Sheridan PA Update

Chair Positions Available for 2013-14

This web page is for signing up for PA Executive Board/Chairperson and Grade Parent positions. General event volunteer opportunity signup will be available during the summer. Look for more information soon.

Click here to volunteer - Position descriptions below

Mission

Why we are here:

"Our mission is to cultivate a supportive and inclusive community of our family members that reflects the diversity, values, goals and mission of the Sheridan School. We strive to enhance the school experience for families, faculty/staff, and students by facilitating effective communication, sponsoring family activities that foster a spirit of involvement and joyful engagement, and promoting meaningful service learning."


We plan to do this through:

The PA is organized around an Executive Committee which works to facilitate communication, community events, and service learning through event chairs and liaisons. The Executive Committee is comprised of the Co-Presidents, the Communications Chair, the PA liaison to staff/faculty, and the staff/faculty liaisons to the PA.


Communication

Our goal is to promote clear and open communication lines between PA-related interests and school staff/faculty. The PA Communications Chair works heavily with Sheridan’s communications team to inform the community about PA events. We also have grade parents designated each year to ensuring good communication with class parents. Lastly, the PA has liaisons to and from school who aid in bridging any gaps or needs between school and the parent community.


Activities

The PA-sponsored activities at Sheridan are designed to bring the community together in fun, family-friendly ways. The events are consistent with the mission of Sheridan by being inclusive and joyful and it is our hope that everyone feels welcome to join in the festivities. Yearly PA-sponsored events include: Fall Fair, Fall Bookfair, International Night, Talent Show, Spring Fling, and the Spring Bookfair at Politics and Prose. The PA also helps in many other school events like parent education and service learning; for a full list please see descriptions.


Service learning

Please check back for more details about this important PA commitment.


Who Will do this – You!

Volunteer help from the entire parent body is critical to the success of everything the PA strives to accomplish. You can expect to meet great people, learn more about the school, and have fun! We have volunteer opportunities for every level of interest and time commitment. If you’re not sure what would be best for you, feel free to contact the Co-presidents and they can help you find just the right activity.

Year Round Positions

Service Learning Chair - Need 2

  • Communicate with Student Council heads about activities
  • Communicate with school staff about events
  • Communicate with parent body about events
  • Organize annual activities/Community Action Days to support Humane Society, Community Council for Homeless, Martha's Table
  • Ensure that Community Service Learning (for above three organizations) is a part of every PA-sponsored event
  • Meet with administration end/beginning of year to chart vision/goals
  • Serve as liaison to Student Council for continuity of purpose/effort

Event Specific Positions

Fall Fair - Need 1

  • Occurs Sunday in October from 1-3pm, last day of Fall Book Fair

  • Facilities approval and assistance is critical

  • Volunteers needed to staff

  • Activities have included bouncey houses, climbing walls, games, arts & crafts focused at least in part on service learning, cakewalk, music, face painting and/or tatoo

  • Food has included potluck, pizza or other meal option, popcorn, water, sno-cones, cotton candy

  • Mountain Campus Gear Exchange

    School Store

  • Volunteer to head the Fall Fair


Fall Bookfair - Need 2

  • Occurs over 3 days in October - ends on Fall Fair; set-up in Sheridan gym

  • Facilities approval and assistance is critical

  • Volunteers needed to staff-special training required to staff cash register

  • Book Sales by Scholastic or other supplier

  • Work with teachers and other staff on classroom wish lists

  • Work with teachers for class visit to build student wish lists

  • Delivery/pickup of purchased books to students/classrooms

  • Volunteer to head the Fall Bookfair


International Night - Need 2-3

Talent Show - Need 2-3


Spring Fling - Need 2-3

  • Occurs on Sunday in May from 1-3pm

  • Facilities approval and assistance is critical

  • Volunteers needed to staff

  • Admissions - new accepted families are invited; admissions staffs a table at entrance

  • Activities have included bouncey houses, climbing walls, games, arts/crafts focused at least in part on service learning, cakewalk, music, face painting and/or tatoo

  • Food has included potluck, pizza or other meal option, popcorn, water, sno-cone, cotton candy

  • School Store

  • Mountain Campus Gear Exchange
  • Volunteer to head the Spring Fling


Contact Us

2012-13 Co-Presidents

Sarah Manes

Andi Kamen


2013-14 Co-Presidents

Anne Costello

Lester Burke