CALLING ALL GRATTAN FAMILIES! Volunteers Needed for Our Annual Inclusion Carnival!
Fri, Apr 19 7:15am-11:15am
Grattan Elementary
2 days before

Hi Grattan Families!

 

There has been a  call for volunteers from our Special Education staff and teachers, and WE NEED YOUR HELP! 

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THE INCLUSION CARNIVAL ON April 19th!  

 

We would love to have our General Education population get to know our SPED teachers, paras, students and families, as we are all a part of the same amazing Grattan community.  As a school, we feel inclusion is one of the foundations of Grattan, and we want everyone to feel a strong sense of community when they walk through those front doors in the morning. 

 

Parents of General Education students often miss the chance to meet these awesome kids and teachers, and so we are offering up some ongoing opportunities to get to know just how special Grattan is through volunteering in their classrooms and in their Inclusion Carnival.  

Please try to make this one.  It is truly special, and our SPED team works incredibly hard on it every year.  They need your help and would love to get to know all of the families at Grattan.

 

Shifts are typically short, but please feel free to sign up for the entire Carnival, if you can!  The event is not very long, and the most intensive part will be setting up tearing down.   G.E. classrooms will take turns visiting the Carnival and will have 15 minute turns.  Parents are needed to man booths with the SPED teachers and students, and also to help navigate the younger (K-1) students through the Carnival in a timely manner.

The shortened time limits are for the benefit of our SPED students, but also requires we be vigilant about time.  When volunteering, please be mindful that a calm disposition is key.  Mellow and kind is the mantra we use during this event, and it helps all of our students enjoy the event much more!  

 

Thank you, Grattan Community!  You rock!


Jobs

Morning Set-Up/Help SpEd Staff Decorate and Set Up the Courtyard Signed Up: 2 / 3

Fri, Apr 19 7:15am-7:45am
Help SPED staff set up decoration for event.
Sign up

Gather Kids to Bring to Starting Point and Return Classes Signed Up: 2 / 2

Fri, Apr 19 7:55am-8:55am
Volunteer will remind classrooms of their upcoming time. Volunteer will help the classroom teachers bring the students down to the initiation platform where they will receive instructions on how to proceed and behavior expectations. Then, they will help teachers with returning the students to their classrooms when their time is up.

Gather Kids to Bring to Starting Point and Return Classes Signed Up: 2 / 2

Fri, Apr 19 9:00am-9:55am
Volunteer will remind classrooms of their upcoming time. Volunteer will help the classroom teachers bring the students down to the initiation platform where they will receive instructions on how to proceed and behavior expectations. Then, they will help teachers with returning the students to their classrooms when their time is up.

Gather Kids to Bring to Starting Point and Return Classes Signed Up: 2 / 2

Fri, Apr 19 9:55am-11:15am
Volunteer will remind classrooms of their upcoming time. Volunteer will help the classroom teachers bring the students down to the initiation platform where they will receive instructions on how to proceed and behavior expectations. Then, they will help teachers with returning the students to their classrooms when their time is up.

Manage Kids at Carnival Signed Up: 1 / 1

Fri, Apr 19 7:55am-8:55am
Help manage students during actual carnival and transitions, at booths. Guide students from booth to booth, and encourage them to try different stations.

Guide Kids to Stations/Circulate Kids During the Event Signed Up: 1 / 1

Fri, Apr 19 8:55am-9:55am
Help manage students during actual carnival and transitions, at booths.

Guide Kids to Stations/Circulate Kids During the Event Signed Up: 1 / 1

Fri, Apr 19 9:55am-11:15am
Help manage students during actual carnival and transitions, at booths.

Volunteer Coordinator Signed Up: 1 / 1

Fri, Apr 19 7:55am-11:15am
This volunteer will collaborate with Ms. Megan and SPED teachers on needs and wants of volunteers, and then be the point person to answer questions and direct.

Photographer Signed Up: 0 / 1

Fri, Apr 19 7:55am-11:15am
Take photos of all students (gen ed and sdc) throughout the carnival.
Sign up

Clean Up Crew! Signed Up: 3 / 3

Fri, Apr 19 7:55am-9:00am
This crew will be helping with breaking down and putting away the event!