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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteer opportunities are understandably very different right now, but we are always looking for help!

Why get involved at PS9?

The participation of the parents at PS9 makes all the difference in terms of the quality of our children’s education. Volunteers, working to make our fundraising events a success, make these programs possible:

Assistant Teachers – we pay the salary of every PS9 assistant teacher for every classroom, K through 5. Without our work there would be no assistant teachers.
Spanish language program for all grades
Our highly regarded chess program; teacher salary and supplies
Library resources
Fabulous art, music, and movement enrichments and events
Music, Art and Science Materials
Babysitting and pizza for our kids during evening PA meetings

There are many ways to contribute to the volunteer effort at PS9 – everything from baking your favorite cookie recipe for a bake sale to being on the Executive Board of the PA. We’re sure that you can find something that you enjoy doing that fits your abilities and availability.

Auction

Auction raises more than half of the funds needed to pay for our assistant teachers and enrichment classes making it the biggest fundraiser of the year! This year's auction is being held on March 16, 2024. We can’t do it without YOU! Help with the decorations, food & drinks, soliciting and organizing donations, artwork... so much to choose from! Email auction@ps9parents.org, fill out this form, or sign up in AtoZ to get involved.

Family Giving

Count Me In is PS 9’s annual fund drive responsible for raising almost 50% of the PA’s budget. We need people with marketing experience and organizational skills to help with our campaign, matching gift, and grade-level communication. Contact: familygiving@ps9parents.org

Halloween Hop

Halloween Hop is the first major event of the school year and it is wildly popular among the kids, giving them a safe and fun environment to dress up (kids and parents too!), play games, enjoy crafts, and celebrate Halloween with their new PS9 friends and families. It is a terrific fundraising event that is open to all, including friends and families from the community. Contact:  halloweenhop@ps9parents.org

Spring Festival

Similar to the Halloween Hop in spirit is the Spring Fair. Volunteers are needed to help plan and coordinate this fabulous community fair which is all about science, movement, and our fabulous garden. Join up to help with the many activities, assigning parents to staff each activity and work the cafe, help solicit donations, set up the night before and morning of, clean up, etc. Contact: springfair@ps9parents.org

Other Committees

Art Night

We are fortunate to have an incredible art program which we showcase each year on Art Night, displaying art from all of the grades throughout the school. Art Night is also an interactive experience that gives our children an opportunity to create 6 sculptures, which are then prominently displayed outside the school all year. Volunteers are needed to help plan and execute. This event also includes an International Pot Luck Dinner, showcasing the culture and diversity found at PS9. Contact: artnight@ps9parents.org

Chess

Grades K-2 get chess as part of their school program. But chess does not stop there. Our children participate at chess tournaments, one held at PS9 in the fall and one in the spring every year–sponsored by Tri-State Chess. Volunteers are needed to help publicize, organize, or work the food tables (yet another fund raising opportunity!). Contact: chess@ps9parents.org

Communications

From our fabulous weekly Sunday night email updates to directory updates, volunteers are needed to help keep the PS9 community informed on a constant basis. And to help with the website, volunteers are needed there as well to help keep it fresh, current and informative. Contact: communications@ps9parents.org

Duplication/Making Copies

If you have access to copiers, we have things to copy! Contact: duplication@ps9parents.org

External Affairs

If being connected to the DOE, CEC, CB7, electeds, president’s council, and other community forums involved with the education of our children is of interest to you, please join this important committee – it involves attending meetings (held morning and/or evenings) in the community. Contact: externalaffairs@ps9parents.org

Garden Team

The Columbus Avenue Garden is beautiful because of the parents and kids that help make it beautiful. If you have a green thumb – or want to give your kids an opportunity to water, weed, and plant or tend a garden, this is your opportunity to do so. Contact:  garden@ps9parents.com

Graduation Committee Needs

5th grade parents to help make your child’s graduation as memorable as possible.  Join us in the fun of planning the graduation ceremony and the graduation party.  We need lots of volunteers and sub-committee co-chairs to manage the many facets of graduation.  4th grade parents are needed to chaperone the party and learn the ropes for when it is your turn! Contact: graduation@ps9parents.org

Grants

The grants committee researches and applies for grants to help fund school programs and activities including chess, Art, Spanish, music, and the library. We reach out to foundations and corporations. Volunteers are needed to research grant opportunities or help write the grant proposals. No prior experience is necessary. Contact: grants@ps9parents.org

Green Team

From composting to recycling at school events, our Green Team helps identify and implement programs to keep the PS9 mindful of the environment. Our 9REEN and 9ARDEN committees often work together, and are the co-sponsors of our annual Spring Fair green and art project. Contact: green@ps9parents.org

Hospitality

Volunteers are needed with helping setting up for school events (such as PA meetings) and cleaning up afterwards. Contact: hospitality@ps9parents.org

Parent Leaders

You can volunteer in the school as a Parent Leader; at PS9, parent Learning Leaders staff the library, work in the Reading Resource Room, work with the upper grade Art Teacher and students, read to students on a one to one basis, cut and install tennis balls on the bottom of all the classroom chairs to provide quieter classrooms … and more. You can volunteer for a regular weekly assignment or on an ad hoc basis, as available. Training is mandatory and will be held at PS9 in October. It’s a wonderful way to get to know other parents, students, and actively support the PS9 community. Contact: learningleaders@ps9parents.org

Merchandise

Help design, create, execute, and sell PS9 merchandise. Contact: merchandise@ps9parents.org

Movie Night

For 2 nights of the year, we turn the school into a movie theatre! It’s a night for students to kick back and watch a movie with their friends and family – with food and goodies available for sale, it’s always a crowd pleaser! Food donations & volunteer helpers are most welcome! Contact: movienight@ps9parents.org

International Night

Help with the set up for international night.

Art Night

Help with our annual art night.

Scholastic Book Fair

The annual book fair, which takes place in March, offers a great opportunity for the PS9 community to purchase Scholastic books with a portion of the proceeds benefitting PS9. Volunteers are needed to help with set up and class visits. Contact: bookfair@ps9parents.org

Spanish Translation

Volunteers with written and verbal Spanish skills are needed to help with translations for PA flyers and class communication. Contact: spanish@ps9parents.org

Wellness Committee

Wellness Committee helps us bring health, nutrition and fitness related opportunities to our children and the PS 9 community as well as plan Groovy Nights and wellness speaker series events throughout the year. Contact: wellness@ps9parents.org

Yearbook Committee

Volunteers from all grades are needed to help produce our Yearbook. Every class and grade participates. It’s a must read! We need parents who can design, organize, help with sales, jobs big and small. Please sign up if interested—we need you! Contact: yearbook@ps9parents.org

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Calendar

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Oct 5, 2023
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International Night
Oct 6, 2023
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Coffee with Admin - Prek and K

8:30 AM

PS9 Library

Oct 12, 2023
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2nd Grade Parents/ Kids Get to Know You Event

6:00 PM

PS9 Cafeteria

Oct 13, 2023
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Coffee with Admin - 4th Grade

8:30 AM

PS9 Library

Oct 18, 2023
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Picture Day
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Pre-K and Kindergarten Parents/Kids Get to Know You Event
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Sep 27, 2023
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Coffee with Admin and School Counselor - 5th Grade
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Sep 28, 2023
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1st Grade Parents/Kids Get to Know You Event
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PA/Executive Board Meeting
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Parent/Teacher Conferences
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Nov 8, 2023
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Coffee with Admin - 2nd Grade
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4th Grade Parents/ Kids Get to Know You Event
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Nov 16, 2023
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PA/Executive Board Meeting
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Feb 28, 2024
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Spring Festival and Book Fair
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May 7, 2024
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Executive Board Meeting and Night Out
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May 9, 2024
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Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences
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