Volunteering

Get Involved — Volunteer!

Weaver PTA is an entirely volunteer run organization and we need your help! 
 
Studies show that parental involvement in a child's education is one of the most important factors in raising a child's self esteem and academic achievement. 
 
There are many different opportunities for parental involvement. Take a look at the list below for some opportunities.  Then fill out this simple form to let us know what your interest and availability are.  
 
Get involved and join the #weareweaver community!
 

 

 

 

PROGRAMS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVOLVEMENT

Weaver has many ways in which to become involved. Whether you want to volunteer your time by participating on a committee,  serving as chair or co-chair of an event/program, lending your expertise, skills, or talents in a particular area, or just attending, there is a place for you!

 

The following is a listing of Weaver’s events and programs, each of which is volunteer led and run – and we are always open to new and innovative ideas so don’t be afraid to offer those up as well. We invite you to get involved and help to continue the tradition of making Weaver a great place to learn, create lasting friendships and have fun!

 

LISTEN AND LEARN - THE ARTS AT WEAVER

 

Inspire Art at Weaver
Inspire Art highlights artists throughout the school year. Through assemblies and art projects, students learn about the life and artistic style of each artist. Art projects are taught by parent volunteers in each classroom, focusing on an artistic element such as texture, shape, color, value, and line.

 

Reflections – Art Expression & Recognition Program

The Reflections program allows students to submit an entry to be judged in one of the following artistic categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. Artwork may be recognized at the local, state, and national levels. Volunteer Chairs work in partnership to promote the program, coordinate the collection of art pieces and all the details of entries, and recognition of awards following the judging.

 

Imagination Machine- Creative Writing Program brought to Life

All students participate by writing a creative story as directed by the teacher in their classroom.  One original story from each grade level is selected and performed by actors during an assembly for the entire school.

 

FAMILY SOCIALS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Popsicle Social & Movie Night (first event of the school year)

Weaver kicks off the school year with a Popsicle Social and Movie Night under the stars. This is a wonderful opportunity for families to come together in a casual setting to socialize, bond and to enjoy an evening of fun and enjoyment in a relaxing setting. Parent volunteers coordinate all the details and work as a team with local Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts to help serve popsicles and ensure the success of the event.

 

Jog-A-Thon (fall)

Jog-A-Thon has become a signature event at Weaver in which students reach out to family and friends to raise money for their participation in running laps around a track in a fun-filled fitness day. This is one of Weaver’s primary PTA fundraisers of the year which supports the funding of a variety of programs and opportunities for enrichment for the students throughout the school year. This event is led by a volunteer chair/co-chairs and a team of parents who coordinate all the details of this dynamic event.

 

Red Ribbon Week (fall)

This parent coordinated event highlights a week of activities designed to encourage awareness and drug prevention.

 

Carnival (fall or winter)

One of PTA’s biggest events of the year features an all-school Carnival which includes game booths, attractions, rides, food, and endless opportunities for fun. This parent-led event takes a village and labor of love to coordinate and implement. It’s a wonderful way to become involved and meet other parents while truly helping to raise money to support PTA’s efforts to make Weaver a Great Place to Learn.

 

Book Fair (fall and spring)

Twice a year Weaver partners with Scholastic Books to provide a school-wide Book Fair. Parents help in a variety of ways including overseeing the operations of the week-long event, helping students and parents to select (age-appropriate) books, running the cash registers and so much more. The Book Fair helps to promote literacy while raising funds to support reading programs and books at Weaver.

 

Bingo Night (fall)

Grab your dabber and enjoy a night of good-old-fashioned fun with a casual dinner and a game of Bingo with your Weaver family and friends. Whether you’ve played 100 times or it’s your first time, this fun-filled night is sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face as bingo letters and numbers are called and cards filled. This is a fun way for parents to volunteer their time and efforts in a low-key and casual night.

 

STEAM Fair and Interactive Science Presentation

Students have the opportunity to create unique science projects/experiments or to research scientific inquiries which are presented at Weaver’s annual STEAM Fair.  In collaboration with LAHS Growing Up STEM club, the students bring hands-on labs onto Weaver’s campus for a Science Night.

 

Summer Jam (end of the year)

Celebrate the end of the school year at Weaver’s annual Summer Jam – a free outdoor concert for families featuring a live band, photo booth, food trucks, dancing, prizes, and fun. Coordinated by a team of volunteers this is another signature event that has a long history of family fun.

 

 

Talent Show (end of the year)

All students are invited to participate and show off their talent to the whole school at the end of the year Talent Show. Acts can be solo performances or in pairs or groups and have included singing, dancing, comedy, playing of musical instruments and so much more! Fifth-graders are also invited to do a repeat performance at the annual Summer Jam event. Orchestrated and coordinated by parent volunteers this is a wonderful way in which to become involved and work closely with the students.

 

THE BEST WE CAN BE - SCHOOL SPIRIT AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

 

First Day Photos

Volunteers take individual photos of ALL students on the first day of school and send them home for a keepsake memory.

 

Yearbook – Making Lasting Memories

The yearbook committee takes pictures throughout the school year; documenting events, smiles and everyday fun and adventures then creates a beautiful book of memories for students to treasure.

 

Hospitality Committee

Whether it's a special event, a special guest, annual Teacher's holiday luncheon, or Teacher Appreciation week, the hospitality committee’s job is to oversee all the details and coordination of cooking, baking, preparing floral arrangements, purchasing decor, or picking up and serving food at each event. 

 

Winkos – Copy Center at Weaver

Run by a team of volunteers, Winkos is Weaver’s on-site room for teachers' copying, laminating, binding needs, and so much more. Room parents and volunteers help teachers by utilizing this workspace; allowing teachers to spend more of their time in the classroom.

 

4th Grade Sacramento Fieldtrip

Students travel to Sacramento on a one-day field trip to experience and learn first-hand about the intricacies of the government office as well as the history of California.

 

5th Grade Ambassadors Program – Leadership and Community Service

Ambassadors learn leadership skills as they participate as hands-on community service volunteers at Weaver, leading by example and attending engaging and educational monthly meetings.

5th Grade Promotion

A committee of PTA volunteers organizes a week of activities for the 5th grade class, which includes the promotion ceremony, fun day, BBQ, Staff vs Students kickball, t-shirts, and more!

 

SPREAD THE WORD – READING AT WEAVER

 

Rachel’s Reading Garden – A reading sanctuary at Weaver

The reading garden is a serene spot for students to read independently, with friends, or with others including their classmates. Our all-volunteer crew maintains the garden on a weekly basis by mowing, weeding, watering, and ensuring that the plants continue to thrive.

 

The Giving Tree – Celebrating student birthdays at school

Celebrating student birthdays at Weaver is fun and easy!  Student birthdays are announced each week at flag ceremony and once a month book tokens and a customized bookmark are distributed by the principal. Parents have an opportunity to recognize and honor their child by making a donation in advance to this program.  In addition, students can be recognized on the marquee.

 

 

 

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