Volunteer with Us

We welcome volunteers in the classroom, on field trips and with certain tasks at school or at home. Certain activities or field trips would not be possible without the active participation of our volunteers. Contact us about ways you can volunteer with our school.

Visit the CBE website for more information on volunteering, including the required registration and Police Information Check. (Please note, guest speakers or visitors to the school, and parents/guardians assisting their own child only are not considered to be volunteers and do not require a police information check.) 

Volunteering for an Off-Site Activity

If you want to volunteer for an off-site activity, please keep in mind: 

  • Volunteers on an activity are considered representatives of the Calgary Board of Education and are subject to the same expectations as staff

  • Volunteers are subject to the requirements of CBE Administrative Regulation 5003 – Volunteers, which includes an application and a police security screening check

  • Volunteers are covered by the CBE’s liability insurance policy while performing their assigned duties

  • Volunteers are covered by WCB while performing their duties

  • Volunteers receive direction from and are accountable to the teacher-in-charge

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Volunteering at Hidden Valley School

Some of the many ways volunteers support our school include:

  • Listening to children read
  • Creating classroom materials
  • Providing special programs
  • Assisting with projects and field trips
  • Providing one-on-one support
  • Assisting in the library, and 
  • Participating in School Council events

All volunteers must complete a security clearance by the Calgary Police Service, which is valid for a period of 5 years. Please attend at the office with a driver’s license or passport to start the process.

Volunteers are responsible for attending to the students under their supervision and therefore cannot bring other siblings on the trip. Also, the CBE does not have liability insurance to cover anyone other than students, staff and volunteers.


Short-Term Parent Volunteer Opportunities with School Council

Fun Lunch - Council is looking for parent volunteers to help hand out with Fun Lunch to students this year. You can choose to help out with one lunch or all. The first Fun Lunch will be hosted on October 17th.

If you're interested in being added to our Fun Lunch Volunteer email list please send your name and email address to Bria C or Melissa K at hiddenvalleyschoolcouncil@gmail.com and include “Fun Lunch” in the email subject. 

Fall Dance - Our annual Fall Dance is just around the corner, and you are all invited!! This is a FAMILY EVENT that will take place in the school gym on the evening of Thursday, October 24, 2019 so bring Mom, Dad and any siblings that want to boogie.  It is a great chance to build community, have some fun, and show off your best dance moves.  There will be music, decorations, prizes, as well as a concession for snacks and drinks. 

Please note that this event is made possible through the help of many volunteers – before, during or after the dance (many shifts to choose from). To donate your time, fill out the volunteer portion of the Fall Dance form and return by the October 16th, 2019 deadline.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Parents Care Program - This program was created to show our school’s teachers and support staff that we value them and all the hard work they do to help our children succeed at school. We show them we care by bringing food for them to enjoy on Parent-Teacher Conference nights. On these nights, the teachers don’t get a chance to go home for dinner. The Parent Care Program is a great way to volunteer at our school, especially when you can’t always make it into the classroom.

Should you choose to volunteer for this program, you will receive 3 to 4 emails per year requesting a food item for these evenings. We’re looking for main courses, salads, desserts, buns/bread, and appetizers. It is definitely not expected that you provide something each time, but whenever it is convenient for you.

Our next teacher conferences are scheduled for November 21st, February 13th and March 19th. We are reaching out to parents to see if there are any volunteers available to provide some much needed food and treats for our teachers.

If this is something you would be interested in please email Meagen K. at hiddenvalleyschoolcouncil@gmail.com and I will contact you before the next Parent/Teacher Conferences.

Hug N’ Go Traffic Safety Blitz Campaign - As part of Hidden Valley School’s traffic safety campaign, the School Council is looking for parent volunteers to assist with our traffic safety blitz’s for the remainder of the school year. We are looking for parents who are willing to promote good driving behaviour and help us put up our new Hug N’ Go Flags and monitor the schools Hug N’ Go area in front of the school between 8:10am to 8:35am (25 min) during our traffic safety blitz’s. This is not a daily commitment. Simply a commitment one morning a week (or whenever you can find the time to help) in the mornings for the duration of the school year. If you are interested in helping make our school zone safer, please contact Sarah P., Traffic Safety Coordinator at hiddenvalleyschoolcouncil@gmail.com.

T-Shirt Sale Coordinator Volunteer Needed - Are you looking for a way to get involved with the School Council but not sure how?  Would you like a short term project?  This may be an opportunity for you!

School Council is in need of a parent volunteer to take the lead on school t-shirt sales.  This is a short term project with lots of flexibility, however will require the ability to pop into the school periodically.  Shirt order forms will go home in student agendas, with completed forms/payment being sent back via homeroom teachers.  A parent volunteer is then needed to collect and fill orders.  More specifically, this individual would pick up order forms/money from the office, record student name/grade/teacher, requested t-shirt size, and verify payment.  The master spreadsheet would then be shared with school administration, in order to place one large order with our supplier.  Similarly, all funds would be recorded and provided to the Council Treasurer to deposit.  Once t-shirts are ready, the volunteer would then fill orders by classroom, labeling shirts with student name and size so that teachers can pick up an organized pile of shirts and distribute to students. This project will likely span the months of Oct and Nov.  If you are interested in helping out please email hiddenvalleyschoolcouncil@gmail.com


Volunteer

Volunteering at Hidden Valley School

Some of the many ways volunteers support our school include:

  • Listening to children read
  • Creating classroom materials
  • Providing special programs
  • Assisting with projects and field trips
  • Providing one-on-one support
  • Assisting in the library, and 
  • Participating in School Council events

All volunteers must complete a security clearance by the Calgary Police Service, which is valid for a period of 5 years. Please attend at the office with a driver’s license or passport to start the process.

Volunteers are responsible for attending to the students under their supervision and therefore cannot bring other siblings on the trip. Also, the CBE does not have liability insurance to cover anyone other than students, staff and volunteers.


Short-Term Parent Volunteer Opportunities with School Council

Fun Lunch - Council is looking for parent volunteers to help hand out with Fun Lunch to students this year. You can choose to help out with one lunch or all. The first Fun Lunch will be hosted on October 17th.

If you're interested in being added to our Fun Lunch Volunteer email list please send your name and email address to Bria C or Melissa K at hiddenvalleyschoolcouncil@gmail.com and include “Fun Lunch” in the email subject. 

Fall Dance - Our annual Fall Dance is just around the corner, and you are all invited!! This is a FAMILY EVENT that will take place in the school gym on the evening of Thursday, October 24, 2019 so bring Mom, Dad and any siblings that want to boogie.  It is a great chance to build community, have some fun, and show off your best dance moves.  There will be music, decorations, prizes, as well as a concession for snacks and drinks. 

Please note that this event is made possible through the help of many volunteers – before, during or after the dance (many shifts to choose from). To donate your time, fill out the volunteer portion of the Fall Dance form and return by the October 16th, 2019 deadline.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Parents Care Program - This program was created to show our school’s teachers and support staff that we value them and all the hard work they do to help our children succeed at school. We show them we care by bringing food for them to enjoy on Parent-Teacher Conference nights. On these nights, the teachers don’t get a chance to go home for dinner. The Parent Care Program is a great way to volunteer at our school, especially when you can’t always make it into the classroom.

Should you choose to volunteer for this program, you will receive 3 to 4 emails per year requesting a food item for these evenings. We’re looking for main courses, salads, desserts, buns/bread, and appetizers. It is definitely not expected that you provide something each time, but whenever it is convenient for you.

Our next teacher conferences are scheduled for November 21st, February 13th and March 19th. We are reaching out to parents to see if there are any volunteers available to provide some much needed food and treats for our teachers.

If this is something you would be interested in please email Meagen K. at hiddenvalleyschoolcouncil@gmail.com and I will contact you before the next Parent/Teacher Conferences.

Hug N’ Go Traffic Safety Blitz Campaign - As part of Hidden Valley School’s traffic safety campaign, the School Council is looking for parent volunteers to assist with our traffic safety blitz’s for the remainder of the school year. We are looking for parents who are willing to promote good driving behaviour and help us put up our new Hug N’ Go Flags and monitor the schools Hug N’ Go area in front of the school between 8:10am to 8:35am (25 min) during our traffic safety blitz’s. This is not a daily commitment. Simply a commitment one morning a week (or whenever you can find the time to help) in the mornings for the duration of the school year. If you are interested in helping make our school zone safer, please contact Sarah P., Traffic Safety Coordinator at hiddenvalleyschoolcouncil@gmail.com.

T-Shirt Sale Coordinator Volunteer Needed - Are you looking for a way to get involved with the School Council but not sure how?  Would you like a short term project?  This may be an opportunity for you!

School Council is in need of a parent volunteer to take the lead on school t-shirt sales.  This is a short term project with lots of flexibility, however will require the ability to pop into the school periodically.  Shirt order forms will go home in student agendas, with completed forms/payment being sent back via homeroom teachers.  A parent volunteer is then needed to collect and fill orders.  More specifically, this individual would pick up order forms/money from the office, record student name/grade/teacher, requested t-shirt size, and verify payment.  The master spreadsheet would then be shared with school administration, in order to place one large order with our supplier.  Similarly, all funds would be recorded and provided to the Council Treasurer to deposit.  Once t-shirts are ready, the volunteer would then fill orders by classroom, labeling shirts with student name and size so that teachers can pick up an organized pile of shirts and distribute to students. This project will likely span the months of Oct and Nov.  If you are interested in helping out please email hiddenvalleyschoolcouncil@gmail.com


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