Give a little * Get a lot
How can you help Sun Valley School shine? By joining our team of dedicated volunteers! Sun Valley parents and community members log over 2,500 hours a year to help our students. That's no small potatoes. So we could use your help.
Contact volunteer co-coordinators Ariel Gutierrez and Bethany Womack with any questions, ideas, offerings of your time...
Open Volunteer Positions
The PTO has opportunities to help out in jobs jobs both big and small. Look out for "calls to action" in your weekly PTO newsletter and your monthly Grade Level Rep email. These jobs require as much time as you can give and don't have a long commitment period.
Come January, the auction team will be looking for volunteers to help solicit donations, do data entry, help with the party and more. How can you help? Let them know your skill-set and your availability and they'll find something for you to do.
A couple of times each year, the PTO hosts a potluck lunch courtesy of our wonderful and talented families. When your Grade Level Rep sends out a request for help, consider signing up for your secret-recipe brownies, or grab your favorite takeout dish, or just sign up for drinks!
Throughout the year the PTO and various groups (Dad's Club, Garden Club) host community building or fundraising events that depend on parent participation. These are great opportunities for many parents to lend a hand as they're usually outside of traditional work hours and the whole family can come along with you! (Bonus: Your kids see you helping out and think you're a hero.) You'll be notified though the weekly PTO newsletters, so keep an eye out.
The district-wide organization, HeadsUp, hosts two fundraisers each year in which you can get involved. HeadsUp is an amazing organization that funds 1st-5th grade music at all San Rafael City Schools as well as providing funding for a variety of other needs at all city-wide campuses.
Where do you come in? Like PTO, HeadsUp is run by volunteers and needs your help to succeed. Look out for opportunities in the fall to help out at Carnival, and again in the spring, to help out at Rock n Run.