Volunteering

How Do I Get Involved?

Choose the areas of volunteer opportunities in which you are most interested. Descriptions and listings on this page should help you select your favorite activities. Fill out a checklist specifying activities that are of interest to you. Should you have a special skill that you wish to share with SMS, feel free to write it in on the space provided on the form. Then submit your completed form to the office.


Specific Date Fundraisers

Wrapping Paper &/or Magazine Sale – September

Coordinate with company, promote, distribute order forms to students with directions, collect orders and money, fill orders and distribute to students for delivery, prepare prizes.

Auction – November

SMS Friends and families donate items for bidding. Committees include Acquisitions, Check – In, Check – Out, Decorations, Raffle, Food – Drinks, Newsletter, Ornaments, Silent Auction, and Ticket Sales. This is one of our most successful and fun events!

Santa Shop – December

Help is needed shopping for items, obtaining donations, and handcrafting goods, as well as in helping the school children select gifts for their families during the sale itself.

Carnival – May

Committee Chairs Needed!

You are asked to donate a minimum of two hours time during the weekend for each of your children. Committees include Food Booths, Entertainment, T-Shirts, Prizes, Game Booths, Advertising, Volunteer Coordinator, 5-K Run with the Eagles, White Elephant, Rides, Cake Walk, Bingo, Raffles. Booth sponsorships are available.

On-Going Fund Raisers

Redemption Programs

Contact: Office

Collect, count and collate General Mills box tops, Campbell labels, and / or Farm Fresh receipts.

Matthew’s Money

Contact: Amy Chesney

Located in the White House on th school campus. Take and fill orders that are sent in. Help promote overall sales and grade level contests throughout the year. Purchases of Matthew’s Money also counts 1 hour for each $300.00 purchased.

Spirit Shop

Contact: LaDonna Sinsabaugh

Located in the White House on the school campus. Open daily from 7:30-12:00 when school is in session.

Other Opportunities

Athletics

Contact: Mike Fencil

There are many opportunities to help in the areas of coaching, coordinating, clean up and cheering on the St. Matthew’s Eagles.

Cafeteria

Contact: Ms. Taylor

Help the cafeteria staff between 11:15 and 12:30 with ice cream sales, food distribution, collecting tickets, etc.

Class Parties

Contact: Head Room Parent

Bake cakes, send in party supplies, plan games, or assist in party preparation or on party day itself.

Clubs

St. Matthew’s offers several after school clubs. Examples are Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Lego League, etc

Family Directory

Contact: Office

A directory of all students, their parents, addresses and phone numbers by classroom is prepared every year and distributed to each family.

Field Trip Chaperones

Contact: Teacher

Help drive / chaperone your child’s field trips.

Grandparents’ Brunch

Contact: Mrs. Taylor

Help with reservations, decorations, serving, and clean up.

Parent and Teacher Guild

Plan the school year events and help coordinate the fundraisers. Officers are President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. Everyone is needed.

Library

Contact: Mrs. Ziegenfuss

Stack and repair books, read to the children, help with Book Fair.

 

Maintenance – Building

Contact: Office

Something always needs fixing – help keep our school in tip-top shape. Come paint or help in repairs and maintenance.

Musicales – Christmas & Spring

Contact: Mrs. Alberto

Our two musicales each year are at Christmas and in the spring. Help is needed in setting up and decorating, as well as in making costumes for participants.

Office

Contact: Office

Put your organizational skills to work. help our hard working staff keep things running smoothly. Come collate, stuff, type or run equipment with the best of them.

Parking Lot Duty

Contact: Office

Assist student patrol in maintaining traffic flow and protecting our children. Assistance needed in morning and in afternoon.

Reading / Math Assistance

Contact: Classroom Teacher

Help in the classroom or with small groups of children.

Room Parent

Contact: Classroom Teacher

Help your child’s teacher in many ways. Examples are holiday party planning, field trips, special events, phone tree and Carnival sign-ups.

Sixth Grade Play – Spring

Contact: Mrs. Blind

Help make this annual event a success. Contact Mrs. Blind or your sixth grade teacher for information.

Teach a Class

Contact: Office or Teacher

Do you have special knowledge that you’d like to share with our student body or faculty? We’d love to have your come in and teach a class in your area of expertise.

Teacher Appreciation Day / Teacher Luncheon

Contact: PTG

Help let our teachers know how much we appreciate their efforts. Help is needed with the luncheon – food preparation, serving, watching the classes for the teachers, and clean up, during Catholic Schools week in January.

Teacher Assistance

Contact: Teacher

Assist teachers in classroom work such as creating bulletin boards, punching letters, etc.

Tutoring

Contact: Office or Teacher

Every subject can use help. Share your talents.

Uniform Swap – All Year

Contact: LaDonna Sinsabaugh

Turn in your gently used uniforms that no longer fit your child and acquire the next size at a discounted price. Located in the White House on the school campus. Open when school is in session from 7:30am to noon.

Volunteer Coordinators

Provide reports of hours served. Act as Liaison between those needing assistance and those wanting to assist.