Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunity: MES Winter Book Fair

If you are interested, please sign up for any slots that you will be able to volunteer using the sign up genius link below (it includes set up Friday and family events Sat. and Thurs). Please remember, if you do sign up for any of the indoor shifts, you will need to be an approved CHCCS volunteer.

Sign Up Genius, MES Book Fair: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4CA4AA2AA0F85-book

CHCCS Volunteer Sign Up: https://www.chccs.org/Page/11070

MES Volunteer Opportunity

If you are interested in helping support at MES with one on one tutoring or supporting students in small groups, please complete this district volunteer form. Juliane Lewis, one of our amazing parents will be helping organize this specific volunteer opportunity at MES. All volunteers must submit a new application and be approved by the volunteer office before beginning. All volunteers must be fully vaccinated. Please stay tuned for a sign up form from Ms. Lewis in next week's newsletter.

MES Volunteer Opportunity - Art Room Volunteers

Ms. Zincone is in need of one or two parent volunteers who can help in the Art room a few hours each week. Parents must use this link, https://www.chccs.org/domain/2514 and be cleared through the district volunteer office. If interested, please start the application process and email Ms. Zincone for further details.

MES PTA Volunteer Interest Form

The McDougle Elementary School PTA has high hopes for an engaging and community building year. We can't do it without the help of parents, friends and family. Join the Pod by filling out our volunteer interest form, and help make this year a success!

Because of Covid Protocols, there are fewer in-person volunteer positions available during school hours, however there are many ways you can support McDougle Elementary School. Thank you in advance for your help. The MES PTA Board looks forward to an amazing year. Membership is not required to volunteer. We hope that you will encourage your child/children to attend a PTA sponsored event in order to celebrate being part of our wonderful shared MES Dolphin community!

For more information about many of the roles within the PTA, including detailed descriptions of leadership positions and committees, please click here. If you are interested in learning more about any of these positions, or about additional volunteer opportunities, please email any MES PTA Board member. We welcome your thoughts and opinions, and we thank you in advance for your time and help!

MES PTA Volunteer Opportunity - Tent Upkeep Team

If you are interested in helping maintain the tents at McDougle Elementary School (helping to secure before and after storms, relocating tents to adjust for teacher's needs, etc.), please email Andrew Nenque at andrew@nenque.com.

District Level Volunteer Opportunity - Get Involved with SNAC

The Special Needs Advisory Council (SNAC) is organized with four current workgroups. The members of these workgroups study areas of concern brought forward by its members and the special needs community. We then collaborate with district staff and advocate on these issues to the District, Superintendent, and Board of Education. We invite you to read below to learn more about each workgroup. Please fill out the form attached if you would like to join a workgroup listserv or the general SNAC email listserv, which sends communications about monthly meetings, resources, and important updates. Even if you are unable to attend workgroup meetings, the leaders do send out email communications.

Our four current workgroups include:

General Education Workgroup - working on behalf of students with IEPs or 504s who are placed in general education/grade level classrooms. Areas of study include:

  • Co-teaching

  • Support for social skills and executive functioning in high school

  • Support for students when group work is required in high school

  • Improved instruction for students with dyslexia

  • Support for families during remote learning

Adapted Curriculum Workgroup - working on behalf of students who are in system level adapted curriculum classes on the extended content standards. Areas of study include:

  • Staff retention and support

  • Literacy Supports

  • Augmentative Communication Technology

  • Professional Development

  • Progress and safety of AC Students

  • Loss of vocational rehabilitation during the pandemic

Secondary Transition Workgroup - working to improve post-secondary transition opportunities for high school students with IEPs. Areas of study include:

  • Family access to transition resources and processes during remote learning.

  • Implementation of student transition plans

  • Community Engagement with Lincoln Center, especially in how to create job training opportunities during and after the pandemic

  • Advocacy for OCS students missing school and community based work training hours during remote learning.

Twice Exceptional (2E) Workgroup - working on behalf of students who have an IEP or 504 and are identified as gifted. Areas of study include:

  • Advocacy for families during remote learning

  • Supporting and training for teachers and staff

  • Communication with Powerschool and coordinating multiple services such as gifted, EC, 504, guidance, and Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS)

  • Code of Conduct/SROs

Click here to fill out the google form to join a workgroup listserv or our SNAC email listserv.


Lindsay Bedford

SNAC Chair


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