John Green PFC

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Student Programs, Events and Volunteering

Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless,
but because they're priceless.  ~Sherry Anderson

ACTIVITY, EVENTS and PROGRAMS DESCRIPTIONS


Studies show that students do better in school when their parents are involved.   Parent volunteers are critical to the success and continuation of the many academic and community-building programs PFC sponsors annually.  Chairing an activity is a great way to collaborate with friends and meet new people in the process.   Click here for 10 more great reasons to get involved.  If you have any questions, please email Director of Volunteers: [email protected].


Gator Gallop:  A jog/walk-a-thon and John Green’s primary FUNdraising for the year!  Encourages students to participate by collecting donations from friendly faces while promoting the importance of physical fitness.  Volunteers needed to coordinate event and work the day of the event.


Fall Festival:  An annual carnival-like celebration with games, food, and lots of fun!  Many volunteers are needed to set up, decorate, work at various booths, make baked goods, and clean up.


Trunk or Treat: Trunk or Treat is where kids trick or treat from trunk to trunk!  Volunteers decorate the trunks of their cars and pass out candy. 


Red Ribbon Week:  National drug prevention week.  Promotes and encourages children to make good choices.  Volunteers needed to help support the program by establishing spirit dress up days, decorating the school with red ribbons, and clean up.


Winter Wonderland Gift Shop:  A fun event for students to shop for inexpensive holiday gifts and surprise their families!  Volunteers will help to set up the shop and assist children in selecting gifts within their budget.


Family Movie Night:  A fun and relaxing night for families to camp out and watch a family-friendly movie together.  Chairperson will coordinate event, distribute flyers and posters, and handle audio-visual equipment.


Donuts with Dad:  A fun morning for Dads to have breakfast with their children before school. Volunteers will set-up, serve, and clean up this event.


Read Across America:  A national weeklong event to encourage the love of reading for all children.  Chairperson will coordinate with school staff some fun reading events throughout the year.  Volunteers will help with a book exchange and other events planned.


Science Fun Fair:  Green’s very own science fun fair is held in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR).  Chairperson(s) will coordinate event with school staff.  Children prepare a science experiment, create a science board, and the board is displayed at Green’s science fun fair.  The fun fair is held during an evening for all families to attend.  Volunteers needed to pass out board, set up, interview students, and clean up.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade:  Dublin’s very own annual town parade.  Held on a Saturday morning in March for St. Patrick’s Day.  John Green’s students and staff will dress in their Green spirit wear and proudly march in the parade.


Muffins with Mom:  A special morning for moms to share breakfast with their children before school. Volunteers will set-up, serve, and clean up this event.


Green’s Pride Day:  Coincides with Dublin’s Pride Day.  Usually held on a Saturday.  Volunteers will come together and help clean Green’s campus.  Pick up trash, do some weeding, maybe some necessary painting or upkeep.


Teacher’s Appreciation:  A national celebration of our wonderful teachers. Chairperson will coordinate with volunteers help, a teacher luncheon as well as some other fun treats for the teachers.  Room parents will coordinate something special for their teachers.


Field Day:  A fun day to promote physical fitness and to celebrate the end of the school year!  Chairs will coordinate a variety of events and work with the staff for the day’s schedule.  Volunteers will help set up, run the stations, and clean up afterwards.


Ongoing throughout the school year

Spirit Wear:  Chairperson will coordinate the sale and delivery of Green’s spirit wear.  Volunteers will assist with distribution and orders.


Breakfast Book Club: This event is held every 2nd Wednesday of the month.  The club encourages reading in a fun environment for all grade levels.  Breakfast is served by volunteers.  Children then go into their reading group which is led by parent volunteers.  Children receive a different book every month.


Art in Action:  Bringing the colorful world of art to the classroom!  Volunteers will lead pre-planned art lessons in the classrooms.  Training and all supplies are provided.


Junior Achievement:  Pre-planned lessons to teach children real life business practices into the classroom.  All grade appropriate.  Bring real world experiences to the classroom using a program developed by the Junior Achievement organization.  Volunteers will receive training and will lead several ½ hour lessons in the classroom.


Academic Enrichment: Want to bring more STEM-related activities to Green?  Want to spark creativity and the joy of discovery within our children?  We’re looking for parents with a passion for supporting these types of fun and engaging activities.


Box Tops:  Fundraiser for school.  Coordinate to send in donated box tops to manufacturer to raise funds for school.


Copy Squad:  Assist teachers and staff by making copies for them and doing simple office work, such as stapling packets, laminating, collating, etc.  Chairperson will coordinate days and times with volunteer’s schedules.


Yearbook:  An annual yearbook of students, staff, and fun, is prepared by parent volunteers.  Volunteers need to take pictures, create and publish the book, sell and distribute yearbooks.


Book Fair:  Held both fall and spring.  A Scholastic bookstore right in Green’s library.  Volunteers will assist with set up, merchandise sales, and clean up.


School Supplies: Volunteer helps coordinate and distribute school supplies ordered


Contact Information:


Spiritwear:  [email protected]

Yearbook:   [email protected]

Art in Action:  [email protected]

Breakfast Book Club: [email protected]

Junior Achievement: [email protected]

We are asking each parent to volunteer for one event, for just one hour at the minimum and some events take place before or after work hours.


If you are interested in volunteering, coordinating an event or program, or if you have a question, please email [email protected]