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

Sweetness Day - Friday, March 2, 2018

CLICK HERE to sign up for Sweetness Day!  On Sweetness Day, our school-wide day of service honoring Walter Payton (whose nickname was Sweetness), Payton students and faculty will head out in advisory groups to participate in community service projects across the city. We'll need many of you to come along as chaperones. Feel free to reach out to Dr. Erica Bauer with questions or to suggest additional service learning opportunities.

Spring GALA - Friday, March 9th, 2018 - 6:30-8:30 @Moonlight Studios

We'd love to have your help!  Opportunities are available on the organizing committee for our spring gala and more. Contact FOP's Gala Chair Liz Opie - lizopie@sbcglobal.net or 312-933-6743 - to find the best match. 

New CPS Volunteer Application for Chaperones
CPS now requires all school volunteers, including field trip chaperones, to complete an online volunteer application. To serve on Sweetness Day, please take these steps:
  1. Complete a CPS Level 2 Volunteer Application (online application takes 5 minutes, approval typically sent within 3 weeks)
  2. Submit a copy of your photo ID online or to Payton's Main Office

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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

 

Parent PALs

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.  -- Friends of Payton, 1034 N. Wells, Chicago, IL  60610 --

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