Volunteer

We can’t do it without you! Volunteering is a great way to get involved at Harris Hill. There is an opportunity for everyone!!!

Harris Hill Parent Volunteer Opportunities

The following is a list of special activities at Harris Hill that depend on parental support. You can help by volunteering for any or all of the activities, for as much or as little time as you have to share. Even an hour of your time is valuable and will be greatly appreciated by both the children and the teachers. As the event draws closer, the event coordinator will contact you regarding specific duties. Events are organized by the general committee they fall under; committee chairs are noted above each category.

Harris Hill Relations Committee: Chairperson – Christine Nail

EVENT

DATE(S)

EVENT DESCRIPTION

ENews

Ongoing

Volunteers format electronic submissions into a weekly email blast to PTA subscribers.
Hotline Newsletter

Ongoing

The Hotline is a biweekly newsletter for the Harris Hill community.  Volunteers needed to compile articles for the newsletter using Publisher software (provided).
Website

Ongoing

Volunteers are needed to help keep our website up-to-date and loaded with information regarding dates, events, and news!
Gardens

Ongoing

The entrance way to Harris Hill is spruced up by volunteers. Gardeners are needed to help keep our building beautiful and welcoming.
Reflections Art Program

Sept-Nov

Reflections is a national PTA program celebrating the arts.  Volunteers are needed to help with various aspects of organizing and running this program.
Student Directory

Sept-Oct

Volunteers are needed to help compile and distribute the Student Directory.
Yearbook

Sept-March

Volunteers needed to aid in the artistic and technological creation and distribution of Harris Hill’s yearbook.

 Walk the Talk Committee:    Chairperson – Emily Kiriazidis

EVENT

DATE(S)

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Community Services Committee

Ongoing

Volunteers are needed to help coordinate Harris Hill participation in community events.
Veterans Day

November

We are looking for people to work with faculty members to help coordinate and publicize our annual Veterans Day Celebration.
Make a Difference Day

October

Publicize, coordinate and collect canned goods for the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf.
Friendship Club

Ongoing

Volunteers are needed to help coordinate and chaperone activities.

Ways and Means Committee: Chairperson – Krista Hart

EVENT

DATE(S)

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Fall Fundraiser

Fall

Help is needed to hand out orders received as part of our fall fundraiser. Volunteers are needed for after school and evening hours.
Book Fair

October

This event is a fundraiser for our library.  Help is needed in setting up, aiding students in choosing books and tallying up all purchases.
General Mills Box Tops Rewards

Ongoing

Volunteers are needed to clip and count Box Tops for Education.  This is done at home a few times throughout the year.  Harris Hill receives 10 cents per box top redeemed.
Square One Art
Fall
Volunteers are needed to help distribute orders.
School Pictures

September

Help our children look their best for that special picture. We need volunteers who are good at straightening collars and combing hair.
Harris Hill Raffle
Spring
Volunteers are needed to help organize and draw raffle tickets.

Social Committee: Chairperson – Shauna Williams

EVENT

DATE(S)

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Halloween Spooktacular

October

A night of entertainment for the entire family – tons of Halloween fun for all ages.  Parents needed to help with planning, setting up, assisting with games, giving out treats and cleaning up.
Boys Night Out

Spring

A time for mothers and sons to spend some time together. Parents needed to plan and coordinate this event.  Possible set up refreshment, clean up, tickets sales, etc.
Bingo Night

TBD

A night of bingo fun for the entire family.  There will be prizes and food.  Volunteers are needed to help plan this event as well as to setup and work different stations on the night of the event.
Winter Wonderland

Winter

A time for fathers and daughters to share a special evening together. Help is needed in planning the event and working that evening.
Fun Day Ice Cream Social

June

Join us in celebrating the end of the school year at Harris Hill. This event takes place during the school day.  Ice Cream sundaes and fun for all the children at our school.  Help is needed in serving the ice cream.
5th Grade Committee

Ongoing

Fifth grade parents needed to volunteer on this committee to put together the end of the year events for the 5th graders, including the slide show and bash.
Movie Night

Winter

Volunteers needed to assist in the organization and the distribution of tickets for this event.
Red Wings Night

Spring

Volunteers needed in the organization and the ticket sales of this event.

School Programs: Chairperson – Michelle Pellicano

EVENT

DATE(S)

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Conservation Club

Ongoing

Volunteers may be needed to coordinate and run meetings and activities.
Reading Incentive Program

Jan – March

Volunteers needed to help tally reading minutes in each Hex.
Teacher Luncheon

June

Show Harris Hill teachers and staff your appreciation for all that they have done during the school year. This event takes place during the day after the school year is over. Volunteers are needed provide food and help with the event.
Staff Appreciation Day

May

Volunteers needed to help plan a day of activities to show our teachers and staff how lucky we are to have them!
Harris Hill Academy

Jan-Mar

Volunteers are needed to share a special talent with children after school.
Night of 1000 Stars

Winter

Volunteers are needed to help plan and implement this awesome night of stars!
Arts in Education
Spring
Volunteers (2) needed to hang and take down two dozen pieces of artwork for the District Budget Vote.Volunteers are needed to coordinate and organize an upcoming author/illustrator visit for our Arts in Education Festival. Presentations will occur during the school day for students and in the evening for families.

Other:

General Library Assistance

 Ongoing

The Harris Hill Library is in need of volunteers to help children select books, work at the checkout desk and re-shelf books.
Volunteer Pool

Ongoing

Please consider having your name placed into a volunteer pool to be called as needed!

As we enter Harris Hill School as volunteers and employees, we will remember to respect the privacy of our children, their families and each other. All that we hear, see or read will remain confidential.