The importance of appreciation can never be overestimated. If you know how to throw together a function and would love to share your praise of Key School, this is for you. This committee coordinates refreshments and events for PTO functions that include teacher appreciation lunches, open houses, PTO meetings, back-to-school night, and the beginning- and end-of-year picnics.
This is an opportunity to use your talents to help nurture Key’s collaboration with Fillmore Arts Center. Whether it’s facilitating communication between the schools, conducting course-feedback surveys, or developing relationships at Fillmore, this is a critical connection we need to keep.
Viva Goettinger (email@example.com)
Volunteers are needed to support our schoolwide bulk supply committee. This unique program makes school supplies easy for each school year. Opportunities include assisting with coordinating teachers’ lists, online and in-store purchases at area retailers, on-site supply distribution to individual classrooms, and more. If you are a master shopper or have a limited time to commit — this is your committee.
Christina Ruppert (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Help ensure the safety of our students and keep curb drop off going. It’s easy, a great way to get your day started, and a short commitment — just 20 minutes from 8:30am to 8:50am. If you can make it weekly or monthly, that’s terrific, but if every parent volunteered just one day a year, we would have every shift covered.
If you’re looking for an easy-going volunteer option, come assist our librarian with restacking the bookshelves. Work one day every other week or team up with others to help. It’s an easy start or end to the school day, just after drop off or before pick up in the afternoon.
Kelly Mulvihill (email@example.com)
This is a great way to meet other parents and keep up with what’s going on in your child’s classroom. Room parents send emails to coordinate volunteers for special events and field trips and keep everyone in the loop.
Carola Mamberto (firstname.lastname@example.org)
At Key, going green is everything from a garden and farmer’s market to waste-free Wednesdays. Join this crew to help Key students become environmental leaders and adopt greener practices.
Bring your ideas! This is a great way to create and get involved in schoolwide projects and fundraisers to make community service a part of Key community’s everyday thinking.
Claudia Gaitan-Hines (email@example.com)
The Key community is vibrant and diverse with a large international presence. International families are encouraged to share with students the various countries and cultures represented at Key. This group holds periodic parent get-togethers and hosts the World Family Day in May when the students “travel” to various countries without ever leaving school.
TBD—Contact Jessica Kramer (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’re interested.
If you are a whiz at navigating the rebate world, or are looking to learn how, sign up to work with this team, which helps organize and promote participation in programs that earn free money for the PTO through retailers, merchants, BOXTOPS, Amazon, and others.
Volunteer for this committee to help promote healthy eating at Key. You can share an article with parents, speak at a PTO meeting, share ideas for snack guidelines, or bring in your favorite healthy eating guest or chef. There are so many opportunities to bring your own ideas to this group.
Each classroom has in it at all times an emergency backpack(s) that is equipped with supplies — such as water, first aid supplies, blankets and snacks — possibly needed in the event of an emergency. Each backpack is replenished at the beginning of the school year with any used or expired supplies, and each backpack has enough of each item for every student and teacher in the classroom.
Jessica Davis (email@example.com)
Key offers extracurricular foreign language classes in Spanish and French after school through Montgomery County Schools Big Learning Foreign Language: FLES. We will be vetting other foreign language programs for next year. If you are interested in helping with that process contact Jessica Davis.
Grounds cleanup happens twice a year. It’s remarkable what two days a year can do to make the Key grounds beautiful for our kids and the Key School staff. Cleanup happens one day in the fall and one day in the spring — doesn’t get much easier than that.
Shoshana Rosenbaum (firstname.lastname@example.org), Abby Goodnough (email@example.com), Laura Segal (firstname.lastname@example.org), Elizabeth Cousens (email@example.com), Bruce Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org)
It may seem far away, but 6th grade is right around the corner. This team helps connect and educate Key families about what our feeder public middle school has to offer. The group meets with parents from Hardy’s other feeder schools, Hardy staff and leadership, DCPS officials, and other stakeholders to help keep our local public education strong.
This team of parents stays engaged with the goings on in DC’s education community and keeps our Key community updated on important information that affects the school. The team also advocates for and represents Key at various meeting and events throughout the year. The position is a two-year term, and candidates must be voted on.
Don’t be squeamish — you won’t actually give the shots. This team helps with filling out forms, taking money, and directing student and parent traffic to keep things organized.
Jessica Kramer (email@example.com)
This is Key’s boys track program, which runs 8-to-10 weeks and culminates in a 5K that is run with an adult family member or friend. The program for 2nd through 5th graders is offered one day a week, begins right after school until 4:30pm, and runs from early October to early December. We always need volunteers to help wrangle the kids — runners and nonrunners are welcome. We’re happy to have you on an as-available basis.
This is a great volunteer opportunity if you only have availability in the fall. The Harvest Festival is an awesome event with games, food, music, and —everyone’s favorite — the Haunted House! Reach out to the committee chairs to find out how you can help.
This volunteer opportunity is not just for strong arms, you can help with selling, checking out, as well as carrying and loading trees. Every extra hand will be warmed by the fire and the smell of holiday pine. Join us for the whole weekend or a few hours — any amount helps.
This is a January–March program offering a wide variety of afterschool programming to keep our learning and entertained during the winter months. There are many volunteer roles — from snacks to enrollment — just reach out to find out how you can help.
The Holiday Shop each December creates the element of surprise for every member of your family. Key students love the chance to select quality pre-wrapped gifts for loved ones and charitable donation. This is a great volunteer opportunity — you can help shop ahead of time from the comfort of your house; you can have gifts, wrapping paper, and tape delivered and picked up for you to wrap; or you help kids on the shopping days purchase gifts.
Key School’s largest fundraiser of the year, and most anticipated, if you give just one hour, you’ll know you were a part of the magic. Volunteer opportunities abound — from soliciting auction items, to helping with the auction website, to setting up and decorating. Be a part of Key’s biggest and most successful annual fundraiser yet.
Yanna Comstock (firstname.lastname@example.org)
From ant mazes to gadgets and gizmos, Science Night on January 17 and the Science Fair on March 15 are not to be missed. This team organizes, finds judges for the science fair projects, and helps with design and setup for both events.
Jessica Kramer (email@example.com)
This is Key’s girls track program, which runs 8-to-10 weeks and culminates in a 5K that is run with an adult family member or friend. The program for 2nd through 5th graders is offered one day a week, begins right after school until 4:30pm, and runs from early April to early June. We always need volunteers to help wrangle the kids — runners and nonrunners are welcome. We’re happy to have you on an as-available basis.
Katie Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Bessie Doffermyre (email@example.com), Amy Kuhnert (firstname.lastname@example.org), Marina McClelland (email@example.com), Lauren Regardie (firstname.lastname@example.org), Liz Komosa (email@example.com)
Held in May, the book fair requires the help of many volunteers for set up and break down, running check-out, and helping children with their book selections. This is a great way to learn more about what is on your child’s book list and a great way to meet other parents.
Kate Breslin (firstname.lastname@example.org )
The nominating committee works in the spring each year to make sure each committee has a chairperson and all executive board positions are filled for the following year. This is also the responsibility of the junior Co-President.
There are so many ways to celebrate! You can help build a float (you know you always wanted to), choreograph parade antics, or just literally keep the parade moving — it’s all important. This neighborhood tradition is a must-attend, and to be a part of the inner workings is even better. Join the fun and celebrate our Key School pride for this amazing event.