Volunteer Opportunities

 

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Opportunity

Date/Time

Signup / Questions

 Senior Project Advisory Panel

Tuesday, November 27  quick form 
Scholastic Book Fair

Monday, December 3 ~

Friday, December 7 

Signup Genius

Drivers for French Exchange

Student Excursion

 Friday, December 14

Madame Sullivan

*On-call Volunteers

current school year 

 

Volunteer page

*Remember that you need to have completed background check with the Bellevue School District in order to help in the classrooms, with special events or teacher needs, school events, and field trips. Renewal will be needed every three years and your approved volunteer status will now be linked to Synergy/ParentVUE. Find out more about the new BSD volunteer verification system here.

 


 
Senior Project Advisory Panel 
 
Tuesday, November 27, 6:00-9:30 PM
Dinner included!
 
 
IS staff is seeking about 35 IS adult community members for a one-evening-only commitment to participate in Senior Project Advisory Panel. You will join other IS parents, community members, and staff to review Project Proposals written by our seniors. As a group, led by a staff member, you will either approve or require changes to those proposals. This review and approval process, called Senior Project Advisory Panel, is an important first step in our seniors getting formal feedback from people other than their teachers, and also allows students to get actionable feedback from adults with experience in areas our staff may not have.
 
Staff members are recruiting panelists with experience and expertise in a wide variety of fields, and it is likely something in your background fits one of our needs. Click here to view categories and sign up. 
 
Please consider volunteering, and don't forget that, in just a few short years, it will be your student who will rely on a group of volunteers to help support his or her project. (Senior parents are not allowed to participate.)
 
Here’s how it works:
  • Staff divide Senior Project Proposals into groups of similar topics and assign 4 panelists with relevant backgrounds to review each group of proposals.
  • Proposals are emailed to you a week in advance, along with an evaluation form so you know how you’re expected to critique the proposals. You review and comment on each proposal BEFORE attending the Advisory Panel meeting.
  • Following training at the meeting, groups gather in separate rooms. An experienced IS staff member is assigned to each team to take notes. The group collectively decides whether the proposal is approved as presented or what changes need to be incorporated for proposal approval.
  • Most groups wrap up between 9- 9:30 PM. At that point, your commitment is over.
  • The teacher is responsible for providing the feedback to the students. YOU do not interact with the students; the students do not know which adults vetted their proposals—it’s all very anonymous.
If you are able to participate, please complete this quick form which will help us thoughtfully create working groups based on your background.
 
Please email Sally Fouché, Senior Project Advisory Panel & Board Day Coordinator, with questions.

 

 


 

 
Au secours!
The Frenchies are coming! 
 
The French exchange students from Nantes arrive on December 6. They will spend Friday with our students in classes, but after that they will be exploring all the wonderful things this area has to offer. 
 
On Friday, December 14, they would like to visit the Everett Boeing plant, then do some shopping at the Tulalip Outlet Mall. For this, we need parent drivers. 
 
Will you be free on Friday, December 14, during the school day? If so, would you be able to transport French students on this excursion? To sign up, or for more information, please contact sullivant@bsd405.orgPlease consider driving; this Exchange only works with the support of the whole community!

 


 

 
On-call Volunteers 
 
ISPTSA is routinely asked, sometimes last minute, by our school for volunteers to help out at events. To facilitate our response, we have created a new volunteer category called on-call volunteer. This is not a fixed commitment; we will reach out to you when we have an urgent need to fill, and you can respond if you can help. Having your name on this list does not obligate you to volunteer at any time.
 
Please consider adding your name to our on-call volunteer list! You can reach our sign-up here. We ask that you sign in for security reasons, and the "on-call volunteer" choice is the second one from the bottom of the page.
 
Questions? Contact Volunteer Coordinator Sharon Sidoine, volunteer@isptsa.org