Volunteers Needed for 2021-22 School Year!


It's hard to believe we are already planning for the 2021-22 school year, especially when we don't know what fall will look like. We are going to do our best to plan for options that might happen (just like last year)! 

Make sure to read our Volunteer FAQ page to help answer questions about PTA volunteering!!

From our FAQ page: What happens if you don't fill a position (event or program chair)?

Our Canyon Creek PTA Executive Board has agreed that the right thing to do for our PTA is to set deadlines by which volunteers are needed for programs/events for scheduling & budgeting purposes. If we don't have a chair by the deadline, we will cancel the event. While this makes us all sad to think about cancelling things, we know its not sustainable for us to just keep taking on more without the needed additional volunteers. We will post deadlines in RED when we are approaching deadline!

SPOTLIGHT ON PRIORITY OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Secretary: This open elected board position will be appointed by the board until the next membership meeting in October, when the membership will officially elect. The Secretary records minutes of PTA meetings and keeps documents organized.  
  • Advocacy Chair: This is an appointed board position and does have a board vote. This role shares key advocacy and legislative information with the board and membership. 

 

Want to help? Fill out our Volunteer Interest Form.

Elected Board Members:

Secretary

* PRIORITY *

Are you a note taker and have good attention detail? Do you like staying organized?

  • Compile the agenda and record minutes of PTA meetings.

  • Assist as necessary in PTA business including record keeping and correspondence.

  • Attend PTA general and executive/board committee meetings.

  • Attend WA state PTA conventions, leadership conferences, and/or regional trainings. Requirement: 1 training class.

 

Appointed Board Members:

Advocacy

* PRIORITY *

 

Are you interested in sharing what is happening that could affect our school and/or students?

  • Our Advocacy Chair reports on current and upcoming information & events that help educate and mobilize our membership and community.
  • As Advocacy Chair, you will be on email lists for advocacy topics from National, State and Council level PTA.
  • This position will usually provide an update at board & general membership meetings about what's coming up in the advocacy world as it relates to our mission & goals.
  • In additional, provide a monthly update for our website (and newsletter) with things that are about policy, changes that affect students & families, etc - like school board meetings, PTA legislative assembly, etc. 

 

Fundraising:

Fundraising (Bingo?)

Do you have fundraising ideas? Are you interested in helping our PTA (non-profit organization) raise funds for all the great events and programs we offer? Take on the development and implementation of new fundraising opportunities. This is a great opportunity for a group of passionate individuals! Bingo has been our big fundraiser in prior years -- and it's always popular, but other ideas are welcome!!!

 

Enrichment:

Art Docent/Gala
Co-Chairs

Do you want to ensure ART education is available to all students? Coordinate and manage the art docent program, including but not limited to supply ordering, art docent recruitment, training and support, and planning and organizing the annual Art Gala event. Our school district has a curriculum with age appropriate lessons available for every grade!

NOTES: We are looking for one or more volunteers to help with running the Art Docent program. In the past several years, it has been a team of 3 to run the program. We have one volunteer already that is excited about the art instruction side of things. We need someone who can help with the tracking and communication with the actual Art Docent classroom volunteers. While we are still unsure about IF volunteers will be allowed in classrooms, we are hoping to be prepared in case we CAN! And if not, possibly come up with a way to present art to the class remotely?

Multicultural Night

Are you passionate about the bringing cultures and communities together? Organize an event that celebrate the cultural diversity of our school and community. We have some fun ideas, just need someone to take the lead on coordinating it

 

Communications:

Communications Assistant(s)

Do you like sharing information? Would you like to help us share details about what's happening in PTA? We would love to find one (or more) people interested in helping out with all aspects of our communications. We have a weekly newsletter, a website we maintain and update, text reminders, social media accounts, graphics we create weekly, and more. Want to see what we do and help out?

NOTES: We have lots of stuff to share - and with the coming year hopefully looking like more "in-person" activities might be possible, we could definitely use more hands. Work together with our communication team to share the work!

Website Assistant Editor

Do you want to find something to do for PTA, entirely from home? Are you good with communication and like to answer questions before they are asked? Assist with posting/creating content and keeping information up to date on our PTA website.

NOTES: Our website editor is looking for someone to help share the work and train, to ensure more than one person knows how it all works!

 

School Spirit / Community:

Special Education Representative

Do you want to make a different in the lives of special needs students and families? Serve as a liaison between PTA and our community's special needs families and teachers. Keep abreast of district and state initiatives, programs, and events of potential interest to the Special Ed community. Work with other Special Ed. Reps from across the district and Northshore PTSA Council.

Sustainability

Are you passionate about sustainability? Work with Canyon Creek Green Team to help keep and increase the school's Green Status. Also, work to share information about how to live sustainably and help with earth.

 

School Staff Support:

Book Room Coordinator

Do you LOVE books? Would you enjoy helping to get books into classrooms and sent home with kids? Work with Canyon Creek staff to manage and maintain the Book Room, including working closely with Canyon Creek teachers and staff on organization, preparation and maintenance of materials.

Emergency Prep Liaison

Would you like to help make sure Canyon Creek Elementary is ready if there was an emergency? Act as PTA liaison to the staff e-prep coordinator and assist in inventorying, organizing, and maintaining emergency supplies.

Health Room Liaison

Would you like to help students get tested for vision and hearing - to ensure they can learn effectively? Act as PTA liaison to the school nurse and assist with health screenings. This is mostly focused on the screening day in October - but also might have smaller projects over the course of the year. 

Student Council Liaison

Interested in helping students make a difference at Canyon Creek? Act as PTA liaison to Canyon Creek's Student Council, supporting their community outreach efforts and assisting the staff advisor as needed.

 

Want to help? Fill out our Volunteer Interest Form.

For more information on these opportunities, please submit our volunteer interest form and someone will be in touch to discuss the position.

We will be updating these opportunities in the coming weeks as we work out which chairs have students moving up to middle school, or deciding to change positions. So check back often! You can also fill out the volunteer interest form if you have an idea of what you might be interested in doing -- EVEN IF IT'S NOT ON THE LIST!! We LOVE seeing new people get involved in helping Canyon Creek PTA fulfill our mission & goals

 

Filled Positions! YAY!

  • Library Brigade
  • Reflections
  • Summer Fun (Kindergarten) Playdates
  • Literacy Night
  • Spelling Bee
  • Math Challenge 
  • Game Night
  • Partnerships
  • Skate Night
  • Membership
  • Social Media
  • Running Club
  • Back to School Ice Cream Social
  • Spirit Wear
  • Glow Dance
  • After School Enrichment Programs
  • Directory
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Food Drive
  • Hour of Code
  • Popcorn Friday
  • Reader Board
  • STEM Fair
  • STEM Night
  • Staff Appreciation
  • Watch D.O.G.S.
  • Website Editor
  • Newsletter Editor
  • Assistant Treasurer
  • Treasurer
  • VP-Communications
  • VP-Programs
  • President