October Volunteer Opportunities

9/26/2019 11:29 am

We have many amazing opportunities throughout the month to provide our students with fun and enriching activities, but we can't do them without your help. We need all of our parents, guardians and grandparents to partner with us to make these events successful. Please take a moment to look at all of the opportunities to participate that are listed below and click the dates below to sign-up. We thank all of you in advance for your willingness to share your time and smiling faces with our students!


October 4th: Spirit Shop Helpers

Spirit Shop is held the first Friday of every month during the lunch hour. Students can bring money to purchase small "fun" items like pencils, erasers and slime. We need parent volunteers to assist our shoppers in making their selections and bagging the items. We also need parents to help us set up and put away the items as well. You can volunteer once or sign up for your favorite time slot every month!


October 17th: Fall Picture Day

Volunteers help with keeping the classes organized and picture ready! There are two shift available (8:50 am - 11:15 am or 11:15 am till pictures are finished which should be before 2 pm)


October 23rd and 24th: Vision and Hearing Testing Helpers

Parents help school nurse conduct vision and hearing testing as well as take height and weight measurements. Volunteers must be trained to perform vision and hearing testing, but no training is required to take height and weight measurements. Lunch is provided.


October 23rd - 24th and October 28th - November 1st: Fall Book Fair Helpers

Assist students as they select books, act as cashier or help to set up/ take down displays.


October 28 - November 1st: Red Ribbon Week

Join the Red Ribbon team to coordinate and execute the activities for Red Ribbon Week.


October 31st and November 1st: Field Day Helpers


October Library Helpers

Work in the library assisting the Librarian doing various tasks. Various tasks include assisting children with check books in/out; helping the librarian with processing and shelving books. 


Science Resource Center (SRC) Demo Volunteers

These science-related demonstrations are amazingly fun and most involve a live animal. Participate in a 2-hour training at the SRC (11206 Telge Road) then give the presentations to students at Farney Elementary. 


Parent Readers: Kindergarten Readers in Action

Readers are scheduled on Fridays at 3:30 for about 20 minutes.


Parent Readers: 1st Grade Readers in Action

Readers are scheduled on Wednesdays at 1:30 for about 20 minutes.


Parent Readers: 2nd Grade Readers in Action

Readers are scheduled on Mondays at 9:00 am for about 20 minutes.







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VIPS Tips for 2019-2020

9/10/2019 7:48 pm

As we all adjust to the back-to-school routine here are some important tips and reminders! 


Transportation Changes

All transportation changes must be made before 3:40 pm. 


Lunch Visitors

Lunch visitors are welcome beginning September 9th. Check-in at the front desk and get a visitor's name tag. Sit with your child at the designated "Visitor's Table". Please make sure you get a new sticker if you are volunteering in a different area such as the library or classrooms before or after lunch with your student.  Be prepared to show your ID every time you sign in at the front desk. 


Classroom Parties

We have two classroom parties this school year. Holiday Party on Friday, December 20th and an End of Year Party on Thursday, May 28th. Both will be from 2-2:45pm. Prior to the Holiday Party, you will be asked to make a one-time donation $10 per child towards Classroom Parties. This $10 will help PTO purchase food and craft supplies for each party. Homeroom parents will need to arrive at 1:30pm for set up.



There are many opportunities to volunteer. Make sure to fill out the volunteer opportunity form and let us know what areas you are interested in helping out. Also, please read through our Volunteer Guidelines

Spirit Nights

Our next Spirit Night is on Wednesday, September 25th at Spring Creek Barbecue from 5 pm till 9 pm. 



We hold two large fundraisers each year. We are currently in the middle of the Otis Spunkmeyer Fundraiser and orders are due on September 18th. 


Our Spring Fundraiser is the Boosterthon Fun Run that kicks off on February 18th and the Fun Run takes place on Thursday, February 27th. 


Spirit Shop & Spirit Wear

Spirit Shop is open on the 1st Friday of each month beginning October 4th (January is the 2nd Friday) during all lunches. This is an opportunity for the students to purchase pencils, erasers, slime and other small toys that range in price from $0.25 to $1.50. The Spirit Shop does not take Soar Feathers. We love having parents volunteer for the Spirit Shop. We will have a sign up if you are interested in helping out. 


You can get current Spirit Wear online through our Online Spirit Shop. We also have Farney Hoodies on Pre-Sale through September 15th. Hoodies can be ordered using this link: https://farney0919.itemorder.com/sale



Yearbooks are currently on sale. Visit the YearBook Section of our website for ordering information and information on how to submit pictures. 

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