St. Monica Catholic School Signup Sheets for Volunteer Opportunities
We rely on our valuable volunteers’ energy, creativity, and input, AKA amazing parents!
Below are a few of the service opportunities available.
We encourage parents to volunteer and become involved. However, to ensure a secure school for our students, we require that parents complete “Safe Environment” training before serving in a volunteer capacity. The Archdiocese of Seattle mandates this training. Please visit https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/ to complete the background check and sign-up for a class.
Service Commitment- All our families commit during registration to a minimum of thirty (30) service hours between July 1st and June 30th to the school. Service hours may be earned in the school or parish activities.
Opportunities will continuously be added as events are planned by our Parent Club.
Parent Club Events 21-22
Event Chair: Gina Maguire
St. Monica School Parent Club 2021 - 2022 Events
Parent Club is working on the schedule of school community events for next year. We are hopeful to be able to host them all again. We need your help! We are looking for parents to help chair (or co-chair) different events for our school. Please look over the list below and see if there is a school fundraiser or activity that you would consider signing up to lead next year.
One Time Event Lead Opportunities
Aug. 30- First Day of School BBQ Co-chairs: Gary & Cheryl Stubbers, Trisha Cooper & Stephanie Murphy
Organize the First Day of School BBQ for the students, families, and teachers in the upper parking lot. It is a great time to welcome back all our friends to school. Co-Chairs purchase all the food, coordinate volunteers, and set up serving tables in time for 11:00 a.m. dismissal and party.
Oct. 18-24- School Food Drive Chair: Ashley Hay
Lead the St. Monica school families in a food drive to benefit the local community. This week-long food drive is one of our most successful events at our school. The Co-Chairs will construct food drive boxes for donations and transport the food to the local Mercer Island or Bellevue food bank.
Oct. 24- Trunk or Treat Co-Chairs: Nicole Templeton & Kasey LeClercq
We need two parents that love Halloween! Create flyers for the event, coordinate, judge, and provide prizes for the “Best …… Trunk” competition, solicit families to decorate their trunks. Coordinate volunteers to set up the upper school parking lot for the event.
Nov. TBD- Christmas Wreath & Poinsettia Orders Chair: Erin Jacobsen
Work with Squak Mountain Nursery in Issaquah to collect our school Christmas wreath and poinsettia orders. Create flyers for the event, collect orders and money, and coordinate volunteers to distribute wreaths and poinsettias to families in December.
Dec. 3- St. Monica Annual Christmas Party Co-Chairs: Jacqui Balinbin and Elizabeth Donaldson
Create a winter wonderland in our school gym as you chair the annual school Christmas party! Past events have included: cookie decorating, dinner for purchase, mini silent auction, gingerbread house competition, tree lighting, Santa Claus pictures, and more! Your imagination is welcome!
Dec. 3- Gingerbread House Competition Chair: Sarah DuBois
Organize the annual school gingerbread house decorating competition. Order and sell gingerbread house kits to the school community. Organize the house displays in the gym during the Christmas Party and tabulate all voting slips to announce the winners.
Dec. 6-10- Christmas Toy Drive Chair: Kim Conn
Organize the school and parish Toy Drive to benefit The Forgotten Children’s Fund. A wonderful way to support those in need during the Holiday Season. The chair must create collection barrels for toy donations, run a class competition, and transport all toys to the donations center at the end of the event.
Dec. 9 & 10- Christmas Pop Up Shop Chair: Pam Hayden
The students love this event each year! This is a chance for all our kids to come and do their Christmas shopping at school for their loved ones. We even help them gift wrap the gifts!
Jan. TBD- Mother & Son Event Co-chairs: Ashley Hay and Steffenie Evans
Create a fun event for school moms and sons to come together for a day. The chairs can create this special activity. Past events included an afternoon at the Family Fun Center in Tukwila and bowling/games at Lucky Strike in Bellevue.
Feb. TBD- Island Books Fundraiser Chair: Jessika Mazure
Work with Island Books to schedule a St Monica shopping day. Create flyers, coordinate volunteers to host shoppers the day of the event, and develop a communication plan for school families & parish bulletin.
Feb. 4- Grands Day Tea Co-chairs: Jen Brooke & Britta Banchero
This event is a school favorite for Grandparents and students. Create a lovely tea party for our visiting Grandparents and Grand friends where they enjoy tea, coffee, and light breakfast treats together in the gym while being entertained by the students. Organize photographer, food, classroom visits, and entertainment. Volunteer sign-up for the day of the event will be on a separate sign-up sheet once school starts.
Feb. 12- Father & Daughter Dance Co-chairs: Lisa Barrois & Christine Acker
This annual tradition is a special evening when dads and daughters dance the night away in the school gym. There is a dinner bar, dessert, and dancing. It is a fun event to organize!
April 5 -8- Spring Flower Orders Chair: Laura Hassel
Work with Squak Mountain nursery in Issaquah to collect our school spring flower orders. Create flyers for the event, collect orders/money, and coordinate volunteers to distribute flowers to families in early May.
April 28- Skating School Event Co-chairs: Gina Maguire & Katie Middlebrook
School event during Spirit Week! Organize an event that all grades can participate in. This is a great community builder for kids and parents. Suggestions and ideas: Pattin’s Roller Rink in Federal Way, Defy “flying Circus” trampoline Park in Tukwila, rent out Factoria Cinema. School out at noon on April 28.
May 2-6- Teacher Appreciation Week Co-chairs: Lindsay Shield and Lindsey Bloom
Help create a fun-filled week filled with gifts and appreciation for our teaching and administrative staff. This very important week is special to the teachers. You will create a special recognition and thank you gift for each day of the week. Feel free to build on past ideas or come up with your own!
June 17- Last Day of School Lunch & Party Co-chairs: Sean Vegeler and Crystal Moller
Two people will create the last day of the school party that involves lunch and celebration outside the upper field near the gym. Past events included bouncy houses, an ice cream truck, and carnival games. Feel free to use your creativity!
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