Welcome to Paddock Road
The Paddock Road Community Club (PRCC) extends a warm welcome to new parents or guardians of students for the 2018-2019 school year! As a parent or guardian of a Paddock Road student, you are a very important part of the success of our School and Community Club.
About Paddock Road Community Club
The Paddock Road Community Club (PRCC), an organization similar to a PTA, is made up of parents or guardians of Paddock Road students. The purpose of the Community Club is to work cooperatively with school staff to provide quality education for the students; to raise funds to improve the educational process for the students; to be an organization that promotes family activities and involvement in Paddock Roads’ success; and to keep abreast of District 66 and community issues in order to serve and support Paddock Road staff and students.
Everyone is welcome and invited to attend PRCC meetings. Are you looking for ways to get involved but not sure you have the time? If you only have a little bit of time to give or you have more time to give, we have volunteer opportunities for everyone that help support Paddock Road in all our activities.
PRCC meets the first Tuesday of every month in the Library at 6:30 p.m. Child care is often provided. Please join us and learn how you can make a difference by volunteering at Paddock Road. You may also contact any PRCC Officer to find an opportunity that works for your schedule.
President – Shannon Carsey carseys
Vice-President – Alicia Battershell firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary – Rachel Mesenbrink email@example.com
Co-Treasurer – Jennifer Zatechka firstname.lastname@example.org Julie Kirby email@example.com
- April Minutes
- March Minutes
- FEB Minutes
- PRCC November Minutes
- PRCC October 2017 Minutes
- PRCC September 2017 Minutes
- PRCC Nov-Dec Financials
- September 2017 Financial Summary
- PRCC May-June financial summary
- PRCC April-May financial summary
- PRCC Feb-March financial summary
Community Club Mission Statement
The mission of the Paddock Road Community Club is to work in a collaborative manner to enhance the education of our students by: supplementing the curriculum with programs and activities within the school and community, providing support to improve school facilities and learning materials, and promoting a safe school environment.
Community Club Objectives
To work cooperatively with school staff to provide quality education for the students by:
- Providing teacher grants and stipends
- Providing opportunities to experience Community Learning Resources (off-site or on-site opportunities to enhance learning) including classroom field trips and all-school events such as Omaha Street Percussion or Rose Theater shows
- Providing funds for educational items such as books, instruments, technology, and P.E. equipment
- Funding the Visiting Author Program
- Funding playground equipment and other school building enhancements
- Providing support and funding for the Outdoor Garden
- Providing support and funding for school-wide Enrichment Clusters
To raise funds to improve the educational process for the students through:
- Original Artworks sales
- The Read-A-Thon Fundraiser
- On-going fundraisers (Box Top and Hy-Vee receipt collection; Planet Sub and Don & Millieʼs Nights; B&G Tasty Foods weeks; TAGG)
To be an organization that involves families, teachers, and the community by organizing and supporting the following:
- Community/Student Support – fine arts programs, sixth grade year-end celebration, scholarships, room parties, safety patrol, and all-school directory
- All-School Events – Meet and Greet, Welcome Coffee, Pizza Bingo Night, Learning Celebrations, and Family Fun Nights
- Staff Events – Conference Dinners and Staff Appreciation Week
- School Communication – Newsletter, Panda Press releases, Facebook, Twitter and a connection through the school website available at paddockroadcc.com
Community Club Sponsored Events, Fundraisers and Volunteer Opportunities
- Book Fair – We have an annual Scholastic Book Fair. The earnings from the book fair go toward new books for the Media Center! The Community Club assists in finding volunteers for the event. Volunteers are needed to setup the fair, keep books stocked, assist students, and list items to be reordered.
- Conference Dinners – The Community Club looks for volunteers each semester, at conference time, to help provide a meal for our hard-working teachers. We provide a dinner for the teachers both nights of conferences. You can volunteer to bake, cook, donate paper products, setup, or cleanup. It’s a great way to give back.
- Directory – Do you want to arrange a play date with a classmate? PRCC is proud to compile and print parent contact information in the all-school directory. Other information includes a school calendar, teacher contact information, and weekly school schedule. Participation in the directory is voluntary. Contact information is obtained from PowerSchool and you must give permission for it to be printed. The directory is provided FREE to all Paddock Road families.
- Family Fun Nights – These Friend-Raiser events are organized and sponsored by PRCC as a way to get the school community together with no agenda other than to have FUN! These are generally planned on a quarterly basis and include events such as SkateDaze skating nights, craft nights, or simply playing dodgeball in the gym!
- Learning Celebrations – Another Friend-Raiser designed to bring the school community together for fun and FREE Learning celebrations are held in the fall and spring. Organized by the teacher leadership, PRCC is invited to participate by supplying treats or sponsoring a station. Needs change with each event and volunteers are appreciated!
- Original Art Works – This activity allows families the unique opportunity to order products (bags, coffee mugs, etc.) that have their child’s artwork on them. These are great gift ideas and keepsakes. Volunteers are sometimes needed to help with the artwork in the classrooms and organizing orders by classroom.
- Pizza Bingo – A night of fun playing Bingo and eating Pizza in the Westside Middle School cafeteria! Many prizes are donated by our families for the kids to enjoy! Volunteers are needed to monitor the prize table, write bingo numbers, serve, setup and cleanup.
- Read-A-Thon Fundraiser – This fundraiser has replaced the typical catalog sales that the school formerly used. The Read-A-Thon is a way for our school to raise funds and support reading at the same time. This is the primary fundraiser for the year! Please support your child! Volunteers are needed to promote the event within the building, organize snacks, assist in minute/participation calculations, seek out donations for prizes, and help with after school reading events.
- Room Parents – Every classroom needs 2 parents designated during that school year as the room parents. These parents are responsible for engaging the other parents in that classroom and organizing the room parties. They act as an intermediary for the teacher and PRCC to facilitate inclusion in the all-school directory, announce any needs and promote volunteerism.
- Room Parties – The Community Club assists the room parents in funding and organizing parties at both Halloween and Valentine’s Day. Room parties give the students and teachers some time to relax and enjoy life! Volunteer opportunities range from helping plan the party to sending treats, paper products or activities, and helping out at the school on the day of the party. Each family is asked to contribute money towards the room parties.
- School Day Volunteers – During the year, our school needs volunteers to help with health screenings and to assist in the classrooms. The Community Club assists the Volunteer Council, a district volunteer organization, in finding parent volunteers to help with these activities.
- Staff Appreciation Week – The Community Club provides treats, tokens, and activities for the staff to show our gratitude for the work that they do for the Paddock Road students. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available during this week-long event.
We need your help!
Each of the above activities requires volunteers. The PRCC hosts some fun events with the great help of wonderful volunteers. We would love to have your participation! Parents, guardians, Westside High School and Middle School students are welcome. If you are interested in helping out, please contact the PRCC Vice-President. Additionally, please complete PRCC interest forms available at Meet and Greet night. Event-specific SignUpGenius links are also emailed out in newsletters and posted on Facebook and Twitter. We look forward to getting to know you and your family!