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University School Foundation…

 

Meeting Time:  4:00 p.m. in the Media Center

Meeting Date:  2nd Monday of each month

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bannerCandidates are being requested to fill positions on the University School Foundation.  The Foundation serves a very important purpose: to operate exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary, and educational purposes and more specifically for the support, improvement, and perpetuation of the University School of East Tennessee State University.

Nominations will be accepted and voted upon by the membership on Monday, May 19th, according to the bylaws. Please only nominate those who have agreed to be candidates.

The following eleven positions are available on the Executive Committee (voting members):

President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Fund Raising Committee Chair, Elementary School Parent Representatives (2), Middle School Parent Representatives (2), and High School Parent Representatives (2).

Please circulate this message to potential candidates that you may know.

The University School staff is asked to provide at least 3 faculty members as representatives—one from each school. These are non-voting member positions.

If you have any questions, please contact , President, US Foundation

  


 

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Please see Alumni Web Page for Reminisce Reunion Weekend!

 

 

 


 

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Gym Stage Donations are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 Fundraiser.  Please see the Letter  below and download the  Form and submit with your gift.  Tax deductable donations will be used to renovate the gym and stage.  Thank you! 

 

 

Printable Gym Stage Donation Form

Printable Letter Requesting Donations

 

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Get your T-shirts!!!!

The Foundation will be selling long and short sleeved UNIVERSITY SCHOOL BUCS T-shirts and caps throughout the year.

 

 


 

 

 

 

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Printable Volunteer Sign Up Form for University School

Dear University School Parents,

Welcome back to school! We hope you had a wonderful summer break and are ready for a great year at University School. As you may know, the University School Foundation is a parent group (similar to a PTA or PTO) established to support University School students, faculty and staff.

We believe our school, director and teachers are the best around! One way to help the University School stay this way is through parent volunteers. There are many opportunities to become involved at University School. Being a volunteer is a great way to get to know other parents and to learn more about your child's school.

The University School Foundation has several volunteer committees and they need your help. We want to give you the opportunity to volunteer in areas that may be of interest to you. On the following pages there is a brief description of the volunteer positions available.

Please review the list attached. Check the area(s) that you would like to become involved in and list your name, phone number, and email address. If you have any questions, please contact

Amy Benton at or 423.341.4783.

Sincerely,

2013-2014 University School Foundation Officers:

Jim Austin (President)

Amy Benton (V-P)

Janine Berning (Secretary)

Lori VanDyke (Treasurer)

 

Printable Volunteer Sign Up Form for University School

 

Committees:

 

        Fundraising Committee Member

Work with Herman Rice, fundraising coordinator, and the University School Foundation board to plan and execute fundraisers, including collection of money, and distribution of materials. Time needed varies with each fundraiser. (This committee needs several members)

 

 

       Community Service Committee Member

If you like to help others than this is for you. Team up with Shannon Crouthers the coordinator, and University School faculty and help with “Drives”. Canned food drives, coat drives, clothing drives, etc. Time needed varies with each drive.

 

 

       Special Events Committee Member

Volunteers in this area will help with school special events like “Pickin’ in the School Yard”, Annual Musical Productions, School Beautification Days, Middle School Mixer, etc. The Special Events Coordinator and you will work with the University School Faculty member or foundation representative for each grade level. Elementary School Reps are Lisa Houston & Donna Noland, Middle School Reps are Christy Weems & Erin Sherlin, and High School Reps are Nora Jane Wexler and Kelly Wherry. Time needed varies with each event.

 

 

       Volunteer Committee Member

Using these completed forms, Leisa Harvey, the coordinator, and this committee will plug volunteers into various events throughout the year via telephone calls or emails. This is a great way to meet people.

 

 

       Field Day Committee Member

Everyone loves Field Day! If you choose this, you'll work one on one with Coach Cradic to coordinate volunteers for the special day. Committee members will spend 1-2 hour’s pre field day and can spend up to 7 hours on field day.

 

 

 

        Box Tops Committee Member

You know those box top labels you see on products in the grocery store? Well, they can add up to a lot $ for our school. Our coordinator is Janice Arnold and she could use one or two committee members to help collect, count, and mail box tops throughout the year. These committee members will collect box tops twice a year (Spring and Fall) and total time necessary is about 5 hours.

 

 

       Hospitality Committee Member

Let's make our teachers feel special with some hospitality. As a member you will work along side Nora Jane Wexler, the coordinator, to help with school wide teacher appreciation projects (i.e. breakfasts/lunches), teacher appreciation week, and other special events your group may decide upon together. Committee members will help with these special events throughout the year, total time necessary is 1-2 hours per event.

 

 

       General Volunteer

Can't decide? Check this to be called by the volunteer coordinator to fill volunteer positions throughout the year on an as needed basis.

 

 

University School Volunteer Information

(Please return this Form to the front office)

 

Name: ________________________________                                                                                  

Phone #: ______________________________          

Email: ________________________________

Child/Children’s Grade: ____________________        

 

 


 

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We welcome and need your involvement in the University School Foundation because the Foundation directly impacts your children!

What does the University School Foundation do?
We operate exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary and educational purposes. More specifically, our Foundation works to support, improve, and continue the University School of East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee.

How does the Foundation raise money?
We organize fundraisers. Traditionally, we have a Cookie Dough Sale in July-August and a Plant Sale in May. This year's Cookie Dough Fundraiser Goal is to raise the funds to renovate the stage in the Gym for performance purposes. An opportunity to make monetary donations directly to the Foundation for other projects is also available. Donations of any amount will be greatly appreciated and all donations are tax deductable.

What does the Foundation do with money that is raised?
We fund requests from teachers which may include tools and materials, curriculum (educational materials), and technology.

Who can be a member of the Foundation?
Any parent/guardian of a University School Student who subscribes to the purposes of the Foundation.

When does the Foundation meet?
2nd Monday of the Month at 4:00pm. Meetings begin in August and we do not meet during breaks.

Where does the Foundation meet?
In the Media Center on the 2”°’ floor of the University School.

What are some of the Volunteer opportunities?
Volunteer Committee
Using these completed forms, Leisa Harvey, the coordinator, and this committee will plug volunteers into various events throughout the year via telephone calls or emails. This is a great way to meet people.

Box Tops Committee
You know those box top labels you see on products in the grocery store? Well, they can add up to a lot $ for our school. Our coordinator is Janice Arnold and she could use one or two committee members to help collect, count, and mail box tops throughout the year. These committee members will collect box tops twice a year (Spring and Fall) and total time necessary is about 5 hours.

Field Day Committee
Everyone loves Field Day! If you choose this, you'll work one on one with Coach Cradic to coordinate volunteers for the special day. Committee members will spend 1-2 hour’s pre field day and can spend up to 7 hours on field day.

Hospitality Committee
Let's make our teachers feel special with some hospitality. As a member you will work along side Nora Jane Wexler, the coordinator, to help with school wide teacher appreciation projects (i.e. breakfasts/lunches), teacher appreciation week, and other special events your group may decide upon together. Committee members will help with these special events throughout the year, total time necessary is 1-2 hours per event.

Spring Fundraiser Committee
Every spring, around Mother’s Day, University School sponsors a plant sale. Herman Rice is our Fundraising Coordinator and could use several committee members to help with the planning and coordination of the plant sale. Committee members will help with this once a year event for several weeks before with planning and during the event; total time necessary is 5-10 hours.

Fall Fundraiser and Committee
Work with Herman Rice, fundraising coordinator, and the University School Foundation board to plan and execute the fall fundraiser, collection of money, and distribution of materials. Time needed 4-5 hours planning, 4-5 hours collecting and tallying monies, 12+ hours distributing. (This committee needs several members)

Community Service Committee
If you like to help others than this is for you. Team up with Shannon Crouthers the coordinator, and University School faculty and help with “Drives”. Canned food drives, coat drives, clothing drives, etc. Time needed varies with each drive.

Special Events Committee
Volunteers in this area will help with school special events like “Pickin’ in the School Yard”, Annual Musical Productions, School Beautification Days, Middle School Mixer, etc. The Special Events Coordinator and you will work with the University School Faculty member or foundation representative for each grade level. Elementary School Reps are Lisa Houston & Donna Noland, Middle School Reps are Christy Weems & Erin Sherlin, and High School Reps are Nora Jane Wexler and Kelly Wherry. Time needed varies with each event.

Come to a meeting! Join us! Participate in fundraisers!

How can you get more information? Contact any of the members listed above or just come to a meeting.

 


 

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Printable Funding Request Application

 

University School faculty and staff may apply for funding through the Foundation by completing a Funding Request Application. Email or return to Jim Austin or Amy Benton at