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Lafayette Volunteer Opportunities

Committee Chairs/Coordinators work closely with the PTA Board, providing updates and information as needed to help the Board can make informed decisions when necessary.  To join a committee and/or get more information, contact the Committee Chair directly.


BUDGET COMMITTEE.  The Budget Committee meets regularly to make sure we are staying within budget.  In the Spring, the Committee works closely with School Administrators and the PTA Board to figure out the needs of the school, how to fund those needs.  Based on these needs, the Committee formulates a proposed budget for the Board to review and approve on how the fundraising dollars are allocated.  Join us if you are interested in being part of the decision making process of how and what the PTA funds are allocated.   The proposed budget is presented to the PTA Board in April/May for review and voting and the Board presents the finalized budget to the general membership for approval in May.  Budget Committee Chair, Jennifer Tran.


DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION COMMITTEE.  We are connecting with each other, sharing resources, discussing ideas, and working to increase our community awareness of all populations and experiences at Lafayette.  We meet monthly, second Wednesdays, and are looking for your input.  We would particularly welcome those who do not currently feel their voice is represented or is being heard.  DEI Committee Chair:  Jennifer Barringer.


ENRICHMENT COMMITTEE.  Join us if you interested in being part of the decision making process of what programs are offered in our Enrichment Program.  Enrichment Committee Chair, Joe Wadden.


FUNDRAISING COMMITTEES.  The Lafayette PTA currently has two main fundraising events each year, (1) Move-A-Thon (aka Walk-A-Thon), and (2) Live/Silent Auction.  Each of these events have their own committees.  Fundraising is integral to the PTA and how we fund programs, events, supplies, curriculum and more.  Join our fundraising committees, it truly takes a village to make these events successful.


SPECIAL EDUCATION FAMILY SUPPORT NETWORKThe Special Education Family Support Network is a volunteer school-based family support program made up of parents within our school with children in our Special Education program.  Parent Volunteer Pamela Phillips currently serves as our Special Education Parent Liaison.  As liaison, Pamela will provide a ‘parent-oriented’ point of connection between schools, district, and PTA. Within the Lafayette community her overall role is to help support families, students, and staff within the special education program at Lafayette Elementary to create best outcomes for students.  If you would like to be added to the Special Education Family Support Network or have questions, please contact Pamela Phillips.


EVENT COMMITTEES.  The PTA hosts many events throughout the year in an effort to build community with our students, teachers/staff, and our families.  Each event must work within its allotted budget.  When applicable, Event Coordinators are responsible for creating a volunteer sign-up genius link for their event.  See the Events listed below.

Event:  Oktoberfest

Date:  TDB

Coordinator(s):  Matt Drake

Budget:  $

Volunteer Link:  N/A

RSVP

Event:  Skate Nights

Date:  11/05/19 (K-2), 11/06/19 (3-5)

Coordinator(s):  Alana Holmquist, Laura Watton

Budget:  Contact Treasurer

Volunteer Link:  N/A

RSVP

Event:  Winter Craft Fair/Book Fair

Date:  12/05/19

Coordinator(s):  Pamela Quadros

Budget:  Contact Treasurer

Volunteer Link:  N/A

Event:  Winter Light Festival

Date:  TBD

Coordinator(s):  Sarah Whitehead

Budget:  

Volunteer Link:  N/A

Event:  Family Dance

Date:  01/24/20

Coordinator(s):  TBD

Budget:  See Treasurer

Volunteer Link:  N/A

RSVP

Event:  School Play/Musical

Date:  TBD

Coordinator(s):  TBD

Budget:  See Treasurer

Volunteer Link:  N/A

Event:  Spring Fling

Date:  May 29, 2020

Coordinator(s):  Jenny King, Alden Alvarado

Budget:  Contact Treasurer

Volunteer Link:  N/A

Event:  Field Day

Date:

Coordinator(s):  

Budget:  $

Volunteer Link: N/A


Room Parents.  Being a Room Parent/Classroom Helper is a wonderful way to get involved in your child’s school!  Each class needs at least one Room Parent (more are welcome as many hands make light work) to assist the teacher and the PTA.  Teacher needs vary but your duties may include maintaining a classroom telephone directory, arranging field trips, organizing parent assistance on special projects, coordinating Teacher Appreciation Week for your class, or planning a class party.  “Room Parents” are also needed for Art, Music, PE and the Library.  If you are interested, reach out to your teacher and/or Room Parent Coordinator Andrea Allen.


ONE AND DONE Project Based Volunteering.  The PTA supports the school on many levels, it truly takes a village to foster the success of our students and build our community.  What makes Lafayette so successful? Students, staff and many, many volunteers working together as a team. We invite you to be a part of that team. Below you will find additional projects we support, put your gifts of time and talent to use!  The goal is to have at least 2 volunteers for each position so as we move on and graduate from Lafayette there is always someone with historical knowledge to move the program forward.  If you sign up for one of these projects, you will take the lead and the person referenced as “historical” will be your resource.

Yearbook:  Pamela Quadros (historical)

School Directory:  Tricia Coulter (historical)

School Musical/Play:  Jenny King (historical)

Bike to School Month Coordinator:  Tricia Coulter (historical)

Running Club Coordinator:  Jenny King (historical)

Community Giving Coordinator (Halloween Candy for Troops, Clothes Drive, Food Drive)

Earth Day Coordinator: Alden Alvarado (historical)

Leopard Leader Coordinator: Pamela Quadros (historical)

Room Parent Coordinator (2020-21):  Andrea Allen (historical)

School Supply Coordinator (2020-21):  Christy Pudduck (historical)


Tutoring.  One of our most important volunteer requests, tutors are needed for individual or small group help in both general and special education classrooms. Your school volunteer coordinator will work with the teacher to coordinate days and times that are convenient for you. You can give as little as one day a week for a couple of hours or an hour every day. Help with reading, math, or another subject as you prefer. Lafayette welcomes all parents, friends, or community members to volunteer and make a difference in a young person’s education.


Note: The Seattle School District requires all volunteers to submit a completed Volunteer Application Form with background check prior to working with students. The application is available online and are also available in the front office.

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