It's the Spirit that Counts!

Volunteer Opportunities

Room Parents Needed for the  
2015-16 School Year  

Thank you so much to everyone who volunteered to be a Room Parent during the last school year. We need volunteers for each classroom from K- 8th grade and for ancillary classes:  library, art, science and foreign language.   

While room parent's primary responsibilities are determined in consultation with each teacher, below are general guidelines:

  • Complete an email & phone contact list for your classroom
  • Serve as a resource for classroom parents/act as a liaison between the classroom teacher & parents;
  • Reach out to new classroom families & include them on email communications; 
  • Solicit volunteers & donations for classroom activities as requested by the teacher; 
  • Answer school-related questions for classroom parents; and
  • Communicate pertinent school/classroom news & volunteer opportunities to parents.

If you're interested in being a room parent or co-parent coordinator, contact Kavita Rao to apply. 

Help Wanted! 
The Skinner Communications Team Needs Volunteers

As readers of the Skinner newsletter and, you have told us how important and valuable communication is to you and your family.  We've heard your voice and want to continue to deliver the information you need and want, but we need your help in order to continue to do so!

The Communications team is looking for the following volunteers on a part-time rotational basis as:

- Newsletter writers

- Website administrators

- Social media administrators 

We also are seeking general volunteers to attend meetings and offer ideas - no experience necessary!  

Interested or have a question? Please contact 

Linda King at



Mark T. Skinner West Elementary School
1260 W Adams St., Chicago, IL 60607
Tel: 773-534-7790

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