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BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE

The Beautification Committee helps to improve the VCES campus by organizing clean-up days, greening up outdoor spaces and providing necessary repairs.

CHAIR: Claudia Hartman ~ beautification@valleycharterschool.org

 

CARPOOLING COMMITTEE

The Carpool Committee organizes carpooling for VCES families. This committee has the most work to do at the beginning of the year since new parents are trying to figure out their transportation arrangements. Apart from updating our area maps, tabling will be done so that the committee can assist parents in figuring out a carpool match. This committee is a great fit for those who 1) can help tabling during drop-off/pick up or 2) can help coordinate carpooling when the kids are sleeping!

CHAIRS: Ann Marie Polce ~ carpooling@valleycharterschool.org

 

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

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.

CHAIR: SEEKING NEW CHAIR ~ communications@valleycharterschool.org

 

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE

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 Jogathon, and Merchandising. This vibrant committee offers all kinds of volunteering opportunities and meets monthly.

CHAIR: Dana Marks – fundraising@valleycharterschool.org

 

HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE

The Hospitality Committee supports many of the events that take place at VCES, including Welcome Picnic, Back To School Night, Prospective Parent Nights, Teacher Appreciation, Principal and Parent/Faculty Council Meetings, Open House and some of the Fundraising and Special Events. 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.

CHAIRS: Deirdre Walsh, Lennox Wiseley  ~ hospitality@valleycharterschool.org

 

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.

CHAIR: Vivian Smith ~ hotlunch@valleycharterschool.org

 

MICRO-GRANT COMMITTEE

The Micro-Grant Committee researches and applies for micro-grants, or grants usually under $5,000. This committee works with the teachers and their curriculum to try and find funding to supplement their planned activities.  The committee also brings grants to the attention of teachers and helps get all the information needed for submission and/or submits on the teachers' behalf.

CHAIR: Kim Haselhoff ~ microgrants@valleycharterschool.org

 

OUTREACH COMMITTEE

The Outreach Committee’s main goal is to create 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 ethnic communities are much needed, as well as parents who have great social and communication skills.

CHAIRS: Angela Saldivar, Stephanie Taylor ~ outreach@valleycharterschool.org

 

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.

CHAIR: Melissa Schneider – parenteducation@valleycharterschool.org

 

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 flied trips and parties, request supplies for the classroom, reach out for volunteers for different assignments or activities going on in the classroom.

CHAIR: Vivian Smith ~ roomparents@valleycharterschool.org

 

SAFETY COMMITTEE

Members of the Safety Committee collect, organize and store comfort kits and emergency cards for each new student and update those items for existing students. Members also update all school emergency supplies and assist the administration and faculty in emergency preparedness needs. Most of the work will take place during school hours but some during non-school hours.

CHAIRS: SEEKING NEW CO-CHAIRS ~ safety@valleycharterschool.org

 

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.

CHAIRS: Cathy Charles, Jessica McGlothlin ~ specialevents@valleycharterschool.org

 

VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE

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.

CHAIR: Marianna Pinerua ~ volunteer@valleycharterschool.org