WinterFest craft table Volunteer
FAMILY SERVICES chair
The Family Services chair organizes monthly school donations to The Works. Including:
Winter Coat Drive
Holiday Baskets Food
The Family Services works as the liaison between The Works and LFP Elementary for the Back to School event in August. This position can be in communication with the school’s Family Advocate to determine further needs for our school community.
family and community engagment chair
Family Engagement is a shared effort of families, schools, and community leaders to advance programs, practices, and policies that empower every parent/legal guardian to make their child’s potential a reality.
Conduct an assessment of the demographics of our school (race, culture, ability level, etc.) and examine previous representation of these groups in the PTA.
After identifying under-represented groups, review previous PTA activities and messaging to analyze opportunities where inclusion can be improved.
Create opportunities to listen to families (surveys, focus groups, listening sessions) to learn specific ways they would like to be more engaged with their child’s learning.
Work in collaboration with the FACE Chair (and other board or committee members as appropriate) to design new initiatives that will help our PTA connect with unreached families. Use feedback from all groups to develop a realistic plan for improving engagement of unreached families.
Work with PTA board and committee leaders to infuse family engagement practices into existing activities.
Serve as a representative of the LFP PTA to the Shoreline PTA Council’s DEI/FACE Committee and share information with our PTA.
Perform additional duties as defined.
Work with the Advocacy Chair to determine our membership/school legislative priorities and attends council legislative meetings, reports at monthly Board meetings, assist in writing articles for newsletters, and attends both Legislative Assembly and Focus Day. Attend Board of Directors meetings. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the PTA President at firstname.lastname@example.org
The nominating committee (to be elected at November meeting) is critical to the success of the PTA and serves to recognize and recruit the most qualified people available for elected PTA positions. Members of the nominating committee are elected by our members. Committee work includes holding confidential meetings, reviewing nominations, and searching for the best qualified candidates for leadership roles in your PTA. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the PTA President at email@example.com
The Spelling Bee committee needs two volunteers to assist with spelling bee practices in January and February. This requires a commitment of 8 practices for 45 minutes each. Then volunteers are needed to attend the official spelling bee on February 29th. Activities include teaching rules of the spelling bee and leading fun spelling games. All rules, games, supplies, spelling words, and guidance will be provided, so this is a great opportunity for someone who wants to dip their toes into a volunteer activity.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Heritage Festival Committee
We are bringing back the popular Heritage Festival which was on hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This festival celebrates the cultural diversity and family heritage of our Lake Forest Park Elementary community through art, food, and history. The committee is recruiting 2-3 volunteers who can help plan this one day event through soliciting participants to put on displays and activities. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the PTA Laura at email@example.com
hip FOOD BAG PICKUP/DROP OFF
Our school partners with Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) to provide some students with food bags for the weekend. The bags need to be picked up and the empty boxes returned. Sign up to help here!
Thank you! If you have questions, email Family Advocate Susie Moore or call her at 206-393-1332.
the works volunteer
Volunteers are essential to keeping the shop organized and well stocked. Helpers will sort and hang clothes - find a friend and sign up to help out together, once a year, or once a month! Sign up here!
Questions? Email The WORKS at firstname.lastname@example.org
dolphin for a day
You can sign up for a half day (just on Tuesdays or Thursdays) or a full day. On your Dolphin day, you will spend some time helping in your child's class, but you'll also go to other classrooms. You'll likely help out in the library and at recess (dress for the weather). And you can plan on having lunch with your child.
If you have not completed a background check this year, you can do that here. If you have any questions, you can contact the LFP Family Advocate, Susie Moore, at email@example.com or 206-393-1332.
Background checks must be complete. Call the front office to confirm yours has come back.
To be the Dolphin for a Day, sign up here!