OUR COMMITTEES 2018-19
The Beautification Committee helps to improve the VCES campus by organizing clean up days, greening up outdoor spaces and providing necessary repairs.
The Communications Committee creates and manages content that supports our school committees and communicates with our families, prospective families, donors and partners. Sub-committees include: VCES Website, eBlast, Yearbook and Marketing Materials. Volunteer opportunities abundant for those with photography, videography, writing, web master, editing, graphic design, printing, sponsorship and marketing experience. Great ideas welcome, too.
Fundraising is a large committee whose main goal is to achieve the fundraising objective (in fun and inspired ways) set forth by the Board of Directors in our annual school budget. Sub-committees include: Annual Giving, Annual Fundraiser, Grant Writing, Laps for Learning Jog-a-thon, and Merchandising. This vibrant committee offers all kinds of volunteering opportunities and meets monthly.
The Hospitality Committee supports many of the events that take place at VCES, including Welcome Picnic, Back To School Night, Teacher Appreciation, Principal and Parent/Faculty Council Meetings, and Open House. Hospitality also ensures support for families during challenging times. Volunteer work includes chairing sub-committees, food purchasing and preparation, set up and clean up, delivering meals, and overall creating a feeling of welcome for both our community and those who visit VCES.
HOT LUNCH COMMITTEE
The Hot Lunch Committee serves a daily hot lunch to the students of VCES. Set up is at 11:45 a.m. and services finishes by 12:45 p.m. Parents are asked to commit to a minimum of two lunches each month.
The Merchandising Committee is responsible for creating the design of each year’s new T-Shirt, copying and distributing T-Shirt forms, collecting forms and entering into the spreadsheet, counting checks and cash and entering into the spreadsheet, picking up shirts from our supplier, distributing T-Shirts once they have arrived, and accepting T-Shirt orders at the Back to School night.
The Outreach Committee is designed to support the school’s efforts to sustain a highly diverse student population at VCES. Volunteering involves reaching out to new communities and building partnerships, assisting with school tours, orientation meetings and various outreach events. Spanish speakers and those who have ties to various communities are much needed, as well as parents who have great social and communication skills.
PARENT EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Parent Ed is a small committee that works to bring speakers to VCES to talk on various parent education/child development topics that reflect and support the values and philosophy of the school.
ROOM PARENT COMMITTEE
Room Parents (3 per classroom) help teachers pass on important information to the classroom. Most communications are done through email. As a room parent, you may be asked to help make a class roster, organize field trips and parties, request supplies for the classroom, or reach out for volunteers for different assignments or activities going on in the classroom.
SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE
The Special Events Committee fosters a sense of community, school spirit and FUN through non-fundraising community events. Volunteer efforts include chairing events, planning activities, soliciting donations, making decorations, promoting events, planning menus/making food, securing entertainment/speakers, and volunteering at the event. It is our goal is help make the experience at VCES a fun one for students and families.
The Volunteer Committee works with parents to fill their volunteer hours by finding appropriate and achievable volunteer opportunities. The committee also supports general committee development.