Kalamazoo Family Involvement Schedule
As a non-profit organization, we depend heavily on our families to help make West Michigan Homeschool Fine Arts a great experience for all of our kids. Each family is expected to be involved somewhere. Check out the descriptions, then click on an area of interest to see what slots are available. If you cannot find anything that seems to work for you, please contact email@example.com.
Helping in the nursery is perfect for moms who will already be there with their own young children or for moms whose kids are older and need a baby fix! The nursery helpers need to provide supervision for young children whose parent/guardian is working elsewhere in the building. You will need to greet children as they arrive and make them feel welcome. Help them check in and note any special instructions. Keep them entertained and make sure play does not get too rough. Make sure older children are not using the nursery without a parent present. Be prepared to change diapers or take them to the restroom. Keep the nursery area clean, including wiping down surfaces, vacuuming, keeping toys picked up.
Social hall monitors are very important for keeping things fun and safe for all our kids. All students in the building without a parent/guardian must either be in class or social/study hall. Social hall monitors need to check in these students and issue name tags as well as collect them when they leave. Social hall monitors need to walk around the building to monitor students. You will not be able to work with your own children or sit and read. Get to know the students! Be friendly and encouraging, but remind them to pick up their own trash, keep their stuff in the right place, and be respectful of other people and things. They should not be allowed to loiter in the hallway. There are many expensive instruments that need to be kept safe. Help them clean up their own messes. Social hall monitors will also help keep the room clean. Tables and chairs need to be set up at the beginning of the day and taken down at the end.
Teacher's helpers are a coveted position! They get to listen to the group practice all year and can hear what their students are learning. They assist with taking attendance, collecting and recording practice records, handing out music, straightening the classroom, etc. Teacher's helpers may need to record students play their chair tests or challenges. They may also be asked to help their group during concerts as well. Please note this is a year-long commitment.
Kalamazoo families share in a potluck every week. Our kitchen helpers set those items up, manage the lunch time, and clean the kitchen afterwards. They also set up the coffee station and help at the pizza parties on concert days.
These are some of our most valuable helpers. The staff do NOT want to stay until late at night cleaning the building! Many hands make light work. We need help setting up rooms before class and making sure the building is clean at the end of the day.
Do you like to be flexible? Our floaters are extremely important. They help wherever needed - copying music, giving chair tests, or subbing in the nursery, kitchen, social hall, classrooms, etc. You never know what you will do that day! Be prepared to clean toilets, sort student portraits, or even run to the store for supplies! If there are no needs when you first arrive, you will help supervise social hall/study hall/hallways and be ready to step in somewhere else during your shift if something comes up. You will need to be available during your entire shift. If we are short an essential position elsewhere, you may be asked to be a permanent sub in that area.
Want to help families save money on their tuition? You can help the main Scrip person during their shift learning how to manage Scrip as well as handling the fundraisers offered including KeyCards, pizza kits, bake sales, etc. The Scrip/Fund-Raising tables will be combined this year. We need two people at this table at all times for accountability since they will be handling money. This position requires people who are trustworthy and can manage money accurately. This person will also need to be able to pick up products from Grand Rapids when they come in.
We need experienced moms to help out at the information table. They need to be able to answer questions from other parents as well as help take payments and sell concert tickets. They also help enter attendance on the computer, send out homework emails, and just help out wherever needed. A friendly smile and being comfortable with a computer will be a huge asset! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Yearbooks make great keepsakes of an awesome year! We need someone to take charge of this and recruit a team of students and parents to help produce a yearbook. If you are interested in this position, please contact email@example.com.