This has been a difficult year for so many people. All of the parents are working so hard to make distance learning work for their children and balance their commitments. I believe that a significant part of what makes Hacienda special is the way that all of the parents, teachers, and staff uphold each other. In this spirit, if you have some bandwidth, I want to invite you to consider giving back to Hacienda by becoming part of HIPS as a volunteer. This is an opportunity to support our local school community. In order to continue offering community events and student programs, we need your help.
We have two open HIPS board positions that are critical. As part of the board, you participate in a group of people that are all committed to making Hacienda special and strong. The amount of time that you commit to a board role can be as little as 2-3 hours on average per week. We also have numerous volunteer needs for many of the programs. Even during this pandemic, we want to continue to hold events which enrich the lives of the students like Sprouts and Spring Fling. We also want to continue to encourage and recognize the teachers through programs like PESTS and room parenting.
Please consider how you can give back to the Hacienda community and continue to make our Hacienda community the best! See descriptions below and join us at the next HIPS Zoom meeting (Tuesday, November 17) to hear more information about volunteer opportunities. See calendar for Zoom link.
Open Executive Board positions
Events & Fundraising
Support Event & Fundraising leads by being main board contact for questions and guidance. Maintain HIPS Calendar of Events, working with school to ensure dates are approved. Attend Executive Board meetings (1st Tuesday of each month) and the monthly membership meeting (3rd Tuesday of each month). Some key events and fundraising efforts supported: Annual Giving Drive, Fall Festival, Book Fairs, Giving Tuesday & Spring Fling. Contact President@hips.rocks
Support Event & Program leads with volunteer needs. Organize Konstella announcements and hold volunteer recruitment fairs as needed. Assist with teacher and volunteer appreciation efforts. Manage volunteer spreadsheet, attend Executive Board meetings (1st Tuesday of each month) and the monthly membership meeting (3rd Tuesday of each month). Contact President@hips.rocks
Other HIPS volunteer needs:
Room Parent- check with your child’s teacher(s) and see if there is a room parent for your class. As a room parent, you will communicate with other parents and the teacher to see how to support programs and activities in the classroom. If you are a room parent or want to become one, please sign up on Konstella HERE.
PESTS- Sign-up to be a secret pal to a teacher or staff member. Once a month surprise your pal with a small act of kindness and appreciation. Sign-up HERE on Konstella.
Yearbook- Interested in helping with the yearbook? Sign-up to design pages HERE.
**5th Grade parents!! We need your help for a special 5th grade yearbook project**
Contact Alicia Gonzales: Yearbook@hips.rocks
Sprouts- Sprouts is in need of docents for all classrooms to present virtual lessons.
Contact Sprouts@hips.rocks for more info. Konstella signups HERE.
Book Fair Lead- HIPS is looking for a Book Fair lead to organize virtual and in-person book fairs (when deemed safe to do so). Contact local book stores for possible author visits. Interested contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Fling- Our 2nd largest fundraiser of the year is in need of a lead. Spring Fling is Hacienda’s annual walk-a-thon that can now be reimagined to whatever you want it to be. With the support of the HIPS board you can plan and organize this family fun event. Last year we partnered with Science to create a virtual Spring Fling week! This event would be great with a co-lead, so grab your bestie and reimagine this Hacienda tradition.
Contact President@hips.rocks or Treasurer@hips.rocks for more information.