OUR COMMITTEES 2019-20
The Beautification Committee helps to improve the VCES campus by organizing clean up days, greening up outdoor spaces and providing necessary repairs around the school. This committee has flexibility as work can often be done on your own time. There is not a lot of meeting time required on this 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.
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 and Laps for Learning Jog-a-thon. 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, Open House and some of the Fundraising and Special Events. Hospitality also ensures support for families during challenging times. Volunteer work includes assisting with events as needed, 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 11:30 a.m. and services finishes by 1:00 p.m. Parents are asked to commit to a minimum of two lunches each month during the school day. Please Make sure you are available during the school day in order to serve on this committee.
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'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. We could really use some help on this committee with people who have a background in marketing and outreach.
ROOM PARENT COMMITTEE
Room Parents (3 per classroom) help teachers pass on important information to the classroom. It is important to have good organizational skills and to be able to work effectively with the other room parents so that the work is divided in a manner that works for all 3 room parents. Most communications are done through email. As a room parent, you will check in with the teachers regarding communicating and may need to forward necessary information to parents or the chair. You will be asked to help organize classroom events/celebrations. You will assist in December with the school-wide gift collection for teachers and staff; organize the end of the year gifts for teachers.
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.