YES, I CAN VOLUNTEER… Let us know what you might be interested in and we will contact you in the Fall. PAT VOLUNTEER FORM I would like to be a Class Parent. WELCOME TO THE BFS PAT! I would like to help with a specific Every parent is automatically a member of the PAT (Parents And Teachers Association). We host many inclusive events for families and we have several standing committees, which are listed on the back of this sheet. We would love for you to get involved. It’s a great way to meet other parents and to help enrich our school and community. event(s) _________________________________ I would like to help with an ongoing committee. Please feel free to call us with any questions. Toukie A. Smith and John Major PAT Co-Presidents _________________________________ NAME: _____________________________ CHILD/CHILDREN’S NAME(S) ____________________________________ GRADE(S): _________________________ PHONE: ____________________________ EMAIL: _____________________________ I have specific skills that I can lend to the PAT: ________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ I can make phone calls or email to connect with parents on PAT or school activities. Contact Information: PAT Co-Presidents: Toukie A. Smith 212-642-5403 [email protected] John Major 718-282-4813 [email protected] PAT Volunteer Coordinator: Susan Antoniou 917-770-9340 [email protected] THANK YOU! Please return this form to: Brooklyn Friends School 375 Pearl Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 Or deposit in PAT mailbox behind the front desk. DESCRIPTION OF PAT ACTIVITIES AFRICAN-AMERICAN CELEBRATION Annual event promoting the culture, history and traditions of peoples of the African Diaspora. Committee members develop a theme and invite guest artists to the school to work with BFS students and to give a performance for the entire community. BFS PROMOTIONS/LOBBY TABLE SALES Help design clothing and/or accessories to showcase BFS and PAT events. Research vendors, place orders and conduct lobby sales of items at school events and other selected times. CAROUSEL PARTY Annual event held at the Prospect Park Carousel to welcome new pre-and lower school families to BFS. Help with invitations, catering, set-up, and clean-up. CLASS PARENT Class Parents are the vital link between each grade and the larger BFS community. Class Parents reach out to all families to make them feel welcome, stay abreast of issues affecting their class and the wider community, encourage participation in school events, attend meetings with their division heads and foster communication among parents, the PAT, and the school administration. COMMUNITY SERVICE Identify opportunities for community service suitable for the entire community and recruit families to participate. Annual events include donation/serving/delivery of food at Thanksgiving, Holiday Toy Drive to benefit children at the St. Johns Place Family Center, the annual blood drive, Family Day of Service (last year’s event included a clothing drive and various hands-on activities with the Brooklyn Monthly Meeting on Schermerhorn Street). CRAFT FAIR Annual winter craft fair in early December featuring crafts vendors in the lower gym, games for children in the upper gym, and food service. Committee members help with overall coordination including extensive publicity, recruit and liaise with vendors, staff children’s games and activities, do set-up and clean-up, cook, etc. Proceeds benefit the Horizons at Brooklyn Friends School summer enrichment program and PAT programs for students. DEVELOPMENT (Staff Liaison: Karen Edelman, [email protected]) Help promote the importance of the Brooklyn Friends Fund annual giving drive and other development initiatives. DINOSAURS, DOLPHINS & FRIENDS Annual family concert by faculty member Tony Soll and friends to raise money for targeted curricular enrichment projects. Help with ticket sales, refreshments, and publicity. DIVERSITY New committee created in 2004 to celebrate our diverse community. Help with event planning, pot luck suppers, and publicity. FACULTY APPRECIATION BREAKFAST Help celebrate our faculty and staff with a breakfast at the end of the year. Design invitations, work with BFS food services to create a menu and attend the event. FAMILY FOLK DANCE Annual event for pre- and lower school families who gather in the lower gym for folk and square dancing to live music with a professional caller. Help with publicity, refreshments. NEW PARENT DINNER Help welcome new families to Brooklyn Friends with phone calls and attendance at the dinner in May. Assist with invitation process. PAT OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS The PAT needs lots of help to facilitate its many events. Serve as an executive officer, recruit volunteers, help with publicity (e.g. poster design), keep the PAT board up to date, write enews items for the PAT, assist with logistics of PAT speaker series. SPRING BENEFIT GALA Our annual auction to raise money for the school. Proceeds typically support tuition assistance and another targeted program. There are many ways to help: research, theme development, journal production and advertisement sales, invitations, soliciting donations, database entry, coordinating the silent auction, etc. The more hands available, the better. Have an idea for an event or committee that you don’t see here? We welcome new initiatives. Please contact Toukie A. Smith or John Major, PAT Co-Presidents.
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