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.
MWS FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT -- FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 -- DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM
Join us for MWS Family Movie Night in the gym -- $1/person or $5/family. Volunteers are needed to help out with ticket sales and concessions. See the link below.
Doors open at 6:30 PM; the movie starts at 7:00 PM. This month’s movie -- TOP FUN RUN CLASSROOM is choosing the movie of the month -- watch for a special announcement. 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.
NOVEMBER BOOK FAIR -- SPECIAL VOLUNTEER HELP REQUEST:
Our Scholastic Book Fair is here the first week in November during conferences. If you are interested in helping out with the set-up and planning, please contact Pam at email@example.com. Mark your calendar for the set up date -- November 2 and Breakfast with Clifford on November 5.
CULVERS FAMILY MEAL NIGHT, November 5, 5 -8 PM
4th/5th Grade Students/Families - Culver’s Meal Night Help - November 5
Calling all 4th/5th grade students and families! We need 2 to 3 5th grade families 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.
STAFF CONFERENCE FOOD DONATION SIGN UP -- THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Help support our MWS Staff by donating a soup, dessert, favorite snack, chips or an assortment of fruit or veggies for Parent / Teacher Conferences. Please check out the sign up below for more information and how to sign up to donate. The MWS PTO will be providing a large sandwich, a soup option, paper products and other items as needed.
MEDIA CENTER VOLUNTEERS
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!
If you are interested in helping out with 1st and Kindergarten lunchtime, please click the link for more information.
MWS Yearbook Pictures -- Calling on those memories
Did you take a picture of your student going back to or starting school on the first day, field trip or classroom photo? 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.
ISD AMBASSADORS -- Share your ONE191 story!
As a parent, you have a story to share about your experience in your child’s school and a perspective unlike any other. You know how your child’s teachers have cared for and supported their growth. You’ve seen your child find activities and subjects and friends they love. You’ve seen community members rally to support your school through volunteering, fund-raising and more.
District 191 is looking for parents like you who are willing to share their experiences and perspectives as part of a new “Ambassadors” program. If you are interested in sharing your experience contact Pam at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOX TOPS AND MILK MOOLA -- TURN YOURS IN TODAY!!!!
Bring in your Box Tops and Milk Moola for a chance to win a $25 Back to School Target Gift Card. The top classroom will receive a popcorn party. Bring in 100 or more Box Tops or Milk Moola and receive a $5 Book Fair Gift Certificate. Deadline October 15.
Amazon donates to Marion W. Savage Parent Teacher Organization when you shop @AmazonSmile. Login to your Amazon account at: https://smile.amazon.com/ then designate Marion W. Savage Elementary Parent Teacher Organization as your charitable organization of choice.
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
NOTE: BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR FIELD TRIP CHAPERONES --
District 191 has updated its background check requirements for volunteers for the 2017-2018. If you are planning to volunteer as a field trip chaperone, a background check will be required. Click the online link to submit your background check information as soon as possible.