Opportunities to Serve at Rock Creek

Dear Parents:

You are appreciated! Rock Creek is blessed to have a high percentage of parent and grandparent volunteers. Families are pulled in many directions, and we are blessed you intentionally make a choice to spend time at our school. The partnership between families and staff define Rock Creek and contribute to making this a very special place. Thank you for saying, "Yes!" when asked to volunteer. We are grateful and appreciate the time you share with us.

Many of you are asking, “How and where may I help this year?” Below are a few areas you may want to consider:

Parent/Grandparent Opportunities
Chapel Reporters

  • Summarize a Chapel service for posting on our Rock Creek webpage to: 
    • Inform families about the teaching in Chapel 
    • Allow for spiritual instruction to continue in the home 
  • Mrs. Gates, Librarian, will coordinate the schedule and take photos or videos of Chapel presentations 
  • Contact Mrs. Thomas or Mrs. Gates for more information 

Carpool

  • Each class is designated a specific week throughout the school year for parents or grandparents to greet families and open doors in morning carpool 
  • Ensures safe arrival to the gym for students 
  • Invaluable service to teachers allowing them to be in classrooms preparing for the day 
  • Contact your Room Parent for schedule and to volunteer 

Cafeteria

  • Another week is assigned to each class throughout the year for parents to help students during lunch 
  • Great opportunity to enjoy students while helping open catsup packets, open lunch containers, and distribute napkins or straws 
  • Contact your Room Parent for schedule and to volunteer 

PTO Leadership Opportunities
Emma Howard and Jennifer Velander are co-presidents of PTO this year. PTO relies on parent involvement and there are a few positions currently in need of a chairperson or a co-chair team. Listed below are the positions and the amount of time each will take:

Christmas at CAL-Games/Prize Chairperson     1 or 2 people
Responsible for reserving inflatables and games, purchasing and obtaining prizes for games, organizing volunteers for game booths and inflatables Will work with Christmas at CAL chairperson, Bethany Vornholt 

Restaurant Fundraiser Chairperson 2013/2014     1 or 2 people

  • Responsible for contacting restaurants for fundraising events, setting up dates/times, and brainstorming ideas for increased attendance at the dinners 
  • Currently dinners are scheduled with Chick-Fil-A and Salsarita’s 
  • Total of 2-4 hours for the school year 
  • Need volunteer for remainder of this year and to be chairperson for 2014 

School Sign Volunteer     2 people

  • Responsible for keeping the school sign updated, with guidance from the school office 
  • Approximately 2-3 hours per month (sign changed 2x per month and takes approximately an hour to change) 
  • Electronic sign to be purchased this year, so this position is in place until new sign is installed 
  • A total of 2-3 hours a month 

Membership Directory 2013/2014

  • Responsible for collecting PTO membership forms, assembling the list of teachers and PTO chairpersons, and delivery of directories 
  • Majority of time is spent the first three weeks of school collecting information and delivering directories to classrooms later in the year 
  • Total of 4-6 hours during the school year 

Lunchroom Chairperson for 2014

  • Responsible for scheduling volunteers to work in the lunchroom each day 
  • Majority of workload required at the beginning of year to establish the schedule 
  • Collaborates with each classroom Room Parent to fill schedule 
  • Assumes the Chair in 2014 but works with current chairperson to learn procedures 
  • Goal is to transition to online signups through SignUp Genius in 2014 

Traffic Chairperson for 2014

  • Responsible for scheduling volunteers to work morning carpool each day 
  • Majority of workload at beginning of year when the schedule is being established 
  • Collaborates with each classroom Room Parent to fill schedule 
  • Assumes the Chair in 2014 but works with current chairperson to learn procedures 
  • Goal is to transition to online signups through SignUp Genius in 2014

Blessed beyond measure,
Maribeth Thomas
Principal