Volunteering at PEC
PEC is a community school that takes a community to make it great. Please join us in giving of your time, skills, money, and passion to serve our kids. Aaron Howard (of Low Tide Productions), a parent at our school, volunteered his time and skills to make this great video about volunteering at PEC. If it inspired you, read below for volunteering opportunities.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in becoming a co-coordinator of a volunteer events — See this page for open positions.
Fundraising Volunteering Opportunities
The 3 GIVES:
1) Fall Giving Campaign (now through October 21)- During this major fundraising drive, we need help making posters and distributing flyers to educate parents about the need to give financially. Volunteers can also help plan the classroom parties for classes with 100% participation in giving. To volunteer, email Jessica Pressman at email@example.com
2) Jog-A-Thon –November 18 Volunteers can help by helping to plan, set up, and work the event as well as post-event prize distribution. To volunteer, email Kristin Willard at firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Night-time Fundraiser – March 11 This is an exciting event for adults only and a major fundraiser for our school. Volunteers are needed to help plan the event, contact area businesses and individuals for auction donations, and process the receipt of donations. To volunteer, email Liza Suh at email@example.com.
Passive Fundraisers- This program is a great way to get donations for our school without going outside of your daily activities and money expenditures. All you do is register with participating companies (Target, Amazon, for example), and they you spend as you normally would. The companies give a percentage of your spending back to PEC. Volunteers are needed to help organize the program and inform people about it. To volunteer, email Karen Fitzsimmons at firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Events Volunteering Opportunities – Interested?
Fall Social – This back to school picnic on the grass features a live band and is just for fun. Help is needed for set up, clean up, and selling food.
Pancake Breakfast & Fiesta – This event is a fun family day! Volunteers serve pancakes and there are loads of carnival rides, demonstrations and games. There is also an amazing silent auction. Volunteers are needed to: distribute and account for tickets, purchase food and other supplies, contact area businesses and individuals for auction donations, and process the receipt of donations. The event day volunteers are needed to help with set up, run a variety of fun games and booths and clean up.
Ongoing Programs Volunteering Opportunities – Interested?
Room Parent – Liaison between teacher and parents. Assist teacher with celebrations, volunteer-sign-up-page/activities, field trips, etc. Also acts as the liaison between the PTA and the classroom by forwarding information regarding PEC to our families.
Weekly Volunteer in Classroom –Volunteer weekly in the classroom to assist your teacher with the Language Arts or Math curriculum.
Art Literacy – No experience necessary! Serve as an assistant and supporter. You will provide much needed help to prep, support and breakdown for art class, allowing the teacher and students to use their time effectively. Each session is 60 minutes, every other week. Join this inspired and inspiring effort!
Garden – Work with your child’s classroom once a week in the garden—no experience is necessary. Volunteers will be provided training by the PEC Garden Team, as well as planting ideas and supplies. Come learn about the garden life cycle and see the learning come to life as students plant and harvest in our campus garden.
Yearbook – Help produce our awesome annual Yearbook. Volunteers are needed to take classroom and event pictures throughout the year and work on book production in the spring.
Community Service – Join the team to brainstorm, set up, and help promote community service activities to our students and families.
Grant Writing – PEC depends on grants for funding of many projects. You can assist in getting these grants by lending your writing expertise.
Hospitality – Committee members needed to coordinate refreshments for events throughout the year; PTA General Meetings (3 evenings), Grandparents Day, Kindergarten Tea and Teacher Appreciation Lunch.
Math 24 – Math 24 is an after school program where kids go to play and have fun with math after school. To see details on the Math 24 program from last year, go to http://test.pauleckecentral.com/pec-dominates-math-24/.
Communication Liaison – work with all events and programs committee heads to edit and write finalized content to be used in the Splash, event and program flyers and the PTA website.
Schooltime Educational Events Volunteering Opportunities
Red Ribbon Week (Oct 12th-16th) – This program offers activities to educate our students about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. Help is needed for organizing activities and decorating the school the weekend before.
Book Fair (Dec 7th-11th, 2015) – Profits go to expanding/improving classroom libraries. This is a week-long event every student anticipates! The multi-purpose room is transformed into a bookstore for the students. Volunteers are needed to help organize and plan this event, as well as sell books and goodies during the week.
Read-a-thon (Jan–Feb, 2016) – This is an 8-week reading event to encourage a love of reading in the students. Volunteers are needed to tally minutes, read in your student’s classroom, and distribute prizes. Kickoff Assembly is on Jan 12th. Click here to sign up:
Grandparents Day (Feb 11th, 2016) – This is a fun day to honor and welcome our grandparents on campus. Volunteers are needed for planning, set up, and clean up.
Track Meet – (April 19th, 2016) – Kids have a ton of fun participating in the Track Meet with events like the 3 legged race, relay race, ball throw, dash and long jump.
Book Swap (May 20th, 2016) – Save all of those books you no longer read and exchange them for gently used ones you always wanted. Volunteers are needed to help collect and categorize the books.
Staff Luncheon (May 27th, 2016) – Show our wonderful staff how much we appreciate them. Volunteer to help with the staff appreciation lunch organization, set up, refreshments, or clean up.
School Dance, formerly known as Sock Hop (June 3rd, 2016) – This is a fun event for the whole family that includes dancing, food, and prizes. Volunteers are needed to help organize the event, set up, and clean up.
Sixth Grade Promotion – Fifth grade families are needed to volunteer for this event. Help is needed in organizing as well as on the day of the event.