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PATTERSON INTERNATIONAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

ONE TIME EVENTS

 Painting Storage Sheds – May 6 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The school has 2 existing storage sheds that need some scrapping and repainting.  They have also purchased a new shed that comes unpainted to save money. The 6th graders are in the process of finalizing projects that might entail painting the sheds including possible graphics, so we are waiting so see what support they might need.

School Carnival – Friday, May 12, 4:30-7:30

Approximately 25 volunteers are needed to help with carnival games, grilling hamburgers and hotdogs, and handling tickets.  The event is outside.

 They also need some small games, and have identified about 10 that we can construct including Corn Hole, Football Toss, Skeeball, and Frisbee Challenge. Help is needed with construction/painting, evenings/ weekends.

ONGOING

 Reading Assistance – 30 minutes, once a week, at the mutual convenience of the school and volunteers

 Shared reading, rather than a more traditional tutoring situation. Provides additional adult encouragement and contact.  This is the schools highest priority volunteer need at the moment.

 Painting Storage Sheds – May 6 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The school has 2 existing storage sheds that need some scrapping and repainting.  They have also purchased a new shed that comes unpainted to save money. The 6th graders are in the process of finalizing projects that might entail painting the sheds including possible graphics, so we are waiting so see what support they might need.  

 After School Clubs –  Clubs generally operate on a 6 week schedule, from 3:05 to 3:45pm, and meet once a week.

 Some are ongoing traditional activities like Choir, Band, Student Government, and Boy/Cub scouts (evening meeting).  Others are part of the Healthy School Initiative Program.  All after school participants receive a health snack, with funding coming from the school district and/or grant funding.  Approximately 400 kids participate in an after school program and receive a snack. 

 The goal is to have the Healthy Schools Initiative Clubs led by school parents, but this year, most have been headed up by teacher volunteers.  Some are run by outside groups, subject to school approval, that charge fees to participate.  An

example would be the Sticky Fingers Cooking club which is being offered the last part of the year, and charges $125 per participant, paid by participating families.

 Steve has attended most of the clubs, and in his opinion, there is little opportunity to assist, as the teachers do a great job of working with small groups. However, there is always an opportunity for a parent to lead an existing club or to identify a type of club they would like to lead.  Recently, a parent led a crochet club, but she has since moved on.  Starting in April, a parent is leading a 3-D Printing Club for the first time.  Parents are also leading a Pokémon Club, another first time club, and a Cursive Club, which has been ongoing.

 Other clubs being offered the last part of year, led by teacher volunteers, are Robotics, Yoga, Racquet Sports, Gamers Club (Electronic Games), and Legos.  

 Bocce Ball Court

Research, design and build a bocce ball court or two.  There is adequate room on the playground for this, but district facilities management would have to sign off before installation could begin.