Lowery Volunteer Application 2008-2009
Name ____________________________________________________ Home # ______________________________
Address __________________________________________________ Work # ______________________________
* E-mail ____________________________________________________ Cell #______ _________________________
* Parents will be contacted primarily via e-mail
Areas where you can help in your child’s classroom:
* HEAD HOMEROOM PARENT - This volunteer coordinates the parent volunteers in your child’s class for various
functions, including parties, field day and other class projects when needed.
* PARTY SETUP – Volunteers help with class holiday parties.
* SEND ITEMS – Volunteers send items to school with their child that may be needed for class parties, Family Night or
* SPECIAL REQUESTS – Volunteers assist homeroom teacher and/or head homeroom parent with any special
projects that arise during the year, including bulletin board displays.
Please check all areas that interest you for each child at Lowery.
Child ______________________ Child ______________________ Child ________________________
Grade ______________________ Grade ______________________ Grade ________________________
Homeroom Teacher ____________________ Homeroom Teacher ___________________ Homeroom Teacher ______________________
____Head Homeroom Parent ____Head Homeroom Parent ____Head Homeroom Parent
____ Party Setup ____ Party Setup ____ Party Setup
____ Send Items ____Send Items ____ Send Items
____ Special Requests ____ Special Requests ____ Special Requests
Program Opportunities within your child’s classroom:
____ Readers In Action (K, 1, 2) – Volunteer will read to their child’s class for a 30 minute time period.
The number of times you read is dependant upon the number of volunteers per class. Books are
selected by the library and distributed by the RIA coordinator.
____ Junior Achievement (K-4) – This is a short-term commitment of six weeks, once a week for
45 minutes. Volunteers will be given all the materials to teach the curriculum in class.
5th grade Biz Town (previously called Exchange City) is handled separately by the teacher.
____ Science Enrichment (4) – Volunteers will be trained at the school to assist a small group of 4th grade
students with hands-on experiments during Science class. There are 3 – 50 minute classes in fall and
3 - 50 minute classes in spring. No scientific background is needed.
____ Sooper Puppy (1) – Volunteers present this five part program which helps build our children’s self
esteem in a fun way. Mandatory training is provided by the Cy-Fair Partners in Education office.
____ Roman Day (3) – 3rd grade students enjoy a day of Roman times dress up. Many volunteers are
needed to assist in various stations to include: Roman foods, crafts, Roman bath house and learning
____ Galveston Bay (4) – One volunteer per homeroom needed to present a short (30-45 min) program
about Galveston Bay.
____ Renaissance Day (4) – 4th grade students enjoy a day of Renaissance dress up and period crafts,
food and games. Many volunteers are needed.
____ Colonial Day (5) – 5th grade students enjoy a day of Colonial times dress up. Many volunteers are
needed to assist in butter making, quilting, candle making, and quill pen writing.
Opportunities to volunteer around the school:
____ Drug Awareness – help motivate student’s fight against drug involvement during Red Ribbon Week
by tying ribbons around trees and preparing ribbons for each student to wear.
____ Hospitality – work together in a group of 3-4 to create and carry out a planned luncheon. Volunteers
will select recipes, decorations, invitation for their assigned teacher/staff birthday luncheon. You
should plan to be available all day on your luncheon day to set-up, serve and clean-up.
____ Fun Run – assist at the 1K Fun Run on Family Night, to include running with the kids and handing
____ Family Night – help run cakewalks, popcorn stand and serve food to all the families at
Lowery on Fun Run/Family Night in the spring
____ 5th Grade Events/Fun Day/Graduation – help organize the fifth grade events, graduation and fun
day festivities in the spring
____ Cultural Arts Day – volunteers assist story tellers, speakers and presenters at assigned times
throughout the day while they perform for Lowery students during this day-long event.
____ Chess Club – help 4th & 5th graders play chess once a week before school
____ Spirit Cart - sell Lowery T-shirts, logo items and a variety of supplies and goodies from the spirit cart
during lunch on Spirit Days. A schedule is made in the fall and in the spring.
____ Parents of Lowery Artists – record, label, matte and display student’s artwork in the front
lobby. Parents are notified of the date that their child’s artwork will be displayed.
____ Yearbook – assist on picture days, take pictures around school, proofread, collect orders, prepare
pages and distribute yearbooks
____ Parent Tutors – program will start after the first benchmark tests. Training is provided.
_____Book Buddies - Want to make a difference in the life of a child? Book Buddies is a program designed
to provide ‘one on one’ reading with students in K, 1st and 2nd grade to enhance their reading skills
and build their confidence. Training is provided and the rewards are endless.
Opportunities for parents who are unable to volunteer at school during the day:
____ Brown Bag – teachers leave items requiring cutting, sorting, gluing, coloring, etc., in a specific
area in the workroom. Parents pick up and return work items at their convenience during school
____ School Gardens - coordinate with chairperson to add new plants and flowers, and maintain gardens
during the year.
____ Volunteer Cooks - assist the Hospitality Committee by preparing (recipes provided) or purchasing
items for the teacher/staff birthday luncheons.
Grade Level Field Trips:
(All field trips are held at and volunteers will be trained by the SRC (Science Resource Center).
____ K – Animal Odyssey –learn about mammals, snakes, aquarium fish and bunny tales
____ 1st – Gulf Mysteries- learn about the mysteries of the Gulf of Mexico
____ 2nd – EcoAdventure –learn about the planet earth and our eco-system
Volunteer to assist as needed:
____ Directory – help assemble the directory at the beginning of school year, proof-read and distribute
____ Clinic Aides – assist the nurse in various ways including weighing, measuring, hearing and vision
screening. Training is required and provided.
____ Library Aides – assist the librarian in various aspects of the library operation including checking out
books, shelving books, filing, typing, book fairs and special events. You can even choose to
volunteer during your child’s library time.
____ Office Aides – assist in the workroom by die-cutting letters and shapes, cutting, stapling booklets,
sorting and binding, as requested by teachers and staff.
____ “9-1-1” Call Me – be available when called at the last minute for a spur of the moment task. You
are under no obligation to say “yes”.