Thanks to the amazing volunteers at BE, the PTA is able to run fabulous programs and events as well as provide daily support to the school. Whether you only have an hour to give once in awhile or have time to work on a long-term project, there are volunteer opportunities for you.  No matter how much time and energy you give, your contribution is greatly appreciated and makes a huge difference for all BE students. 

If you plan to volunteer, please take a moment to read the Guidelines for Parent Volunteers. For more information about volunteering opportunities at BE, please contact Beth Van Gelder or Meri Kahan.

CLASS VOLUNTEERING:

  • Lunch and Recess – Help keep students happy and safe on the playground and in the lunchroom by providing additional supervision. Click here to volunteer to help at lunch (grades 1-5)Click here to volunteer to help at recess (grades K-5). K lunch volunteering is managed by the kindergarten teacher – please contact your kindergarten teacher for more information.
  • Room Parent – Help your teacher meet his/her class needs, plan class parties, and communicate information to parents via email. (PTA sends out sign up at the beginning of the school year)
  • Classroom Parent Event Coordinators – Help your room parents and teacher plan a fabulous event throughout the year for your child’s classroom! Multiple positions for class parties (Halloween, Valentine’s) and different events Auction Basket, Art Night, STEM Night. (PTA sends out sign up at the beginning of the school year)

SCHOOL-WIDE EVENTS:

  • Arts Night – Enjoy socializing and viewing students’ artwork at this spring evening event
  • Back-to-School Picnic – Kick off the school year with a relaxed picnic for the whole family
  • Game Night – Enjoy dinner and play games with friends and family
  • Kindergarten Orientation/Play Dates – Assist at spring orientation and/or help with summer play dates for incoming kindergarteners
  • Scholastic Book Fair – A multi-day event in the media center and a special story-time “Milk and Cookies” event
  • Multicultural Night – Showcase your heritage at a one night world tour
  • Stem Day and Night – A spring event that challenges  all of our student scientists to participate in critical thinking and also learn more about S.T.E.A.M
  • Skate Night – Get your skate on at  the ice rink one winter evening
  • Family Fun Night – A great spring family event

STUDENT/STAFF ACTIVITIES:

  • Staff Appreciation Help plan and execute various activities/events, such as lunches or gift giving, to remind our teachers and staff how much they are valued
  • Cultural Arts Assemblies – Schedule assemblies such as theater/dance groups, musical performers and science demonstrations
  • School Picture Days – Make sure the picture-taking process runs efficiently and smoothly