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VOLUNTEER

Everything PAC accomplishes depends on parent and community support.

Participating is a great way to get involved, volunteer, or just learn about what's going on at Hawks View Elementary.


Why have a PAC?

Hawks View Elementary Parent Advisory Committee is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the school community and learning environment!

PAC holds two annual fundraisers, Fun Run (in the fall) and Carnival (in the spring). The funds raised from these events go directly back into the school which in turn supports Hawks View students, teachers, school staff, and programs. Members meet monthly and do everything from planning fundraisers to coordinating volunteer efforts to support Hawks View teachers and staff. Whether you have a lot or just a little time to give, we have volunteer opportunities to fit everyone. From running the Facebook grade level groups to popping popcorn once a month, there is a place for you.

Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend monthly PAC meetings! Click HERE to open a pdf of our PAC Calendar!

Have questions?

Please contact our volunteer coordinator by clicking HERE or email volunteers@hawksviewpac.org


Ready to sign up?

We can't wait to meet you in person! There are a few things we need you do to before we can put you to work, please see "Volunteering at Hawks View is easy - just follow these simple steps" section by scrolling down.

Every volunteer in the Sherwood School District must have a criminal background check completed on a yearly basis. It can take 7-10 business days to complete the process, so if you would like to volunteer for specific event or date, please plan ahead!

CLICK HERE TO BE REDIRECTED TO THE DISTRICT SITE to submit a BACKGROUND CHECK.

THERE A FREE APP FOR THAT!

HelpCounter (our volunteer management software) has a "Mobile Volunteer Portal". Most of us just call it an app. Click the links below and get volunteering today!

Volunteering at Hawks View is easy - just follow these simple steps:

1. Complete the online Background Check form (LINKED ABOVE)

2. Add yourself to the Hawks View Volunteer database by visiting www.helpcounter.net/volunteer OR download the app and follow the instructions to add/update your contact information.

3. After following the instructions given on the website/app, you will receive an email from HAWKS VIEW PAC asking you to click on "Helpcounter Update". This will take you to your profile to make changes, add information, and select activities for which you want to volunteer.

When volunteers are needed for the different activities, school support functions, and fundraisers, you will be contacted with information about dates, times, and getting started!

When volunteering at the school, all volunteers ARE REQUIRED to sign in to the HelpCounter at the front office.

Thank you to all the volunteers that make Hawks View a great place! Your interest in our children's education is priceless!

Volunteer Expectations at Hawks View Elementary:

We believe that the adults in school should be positive role models. The following is a list of basic expectations that we would request of our volunteers. It is intended to give general guidelines that will contribute to maintaining a safe, responsible and respectful learning environment.

A Hawks View Volunteer:

  • Completes an annual background check

  • Attends any specialized trainings as requested by a teacher

  • Keeps their time commitment

  • Checks in at the office upon arrival to the school

  • Dresses appropriately for all occasions

  • Abstains from using any course language

  • Refers all disciplinary matters to paid staff

  • Supports students with positive and encouraging comments

  • Is never alone with an individual student

  • Reports any troubling comments to that child's teacher

  • Maintains the highest degree of confidentiality

  • Is aware of their surroundings, including escape routes in emergency situations

  • Does not bring preschool aged students to the classroom volunteer activity, unless approved by the classroom teacher

  • Contacts the teacher first with any concerns, questions, or comments


Thanks for volunteering!

OPPORTUNITES!

PAC focuses on supporting staff & students in seven ways: apparel, events, fundraising, hospitality, programs, school beautification & yearbook.

Areas with volunteer opportunities are highlighted in blue. Please use HelpCounter to connect with days and times for available opportunities.

Have questions? Email volunteers@hawksviewpac.org or any of our area chairs.

1. Apparel - Encouraging school spirit and pride! (apparel@hawksviewpac.org)

Apparel is offered twice a year (fall and spring) and sold during all school sponsored events. Please see our Apparel Page for products and ordering information.

Students are encouraged to wear Hawks View gear anytime of the year, but especially on our monthly "Spirit Fridays!" Spirit Fridays help bring some fun, whimsical energy and on Spirit Fridays all students are given FREE popcorn as s snack.

Spirit Fridays 2022-2023 are: Sept 16, Oct. 21, Nov 18, Dec 16, Jan. 20, Feb 17, Mar 10, Apr 21, and May 19.

2. Events - Creating Opportunities for community! (events@hawksviewpac.org)

  • Bingo Night

  • Book Bonanza

  • Field Day

  • Kindergarten Roundup

  • Math Night

  • Reading Night

  • Supply Night

  • Talent Show

3. Programs - Enriching our students' experiences! (programs@hawksviewpac.org)

  • Art Literacy

  • Chess Club

  • Passport Club

  • Popcorn & Spirit Fridays

  • Supply boxes

4. Fundraising - Finding support to fund the vision! (fundraising@hawksviewpac.org)

  • Bottle Drop

  • Dinner Night Out

  • Fun Run

  • Five Minute Fundraisers

    • Amazon Smile

    • Community Rewards

    • Box Tops for Education

  • Hoop de Do

5. Hospitality - Fostering relationships & support with parents and staff (hospitality@hawksviewpac.org)

  • Amazon Wish Lists

  • Birthday Cookies

  • Conference Meals

  • First Day of School Signs & Decorations

  • Holidays

  • Kinder Orientation / Parent Welcome

  • Staff Appreciation

  • Staff Favorite Things List

  • Year-end lunch

6. School Beautification - With the transition a few years ago when our current building went from the middle school to Hawks View Elementary, there are now various projects in the works to help it feel a little more like "home".

  • Follow us on FB and Instagram for up-to-date "beautification" projects.

7. Yearbook - Capturing the memories (yearbook@hawksviewpac.org)

  • Event & Misc. Photographer