ACTIVITIES AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITES
Alexander Valley School Parent’s Club invites Parents to get involved and make a difference! No matter how little or large the amount of time is you have to volunteer, it is always appreciated! With everyone’s help, we can continue to make AVS a fulfilling and inspiring educational environment for our children.
There are many fundraisers and school activities that Parent’s Club organizes each year. Your support and involvement are greatly encouraged and much appreciated. Below is a list of the various volunteer opportunities for our families. Please take time to consider what you may have to offer. Remember, no time is too little!!!
Room Parents: Each teacher likes to have three parents for this job. It usually entails organizing class parties, getting parents to run a game at the Halloween carnival, making sure a class project is ready for the Spaghetti Dinner/Auction, and anything else the teacher may need help with.
Birthday Board/Community Board: The announcement board is by the office. We like to showcase and wish Happy Birthday to our students once a month. This is also where the community board is checked for current, up-to-date information and altered accordingly. Two people can share this job.
Costco Mom or Dad: We need someone willing to go shopping twice a month for Hot Dog Day. Maybe two people can job share?
Hot Dog Day: The 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month are Hot Dog Days. We need three parents for each Friday to prepare and serve the hot dog lunch. The time is 10:30-1 approximately. For decades, the Parent’s Club has been cooking Hot Dogs for students and teachers on Fridays. Fruit and / or a vegetable are provided for a balanced meal. For the 2016-17 year Hot Dog Days will be on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month. Where this falls on a minimum day, Hot Dog lunch will not be provided. The cost is $3.00. Regular school lunches are not available on Hot Dog Days.
Halloween Carnival: A small afternoon carnival with games, candy, face painting and costumes for AVS students. Each class provides and mans an activity or two. We need adult supervision for this event from approximately 10:30-3:00. Yes, parents can wear costumes too!
Tuesday Mail: Tuesday mornings from 8:30am-10am, these volunteer parents make copies of everything that needs to be sent home with the students. It would be nice to have three parents for this job.
Garden Committee: This committee is composed of parents, other relatives, and local volunteers interested in working outside with the students. The Garden Committee designs and conducts the student instruction and maintenance of the Alexander Valley School Science Garden. Contact: Anne Loarie 433-3484
Library: Library days are Thursdays and Fridays. There are many opportunities to help in the library.
Spaghetti Dinner and Auction: Our biggest fundraiser is held the first Saturday in March at the Alexander Valley Community Hall. We need help setting up, cooking, cleaning, decorating, and soliciting area businesses/wineries for donations.
Lauren Biasotti and Nora Arreguin will be the fearless leaders on the huge task. Lisa Dayton & Anne Loarie are heading the dinner portion. If you can only volunteer for one thing, save yourself for this event!
Multi Cultural Day: People are needed to help sew, teach dancing, cook and decorate for an afternoon festival usually the first Friday in May. Each class performs for the entire school and the community. Planning begins in March.
Jog–athon Fundraiser: The Tri-AV-athon is our fall school wide fundraiser. It is a combination of a math and spelling challenge and a walk-a-thon. Pledges are collected by students. The focus is on participation on many levels, individually, as a class and as a school. The event raises money for playground equipment and supplies for the school.
Yearbook: A continual project throughout the year, which becomes very active in the spring. We need a parent to work with a few students throughout the school year to plan and take photos, and in the spring to design and produce the yearbook for all the students and staff.
Book Fair: The Scholastic Book Fair comes to the school and is organized and run by the parents. The profits go directly to our school library.
Thank you in advance for whatever you may be able to give and if you should have any questions please call the AVS school office at 433-1375 or any of the 2016-17 Parent Club Officers.
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