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parent association?

You already have! When you join the TCS community, you become a member of the Parent Association. There are a ton of ways you can volunteer for the upcoming school year - something that fits every lifestyle and schedule. Questions? Email the Parent Association Board any time!


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Committees

library

(Chairs: Maria Baker & Christina Schock)
This year-round committee needs volunteers to help with keeping the library organized and tidy. This includes checking in and reshelving returned books, and adding new books to the online catalog. Volunteer time can be weekly, monthly, or as often as you like.


Environmental sustainability committee

(Chair: Ann Zald and Melissa Bacelar)
TCS is looking for WASTE WARRIORS! We need amazing parents to join our new environmental sustainability committee. We want to introduce our community to the impact human beings have on the earth and how we can all contribute to the prevention of climate change.

We will learn about the impact waste has on our environment and implement programs that teach us how to REDUCE, REUSE, and RECYCLE. In the future, we are hoping to add other components of sustainability such as biodiversity and environmental justice. Help us explore these concepts through our on-campus education, zero-waste programs, and field trips. Caring for our planet starts in our homes and at our school. We would love to have you join us!


HOT LUNCH

(Chair: Jaimee Kasower )
Serving hot lunch is a wonderful way to connect with the TCS student body. Choice Lunches are served daily from 11:30-12:30 and parent volunteers hand out lunches and help younger students through the line. Each time you volunteer, you receive a free lunch credit in your Choice Lunch account!


Party book

(Chairs: Alexandra Pearlstein & Jaimee Kasower)
Party Book is a series of parties hosted year-round by TCS parents for other TCS parents/families to attend. It is the primary fundraising vehicle for the TCS-PA. During the 2018-2019 school year, Party Book raised over $19,000 while bringing the TCS community together. Last year’s fundraising events included basketball tournaments, a poker night, Zumba class, a kids’s carnival, and a karaoke party. If you are interested in hosting a party, please sign up! If you are interested in helping people to host parties, sign up! We are also looking to fill the following specific posts:

_party photographers: attend parties and take photos for the TCS website

_marketing person: laminate and hang posters, help with signup sheets

_communications: send follow-up emails from the party book gmail account


TCS SPIRIT WEAR

(Chairs: Danny Pino, Gil Zuniga, Sun An)
Parent volunteers inventory, organize, and sell TCS spirit wear for special school events, sports games, and a rotating schedule of mornings throughout the year. Volunteers can also attend a September meeting to discuss inventory and design ideas


Halloween

(Chairs: Larissa Laskin and Jaimee Kasower)
Decorations, Trunk-or-Treat, Carnival Booths! Halloween at TCS is a fun, spook-tacular time of year! Join us two weeks before Halloween to decorate the campus. Volunteers also help out the day on October 31st , making sure things run smoothly. Time Commitment: 1 meeting per year, decorating day, plus event


TCS uNIVERSITy

(Chair: Lilly Pino and Connie Staton)
Have a talent or passion you’d like to share with our TCS students? Join TCS University! You will have the opportunity to teach a 2-day workshop (50 minutes each day) to a small group of students. Some favorites from recent years have been Hip-Hop, Makeup Design, Animal Rescue and Cartoon Drawing. TCS University Dates: Friday, November 8th and Friday, November 15th, 2019.


Book fair

(Chairs: Joanne Kenny and Connie Staton)
Miss Nelson’s Book Fair is coming! Come help set up, tear down, or work a few shifts running the register. Time Commitment: At least one 2 hr. shift during the week of Feb 24th-Feb 28th, 2020.


TCS annual gala

(Chairs: Erin Wehrenberg)
The gala is TCS’ biggest fundraiser of the year. Committee volunteers are needed to solicit for and collect donations, organize and wrap class baskets, and help with transport and set up the day of the event. Time commitment- 1 annual event per year in March. Meets 1-3 times per yr (or more depending on your level of involvement)


diversity Fair

(Chairs: Vanessa Gonzales and Larissa Laskin)
The Annual Diversity Fair offers exciting and educational activities for all ages. During the Fair, students visit cultural and country-themed booths hosted by parents, sample ethnic food, enjoy performances and participate in projects and educational workshops that all celebrate diversity. Help us plan this year’s Fair!

Time commitment: 4-6 planning meetings. Depending on your level of involvement and area of expertise, you might recruit hosts for booths, book performers, solicit for sponsors, and decorate. And we’ll also need parents to volunteer to work the day of the Fair: Friday, January 31st, 2020.


Teacher & staff appreciation week

(Event sponsored by TCS-PA Executive Board)
Our TCS teachers and staff are truly the best! Join us in coming up with new ideas to shower them with love and appreciation. Help serve lunch or breakfast. Running short on time? Make a donation towards one of these special days. Time commitment: 1 meeting in the Spring, plus at least one volunteer shift during the week (May 4-8) if possible.