Parent School Partnership

PSP Team Involvement

Would you like to help make important decisions that guide the enrichment programs and community events at our school? With the PSP (Parent School Partnership), there are several ways to participate, and some specific ways to help organize school-wide events.

If you are interested in working with a group of dynamic, dedicated parents on the PSP board for the 2022-2023 school year. Please send any questions or a completed PSP Team Application to GatewayPSP@rafos.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Volunteer Information

Check back soon for the 2022-2023 Volunteer Sign Up form! Or email GatewayPSP@rafos.org if interested in any of the following volunteer options!

2022-2023 Volunteer & Committee Needs:
PSP representative: If you would like to collaborate and make decisions on events, fund usage, projects, etc. then being on the team of representatives might be the a good fit for you! This would require regular communication and attendance at meetings with admin as well as coffee chats. You would also be expected to help at events and help with ensuring a smooth and cohesive connection among the PSP – parents and school reps.
Hub Librarian: Our students benefit from the libraries in their grade level hubs every day! Hub librarians help to organize these libraries so students and teachers can continue to enjoy them! 
Trunk or Treat committee leads and members: A Trunk or Treat event will likely be held on campus on October 28th. Our expectation is for families and grades/classes to have decorated trunks for trick or treating on campus. We would also like to book food trucks for the event. 
Auction committee members: There will be a need for members to help organize and gather donations for the auction, and help with decoration and planning. This event will likely be on Sunday, February 12th.
Multicultural Event lead and committee members: This will be a new event this year, likely held on Saturday, March 18th.  This event will allow families, grades/classes, and community organizations the opportunity to create a table/booth that showcases different cultures/heritages/traditions. 
Holiday Barnes & Noble event lead and committee: We are hoping Barne’s & Noble will be able to hold a fundraiser similar to events we’ve held in the past. This will include a volunteer gift wrapping station, and organizing special reading events for the day.
Middle School dance lead and committee: Currently the plan is for 2 middle school dances. This committee would decide on a theme, and would organize decorations and volunteers for the day of the event.
Book Fair committee/volunteers: We plan to have two book fairs on campus. To do this, we need some leads and key volunteers so we know that we will have enough manpower to accomplish this. Planned dates: September 19-23, 2022 and March 13-19, 2023.
Yearbook committee: This committee will assist the Yearbook lead with collecting and compiling photos, interviews, and blurbs for the annual school yearbook.
Volunteer Pool: This group of Gateway families will be contacted when volunteers are needed for events. They may help with gathering supplies, getting coffee for the coffee chats, passing out flyers or holding reminder signs at pick up/ drop off, working above events, helping with the book fair, etc.

CLASSROOM ROLES

NOTE: Room Parent, Historian, Art Docent, and Music Docent will all be determined by teachers and shared with PSP when needed. The PSP team and/or leads will then reach out to these volunteers to organize orientations and share necessary information.

Room Parents

The role of a room parent is a lot of fun!  It is a great way to
get to know your child’s teacher and peers either in person or
virtually!
Your role as a room parent is to help assist and support the teacher
with at-home projects, class parties, core knowledge celebrations, PSP
events that have student participation like the scarecrow, auction,
and teacher appreciation week.  There is a lot you can do in a virtual
capacity, depending on the capacity we can be on campus.  We’ve done
virtual class parties, fun Fridays, and core knowledge celebrations.
It may take a little more creativity and planning, to plan activities
but you can collaborate with other room parents in your grade level
and across the school in our Room Parent Facebook group and Pinterest page for ideas!

Historians

Historians will assist teachers in gathering photos and information needed to pass on to the Yearbook team. 

Art Docents –

No experience is needed to be an art docent, but doing it the art lessons virtually computer or zoom experience is helpful. Download  (from the art docent air table where we store the slide shows) or make a slide show about art history based on the theme. Prepare a prerecorded Zoom video or Google Slides presentation so that the teacher can  access it   A lesson ranges in time 30 to 40 min video. Plan to read over the art history ahead of time, so it is a bit more fluid during your recording.   Email it to the teacher so that you and the teacher are prepared for the lesson, also let the teacher know what supplies will be needed.   Here is an example:

Music Docents
music docent volunteers lead art and music appreciation lessons for our elementary students. Music docents lead lessons and sing-alongs twice a month for TK-3rd graders. (In 4th grade, students have weekly sessions with our school’s music teachers.)