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    Get Involved

    Volunteering for PTO activities supports your students’ education and enriches their elementary school years.

    There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available; PTO membership is not required to contribute your time. Most parents can find activities that fit within their busy schedules and allow them to share their strengths with the Oak Chan community.

    Some of the roles parents can play as volunteers include:

    • Event organizers
    • Event committee supporters
    • Fundraisers
    • Teacher Appreciation
    • Poster and flyer designers
    • Crew members for set-up and tear-down at events

    A list of volunteer opportunities for various events throughout the year is listed below, with descriptions of the help needed. Take a look and join a fun group of parents working together to support our children's school.

    Note: Category 2 clearance is required to volunteer in classrooms or on campus during school hours. Forms and instructions can be found in the school office.  

  • Volunteer Event Descriptions and Contacts

    5th Grade Promotion & Fundraising


    5th grade promotion and fundraising
    Chairperson - Kim Jones kimberlydjones20@gmail.com
    If you have a 5th grader this year and are interested in being a part of the 5th grade promotion and fundraising committee, please sign-up. This group of parents will assist with fundraising efforts to help
    students raise money for a special trip/end of year activity. This committee will also have the opportunity to help plan the 5th grade promotion ceremony (graduation) in May.


    Book Fair

    When: Fall:  September 14th -18th 
               Spring:   March 22nd - 26th 
    Chairperson: Jessica Hom jessica@homfamily.com
    Oak Chan’s Scholastic Book Fair is held twice per school year. Our Fall book fair will be online. If we can have a Spring book fair we will need Volunteers to assist with set up and clean up as well as
    throughout the week during 30-minute classroom visits and during other special day or evening events that are scheduled.
    Dashing Dragons
    Join Dashing Dragons in the Spring every Monday and Wednesday after school. Kids enjoy running, snacks, and fun with their friends. Look for more information to come after Winter Break.
    Dinner and Auction Event Committee 
    Chairperson: Jenn Rucker
    This is our biggest Fundraiser in the Spring! Join us for planning the ultimate night of dinner, dancing, and auction for our amazing school!
    Sign ups to be apart of this committee will start in November. 
    For more information, or to sign up, contact Jenn at jennifer.k.rucker@intel.com
    Dinner and Auction Teacher Baskets 
    Dragathon October 9, 2020 
    Chairpersons: Alison Youngquist and Katie Layman 
    This is Oak Chan’s most LOVED event! The Dragathon is also one of Oak Chan’s main fundraisers for the year. Students will obtain donations/pledges from family and friends and run as many
    laps as they can during an allotted amount of time. We are looking at virtual alternatives so please stay tuned! 
    Fall Carnival
    When: October 24, 2020 
    Chairpersons: Kim Jones and Kathy Wright 
    The Fall Carnival is one of the highlights of school year and something the kids look forward too. This year we will have a little twist with Distant Learning but stay tuned
    its sure to be a GREAT event!
    For more information, or to sign up, contact: kimberlydjones20@gmail.com owright.kathyf@gmail.com
    Family Dance
    When: Friday, February 19, 2020 
     A chance to get together in the new year for some GLOW PARTY FUN! Be sure to Save the Date!
    Marieka Gridley marieke_74@yahoo.com
    Holiday Store:
    When: TBA
    Chaiperson: Open 

    The annual Holiday Store provides students with the opportunity to purchase affordable gifts for their entire family. Assistance will be needed with set up and clean up

    as well as throughout the week during classroom visits and during the annual Pancake Breakfast.  

    For more information, or to chair this event, contact: kimberlydjones20@gmail.com 

    International Night: 
    When: January 20, 2020 
    Please join us in celebrating the cultural diversity of the Oak Chan community
    And help promote cultural integration. Discover, learn and explore where we’re from, where we’ve lived and who we are.  It is a great night to learn
    And share YOUR cultural traditions through fun activities, food and music.

    The world is a big place and we need your help to make this evening a huge success! 

    For more information, or to sign up, contact Vee at devries.vered@gmail.com

    Meet the Masters Art Program
    When: Ongoing throughout the school year
    Chairperson: Jess Field and Sophia Little
    This is a PTO-sponsored, parent-led, visual arts program that is offered to ALL Oak Chan students each year. Three age-appropriate art lessons that expose students to
    our world’s most famous artists will be taught by parent volunteers. This is a wonderful opportunity to volunteer in your child’s classroom.

    For more information, or to sign up, contact: jessfield04@yahoo.com or sophialittle@hotmail.com


    Pancake Breakfast
    When: Saturday, December 5, 2020 
    A hot and hearty breakfast will be served by Oak Chan’s own upperclassmen. We will visits with Santa available, crafts, and shopping at our holiday store open. We will need volunteers before,
    during, and after the event. 
    For more information, or to sign up, contact: 
    Elizabeth Kraynak elizabeth.kraynek@gmail.com and Kathy Wright wright.kathyf@gmail.com
    Bingo for Books 
    When: March 4, 2020 
    Chairperson: Kim Jones
    A fun family night celebrating Read Across America. We will play Bingo and have a special Author come and speak.
    For more information, or to sign up, contact: kimberlydjones20@gmail.com 
    Principals Reading Challenge 
    When: Ongoing throughout the school year
    Chairpersons: Matt and Cate Greene

    This is a PTO-sponsored program that rewards students for reading outside of the classroom. One coordinator is needed for each classroom. This coordinator tallies up

    each student’s total minutes read throughout the year and distributes certificates and prizes.

    For more information, or to sign up, contact: Matt Greene wolfxxi@msn.com or Cate Greene good2bgreene@aim.com

    Red Ribbon Week
    When: October 26th - 30th
    Chairperson: Open 

    Red Ribbon Week is a PTO-sponsored week long celebration about making healthy choices and staying drug free. The week includes great handouts, fun activities, and

    culminates with a rally and visits from local community leaders who reinforce the message about adopting a healthy lifestyle. If we are not on campus we will adjust

    activities for distant learning. 

    For more information, or to sign up, contact: kimberlydjones20@gmail.com 
    Science and Invention Fair 
    When: March 18, 2020 
    Chairperson: Archana Minnal

    This is a great opportunity for all students to do an experiment or make an invention. Your student will be supported every step of the way through guidelines appropriate for his or her age group 

    If you have a background in Science and/or Engineering and would like to be a judge for Oak Chan’s annual Science & Invention Fair, please reach out to Archana Minnal. Judges will interview

    students and evaluate their projects during school hours on Thursday, March 18, 2020. 

    For more information, or to sign up, contact: archana.minnal@gmail.com 

    Teacher Appreciation Week 
    When: May 3rd - 7th 
    Chairpersons: Phyllis Dinse 

    This is a PTO-sponsored, school-wide, week-long event when Oak Chan’s teachers and staff are recognized and celebrated for all of their hard work and dedication to our

    students throughout the school year. Coordinators are needed for each classroom. Members for the Door Decorating Committee are needed as well.  

    For more information, or to sign up, contact: sped1202@gmail.com


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