Whether you would like to volunteer for a leadership position, or simply spend a few hours a month in your child’s classroom, there is a volunteer position for you at Oakton! From the restoration of our auditorium’s mural to Story Store, many of our school’s greatest programs and initiatives are because of parents like you. We value your time and effort and will work to match a need with your schedule. Please email Daniela at dcnelke at gmail.com for more information on any of these opportunities.
Some of our standing volunteer opportunities:
Our Oakton Cougar Store needs helpers! Every last Friday of the month, students in all grades can redeem their hard-earned Cougar Paws to buy everything from bracelets and pencils to puzzles, footballs and even Cougar Wear! Please email Mrs Restrepo at restrepom @ district65 net for more information. Thank you!
Story Store is an independent operation, managed by parents who enjoy helping children choose books. The store is open to Kindergarteners on Tuesday during recess and for 1st to 5th graders on Friday during lunch & recess time. New helpers are welcome at any time. To find out more, email Amy Bilski sewitallamy at gmail.com.
Help Mrs. Hernandez (Oakton’s Art teacher) install student art in our Oakton hallways! It’s easy, as we are using clipboards and clothespins – no staples or tape necessary! Mrs. Hernandez will provide volunteers with an envelope of new art to hang, and you can put the old art back in the envelope. Thanks so much for helping us fill Oakton with our student’s art!
More questions? Here’s a link to my volunteer page on my website: http://oaktonartroom.
Blessings in a Backpack
Thursdays from 4-5pm. Pack 100 backpacks with weekend meals. If you would like to volunteer please email Mrs.Braithwaite at braithwaitec at district65.net. We are seeking volunteers every 2nd and 4th Thursday until May, 2017. For more information on Blessings in a Backpack please click here.
Cope is a community network of volunteers who are housed at individual Evanston schools. The mission is to provide assistance for Evanston families who have needs related to sustenance, safety or shelter.
Courtney Lyons is the COPE representative at Oakton. One of the things that COPE does is a monthly grocery program. If you are interested in helping out regularly or even one time, please e-mail Courtney at courtneylyonsbrown at gmail dot com
Teacher Appreciation Week
Helpers are very welcomed to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week the first week of May. Please contact Ellen Durston at ellen_almer at yahoo.com if you would like to volunteer.