Volunteering                                         

 

Get Involved — Volunteer!

When adults volunteer, all students benefit! There are many opportunities for parents and community members to get involved!  Your help is needed!  E-mail us to find out more about volunteer opportunities.

 

 

 

PTA - Community Building Committees

Directory

This Fall

Coordinates publication of annual printed school directory, a resource for connecting families and useful school information. Directories are free to all families (advertising sales cover the cost of printing).

 

International Potluck

This Fall (1 evening)

Coordinates annual school-wide potluck dinner.

 

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, AND ACCESS (IDEA)

Ongoing

Supports Marin Elementary in fostering compassion, understanding and acceptance of the varied array of diversity of our families. Organizes various projects to promote these goals. Previous projects have involved securing Parent Ed Night speakers promoting diversity & inclusion and organizing a diverse book drive.

 

Gardening Program

Ongoing (per classroom)

Works with teachers to coordinate gardening parents for each classroom. Ongoing garden maintenance and help with fall and spring cleanup days.

 

Parent Education Nights

Ongoing

Arranges 3 to 4 evening educational forums for parents on various topics.

 

Emergency Preparedness

Ongoing

Maintains Marin School emergency supplies and makes sure each classroom’s supplies are up to date.

 

Family Math Night

Ongoing (1/mo)

Coordinate monthly night where families engage in fun and stimulating math games together.

 

Green Team

Ongoing

Rethinking waste at our school and raising awareness about everyday solutions to protect our environment. From plastic-free school supplies, to Earth Day celebration and empowering students to be change-makers.

 

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Lunch

Spring

Coordinates a lunch celebration for the Marin teachers and staff as a way to thank and honor them.

 

STEAM Day

Spring

STEAM Day Coordinator organizes a one-day weekend festival where parents and students work together on various math and science activities using a curriculum developed by Lawrence Hall of Science.

 

Fifth Grade Memory Book

Spring

Coordinates the production of 5th grade “yearbook.” Interfaces with school staff and families. (A memento of the elementary school years, not a fundraiser).

 

Kindergarten Socials

Next August (2 event days)

Organizes and hosts playdate at Terrace Park for incoming Kindergarten families one weekend day a week before school starts. Organizes and hosts Kindergarten popsicle party/social at Marin the weekend before school starts. Ideally held by the parent(s) of a recent Kindergartener.

 

First Morning Coffee

Next Fall (1 morning, the first day of school)

Provides morning treats, juice, and coffee/tea on the 1st day of school as a welcome to the school year.

 

 

 

PTA - Fundraising Committees

Book Fair

Fall (1 week in) - Coordinator + Committee of volunteers

Coordinator works with school librarian to schedule volunteers for the vendor-supported Book Fair. There are many volunteer opportunities during this week-long event: advertising, setup, operation, and takedown.

 

Apparel Sales

3 times/year for sales

Sells Marin t-shirts and sweatshirts to school community. This can be a small fundraiser or items can be sold at cost to promote school spirit. Chooses design and colors. Works with vendor to set up an online store where parents place their own orders. Facilitates distribution. 

Movie Nights

Ongoing (4-6 per year)

Small committee organizes movie night fundraisers held on Friday nights in the MPR. Committee members choose movie lineup; set-up and take-down the event; sell tickets at the door; dispense popcorn, pizza and drinks; and screen cartoons followed by the movie. 

 

Moonlight Auction

Spring - Coordinator + Committee of volunteers

Organizes our biggest fundraiser of the year. This is a parent-only evening social event featuring live and silent auctions; beer, wine, and a signature cocktail; heavy hors d'oeuvres and dessert; and live music. Many volunteer opportunities for advertising, soliciting donations, coordinating classroom art projects, designing decor, hiring caterers, setup, operation, takedown, and more... 

 

 

 

 

PTA - Individual Positions

Auditor

Jan & Oct

Follows PTA checklist to do biannual audit of Marin

PTA finances.

 

School Board Reporter

Ongoing

Parent reporter who attends Board of Education meetings and writes a summary to be distributed schoolwide via the eTree. If position is too large for

one person, a coordinator can create a schedule of volunteers to take minutes.

 

E-Tree Moderator

Ongoing

Moderates the school e-tree, an email group for parents and staff to share information. Moderator ensures postings are informational and fact-based.

 

Webmaster

Ongoing

Maintain and update PTA website as needed.

Complete year end transition of database.

 

Assemblies

Ongoing (4-6 per year)

Works with the teachers and principal to arrange school-wide educational assemblies for students.

 

Room Parent Coordinator

Ongoing

Coordinates Room Parents for each classroom. Sends occasional e-mails to Room Parents providing information to be distributed at the classroom level. Creates the calendar for monthly Teacher Treats (1/mo a group of 2-3 classrooms provides snacks and lunch for teachers and staff). Coordinates Room Parents to collect for teacher gifts at the holidays and year end.