Volunteers Needed for 2021-22 School Year!


It's hard to believe we are already planning for the 2021-22 school year, especially when we don't know what fall will look like. We are going to do our best to plan for options that might happen (just like last year)! 

At middle school level, there is less and less parent involvement at school, so this is a wonderful way to stay engaged. 

 

Appointed Board Positions:

Advocacy Chair

Are you interested in sharing what is happening that could affect our school and/or students?

  • Our Advocacy Chair reports on current and upcoming information & events that help educate and mobilize our membership and community.
  • As Advocacy Chair, you will be on email lists for advocacy topics from National, State and Council level PTA.
  • This position will usually provide an update at board & general membership meetings about what's coming up in the advocacy world as it relates to our mission & goals.
  • In additional, provide a monthly update for our website (and in the newsletter) with things that are about policy, changes that affect students & families, etc - like school board meetings, PTA legislative assembly, etc. 

Staff Appreciation

**Filled**

Do you want to help celebrate our amazing staff at Skyview?

  • Since this is a year long role, it is a board position.
  • Co-chairs are welcome, this is more fun with friends!
  • Events can range from coordinating lunches, to coordinating pies for staff during Thanksgiving, and even creating messages. Creativity welcome and new ideas are great!

 

Committee Chairs:

Box Tops

 

Career Day

Current chair is seeking someone willing to learn to take over in 2022-2023 school year.

 Would you like to help students learn what their future might hold?

  • Work with SMS school counseling team to plan and execute
  • Gather all volunteers, handling communications to volunteers
  • Host a simple breakfast that morning for career volunteers
  • Be onsite day of the event 

Eagle Day

**Filled**

Would you like to help create an year end event for ALL Skyview students?

  • Great and FUN opportunity to work with students in ASB to plan an end of the year event for ALL students (think field day for middle schoolers)
  •  Coordinate volunteers, and work with vendors

Emergency Prep

Are you interested in helping with emergency preparedness (Eprep) at school?

  • Works closely with the Staff Eprep Coordinator, attends school safety meetings and assists where needed. 
  • May help purchase supplies and maintain the emergency container in coordination with the school Eprep/Safety Committee.
  • The EPrep committee chair also participates in the Northshore Council PTSA Eprep Committee meetings to share information and coordinate with other schools in our learning community and across the district. 
  • This year NSD PTA Eprep team coordinated Stop the Bleed Kits for each school. (745 kits)
  • More information here: Emergency Preparedness - Northshore Council PTSA 6.10

Family Game Night / Scavenger Hunt

**Filled**

 Do you think family focused events are important?

  • Run a free or low cost event inclusive of all families centered around a family game night with board games, interactive games, carnival style games or the like. Substituted with an online scavenger hunt during Covid.
  • Corporate sponsorships from local game related stores or organizations are highly recommended. Previous game nights have been sponsored by specific game manufacturers.
  • Door prizes at the event have been successful.
  • Volunteer hours for middle / high school highly recommended. 

Food Pantry

**Filled**

Are you passionate about helping people in our community??

  • Coordinating food drives, may include shopping for food and managing a budget
  • Bi-monthly packing and delivering food to families homes
  • Creating delivery route for volunteers-MUST BE CONFIDENTIAL
  • Communicating via email with families about signups, delivery times, etc.
  • Thanksgiving and December Holiday Drives
  • Picking up food from donors

High-Cap Rep.

**Filled**

This is filled by the elected Hi Cap Committee representative for Skyview Middle School.

  • Attend most of the monthly HiCap council meetings (expectation is no more than 2 absences/year)
  • Be a PTA member of the school you represent and go to PTSA meetings to deliver HiCap info as needed
  • Gather feedback from your constituents and PTSA to report back to the HiCap Council
  • Attend back-to-school events, registration nights, parent nights for the school you represent

Multicultural Night

Are you passionate about the diverse cultures that Skyview has and interested in introducing these cultures to Skyview families?

  • Work with Skyview's Assistant Principal, Counselor and District Family Liaison. 
  • Attend once a month meetings for planning, starting in October.
  • Planning the event may consist of ordering decorations, gathering volunteers, coordinating cultural boards, food samples etc. Be present early on the day of the event to organize the set up and see through the whole event. 

North Creek HS Liaison

Are you interested in making sure Skyview families know what's going on at North Creek High School?

  • Act as PTSA liaison, attend Skyview PTSA meetings, and work with Skyview PTSA board to make sure students and families know all they need to know about North Creek High School and are ready for the transition to North Creek after 8th grade.

Northshore Schools Foundation Rep.

**Filled**

Do you value the Northshore School Foundation (NSF) and want to ensure our school community is aware of happenings at NSF?

  • Act as a liaison between NSF and the Skyview Community. 
  • Ensuring Foundation events are included in parent communications.
  • Inform Skyview staff of NSF grant opportunities and deadlines.

Partnerships

Are you interested in coordinating fundraising events with partners in our community or online? 

  • Develop and promote PTA fundraising opportunities, including silent fundraising management, special events, and ongoing community partnerships (Amazon Smile, Fred Meyer Community Rewards). Includes coordinating Dine-Out events.

Reflections

Are you a lover of art? 

  • Organize and implement the National PTA Reflections cultural arts program for Skyview students.
  • Promote Reflections' start date and submission deadlines, rally students and provide help (supplies) to those who need it, offer program application forms and collect finished art submissions.
  • Deliver finished art pieces to Northshore Council PTSA.
  • Work with Northshore Council PTSA on this program.

Special-Education Rep.

Do you want to make a different in the lives of special needs students and families?

  • Serve as a liaison between our PTSA and our community's special needs families and teachers. Keep abreast of district and state initiatives, programs, and events of potential interest to the Special Ed community.
  • Work with other Special Ed. Reps from across the district and Northshore PTSA Council.

Spelling Bee

Are you passionate about the importance of words & spelling? 

  • Coordinate and manage the Scripps National Spelling Bee for Skyview Middle School students. Work with volunteers and students!
  • See what we did for the 2020-21 school year.

Website Coordinator

** Filled **

Do you want to find something to do for PTSA, entirely from home? Are you good with communication and like to answer questions before they are asked? 

  • Work with the VP-Communications.
  • Assist with posting/creating content and keeping information up to date on our PTSA website.

Welcome Back
Ice Cream Social

 Would you like to help welcome families back to school in the fall? 

Coordinate the Welcome Back Ice Cream Social in late August. PTSA portion of the event consists of providing ice cream served by volunteers and coordinating with our membership VP to have a membership/PTSA presence greeting families.

8th Grade Celebration

Do you have an 8th grader and would you like to be part of their end of year celebration? 

  • Oversee a committee to work on this, consisting of parents of 8th graders. Planning includes type of event, budgets, food, decorations, DJ, photographer, games, etc. 
  • Recruit & organize parent volunteers to chaperone during the party.
  • Be there early to set up and stay to clean up and till all kids have left the venue.

 

For more information on open opportunities or to volunteer, please contact Melissa Kline (2021-22 PTSA President) to discuss!

 

Revisions/updates

5/14/2021 - Posted current needs