SCHOOL VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR NOMINATION FORM
Dear Administrators, Teachers, Staff and Parents:
It is time to select our 2017 School Volunteer of the Year. If you know someone who has made a significant contribution to our school through his/her volunteer efforts during
the 2016 2017 school year, please complete the information below and return this form to the PTA VIE Coordinator or school administrator listed below. Once our schools Volunteer of the Year Nomination Committee reviews all nominations and makes their selection, the 2017 School Volunteer of the Year will be announced. Our school will then complete and submit the PTA Citywide 2017 Volunteer of the Year Nomination Packet to submit to the Office of Community Engagement for citywide consideration by the Virginia Beach Council of PTAs.
Selection for our School Volunteer of the Year will be made based on the positive impact the nominees volunteerism has made on the school and students. Please complete each section as fully as possible.
Volunteers Name ___________________________________________________________ Nominated by ________________________ Title/Position ____________________
What significant contribution (s) has this volunteer made to positively impact our school?
How does this volunteer promote student achievement or foster students socio-emotional development?
Please give an example of this volunteers ability to adhere to the VBCPS Code of Ethics (dependability, respect for authority, confidentiality, impartiality, objectivity and/or professional appearance) for school volunteers.
For additional consideration, share any additional supporting information or extenuating personal circumstances/obstacles the volunteer overcame in order to meet his/her volunteer obligations.
Please SAVE this document for your records and submit to your VIE Coordinator or School Administrator no later than Friday, January 27, 2017. Thank you!
PTA CITYWIDE 2017 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR NOMINATION PACKET
(Only one nominee per school)
Due date: Friday, Feb. 24, 2017
Each year, the Virginia Beach Council of PTAs recognizes the tremendous contributions of two exemplary School Volunteers of the Year. One volunteer each from the elementary and secondary levels will be chosen by the Council to be honored at the divisions Community Celebration held at Kellam High School Thursday, April 27, 5:30 8:00 p.m. As citywide award winners, they will then be considered for the district and/or state PTA recognition. Please keep in mind that pairs and couples will not be considered for Citywide PTA Volunteer of the Year honors.
A complete nomination application must include the following:
Nomination Contact Information
A Paragraph Summarizing the School Volunteers Contributions
Minimum of three (3) Letters of Support for the Nominee
Teacher(s) for whom the volunteer works (limit of 2);
Principal and/or assistant principal of the school; and
PTA President and/or volunteer coordinator.
Required Signatures on the Nomination Form
Two (2) clear, high-resolution photos of the Nominee in action at the school(preferably volunteering with students)
______________________________________ PTAs nominee for the PTA Citywide (School/PTA Unit Name)
Volunteer of the Year award is:
HOME ADDRESS ______________________________________________________
HOME PHONE ________________________ WORK/CELL# ___________________
EMAIL ADDRESS (required-please verify) __________________________________
Number of children _____________________________________________________
Number of children in Virginia Beach City Public Schools ________________________
School(s) child(ren) attend(s) _____________________________________________
PTA Membership verified (citywide winners must be members of the PTA)
Number of days/hours volunteered per week ____________________________________
Number of years volunteered at this school _____________________________________
Names of schools where other volunteer hours were given _________________________
Does nominee volunteer elsewhere in the community? Yes No
If so, where? ______________________________________________________________
Is volunteer employed? Yes No
If yes, where? _____________________________________________________________
Present position held in PTA, if any: ___________________________________________
Past positions held in PTA (within the last three years), if any: _______________________
Nomination Narrative: Please address each of the areas below to assist the Virginia Beach Council of PTAs in the evaluation of this nominee for citywide recognition. Include skills or expertise of the service donated as well as special services that demonstrate how this volunteer goes above and beyond in his/her school volunteer efforts.
Write a brief paragraph summarizing the school volunteers significant contributions that have positively impacted the school and student success. Examples from previous years can be found on vbschools.com/volunteers. (5 points)
Describe the service provided by the nominee that positively impacts the school. (5 points)
Show how this nominee demonstrates exemplary adherence to the VBCPS Volunteer Code of Ethics (refer to the Guideline for School Volunteers, if needed; dependability, respect for authority, confidentiality, impartiality, objectivity and/or professional appearance). (5 points)
For additional consideration, please provide any additional supporting information or extenuating personal circumstances/obstacles the volunteer overcame in order to meet his/her volunteer obligations.
_______________________________ __________________________ School PTA President Signature
_______________________________ __________________________ Principal Principal Signature
Please SAVE this document for your records and return as an attachment to an email to Betsy Scales, in the Office of Community Engagement, by Friday, Feb. 24, to be eligible for PTA Citywide Volunteer of the Year consideration.
Attach three (3) scanned Letters of Support for your nominee and two (2) clear, high-resolution photos of your volunteer actively volunteering at your school. Photos WITH students are preferred. Please be sure to verify that students photographed do NOT have a current school year Opt-Out form on file at the school. These photos may be shared during the VBCPS Community Celebration.
This nomination packet is submitted by:
_______________________________ __________________________ Author of Nomination Relationship to Volunteer
Selecting the School Volunteer of the Year who will move forward to PTA Citywide Volunteer of the Year Nomination
Compass to 2020, Goal 4: VBCPS will purposely partner with parents and the community to support student achievement, aspirations and social-emotional development. Strategy 1: to assist families in fulfilling their essential roles in supporting students at home and in their schools. PTA Mission to encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of this nation. PTA Objectives to bring into closer relation the home and the school, so that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth and to unite the efforts between educators and the general public in order to secure the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education for all children and youth
_____ Number of years volunteering at the school _____ Volunteer serves as a PTA Board Member
_____ Number of volunteer hours to date (2016 17)
Category Above Standard (5)
Exemplary At Standard (3)
Basic Below Standard (1)
1. Significantcontributionshave beenmade by thisvolunteer
There is sufficient evidence that this volunteer has contributed not only a great deal of time at the school, but has made significant contributions intended to benefit students, staff and the school as a whole.
There is some evidence that this volunteer contributes time to the school and has made some contributions that benefit students, staff, and the school as a whole.
There is a little evidence of time or contributions that this volunteer has made to benefit students, staff, and the school as a whole. /5
2. Volunteerhaspositivelyimpacted theschool
There is sufficient evidence of ongoing, sustained, meaningful support from this volunteer that has positively impacted students, staff, and the school as a whole.
There is some evidence, of ongoing, sustained efforts by this volunteer that positively impacts students, staff, and the school as a whole.
There is a lack of evidence as to the positive impact this volunteer has made at the school.
3. Volunteerdemonstratesexemplaryadherence tothe VolunteerCode ofEthics
There is sufficient evidence that this volunteer is dependable, respects authority, adheres to confidentiality, is impartial, objective and is a role model for students.
There is some evidence that this volunteer is dependable, respects authority, adheres to confidentiality, is impartial, objective and is a role model for students.
There is a lack of evidence that this volunteer is dependable, respects authority, adheres to confidentiality, is impartial, objective and is a role model for students.
Additional comments/information that should be considered.
SUGGESTED TIMELINE for Nomination and Selection Process for
2017 SCHOOL VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR and
2017 PTA CITYWIDE VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
The PTA President and Volunteer in Education Coordinator(s) at each school
should work with the building administrator to select your schools 2017 School
Volunteer of the Year (VOY). Nomination forms should be distributed
electronically to administrators, teachers, PTA board members and parents as soon
as possible in early January. A school selection committee should then review the
nominations to select your schools 2017 School Volunteer of the Year. Possible
members of the committee may include the PTA president, principal/assistant
principal, the previous years School Volunteer of the Year, Teacher of the Year,
Volunteer in Education Coordinator(s) and a student representative. Below is a
suggested timeline for selecting your schools 2017 School Volunteer of the Year
and completing the 2017 PTA Citywide Volunteer of the Year Nomination
January 9 Establish a committee to review nominations to select your
schools 2017 Volunteer of the Year. Distribute an electronic copy
of the 2017 School Volunteer of the Year Nomination Form to
administrators, teachers/staff and PTA/PTSA members. Be sure to
include the email of the committee designee (VIE Coordinator, in
most cases) to return the form to no later than Monday, Jan. 30 (a
Staff Day for schools).
January 31 Compile completed 2017 School Volunteer of the Year
Nomination forms and make copies for each member of the
committee to review.
February 1 7 Review nominations with the school selection committee to select
the schools 2017 School Volunteer of the Year.
Feb. 8 14 Inform the 2017 School Volunteer of the Year of his/her selection
at a special event or meeting where the honor can be celebrated
with the school community. Please submit your selections contact
information to Betsy Scales, office associate in the Office of
Community Engagement, via email to
Betsy.Scales@vbschools.com by the end of the week.
Feb. 14 23 Prepare the 2017 PTA Citywide Volunteer of the Year Nomination
Packet, requesting the needed letters of recommendation be
submitted by Tuesday, Feb. 21.
*Please note all important requirements of the nomination
packet in order for your school VOY to be considered for citywide
February 24 Submit your schools COMPLETE 2017 PTA Citywide Volunteer
of the Year Nomination Packet to Betsy Scales in the Office of
Community Engagement. This includes two (2) high resolution
action photos with your volunteer at the school involved with
students and three (3) scanned Letters of Support. All packets will
then be forwarded to Alice Catherman, President of the Virginia
Beach Council of PTAs, at Kempsville High School where the
Council will review and select a citywide winner from the
elementary and secondary levels.
April 17 Encourage your schools Volunteer of the Year (and guest) to
attend the 2017 Community Celebration held at Kellam High
School Thursday, April 27, 5:30 8:00 p.m. Please remind
him/her to RSVP to Betsy Scales in the Office of Community
Engagement at 263-1337.
Thank you for helping to make this a special recognition for your schools most
valuable volunteer for the 2016 2017 school year. We look forward to a
wonderful Community Celebration!
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