There are multiple opportunities to help support our school's community and events! Check if your employer provides a donation to Cherrywood Home & School Association based on the number of hours that you've spent volunteering with us.
Cherrywood Home and School Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our non-profit tax ID# is 77-0392868.
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Volunteer of the Month
Cherrywood Elementary is fortunate to have a very active and involved community. Many of our volunteers silently raise their hands to support the school in many ways - from the classroom to our special community events. Each month HSC would like to acknowledge the efforts and impact our volunteers make by highlighting their work and rewarding them with a Volunteer of the Month VIP parking pass. Read highlights of our previous Volunteers of the Month this year: Volunteer of the Month Newsletter
If you would like to nominate a parent, guardian, or community member who has made an outstanding contribution to our school, please contact the HSC volunteer coordinator at email@example.com
Karen is recognized as HSC's November Volunteer of the Month for her work over the past two years on the Fundraising, Fall Festival and Diwali committees. Karen was recently in charge of bringing local businesses and organizations to the Fall Festival and organizing the JoJo Chinese Bookfair booth. Karen brightens up the school with her cheerful smile and positive energy while volunteering and juggling 3 kids and a full time job. We sat down with Karen for a quick Q & A:
Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
A: I'm the mommy of Oliver (Zhang Grade 3), Benji (Qin, Grade 1) and Fiona. I work as a program manager at LinkedIn. You might see me at morning dropoffs on MWF with Fiona (2 years old) in tow. Dan, the husband, does the other two days.
Q: Why did you decide to volunteer at school?
A: My kids love seeing me around campus, I also love hanging out with the other HSC moms and I love organizing fun events and activities. If I didn't have to work, I'd do this full time.
Q: What do you love most about volunteering?
A: Phuong and the moms that make organizing this craziness fun. It's like the cool kids club.
Q: What is a favorite memory you have of volunteering?
A: When I volunteered to organize papers for Ms. Wei when Benji was in kindergarten. It was like being a fly on the wall and made me admire teachers so much. I also liked that Benji would look over at me every now and then and beam.
Q: What is the most challenging part of volunteering?
A: Saying no.
Q: What is an interesting fact about you that people may not know?
A: I was my high school prom queen. It's cuz I consolidated the band and orchestra and drama club votes, while the popular kids split their votes. I even got a sash and crown.
Without our HSC Board and parent volunteers, we could not have accomplished so much this past school year:
Volunteer Coordinator (2 Year Commitment)
Room Parent Volunteers (School Year Commitment)
Volunteer for your child's classroom to help with various tasks such as:
Become a bridge between your child's teacher and your fellow classroom parents
Help create a schedule for classroom support during FOSS Implementation/Execution
Field Trips and Classroom Materials
Class Rep during SSC/HSC Meetings (1 time per month)
Duties vary and are dependent on the teacher's needs.
Parent Committees (Various Time Commitment)
Sign up to be on the planning committees for:
Welcome Back Picnic
Hispanic Heritage Month
Trunk or Treat/Fall Festival
Holiday Craft Night
Lunar New Year
African American History Month
Teacher Appreciation Week
Children's Day Celebration