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    AES Volunteer Opportunities for 2019-20
     
    Research shows that students with parents who are involved in their school tend to have fewer behavioral problems and better academic performance, and are more likely to complete secondary school than students whose parents are not involved in their school. Grades are higher. Test scores rise. Self-esteem grows.

    We’re not looking for perfection. Everyone has something to offer. Find what you like, when you like it, and do it for the kids. The gift of your time is priceless and appreciated.

     
    There are many ways to get involved at Ashburn Elementary, from a one-time event to an ongoing volunteer role. Take a moment to learn more about the different options below as well as view AES PTO Open Positions.
     
    Below is a list of some of our volunteer opportunities for this year.

    Yearly Events:
     
    Picture Day Volunteers (September & March)Help fill out forms, hand out combs, escort classes to photo location at their designated time, collect picture packets from teachers, line kids up by height, etc. Volunteers will only be allowed to assist with this event once per year.   
     
    Vision/Hearing & Dental Screenings Volunteers (Fall & Winter) Assist students to the screening area and back to class. 
     
    Staff Appreciation Committee (Year long, but most work during April & May) Work with committee chair to show the AES staff how much we appreciate their hard work! This committee will decide the theme, decorations, and events for Staff Appreciation Week (May 1-5).  Events typically include a staff breakfast, staff lunch, staff sweet /coffee cart and other various treats throughout the week.  The committee will also communicate classroom events for the week. 
     
     
    Movie Nights - Advertise and coordinate 2 Movie Nights.  Pick movie, coordinate AV equipment needs, and organize concessions.
     
    Bingo Night CommitteeVolunteers need to make fliers for the event, take pre-orders, set volunteers for concessions, acquire prizes for the Bingo winners, buy bingo supplies, coordinate volunteers for set up and clean up and much more. This event needs a lot of helpers. So if you can do a little or a lot this is great event to get involved with. 
     

    Family Fun Fitness Night- They will hold a Fall and/or Spring event.  The event is FREE and centered around nutrition and fitness for the entire family.  

    5th Grade Promotion- PTO donates $500 towards the promotion ceremony.  Lead on this committee will make their own committee’s made up of 4th and 5th grade parents to put on a nice promotion ceremony and party for the 5th graders.  This event is held on the last day of school.

     
    End of the Year Party Committee- Help plan the end of the year celebration. Set up games, DJ, activities and concessions for this celebration.   

     
    Throughout Year (On-going):
     
    Spirit Wear Committee (Year long) Secure a Spirit Wear vendor, choose items to sell, organize Spirit Wear drive twice per year, take and fill orders, and track inventory. During events, set up and man Spirit Wear tables.  Square training will be provided.  This is a wonderful way to keep the Golden Dolphin spirit up!  
     
    Landscaping Committee (Monthly) Large team of volunteers that help keep the school grounds pretty by weeding, trimming the plants, up keep of the butterfly garden, planting, and mulching.  The team currently has a large project for beautification that is being voted on in phases as the PTO funds allow outside of the teams annual budget.
     
    Audit Team- Comprise of 3 volunteers and needs to complete the audit checklist sheet over the summer from the previous school year.

    Volunteer Coordinator – Work with Committee Chairs and the PTO Board to coordinate volunteers for PTO sponsored events. Use and update Volunteer Spot.  This volunteer will also host a Volunteer Opportunity Breakfast at school during September to welcome all new volunteers to school and present the open positions to them.
     
    Nominating Committee- Needs to be formed by January.  The committee is to try and find interested candidates for Executive Committee member positions.  Positions can be shared, are voted on for 1 year terms and can stay in position for 3 years.  Must be reelected every year.  Committee presents the candidates at the April PTO meeting and then voting on candidates in the May meeting.

    Spirit Night Coordinator –Work with local businesses to set up Spirit Nights for our school. Make & distribute fliers to advertise the event within the school.
     
    After School Enrichment Programs (ASEP) Coordinator– Work with Enrichment Matters to set the yearly schedule for classes, develop the school website, advertise each ASEP session, handle questions from parents on the ASEP website, distribute student rosters to school office & ASEP class providers.  
     
    LEAP Representative (Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents) – Network that promotes interaction between parents, teachers, School Board members and members of the Loudoun County Public Schools Administrative Team. Volunteer will attend monthly meetings and update the PTO.
     
    MSAAC Representative (Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee) - Dedicated to work in partnership with the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), parents and community to further the academic, social and cultural development of every student and to ensure that the needs of all minority students are met. Volunteer will attend monthly meetings and update the PTO.
     
    SEAC Representative (Special Education Advisory Committee) - Parents, educators, administrators, business representatives, and other interested community groups concerned with the education of students with disabilities. Volunteer will attend monthly meetings and update the PTO.

    Watch D.O.G.S.- Program for fathers or male role models in a student life, volunteering a partial day or full day at the school.  The lead(s) will host 2 events a year for information about the group and strum up interest.  Male role models may sign up for the volunteer day on the school’s webpage.