Parents Association & Volunteering
Parent participation at Green Acres is vital to the life of the school and our community. Parents are members of the Green Acres School Corporation as defined in the Bylaws and are encouraged to attend the Corporation Meeting(s) each year. We also encourage parents to volunteer at school. Grade parents may call to request help with a special activity, project, or field trip. In addition, parents may join many Board committees and may volunteer throughout the year to help with GASPA functions or classroom activities. Please feel free to contact Board committee chairs, GASPA committee chairs, or teachers to volunteer at any time. Parents are also welcome to call the School to volunteer their help with our admission tours, library, and special events.
Below are several examples of volunteer opportunities that occur throughout the year:
PIZZA-PASTA-CHICKEN LUNCH TUESDAYS
Each Tuesday, GASPA serves up a lunch with choices of pizza, chicken tenders, or pasta to those students who have registered. Completely run by parent volunteers, this weekly event provides a wonderful way to meet other parents and staff and to see your children “in action.”
ALL-SCHOOL THANKSGIVING LUNCH
A celebration involving the entire school community from Pre-K through 8th grade, this is an event that warms the heart and highlights the essence of Green Acres School. Parents partner up with Middle School students and help serve a delicious catered lunch for the students and staff while listening to wonderful musical performances by Green Acres students.
Whether you have library experience, a love of books, or just like to be helpful to our wonderful library staff, this is a great opportunity to spend a few volunteer hours or a whole day.
Our teachers and staff do so much for our students and parents alike, but there never seem to be enough opportunities for us to thank them! Periodically throughout the year, and especially at parent-teacher conference times, we rely on parent volunteers to lend a hand by cooking or buying a dish for a staff appreciation lunch at the school, helping with set up or clean up, and general assistance with various staff appreciation efforts.
Held on campus and run entirely by volunteers and our library staff, the four-day festival features various volunteer opportunities from set up to clean up, assisting children with wish lists, helping with the bake sale, and assisting with evening family activities. The Book Festival is kicked off with a spin cycle event with proceeds benefitting teacher appreciation and spirit week throughout the week. There will also be evening family activities for all to enjoy.
The Annual Giving program at Green Acres School is our primary philanthropic effort. Our remarkable community shows long-standing support for this campaign with active participation each year. The program is directed by the school’s Admission Office.
FAMILY HERITAGE & TRADITIONS FAIR
This fair is a celebration of the heritage, traditions, and passions of our Green Acres families. Share your family heritage and traditions by hosting a family booth, bringing a favorite family dish to the potluck, performing at the fair, or volunteering to help with an activity.
Assisting with prospective family open houses, reaching out to potential new families, sharing your experiences as a current member of the school community are just a few of the many volunteer opportunities you will have as you help out our Admission staff with all the various admission events.
GARDENING (AROUND CAMPUS)
Whether you have a green thumb or not, volunteers are needed periodically throughout the year to help with various gardening projects around the school. This is another great opportunity to get the entire family involved!