As a small community that wants to achieve great things, we rely on parent volunteers to give their time, talent, or treasure to help make our community events a success.
All volunteers, regardless of their interaction with students, at St. Joseph Montessori School must complete a Protecting God’s Children class through the Diocese of Columbus as well as complete a FBI/BCI background check before volunteering at the school.
Aside from volunteering at our events, the school is always in need of friendly volunteers to help in the office and school library. Office support can be in person or from home. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Melanie Steadman.
St. Joseph Montessori School asks that all parents volunteer for one of our two major events.
Winter Festival - Saturday, December 7, 2019
Our big winter celebration has become a time-honored tradition at SJMS. It’s always a fun community event for everyone near and dear to our school! This is the Family Association’s largest fundraiser and requires a lot of volunteers. We need your help to make this event possible, sign up today to help support our planning committee and/or the event.
SJMS Annual Spring Gala, Leap Into Montessori - Saturday, February 29, 2020
The Spring Gala is our school’s largest fundraiser. This lovely evening includes cocktails, dinner, a program, and silent and live auctions featuring amazing items such as weekend getaways, unique experiences, tickets to sporting events, gift cards to local restaurants, and much more. Each classroom also creates a unique art project that is auctioned off. We need a lot of volunteers to make this event a success. Please sign up to help on our planning committee and at the event itself!
We also ask that all parents volunteer for at least one of our other events:
SJMS Fall Family Fun Night - September 20 from 4:00-9:00 pm
Celebrate fall and celebrate community! Join the Family Association on the SJMS playground for an enjoyable evening of fun, food, and fellowship. There will be food trucks, games, and a family-friendly movie on the lawn at dusk. We need a few friendly volunteers to make this event possible.
Mum Sale Distribution - Wednesday, October 2, 2019
We need a few friendly volunteers to help unload mums when they arrive at the school and then assist with distribution during carpool.
Book Fairs - October 7-11 and April 20-24
The Family Association hosts two book fairs each year. We need volunteers to help during the morning and afternoon to allow families to shop and purchase books for their students. Sign up and volunteer at the Fall Book Fair or Spring Book Fair.
Alumni Brunch - November 2, 2019
Sign up to support our First Annual Alumni Brunch. We need 5 friendly volunteers to make the event a success!
Poinsettia & Wreath Distribution - December 4 & 5, 2019
We need a few friendly volunteers to help unload poinsettias and wreaths when they arrive at the school and then assist with distribution during carpool.
Cookies & Carols - Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Do you love baking? This is the perfect opportunity to share your talents with the SJMS community. Please sign up to bring cookies for our Cookies & Carols events on December 18. Please bring a minimum of 2 dozen cookies.
Interest Fair Judges - Thursday, February 20, 2020
Interest Fair is an extremely special event for our students. We need 90 judges to judge student presentations. Judges will be invited to dinner and a short training session beginning at 5:00 pm before judging starts at 6:00 pm. This is a great opportunity for Children’s House parents to see what our older students are working on. Parents with students in Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, and Middle School are not eligible to serve as a judge. Please volunteer to support Interest Fair.
Grandfriends Day - Friday, April 24, 2020
Grandfriends’ Day is a special time for grandparents and/or special friends to come visit students at SJMS and get a glimpse of what our their days are like. Please sign up to volunteer at this event.
Annual Walk-a-thon - Friday, May 1
This is a walk-a-thon around school grounds to raise additional funds for a different need within our SJMS community each year. This is a really fun volunteer opportunity, please sign up to help.