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:

  • VP-Programs (Co-Chair or Trainee): Our current VP-Programs is leaving the school next year (kids moving on to middle school), so we would like to find someone who could learn what the role does and maybe help out a little.
  • 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. 
  • Art Docent Co-Chair: Our Art Docent committee has 2 Chairs and they would love to get a third. There is a lot of coordination and work to be done to bring art lessons to all of our Canyon Creek classrooms!
  • Communications (Website/Newsletter): Our current website & newsletter volunteer would love to start getting one or two other volunteers up to speed on all things communication. Having multiple people know HOW to work with our communication tools would be helpful! The tools we use are very user friendly and don't require programming/coding experience. 
  • DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Chair(s): Our current DEI Chair is leaving the school and would love to work with someone to hand off what she has already done!!

One additional note - Now is a GREAT time to get involved in PTA! We have several of our very involved experienced PTA leaders/chairs whose kids will no longer be at Canyon Creek next year. We would love to use this year to train some new PTA leaders! If you are interested, this is a perfect time to "shadow" or Co-Chair - to learn to ropes of PTA. Feel free to fill out the volunteer interest form with what you are interested in...and we can talk about how you can get involved!

 

Want to help? Fill out our Volunteer Interest Form.

 

Elected Board Members:

VP-Programs (Co-Chair or Trainee)

* PRIORITY *

 

Are you an organized and detail-oriented person? Are you interested in helping our chairs with their programs? Manage all facilities requests, support committee chairs in event planning, compile and submit for annual WSPTA Standards of Excellence Awards, serve as chair of Awards Committee. Also assist the president and preside over meetings in the absence of the president.

NOTES: Our current VP-Programs is leaving our school next year (kids moving up to middle school) and we would LOVE to start sharing information with someone interested in taking on the role next year!

 

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 addition, 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 Night

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 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. 

NOTES: Now OPEN. Looking for chair! 

Partnership

Are you interested in coordinating fundraising events with partners in our community or online? Develop and promote PTA fundraising opportunities, including silent fundraising management, special events, and ongoing community partnerships. Includes coordinating Dine-Out events, BoxTops collection, Shutterfly program, etc.

NOTES: Looking for a co-chair for this position! Reach out to local restaurants or stores to setup fundraisers (like MOD Pizza, Menchie's, etc). New 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 two volunteers already. 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 Co-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:

DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion)

Would you love to help create a sense of belonging for every student, family, staff and community member -- where all feel safe, seen, heard, respected and empowered? There are so many ways this can be approached and the chair(s) would work with the executive team and potentially build a committee to develop a plan. (Check out our webpage and see what we did last year). 

NOTES: We are in need of a passionate chair (or chairs) to take on this committee. If you like the sound of this committee, fill out this DEI specific Google form!

Helping Hands

Want to support families at Canyon Creek with Thanksgiving Meals and Holiday Gift/Food? Work with Canyon Creek administration and Care Team to provide meals and holiday gifts.

Special Education Representative

Do you want to make a difference 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. REACH OUT 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!

  • Secretary (appointed and will be voted in at first membership meeting)
  • Library Brigade
  • Reflections
  • Summer Fun (Kindergarten) Playdates
  • Literacy Night
  • Spelling Bee
  • Math Challenge 
  • Game Night
  • 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