2018-19 Family Job Teams
Family jobs are the living link to connection, involvement and community-building at the Schoolhouse - volunteerism at its best. The options for family jobs are as wide and varied as our school.
Each family chooses a specific job each year, and they hold that job starting July 1 and ending June 30 of the following year.
Jobs are organized and assigned by the Parent Chair, the Director of Operations and the Head of School. Jobs are matched to parents’ stated interests and skills and can be tailored to a family’s lifestyle, schedule and availability. Parents can have as small or as large a job as they can manage, and they can hold more than one job.
The Parent Chair is responsible for ensuring that, in partnership with the Head of School:
- every family is connected, involved and invested in the mission of the school.
- the evolving needs of the school community continue to be met, while keeping tuition as low as possible.
Here are the family job teams for 2018-19:
In close partnership with the Head of School and the Director of Operations, this team is responsible for hosting and corresponding with prospective families during the admission season.
In close partnership with the Parent Chair and the Director of Operations, this team builds and celebrates our community by planning, organizing and hosting school events, including recruiting volunteers and providing information about these events to parents. This includes the following events:
- Halloween After-school Party
- Bike to School Days
- Grandfriends and Family Day
- Winter Lights Celebration
- Pancake Breakfast
- Spring Celebration
- Bike-to-School Days (in fall and spring)
- Mom’s and Dad’s Night(s) Out
Lead by the Director of Operations, and in close partnership with the Head of School, this team is responsible for inspiring, inviting, involving, recognizing and thanking all people who do, or could, financially support the mission of the school.
In close partnership with the Director of Operations, this team is responsible for helping to meet teacher and administrator’s facility requests throughout the year.
In close partnership with the Parent Chair and the Director of Operations, this team is responsible for facilitating a productive and fun working relationship between parents and teachers in each multi-age group (i.e. Kindergarten + First Grade, Second + Third Grade, Fourth + Fifth + Sixth Grade), including assisting teachers with classroom-related needs, recruiting and managing buddy families, welcoming new families, and building community. Collectively, this team also coordinates these events:
- the August Back-to-School Picnic at Mother’s Meadow in Golden Gate Park
- the Fall Celebration
In close partnership with the Parent Chair and the Director of Operations, this team is responsible for acting as a Richmond neighborhood liaison, as well as identifying and coordinating opportunities for the Schoolhouse community to participate and make a difference in the broader San Francisco community.
In close partnership with the Head of School and the Director of Operations, this team is responsible for marketing the school to increase its visibility in San Francisco, and increase admissions for the 2019-2020 school year, by creating print collateral, updating social media, and creating a stronger online presence. This team will also assist with marketing grades 6-8. Lastly, this team assists with changes to the school's website, taking school photos, creating the yearbook, and selling apparel.
Health and Safety Team
In close partnership with the Director of Operations, this team provides advice and training to the Schoolhouse teachers, staff, and parent community regarding health and safety issues that may impact the community. This team is also in charge of maintaining the school's emergency backpacks and first aid kits.
In close partnership with the Head of School and the Director of Operations, there are a wide variety of opportunities for individuals to contribute directly to the operations of the school. This includes:
- producing the school’s weekly newsletter
- volunteering as chaperones for Mountain Lake Park
- acting as greeters to families at morning drop-off.
2018-2019 Family Job Assignments
You can find the 2018-19 Family Job assignments here.