23-24 ACES Volunteer Opportunities
Welcome to the ACES Volunteer Opportunities Hub
This page is designed to keep all volunteer opportunities and information conveniently located in one spot. As a reminder, parents need a total of 20 volunteer hours for one child or 30 volunteer hours for more than one child enrolled at ACES.
All volunteer opportunities and information will be posted here. We ask families to please refer to the opportunities listed here when looking to complete their hours. Hours will not be given to families for donations that are not listed on the opportunities below. Please direct all questions to email@example.com.
Mandatory Safe Schools Training
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Click this LINK to view opportunities to volunteer on campus. The opportunities are updated regularly so please check periodically. As a reminder, parents MUST COMPLETE the required Safe Schools Training prior to volunteering for any of these opportunities.
Staff Donations & Bathroom Fairy
ACES staff need items throughout the school year to make school classroom life easier. Please click this LINK to see the items currently being requested. This wish list also includes items for our Bathroom Refresher. Our staff bathrooms need items from time to time to helps teachers refresher themselves as they quickly rush back to class. All your donations are greatly appreciated!
1 hour is given for every $10 spent. As a reminder, only items on this list will be awarded with volunteer hours. We cannot accept items that are not being requested for volunteer hours.
Please note that ACES Classroom Teachers also have their own Wishlist. Please reach out to your child's classroom teacher(s) if you wish to purchase supplies for them directly. Parents will still be awarded hours based on what they purchase.
ACES Families - Professions
ACES is always looking for authentic ways to bring the professional world to our students, and we know our families are a wealth of knowledge. Please complete THIS FORM to inform ACES of your profession and if you are willing to participate with projects that relate to your field of expertise. Some examples would include guest speaking, providing resources, provide expert insight on projects, etc.
**1 volunteer hour per family will be awarded for completion of this form. Multiple forms submitted for the same family will only receive 1 volunteer hour per family.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
✔️ Holiday Gift Baskets
Every year ACES Parents help make the holiday season brighter for our teachers and staff by assembling and donating holiday gift baskets. These themed holiday baskets (movie night, pet owners, family game night, etc) are later raffled for our teachers and staff for a nice holiday treat.
If you are interested in participating and want to earn volunteer hours, please email Ms. Phinn for complete details.
✔️ Ms. Hassan Parenting Workshop, Session 1, 11/14
This 2-part Parenting Workshop, led by ACES Speech and Language Pathologist Ms. Fatima Hassan, will focus on supporting a thriving academic environment with a strong foundation rooted in health. Learn how the following factors play an essential role in your child's academic success:
- Drainage Pathways-Detoxification
- Nature and Play
- Mental, Physical, Spiritual and Emotional Well-Being
... with a focus on the relationship between the gut-brain axis and the impact this could have on a child's focus and learning. Ms. Hassan will provide strategies and resources to bridge the gap between the foundations of health and how that can lead to academic success. Register HERE.
✔️ ACES Book Club, 11/28
Parenting is hard. It takes a village, and we are happy to be a part of yours! Join Ms. Manhart and other ACES parents as we read through highly-regarded parenting and education books. This book club is optional and will have one new book a month, followed by a Happy Parent Hour at the end of each month from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Please sign up using the Remind code @acesbooks if you are interested in joining our monthly book club.
This month's book selection is A Grown-Up's Guide to Kids Wiring by Kathleen Edelman. The next meeting will be November 28th.
✔️ Ms. Hassan Parenting Workshop, Session 2, 11/29
As a follow-up to Session 1, explore the gut-brain axis in depth as well as focus specifically on nutrition. The gut is the cornerstone to our immune system and what our children eat (whole nutritional foods) and what they absorb (nutrients) from the foods they eat significantly impacts the gut-brain axis. Our children are exposed to many hidden burdens with the foods they may eat such as artificial ingredients, food dyes, ultra-processed foods, glyphosate in wheat products which can impact cognitive function based on a child's total load. Learning how to interpret ingredients is helpful in choosing food that sets your child up for academic success. Register HERE.
✔️FIU Parenting Workshop, 12/1
ACES and The Children’s Trust Parent Club in collaboration with FIU's Center for Children and Families invite you to join our upcoming in-person workshop on Friday, December 1st at 9:00 AM, to learn effective strategies to help support your child’s growth and development and reduce your parenting stress.
Parents are introduced to the five core tips for parenting teens with confidence and success. These are:
• Getting to know your teen
• Managing parent stress
• Building your relationship with your teen
• Setting clear expectations
• Giving consequences that fit
2 Volunteer hours will be awarded per family. Pre-registration is required and can be done HERE.