Volunteer

Parents and guardians are an essential part of many Payton activities. 

From our fall Open House to the faculty lunch in June, there are dozens of ways to help. You can volunteer for one-time tasks or ongoing roles throughout the school year. 

Our most urgent needs are highlighted here, and the entire list is at the bottom of this page. 

Send an email to FriendsofPayton@gmail.com when you decide how you'd like to help.


Upcoming Volunteer Needs

Welcome Our Freshman Families to Payton @ the Freshman Pizza Party!

We are in need of up to 30+ parents to serve as Parent PALs and others to help with the Freshman Pizza Party on the afternoon/evening of Thursday, August 24th, 2017

A Parent PAL is responsible for:

  • Sending a welcome email to incoming Freshman families in your assigned Advisory
  • Supporting the Student PALs assigned to your Advisory
  • Greeting parents at the Advisory Meeting on Thursday, August 24th following the Student PAL presentation (TBD - late afternoon)
  • Answering questions based on your family's experiences
  • Encouraging parents to volunteer @ Payton events
  • Inviting parents to the 2 Parent Night Out events (Dates: TBD)
  • Referring new parents to various people/resources for questions you cannot answer.

Note : Parents PALs will receive email templates with the relevant information and FAQs before the Advisory meeting.


Please CLICK HERE to sign up to be a Parent PAL. 


If you are interested in helping with the Freshman Pizza Party, please email Kristy Pottinger.


Sign up to Help with Payton Student Registration in August

Help collect forms, distribute class schedules and get our students ready for the 2017-2018 school year. Volunteers needed Aug. 21-24 and on Aug. 30th. Sign up by CLICKING HERE.


A Year of Volunteer Opportunities!

Below we have listed some of the main events and tasks that parents and guardians help with throughout the year. Some provide a chance to work with other Payton parents and guardians, some involve working with the administration, and some can be done whenever and wherever you want.  They all contribute to supporting our kids, teachers, and administrators.

Let us know how you would like to help by CLICKING HERE TO EMAIL FOP

What event/task?

When does it happen?

What kind of help do we need?

Help on the day of the event

Organize or coordinate event/task

Manage task throughout year

Registration

Aug

X

X

 

Incoming Family Welcome Team

Fall-Winter

X

X

X

Curriculum Night

Sept

X

X

 

Report Card Pick Up

Nov, Apr

X

X

 

Open House

Nov

X

X

 

Spiritwear Sales Ongoing
X

X

X

Sweetness Day

Mar

X

X

 

International Night

May

X

X

 

Global Connections Liaison

Ongoing

 

 

X

Refreshments at School Events

Ongoing

X

X

 

Teacher Appreciation Lunch

June

X

X

 

Admitted Students Event

March

X

 

 

Gala/Online Auction

Winter/Spring

X

X

 

Wishlist

Fall & Spring

X

 

X

Annual Appeal Campaign

Fall

X

X

 

School Directory

Fall

 

X

 

School Database

Ongoing

 

 

X

Newsletter

Ongoing

 

 

X

Parents Night Out

Fall/Spring

X

X

 


Friends of Payton (FOP) is a parent-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (tax ID #36-4409659) that raises funds and provides volunteer assistance to support Walter Payton College Prep. Our mission is to enrich educational and extracurricular activities with outside resources to supplement the limited funding allotted to Payton through the public school system.

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