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Call for Volunteers!

Parent volunteers contribute to many areas of school life and are a major part of any school’s success. All ACES School Council members (other than the principal, vice principal, and teacher representative), are volunteers. In like manner, ACES School Council depends on other volunteers to help keep ongoing programs running smoothly, and council-coordinated events vibrant, and even achievable. Volunteering is a great way to get to know the parent community, obtain first-hand knowledge of what goes on at school,  and to help ensure ACES remains a great place for our children to go to school!

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Volunteer Connect, Build, Change

Did you know you don’t have to be a council member to attend meetings? You are invited to come out to any or all council meetings (held the second Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the ACES library)! At ACES School Council meetings you will learn about the issues and activities that impact our students’ learning environment and opportunities for parents to get involved. You will get information about the school and its programs directly from the principal, vice principal, and teacher representative. Most importantly, you will have a forum to share your thoughts, feedback, and ideas for how we can all help make ACES an even better place for our children to learn!

 

Just as you don’t have to be a council member to attend meetings, you don’t have to be one to help out! Without volunteers, ACES School Council would not be able to run the lunch program or host iconic school events that help bring the community together while raising funds for the school such as The Halloween Family Dance and End of Year BBQ. ACES School Council has a range of activities and programs that require volunteer support throughout the year.

Get Involved: Make a Difference



ACES School Council Volunteer Opportunities 2018 - 2019

School Council

ACES School Council

Elections take place in September: consider becoming a member! Or, just attend a meeting here and there to learn what’s happening, and share your thoughts! Please note: only council members have an official vote.

Lunch Program

Hot Lunch Program: October to June

Whenever you can, help sort and deliver hot dogs (every 1st Wednesday of the month, Subway (every 3rd Wednesday of the month), and pizza (every Friday) Please contact aceslunchprogram@gmail.com

Halloween Dance

Family Halloween Dance: October 25th, 2018

Usually takes place on a Thursday right before Halloween. Shifts include: set-up and decorate, collect money, and sell pizza/popcorn/drinks, supervise hallways, clean-up.

Pink Cake

Cake Raffle: February 11th, 2019

Usually takes place on a Monday right before Valentine’s Day. Donate a nut-free, edible cake, or a non-edible “cake” that can be enjoyed by anyone with food restrictions. Help receive and display donations on morning of. Help supervise raffle process as classes take turns doing their cake walk. Help wrap cakes for winners!

Popcorn

Popcorn Days: March 19th, 26th, April 2nd & 9th, 2019

Usually takes place during 1st Nutrition Break in the weeks leading up to Movie Night. Shifts include: counting & distributing popcorn to grade 6 helpers, coaching them on what to do and where to be, etc.

Movie Night

Movie Night: April 11th, 2019

Usually takes place on an evening before a P.A. day in April. Shifts include: set-up, guarding entrances & exits, selling vouchers, operating concession stands, and clean-up.


Thank you teachers and staff

Teacher & Staff Appreciation: June 7th, 2019

Usually occurs on a P. A. Day in June. Donate nut-free, room temperature-safe food items to be enjoyed by a deserving staff as they work on our children’s progress reports!  

Community BBQ

Community BBQ: June 13th, 2019

Help plan beforehand, or on the day or, or both! Please contact acesschoolbbq@gmail.com for more details.

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Not Sure?

Contact ACES School Council Chair, or any Council Member, to get you in touch with where help is needed!

If you are interested in volunteering in your child’s classroom, please contact your child’s teacher directly.


Many hands make light work

As children graduate from ACES, so do their associated parents volunteers. This means there’s always room for more volunteers. Please consider volunteering in an area that interests you. Your contribution is invaluable and helps make the school a better place for our children, teachers and community. Whether once, on occasion, or a more regular basis, your help and commitment are always greatly appreciated!


Please contact acesschoolcouncil@gmail.com to see how you can get started!


 

Whether you have accompanied your child on a field trip, volunteered for Scientists in School, shelved books in the library, popped in at 2nd nutrition break to help out with lunch, made play dough at home, attended a dance, or reminded your child about an upcoming Spirit Day, ACES School Council is grateful to all community members who volunteer at and support ACES in any capacity! Many thanks to each of you!

Thank you


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