Volunteer at MWS
Your involvement is a very important part of your child’s education. Spending time with your child has a positive impact on a student’s self-concept and their ability to face new challenges. Parent volunteers play a valuable role at school.
Opportunities to volunteer on a scheduled, year-long basis (weekly or monthly) or one-time special event opportunities are available.
NOTE: See bottom of the page for the MWS Volunteer Handbook and Volunteer Sign Up Sheet.
VOLUNTEER SIGN UP SHEET:
VOLUNTEER INFORMATION HANDBOOK:
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION PROGRAM
For the first 5 hours you and your family volunteer, a book will automatically be donated to the school library. For each additional 25 hours up to 100 hours, an additional book up to a maximum of 5 books will be donated to the MWS Media Center on your families behalf. This program is sponsored by the MWS PTO and funded by the Scholastic Book Fairs. Any questions, please contact Pam Voigt, Volunteer Coordinator.
VOLUNTEER FYI EMAIL SIGN UPS
MWS Volunteer FYI List: For all MWS Volunteers – be in the know about volunteering opportunities at MWS. Sign up for the FYI list and pick out the events and activities for where you are most interested in helping out.
Where are you interested in helping??? Click the below link for more information on the different possibilities this year. Then, enter your name under the whatever activity or event for which you would like more information.
BRAINPOWER IN A BACKPACK CLUB -- Thursdays and Fridays -- Help needed
Volunteers are needed to help out with our Friday Backpack Club starting at 9:00 AM in the back half of the Cafeteria. For more information on Brainpower see the link below. This program is geared towards our free and reduced lunch families in grades K-6. To sign up to help with food packet distribution or pick up at Burnsville High School at Thursdays, check out the signup link below and website for more information:
Culvers Family Meal Night, November 13, 5 -8 PM
4th / 5th Grade Students/Families - Culver’s Meal Night Help - November 13
Calling all 4th / 5th grade students and families! We need 2 to 3 4th / 5th grade students to help for each shift: 5 - 6 PM; 6 -7 PM; 7-8.PM. Culvers donates 10% of proceeds Marion W. Savage Elementary. Volunteers help with light food service duties working with Culver’s employees. See the sign up link for more information.
MWS FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT -- NOVEMBER 17 -- DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM
Join us for MWS Family Movie Night in the gym -- $1/person or $5/family. Doors open at 6:30 PM; the movie starts at 7:00 PM. This month’s movie -- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. NOTE: Parents or a Responsible Adult must accompany your MWS student. NO DROP OFFS. Bring your favorite blanket, pillow or comfy traveling seat. Wear your PJs. Concessions available for purchase. Volunteers are needed to help out with ticket sales and concessions. See the link below.
INTERNATIONAL NIGHT - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8
Host a country informational table or help with the International Food Buffet
Calling all MWS families and friends willing to host a country/culture info table for our Festival of Nations. For more information please see the attached flyer. Sign up by DECEMBER 1.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade Lunchroom Volunteers
If you are interested in helping out with 1st and Kindergarten lunchtime, please click the link for more information.
Media Center Volunteer Sign Up
The MWS Media Center is open for business starting next week. Yes, volunteers are needed to help out with book check in, shelving and helping students navigate the library to find a good read. Sign up to help out in the Media Center. Choose your day of the week and time or Media Specialist, Mrs. Schuenmann will be in touch if you would like to help out when your student has Media Center time. Just click the link below and sign up today!
MWS Yearbook Orders -- Order yours today
Purchase your MWS Memory Book online via the below link. Full color yearbook available for only: $15/softcover. Upgrade to a hardcover for only $5 more --$20/hardcover. Personalize a yearbook with your student’s name and picture plus many other great packages available.
Yearbook Online Order ID: 10249218.
MWS Yearbook Pictures -- 1st Day of School and Fall Ball Dance -- Calling on those memories
Did you take a picture of your student going back to or starting school on the first day? Snapped a few photo moments at the MWS Open House? The MWS Yearbook needs your pictures for this year’s yearbook. Here’s what to do or click here for more information: MWS PTO Yearbook Info Link
· Email your picture to firstname.lastname@example.org at the highest resolution possible. Please include your student's name, grade, and the event or activity if applicable in the email.
· Upload your picture(s) at the following website link:https://community.lifetouch.com/
LOGIN EMAIL: email@example.com
NOTE: Put uploaded photo into one of the available folders. For example: MWS Open House, 1st Day of School
· Request or send in a flashdrive or CD with your student via backpack to MWS Yearbook. Please label the CD/Flashdrive and it will be returned to you.
· Dropbox.com and drag and drop your photos into the appropriate folder
LOGIN EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Send in an original printed photo to be scanned. Please include your student name and teacher and the photo will be returned to you.
ADDITIONAL 2017-2018 IMPORTANT VOLUNTEER INFORMATION
Looking for Volunteer signups and information. Check out the following links and websites for activity sign ups and volunteer needs:
· Visit the MWS WEBSITE under Parent Resources and Volunteering online at: http://www.isd191.org/node/170
· Visit the MWS PTO Website for volunteer opportunities at: MWS PTO Website
UPDATED ISD 191 BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS
District 191 has updated its background check requirements for volunteers for the 2017-2018. If you are planning to volunteers at a in-school activity such as the lunchroom, media center, classroom event or activity or chaperone a grade level field trip, a background check will be required. Below is the attached form along with a brief information letter from Mr. Nepsund. Please complete this form and return to the MWS Office at your earliest convenience. This requirement will also be noted on the various online sign ups. NOTE: Volunteer opportunities such as Odds and Ends Day, Book Fairs, Carnival, Dances, Movie Nights do not require a background check. Thank you for your cooperation.