Being Involved Makes a Difference!
Parents and Guardians often ask how they can help their child in school and make it a better experience. The answer is be actively involved in their education! Studies have shown that students whose parents take a active role in their schooling tend to do better both academically and mentally! When children see their parents/guardians or family members helping their school at events or behind the scenes, it lets them know their parents find their education and school important. Parents who are involved tend to stay better informed about what is going on at the school as well!
How Can I Get Involved?
Right now, COVID guidelines are still impacting how people can volunteer physically on campus, but that does not mean opportunities don't exist! Katherine Elementary PTA will still be planning, running, and sponsoring programs and events for our students! All those wonderful events and activities can not happen without the help of volunteer support. If you can help in any way--even just for an hour or two--please consider filling out the Volunteer Form or contacting us at: email@example.com. Aren't sure how or where you can help? Just let us know you're interested and we'll let you know what opportunities arise!
Start by purchasing your 2021-22 PTA Membership!
A membership is not required to volunteer in the classroom or at some events (when allowed), but to have a vote in where the PTA spends its money, help with planning of events, etc. you must be a paid member of Katherine Elementary PTA. Memberships are $6 and can be purchased online or via cash/check in the front office.
VOLUNTEERS MAKE MAGIC HAPPEN!
Information about some of our open positions is listed below. Many of these events require additional volunteers on the day of the event, so be sure to fill out the Volunteer Form so you can be notified when those opportunities arise. Please contact us today at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WALK TO SCHOOL DAY*
Event date: 10/6. Katherine Crocs participate in this annual event by gathering at nearby Arroyo Stow Park before school starts and walking to school as a group. The Event Chair will organize the event.
TRUNK OR TREAT COMMITTEE*
Event date: 10/22 (Rain date: 10/29) This annual event traditionally allows families to trick-or-treat from decorated vehicle trunks in the parking lot. Additional activities are provided. Last year this event was implemented as a drive-thru event so alternate options are available.
WINTER SOCIAL COMMITTEE*
Event date: 12/10. Croc families come participate in winter/holiday themed activities and enjoy treats. The chairman can coordinate it all or work with a committee. You will select a theme (Principal and board approval required), get quotes, promote the event, organize volunteers, etc.
HEALTH & SAFETY
The Health & Safety Chair coordinates with the school regarding school safety, so that the PTA can support Katherine Elementary provide a safe environment for learning.
FAMILY PANCAKE BREAKFAST*
Event date: Friday, 2/5 (7:00-8:00 am). This event comes with step by step instructions to follow! The event chair will work with a committee of volunteers to: send out invites to local resources, promote the event, purchase supplies, prep food, coordinate set-up and cleanup, etc.
Event date: 3/18 (5:30-7:30 pm). Croc families come dance the night away and enjoy some treats. The chairman can coordinate it all or work with a committee. You will select a theme (Principal and board approval required), get quotes for a DJ, promote the event, organize volunteers, etc.
Event date: May 13 (4:00-7:00 pm). Rain date: May 20. We are currently seeking lead coordinators for one of our most important fundraisers. These team players will report back to the board with updates and motions for event plans to be approved.
Carnival Games Chair: Plans, coordinates, and oversees all the games for the event. We have an inventory of existing games, as well as contacts for traditional items like inflatables.
Carnival Food Chair: Coordinates with local resources to provide food for the event, as well as makes sure supplies for food booths are available.
Carnival Prizes Chair: Plans, orders, and manages all items offered as prizes during the event.
Our Hospitality Chair maintains and organizes the PTA supplies including, but not limited to, office supplies, non-perishable food related items, decorations, etc. (Position pending campus access.)
SILENT AUCTION* (COMMITTEE CHAIR)
We are seeking a lead Chair for overseeing our annual Silent Auction. Duties will include procuring donations, organizing and promoting the event, etc. Ample documentation is available providing guidance.
Honorary Service Awards recognize the service and dedication of both individuals and organizations for their work benefiting our school and community. The H.S.A. Committee will call for nominations, evaluate those received, and recommend recipients to the Board.
*These events may be impacted by restrictions and guidelines at the time. Out of the box solutions and flexibility will be beneficial!
Not seeing anything that’s
your cup of tea, but still want to help? We’re always looking for fresh ideas or help on any of our events and programs!
Visitors on Campus:
As of August 2021, only SVUSD employees and staff, and pre-authorized visitors conducting school business are allowed on school campus due to COVID-19 concerns.
When visiting the office in person, wear a mask (required), and maintain social distancing protocol. Thank you for helping us keep everyone healthy!