Get Involved - Volunteer!

There are many opportunities for parents and community members to get involved at Curtsinger!  All available Volunteer Opportunities are listed below. Please email the committee chair listed below to sign up. 

PLEASE NOTE: Anyone interested in volunteering at Curtsinger or any FISD campus must first undergo a background check. Background checks must be approved and verified before you will be allowed to volunteer. For more information, click below.

 

Volunteer Opportunities for 2017-2018 School Year

Fundraising – We have Two School Fundraisers a Year. Our first fundraiser is the Tiny Titan Trot hosted by Boosterthon which will be held in October 2017. Our second fundraiser is our Silent Auction which will be held Friday, April 13, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. during our annual Block Party. This fundraising money will go towards the outstanding programs we bring to our school. A program runs on average about $1,500 but can be as much as $3,000. We want to bring the best STEM enriched programs to our school! To do so we must have your support. You can help by raising money as well as assisting with tasks before and during the events.

Fundraising Committee Chair: Crystal Turley - crystal.turley@addisonpest.com

Box Tops – This is a great way to earn some extra money for the school. Clip your box tops, Tyson meat product (clip the label), Campbell’s labels (clip the UPC codes), Community Labels from Community Coffee bags, boxes, creamer, flavored packets or cardboard boxes (Clip the UPC code). Place all items in one baggie, write your child’s name, grade and teacher name. Send the baggie to school with your child and we’ll take care of the rest!

Box Top Committee Chair: Hope Gonzalez - hopegonzaleztx@yahoo.com

Room Parent and Classroom Helpers - These volunteers will be responsible for organizing any planned classroom activities (class celebrations, end of year party, help with field trips, teacher lunches, door decorating, lunch support calendar, etc.) and any special requests that the teacher or PTA might have. The initial Room Parent Meeting will be held September 14, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.

Room Parent/Classroom Helper Committee Chairs:
Tracy Long - tkrlong@gmail.com and Bailey McWhorter - mcwhorterbailey@aol.com  

Library Volunteer – Our librarian does not have an assistant this year, so we need to be a big support team for her! Volunteer up to one hour a week (you pick the day & time) to help our wonderful librarian doing misc. jobs, such as helping students check in/out books, shelving books, writing certificates of achievement, etc. (If you would like to Dedicate a Birthday Book for our school library to your child, please send $12 cash to Curtsinger library. (With the Cash please attach the students Name, Birth Date, Grade, and Teacher) A birthday name plate and picture of the student will be placed in the front cover of the NEW book. They will be first student to take the new book home to read, and then the book will stay in the Curtsinger library for students to enjoy for years to come. Orders must be placed by September 13, 2017.)

Contact: Merrily McInnis - mcinnism@friscoisd.org

Helping Hands - Parents will sign-up to help our Kinder - 3rd grade students with any needs that arise during lunch, including opening packages or containers that are too hard for little hands to handle, passing out napkins and utensils as needed, and just being an extra set of eyes for our wonderful teachers. Lunch periods are 30 minutes in length, but you are welcome to help as long as you prefer. Daily times: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Helping Hands Committee Chair: Pinky Panchigar - pinkypanchigar@gmail.com

Watch DOGS - This fantastic opportunity involves fathers and father-figures to serve as an unobtrusive security presence and to provide positive male role-models for our children. Watch DOGS volunteers require a full or half-day commitment spent in the classroom. Hint - Signing up on your kiddos birthday would give you a lot of parent points! Watch DOGS Kick-off Party will be held September 14, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Watch DOGS Committee Chair: Jamie Mitchell - jamiesmitchell2@yahoo.com

Morning Car Pool - This volunteer position falls under Watch DOGS and will help unload cars quickly and safely during morning drop off, as well as, keep Safety Patrol students safe at all times while they help to unload students from cars. Daily from 7:15 - 7:45 a.m.

Contact: Jamie Mitchell - jamiesmitchell2@yahoo.com

Daytime Help - This job is perfect for anyone with a flexible schedule during the school day. You might be called to help with health screenings, school pictures, in the cafeteria (see Helping Hands for details), set-up for a music program or any daytime project/event.

Contact: Aliina Plunk - aliinaplunk@gmail.com

Hospitality Team/Teacher Appreciation - Help with events to express appreciation to the staff (including non-classroom staff) at Curtsinger in different ways throughout the year. It includes Staff Luncheons where volunteers can either provide a dish or be available to help where needed at the luncheons, held during the school day or on teacher workdays.

Hospitality/Teacher Appreciation Committee Chair: Magy Morton - magy03@msn.com

Book Fair - We have two book fairs each year, September 18-22, 2017 and February 12-16, 2018. Set up and decorating is done the week prior to the fair. The week of the fairs we need help running the registers and assisting the kids in selecting books. Volunteers receive a 10% discount during the fair.

Book Fair Committee Chair: Amy Mathew - themathewfamily@outlook.com

Peppermint Village – This event is held December 4-8, 2017. Come help the children select the perfect gift for their parents, family, or friends around the holiday season! It’s a joyful time of year to be up at the school. Assist with set up packaging, registers.

Peppermint Village Committee Chair: Hope Gonzalez - hopegonzaleztx@yahoo.com

Healthy Lifestyles/Environment - Help at our Healthy Lifestyles Family Fun Fit Day and our Walk to School Day programs. Meet at location at 7:15 a.m., walk kids to school, help with passing out food and prizes. Help the Environment Community beautify our school with flowers, cleanup projects, and refreshing paint lines for the basketball court. There will be a club for the kids to assist as well!

Healthy Lifestyles/Environment Committee Chairs:
Hilary Meadors - hilary.meadors@gmail.com and Corey Turley - corey@addisonpest.com

Inclusiveness/Arts in Education – Our Multicultural Night, held on February 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., celebrates our rich diverseness in our community. Assist with the culinary, craft, and fine arts for this evening of fun!

Inclusiveness/Arts in Education Committee Chairs:
Shawn Wills - swills813@sbcglobal.net and Charu Kalanidhi - charukalanidhi@gmail.com

Reading Ambassador HostOn May 17, 2018, Curtsinger will host local celebrities to our campus to read to our students and to encourage students to read. This volunteer position helps greet, walk around, and introduce our visiting readers, as well as helps to get gift bags together for each of our readers.

Contact: Merrily McInnis - mcinnism@friscoisd.org