PTA and Kula School Volunteer Opportunities
Dear Parents and Guardians,
For those of you who are new to our school, welcome to our ‘Ohana. I am your Parent Community Network Center facilitator, also known as PCNC. My job as PCNC is to be the liaison between the school and you, parents/guardians.
Your involvement in our school is an extremely important part of your child’s success. The evidence about the positive impact of parent involvement on the outcome for children is so compelling. The support of parents in their children’s education plays an important role in their success not only in school but in life.
Parents aren’t just volunteering to help in the classrooms and/or fundraising; their helping to raise the academic achievement level of children at their schools. An added bonus is that children of involved parents tend to do better in school.
The majority of special events and fundraising campaigns are organized and implemented by volunteers who believe your child is worth the extra effort. Volunteering and helping at some of these programs and projects will give your child a more meaningful school experience and that should be motivation enough for anyone to share their time.
Everyone is good at something, which means everyone has something to offer. How can you apply your skills and passions to your child’s school? I invite you to drop in one day and see all the great ways you can make a difference. My office is located upstairs in the two story building. Look for the cement ramp with railings. I look forward to seeing you all.
Aloha Friday Recycling: Kula School collects HI5 recycling items on campus one week each month. On the Friday of that month, volunteers empty the recycling bins and drive the recycling to a recycling center where Kula School will receive credit for the items. Location: Kula School. Time commitment: A few minutes to load your recyclables in your car and drop them off at school.
Room Representative: Each classroom needs one or two people to serve as classroom representatives. The class room reps help teachers plan special events, help teachers communicate with parents (make phone calls, send emails), help teachers coordinate classroom volunteers, recruit parents to volunteer in the classroom and around the school, and serve as a primary connection between the teacher and parents. The time commitment varies with each teacher and the tasks involved. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 808-876-7614.
Classroom Volunteers: Ask your student's teacher what is needed. Tasks range from reading with children during the school day to preparing materials at home to chaperoning field trips to planning special events.
Harvest Festival Set-up: About 60 adults are needed to set up the festival the Friday before and about 40 adults are needed to set up the festival starting at 7am Saturday of the event. There is no school the Friday before so that all can help, including your children. To volunteer, contact Jody Kele,
email: email@example.com or phone: 808-876-7614.
Harvest Festival Event: All parents are asked to volunteer for at least one two-hour shift on the day of the festival. Volunteers are asked to work in food booths, game booths, the silent auction, assist with organization and volunteers, sell scrips, and many other assignments. To volunteer, contact Jody Kele, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 808-876-7614.
Harvest Festival Clean-up: About 60 adults are needed to take down tents and equipment and clean up in the afternoon and evening immediately following the festival. Children are welcome. To volunteer, contact Jody Kele, email: email@example.com or phone: 808-876-7614.
Craft Nights: organize the event, lead an activity, shop for supplies or help set up or clean up for this event. Location: in school cafeteria. Time commitment: one evening (1-4 hours).
Kula School Work Days: Check the PTA calendar and watch for announcements about community-building activities that improve our school grounds.
Library Volunteers: Help Ms. Debby contact the librarian for more information
PCNC Office: Our Parent-Community Networking Center needs help contact Jody Kele, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 808-876-7614, for more information.
Playground Volunteers: Keep our keiki safe on the playground and fields at morning and lunchtime recess. Contact Jody Kele, email: email@example.com or phone: 808-876-7614, for more information. Location: school playground and fields. Time commitment: 30-60 minutes, daily, weekly or monthly.
PTA Officers and Committee Chairs: Contact PTA .
Other PTA and School-Sponsored Events: Check the PTA calendar and watch for announcements about volunteering to help with other activities.
Teacher Appreciation Lunch: Show our teachers how grateful we are by helping to set up, serve, and clean up this festive, not-to-be-missed event in May.
How to sign up
Classroom Volunteers - Sign up with teacher
Harvest Festival - To volunteer, contact PCNC firstname.lastname@example.org or
phone: 808-876-7614 or email@example.com
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Kula School Work Days - Watch for announcements
Library Volunteers - Contact the librarian
Other PTA and School-Sponsored Events - Watch for announcements
Teacher Appreciation Lunch - Watch for information closer to the date