need you! You call the shots as to how many children and when, whether it’s before or after school.
Reading Buddy Program
We have found in years past, that we can never have enough Reading Buddies. Please consider being a Reading Buddy and give a Polaris student a chance to practice their reading skills. Volunteers meet with one child each week for 20-30 minutes. You get the chance to focus one-on-one with a child and really give them the chance to shine. If interested, please contact Erin Freedman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (303) 399-9374.
Thanks to those who have stepped up!
Thank you to Jay Vasconcellos, dad of Gia in Ms. Dire’s class and Megan Rosenzweig, mom of Jamie in Mr. MacDonad’s class for volunteering to put together the annual Polaris yearbook. The yearbook is an important and loved tradition for our school that could not be accomplished without the stewardship of these willing and able parents. Thank you Jay and Megan!
Thanks also to Berni Slowey for stepping up to be the Community Dinner Coordinator for the 2012-2013 school year. Community dinners are a wonderful fundraising tool that raised approximately $1200 to benefit our school last year. With Berni at the helm coordinating lots of great events at a variety of establishments, it is sure to be a successful and tasty year of community dinners!
NOTE: If you plan to volunteer regularly in a classroom or elsewhere in the school, please complete and turn in a volunteer application and background check to the front office. This one application will cover you for as long as your child remains at Polaris. Links to the application and background check are available in the side column of the ePost and on our school website.
Please contact Tammy Chamberlain, if you are willing to fill any of these needs.