South Loop Elementary School is successful due to the strong involvement and dedication of our families, faculty, staff, and students. We are committed to the development and education of our children and are excited for you to join in on the journey!
Below is a list of SLES volunteer opportunities, expectations, and contacts. Reach out to contacts directly or fill out our volunteer form to become involved today.
SCHOOL PROGRAM NEEDS
Box Tops for Education | Uniform Resale | Lost & Found | Lunch Cafe Crew | Safety Patrol Point Person | School Tour | Teacher & Principal Appreciation | Volunteer Coordinator | Website Support
This casual fundraiser kicks off the school year at a local restaurant and provides attendees time to network, while enjoying food and silent auction items.
Need: Committee arranges event logistics, communication, and donations.
Event Lead(s): Need Chair
Committee: Julie Chen, Jemia Cunningham-Elder, Chiara Gasparetto
General: FFSLES Board
Celebrate the end of the school year with the annual gala featuring food and beverage, dancing, silent auction items, and so much more!
Needs: Committee arranges event logistics, communication, and auction items.
Timing: April or May
The Family Involvement Group oversees the Family & Community Events for the school and helps to ensure volunteer needs are met for school initiatives.
If interested in joining, please complete this application.
Contact(s): Tracy Carlson
Committee: Sweety Agrawal, Tracy Colwell, Jennifer Majerus, Tiffany Norwood
This initiative helps teach our students about protecting the environment by working together to recycle used markers throughout the year instead of throwing them in a landfill.
Need: Committee works with classroom teachers to collect and recycle used markers.
The Welcome Picnic for Grades K-3 provides parents and students new to the school a chance to meet each other and ask questions of current SLES parents.
Need: Manage the list-serve, parent Q&A, and picnic logistics.
Contact: Tracy Colwell
Evening of fun competition between groups of moms/guardians and sons.
Need: Committee arranges logistics and communication for the evening.
Annual picnic at SLES Building 2 on the playground (or gym if inclement weather) for families to celebrate the start of the new school year, sign up for volunteer opportunities, and purchase Resale Uniforms.
Need: Committee arranges logistics and communication for the event.
Contact: Tiffany Norwood
Winter Dance for students at the Main Building (Please note: The dance only takes place at the Main Building).
Need: Organize volunteers for set-up, decorating, snacks, staffing, and breakdown of the winter dance.
Need: Assist students in navigating the lunch line and opening containers for grades K-1.
Contact: Managed by Room Parents (K-1)
Safety Patrol Coordinators ensure there are enough volunteers throughout the month to streamline student drop-off and pick-up. Onsite volunteers are important as they open car doors, usher students, and direct traffic flow.
Need: Volunteers for Safety Patrol in the mornings at each location.
These are currently only available in a virtual setting due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Need: Support onsite faculty-led tours of the school buildings for prospective parents and students.
Timing: Monthly throughout the school year
Need: Review submitted forms and answer questions from potential volunteers so they may become involved in one of our school’s committees and groups.
Timing: Throughout the year
Contact: Tracy Carlson
Need: Support SLES website needs by keeping the school information and calendar details updated.
Timing: Throughout the year
Contact: Laarni Livings
Committee: Tracy Carlson, Stephanie McAndrew, Jennifer Majerus
Need: Throughout the year, room parents will reach out for help with classroom field trips, secret reader, career day presentations, class festivals, etc.
Contact: Room Parent
Need: Serve as a liaison for the teacher and parents — disseminate classroom information, support classroom festivities, and encourage classroom involvement and volunteer opportunities.
Contact(s): Erika Berkey
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