Volunteering Opportunities

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Volunteer hours:  We ask each family to donate some time to the school. Volunteer opportunities will be assigned a value and each family is asked to volunteer a minimum of 12 hours for the school year.   Opportunities to volunteer are often advertised in Tuesday Tidbits, or by your room moms.  A fee of $300 will be assessed for those families who do not volunteer by the end of the school year.

TB Testing of Volunteers

To ensure the health of our students, the Diocese of Arlington requires that all staff and volunteers provide a medical statement regarding being “free of communicable tuberculosis”. The health statement must be based on the results of either a PPD skin test or chest x-ray (if you have previously tested positive with a skin test). The original test must be performed within the last 12 months and repeated every 3 years if you are working with the elementary level or every 2 years at the preschool level and aftercare.

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Art

No artistic ability is needed to help the children in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade work on their art projects. Rotate with other parents in assisting Mrs. Sponaugle during Art class, usually once every 3-4 weeks. Plan on arriving 10 minutes before class and staying to help clean up for ten minutes afterwards. You can check your child’s schedule to see if it is at a convenient time for you. Please sign up with your child’s room mother, who will be arranging a schedule for the year. Extra help will be needed throughout the year hanging artwork for display. Completion of Virtus requirements necessary.

Computer

Volunteers needed in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade during Computer class. Rotate with other parents in assisting Mrs. Cowan, working once a week for four weeks, usually every 3-4 months. Completion of Virtus requirements necessary.

PE

Assist the PE teachers with PE activities such as dodge ball, basketball, soccer and gymnastics indoors and outside for grades Kindergarten through 8th grade on days that the entire grade level has a combine PE class. No knowledge of specific sports is required. Rotate with other parents in assisting, usually twice every 3-4 weeks. Extra assistance will be needed during the Presidential Fitness testing later in the year. Completion of Virtus requirements necessary.

Library

Rotate with other parents in assisting Mrs. Walker while your child is in the Library for Kindergarten through 8th grade, usually once every 3-4 weeks. Help check in and shelve books and check out new books. Training on the computer program will be provided. Extra help will be needed throughout the year during Book Fairs. Completion of Virtus requirements necessary.

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Playground

Another wonderful volunteer opportunity for parents with younger children and those with children in multiple grades. This allows you to see all of your children in one trip to the school and to get to know their classmates in a non-academic setting. Assist playground staff supervising and organizing activities for the children in the “Bus Barn”and on the playground from 10:40 until 12:15 Mondays through Fridays as frequently as you are able. It is recommended to volunteer on a consistent basis (one day per week or every other week). To schedule, please contact the Recess Coordinator, Christine Schoen, at recess@sainttimothyschool.org. Please remember to check in at the front office before helping at recess time. Completion of Virtus requirements necessary.

Morning Carpool

Parent volunteers with a cheerful face are needed to greet our children each morning and assist them in getting out of their cars and car seats from 7:35 until 8:00. A quick and easy way to make a big difference during a time you are already at school. The more volunteers we have, the quicker the carpool line will move for everyone! Please contact Mrs. Rutledge to volunteer. Completion of Virtus requirements necessary.

Lunchroom

A wonderful volunteer opportunity for parents with younger children and those with children in multiple grades. This allows you to see all of your children in one trip to the school and to get to know their classmates in a non-academic setting. Duties include: handing out straws, napkins and spoons; opening milk and box drinks; assisting students with cleaning duties and lining students up to go back to their classroom. Assist the lunchroom staff during from 10:50 until 1:15 as frequently as you are able. It is recommended to volunteer on a consistent basis (one day per week or every other week). To schedule, please contact Maria D’Agositino. Please remember to check in at the front office. Completion of Virtus requirements necessary.

Kitchen Staff

The Kitchen Staff needs volunteers to assist with helping children during school lunches. This is a great way to see all of your children during their lunch periods. Sign up for one day each week. Extra help on Pizza Days from 10:50 – 1:15 is especially needed. In order to serve pizza, the staff needs an additional 3-4 people to assist. They sell up to 900 pieces of pizza and could really use the help on these occasional Fridays. Wednesday and Thursday hot lunch preparation is from 9:30 – 11:00. The preparation for certain lunches require extra help. Volunteer for as occasional Wednesday or Thursdays as you are able to commit. Contact kitchen manager Karen Yee for more information or to volunteer.

Hospitality Committee

If you like to host celebrations, you are invited to join the St. Timothy Hospitality Committee in hosting our many wonderful events. Some of our events include: PTO Meetings, Science Fair Judges’ Dinner, Craft Fair and Graduation Receptions. No cooking is required to assist at either day or evening events. If interested, please contact Kelly Schmank with your name, phone number, email, children’s names and classes and a preference for daytime or evening events.

 

Book Fair

During one week in the Fall and one in the Spring, the library hosts a Book Fair fundraiser. This allows our families to purchase low cost, high quality books and provides the library with a significant amount of new books. To run smoothly, the librarian needs volunteers to set up, help the children find the books on their “wish list”, check out and clean up. 2-3 hour shifts will be scheduled. Volunteer as often as you are able.

Art Work Display/Take Down

Three to four times per year, volunteers are needed to assist the Art Teacher, Mrs. Sponaugle with the display and removal of the students’ art work along the hallways for special events. This is a great opportunity to volunteer without a year-long commitment. Please contact Mrs. Sponaugle if you are interested in assisting.

Tiger Times Newspaper

Assist Ms. Nash with the publication of the Tiger Times school newspaper, published 4 times per year. Volunteers are needed to proofread the students’ copy and assist with the layout of the newspaper.

PTO ACTIVITIES

Annual Spring Benefit Auction: Each year the school hosts a Spring Benefit Auction. This is our major fundraiser for the year, including class baskets, live and silent auctions and entertainment based on an annual theme.  Contact the PTO to assist.

Car Raffle: St. Timothy will participate again in the Car Raffle, sponsored by All Saints Parish each spring. Proceeds from each ticket sale will benefit our school. Each year, the Raffle has had winners from our parish!  The PTO will coordinate the mailings of tickets and accounting for receipts. Additional volunteers are needed during the months before the raffle to help with the mailing of tickets and the counting of returned tickets. Management of the lottery is the responsibility of All Saints Parish.

Movie Night: Each year, St. Timothy transforms the cafeteria and gymnasium into a movie theatre. Students bring their sleeping bags and enjoy an evening of friendship, snacks and entertainment. Assistance will be needed for check-in, set-up, snack distribution and clean-up.

Bingo Night: Twice a year, in the school cafeteria, the PTO hosts a pizza and bingo night for Saint Timothy families. A very popular, energetic night requires volunteers to set up, clean up, sell bingo cards and pizza and give out prizes.

Family Skate Night: Each winter, the PTO hosts a night of ice skating fun at Ashburn Ice House. The whole school comes together for this wonderful family social opportunity. Volunteers are needed to organize and help run this activity.

 

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