Welcome to Paddock Road
The Paddock Road Community Club (PRCC) extends a warm welcome to parents and guardians of Paddock Road Elementary School students! 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, an organization similar to a PTA, is made up of parents and guardians of Paddock Road students – YOU. 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 which help support Paddock Road in all our activities.
PRCC meets the first Tuesday of every month in the Media Center at 6:30 p.m. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-President – Alicia Battershell email@example.com
Secretary – Rachel Mesenbrink firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Treasurer – Jennifer Zatechka email@example.com Julie Kirby firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
- Providing funds for educational items such as books, instruments, technology, and P.E. equipment
- Funding the Visiting Author Program
- Funding playground equipment
- Providing support and funding for the Outdoor Garden
To raise funds to improve the educational process for the students through:
- Original Artworks sales – fall semester
- Read-A-Thon Fundraiser – spring semester
- On-going fundraisers *link to how to earn money sheet*
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, Post Prom, high school senior scholarship, room parties, safety patrol, field trips
- All School Events – Meet and Greet, Welcome Coffee, Pizza Bingo Night, Chili/Soup Cook-Off, and Family Fun Nights
- Staff Events – Conference Dinners, Teacher Wish Lists, and Staff Appreciation Week
- School Communication – Newsletter, Panda Press releases, Facebook, Twitter and website
Community Club Sponsored Events, Fundraisers and Volunteer Opportunities
- Conference Dinners – The Community Club looks for volunteers each semester, at conference time, to help feed those 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.
- Chili Cook Off – This is one of our “Friend Raisers”, organized to bring the school community together for a fun and FREE You can sign up to compete in the Cook-Off and have the chance at being the “Champ” for the year, or you can simply bring your family for chili/soup, hot dogs, and a great night of friends! Volunteers are needed for setup, serving, and cleanup.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 the Community Club 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.
- 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. Throughout the year, as the needs arise, the chair for that activity will develop a Sign-Up Genius which delineates the needs. The links for the Sign-Up Genius will be posted in the newsletters, on Facebook and on the website.