Archive for Monday, July 20, 2009

School site council needs extra hands

July 20, 2009


Agency: New York School

Contact: Nicole Allens-worth at nallensworth76@ or Nancy DeGarmo at ndegarmo@usd497 .org.

New York School is in need of parents and community neighbors to become members of its site council.

The site council provides advice and counsel for evaluating state, district and school site performance goals and objectives. A president to oversee the meetings and a secretary to take notes at the meetings are needed.

Immediate needs

• Head for the Cure is organizing a 5K run/walk on Sept. 13 to benefit the Chris Anthony Brain Tumor Research Fund. Volunteer duties include directing runners on the correct route, handing out water/food, helping with table setup and take down, checking participants in, and helping with registration. Volunteers would need to arrive between 6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. and stay until 10 a.m.

For more information, visit the Web site To volunteer, send an e-mail to or call 785-856-0434.

• The Salvation Army still is seeking volunteers for its “Christmas in July” fundraiser. The campaign runs Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 1, and instead of bell-ringing, volunteers will dance to Christmas-themed beach music. Volunteers are needed to help at the three campaign locations: Checkers Foods, 2300 La., and the Hy-Vee Food Stores at 4000 W. Sixth St. and 3504 Clinton Parkway.

To volunteer or for more information, contact Aaron Smith at 843-4188, ext. 102, or by e-mail at aaron_smith@

• The United Way Community Garage Sale needs volunteers to help out on July 31 and Aug 1. Also needed are donations of gently used clothing, household goods, furniture and kitchen items to be sold.

Donations can be dropped off at the Eagles Lodge, 1803 W. Sixth St., from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday or 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on July 29 and 30.

For more information, call 865-5030.

— For more volunteer opportunities, contact Tracie Howell or Paige Blair at the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, at 785-865-5030 or Opportunities are also online at


Paul R Getto 8 years, 11 months ago

Good idea and a great way to get involved in your child's school. Talk to the staff and quiz them about their plans for improvement. Many site council members across the state have decided to run for the school board after serving on their local council.

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