Volunteer Opportunities

St. Monica Catholic School Signup Sheets for Volunteer Opportunities

We rely on the energy, creativity, and input of our valuable volunteers, AKA, amazing parents!

Below are a few of the service opportunities available.

We encourage parents to volunteer and become involved. 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.

Due to COVID restrictions and limited opportunities, we have reduced the commitment to 20 service hours for the 2020-21 school year. More opportunities will be posted as they become available.

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21-22 Parent Club Events

Event Chair: Heather Ferullo

DETAILS:

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: 2 Needed

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 + 1 additional Co-chair needed

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: 1 Needed

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.

Nov.  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 to school families & parish bulletin. 

Dec. 3- St. Monica Annual Christmas Party        Co-Chairs: Jacqui Balinbin + 1 Needed

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: 1 Needed

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 + 1 Needed

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. 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: 2 Needed

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: 1 Needed

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: Kim Conn + 1 Needed

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 + 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 +1 Needed

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!

All spots have been filled.

August 30, 2021
First Day of School BBQ Co-chairs
Available Spots
October 24, 2021
Trunk or Treat Co-chair
Available Spots
November 1, 2021
Christmas Wreath & Poinsettia Orders Lead
Available Spots
December 3, 2021
Annual Christmas Party Co-chair
Available Spots
December 3, 2021
Gingerbread House Competition Chair
Available Spots
January 3, 2022
Mother & Son Event Co-chair
Available Spots
February 12, 2022
Father & Daughter Dance Co-chairs
Available Spots
April 5, 2022
Spring Flower Orders Lead
Available Spots
April 28, 2022
Skating School Event
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May 2, 2022
Teacher Appreciation Week Co-chair
Available Spots
June 17, 2022
Last Day of School Lunch & Party Co-chair
Available Spots