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    Committee Descriptions

     

    Pleasant Hill PTA Volunteer Opportunities

    There are volunteer opportunities to fit any schedule, from an hour or two once a year, to weekly and monthly events in the fall, winter, or spring.  Programs are held during the day, over the lunch hour, after school, in the evening, and on weekends.  In most cases, no particular talent or skill is required—just a desire to help give your children an enriching array of supplemental programs and activities to enjoy.  Many volunteers are needed to lead and to carry out our ambitious schedule of activities.  If you need any more information about a certain committee, please contact the PTA at: pleasanthill200pta@gmail.com

     

    To sign up for a committee, please visit “Class/Group” section of PTBoard (phill.ptboard.com) and click “Join” next to the committee you are interested in!

     

    Committee

    *Indicates volunteer opportunity mainly takes place during school hours.

    Description

    Additional Info

    Art Smart*

    Teach students in the classroom about various artists, approximately once a month.  Materials and lesson plans are provided.

    Number of volunteers needed: 1-2 per classroom

    Time of year: Ongoing

    Time Commitment: 1 hr/month

    Audit Committee

    This PTA Committee performs an audit in July on the PTA accounts from the prior school year.

     

    Number of volunteers needed: 2-3

    Time of year: July

    Time Commitment: 2-4 hours

    Back-to-School Picnic

    Organizes a picnic early in the school year including set up, food service and entertainment. Volunteer opportunities range from planning the event to volunteering to help the day of the event.

    Time of year: Spring(Planning)/Fall(Event)

    Time Commitment: varies depending on volunteer role.

    5th Grade Celebration

    (Event takes place during school hours but committee meets outside of school hours)

    Help plan and organize a special event held at the end of the year to celebrate the 5th graders before they leave Pleasant Hill!

    Time of year: Spring

    Time Commitment: varies depending on volunteer role.

    Battle of the Books

     

    Recruits and coaches a voluntary group of 4th & 5th graders that compete at the Battle of the Book battles hosted by the Wheaton Library. Group meets once a week in the morning before school. Battles begin in January.

    Number of volunteers needed: 2-3

    Time of year: Sept-March

    Time Commitment: 1hr/week

    Corporate Incentives

    Help us collect and input corporate incentive codes to raise money for our school.

     

    Number of volunteers needed: 1-2

    Time of year: Ongoing

    Time Commitment:

    Communications:  Mustang Memo

    Website & Social Media

    Compiles the school newsletter, relays information on Facebook and maintains the PTA website.  

     

    Number of volunteers needed: 1-2

    Time of year: Ongoing

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hrs/month

    Display Case

    Coordinates various displays in the cabinet in the entryway of the school.

    Number of volunteers needed: 1-2

    Time of year: Ongoing

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hrs/month

    Environment

    Encourages environmental awareness by providing landscaping, organizing cleanup days at school and helps with the recycling program

     

    Number of volunteers needed: 1-3

    Time of year: Ongoing

    Time Commitment:

    Explore More Day

    (Event takes place during school hours but committee meets outside of school hours)

    Organizes educational/fun activities for all students to EXPLORE. We are always looking for new class ideas so please let us know if you have a talent, hobby or skill you would like to teach to the students! Volunteer opportunities range from planning the event, teaching a class or assisting the day of the event. This full day event takes place in May and is ran entirely by volunteers! Planning begins in late fall.

    Number of volunteers needed: 100+

    Time of year: Winter/Spring(Planning)/May (Event)

    Time Commitment: varies depending on volunteer role.

    Fall Book Fair

    Help at the weeklong book sale during Oct or Nov.

    Volunteer opportunities range from planning the fair to working the fair during or outside of school hours. Planning begins in September.

    Number of volunteers needed: 5-20

    Time of year: Fall

    Time Commitment: varies depending on volunteer role.

    Family FUNdraisers Cooks night out

    Coordinates evenings out at local restaurants or family fun, venues will donate a percentage back to the PTA.

     

    Number of volunteers needed: 2

    Time of year: Ongoing

    Time Commitment: 1 hr/month

    Food Drive*

    Collect food & personal care items from classrooms to be donated to a local pantry.  Also, help periodically with mobile food pantries and packaging food for families to take home.

    Number of volunteers needed:5-8

    Time of year: Ongoing

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hrs/month

    Fun Fair

    Organizes a half-day of food, games and fun for families. Volunteer opportunities include event planning, set up, food sales, games and clean up. Assistance with securing donations for raffle prizes is also needed. Event takes place on a weekend in Feb/March. Planning begins at the start of the school year.

    Number of volunteers needed: 30

    Time of year: Winter

    Time Commitment: varies depending on volunteer role.

    Fall Fundraising

    (Event takes place during school hours but committee meets outside of school hours)

    This is our main PTA Fundraiser for the year. It can vary yearly from a Fun Run to an Adult Social. Fresh ideas are needed! More than one event can be planned if there is interest (kid friendly event and/or parent event). The committee gathers before the end of the previous year to set the event and it's date(s). Volunteer opportunities range from planning the event to volunteering to help the day of the event.

    Number of volunteers needed: 12-15

    Time of year: Spring(planning)/Fall(event)

    Time Commitment: varies depending on volunteer role.

    Health & Safety*

    We assist the nursing staff in procuring volunteers during dental clinics and vision/hearing screening that take place a few times a year.

     

    Number of volunteers needed: 3 per day

    Time of year: varies

    Time Commitment: One full day or half day shifts per event

    Library Volunteers*

    Help in the library doing various duties, can be weekly or monthly depending on your availability

    Number of volunteers needed: 10+

    Time of year: Ongoing

    Time Commitment: varies depending your availability

    Spring Book Fair

    Help plan, decorate for, and staff the spring book fair for the LLC. Planning for this event begins in January. Volunteer opportunities range from planning the fair to working the fair during or outside of school hours.

    Number of volunteers needed: 25

    Time of year: April/May

    Time Commitment: varies depending on volunteer role.

    One School, One Book

    Chooses a school-wide reading selection with coordinating activities. OSOB takes place during February and March. Many opportunities to plan and prep materials (anytime), take part in culminating event (evening) and do art projects with students (midday). Planning begins in the fall.

    Number of volunteers needed: 10-20

    Time of year: Feb/March

    Time Commitment: varies depending on volunteer role.

    Read to Succeed

    Coordinates two reading incentive programs that encourage children to read for 6 hours each in the winter months, earning them a ticket to Great America and/or a Kane County Cougar’s game.

    Number of volunteers needed: 1

    Time of year: November-March

    Time Commitment: 1hr/month

    Reflections

    Facilitates student participation in a fine arts competition including visual art, video, dance choreography photography and music sponsored by the National PTA. Most of the activities can be done outside of school hours, with the exception of dropping off informational packets and picking up submissions.

    Number of volunteers needed: 2-3

    Time of year: Sep-Feb

    Time Commitment: 4 -10 hrs/month

    Room Coordinator Chair

    Coordinates Room Coordinator volunteers from each classroom that organize the classroom holiday parties for Halloween, Winter, and Valentine’s Day.

    Number of volunteers needed: 1

    Time of year:  Start of school year and the week prior to each party

    Time Commitment: 5-10 hours initially (gathering volunteers from each classroom). 2-3 hours before each of the 3 parties creating name tags and emailing reminders to the room coordinators.

    Room Coordinators

    Recruits and organizes volunteers from their class to plan and attend the 3 class parties. Communicates volunteers to the Room Coordinator.

    Number of volunteers needed: 1 per classroom

    Time of year: October - February

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours prior to each party

    Scholarship

    Through the district, our P.T.A. contributes to a college scholarship fund for outstanding District 200 school students. A representative from our school volunteers to sit in the committee that review files & chooses recipients of the scholarship & attend the Awards Breakfast.

    Number of volunteers needed: 2

    Time of year: Ongoing

    Time Commitment:

    School Supply Kits

    (Event is before school begins, but during typical working hours)

    The committee provides the convenient option of pre-ordering a child’s school supplies and having them delivered directly to the school. Volunteers distribute the supplies to families and classrooms, during the Meet and Greet prior to school start. This is about a two-hour commitment, and is a great way to see all the new and returning families.

    Number of volunteers needed: 4-6

    Time of year: August

    Time Commitment: 2 hours day of event.

    Screen Free Week

    Encourages children to turn off all screens used for entertainment and presents alternative activities. Takes place during the same week as the Spring Book Fair. Volunteer work is 75% outside of school, 25% in school.

     

    Number of volunteers needed: 1-2

    Time of year: April/May

    Time Commitment: 2-4 hours per week

    Special Needs Rep/ WWSNPTA Liaison

    Parent Liaison between Pleasant Hill Elementary and the Wheaton Warrenville Special needs PTA. Relays any events and meetings that the WWSNPTA will have.

     

    Number of volunteers needed: 1

    Time of year: Ongoing

    Time Commitment: 1 hour per month

    Spirit Wear

    Items are offered for sale by the PTA and celebrates Pleasant Hill through clothing emblazoned with “Pleasant Hill” and its logo.

    Number of volunteers needed: 1-2

    Time of year: Fall

    Time Commitment: 2-4 hrs

    Staff Appreciation

    Provides food items or supplies for staff appreciation events about once a month throughout the school year.

    A sign up for each event is posted every month, and you can pick what you would like to donate from the list of items. There is no commitment to sign up every month. You may pick and choose which months work best for you. It is a very easy way to help show support for our school staff!

    Number of volunteers needed: 25 per month

    Time of year: Ongoing

    Time Commitment: ~1 hour per month

    Yearbook

    Take pictures as a grade-level photographer for class parties and for other Pleasant Hill activities throughout the year. Yearbook Committee members also will assist in producing the school's yearbook.

    Number of volunteers needed: 4 co-chairs plus additional volunteers for all grade levels. Project management skills a plus.

    Time of year: Ongoing

    Time Commitment: ~10 hours per month

    Veteran’s Day Assembly

    (Event takes place during school hours but committee may meet outside of school hours)

    Organizes the Veteran’s Day assembly and provides a reception with treats for visiting Veterans.

    Number of volunteers needed: 2-5

    Time of year: November

    Time Commitment: varies depending on volunteer role.

     
Last Modified on August 12, 2019