Volunteer Opportunities

Activity/Event

Description

Time Frame

Committee Chair

Ongoing

Box Tops

Collect the labels that are brought in to school, clip and sort them. Send them into the Box Tops to seek our rewards.

Ongoing throughout the year, can be done from home.

Wendy Raynor

Schnucks eScrip

Use your eScrip card to earn money for Blades. Register your eScrip card at www.escrip.com using the group ID of 6476125

Ongoing

Kathy Chirco

Shoparoo

Download the Shoparoo app and simply take pictures of your receipts from ANY grocer, supercenter, club store, dollar store, drugstore, convenience store or pet supply store

Ongoing

Kathy Chirco

Amazon Smiles

Sign up for Amazon smiles. Register to support BLADES SCHOOL PATRONS ALLIANCE then when you shop Amazon use smile.amazon.com and 0.5% will be donated to Blades.

Ongoing

Kathy Chirco

Fund Raising

Butter Braids

Selling Butter Braids and pretzels. Distribute order forms, collect the forms and money, tally the sheets, send in the order to the vendor and distribute the product one evening at school to the seller. Sellers distribute to their buyers

Oct/Nov

Eileen Moehlenbrock/Erin Baumann

Bobcat Mile

Children to get sponsors for their walk/run at school during school hours. It will require volunteers to help with the distribution and collection of the donation envelopes and to help the children the day of the event.

Ocotber

Cathy Nixon/Denise King

Cardinal Calendars

Involves distributing order forms (late Oct/early Nov) collecting forms & money (mid Nov), ordering calendars (mid Nov) and distributing them once they come in (mid Dec). There are prizes that are associated with this fundraiser which are sent in Feb/Mar

October-December

Jen Kiphart

Family Events

Trunk or Treat

Family Fun Event. Opportunity for families to meet other Blades families. Coordinate a day, collect candy donations and organize volunteers to decorate their cars. Coordinate with grade level parent for concession sales.

October

Shelly Brindley/Chrissy Latzke

Family Fun Night

Organize a family fun night at Arnold Rec. Set date, receive reservations, coordinate volunteers and purchase snacks for the event.

January

Shelly Brindley/Chrissy Latzke

BooHoo Breakfast

Breakfast for new parents on the first day of school

August

Heidi Tymkew

Block Party

Organize a family night at school where kids can ride bikes/scooters and play on the playground

Fall and Spring

Shelly Brindley/Chrissy Latzke

Field Day/Picnic

This is a day-long event of field games and picnic activities for the entire school. Family members are encouraged to attend. Volunteers are needed to help with planning, getting together anything needed for the day and to help each group of children with their activities.

April/May

Kellie Scronce

Restaurant Night

Schedule restaurant nights with local businesses that allows Blades to receive a percent of sales from that evening. Requires contacting the businesses , creating and sending out flyers

Ongoing

Jennifer Garrison

Movie Night

Organize a movie night for the students and their families.

Fall and Spring

Cathy Nixon/Denise King

KISS breakfast

Kids Invite Someone Special to breakfast. It will be held in the morning before school in conjunction with the Spring Book Fair. Volunteers are needed to promote the event, purchase the food, serve food and clean up

March/April

Sonya Wooley

Library Help

Volunteers are sometimes needed to help in these three areas:Read to children, check out books, help the teachers, help recess aids.

Ongoing

Stephanie Burch

School Events

Staff Appreciation Lunch/Week

This is a week long celebration of the entire staff at Blades. We like to show our appreciation in creative ways throughout the week and have a luncheon for all of them. We ask for donations of money and food for this event, as well as help for the luncheon. Volunteers are also needed to do some fun things for the staff throughout the week

May

Lori Horn

Winter Staff Appreciation Lunch

Staff appreciation lunch before the winter break. Food and money is donated from parents.

December

Julie Eschbacher

Book Fairs

This week long book fair will be held at Blades during the school day. Volunteers are needed to help set up, sell books, help children with purchases, cashier, etc. All children attend the book fair at a certain time with their class room

Spring

Stephanie Lowery

Ice Cream Social

Event before the first day of school for the kids to meet their teachers, bring their supplies and meet their teachers.

August

Sara Owens

Art to Remember

An art project that the Chair work with the Art Teacher to create. Starts in Aug/Sept to have each student create their own artwork to be copied onto keepsake items. Parents can order items starting in October and delivery is in early Dec.

Aug-Dec

Stephanie Burch

First Day Packets

Put together the information that needs to be sent out to parents on the first day.

August

Pam Adams

Buzz Book

Create a directory of all the kids in school by class and grade level.

Aug/Sept

Shelly Brindley

Wish List

Work with teachers to provide them with Apple Sticky notes to post in their rooms. Items are things teachers need in the classroom

Mainly in the beginning of school and March

Michelle Guinta

Schoola

Clothing donations dropped off at Blades, then the vendor picks up the clothes and sells online.

Ongoing

Pam Adams

School Supplies

Receive the teacher supply list, work with the vendor on pricing, send out orderforms, tally the orders and distribute the products

April/May

Dottie Reynolds

Trivia Night

Platters

Design a platter for each grade level.

Aug-Feb

Shelly Brindley

Volunteers

Organize volunteers for the evening

Aug-Feb

Mary Howard

Donations

Organize a group to collect donations for the auction

Aug-Feb

Jen Kiphart

Facilities

Determine event location & date. Table assignments, audio/MC and set up

Aug-Feb

Tammy Anthony

Baskets

Determine the categories for the grade level baskets, create the baskets for the silent auction.

Aug-Feb

Sara Owens

School Donations

Work with school to determine raffle auction items for school events

Aug-Feb

Cathy Nixon

Paperwork

Create the documents needed for the event

Aug-Feb

Denise King

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