Parent School Partnership

Volunteer Information

If you would like to share your information so we can contact you to help with volunteer opportunities, please fill out this google doc – Volunteer Interest Form

As events are planned, you will find volunteer sign up forms on this page as well. Check back soon!

 

CLASSROOM PARENT ROLES

NOTE: Room Parent, PSP Liaison, Historian, Art Docent, and Music Docent will all be determined by teachers and shared with PSP. The PSP team 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!

PSP Liaisons

PSP Liaisons are an added opportunity for parents this year. These liaisons will be a crucial component of the Parent School Partnership. PSP Liaisons will help to keep teachers informed of PSP happenings and will allow for increased communication between our Gateway parents and school. PSP liaisons will work as a team with other liaisons from their grade level, and each grade level is expected to send at least one PSP liaison to each PSP General Meeting. PSP General Meetings will be held virtually at 6:30pm. Please see the PSP calendar for meeting dates.

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.)

Hub Librarians

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! We are awaiting further guidance on this role, but please still reach out if you are interested.

 

PSP TEAM INVOLVEMENT

PSP Committee Involvement

The PSP team is looking for help with our Auction Committee and Harvest Carnival Committee. The auction with take place in the Spring of 2022.  The Harvest Carnival Committee will be working to prepare for a Harvest Carnival event in the Fall of 2022. If you love planning events and are looking for a way to get involved, please email RAGatewayPSPTeam@gmail.com for more information.

PSP Officer Positions

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.

We are looking for volunteers to work with a group of dynamic, dedicated parents on the PSP board for the 2021-2022 school year. Please send any questions or a completed PSP Representative Application to GatewayPSP@rafos.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Current PSP Team vacancies include:

TREASURER

The Treasurer is a member of the Executive Board, and will need to attend board and general meetings. As Treasurer, you would be expected to handle check requests, which involves picking up and dropping off paperwork twice a week in the office. You will also learn to use our financial tracking spreadsheets and present account balances at all PSP meetings. Currently, our Vice President is also acting as Treasurer so joining now means you will have her as a mentor for the rest of her term!

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

The PSP Communication Director will take the lead on all PSP social media and may assist with the monthly PSP Pulse newsletter. We have templates and programs that are helping with social media at this time, and you will have access to a mentor to help with transition.

FUNDRAISING DIRECTOR

The PSP cannot run smoothly without fundraising! As Fundraising Chair, you will help with current fundraisers, plan any additional fundraisers, and help lead the AGC tracking and incentives.

EVENTS DIRECTOR

As we start to move back into a more normal year, there is an increased need for an Events Chair. The Events Chair will take the lead on – and gather committee members for – current planned events, such as Pop Ups and the auction, while also beginning plans for next year’s big events like the Harvest Festival and any family dances.