Volunteer Opportunities

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Gullett PTA is developing a challenge for all of us. During this school year, volunteer 3 hours for Gullett. This could be done at school or at home. Volunteer opportunities will be shared with you via newsletters and at our Back to School Night. We will celebrate your completion of 3 for G by placing a Lego with your family name in a large container in the office. Let’s fill the bucket and build a better Gullett together!

The Gullett PTA and its volunteers provide a variety of programs designed to enhance educational opportunities for our children. In order to do this, we need YOU, our parent volunteers, to get involved and make these programs happen! Please see below for a list of volunteer opportunities and contact the appropriate chair for more information. Or, if you have an idea for something that is not listed here, contact our PTA President. We are always happy to hear new ideas!

If you are interested in giving 3 For G, please use this form to indicate which of the projects below you are interested in helping with.

3 For G Volunteer Form

Volunteer Committees and Contacts

Allandale ReporterPiper Brown & Melissa Lester
Write about happenings at Gullett for the neighborhood Allandale Reporter newsletter.

Animal Care Jasmine Busch
The Animal Care Committee is looking for a team of volunteers to help keep all our furry and scaly friends happy and healthy this year. We have opportunities for anyone open to helping share the care. We need care leads, bunny groomers, turtle waterers, monthly cleaning helpers, and so much more. If you’re able to commit to a semester of checking care logs for an animal we’d love it but can also find something for you even if you only have an hour for the year. Please join us and help share the care of our special Gullett animals!

Apple CoreDonna Pfeffer
Apple Core meets each TuesdayWednesday and Thursday to help teachers with things like copies, cutting things out, etc. We meet right after drop off on the days above so that time will probably be a determinant for some volunteers.

Art LiaisonsDonna PfefferSeana Olvera
Help the art teacher throughout the year. This includes coordinating the Gullett Art Show in May. We need volunteers the week before to help mount the artwork, hang up the art, and decorate the gym. Volunteers also are needed during the art show.

Audit CommitteeLauren Price & Patrice Baugh

Austin Council of PTAs (ACPTA) RepresentativeNatalie Poulos
Attend ACPTA general meetings and vertical team meetings and bring news back to the Gullett PTA.

Book FairStacy Sparks and Mollie Kirby
Help with any of the 3 Book Fairs during the year. You can decorate, set up, take down, or work the cash register, among other things. Book fairs are in September, November, and May.

  • Book Fair Decoration Team: Help with the planning and execution of turning the library into a magical bookfair space for our main bookfair! Planning takes place in October and set-up in November the week before the book fair.
  • Book Fair Coverage Team: We will email the entire school asking for people who would like to work a shift at the book fairs. We would love to have a list of people with flexible schedules that we could email to help fill holes in the schedule!
  • Book Fair Signage Coordinator: Take charge of getting the book fair signs and posters out before book fair and picked up on the last day of each book fair.

Bowl-A-Palooza – Steve Stuesser, Bryan Hood & Kenneth Friar

Computer LiaisonLisa Sunden
Assist the technology teacher throughout the year.

Directory CommitteeBridget Petrowsky
Assist in creating an online directory for the Gullett community during September and October.

Fall Carnival Natasha Ulack & Shelley Adair
Help with Fall Carnival, our school, neighborhood, community gathering and FUN-raiser. Planning begins at the start of the school year and the event is on September 29, 2018, from noon – 4 p.m.

Family FunNatasha Ulack & Tricia Jones
Help organize fun activities for our families such as movie nights, skate nights, swim parties, games and trivia nights.

Fifth Grade LegacyGina Ross
5th grade parents only!  Help organize the activities celebrating the 5th grade class and their final year at Gullett. This includes the 5th grade carnival midway, Veterans Day Fun Run, legacy project, end of year party and promotion ceremony.

Gecko Dads – Gecko Dads is a PTA-sponsored social and service oriented group hoping to build community among Gullett fathers. We will have several social events throughout the year as well as help the Gullett community with special events and service projects as needed. Click here to join the Gecko Dads email list.

Gecko FundLeah Jenkins and Katy Livingston
Help make our PTA “No Frills Fundraiser” a success. Send emails, process receipts, etc.

Great Learning Opportunities (GLO)Betsy Gonzalez

Green TeamSally Allin
Promote sustainable living at home and at school by assisting the campus with recycling, composting, reducing waste, transportation issues, water conservation, and energy conservation.

Grounds CommitteePaula Disbrowe
Help keep our grounds and gardens beautiful. There are many opportunities to help make Gullett gorgeous! Just so everyone knows the district only mows and edges everything else is up to our volunteers. We need your help whether you have time for one event, weekly events or monthly events. No experience necessary!

  • Classroom Garden Parent – At least two parents per classroom are needed to help maintain the classroom garden with the students and teacher. You can decide whether to meet once a week or twice a week.
  • Weed Warriors – Weekly maintenance on grounds.
  • Weed Warriors Grade-Level Captain – Each grade level will be assigned an area of the school to take care of and maintain. The captain will decide timing of the clean ups.
  • Fire Ant Patrol – Will patrol grounds looking for and treating mounds. We have a recipe in the greenhouse on how to make a completely safe to humans treatment.
  • 4th Grade water tank maintenance – Carefully add water to the tank with dechlorinator and remove extra water plants.
  • Kindergarten Koi Pond – Help maintain and feed the Koi. Learn from our Koi masters.
  • Gussy Up Gullett and It’s My Park Day Volunteers – Come to the school-wide work days. August 18th and November 3rd. It is only 3 hours.
  • Plant Sale – Help set up and sell plants Fall and Spring.
  • General Volunteer

Gullett SocialsHeather Drew
Socials are planned gatherings at restaurants or other places of business where Gullett Families can come together to eat and play, and the business donates a portion of their proceeds to Gullett PTA. Fun!

Legacy Project (5th grade) – TBD
Coordinate several 5th grade activities: the promotion ceremony, last-day picnic, graduation party, and the legacy project (a parting gift from the 5th grade class to the school).

Legacy Project Fundraiser (Fun Run) – TBD
Help organize the annual Fun Run benefiting the 5th grade legacy project.

Library CommitteeHeather Gravois and Christine Dixon
The library is in constant need of volunteers to shelve and organize books, cover and process books, and help with many events and special projects. Volunteers can come anytime, regularly or occasionally. Younger siblings are welcome to tag along.

MarqueeMike and Jill Dickinson
Update the marquee in front of the school.

Partners in Education (PIE)Erin Sapp
Maintain partnerships with business and recruit new partners.

Passive FundraisingKenneth Friar
Help collect box tops for education, and more!

PTA ReflectionsErin Kessler
The PTA Reflections program encourages millions of students to express themselves by giving positive recognition for their artistic efforts.

School Supply SaleLauren Price
Administer the annual school supply sale.

Spring Silent Auction / Viva GullettMelissa Moehring
Get your VIVA on! Calling all party people (moms & dads) who want to be a part of one of Gullett’s most fun & important fundraisers of the year – VIVA Gullett Spring Fling & Fundraiser. You can contribute in big & small ways by helping with driving donations, data entry, event coordination, ticket sales, marketing, party games, and the list goes on! We meet once a month at La Mancha in November through April. Attendance is not required at every meeting. Contact Melissa Moehring to get involved with a crazy fun group of Gullett peeps!

Sports DayBetsy Gonzalez
Help put on Sports Day. Help with set up, take down, organization, and selling snacks.

Staff AppreciationJamie LaRue,
This committee recognizes the hard work of our teachers, administration, and support staff several times a year. The biggest opportunity to earn your 3 for G volunteer hours is during Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week, where we coordinate a different fun activity for the staff each day of the week, May 6-10, 2019. Bring your creativity and your big heart to this fun committee and show our amazing Gullett staff how much you care!

Teacher AppreciationDebra Price
Coordinate the teacher appreciation lunches.

Volunteer CoordinatorAlison Means
Work with the PTA to gather volunteers for its various activities.

The Website committee administers and updates the Gullett PTA website.

Wellness Stephanie Cousins
Promote good health at Gullett with fun fitness and fantastic feasts in coordination with the PE teacher.

Yahoo GroupAlicia Remaley
One person is responsible for sending out our weekly emails to our yahoo group.

Yearbook Bryony Gomez Palacio
Help us help students remember the year.  We need help with writing, layout, ad sales, and photos.

Thank you!

Here’s that form again if you’d like to express interest in helping out.

3 For G Volunteer Form

Remember that volunteering your time and talents not only benefits your child but enriches our entire school community by providing students and teachers with positive interaction, support and encouragement. By interacting with teachers, administrators, and other parents on a regular basis, you’ll gain a firsthand understanding of your child’s daily activities. Plus, it’s lots of FUN!

Thanks for being a part of our unique community. We are so grateful for all that you do!