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

Payton 5K Run

If you would like to help with our inaugural fun run, please email Felicia Winiecki.

Wellness Fair

Tuesday, May 22, volunteer shifts available 8am-1pm -- Please support the work of our Youth Wellness Team and Ms. Bertoni at Payton's Wellness Fair. The event brings health-related organizations and businesses to Payton to spark conversations about physical, social and emotional health. All freshmen participate as part of their P.E. and Health classes, and a majority of our student body stops by during lunch periods to sample healthy foods. PleaseCLICK HERE to volunteer, and contact Grace Shin with questions.

Physics Day

Thursday, May 24, 8am-7pm -- Payton's ninth grade science students experience physics in action during a full-day field trip to Six Flags Great America. Please support this annual freshman tradition by chaperoning the field trip. (Please note, you will need to complete a CPS Level 2 volunteer application before accompanying students on this trip.) CLICK HERE to sign up as a chaperone, and contact either Mr. Silvia or Mr. Barge for more information.

We so appreciate your help!


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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