For art docents
The Art Docent Program functions as an arts enrichment program lead by volunteers during the school day once a month for 45 minutes to an hour. While visiting a classroom, art docents lead a discussion about the artwork and artist being featured, as well as lead an art activity inspired by the artists and their work. This provides students the opportunity to explore the process of art, bring awareness of art elements and gain an appreciation of the history of art. Over the years the program has served thousands of elementary students with the support of hundreds of volunteers.
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We are so thankful to all volunteers who dedicate their time to deliver to the kids at SLES the best experience during fun and education events!
Below you will find an update list of all positions we need volunteers for. Volunteer takes little time, as little as 1-2 hours per event or month.
|Open Position||Description||Number of open positions||Level of dedication||Link to Sign up for volunteering|
|Art Docent Helpers||Help in your Childs class once a month. 3-4 hour commitment per month||1 per class (minimum)||3-4 hours once a month||link to sign up|
|Workout Wednesday Committee||Volunteer weekly at recess||5-7||Year around, flexible singups, 1-6 hours||link to sign up|
|Fun Run Chair and Committee||Lead the schools biggest fundraiser. Work with SL staff, promote event, distribute incentives and awards and plan a race day.||2||Once a year, 20 hours||link to sign up|
|Play ground Pals Chair||Create sign up and encourages people to participate in the program||1||Year around||link to sign up|
|Play ground pals helpers||Sign up for open spots to participate as a playground home two hours each sign up||Unlimited||Year around||link to sign up|
|Membership Chair||Promote Shadow, Lake, PTA membership, and Keep are back end system memberplanet up-to-date||1||3-4 hours once a month||link to sign up|
|Popcorn Helpers||Help make popcorn/ hand out to students on Fridays.||8-10||3-4 hours on Fridays||link to sign up|
|Book Fair Helpers||Help set up and run the book fair 2 times a year. Shifts are normally 2 hours for cashier or helpers.||6||2-6 hours per event||link to sign up|
|Family Sports nights||Communicate with the Mariners, Rein, rainier's, sounders, KrakenKraken for school sports night||1||1 hour per event||link to sign up|
|Art nights||Communicate with someone to come in and have an art project for family's after school currently scheduled||1||3 hours||link to sign up|
|Dance Chair and committee||Plan the dance with theme, sell concessions, collect tickets to set up or cleanup.||2-3||10 hours once a year||link to sign up|
|Movie Night||Lead all or one of the scheduled movie nights. Setup pop corn machine, sell popcorn and drinks, clean up after the event||7 per one movie night. 3 movie nights in 2023-2024||3-4 hours per event||link to sign up|
|Candy Grams Helpers||Help set up and run the Candy Grams||6||2 hours per day. 5 days before February 14th||link to sign up|
|Art Auction||Organize the art auction||5-7||3-4 hours once a month||link to sign up|
|Science Fair Chair||Help organize and run the spring Science Fair||3-4||10 hours once a year||link to sign up|
|Nominating Committee||Put together in February for nominations in April and the meeting in May responsible for contacting nominees for executive role positions 3 people||3||20 hours||link to sign up|
Cannot committee but want to help with a single event?
Step 1: Become member of SLES PTA
Step 2: Once you become a member of SLES PTA, complete this simple (3 questions) form:
Step 2(b): What to be proactive? Click on big blue button below and complete the Volunteer clearing.
This form (below) take 15 minutes to fill out, IF you volunteering during school hours, this for is required to be submitted before volunteering.
Step 3: Create action Plan (optional, not all volunteers will need to complete this step. Confirm with the President email@example.com
Step 4: Submit the form to request a facility ( this step is not for all events. Confirm with the President at firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 5: This step has two options.
Option 1: Volunteer can spend your money and request reimbursement. For this option click on this form to complete your reimbursement form:
Option 2: Volunteer can request money from the treasurer and use PTA money, so there is no need to reimburse you at the end. Make sure to keep receipts and change. For this option clink on the button below:
Step 6: This step is final and very important -.after the event/program is over, the PTA executive team needs to get information about how the event went to adjust for the upcoming year. This form will take 15 minutes to complete. Click on the button below:
Be loud about your event!
It is important to inform community about events and programs SLES PTA offers.
Here are 2 important steps:
Step 1: Post about the event on the Facebook and tag SLES PTA. IF you do not have Facebook, request SLES PTA to post on your behalf by emailing to email@example.com
We also can send email via Peach Jar. Send request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 2. Request volunteers to volunteer by singing up on SLES PTA SignUpGenius.
Share this link on Facebook and print as a QR code on flyers that sent home with children.
It is important to know all policies. Here is what we got:
"As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” — Audrey Hepburn
|Position Currently Filled||Description||Number of open positions||Level of dedication|
|Equity Chair||Share ideas to make Shadow Lake and PTA more inclusive and Equitable.||1-2||3-4 hours once a month|
|PTA Liaison - Teachers||Year around, flexible singups, 1-6 hours|
|PTA Liaison - Tahoma Special PTA||Once a year, 20 hours|
|Special Education PTA Liaison Chair||Communicate between SLES PTA and SE PTA||Year around|
|Book Fair Chair||Help set up and run the book fair 2 times a year. Shifts are normally 2 hours for cashier or helpers.||Year around|
|Popcorn Chair||Help make popcorn/ hand out to students on Fridays. chair organized volunteer and coodinated machine cleaning||1||3-4 hours once a month|
|Paws Reading Chair||Create, monitor, orginize and reward.||1||3-4 hours on monthly|
|Art Docent Chair||Support classroom art docent with project ideas and supply management||1-2||3-4 hours per month|
|Carnival Chair and Committee||Assist with setting up, running a booth, or cleaning up. Shifts are 2 hours are will be in the spring.||1 per class||3-4 hours per month|
|Fall Fundraiser Chair||Best as a committee. comes up with an idea for a fall fundraiser, advertises and encourages school participation||1||15 hours per month|
|Reflections Chair||During the fall help support the Washington State reflections program as a liaison for a Shadow Lake normally judges the projects late November||1||20 hours once a year|
|Reader Board||Update the SLES reader board|
|Website Support||Update website||1||2 hours per month|
|Movie Night Chair||Lead all or one of the scheduled movie nights. Setup pop corn machine, sell popcorn and drinks, clean up after the event||per monie night||3-4 hours per event|
|Staff Appreciation Helpers||Help coordinate events throughout the year to recognize staff.||3-4||3-4 per event (every other month)|
|Basket Raffle Chair||Compile Baskets to raffle at the end of the school year. Reach out to businesses for donations||1-2||3-4 hours a year|
|Children`s Theater Chair||Provide support for the Missoula Children`s Theater||1-2||20 hours once a year|
|Library Night Chair||Create a sign up and work with library and Shannon on a fun event, inviting the school to a library currently scheduled for November 3||1||10 hours|
|President||The president is the presiding officer and the official spokesperson of a local PTA or council. With approval of the executive committee, the president makes one-year appointments to positions and committees as specified in the local PTA or council standing rules.||1||10 hours per month|
|Vice President||The vice president’s duties are to preside at meetings in the absence of the president and to act as assistant to the president (WSPTA Uniform Bylaws, Article 5, Section 7C). The position of the vice president can be adapted to the needs of each individual PTA||1||10 hours per month|
|Treasurer||Report, monitor funds, issue checks, deposit money, etc.||1||10 hours per month|
|Secretary||Emails, Meeting minutes, communication.||1||10 hours per month|