 Who are we and what do we do?  Overview of Activities and Events  Fundraising  Information on Volunteering  Q&A

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> Who are we and what do we do? Overview of Activities and Events Fundraising Information on Volunteering Q&amp;A </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> Woodland Home and School Association is an all-volunteer group We provide enhancements to the learning curriculum If you have a child at Woodland, YOU are a member! There are no dues for membership Home &amp; School meetings are held monthly and you are invited to attend. </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> President: Gabby Winters Vice-President: Kim Larcinese Treasurer: Liz Drummond Corresponding Secretary: Sue Washburn Recording Secretary: Michelle Petko </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> President: Gabby Winters Gabby and her husband, Paul, have a son, Jack, who is in 4 th grade a Woodland. Gabby has served on the Executive Board for a number of years as both treasurer and vice-president. She serves on the variety show committee, is co-chair for the yearbook, and will be involved with planning the 4 th grade events. She can be reached at eaglevillewinters@verizon.net or (610) 631-1284 eaglevillewinters@verizon.net </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> Vice President: Kim Larcinese Kim and her husband, John, have two sons. J.P. is a 7 th grader at Arcola and Cole is in 3 rd grade. This is Kims first year on the executive board. She has been an active volunteer, and serves as our cafeteria volunteer coordinator, helps out in the Woodland library and assists with Fun Day activities. She can be reached at kal2916@gmail.com or (610) 715-9027kal2916@gmail.com </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> Treasurer: Liz Drummond Liz and her husband Ryan have two daughters. Katie is in 5 th grade at Skyview and Abigail is in first grade. Liz is the chairperson for the Ice Cream Social, is part of the community service committee, and is a library volunteer. She can be reached at liz_drummond@hotmail.com or liz_drummond@hotmail.com (610) 630-9172 </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> Corresponding Secretary: Sue Washburn Sue and her husband, Dave, have 2 kids. Maddy is in 2nd grade and Max will be attending Woodland in the fall of 2015. Sue can be reached at Strn95@gmail.com or 484-432-7749Strn95@gmail.com </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> Recording Secretary: Michelle Petko Michelle and her husband Steve have 3 daughters. Ashley is in 6th grade at Skyview, Emily is in 4th grade at Woodland and Casey is in 1st grade at Woodland. Michelle has helped out at various Woodland events including Fun Day, has served as a Homeroom Mom and also is Woodland's Girl Scout Coordinator. This is her first year on the Executive Board. Michelle can be reached at Steven.p246@verizon.net or 610-539-4591Steven.p246@verizon.net </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> President: Runs H&amp;S meetings, makes updates to the website, prepares and posts e-alerts Vice President: Coordinates homeroom captains, fundraising efforts, and committee heads Treasurer: Responsible for depositing monies received from events and programs, tracks budget, reports monthly on financial activities Corresponding Secretary: Prepares and posts e- alerts, relays any additional correspondences to/from the board, corresponds with committee chairs. Recording Secretary: Take and prepares minutes at monthly meetings </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> Please refer to committee list handout for a complete list of committees and volunteer opportunities Activity highlights and volunteer opportunities: Holiday craft night: volunteers needed to help prepare craft kits prior to the event and to help children with their crafts the night of the event. Father-child event: volunteers are needed to assist with food and activities Fun Day: Many volunteers needed at this year-end event to help with games and food. </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> If you have just a little time here and there during the school day, consider volunteering in the cafeteria or library. You can come in as little or as often as you like and dont have to stay for a long time! Field Trip chaperone: This is coordinated through your childs homeroom captain(s). The permission slip will have a place where you can indicate interest in chaperoning a trip. (Please note: sometimes there is a lot of interest in chaperoning and chaperones will be chosen by a lottery system. </li> <li> Slide 14 </li> <li> Homeroom Captain Homeroom captains are an important part of the school year! Captains coordinate classroom holiday parties: Fall Festival, Winter Holiday, Spring Holiday. Parties can include crafts, games, and snacks. Captains also coordinate the class prize basket contribution for Fun Day and decide if the class will be ordering pizza for lunch that day. At the beginning of the year, homeroom captains contact parents to ask them for a donation (usually around $20) which funds the activities for the rest of the year. The homeroom captain can also choose to give a holiday and/or end of year gift to the teacher using these funds. </li> <li> Slide 15 </li> <li> Woodland H&amp;S engages in fundraising activities throughout the year (but we try not to bug you too much!): KidStuff Coupon books: These valuable coupon books sell themselves and Woodland receives $12.50 for each one sold. Walk-a-thon: Our major fundraiser for the year, held in October. Kids ask for donations from their family and neighbors and then walk around the neighborhood in the back of Woodland. Spring fund-raiser: Usually a product with broad appeal. In the past it has been: Dip mixes, Square 1 Art (your childs art project on magnets, mugs, etc.), Joe Corbi pizza kits, etc. </li> <li> Slide 16 </li> <li> Slide 17 </li> <li> In addition, we have a number of no-effort fundraisers that you will receive more information about throughout the year: </li> <li> Slide 18 </li> <li> BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION Box Tops for Education raised over $1400 last year for Woodland Home and School. EACH Box Top earns Woodland 10 cents!! Our goal this year is to raise over$1500. Please continue to clip, save, and send into school in a Ziploc bag with your child. Label with your childs name and teachers name. There will be prizes for the class with the most Box Tops and ANY child who brings in ANY amount of Box Tops is also eligible for prizes! Box Tops are located on hundreds of products that you purchase every day including: General Mills, Ziploc, Kleenex, Huggies, Hefty, Juicy Juice, Pillsbury, Progresso, Betty Crocker, Green Giant, Hanes, Bisquick, Fiber One, Reynolds, etc Remember to tell your friends, family, and coworkers to save BOXTOPS for Woodland too!! </li> <li> Slide 19 </li> <li> Targets Take Charge of Education Target will donate 1% of your REDcard (Target Visa and Target Credit Card) purchases made at Target and Target.com to Woodland Elementary School. If you have either of these cards, PLEASE go to the website and designate Woodland Elementary School. The website is www.target.com/redcard/benefits- target-rewardswww.target.com/redcard/benefits- target-rewards Woodland Elementary School School ID: 90070 </li> <li> Slide 20 </li> <li> GIANT A+ SCHOOL REWARDS Beginning October 5, 2014 through March 21, 2015, Woodland will earn $$$ EVERY time you shop at ANY Giant food store using your GIANT Bonus Card. Register your Bonus Card NOW!! (If you do not have a Bonus Card, you can get one at any Giant Store.) Register ONLINE at www.Giantfoodstores.com/aplus or CALL 1-888-448-4642. Our SCHOOL CODE IS: 04049 Start earning money at ANY Giant food store EVERY time you shop. Spread the word to family and friends! Scan your receipt with Shoparoo and earn double $$$!!! </li> <li> Slide 21 </li> <li> SHOPAROO This is a NEW fundraiser that is SUPER EASY!! Download the FREE SHOPAROO app on your smart phone or iPad. Register WOODLAND as your school. (search by city or zip code) Enter your email. You will NOT receive emails, this is to ensure people do not sign up multiple times. Enter your name, initials, or remain anonymous. Use app to take pictures of ANY receipt from ANY store that sells food within 14 days of purchase. (Grocery stores, Costco, BJs, Wawa, Walmart, Target, Walgreens, etc.). You do NOT need to buy food to scan receipt. Woodland earns $$$ for every receipt scanned. Use app to take pictures of receipts from non- grocery stores (Dept stores, Home Depot, fast food, restaurants) to enter into a $1000 monthly drawing. SHOPAROO does NOT use any personal information. They track market trends. For example How many people buy toothpaste at Wawa? </li> <li> Slide 22 </li> <li> Dining out/activity fundraisers- Just show up on a predetermined day. More information will be coming soon! Chick-fil-a Uno Pizzeria &amp; Grill Tosco Pizza Sky Zone </li> <li> Slide 23 </li> <li> Community Service Committee Throughout the year, Woodland holds other fundraisers for our Community Service Committee. This committee is NOT run by Home &amp; School, but by Nurse Thomas. Anything raised or donated goes directly to help Woodlands families in need. Activities include a food/clothing drive in November/December, a raffle for various prizes in the Spring, and 3 Family Gym Nights, where you pay a small admission fee to attend an evening of active games in the gym (really fun!). </li> <li> Slide 24 </li> <li> School Supplies! Did you notice that other schools have MUCH bigger school supply lists? That is because Home &amp; School purchases all the wipes, tissues, hand sanitizer, Ziplocks, and other non- academic related items requested by your teachers. Student Planners: We distribute 250 student planners every year for the students to use to keep track of homework assignments and projects. Fun Day: We have inflatables, carnival games, water ice, prizes and a DJ at this amazing year-event event! Assemblies: Throughout the year the children attend assemblies on a variety of topics </li> <li> Slide 25 </li> <li> Mini-grants: We offer money for teachers to buy special supplies or equipment that would not be funded by the district. 4 th Grade Yearbooks and activities: Every 4 th grader gets a yearbook and a social event at the end of the year. Field trips- H&amp;S pays for bus transportation to field trip sites so your field trip payments are kept to a minimum. Teacher and Staff appreciation luncheon: every year we provide a special meal to Woodland teachers and staff to say thank-you. Please note: Woodland H&amp;S tries to spend money raised in the same year it comes in. So feel assured that the money YOU raise or contribute is spent on activities, events, and supplies for YOUR child! </li> <li> Slide 26 </li> <li> Go the Methacton School District website: www.methacton.org Click on Volunteering in Methacton </li> <li> Slide 27 </li> <li> PROCEDURES FOR BECOMING A VOLUNTEER Complete the Registration Process THIS PROCESS MAY TAKE UP TO THREE MONTHS TO COMPLETE, SO PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY. 1. Complete and submit the following two clearances to the appropriate agencies Act 34 - click here: Pennsylvania Criminal History Background Check. Pennsylvania Criminal History Background Check Act 151 - click here: Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance FormPennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance Form Submit online or mail clearances to the appropriate agencies with a $10 money order for each. DO NOT mail clearance request forms to the school. Instructions on how to fill out the above clearances can be found here: Clearance Information.Clearance Information </li> <li> Slide 28 </li> <li> Act 34: Pennsylvania Criminal History Background Check This check can be completed entirely online, takes a short time to complete, results are immediate You need to pay for the background check ($10) with a credit card You must have a printer available as your certificate prints right out Your address must be your current home address One block must be checked for Purpose of Clearance. PLEASE MARK CHECKBOX EDUCATION. Do not check more than one block </li> <li> Slide 29 </li> <li> Slide 30 </li> <li> Slide 31 </li> <li> Act 151: Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance Form Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Instructions. Access PA Child Abuse History Clearance website for form: http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/ucmprd/groups/webcontent/documents/for m/s_001762.pdf Type or print clearly and neatly in ink Section I only. Address must be Applicants current home address. All information must be completed in full. (The form asks for all previous names, addresses, and household members since 1975). This information must be provided to the best of your knowledge and belief. If necessary, attach additional pages. One block must be checked for Purpose of Clearance. Do not check more than one block. NOTE: Check the School Employee Box if seeking to have involvement within a school (public, private vocational, technical, nursing) for any reason. DO NOT wait for the SP-164 to be returned before you mail this form; mail it right away! Application must be signed. </li> <li> Slide 32 </li> <li> Enclose a money order for each application, made out to the Department of Public Welfare. No cash or personal checks accepted. Agency or business checks are acceptable. Do not send any postage paid return envelopes. Application should be placed in a business-sized or larger envelope prior to mailing. Mail to: CHILDLINE AND ABUSE REGISTRY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE P.O. BOX 8170 HARRISBURG, PA 17105-8170 NOTE: Money Orders can be purchased at the Post Office </li> <li> Slide 33 </li> <li> Slide 34 </li> <li> 2. Complete TB Testing TB testing appointments through the school district are available September through May. There are no appointments available during the summer. TB testing appointments will be accepted after school starts in September 2014. Nurses' offices are closed during the summer. During the school year, please contact Methacton School Nursing Coordinator Cheryl Peiffer at 610-489-5000, ext. 25040 or send an email to cpeiffer@methacton.org to make an appointment to obtain a TB screening. Testing appointments are available for Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday with re-checks (48 hours later) on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. You may have the TB test done by a school nurse for free, or by your family physician at your own cost. You will need to provide the TB test results if you choose to have it done through your physicians office. cpeiffer@methacton.org </li> <li> Slide 35 </li> <li> The T.B. Form: </li> <li> Slide 36 </li> <li> 3. Complete on-line Volunteer Registration Form. Volunteer Registration Form This is a basic online form where you input your name, address, and emergency contact, any special health needs or concerns as well as physician and hospital information in case anything happens to YOU while you are helping US </li> <li> Slide 37 </li> <li> 4. Bring in your completed Volunteer packet: When you have both clearances in hand, bring completed packet to any school or the District Office (Farina Education Center, 1001 Kriebel Mill Road). DO NOT MAIL. Bri...</li></ul>