Mark Day School Parents' Association

Volunteers for 2018 - 2019

Want to help your kids and the Mark Day School community? Looking to meet new people and make good friends? Please select one or more of the volunteer spots below. You don't need any experience, just a willingness to help. Parents' Association volunteers are on call to partner with or train you. Mark Day School is relying on all of us to keep these traditions thriving! 

Don't have a lot of time? Consider the "ongoing programs" that are not date specific and can often be managed from home in your off hours. 

Need to schedule ahead? Choose from "date specific events" so you can block your calendar in advance. 

Want to know more about the roles? For more complete information, please see detailed descriptions for Date Specific Events and Ongoing Programs in the Parents' Association section of the school website. 

Have questions about timing or which area needs the most help? Email one of Mark Day School's many nice and experienced parent volunteers Ethan Kaplan at [email protected]. Thank you in advance for your help! 

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On-Call Volunteers

Call me! For short-term, spontaneous projects. Helping out at times when we need extra hands.

 
7 slots filled - more available
Amber Brown
Cynthia Erickson
Maeve Mosher
Kathryn Reisinger
joe doerr
construction
Brooke Conway
Soheila Moghadam
photography/arts

                     

                     

 

DATE SPECIFIC EVENTS

 

Kindergarten and New Student Picnic (8/27/18) (10)

Chairs: Semira Habis. The day before school starts, help host a celebration for the new families of all grades. It is a great way to get everyone together in a festive and fun environment to kick off the school year.

 

Welcome Coffee and Volunteer Fair (8/28/18) (4)

Chair: Ethan Kaplan. On the opening day of school, help the Parents' Association host a welcome coffee and opportunity for parents to volunteer for PA events and programs, Help set-up and clean up.

 

Lower School Back to School Night (9/6/18) (4)

Chair: Is this you? Grab some friends and help coordinate light snacks and refreshments for parents prior to the Administration and Faculty presentations.

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Liza Ozkay
Amber Brown
Jill Witty

Annual Fund (Begins Late September, 2018)

Chairs: Peter Supino and Amy McConnell. Help with outreach to Mark Day School families and secure commitments to our annual True Blue fundraising campaign.

 
1 slot filled - more available
Stacy Nelson

Fun Run & Pancake Breakfast (9/30/18)

Chairs: Lisa Savage, Johanna La Fleur, Tatiana Fruchtman and Lisa Parker. The Family Fun Run & Pancake Breakfast is a way to celebrate family, fitness, and fun with our school community. Help set up and monitor the course, serve breakfast, and clean up.

 
24 slots filled - more available
Elle Doerr
Amber Brown
Nicole Martin
Anna Semenova
Cenk Ozkay
Maeve Mosher
Meghen Kurtzig
Vira Klinetobe
Boon Hwang
Rebecca Li
Tamara Greenleaf
Anna Quintero
Kira X. Grindley
Kristen Sperling
Christine Hinkleman
Sara Schwartz
Roger Silloway
Chris Murdick
Megan Greene
Jennifer Winslow
Grace Yu
Urszula Balakier
Andrea Ferrance
finish line
Charlie Balakier

Bocce Ball Event (10/19/18)

Chairs: Kris Nelson, Erin Heath and Ashley Ransom. Help us plan, publicize and manage this fun event held at Marin Bocce Federation in San Rafael. It's a fun day of Bocce with the Mark Day School Community.

 
6 slots filled - more available
Bob Peisert
Erica Pflueger
Kristen Sperling
Kris Nelson
Erin Heath
Urszula Balakier

Mark Day Made (October 2018) (10)

Chair: Rachel Street and Lucy Dawson. Capture a moment in time with the very special keepsakes and gifts devised by the students each class. These wonderful items will make excellent gifts for the holidays. Help needed making art items.

 
8 of 10 slots filled
Amber Brown
Maeve Mosher
Anna Quintero
Cindy Ho
Adrienne Low
Urszula Balakier
Deborah Johnson
Heather Marsella

Book Exchange (1/25/19)

Chairs: Lauren Osher and Veronica Harris. A fun, free, community building night celebrating our love of reading and appreciation for reusing and recycling. Help during the days prior to set up tables and display books, puzzles, and DVDs.

 
28 slots filled - more available
Stacy Nelson
Chelsea Ialeggio
Melissa Silvers
Anna Semenova
Stephanie Owen
Jane Williams
Anna Quintero
Susie Shapira
Amy Leung
Tamara Greenleaf
Leyla Dendi
Christina Hanson
Heather Rosenbaum
Adrienne Low
Aimee Foreman
Christina Peppers
Laura McCormick
Wendy Reichardt
Stephanie Dornhelm
Sara Schwartz
Lishan Sung
Alyona Marenchuk
Diana Maier
Caroline Heredia
Jennifer Winslow
Sue Peisert
Charlie Balakier
Catherine Taylor

Mark Day School Socials Event Planners (January - March 2019)

Chair: Is this you? It's party time! Help build ties in our community by planning & promoting parent-hosted events for all ages. Play "matchmaker" securing party hosts and suggest themes. Party spots are sold in March to raise money for the school.

 
2 slots filled - more available
Maeve Mosher
Kathryn Reisinger

           

           

 

Spring Fundraiser & Community Party (3/16/19)

Chair: Is it you? Join the team creating our largest community party and help raise funds for tuition assistance and special programs to serve Mark Day School's inclusivity and diversity mission.

 
5 slots filled - more available
Kathryn Reisinger
Tamara Greenleaf
Katherine Rincon
Erica Pflueger
Joe Doerr

 

Trivia Night (3/23/18) (10)

Chair: Lisa Parker & Heather Heselton. A fundraiser for our partner school, eSibonisweni Primary. The event is run by the Upper Division mentor groups and is open to families in sixth through eighth grade as well as alumni.

 
6 of 10 slots filled
Melissa Silvers
Laura McCormick
Tamara Greenleaf
Tracy Layney
Caroline Heredia
Janice Richey

Greening Day (4/22/18)

Chair: David St. Martin. Our campus beautification day prior to Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day. Help pull weeds, turn & amend the soil, and put in many beautiful plants & bulbs. It’s a fun event that brings the community together.

 
4 slots filled - more available
Kevin Heselton
Charles Roell
ken kurtzig
Andrea Ferrance

Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day (4/26/19)

Chairs: Meghen Kurtzig and Stacy Nelson. Help our school spirit shine as our students and teachers share their campus and classrooms to showcase all that happens during the school year. Help set up, photograph, or guide visitors throughout the day.

 
40 slots filled - more available
Stacy Nelson
Elle Doerr
Amber Brown
Liz Chiang
Would love to help with check-in/greeting
Cynthia Erickson
Anna Semenova
Liza Ozkay
Maeve Mosher
Laura Shapiro
Nurite Regev
Megan Greene
Veronica Harris
Vira Klinetobe
Nancy Larson
Laurie Hunt
Tamara Greenleaf
Melineh Zohrabian
Brooke Conway
Christine Hinkleman
Kristin Clemons
Christina Peppers
Bjorn Fruchtman
Sara Schwartz
Lynne Miyamoto
Lishan Sung
Diana Maier
Nhat Johnston
Jennifer Winslow
Urszula Balakier
Nicole Martin
Archana Chattha
Liz Silloway
Lauren Osher
Ellyn Santos
I alway help with traffic on this day , so Will love to help in the are again please
ken kurtzig
Leyla Dendi
Deborah Johnson
Andrea Ferrance
Veronica Harris
Charlie Balakier

Passport Day (5/10/19)

Chairs: Lynne Miyamoto and June Mee Kim. Help all of our students be immersed in another world; it might be a country, a region, a culture. In partnership with the faculty, help plan and set up assemblies, workshops, meals, and performances.

 
39 slots filled - more available
Stacy Nelson
Amber Brown
Liz Chiang
Anna Semenova
Maeve Mosher
Megan Greene
Veronica Harris
Boon Hwang
Anna Quintero
Susie Shapira
Yevgeniya Valchuk
Leyla Dendi
Jennifer Dutro
Christina Hanson
Heather Rosenbaum
Melineh Zohrabian
Adrienne Low
Laurie Hunt
Brooke Conway
Carolyn Carrere
Shelby Croteau
Christine Hinkleman
Alyona Marenchuk
Soo Ahlanda
Bjorn Fruchtman
Lishan Sung
Stephanie Dornhelm
Nurite Regev
Jennifer Winslow
Ellen Lee
Houda Silcock
Chelsea Ialeggio
Nicole Martin
Liz Silloway
Leyla Dendi
Deborah Johnson
Diana Maier
Veronica Harris
Catherine Taylor

Art Show (April 2019) (12)

Chair: Is it you? Showcasing children’s artwork for parents and visitors to enjoy. Help frame and hang these special works in the art room.

 
8 of 12 slots filled
Sue Peisert
Rebecca Li
Ellen Lee
Urszula Balakier
Ellyn Santos
Andrea Ferrance
Heather Marsella
Wenqian Dou

Spring New Parent Welcome (5/16/19) (12)

Chair: Nurite Regev. Help welcome the parents and guardians of newly admitted students as they mingle with administrators, faculty, board of trustees, and buddy families. Help set up, clean up, and serve light refreshments.

 
4 of 12 slots filled
Elle Doerr
Kathryn Peisert
Brooke Conway
Liz Silloway

Track and Field Day (May 2019) (10)

Chair: Kristin Dickinson. Help all students from fourth to eighth grade enjoy a special afternoon of friendly competition in their chosen track and field events and celebrate their athleticism. Help setting up and managing the course.

 
All slots filled
Amber Brown
Melissa Silvers
David Pretl
Vira Klinetobe
joe doerr
Christine Hinkleman
Carl Reichardt
Soo Ahlanda
Erin Heath
Kristine Nelson

Faculty Appreciation Lunch (May 2019)

Chair: Houda Silcock. Hosted by parents, this event is a fun way to express appreciation to our fantastic faculty and administration by providing food, beverages and coverage for the teachers so they can enjoy a relaxing lunch.

 
33 slots filled - more available
Stacy Nelson
Amber Brown
Chelsea Ialeggio
Liz Chiang
Cynthia Erickson
Melissa Silvers
Laurie Hunt
Liza Ozkay
Maeve Mosher
Laura Shapiro
Veronica Harris
Stephanie Owen
Nancy Larson
Martha Aguiar
Christina Hanson
Christine Hinkleman
Kristin Clemons
Alyona Marenchuk
Sara Schwartz
Lynne Miyamoto
Diana Maier
Nhat Johnston
Caroline Heredia
Rebecca Li
Ellen Lee
Urszula Balakier
Vira Klinetobe
Lauren Osher
Michelle Wolfe
Leyla Dendi
Deborah Johnson
Veronica Harris
Charlie Balakier

ONGOING PROGRAMS

 

Adventures After School (6)

Chair: Heather Marsella. Help coordinate classes held on campus and offer students wonderful opportunities to enjoy shared experiences with friends, learn new skills, and build self-confidence. Two session throughout the year.

 
1 of 6 slots filled
Urszula Balakier

Art Curators

Help matting and labeling artwork, working with the art teacher to showcase student art around campus, and then displaying it. Art expertise is not needed.

 
6 slots filled - more available
Stephanie Owen
Kate Merrill
martha aguiar
Tamara Greenleaf
Ellen Lee
Wenqian Dou

Community Engagement

 

  > Community: Holiday Giving (K - 8th)

Chairs: Is it you? (LD); Is it you? (MD/UD). In December, we undertake a schoolwide effort for Adopt a Family of Marin and Ritter House. Lower School make crafts and to be included with the gifts donated by the Upper School.

 
2 slots filled - more available
Cindy Ho
Deborah Johnson

  > Community: 7th Grade Community Engagement & Bizjack Week

Chair: Is it you? Help coordinate carpools for four community engagement days throughout the year and for the Bizjack Project in the end of May/ beginning of June.

 

Eco-Paper Goods

Chair: Jane Williams. Help manage inventories of paper goods in the kitchen, in an effort to make our school more sustainable, we use products and utensils that are commercially compostable for our events and programs.

 

Emergency Preparedness

Chair: Charles Roell and Linda Wong. Do you like to plan ahead? Participate in emergency preparedness planning in preparation for fire, earthquake, and shelter drills and help maintain a stock of food, water, and other crucial supplies on campus.

 
3 slots filled - more available
Cynthia Erickson
Susie Shapira
Elena Kfoury

Merchant Cash Back Marketeers (6)

Are you an Amazon shopper? Help promote the Amazon Smile cash-back program and others like it. Send periodic emails & on-campus reminders that Book Passage, eScrip, and other local merchants will give cash back to Mark Day if only we mention it!

 

Faculty Gift Coordinator

Chair: Ashley Ransom. Assist in handling any holiday and end-of-year gifts to faculty and staff. Active time: December and May.

 
Maeve Mosher

Family Sunshine

Chair: Robbie Gutierrez. Help provide temporary, short-term support for families within the Mark Day School community during times of unusual need. This program demonstrates the caring and inclusion that are at the heart of our community.

 
11 slots filled - more available
Amber Brown
Cynthia Erickson
Liza Ozkay
Maeve Mosher
Terry Powers
Shawndra Parise
Kate Merrill
Michelle Clark
Cindy Ho
Sara Schwartz
Deborah Johnson

Hot Lunch Servers

Chair: Lindsay Bartsh. Help feed and nourish our kids, getting to know them as they pass through the hot lunch line. A great sneak peek into their day! Active time: Weekdays, approx 12:00 - 1:10pm

 
19 slots filled - more available
Amber Brown
Liza Ozkay
Maeve Mosher
Heather Rosenbaum
Amy Leung
Cindy Ho
Jasmine Bachtiger
Adrienne Low
Brooke Conway
Christina Peppers
Carolyn Carrere
Alyona Marenchuk
Sara Schwartz
Lishan Sung
Lynne Miyamoto
Caroline Heredia
Rebecca Li
Ellen Lee
Leyla Dendi

Lost and Found (4)

Chair: Angela Fernandez. Do you have forgetful kids? Help them and many others reunite with their lost items. Help set up the lost and found display one or two mornings each month.

 

Nitquest Lice Check Brigade

Chair: Liz Silloway. Go on a nitquest and help with the team at the beginning of the school year and after vacations to check students’ heads.

 
5 slots filled - more available
Meghen Kurtzig
Amy Leung
Tamara Greenleaf
Eileen Sheldon
Tatiana Fruchtman

Organic Gardeners

Chairs: Genny Biggs, Micky Doner and Merrily Labarthe. Become actively involved in our organic garden including the garden council, supervision, classroom garden assistance, chicken care, and maintenance. Something for everyone!

 
6 slots filled - more available
Amber Brown
Abby & Jeff French (2)
Sean Peisert
Cindy Ho
Kristen Sperling

PA Storage Organizer

Do you aspire to apply the KonMari method of tidying up? Our Parents' Association decor and prop storage is calling you! It's tidy, but needs a manager to keep only the things which continue to bring us joy.

 

Room Parents (20)

Chair: Pamela Emo. Room Parents aid teachers in coordinating class parties and events as well as serve as a source of communication between the PA, teachers, and the parents in the class. The orientation meeting will be held during the first of school.

 
4 of 20 slots filled
Stacy Nelson
3rd grade
Kathryn Peisert
Christina Peppers
Andrea Ferrance
5 M/Z

School Spirit Store (4)

Chairs: Houda Silcock and Lucy Dawson. We have spirit, how about you? Help new students get their blue shirts, PE runners find the right size yellow shirts, and maintain inventory on all our school spirit-wear. Active time: A few mornings per semester.

 

Theater Group / Drama Coordination (2)

Chair: Is it you? Help coordinate with Ms. Truss and the community.

 

Calendar Keeper (2)

Chair: Monica Rosenberg. Help everyone know what's happening on campus! At the beginning of each month, you update the outdoor sign/calendar with the 5-6 events for the coming month. Active time: One hour per month

 
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